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New York Times, Friday, November 8, 2013

African city of 4+ million whose name means, literally, "haven of peace"

Author:
Alan Arbesfeld
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alan Arbesfeld

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQVXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 104 for Mr. Arbesfeld. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2013, The New York Times11/8/13 ( No. 23,376 )
Across
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African city of 4+ million whose name means, literally, "haven of peace" : DARESSALAAM
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Seeing things : CONTACTLENSES
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"Why such a fuss?" : WHATSTHEBIGDEAL
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Start of a Jewish holiday? : ROSH
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Put one's two cents in? : ANTE
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Arizona's Agua ___ River : FRIA
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Not natural for : ALIENTO
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Like Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 6 or 22 : INF
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Tilting figure: Abbr. : KNT
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___ Ximénez (dessert sherry) : PEDRO
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Manipulative health care worker : OSTEOPATH
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Smash letters : SRO
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Destroy, informally : NUKE
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Range ridges : ARETES
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Classified : TOPSECRET
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Eatery where the Tony Award was born : SARDIS
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Pitch : TOSS
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Juan's "Hey!" : OYE
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Perseveres : PRESSESON
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Some Deco pieces : ERTES
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Lead film festival characters? : EFS
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Rhineland Campaign's arena: Abbr. : ETO
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Frito-Lay snack : CHEETOS
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Silver of fivethirtyeight.com : NATE
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California city near Fullerton : BREA
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Author Janowitz : TAMA
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Opening line of a 1966 #1 Beatles hit : TRYTOSEEITMYWAY
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One-hit wonder : FLASHINTHEPAN
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Events for some antiquers : ESTATESALES
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Demonstration exhortation : DOASIDO
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A bee might light on it : ANTHER
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Some N.F.L.'ers : RTS
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Irritate : EATAT
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Dopes : SCHNOOKS
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Restoration notation : STET
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Even though : ALBEIT
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Polynesian island chain? : LEI
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Lee with an Oscar : ANG
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Home row sequence : ASDF
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Kalahari Desert dweller : MEERKAT
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Irritability : CHOLER
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Femme canonisée : SAINTE
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Deli menu subheading : WRAPS
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Foundation for some roofing : LATHS
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Silence : NONOISE
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Verges on : NEARS
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Anticipate : FORESEE
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Mind : SEETO
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Irritable state : PET
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Election surprise : UPSET
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What some bombs result in, in brief : TDS
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Fanciful notions : CONCEITS
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Dead : SPENT
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Pair of boxers? : ARFARF
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Give a makeover : RESTYLE
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Pontiac and others : OTTAWAS
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"Star Trek" extra : YEOMAN
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It's definitely not the short answer : ESSAY
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"That's that" : SOBEIT
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Fix a key problem? : RETYPE
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Kind of yoga : HATHA
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Important info for people with connections : ETAS
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Clément with two Oscar-winning films : RENE
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Düsseldorf direction : OST
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La la lead-in : SHA
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Allen of play-by-play : MEL

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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