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New York Times, Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Author:
Erik Agard
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Erik Agard

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 35 Missing: {FKQW} Spans: 4 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Agard. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 1106 ( 23,009 )

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Students & seniors
Across
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With 74-Across, voting system that affords anonymity ... or the theme of this puzzle? : SECRET
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Game in which the orange ghost is named Sue, not Clyde : MSPACMAN
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"Seinfeld" woman : ELAINE
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Heated disputes : RHUBARBS
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Song sung by a patriotic politician : GODBLESSAMERICA
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Jungle swinger : APE
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F.D.R. or L.B.J.: Abbr. : DEM
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Vice president Gore and others : ALS
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And others, for short : ETAL
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Stridex target, informally : ZIT
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Blue stone : LAPIS
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Singer Damone : VIC
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___ Party : TEA
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Old Italian coin : LIRA
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How a director of campaign advertising works : BEHINDTHESCENES
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Sought-after rock : ORE
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Rap's Dr. ___ : DRE
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However, briefly : THO
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Turn-___ : ONS
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Exactly ... like a conservative's plan to lower taxes? : RIGHTONTHEMONEY
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Possible cause of brain freeze : ICEE
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It's seen off la côte de la France : MER
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Subject of many a political scandal : SEX
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Rooms in una casa : SALAS
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___ Mahal : TAJ
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College org. with a Color Guard : ROTC
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The Cowboys, on scoreboards : DAL
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React with extreme disgust : GAG
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Louis XIV, e.g. : ROI
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Religious belief of eight U.S. presidents : PRESBYTERIANISM
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Like no stone, for the meticulous : UNTURNED
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Grand ___ Island : BAHAMA
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Nuisance that keeps returning, in metaphor : BADPENNY
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See 1-Across : BALLOT
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Genesis maker : SEGA
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Alter altar plans, maybe : ELOPE
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Space ___ : CADET
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Tease : RIB
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Blowup: Abbr. : ENL
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Cheesed (off) : TEED
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James Stewart title character who goes to Washington : MRSMITH
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___ Na Na : SHA
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Mountain cat : PUMA
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"Does that ring ___?" : ABELL
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Event in which you may drive a hard bargain? : CARSALE
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Hosp. test : MRI
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"This Week" airer : ABC
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Intelligence org. : NSA
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"___ who?!" : SEZ
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Bird: Prefix : AVI
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Fancy chocolatier : LINDT
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Choppers : TEETH
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Assign, as blame : PINON
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Memorable 2011 hurricane : IRENE
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Mouthing off : SASSY
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PC insert : CDROM
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Hearth residue : ASHES
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London mayor Johnson : BORIS
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Writer Jong : ERICA
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German philosopher who wrote "The true is the whole" : HEGEL
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Fundamental belief : TENET
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One on the way up : COMER
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"Fore!" : HEADSUP
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"Julius Caesar," for one : TRAGEDY
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Kitchen brand : OXO
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Buffalo player : SABRE
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Pickle holder : JAR
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What a plea bargain obviates : TRIAL
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Vogue competitor, for short : COSMO
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Loretta who sang "Coal Miner's Daughter" : LYNN
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Pop's Brothers ___ : GIBB
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"___ my wit's end" : IMAT
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Darts venue : PUB
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Biol. class topic : RNA
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Tarmac fig. : ETD
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Number of years between censuses : TEN
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Like some baseball teams : AAA
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Senators' org. : NHL

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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