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New York Times, Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Author:
George Fitzgerald and Nancy Salomon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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George Fitzgerald
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Nancy Salomon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Fitzgerald. This is puzzle # 186 for Ms. Salomon. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 1107 ( 23,010 )
Across
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Automaker with the slogan "Born from jets" : SAAB
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Wee hour : TWO
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Fazes : DAUNTS
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Israel's first representative to the United Nations : ABBAEBAN
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Far from klutzy : ADROIT
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Nonsensical syllables, maybe : BABYTALK
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They may be followed by trains : BRIDES
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French place of learning : ECOLE
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Reynolds who sang "Tammy" : DEBBIE
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Bris or baptism : RITE
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Unbeatable hand : ROYALFLUSH
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Part of a 23-Across : ACE
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Find a tenant for : LET
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Educ. supporter : PTA
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Elite military group : NAVYSEALS
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Phaser setting : STUN
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Like the Capitol : DOMED
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Wee, to Burns : SMA
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Revealing beachwear : THONG
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So-called "albatross" : ONUS
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Sport for high jumpers? : SKYDIVING
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Some appliances : GES
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Bestow, to Burns : GIE
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Arctic explorer John : RAE
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Some Caribbean percussion : STEELDRUMS
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Superboy's sweetie : LANA
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Nap in Nogales : SIESTA
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Madison Ave. figure : ADREP
55
Sicilian smoker : MTETNA
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Something to sing ... or a hint to 17-, 23-, 31-, 40- and 45-Across's starts : THEBLUES
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For mature audiences, say : RATEDR
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Like some compact discs : ERASABLE
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Jeans measure : INSEAM
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On Soc. Sec., often : RET
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Methods : WAYS
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Something that may be rattled : SABER
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Early adders : ABACI
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Prior's superior : ABBOT
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Flavorings for some stews : BAYLEAVES
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Not yet filled: Abbr. : TBA
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Well-hidden fellow of children's books : WALDO
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Well-pitched : ONKEY
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Acts the dilettante : DABBLES
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Floating aimlessly : ADRIFT
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Archangel of the Apocrypha : URIEL
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Signal approval : NOD
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Reason for a 10th inning : TIE
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Luke, John and others: Abbr. : STS
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Season after printemps : ETE
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Many a love song : BALLAD
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Object in court : RES
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Sinclair who wrote "The Jungle" : UPTON
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Smarted : STUNG
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Pal around (with) : HANG
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Charisse of "Silk Stockings" : CYD
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Large combo : NONET
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Tickle the funny bone : AMUSE
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Glacial ridges : ESKERS
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With 56-Down, "The Joy Luck Club" author : AMY
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Statute that protects journalists' sources : SHIELDLAW
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Follows persistently : DOGS
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Dam agcy. : TVA
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Pistol, for one : SIDEARM
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Form letters? : IRS
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Baum's good witch : GLINDA
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Lauder of cosmetics : ESTEE
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Out-and-out : UTTER
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1984 Olympic slalom champ Phil : MAHRE
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Resort isle near Curaçao : ARUBA
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Hockey great Cam : NEELY
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Some recesses : APSES
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Crunch targets : ABS
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CAT scan alternative : MRI
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See 34-Down : TAN
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Sci-fi figures : ETS
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Do lunch : EAT

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

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