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New York Times, Wednesday, November 14, 2012

First Super Bowl that was actually called a Super Bowl

Author:
Joe DiPietro
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joe DiPietro

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 35 Missing: {BJVX} This is puzzle # 113 for Mr. DiPietro.
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© 2012, The New York Times11/14/12 ( No. 23,017 )
Across
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Excited, informally : AMPED
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Katey of "Married ... With Children" : SAGAL
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What a clock checker might want to know, in brief : ETA
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Jazzman Chick : COREA
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Science suffix : OLOGY
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Chit : IOU
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Aid for skipping out of school? : HOOKYLADDER
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Physics unit : ERG
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What opens and closes safes? : ESS
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"Try ___" : SOME
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"If only" : IWISH
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Susan of "The Partridge Family" : DEY
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Sharp-edged plant growth? : POINTYSHOOT
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Blabber's opposite : CLAM
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Connect with : TIETO
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Dutifully reverent : PIOUS
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Actress Suvari, co-star of "American Pie" : MENA
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"Jeepers!" : OHMY
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Herbal drink : MINTTEA
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Allies of the Cheyenne : ARAPAHO
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Emphatic Spanish assent : SISI
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Rockets' paths : ARCS
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1950s coup victim : PERON
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Opera ___ : SERIA
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Did 80, say : SPED
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Shipment of noisemakers, e.g.? : PARTYPARCEL
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Running back's stat: Abbr. : YDS
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"You win" : ILOSE
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Novelist Morrison : TONI
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One shooting the breeze? : FAN
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"___ your lip!" : ZIP
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Area of town where the supernatural hang out? : FAIRYSQUARE
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Final letter : ZEE
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Up to : UNTIL
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Auto-racing family name : UNSER
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Y : Spanish :: ___ : English : AND
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Daft : LOOPY
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First Top 40 hit for Weird Al Yankovic : EATIT
Down
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Needed a massage, say : ACHED
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State animal of Maine : MOOSE
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Prisoners who write tediously? : PROSYCONS
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Reggae's ___-A-Mouse : EEK
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A previous time : DAYSPAST
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"Same goes for me" : SOAMI
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Spaghetti specification : ALDENTE
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Mount Olympus dweller : GOD
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Bio figure : AGE
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Apollo, for one, musically speaking : LYRIST
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Children's song refrain : EIEIO
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Arms flank it : TORSO
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Zero : AUGHT
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Tapestry-making device : LOOM
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Shout of exuberance : WHOOPEE
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"Tony n' ___ Wedding" : TINAS
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Wine bottle datum : YEAR
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Minstrels, often : LUTISTS
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U.K. V.I.P.'s : PMS
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First Super Bowl that was actually called a Super Bowl : III
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Santa ___ : MARIA
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Robust religious observance? : HARDYFAST
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Old unit of conductance : MHO
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In the distance : YON
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Dodge bullet dodger : EARP
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Sewn-on decoration : APPLIQUE
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Traditional family vacation : CARTRIP
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Quite the looker : EYEFUL
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D.C. 100: Abbr. : SENS
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Something delivered in a box : PIZZA
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Not native : ALIEN
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Cordoned (off) : ROPED
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With faux shyness : COYLY
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Words before ask or suggest : DAREI
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Comic strip canine : SNERT
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"I'll take that as ___" : ANO
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Skater Midori : ITO
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Italian article : UNA

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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