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New York Times, Saturday, October 15, 2011

Letter before lima in the NATO phonetic alphabet

Author:
Joon Pahk
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 27 Missing: {JQWXY} This is puzzle # 16 for Mr. pahk.
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© 2011, The New York Times10/15/11 ( No. 22,621 )
Across
1
Bibelot : KNICKKNACK
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Overweening : SMUG
15
It really sucks : VAMPIREBAT
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1997 Home Run Derby champion Martinez : TINO
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One-way flights? : ESCALATORS
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Not again : ONCE
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1973 Nobel Peace Prize decliner Le Duc ___ : THO
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Singular : OUTRE
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Has to repeat, maybe : FAILS
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Get the best of : CULL
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Rodin's thinker? : TETE
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Germany's University of Duisburg-___ : ESSEN
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Wore : HADON
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Like depleted uranium : DENSE
30
Lao-___ : TSU
31
House party? : POL
33
One who's got no hope : DEADMEAT
35
Frito-Lay product : CHEETOS
39
Sets at ease : DISARMS
40
Island state in a 1964 merger : ZANZIBAR
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Explorer's need : LOG
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Places for cutters, for short : ORS
44
Star : CELEB
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Try to bite : NIPAT
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What a mail carrier might use in self-defense? : LANCE
52
___ Nordegren, ex-wife of Tiger Woods : ELIN
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They're counted at meals: Abbr. : CALS
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Growls : GNARS
56
Cousin of a cutter : SLOOP
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Nasdaq listing: Abbr. : STK
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Minotaur, e.g. : OGRE
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"You said it!" : AMENTOTHAT
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Formally appeals : SUES
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Malady that typically worsens in the spring : SENIORITIS
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You need only scrape the surface to get it : ZEST
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1940 cartoon in which Woody Woodpecker debuted : KNOCKKNOCK
Down
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Beef producer? : KVETCH
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Home of Daniel Webster College : NASHUA
3
"Brrr!" : IMCOLD
4
Reviewer of books : CPA
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Letter before lima in the NATO phonetic alphabet : KILO
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Dog topper : KRAUT
7
Cleared : NETTED
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Decided not to run : ABORTED
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Went without control : CAREENED
10
Gold meas. : KTS
11
Sides of some ancient temples : STOAS
12
Tend : MINISTER
13
Steely-gazed pointer : UNCLESAM
14
Flips : GOESNUTS
21
Consumes : FEEDSON
23
Funny George : LOPEZ
27
Classifieds, e.g. : NOTICES
29
Whiz : SAIL
32
Gray area? : LOBE
34
"It's ___!" : MAGIC
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Leon ___, McKinley's assassin : CZOLGOSZ
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Vituperation : HARANGUE
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Catches up : ENSNARES
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They do better when they close early : SALESMEN
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Chile ___ (Mexican dish) : RELLENO
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Superhuman, in a way : BIONIC
47
Afghani tongue : PASHTO
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Language family including Mongolian : ALTAIC
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"You shouldn't have" : TSKTSK
51
Waveform maximum : CREST
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Unacceptable : NOTOK
57
Chops in a kitchen : PORK
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"Don't ___" : ASK
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When repeated, hero of children's lit : TIN

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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