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New York Times, Monday, December 3, 2012

Author:
Andrea Carla Michaels
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Andrea Carla Michaels

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: none – this is a pangram. Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 36 for Ms. Michaels. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Andrea Carla Michaels notes:

This was back to my roots. I just wanted a simple three-themer to go with MINNESOTAFATS 13 and VIRGINIASLIMS 13 Again, I needed at least one more state + plural noun that had a different meaning from the state itself. Happily CALIFORNIAROLLS was a nice 15 across. done! The synchronicity for me was that it was secretly biographical in that I was born in Virginia, grew up in Minnesota and now live in California.

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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 1203 ( 23,036 )
Across
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Passion for life : ZEST
5
Digital image format : JPEG
9
Many a Bach composition : FUGUE
14
Butter alternative : OLEO
15
Multinational currency : EURO
16
In harmony : ASONE
17
Doozy : ONER
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"Don't move, Bowser!" : STAY
19
Closet wood : CEDAR
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Jackie Gleason's role in "The Hustler" : MINNESOTAFATS
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Common pasta suffix : INI
24
Kyoto currency : YEN
25
Rescues from the pound, say : ADOPTS
28
"We will ___ undersold!" : NOTBE
30
Fifth tire : SPARE
33
Lamb's mother : EWE
34
Fabled Arabian bird : ROC
36
Mess up : ERR
37
Miss, as a chance : BLOW
38
Common sushi orders : CALIFORNIAROLLS
43
Disembarked : ALIT
44
Chest muscle, for short : PEC
45
Sweltering : HOT
46
Officiate a football game, informally : REF
47
Jumbled : MIXED
49
Norris of "Walker, Texas Ranger" : CHUCK
53
Lumberjack : AXEMAN
55
Noah's safe haven : ARK
57
"There is ___ in team" : NOI
58
Cigarette associated with women's tennis : VIRGINIASLIMS
62
Knightly activity : QUEST
64
Beach castle material : SAND
65
Tribe near the Great Salt Lake : UTES
66
Not bashful : UNSHY
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Against : ANTI
68
Dole (out) : METE
69
Small amounts : IOTAS
70
Toy that does tricks : YOYO
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Nudge : PROD
Down
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Get a closer view, as with a camera : ZOOMIN
2
Pacific weather phenomenon : ELNINO
3
"Already been to that movie" : SEENIT
4
Shredded : TORN
5
Wrestler-turned-governor Ventura : JESSE
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Hoaxes : PUTONS
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The "E" of Q.E.D. : ERAT
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"The Naked Maja" artist : GOYA
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False front : FACADE
10
Of ___ (helping) : USETO
11
1976 Broadway musical with the hit song "Day by Day" : GODSPELL
12
A, in Acapulco : UNA
13
Poetic adverb : EER
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"___ the Tiger" (1982 hit) : EYEOF
22
"Charlie's Angels" actress Fawcett : FARRAH
26
Like Nash's llama vis-à-vis lama : TWOL
27
Puts in stitches : SEWS
29
Londoner, e.g. : BRIT
31
Small coins for 29-Downs : PENCE
32
"Exodus" protagonist : ARI
35
Handling problems all right : COPING
37
Not just one or the other : BOTH
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Italian "dear" : CARA
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"Jeopardy!" host Trebek : ALEX
40
Safety item for boaters : LIFEVEST
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Tyrannosaurus ___ : REX
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Ice cubes, slangily : ROCKS
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Country singer Robbins and others : MARTYS
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Small and delicate : DAINTY
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Minister, e.g., at weddings : UNITER
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Snap out of it : COMETO
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Locked lips : KISSED
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Baryshnikov's nickname : MISHA
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AM/FM carrier : RADIO
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"Oho, dear chap!" : ISAY
60
Certain iPod : NANO
61
Sugar quantity : LUMP
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Who, in Québec : QUI
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Card game akin to crazy eights : UNO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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