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New York Times, Saturday, January 28, 2012

One of the subjects of the best-selling '02 book "The Conquerors"

Author:
Barry C. Silk
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Barry C. Silk

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 30 Missing: {FJVXZ} This is puzzle # 62 for Mr. Silk. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York Times1/28/12 ( No. 22,726 )
Across
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Concern for a dermatologist : LUMP
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They often come with eggs : HASHBROWNS
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Catalan article : UNES
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What cuts power in half? : SQUAREROOT
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Sheila's welcome : GDAY
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Opposite of "dissuaded from" : TALKEDINTO
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Coulee : GULCH
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Messed up : BLEW
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Roster curtailer: Abbr. : ETAL
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Product of some decay : ALPHARAY
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Non-Hollywood, say : INDIE
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Bit of wet-weather wear : GALOSH
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Packed things : PISTOLS
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Touchdown letters : ETA
30
Something stuck in a freezer? : POPSICLE
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Five in the ninth inning? : ENS
35
Step : NOTCH
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Prefix with 11-Down : DIS
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Signs near a teller's window, maybe : ENDORSES
42
Some proctors, briefly : TAS
44
Of the essence : CRUCIAL
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Silverwing flier : CESSNA
49
Prepare to send some mail : LOGON
50
Route through a park, maybe : BIKEPATH
52
The toe of a boot? : OMAN
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Schnapps choice : PEAR
55
Declamation stations : PODIA
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Many a crash cushion at a construction zone : SANDBARREL
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Get 44-Down : NEAR
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Affection : ENDEARMENT
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Bananas : GAGA
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Civil engineering vehicle : ROADGRADER
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School in the Piedmont region : ELON
Down
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It's checked before taking off : LUGGAGE
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Ripple : UNDULATE
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Dieter's design : MEALPLAN
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Like many horror flick characters : PSYCHO
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One of the subjects of the best-selling '02 book "The Conquerors" : HST
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King Hussein Airport locale : AQABA
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Disgrace : SULLY
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Cod relative : HAKE
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Java, for one : BREW
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Like the Phillies' caps : RED
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Word with career or goal : ORIENTED
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Falls short : WONTDO
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Manx trait : NOTAIL
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Some ermines : STOLES
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Securing device : HASP
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Her help was solicited in a hit song : RHONDA
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P.R., e.g. : ISL
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P.R. releases : PICS
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Passing comment at a poker table : ICHECK
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Shared funds : POOL
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Symphonic score abbr. : STR
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Backed up : SECONDED
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"Sold!" : ITSADEAL
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Universidad de las Américas site : SANTIAGO
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"Children of the Albatross" novelist : NIN
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Osmose : SEEP
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Like much of Niger : SAHARAN
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Not so remote : CLOSER
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Swiss alternative : ROMANO
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Big coffee exporter : UGANDA
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Quick and thorough learner : SPONGE
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Like some canine teeth : BARED
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Daughter of Zeus and Themis : IRENE
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"The Incredibles" family name : PARR
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Aretha's Grammy-nominated sister : ERMA
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Bit of 1-Down : BAG
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Photocopier abbr. : LTR

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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