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New York Times, Friday, January 6, 2012

Author:
David Steinberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Steinberg

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 33 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Steinberg. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0106 ( 22,704 )
Across
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Company whose jobs are often changing? : JIFFYLUBE
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Working group : STAFF
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Got to the bottom of : UNRAVELED
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It takes a bow at a musical performance : CELLO
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1958 Buddy Holly hit : MAYBEBABY
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"Guaranteed relief every time" sloganeer : EXLAX
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Historic leader? : PRE
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"Dove ___" (Mozart aria) : SONO
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Thing : ENTITY
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Poetic contraction : EER
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Kind of strip : NOPEST
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Workers' org. founded by Samuel Gompers : AFL
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Farriers' tools : RASPS
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Letters signifying quality brandy : VSOP
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Grant-giving org. : NEA
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Musical with the song "Written in the Stars" : AIDA
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Said "There, there" to, say : SOLACED
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It makes the Statue of Liberty green : PATINA
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Guarantee : SURETY
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Very excited : ATINGLE
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The so-called Island of the Gods : BALI
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Head for the hills : LAM
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One can be tall : TALE
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Jerry or Jerry Lee : LEWIS
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Seine sight : ILE
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Rappers' covers : DORAGS
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Sign : INK
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Lane on Broadway : NATHAN
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Attack : GOAT
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Telephone trio : GHI
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Against a thing, at law : INREM
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2010 Ke$ha chart-topper with a creatively spelled five-word title : WERWHOWER
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Clichéd : STALE
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Series of Nintendo games : MARIOKART
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Certain 49-Down : MAXIS
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Watersheds : DRAINAGES
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18-footer, maybe : JUMPER
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Measured two-dimensionally : INAREA
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Chickens for dinner : FRYERS
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"Marvy!" : FAB
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Surrealist Tanguy : YVES
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Simon of Duran Duran : LEBON
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Russian ballerina Galina : ULANOVA
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Gets into Monk music : BEBOPS
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Eponym of a frozen food : EDY
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It may be picked up in the woods : SCENT
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Do a driver's no-no : TEXT
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Axis, e.g. : ALLIANCE
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Condition known medically as pes planus : FLATFEET
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1967 hit with the lyric "You know you're a cute little heartbreaker" : FOXYLADY
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Wife, in Juárez : ESPOSA
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Sister of Helios : EOS
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Sibling, at times? : PAIN
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Sound really good : SING
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007 player : DALTON
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Put to sleep : LULL
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Auto racer Luyendyk : ARIE
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"Refudiate," e.g. : PALINISM
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Mythical runner : ATALANTA
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1990s series initially set in the year 2193 : TIMETRAX
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Place for a plug : EAR
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Mild Irish oath : BEGORRA
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Nike competitor : LAGEAR
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Move to and fro : WIGWAG
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Belong : INHERE
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Women's wear : SKIRTS
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Women : DAMES
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2005 horror sequel : SAWII
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Prefix with port : HELI
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Fund-raising suffix : THON
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Iraq war subject, briefly : WMD
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Volga tributary : OKA

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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