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New York Times, Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Author:
John Guzzetta
Editor:
Will Shortz
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John Guzzetta

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 44 Missing: {GQVXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Guzzetta. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 1009 ( 22,981 )
Across
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Shooter through whitewater rapids : RAFT
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Cold war inits. : CCCP
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Neatnik's opposite : SLOB
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Visitor for the holidays, maybe : INLAW
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Soothing plant : ALOE
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___ Krishna : HARE
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New Zealand native : MAORI
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Minor collision reminder : DENT
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Wall Street Journal ___ : ASIA
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On the front : ANDREWJACKSON
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Habitual drunk : SOT
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Ship unit or shipping unit : TON
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Plow driver's handful : REINS
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On the back : THEWHITEHOUSE
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Buenos ___ : AIRES
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Greedy person's demand : MORE
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___ of Sharon : ROSE
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Overexcited : HYPER
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Immediately, on a memo : ASAP
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Converge : MEET
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Common blockage locale : SINUS
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On both sides : TWENTYDOLLARS
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Symbol on a "This way" sign : ARROW
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"I kiss'd thee ___ I kill'd thee": Othello : ERE
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Kind of scan : CAT
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20-, 27- and 43-Across locale, in slang : DOUBLESAWBUCK
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Boneheaded : DUMB
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Gang woman : MOLL
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Macaroni, e.g. : TUBES
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And others: Abbr. : ETAL
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The thought that counts? : IDEA
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Compassion : HEART
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Turn down : DENY
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Metalworker's tool : RASP
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Horse-pulled cart : DRAY
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Air balls miss it : RIM
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Santa ___ : ANA
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People in 1-Acrosses, e.g. : FLOATERS
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Alpine lake : TARN
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Rhythmic : CADENT
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Something of interest to Miss Marple : CLEW
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"And" or "or": Abbr. : CONJ
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Antifur org. : PETA
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Drinks with straws : SHAKES
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CBS series for 17 seasons : LASSIE
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The Hunter : ORION
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Jack's purchase in a children's story : BEANS
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C, D and EEE : WIDTHS
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Le ___ Soleil : ROI
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Mötley ___ : CRUE
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White dwarf, e.g. : STAR
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The Allegheny and Monongahela join to form it : OHIO
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Like Willie Winkie : WEE
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Evacuate : EMPTY
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Furrow maker : HOE
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Hockey defender Bobby : ORR
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Egg layer : HEN
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For the present : YET
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Feel unwell : AIL
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Establishment that might sell 9-Down and 53-Downs : SNACKBAR
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Glow : AURA
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[Hey, buddy!] : PSST
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Whimper : MEWL
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Miss Marple, e.g. : SLEUTH
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Winner of 1948 : TRUMAN
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Not stable : WOBBLY
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Iguana feature : DEWLAP
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Sphere : ORB
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Supplementary : ADDED
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A FedEx driver may have one : ROUTE
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Arab ruler : EMIR
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Drink with a straw : SODA
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Naughty Goose and Moose Drool : ALES
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Readied to play : CUED
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Cy Young's was 2.63, in brief : ERA
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Pig's home : STY

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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