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New York Times, Monday, October 15, 2012

Author:
Tom Pepper
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Tom Pepper

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FQZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Pepper. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 1015 ( 22,987 )
Across
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Woman in a choir : ALTO
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Scribbled, say : WROTE
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One piece of a three-piece suit : VEST
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Lav : JOHN
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"Horrible" comic strip character : HAGAR
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Sound in a long hallway : ECHO
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Golden ___ (senior) : AGER
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Tennis champ Agassi : ANDRE
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Provoke : GOAD
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Neckwear for princes? : ROYALTIES
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Jiggly dessert : JELLO
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Calendar pgs. : MOS
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Neckwear for a full baseball team? : NINETIES
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Alternative to "shape up" : SHIPOUT
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Vote for : YEA
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The "p" in r.p.m. : PER
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Neckwear just right for the occasion? : PROPERTIES
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Have a life : EXIST
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U.K. honour : OBE
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Posturepedic maker : SEALY
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Neckwear for informal occasions? : CASUALTIES
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___ rummy : GIN
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Top of a woman's swimsuit : BRA
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City that a song asks "Do you know the way to ...?" : SANJOSE
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Neckwear for boyfriends? : BEAUTIES
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"O Sole ___" : MIO
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States with confidence : AVERS
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Neckwear in a work of fiction? : NOVELTIES
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Rosemary, for one : HERB
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Blew it : ERRED
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Doughnut shapes, mathematically : TORI
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Song in a libretto : ARIA
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Andrea ___ (ship in 1956 headlines) : DORIA
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Furry ally of Luke Skywalker : EWOK
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Major Calif.-to-Fla. route : ITEN
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With cunning : SLYLY
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100-yard race, e.g. : DASH
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Cracked a little : AJAR
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Target's target, e.g. : LOGO
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He and she : THEY
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Entrance to a freeway : ONRAMP
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"Anything going on?" : WHATSUP
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Indian princess : RANI
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Nash who loved to rhyme : OGDEN
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Ankle bones : TARSI
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Byron's "before" : ERE
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Do nothing : VEGETATE
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Food-poisoning bacteria : ECOLI
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Oil-producing rock : SHALE
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Fusses : TODOS
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Lav : LOO
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Derisive shouts : JEERS
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Bill ___, the Science Guy : NYE
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Design detail, for short : SPEC
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Six: Prefix : HEXA
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Pupil surrounder : IRIS
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Harness race gait : TROT
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Japanese sash : OBI
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What "Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers" has a lot of : PEES
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Villain who says "O, beware, my lord, of jealousy" : IAGO
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Yale students, informally : ELIS
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"Auld Lang ___" : SYNE
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Like bedroom communities : SUBURBAN
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Bite-size pies, maybe : TARTS
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China's Chou En-___ : LAI
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Expeditious type of delivery : SAMEDAY
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Goose egg : NIL
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Scribbled (down) : JOTTED
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Faith founded in 19th-century Persia : BAHAI
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Turn inside out : EVERT
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Eagle's nest : AERIE
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Become a member: Var. : ENROL
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"My bad" : SORRY
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Part of a bridal ensemble : VEIL
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Des Moines's state : IOWA
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Arrow shooter of Greek myth : EROS
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Worshiper in a temple : SIKH
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Magazine staffers, for short : EDS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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