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New York Times, Monday, November 19, 2012

Roman philosopher who originated the phrase "What fools these mortals be"

Author:
Paul Guttormsson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FJQVWX} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Guttormsson. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York Times11/19/12 ( No. 23,022 )
Across
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Now: Sp. : AHORA
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CD-___ : ROM
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Catholic service : MASS
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Plácido Domingo, for one : TENOR
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Suffix with Benedict : INE
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Turn back to zero : RESET
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"My little ___" (W. C. Fields phrase) : CHICKADEE
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Perfectly pitched, musically : ONKEY
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"This is bad!" : OHOH
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Boston N.B.A. team : CELTICS
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Roman philosopher who originated the phrase "What fools these mortals be" : SENECA
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Broncobuster : BUCKAROO
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"Your" of yesteryear : THY
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Serious drug cases, for short : ODS
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Actress Zadora : PIA
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Animal high on the evolutionary ladder : APE
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Toyota make : SCION
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Dangerous dog : BITER
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St. ___, Caribbean isle : LUCIA
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With anger : HOTLY
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Long in the tooth : OLD
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Bon ___ (witticism) : MOT
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Cyberaddress : URL
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Mil. address : APO
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New York City suburb near Yonkers : TUCKAHOE
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Batted body part : EYELID
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Strong-smelling cleaner : AMMONIA
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French miss: Abbr. : MLLE
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___ scheme : PONZI
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"I ♥ ___" (2004 film) : HUCKABEES
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Sierra Nevada resort : TAHOE
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Spanish doubloon material : ORO
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Bricks that click : LEGOS
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Janis's spouse, in the comics : ARLO
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V : five :: X : ___ : TEN
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TD Garden, for the 20-Across, e.g. : ARENA
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For the price of production : ATCOST
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Cynical laugh : HEHHEH
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Like bialys and lyonnaise sauce : ONIONY
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Pharmaceutical giant that makes Tamiflu : ROCHE
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Noah's vessel : ARK
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Merry-go-round, e.g. : RIDE
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16 oz. : ONELB
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Get together (with) : MEETUP
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Intelligence group? : MENSA
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Query : ASK
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"Get it?" : SEE
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Hog's home : STY
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Early Elvis Presley style : ROCKABILLY
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First national park east of the Mississippi : ACADIA
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Here, to Héloïse : ICI
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Nutso : COCKAMAMIE
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Pro ___ (proportionately) : RATA
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G.M. German car : OPEL
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Above, to Francis Scott Key : OER
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Turf : SOD
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Physics, for one: Abbr. : SCI
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"I don't think so" : NAH
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Like some stares ... or stairs in the winter : ICY
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Doozy : LULU
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"For Those About to Rock We Salute You" band : ACDC
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Promise in a poker pot : IOU
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Winning or losing series : STREAK
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Auction unit : LOT
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Electrical unit : OHM
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1980 Kool & the Gang hit : TOOHOT
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Make a claim : ALLEGE
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Add excessive criticism : PILEON
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Texas or Ukraine city : ODESSA
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Instrument for the musically inept, maybe : KAZOO
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Harden (to) : ENURE
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Dying fireplace bit : EMBER
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Gateway Arch, for St. Louis, e.g. : ICON
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School fund-raising grp. : PTA
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Boat propeller : OAR
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Blackhawks' org. : NHL
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Pie ___ mode : ALA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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