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New York Times, Saturday, November 10, 2012

58-Across : Avoids a service interruption

Author:
David Quarfoot
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Quarfoot

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 31 Missing: {FJX} This is puzzle # 37 for Mr. Quarfoot.
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© 2012, The New York Times11/10/12 ( No. 23,013 )
Across
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Facebook purchase of 2012 : INSTAGRAM
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Site of the world's largest single reservoir of natural gas : QATAR
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Subject of a civil-rights investigation : HATECRIME
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Border : VERGE
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It might be essential : AMINOACID
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Old Olds : CIERA
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Datebook abbr. : DEC
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Resourcefulness : WITS
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Like the x- or y-axis : ONED
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Emblem of life : ANKH
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Mad : NUTS
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Little darling : CUTEY
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Pit item : BATON
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Pay : SALARY
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"A Perfect Peace" novelist : AMOSOZ
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It may be retracted : DOME
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Protein powder purveyor : GNC
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Where Wagner was born : LEIPZIG
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Growing concern? : TOPSOIL
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E.T.O. craft : LST
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First name in the Harlem Renaissance : ZORA
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Place for rods : RETINA
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Current event? : ELNINO
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Skewered edible : SATAY
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Make a call to see someone nowadays? : SKYPE
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It may be put on after a shower : TALC
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TV title role for Toni Collette : TARA
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Name on the Enterprise : TROI
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Swarm : TEEM
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Mid first-century year : LII
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Avoids a service interruption : REUPS
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Climbing hazard : LOOSEROCK
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"Creation" director Jon : AMIEL
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Without warning : ALLATONCE
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Copper : PENNY
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Pint-size collectible? : BEERSTEIN
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"Awesome party!" : IHADABALL
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Sing : NAMENAMES
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Soldier on : STICKTOIT
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Knockout number, in more ways than one : TEN
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Have ___ : ACOW
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Wood feature : GRAIN
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Gaping grin : RICTUS
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1997 Spielberg epic : AMISTAD
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___ mal (tort reform topic, briefly) : MED
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"Friday Night Beauty" airer : QVC
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Literary sextet : AEIOUY
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Council city of 1545-63 : TRENT
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Line up : AGREE
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Primed : READY
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Reason for a quiet zone: Abbr. : HOSP
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Schedule : SLOT
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Breakfast fare : CREPES
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Spray source : NOZZLE
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Enrique Iglesias song subject : AMOR
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Kolob Arch locale : ZION
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Refuse aid : GOITALONE
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L'Air du Temps perfume label : NINARICCI
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Singer with the double-platinum album "Measure of a Man" : CLAYAIKEN
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Determination : GRIT
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Assists, say : STAT
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France, for one : ANATOLE
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Shot of adrenaline? : EPIPEN
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Encouraging words : OLEOLE
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Leave in a bad place, say : STRAP
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Part of some sundae shoppe names : KREME
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Dealer's query : YOUIN
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Annual cinéma prize : CESAR
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"Meet the ___" (major-league fight song) : METS
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Feline : SLY
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Chocolate ___ : LAB
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Twaddle : ROT

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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