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New York Times, Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Author:
Doug Peterson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Doug Peterson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 35 Missing: {QWZ} This is puzzle # 22 for Mr. Peterson. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0131 ( 22,729 )
Across
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Take down ___ (humble) : APEG
5
Finds common ground : AGREES
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In days past : AGO
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La Scala headliner : DIVA
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Spitting image : DOUBLE
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Chicken ___ : POX
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Newspaper puzzle with anagrams : DAILYJUMBLE
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Sourdough alternative : RYE
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End a hug : UNCLASP
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Neighbor of an Iraqi : SYRIAN
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"The Chosen" author Chaim : POTOK
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Genteel gathering : TEA
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Source of the Beverly Hillbillies' wealth : OIL
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MP3 player that weighs less than an ounce : IPODSHUFFLE
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Seed on a bun : SESAME
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Island instrument, briefly : UKE
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Stunt plane maneuver : LOOP
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Appease : PLACATE
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Album's first half : SIDEONE
43
Ungrammatical contraction : AINT
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Lead-in to a big day : EVE
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Kind of magazine : GIRLIE
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Frenzied rush : MADSCRAMBLE
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"I shoulda known that!" : DUH
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Snooker stick : CUE
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Unvoiced : TACIT
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Elton John collaborator Bernie : TAUPIN
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Just O.K. : AVERAGE
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Appear in print : RUN
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Tart powdered drink preparation : LEMONADEMIX
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Filled up on : ATE
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Chilean novelist Allende : ISABEL
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River through St. Petersburg : NEVA
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Informal greetings : YOS
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Take big steps : STRIDE
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Pub offerings : ALES
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Seem logical : ADDUP
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Alicia Keys's instrument : PIANO
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Boot out : EVICT
4
Vintner Ernest or Julio : GALLO
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Sm., med. and lg., e.g. : ADJS
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Approach : GOUPTO
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___ and Coke : RUM
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Flow's partner : EBB
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Corner shapes : ELLS
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"So long!" : SEEYOU
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Victim of a springtime hoax : APRILFOOL
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"The Naked Maja" painter : GOYA
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Plow-pulling pair : OXEN
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City southeast of Seattle : YAKIMA
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Ransacker : RIFLER
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University URL ender : EDU
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Makes inquiries : ASKS
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Noted pumpkin eater : PETER
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Katherine of "Knocked Up" : HEIGL
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Actress Anderson : LONI
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Sport with lunges : EPEE
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Unsolicited e-mail : SPAM
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"Viva Zapata!" director Kazan : ELIA
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Windblown formations : SANDDUNES
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Is a brat : ACTSUP
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Removal from harm's way, for short : EVAC
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Followed a downsizing plan? : DIETED
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Ostrich look-alike : EMU
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Spicy cook-off dishes : CHILIS
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Conked with a pitch : BEANED
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Madison Square Garden, e.g. : ARENA
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Caravan beast : CAMEL
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"Enough!" : IGIVE
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State with a panhandle : TEXAS
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Highchair feature : TRAY
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Prius, for one : AUTO
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Digs in twigs : NEST
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Low-lying region : VALE
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Scuff, e.g. : MAR
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Geisha's sash : OBI

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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