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New York Times, Sunday, November 18, 2012

44-Down : Colorful perennial

Author:
Timothy Polin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Timothy Polin

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Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 134, Blocks: 84 Missing: {QWZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Polin. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York Times11/18/12 ( No. 23,021 )
Across
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Christie who played half of 3-Down : JULIE
6
Epiphanies : AHAS
10
Key of Mozart's "Jupiter" Symphony: Abbr. : CMAJ
14
John O'Hara's "Appointment in ___" : SAMARRA
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Doughnut ingredient, commercially : KREME
17
Indian melody : RAGA
18
Promotes recessive traits, say : INBREEDS
20
Picked some fruit : BERRIED
22
Religious scholar : IMAM
23
Prefix with byte : TERA
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"Atonement" : CECILIAANDROBBIE
27
Dame Joan Sutherland delivery : ARIA
28
Holy ones are hard to handle : TERRORS
29
Some clerics : PARSONS
30
Equine shades : ROANS
32
Section of the Medicare law covering hospital and nursing care : PARTA
33
Kind of bar : HOOKAH
35
Honshu city devastated by the 2011 tsunami : SENDAI
37
Signature followers, for short : PSS
38
Lighthouse, e.g. : GUIDE
39
Freudian mediators : EGOS
43
O'er there : YOND
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Drum kit components : TOMS
46
Elocution : SPEECH
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A large one offers many courses : MENU
51
Ties up a phone line, maybe : GABS
54
Psyched (up) : AMPED
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Floundering : ATSEA
57
Sharif who played half of 3-Down : OMAR
58
Baba au ___ : RHUM
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Team booster : RAH
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Mac platform : OSX
62
Needlework, for short? : TAT
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Moniker for Israel's Netanyahu : BIBI
64
"Casablanca" : ILSAANDRICK
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Air all of one's grievances, say : RANT
68
Dude : BRO
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With 8-Down, deposer of Milton Obote : IDI
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Safety squeeze result, for short : RBI
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Future race of fiction : ELOI
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Moppet of black-and-white TV : OPIE
73
Made of a sturdy wood : OAKEN
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Sub for : ACTAS
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"Not broccoli again!" : YECH
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Shoot up : SOAR
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Canonized Norwegian king : STOLAV
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Something taken by a scout : OATH
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Winslet who played half of 67-Down : KATE
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Golfer Ballesteros : SEVE
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Phrase of resignation : ILOSE
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Toronto media inits. : CBC
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Developers' purchases : TRACTS
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Nitpicks : CAVILS
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Certain S O S : FLARE
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Borefest : SNORE
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Lead-in to a juicy rumor : GETTHIS
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Ushers : SEATERS
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Guess in Battleship : DTEN
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"Gone With the Wind" : SCARLETTANDRHETT
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Late comic Richard : JENI
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Somewhat, in music : POCO
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Stripped-down laptop : NETBOOK
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DiCaprio who played half of 67-Down : LEONARDO
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Ammunition giant : OLIN
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Like the strings on many tennis rackets : NYLON
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Specialty chef : SAUCIER
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Small songbirds : TITS
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Vehicle to take over a jump : SLED
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Expressed audible admonishment : TSKED
Down
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Anonymous female in a court case : JANEROE
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From Assisi, e.g. : UMBRIAN
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"Doctor Zhivago" : LARAANDYURI
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It may be drawn in a fight : IRE
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On end : ERECT
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Hanging tapestry : ARRAS
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Vindictive one, in myth : HERA
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See 69-Across : AMIN
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Pea body? : SEEDPOD
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Pony : CRIBSHEET
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Cousin of the rumba : MAMBO
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Over : AGAIN
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McAvoy who played half of 24-Across : JAMES
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Double-bridged instruments : SITARS
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"Take ___ breath" : ADEEP
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Knightley who played half of 24-Across : KEIRA
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Ditch : SCRAP
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Bad marks : BLOTS
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Coffee Cakes maker : DRAKES
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Sale bin items: Abbr. : IRRS
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Sessanta minuti : ORA
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___ Miguel Island : SAO
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Bogart who played half of 64-Across : HUMPHREY
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Department north of Paris : OISE
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Bergman who played half of 64-Across : INGRID
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Lose touch with reality : GOMAD
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Feared force : GESTAPO
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"1984" superstate : OCEANIA
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Smash : SHATTER
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Colorful perennial : DAHLIA
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Besmirch : TARNISH
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___ Americana : PAX
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Don : MOBBOSS
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Umm al-Quwain, e.g. : EMIRATE
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Novelist who translated "Alice in Wonderland" into Russian : NABOKOV
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Clear tables : BUS
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Wise guy : SMARTASS
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Tentacled "Spider-Man" meanie : DOCOCK
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Snow cap? : SKIHAT
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Tail off : ABATE
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Terre in the eau zone? : ILE
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"Titanic" : ROSEANDJACK
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___ minute : INA
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Parts of some bonds : ELECTRONS
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Hunky-dory : COOL
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Leigh who played half of 105-Across : VIVIEN
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___-80 (early home computer) : TRS
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Is a good friend, in a way : LISTENS
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Gable who played half of 105-Across : CLARK
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Financial shellacking : BATH
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Lobster trap : CREEL
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Clique : COTERIE
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Changed in popularity : TRENDED
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Snowbird, typically : SENIOR
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Calder Cup org. : AHL
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Ate : FEDON
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"Symphony in Black" and others : ERTES
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Subject of a 1982 best seller on sexuality : GSPOT
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Cause for a health panic : ECOLI
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Assumed, say : TACIT
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Cafeteria worker's headgear : SNOOD
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Summer ermine : STOAT
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Texter's "ciao" : TTYL
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Talented : ABLE
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Lowercase letters resembling v's : NUS

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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