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New York Times, Saturday, October 23, 2010

Like overdramatic spoken-word versions of pop songs

Author:
Will Nediger
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 28 Missing: {X} This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Nediger. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York Times10/23/10 ( No. 22,264 )
Across
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Couples' activity once considered scandalous : WALTZING
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Tilting setting : ARCADE
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Chicken's comment : IDARENOT
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Track : FOLLOW
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"You're doing it all wrong!" : NONONONO
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Green goof : FOOZLE
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Like a moonstone : OPALINE
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Fealty swearers : VASSALS
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Circus tent raiser? : STILT
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Binding agent : UNITER
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Like overdramatic spoken-word versions of pop songs : SHATNERESQUE
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Campaign creations : ADS
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Not moved much : STOIC
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They're plopped down : REARS
33
Old New Zealand natives : MOAS
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Sends up : MOCKS
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"___ Love — not me": Dickinson : TWAS
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"I'm gone" : ADIOS
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Farmhands, at times : HOERS
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1969 Peace Prize grp. : ILO
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Athlete stripped of a 1994 national title : TONYAHARDING
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Something to get a round in : TAVERN
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Side in a 1948 war : ARABS
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Many of his subjects were kings : THEBARD
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Activity requiring three walls : JAIALAI
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"84 Charing Cross Road" author Hanff : HELENE
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Maximally kinky : CURLIEST
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Fendi rival : ARMANI
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Lemony dessert : ANGELPIE
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Conservative commentator Peggy : NOONAN
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Place of discreet punishment : WOODSHED
Down
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Red lovers, perhaps : WINOS
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Assume : ADOPT
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The Pineapple Island : LANAI
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Chat room annoyances : TROLLS
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Climbers' goals : ZENITHS
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Not excluded from : INON
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Squat : NONE
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It's "tachin' up" in a 1964 song : GTO
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Cause of many a split : AFFAIR
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Farm stirrer : ROOSTER
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Like baboons' eyes : CLOSESET
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Subject of the 2008 book "How to Break a Terrorist" : ALZARQAWI
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Toots : DOLL
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Milk sources : EWES
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Like some shirts : VNECKED
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Part of Scotland's coat of arms : UNICORN
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Deposit box? : ATM
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How someone may try : TOOHARD
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Territory in Risk : URAL
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Shell alternative : ESSO
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Part of a Latin succession : AMAT
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Part of Mauritius's coat of arms : DODO
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Fire man? : SAINTELMO
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Lecithin source : SOYABEAN
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Guru's title : SRI
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Zebra zone : SAVANNA
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Moved along slowly : SNAILED
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Above or below preceder : HEREIN
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Earnestly pursued things : GRAILS
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Letter resembling an ox's head : ALEPH
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"King Joe" composer : BASIE
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Positioned : SITED
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Part of a comparison : THAN
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Heart recipient, perhaps : HERO
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2007 Best Picture nominee with a mythological name : JUNO
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Talos hurled huge stones at it : ARGO
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Avian call : CAW

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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