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New York Times, Thursday, January 6, 2011

Author:
Mike Nothnagel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mike Nothnagel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 35 Missing: {QVZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 43 for Mr. Nothnagel. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 0106 ( 22,339 )
Across
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Thirsty toddler's request : WAWA
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Hurl curse words at? : JINX
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With 65-Across, go against the group ... or what the shaded squares literally do in the answers to the starred clues : BREAK
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Reply suggesting "perhaps" : IMAY
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Big name in PCs : ACER
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Sister of the Biography Channel : AANDE
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*Average national earnings : PERCAPITAINCOME
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Let it all out? : EXHALE
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Mont. neighbor : WYO
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"Hooked on Classics" record company : KTEL
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Era of ___ (period in Notre Dame football history) : ARA
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One who works in feet and meters : POET
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Chamber workers: Abbr. : SENS
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*Capital ENE of Jerusalem : AMMANJORDAN
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Olympic gymnast Paul or Morgan : HAMM
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Something for pairs to enter? : ARK
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Screw up : MISDO
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Organ donation site : EYEBANK
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Genre for the Spice Girls and Oasis : BRITPOP
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"Slow and steady wins the race," e.g. : MORAL
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Poker game memento, maybe : IOU
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Turn around : SLUE
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*Symbol above a 5 : PERCENTSIGN
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Danish kroner, topologically speaking : TORI
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Not look so good? : LEER
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Partner of 40-Down, traffic-wise : HIT
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Nervous as ___ : ACAT
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Pole position holder? : ELF
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Use a portion of, as one song in another : SAMPLE
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*Easter basket treat : MARSHMALLOWPEEP
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Ex-governor Spitzer : ELIOT
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Jerk : YOYO
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Race assignment : LANE
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See 9-Across : RANKS
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Spotted : SEEN
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Ciudad del ___ (second-largest city in Paraguay) : ESTE
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Exhaust, with "out" : WIPE
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Green card, in brief : AMEX
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Medieval close-combat weapon : WARHAMMER
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Bart Simpson catchphrase : AYCARAMBA
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Mock : JAPE
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French "present" : ICI
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Make some connections : NETWORK
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Saw right through? : XRAYED
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Shut out : BAN
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Sets up, as pool balls : RACKS
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Short online message : ENOTE
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Pro pitchers : ADMEN
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Falls (over) : KEELS
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Actor Rickman of the Harry Potter films : ALAN
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Bit : IOTA
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Bill bloater : PORK
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"Excuse me ..." : AHEM
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Lunch spread, often : MAYO
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Qtr. starter : JAN
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Application letters : NMI
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"No sweat ..." : ITSSIMPLE
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Some soup ingredients : SPLITPEAS
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QB Flutie : DOUG
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Place the first bet : OPEN
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2006 Winter Olympics backdrop : ALP
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Orange Free State settler : BOER
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Partner of 53-Across, traffic-wise : RUN
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Penguin's locale : ICEFLOE
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Ca, Co or Cu : ELEM
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Some races : RELAYS
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Get out of the cold? : THAW
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Circus chairperson? : TAMER
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Florida's ___ National Forest : OCALA
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___ to go : RARIN
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"There, there" : ITSOK
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Before you know it : SOON
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Time to give up? : LENT
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Thin blade : EPEE
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Cleveland ___, O. : HTS
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Caustic soda : LYE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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