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New York Times, Monday, October 12, 2015

Author:
Patrick Merrell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 79, Blocks: 54 Missing: {Q} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 82 for Mr. Merrell. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2015, The New York TimesNo. 1012 ( 24,079 )
Across
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Front of a ship : PROW
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Smart-alecky : SASSY
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___ Ben-Hur : JUDAH
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Volcano's output : LAVA
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Give 10% to the church : TITHE
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Layer in global warming discussions : OZONE
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Antiquing substance : AGER
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Operatic solos : ARIAS
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Word repeated when calling a cat : KITTY
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Where Picture A might be found : NURSERYRHYME
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Preceder of Sept. : AUG
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Rower : OARSMAN
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Rolled sandwich : WRAP
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Baby dog : PUP
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Coin of France or Spain : EURO
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Online commerce : ETAIL
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Goodyear craft : BLIMP
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Picture A ... or, after switching the circled letters and reading the result phonetically, Picture B : APOCKETFULLOFRYE
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Benghazi's land : LIBYA
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Of equal size : ASBIG
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"Guilty" or "not guilty" : PLEA
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Fitting : APT
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City haze : SMOG
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Fox's trait : SLYNESS
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Due-in info : ETA
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Where Picture B might be found : SPACESTATION
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Madison, Monroe or any of four other presidents : JAMES
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Put-down from Donald Trump : LOSER
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Norway's capital : OSLO
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Wise saying : ADAGE
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Kind of leaf on Canada's flag : MAPLE
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Give a face-lift : REDO
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Wrinkle-reducing injection : BOTOX
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Tudor or Art Deco : STYLE
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Look for : SEEK
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Blueprint : PLAN
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Pasta sauce brand : RAGU
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"Your turn," on a walkie-talkie : OVER
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Poland's capital : WARSAW
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1994 sci-fi film turned into a series on Showtime : STARGATE
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Light and open : AIRY
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Blend using a spoon : STIR
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Former Iranian ruler : SHAH
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"Who, me?" reply : YESYOU
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Wild card in a deck : JOKER
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Gun in many an action flick : UZI
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Part of an "i" or "j" : DOT
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Kitchen pest : ANT
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"Psst!" : HEY
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Exultant cry of discovery : EUREKA
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Page in an atlas : MAP
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___-portrait : SELF
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California's ___ Woods : MUIR
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Navy's gridiron rival : ARMY
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Yep's opposite : NOPE
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Small butter portion : PAT
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+ : PLUS
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"___ first you don't succeed ..." : IFAT
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Colombia's capital : BOGOTA
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Tour de France mountains : ALPS
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Capsule alternative : PILL
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Do as one's told : OBEY
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Blue used by a printer : CYAN
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Abbr. on a gym weight : LBS
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Bearer of green fruit : LIMETREE
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Dangerous snake : ASP
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Biblical book of poems : PSALMS
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Florida bigmouths? : GATORS
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English or New Jersey county : ESSEX
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Layer of paint : COAT
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Cable sports award : ESPY
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Bear market order : SELL
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"Ah, that's what you mean" : ISEE
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Ye ___ Shoppe : OLDE
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Cozy corner : NOOK
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Quick punch : JAB
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Hubbub : ADO
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Doorstep "welcomer" : MAT
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A politician might have a big one : EGO

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

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