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New York Times, Monday, November 14, 2011

"She loves me, she loves me not ..." flower part

Author:
Mark Feldman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 32 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Feldman.
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© 2011, The New York Times11/14/11 ( No. 22,651 )

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Across
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Sailing : ASEA
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"Remember the ___!" (Texan's cry) : ALAMO
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"___ and Circumstance" : POMP
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Mideast royal name : SAUD
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"She loves me, she loves me not ..." flower part : PETAL
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Memento of an old wound : SCAR
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Acquire sudden riches : STRIKEGOLD
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Capture : TAKE
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Boxing venue : ARENA
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Alter, as the Constitution : AMEND
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Slowing, in music: Abbr. : RIT
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Talk, talk, and talk some more : YAK
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Groove : RUT
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Tincture of ___ : IODINE
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Help out a panhandler : SPARESOMECHANGE
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Suffix with ethyl : ENE
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Make peeved : IRK
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Central street name : MAIN
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Big stingers : WASPS
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Cheer for a toreador : OLE
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Bridge positions : EASTS
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Capital of Samoa : APIA
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Charged particle : ION
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Greyhound, e.g. : BUS
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What multiple winners of a lottery must do : SPLITTHEJACKPOT
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Equipment next to swings and seesaws : SLIDES
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Popeye's Olive ___ : OYL
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___ out a living : EKE
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Old nuclear regulatory org. : AEC
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Bigwig : NABOB
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Florida key, e.g. : ISLET
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Portable product for music lovers : IPOD
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Absolutely amazed : BOWLEDOVER
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Queue : LINE
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Black-and-white cookies : OREOS
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Classic name for a French poodle : FIFI
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Observes : SEES
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Busybody : YENTA
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One-spot cards : ACES
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Tests, as ore : ASSAYS
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Minor despot : SATRAP
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"I've got it!" : EUREKA
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Deuce follower, in tennis : ADIN
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Human's hairy cousin : APE
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Smooth, in music : LEGATO
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Proton's place : ATOM
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Y chromosome carrier : MALE
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Satan : OLDNICK
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Winter clock setting in L.A. : PST
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Flutelike instruments : OCARINAS
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Achieving success : MAKINGIT
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Fifth and sixth graders, typically : PRETEENS
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Actresses Allen and Black : KARENS
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Cry from Homer Simpson : DOH
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Apply : USE
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Table linen fabric : DAMASK
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Made good on, as a loan : REPAID
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"Winnie-the-Pooh" writer : MILNE
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Before, poetically : ERE
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Christmas drinks : WASSAILS
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Symbol of Americanism : APPLEPIE
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Polymeric compound in breast implants : SILICONE
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"How exciting!" : OOH
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The Father of Geometry : EUCLID
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Birth announcement for babies with blue caps : ITSABOY
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Chesapeake ___ : BAY
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X : TEN
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Odds and ends for sale : JOBLOT
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Relating to the lower part of the upper body : PELVIC
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Michael of "Caddyshack" : OKEEFE
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Popular computer game with geometric shapes : TETRIS
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Make yawn : BORE
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Actor Wilson : OWEN
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Davenport : SOFA
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___ Moines, Iowa : DES
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That: Sp. : ESA

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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