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New York Times, Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Nickname of the dictator who said "I know the Haitian people because I am the Haitian people"

Author:
José Chardiet
Editor:
Will Shortz
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José Chardiet

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {Q} Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzles This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Chardiet. NYT links: Across Lite
Notepad: The answers to the 12 starred clues have something in common. What is it?
Jim Horne notes:

The answers to the 12 starred clues start with abbreviations for the months of the year, in order.

1
J
2
A
3
N
4
E
5
T
6
S
7
L
8
A
9
B
10
R
11
A
12
T
13
I
N
A
H
E
A
14
P
15
F
E
B
R
E
Z
E
16
M
A
R
S
A
L
A
17
A
P
R
O
P
O
S
18
S
T
P
19
K
E
A
20
P
21
S
22
S
23
T
24
S
A
25
B
E
R
26
M
27
G
28
M
29
T
30
A
H
Y
E
31
S
32
D
A
D
33
M
A
Y
E
R
34
J
U
N
C
T
35
I
O
N
36
S
I
E
R
R
A
37
A
T
E
38
J
A
C
K
39
S
O
N
40
A
I
G
41
M
O
R
42
M
O
N
43
J
U
L
I
44
E
T
T
E
45
A
U
G
I
E
46
J
O
N
47
S
T
E
E
D
48
S
T
Y
X
49
C
O
B
R
50
A
51
E
D
D
Y
52
N
O
N
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O
R
54
E
55
S
56
E
57
P
58
H
O
R
A
59
O
C
T
60
O
61
M
62
O
63
M
64
N
O
V
O
T
E
S
65
F
E
R
T
I
L
E
66
L
E
C
T
E
R
67
D
E
C
L
A
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© 2010, The New York Times10/12/10 ( No. 22,253 )

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Across
1
*Reno and 38-Across, for two : JANETS
7
Maze runner : LABRAT
13
All piled up : INAHEAP
15
*Procter & Gamble deodorizer : FEBREZE
16
*Sweet Italian wine : MARSALA
17
*Fitting : APROPOS
18
Indy initials : STP
19
Mauna ___ : KEA
20
Cheater's utterance : PSST
24
Cavalry blade : SABER
26
Band with the 2008 song "Electric Feel" : MGMT
30
"It's all coming back to me now" : AHYES
32
Parental palindrome : DAD
33
*The second "M" of MGM : MAYER
34
*Roundabout, for one : JUNCTION
36
___ Nevada : SIERRA
37
Downed : ATE
38
See 1-Across : JACKSON
40
Bailed-out co. in 2009 news : AIG
41
Latter-day Saint : MORMON
43
*Actress Lewis of "Natural Born Killers" : JULIETTE
45
*Hanna-Barbera's ___ Doggie : AUGIE
46
Stewart of "The Daily Show" : JON
47
Knight's need : STEED
48
Dead river? : STYX
49
Mongoose's foe : COBRA
51
Small vortex : EDDY
52
Stop start? : NON
53
Lode deposit : ORE
55
*Cosmetics chain whose name comes from the Greek for "beauty" : SEPHORA
59
*Nadya Suleman, mother of 14, familiarly : OCTOMOM
64
*Nays : NOVOTES
65
Productive : FERTILE
66
Hannibal of "The Silence of the Lambs" : LECTER
67
*Remove nails from : DECLAW
Down
1
Halpert of "The Office" : JIM
2
Santa ___ : ANA
3
Not wide: Abbr. : NAR
4
Canadian query closers : EHS
5
Oolong and others : TEAS
6
Puts (away), as for safekeeping : SALTS
7
Outcast : LEPER
8
Start of a spell : ABRA
9
Dude : BRO
10
Workout unit : REP
11
___ dye : AZO
12
Parisian possessive : TES
14
Nickname of the dictator who said "I know the Haitian people because I am the Haitian people" : PAPADOC
15
Like some U.F.O. sightings : FAKED
20
Sleepers : PAJAMAS
21
Game in which only one team scores : SHUTOUT
22
Working well together : SYNERGY
23
Private eye : TEC
25
Heist of a sort : BANKJOB
26
Fannie ___ : MAE
27
Did the watusi, e.g. : GYRATED
28
Deserved : MERITED
29
"Coriolanus" or "Richard III" : TRAGEDY
31
Missouri city, informally : STJOE
33
Some skirts : MINIS
35
Actor Holm : IAN
36
G string? : SOL
39
Car option that slides open : SUNROOF
42
Mingle : MIX
44
Summer on the Seine : ETE
46
Pop's ___ Brothers : JONAS
49
Apple implement : CORER
50
Rainbowlike : ARCED
52
Part of a melody : NOTE
54
Raison d'___ : ETRE
55
"___ Digital Shorts" : SNL
56
Want ad abbr. : EOE
57
Common pipe material, briefly : PVC
58
Trendy : HOT
60
Like some stocks, for short : OTC
61
1,000 G's : MIL
62
Suffix with pay or plug : OLA
63
Cat call : MEW

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

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