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New York Times, Saturday, January 3, 2015

Poet Howard who wrote "A Primer of the Daily Round"

Author:
Sam Ezersky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 28 Missing: {JQWX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 16 for Mr. Ezersky.
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© 2015, The New York Times1/3/15 ( No. 23,797 )
Across
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Bollix : BOTCH
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Rough selection? : SEVENIRON
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1975 Golden Globe winner : RHODA
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Merry Men member : ALANADALE
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Marty Robbins's "___ the Lucky One" : AINTI
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One doing 40+? : FULLTIMER
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Speech closing? : IFY
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They're laid down in shipyards : KEELS
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Notice after the expiration date? : OBIT
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"Uh, yeah!" : NODOUBT
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___ Rebellion (colonial uprising) : BACONS
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Just for Men target : GRAY
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Incidentally : BYTHEBY
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Auntie Mame's secretary : AGNES
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Rear of a disco? : BOOTY
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"___ Jeunes de Paris" (recurring "S.N.L." sketch) : LES
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Munchie often dipped in marinara : MOZZARELLASTICK
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Info for air traffic control : ETA
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Like some carpets and autumn leaves : PILED
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Classic Harlem ballroom, with "the" : SAVOY
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Feature of many a convertible or Jeep : SOFTTOP
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Hinge : RELY
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"The Return of Doctor X" star, 1939 : BOGART
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Poet Howard who wrote "A Primer of the Daily Round" : NEMEROV
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Aéroports de Paris manages it : ORLY
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Kofi Annan's home : GHANA
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Before now : AGO
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Ball carriers : TOYSTORES
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Completely fixed : REDID
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Its last model was the 1941 Skylark : HUPMOBILE
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Dean's "East of Eden" role : TRASK
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Eschewing a higher calling? : ATHEISTIC
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Maker of iComfort : SERTA
Down
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Crossword, e.g. : BRAINGAME
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"Oops, that had escaped me" : OHIFORGOT
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Boxer-turned-sitcom star : TONYDANZA
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Setting for Twins games: Abbr. : CDT
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Traditional three-liner : HAIKU
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Ejection protection : SAFETYBELT
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Month in which Creation began, by tradition : ELUL
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Triple-time dance, in Durango : VALS
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Size up?: Abbr. : ENL
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Phillie foe : NAT
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Senselessness : IDIOCY
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No wuss : RAMBO
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Liquid part of fat : OLEIN
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"Shoot!" : NERTS
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Leave shore, perhaps : EBB
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Cry for attention : OYEZ
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Test letter? : BETA
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It's unfathomable : ABYSS
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Flat sign : TOLET
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"Whoa, whoa!" : HOLDONASEC
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Taste : SAPOR
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Real-time storm tracker : LIVERADAR
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One concerned with invasive species : ECOLOGIST
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Liquor with the slogan "West of Expected" : SKYYVODKA
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Major fault : RIFT
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Something discounted at a deli? : TARE
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Argument-ending declaration : SAYSME
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One with a signature role? : PEN
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De Klerk succeeded him : BOTHA
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"In ___?" : OROUT
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Rosetta Stone figure : GLYPH
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Trading places : MARTS
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Clench : GRIT
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Start to ski? : HELI
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"Vous," informally : TOI
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Special delivery figs.? : OBS
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Ahead of, once : ERE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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