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New York Times, Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Author:
Bill Thompson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Bill Thompson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {WX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Thompson. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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Across
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Verdi duet "Madre, non ___?" : DORMI
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Gucci rival : FENDI
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Wheelwright's tool : ADZ
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Cousins of foils : EPEES
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Strange : ALIEN
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Narrow inlet : RIA
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Cows, pigs and chickens : FARMANIMALS
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Equivalent of about seven cases of beer : KEG
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Watery : AQUEOUS
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Deep-toned instrument : TUBA
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Sister : NUN
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Location of Mount McKinley : ALASKARANGE
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Mural surface : GESSO
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___ the Lip (major-league nickname) : LEO
32
Buddy of "The Beverly Hillbillies" : EBSEN
33
UPS delivery: Abbr. : PKG
35
See 26-Down : NBA
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Masculine side : YANG
38
One can be found in each of the answers to 17-, 24-, 54- and 63-Across : FASHIONDESIGNER
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Gen. Robt. ___ : ELEE
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Otto's vehicle on "The Simpsons" : BUS
45
Italian article : UNA
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Frighten : ALARM
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Do a voice-over for : DUB
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Out of touch with reality : SPACY
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A.M. or F.M. news dispatch : RADIOREPORT
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Baseball scoreboard letters : RHE
58
Cream-toned : ECRU
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Certain sedatives : OPIATES
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Gun, as an engine : REV
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Sprain, say : ANKLEINJURY
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Alcindor : Abdul-Jabbar :: Clay : ___ : ALI
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Direct (to) : STEER
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French square : CARRE
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Inits. on a bottle of Parisienne : YSL
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Tin Pan Alley output : SONGS
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Aikman and Donahue : TROYS
Down
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Render harmless, as a snake : DEFANG
2
Impossible to see through : OPAQUE
3
"Seinfeld" episodes, now : RERUNS
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Idea that may spread via the Internet : MEME
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Japanese-born P.G.A. star : ISAOAOKI
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Former Saudi king : FAISAL
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Blight victim : ELM
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Actress Vardalos : NIA
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The Mississippi has a big one : DELTA
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Cover, in a way : INSURE
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Bill Clinton, by birth : ARKANSAN
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Go out, as a fire : DIE
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Turn back sharply : ZAG
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Void, in Versailles : NUL
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Where one might get one's first pair of overalls : BABYGAP
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Lampoons : SENDSUP
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Bryant of the 35-Across : KOBE
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There's one for curly hair : GENE
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56-Down grad: Abbr. : ENGR
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Ball-like : SPHERIC
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Hunk : GOB
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Tempe sch. : ASU
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Be frightened : FEAR
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Teatro ___ Scala : ALLA
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Manta : SEADEVIL
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Like the athletes in the ancient Olympics : NUDE
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You might not think to use it : INSTINCT
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Quagmire : MORASS
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Pro wrestling fans, frequently : BOOERS
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Conductor Toscanini : ARTURO
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Sundae topper : CHERRY
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"You're right, absolutely" : YESYES
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Total : RUNTO
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Upstate N.Y. sch. : RPI
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Like a door that doesn't afford complete privacy : AJAR
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Manta, e.g. : RAY
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Loop transports : ELS
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"Brainiac" author Jennings : KEN
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Calf's place : LEG

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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