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New York Times, Monday, October 3, 2011

Author:
Stanley Newman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Stanley Newman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Newman. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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Across
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Teenage Mutant ___ Turtles : NINJA
6
Perfect school grade : APLUS
11
Bar bill : TAB
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Spring zodiac sign : ARIES
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Promote : BOOST
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When a plane is due in, for short : ETA
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Wins a dispute : GETSONESWAY
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Some "General Hospital" roles, in brief : MDS
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Sci-fi vehicle : UFO
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Cry between "ready" and "go" : SET
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I.R.S. experts : CPAS
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Microscope part : LENS
26
Pompous pronoun : THEROYALWE
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Clean air org. : EPA
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Recent: Prefix : NEO
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Pretty good : DECENT
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YouTube upload : VIDEO
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Andy Warhol genre : POPART
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"It's a mystery to me" : ICANTTELLYOUWHY
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Two-front, as a Coast Guard rescue : AIRSEA
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Practical application : USAGE
44
Italian shrimp dish : SCAMPI
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Blaster's buy : TNT
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Call ___ day : ITA
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Sob stories : TALESOFWOE
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Off-road bikes, for short : ATVS
54
Cameo shape : OVAL
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Numeral at the top of grandfather clocks : XII
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Yonder yacht : HER
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"___ Misérables" : LES
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In romantic pursuit : PITCHINGWOO
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Annoy : IRK
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Draw forth : EDUCE
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43rd president's nickname : DUBYA
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Crime lab evidence : DNA
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Satisfy, as a mortgage : REPAY
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Shuts tightly : SEALS
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Remind too often : NAG
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Wrath : IRE
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Trivial complaint : NIT
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Subject of Handel's "Messiah" : JESUS
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Beginning on : ASOF
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16th president's nickname : ABE
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Rap artist's entourage : POSSE
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Less lofty : LOWER
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National paper : USATODAY
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Home for hogs : STY
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Place of worship : TEMPLE
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When many duels were held : ATDAWN
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Long-eared hound : BASSET
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Make mention of : NOTE
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Bit of desert flora : CACTUS
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___ Strauss jeans : LEVI
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Grand-scale : EPIC
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Zilch : NADA
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Optimistic feelings : HOPES
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Umpire's yell : YEROUT
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Vacation resort policy, perhaps : NOTIPS
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Tooth covering : ENAMEL
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Soccer spectator's shout : OLE
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Student of Socrates : PLATO
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Compound containing O3 : TRIOXIDE
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Hang around (for) : WAIT
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"House Hunters" cable channel : HGTV
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Thumbs-up votes : YEAS
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Unemotional : STOLID
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Where to find stalactites and stalagmites : CAVERN
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Fairbanks's home : ALASKA
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"M*A*S*H" soft drink : NEHI
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Equip : FITUP
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So-called "white magic" : WICCA
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Put up a fuss : ARGUE
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Discontinues : ENDS
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The "p" in m.p.h. : PER
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"Just a cotton-pickin' minute!" : HEY
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Bout-sanctioning org. : WBA
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Olive ___ (Popeye's sweetie) : OYL
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W. Hemisphere alliance : OAS

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

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