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New York Times, Sunday, January 27, 2013

Metals giant in the Dow Jones industrial average

Author:
Jeff Chen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 131, Blocks: 77 Missing: {J} This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Chen. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2013, The New York Times1/27/13 ( No. 23,091 )
Across
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Break in poetry : CAESURA
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Costumed animal, perhaps : MASCOT
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Something media executives keep an eye on? : CBSTV
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The hare, notably : ALSORAN
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One on the verge of croaking? : TADPOLE
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Prompt again : RECUE
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Allowed aboard : LETONTO
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Molecules in natural gas : ETHANES
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Acrobat developer : ADOBE
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Chains : IRONS
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"Take that!" : SOTHERE
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Egg-sorting device : SIZER
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Offense that's provoked by lurid news : COPYCATCRIME
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"Fine, have it your way!" : VERYWELL
35
Davis of "I'm Not Rappaport" : OSSIE
37
Mom-and-pop orgs. : PTAS
38
Salty stream : TEARS
40
Aforementioned : SAID
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New England seafood staple : SCROD
43
Author who wrote about frontier life : WILLACATHER
45
Vehicle that's out of this world? : STARSHIP
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Person on tap? : BARKEEP
51
Cold war fighters : MIGS
52
Shred : IOTA
53
Villain in many a fairy tale : EVILQUEEN
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Winged : ALATE
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Salon request : BLOWDRY
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27-Down predators : EELS
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Diamond unit : CARAT
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Water park feature : SLIDE
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Sowed one's wild oats : TOMCATTED
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___-dozen : DIMEA
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Metals giant in the Dow Jones industrial average : ALCOA
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Monterrey cheddar? : PESO
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Sanitariums : ASYLUMS
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Chaise scene? : PATIO
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Villain in many an action movie : TERRORIST
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Darkens : DIMS
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___ mater : ALMA
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Paparazzi payer : TABLOID
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Biblical resting spot : MTARARAT
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Base of Asti wine : MUSCATGRAPE
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Sandwich spec : ONRYE
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First responders, for short : EMTS
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Pop's pop : GRAMP
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Where the Mets once met : SHEA
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Back-to-back competitions? : DUELS
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ETs : SPACEMEN
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Dominatrix's wear : LATEXCATSUIT
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Sampling : TASTE
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___ Sea, body of water north of Norway : BARENTS
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In itself : PERSE
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Really hurts : MAIMS
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More poker-faced : STONIER
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Show time : AIRDATE
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Act impulsively, as young lovers : ELOPE
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Without any oomph : TIREDLY
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More dirty, as Santa's boots : SOOTIER
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He wrote "One Step Forward, Two Steps Back" : LENIN
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Dramatist Sean : OCASEY
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Swaddles : ENFOLDS
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It may be spotted in a pet store : CALICO
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Last Oldsmobiles : ALEROS
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Hinders : ESTOPS
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Wife of Woody : SOONYI
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Fancy flower holders : URNS
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The Pied Piper of Hamelin, e.g. : RATCATCHER
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Years abroad : ANOS
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"Misty" crooner : MATHIS
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Leigh Hunt poem "Abou Ben ___" : ADHEM
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Middle weights? : SPARETIRES
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Traffic director : CONE
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Cry with an accent : OLE
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Mosaic tiles : TESSERAE
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Screwball character on "The Simpsons" : CRAZYCATLADY
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Moistens, in a way : BEDEWS
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Make the Billboard charts, say : SCOREAHIT
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Unwieldy boat : TUB
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Victorian leader? : VEE
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Foursome : TETRAD
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Ink holders : OCTOPI
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Return address letters? : IRS
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Bonding measurement : VALENCE
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Feudal vassal : LIEGE
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P.M.'s and such: Abbr. : LDRS
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Sigmoid curve : ESS
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In on : PRIVYTO
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Actress Sommer : ELKE
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Cry like a feline : WAUL
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Participants in some rivalries, briefly : SIBS
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Going rate? : TOLL
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Yours, in Ypres : ATOI
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Number-cruncher's numbers : RAWDATA
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Hwy. that ends near La Guardia : BQE
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Word often seen before 3, 4 or 5, but never 1 : PAR
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Precocious Roald Dahl heroine : MATILDA
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Apollo 10's Snoopy, e.g., for short : LEM
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Hero's spot : DELICATESSEN
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Magazine of the National Space Society : ADASTRA
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High-fiber cereal : OATBRAN
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Raptors' home: Abbr. : TOR
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Pioneering conservationist : MUIR
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Watson of the Harry Potter films : EMMA
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Part of T.A.: Abbr. : ASST
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Retirement spot : COT
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Old barnstorming needs : PROPPLANES
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Lake connected to Sandusky Bay : ERIE
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Roll around in the yard? : SOD
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Modern R&R option : STAYCATION
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Well-rounded : PLUMP
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Source of talk, often : AMSTATION
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Jack of old westerns : ELAM
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"My turn" : IMNEXT
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Double agent Aldrich : AMES
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Shakes on : AGREESTO
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Cherry, e.g. : RED
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Master of literary twists : OHENRY
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Sautéed seafood dish : SCAMPI
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Intl. standard : GMT
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Intense, as a gaze : STEELY
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Not fazed by : USEDTO
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Kind of pass for an overseas passenger : EURAIL
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On the stock exchange : LISTED
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Stock units? : STEERS
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Hitch ___ : ARIDE
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When doubled, island near Tahiti : BORA
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Author's encl. : SASE
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Univ. figure : PROF
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"The Producers" producer Brooks : MEL
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It may be represented by "XXX" in the funnies : ALE
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One of the X's in XXX : TIC

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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