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New York Times, Thursday, November 10, 2011

Author:
Tim Croce
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Tim Croce

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Croce. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 1110 ( 22,647 )

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Across
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Snowmen and snowwomen? : INUIT
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Analogy words : ISTO
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Fraternity characters : PSIS
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Word akin to "-ish" : KINDA
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"Absolut nicht!" : NEIN
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River to the Arctic Ocean : LENA
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Get an A, say : EXCEL
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Vulnerable parts : WEAKLINKS
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lago : LAKEINSPANISH
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Half of a 1955 merger, for short : CIO
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"Alea iacta ___": Julius Caesar : EST
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Poet Elinor : WYLIE
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lon : ACTORCHANEY
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Wind up : END
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"If I were king of the forest ..." singer : LAHR
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Gave pills, e.g. : DOSED
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lams, say : FLEESFROMPRISON
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It might hold you back : STRAP
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"Such is life" : AHME
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Med. unit : TSP
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lamb's place : PASTURELAND
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"In bad company," per Ambrose Bierce : ALONE
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Boxcar : SIX
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Ones getting base pay : GIS
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Feature replaced in four clues in this puzzle : CAPITALLETTER
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Locale for some diving : OYSTERBED
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Touches : ABUTS
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"My Life" autobiographer, 1975 : MEIR
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Clip : GAIT
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Trouble : NAGAT
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The Ponte Vecchio spans it : ARNO
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Approximately : ORSO
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Cicely of "Roots" : TYSON
Down
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Dollar coin figure before Susan B. Anthony, familiarly : IKE
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"Ain't gonna happen!" : NIX
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Strip : UNCLOTHE
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Dome light? : IDEA
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One may be smooth : TALKER
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A part of, as a gang : INWITH
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Comprehended : SEEN
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Mexican kin : TIAS
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Cleaning a mess in a mess, maybe : ONKP
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Roman writer who originated the phrase "with a grain of salt" : PLINY
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Beyond reason? : SENILE
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Fills, as black squares : INKSIN
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Like many windows : SASHED
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"Compromise is the best and cheapest ___" (saying attributed to Robert Louis Stevenson) : LAWYER
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PC key : ESC
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Roping target : CALF
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Myth ending : ICAL
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Things picked out of the earth : ORES
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Take in : ADOPT
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Passeport info : NOM
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Picking up things? : ESP
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Call : DIAL
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Spring break locale, casually : STPETE
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Order member : FRA
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They may do write-ups, for short : RAS
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Hard-to-clean floor covers : SHAGRUGS
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Big name in luxury hotels : OMNI
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"___ Declassified School Survival Guide" : NEDS
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City on Commencement Bay : TACOMA
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Assassin : SLAYER
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Comes calling unexpectedly : POPSIN
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Experienced with : USEDTO
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Gradually slowing, in mus. : RIT
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Still around : EXTANT
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"Explosive" roller coaster at Six Flags Great Adventure : NITRO
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Mythical ship with a speaking oak beam : ARGO
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Angle iron : LBAR
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Hawaiian handouts : LEIS
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Where Al Yankovic bought a "Dukes of Hazzard" ashtray, in song : EBAY
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"The way" : TAO
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Depot: Abbr. : STN

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

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