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New York Times, Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Author:
Stu Ockman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Stu Ockman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Ockman. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 1031 ( 23,003 )
Across
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Quick wit : ESPRIT
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Billy of "Titanic" : ZANE
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"Eternally nameless" Chinese principle : TAO
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In harm's way : ATRISK
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Ruler of Asgard : ODIN
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Tool with a curved head : ADZ
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64-Across ingredient : TOOTHOFWOLF
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"From my cold, dead hands!" sloganeer : NRA
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"Elephant Boy" boy : SABU
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64-Across ingredient : SLIPSOFYEW
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Bireme or trireme tool : OAR
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"On the other hand ..." : YET
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Andean wool source : LLAMA
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Eve who wrote "The Vagina Monologues" : ENSLER
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Commotion : ADO
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Capt. Jean-___ Picard : LUC
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Relax : EASEUP
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"___ Ben Adhem" : ABOU
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64-Across ingredient : BLINDWORMSSTING
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"Wait! There's more ..." : ALSO
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Relax : LOOSEN
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French seasoning : SEL
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GPS display features: Abbr. : RDS
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Strut one's stuff, say : SASHAY
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Illinois senator who became president : OBAMA
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Jacuzzi sigh : AAH
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Muscle car in a 1964 song : GTO
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64-Across ingredient : LIZARDSLEG
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Some calls to smokeys : APBS
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Cousin ___ of '60s TV : ITT
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"Macbeth" recipe : WITCHESBREW
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Flock formation : VEE
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Prefix with -logical : IDEO
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Banned book of 1955 : LOLITA
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PC key : ESC
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"A Doll's House" wife : NORA
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Playwright Bertolt : BRECHT
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Snacks on : EATS
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Greek colonnade : STOA
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Notable nose : PROBOSCIS
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Fraternity initiation, e.g. : RITUAL
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Roughly: Suffix : ISH
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Some referee calls, for short : TKOS
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"Fantabulous!" : ZOWIE
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Take up, as a cause : ADOPT
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Zeros, in soccer : NILS
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Wrap around : ENFOLD
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Tucker who sang "Delta Dawn" : TANYA
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Pertinent, in law : ADREM
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Conductor Seiji : OZAWA
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It may be embarrassing if it's open : FLY
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Rose Parade entry : FLOAT
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Bassoon part in two pieces : REED
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Isle of exile : ELBA
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Lacking value : NULL
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Singer of 1976's "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine" : RAWLS
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Church recesses : APSES
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The Great Lakes' ___ Locks : SOO
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Suffix with ranch : ERO
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Stalling-for-time syllables : UMS
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Seat of a Catholic official : BISHOPRIC
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Draft-ready : ONEA
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Hard on the eyes : UGLY
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"Goodbye, ___ Jean ..." : NORMA
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Grab onto : SNAG
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Australian city named after a naturalist : DARWIN
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Hospital condition : STABLE
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Antipasto bit : OLIVE
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What fishermen hope for : BITES
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Member of an empire ruled by the Mexica : AZTEC
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Cousin of a daisy : ASTER
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Name in kitchen foil : ALCOA
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Villain's chuckle : HEH
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Lover of Aeneas : DIDO
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Peter ___, general manager of the Met : GELB
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Aleph follower : BETH
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Police jacket letters : SWAT
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College women's grp. : SOR

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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