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New York Times, Saturday, January 7, 2012

It prevents things from becoming 43-Across

Author:
Joe Krozel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joe Krozel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 64, Blocks: 19 Missing: {GJKQZ} Spans: 8, (4 double stacks) Average word length: 6.44 This is puzzle # 51 for Mr. Krozel. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York Times1/7/12 ( No. 22,705 )
Across
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Like many a fairy tale princess : RESCUED
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Craft with one mast and one sail : CATBOAT
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Offering for continuing education : EXTENSIONCOURSE
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Totally gone : DEADASADOORNAIL
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"___ I might ..." : TRYAS
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Pretend : LETON
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Papua New Guinea port : LAE
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One with a glazed-over expression? : ICER
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Plant related to pepper : BETEL
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Places for shooting stars : SETS
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Finished : DID
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They've been splintered : SECTS
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Boiling point at Roman baths? : CCXII
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Number tossed out : ESTIMATE
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Glacial pinnacles : SERACS
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Longtime "Guiding Light" actress Beth : EHLERS
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Hellenistic-era galley : BIREME
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Is offensive, in a way : SMELLS
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Lost it : WENTWILD
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Left unsaid : TACIT
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Waterwheel parts : VANES
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Learning the ropes : NEW
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Depression specialist's subj. : ECON
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Fix : DESEX
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Bullfighter's cloak : CAPA
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Vietnam's Dien Bien ___ : PHU
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Lacking : OUTOF
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Like some uncared-for closets : MOTHY
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Mudslinger, say : DIRTYPOLITICIAN
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Lacked any supervision : ANSWEREDTONOONE
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Strawberry, for example : DEEPRED
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Voiced letters : SONANTS
Down
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Potential beach closer : REDTIDE
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Aid in scaling down? : EXERCISEMACHINE
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Hung in there : STAYEDTHECOURSE
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It prevents things from becoming 43-Across : CEDAR
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Some, in Seville : UNAS
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Southern leader? : ESS
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Southern and such : DIALECTS
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Hundreds : CNOTES
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"___ Million" (Nathanael West novel) : ACOOL
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Like some muscles and tendons : TORN
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Frank's place : BUN
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Taxing educational hurdle : ORALEXAMINATION
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One traveling around India with a trunk : ASIATICELEPHANT
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Progress by intelligent design : TELESIS
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Proust's Parisian courtesan : ODETTE
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Campout dangers : BEARS
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One whose head is turned : SCREW
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Take the lead from? : SMELT
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Roll of candy : CERTS
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Wack, in hip-hop : ILLIN
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Blockage-busting brand : SINEX
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Job-hunting consideration : BENEFITS
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Pop from a different line : STEPDAD
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Lacked in freshness : WASOLD
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Hockey player Roloson and wrestler Johnson : DWAYNES
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Like pocketed bills : VETOED
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Barbizon School painter Jules : DUPRE
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Brown shade : COCOA
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Court hearing : OYER
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Brooklyn Park setting: Abbr. : MINN
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Municipal div. : TWP
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Before-long link : TOO

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle.

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