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New York Times, Thursday, January 26, 2012

Africa's Lake ___, body of water in four countries

Author:
Alan Arbesfeld
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 97 for Mr. Arbesfeld.
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© 2012, The New York Times1/26/12 ( No. 22,724 )
Across
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Africa's Lake ___, body of water in four countries : CHAD
5
Changes, in a way : ADAPTS
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Fingers : IDS
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Many a staffer : AIDE
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Moore who wrote "A Gate at the Stairs" : LORRIE
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Goose egg : NIL
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Private quarters in a stable? : STALLFORONE
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New Deal inits. : TVA
20
Court site, with "The" : HAGUE
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Dole : METE
22
"Could we get started, please ..." : AHEM
23
Dallas tourists, perhaps? : TEXASSTRANGERS
26
URL ender : EDU
27
Noisy : AROAR
28
"Looky here!" : OHO
31
What may give you the business? : CNBC
34
Old line in Russia : TSARS
37
Name for a bachelorette party performer? : JACKTHESTRIPPER
41
Announcement that comes from an envelope : OSCAR
42
Place for a bloom : VASE
43
Meas. of ground gained or lost : YDS
44
Horseshoe-shaped lab item : UTUBE
46
What may come from a sock? : BAM
49
Vacation spot for some who stop working? : STRIKERSISLAND
55
Utter : PURE
56
"I'm ___" (Bo Diddley song) : AMAN
57
Classic theater : ODEON
59
Result of bringing someone home, for short : RBI
60
Not saluting for quite some time? : STILLATEASE
62
Velvet finish? : EEN
63
Attaches, in a way : PINSON
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Pac-12 team : UTES
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Bit of work : ERG
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Very early : ATDAWN
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Mail : POST
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Certain incentive : CASH
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Try to punch : HITAT
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Saw : ADAGE
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Top-of-the-line : DELUXE
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1980s sitcom filmed with a puppet : ALF
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Renders hopeless : DOOMS
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Stop over in Paris? : ARRET
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Extends : PROTRACTS
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Musical liability : TINEAR
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Date : SEE
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Getting help of a sort : INTHERAPY
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One going under : DIVER
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Really bad-mouths : SLAMS
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Alchemy material : LEAD
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Clearly stunned : AGASP
24
Word before or after "as" : SUCH
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"Don't look at me!" : NOTI
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Facial feature for Felipe : OJO
29
Harbors : HAS
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Going on : OCCURRING
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"Forget it!" : NEVERMIND
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Big inits. in camping : BSA
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Embarrassed : RED
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Alums-to-be: Abbr. : SRS
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Actress Holmes : KATIE
39
W.W. II Pacific battle site : TRUK
40
Civil War fighters : REBS
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"Take a hike!" : BEATIT
47
Plenty : ALOT
48
Reconciled : MADEUP
49
Tear : SPREE
50
Yam, e.g. : TUBER
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It's often made with peppers and onions : SALSA
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Like trucks going up or down a steep hill : INLOW
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"Swell!" : NEATO
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Doctor's orders : DOSES
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Fit (in) : NEST
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Kind of treatment : SPA
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Cape ___ : ANN

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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