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New York Times, Friday, October 5, 2012

"Weekend Update" anchor between Miller and Macdonald

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 26 Missing: {FQXZ} This is puzzle # 168 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York Times10/5/12 ( No. 22,977 )
Across
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Thunderstruck : AWED
5
Loophole-exploiting casino site, say : BOAT
9
London carriages : PRAMS
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Resembling : SIMILARTO
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"Walk Away ___" (1966 #5 hit) : RENEE
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Impetus to review safety procedures : CLOSECALL
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Sliwinska of "Dancing With the Stars" : EDYTA
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Like many gazebos : OCTAGONAL
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They don't have class : BOORS
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What married women in India traditionally wear : TOERINGS
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"Weekend Update" anchor between Miller and Macdonald : NEALON
23
Symbol of Lutheranism : ROSE
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Worthless inheritance? : JUNKDNA
25
Dish cover, possibly : SARAN
28
Lightheaded? : BLOND
30
Oriental vessel : WOK
31
One of Heinrich Schliemann's excavations : TROY
32
Gets ready for a snap : POSES
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Advanced : CAME
34
Before now : AGO
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Hard to control : ROWDY
36
"I remember now" : AHYES
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What invalid card readers might read : GETWELL
39
Small concession : BONE
41
San Fernando Valley city : ENCINO
42
Oriental vessel : MINGVASE
46
Defensive effort : STAND
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Head honcho : MISTERBIG
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Its role is pivotal : HINGE
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Surrounding with a glow : ENHALOING
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Sign in a booth : ONAIR
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Not flowing freely : STOPANDGO
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Lashes leave them : WELTS
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Press for a hit? : HYPE
54
Discerned : SEEN
Down
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Beau Brummell's accessory : ASCOT
2
Radio reply : WILCO
3
Do one's part poorly? : EMOTE
4
Confusion : DISARRAY
5
___ Rebellion (1676 Jamestown uprising) : BACONS
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Game played since 1935 : ORANGEBOWL
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One presenting the earth as flat? : ATLAS
8
Commuter's expense : TOLL
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Stipend paid by a cathedral to a clergyman : PREBEND
10
State tree of New Jersey : REDOAK
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In no particular order : ANYOLDWAY
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Time keeper : METRONOME
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Eel lookalikes : SEASNAKES
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Army division : LEGION
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They're in a particular order : NUNS
24
Longest-living member of the Rat Pack : JOEYBISHOP
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Play, for instance : STAGESHOW
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Resident of the largest Spanish-speaking nation : ARGENTINE
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Drilling-and-filling job : ROOTCANAL
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Hits from the 1960s? : LSD
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Sport that requires helmets : POLO
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Bands with bends : CHEVRONS
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Hands down : RENDERS
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Merkel of German politics : ANGELA
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Ignore the plan : WINGIT
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How depositions might be recorded : ONTAPE
42
Like many toothpastes : MINTY
43
Live with : ABIDE
44
Burn lightly : SINGE
45
Urge : EGGON
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It's full of holes : MESH

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

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