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New York Times, Thursday, November 17, 2011

Author:
Patrick Merrell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Merrell

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQV} Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzlemakers This is puzzle # 76 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 1117 ( 22,654 )
Across
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Repulses, with "off" : FENDS
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Bruise preventers : PADS
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Kind of converter : ACDC
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Opinionated Dr. ___ : LAURA
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Lie next to : ABUT
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Like a pro rata division, say : FAIR
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Roof detour : OUTOFORDER
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Without following up, say : ONCE
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Tea-grading term : PEKOE
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Gas up? : AERATE
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One mo : ASEC
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Duplex mail : ALLMIXEDUP
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Game fish in northern lakes and streams : WALLEYE
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Co. follower, sometimes : INC
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Girl's name meaning "loved" : AMY
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They're not as heavy as stones : KILOS
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"___ in good health" : USEIT
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"Stronger title" for this puzzle : LETTERSORTING
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Rarity on the other end of a help line, nowadays : HUMAN
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"See ___ Play," classic Pink Floyd song : EMILY
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Pick, with "for" : OPT
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Bee: Prefix : API
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Spring opener : ROSEBUD
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Rear garden : REARRANGED
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D-Day refuges for the wounded, for short : LSTS
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House of Tudor woman : BOLEYN
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Watts of "21 Grams" : NAOMI
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Makes sore : IRES
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Mad manager : ANAGRAMMED
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Glare preventer : TINT
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Figures : DATA
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Lighter choice : ZIPPO
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They have 225-min. 34-Downs : SATS
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Part of N.E.A.: Abbr. : ASSN
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A Coen brother : ETHAN
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Rapper ___ Rida : FLO
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French word that sounds like a letter of the alphabet : EAU
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Flake : NUT
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Painter's appurtenance : DROPCLOTH
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Untouchable? : SAFE
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Release, in a way : PAROLE
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Egypt's Gamal ___ Nasser : ABDEL
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Kind of date for a woman : DUE
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Item that's mostly mesh : STRAINER
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Ere : AFORE
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Bilingual country : CANADA
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Authoritative pronouncement : DICTUM
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Halloween-ish : CREEPY
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"I suppose" : OKAY
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Gets going : EXCITES
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Parrot's cry : AWK
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Yachting need : SAIL
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Magazine that serialized Simone de Beauvoir's 1967 "La femme rompue" : ELLE
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Sendai seasoning : MISO
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Chesapeake Bay, e.g. : ESTUARY
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Seal's grp. : USN
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Certain cut-off point : TIMELIMIT
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Savory turnover from south of the border : EMPANADA
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Puddle source : RAIN
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Penpoints : NIBS
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Overfill : GLUT
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Two of these make a fathom: Abbr. : YDS
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Runs rings around? : ORBITS
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Average Town, U.S.A. : PEORIA
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On-air personalities, in the biz : TALENT
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The 40th since 1789 : REAGAN
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Something lost in the wash? : ODOR
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Recesses : RESTS
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Swarms of them are called clouds : GNATS
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Building plan with many doors, say : MAZE
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"Illmatic" rapper : NAS
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Dashboard fig. : MPH
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Cleanup org. : EPA
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"The Godfather" title : DON

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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