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New York Times, Friday, December 7, 2012

"Horatio, thou art ___ as just a man ...": Hamlet

Author:
Peter Wentz
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter Wentz

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 28 Missing: {QZ} Scrabble average: 1.86 This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Wentz.
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© 2012, The New York Times12/7/12 ( No. 23,040 )
Across
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Wendy's creator : JMBARRIE
9
Crackers : PSYCHO
15
2004 #1 hit for Fantasia : IBELIEVE
16
Animal whose name comes from Nahuatl : OCELOT
17
Metal worker : BALLPEEN
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Baffle : THWART
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Get at : IMPLY
20
Colore ufficiale of the Italian football team : BLU
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Big Chinese import? : YAO
22
Virginia Tech team : HOKIES
24
Senate majority leader before Reid : FRIST
26
Erect : ONEND
27
Something lame, in modern slang : WEAKSAUCE
31
Head of Québec : TETE
32
What's generally spotted early on? : CHICKENPOX
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Sound trademark of 20th Century Fox : DOH
34
Put one over on : PRANKED
35
Stylish sort : FOP
36
Requiring no effort to take : ONAPLATTER
38
Routine part : JOKE
39
Sees red, say : GETSUPSET
40
Eager as heck : RARIN
41
Mideast political dynasty name : ASSAD
42
Doggone : DANGED
43
"You got the spot" : AHH
46
Short : SHY
47
"S.N.L." comic Bill : HADER
48
"1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)" rapper : COOLIO
50
Sierra Nevada competitor : SAMADAMS
53
Request to be excused : MAYIGO
54
"Dancing Machine" dance : THEROBOT
55
Gamut : EXTENT
56
Forwards : PASSESON
Down
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Schooner part : JIB
2
Many a Wall St. holding : MBA
3
"I can't help it if you're a jerk" : BELIKETHAT
4
"Hands off!" : ALLMINE
5
Muscular-looking, in slang : RIPPED
6
Some Hollywood archives : REELS
7
Phil of poker fame : IVEY
8
"Horatio, thou art ___ as just a man ...": Hamlet : EEN
9
Broth left after boiling greens, in the South : POTLIKKER
10
Went downhill fast : SCHUSSED
11
Tree that symbolizes immortality : YEW
12
Potter's supply : CLAY
13
Bar mitzvah highlight : HORA
14
Springfield Elementary employee : OTTO
20
Tournament part : BRACKET
22
"Yippee!" : HOTDOG
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Date on New Year's Day : ONEONE
24
Faked : FEINTED
25
Khakilike : TAN
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"How about this ...?" : WHATSAY
28
Freely contestable : UPFORGRABS
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One might mark a shopping cart's contents : COOKIE
30
Pay out : EXPEND
32
Gamble : CRAPSHOOT
34
Ion indicator : PLUSSIGN
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Nonproduct ad, for short : PSA
38
Miss in court? : JANEDOE
40
Some highway patrol equipment : RADARS
42
Skirts : DAMES
43
Ne plus ultra : ACME
44
Put one over on : HOAX
45
First or last name in the Baseball Hall of Fame : HOYT
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"Funny!" : HAHA
49
Sprawl, say : LIE
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Longtime sponsor of racing's #43 car : STP
51
Field call : MOO
52
Union, e.g.: Abbr. : STN

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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