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New York Times, Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Author:
Don Gagliardo and Zhouqin Burnikel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QWXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Gagliardo. This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Burnikel. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 1113 ( 23,016 )

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Across
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Blends : MELDS
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Sox rival : JAYS
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Tiffany collectible : LAMP
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Walrus-skin boat : UMIAK
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Baldwin of "30 Rock" : ALEC
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Chapters in history : ERAS
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Like some amusement park rides : SCARY
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They're sometimes mixed : METAPHORS
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Saxophonist with the 12x platinum album "Breathless" : KENNYG
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"Seriously!" : IMEANIT
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Vote in favor : YEA
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Dust busters, for short : VACS
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The Evita of "Evita" : PERON
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Father Damien's island : MOLOKAI
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Angry Birds, e.g., in 2010 : FAD
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Repeated Michael Jackson lyric in a 1987 hit : IMBAD
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Neighbor of Iraq: Abbr. : SYR
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Many a Bob Marley fan : RASTA
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Wasted : DRUNK
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"___ Man Answers" (1962 film) : IFA
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Blackened (in) : INKED
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Plenty of, casually : LOTSA
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Talk and talk : GAB
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Final approval : SAYSO
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Outside: Prefix : ECT
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Disconnects, as a Web address : UNLINKS
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Mah-jongg draws : TILES
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N.F.L. Hall-of-Famer Yale ___ : LARY
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"You betcha!" : YEP
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Decorated, say : HONORED
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Current measure : AMPERE
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Calvin Klein perfume : OBSESSION
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Mirage, maybe : OASIS
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Comics shrieks : EEKS
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Edit command : UNDO
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Sweater style : VNECK
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Teetotalers : DRYS
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Worker with a lot of stress? : POET
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Maureen Dowd piece : ESSAY
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Like some perfume : MUSKY
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Host a roast, e.g. : EMCEE
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Jungle vine : LIANA
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"Phooey!" : DARN
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Spirit in a blue bottle : SKYYVODKA
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Bottleneck : JAM
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"Dark" quaff : ALE
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Elusive legend : YETI
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Dish made with garlic butter : SCAMPI
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"The Merry Widow" composer : LEHAR
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"Black Swan" director Darren : ARONOFSKY
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Steeps in a liquid with herbs and spices : MARINATES
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"Hey!" : PSST
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Start to peak? : PEE
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Guy's partner : GAL
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Back up, as a loan : COSIGN
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2012 Bond film ... or a hint to six other Down answers in this puzzle : SKYFALL
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Provides with personnel : MANS
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Oil-rich region : ARABIA
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Joint groove : DADO
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Goofing off : IDLE
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Nickname for Reggie Jackson : MROCTOBER
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Busybody : BUTTINSKY
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Investing all one's money in a penny stock, say : RISKYMOVE
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Santa ___ (hot winds) : ANAS
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Depletes : USESUP
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Big inits. for hunters : NRA
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Good earth : LOESS
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Triage areas, briefly : ERS
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Toadies' responses : YESES
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___ Kane, Susan Lucci's Emmy-winning role : ERICA
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Like a mosquito : PESKY
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Broke ground? : HOED
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Green critter in the Sinclair gas logo : DINO
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Nasty reviews : PANS
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Lofty tribute : ODE
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"That's ___ funny!" : NOT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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