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New York Times, Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Author:
Will Nediger
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Will Nediger

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {Z} Spans: 1 Scrabble average: 1.90 This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Nediger. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 0130 ( 23,094 )

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Across
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Muscles strengthened by squats : QUADS
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Shul attendees : JEWS
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Easy-to-spread cheese : BRIE
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Zac of "High School Musical" : EFRON
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"Don't worry about me" : IMOK
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Course list : MENU
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Coming on to a patient, perhaps? : DOCTORNONO
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Way off : AFAR
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Piltdown man, for one : HOAX
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Deny membership to skater Starbuck? : BANJOJO
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Agree to : ACCEPT
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Kedrova of "Zorba the Greek" : LILA
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Genre that includes freestyling : RAP
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Up time : BOOM
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Cyberspace 'zine : EMAG
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Less-than sign's keymate : COMMA
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First name in scat : ELLA
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"Make my ___!" : DAY
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Shiverer's sound : BRR
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Dictator's directive at a dance club? : LETMYPEOPLEGOGO
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Seek pocket change, say : BEG
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Itinerary word : VIA
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Close to closed : AJAR
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"Taras Bulba" author : GOGOL
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Marijuana, informally : WEED
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Seeker of illicit 48-Across : NARC
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Hollywood's Gardner : AVA
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Cowardly Lion portrayer : LAHR
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New York site of Mark Twain's grave : ELMIRA
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Bad-mouth designer Chanel? : DISCOCO
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"Mon ___!" : DIEU
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Radio City's architectural style : DECO
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"Strive for medium quality on this one"? : MAKEITSOSO
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Cheese that doesn't spoil : EDAM
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Painter Nolde : EMIL
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Muslim woman's veil : HIJAB
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Idiot : DOPE
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Onion rings, e.g. : SIDE
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Potentially dangerous strain : ECOLI
Down
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Proof letters : QED
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Area 51 craft, supposedly : UFO
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Part of a curve : ARC
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Dance to Tito Puente, say : DOTHEMAMBO
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Buttinsky : SNOOP
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Give bad luck : JINX
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Rock subgenre : EMO
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Hit the jackpot : WONBIG
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Toast word : SKOAL
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Key using all the black keys: Abbr. : BMAJ
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Go straight : REFORM
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Facing big trouble : INAJAM
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Moon of Jupiter : EUROPA
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Suitable for most audiences : RATEDPG
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Decorative inlay material : NACRE
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First fratricide victim : ABEL
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Nat or Natalie : COLE
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Gelding-to-be, maybe : COLT
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Break between flights : LAYOVER
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Fannie ___ : MAE
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Sunday hymn accompaniment : ORGANMUSIC
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2002 sequel starring Wesley Snipes : BLADEII
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Mello ___ (soft drink) : YELLO
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Budget chart shape : PIE
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City near Santa Barbara : OJAI
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Teri of "Tootsie" : GARR
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Ocean predator : ORCA
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Traipsed (about) : GADDED
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City of northern Spain : OVIEDO
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Often-removed car part : GASCAP
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Amnesiac's question : WHOAMI
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Topmost points : ACMES
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Hades' river of forgetfulness : LETHE
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Command to Fido : COME
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Editorial strike-out : DELE
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Give a ribbing : KID
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Spanish eye : OJO
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___ ammoniac : SAL
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Geisha's accessory : OBI

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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