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New York Times, Friday, November 30, 2012

"Turn me on, dead man," supposedly, in the Beatles' "Revolution 9"

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 32 Missing: {FJQUXZ} Spans: 6 This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. Cee. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York Times11/30/12 ( No. 23,033 )
Across
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See 5-Across : ROSE
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With 1-Across, hybrid tea's ancestor : CHINA
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Noxious compounds, briefly : PCBS
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"Wir leben Autos" sloganeer : OPEL
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Kind of cortex : RENAL
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Detrained, e.g. : ALIT
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"Turn me on, dead man," supposedly, in the Beatles' "Revolution 9" : BACKWARDMESSAGE
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Go off : ERR
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Next-to-last word in the Lord's Prayer : EVER
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Like sherpas : ASIAN
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Nicks producing cuts? : STEVIE
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Early psychoanalyst Coriat : ISADOR
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Coastal diver : TERN
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Flirt, maybe : BATANEYE
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Morsel for a ladybug : APHID
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"There ___ spoon" ("The Matrix" line) : ISNO
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Apology start : MEA
36
Subject of a 2007 YouTube sensation : PIANOPLAYINGCAT
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Many a beneficiary : SON
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Longtime "Headlines" reader : LENO
42
Helpers after crashes : TECHS
43
One way to watch movies : ONDEMAND
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Olin of "Havana" : LENA
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On the schedule : SLATED
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Bundled, say : ASASET
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Enlightened Buddhist : ARHAT
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Need to keep one's place? : RENT
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Mauna ___ : KEA
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Go nowhere : BEATASTANDSTILL
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Become clumped : CAKE
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Ivy's support, maybe : ARBOR
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How a ship might turn : ALEE
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Olympic vehicle : SLED
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Like rats' nests : MESSY
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Intrigue, once, informally : OLDS
Down
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Bench attire : ROBES
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Some deceptive designs : OPART
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Order confirmation? : SECRETHANDSHAKE
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Rotarian relative : ELK
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Chickenhearted : CRAVEN
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On hand : HERE
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Little by little : INDRIBSANDDRABS
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Many vets recall it : NAM
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Bitter, e.g. : ALE
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Relay : PASSON
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Missouri's first elected female senator : CLAIREMCCASKILL
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N.Y.C. racetrack moniker : BIGA
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Antique gun : STEN
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Eccentric : WEIRDO
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Actress Thompson : SADA
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Course through the body? : VEIN
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Panasonic subsidiary : SANYO
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Yours, in Paris : ATOI
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"Hot dog!" : YEAH
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Hot dogs, say : EATS
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Tail of a dog? : APSO
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Zero-spin particle : PION
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"The L Word" producer Chaiken : ILENE
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Realty reference : PLAT
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Big blasts from the past, briefly : NTESTS
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Actress Rowlands : GENA
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Opposite of down : ELATED
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___ Hari : MATA
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Hall-of-Fame football coach Tom : LANDRY
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Sniggled : EELED
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Accounts : TALES
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Nuts and bolts : ABCS
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Not fantastic : REAL
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1961 space chimp : ENOS
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Friend of Frodo : SAM
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Cinque minus due : TRE
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Way overseas : TAO

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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