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New York Times, Monday, February 11, 2013

Author:
Gary Cee
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Gary Cee

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QVXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Cee. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 0211 ( 23,106 )
Across
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Use a wire brush on : SCRUB
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Event Cinderella attended : BALL
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Turkish military leader : AGHA
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Sports venue : ARENA
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Certain woodwind : OBOE
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Serious-looking : GRIM
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A little lit : TIPSY
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Personal enforcer in "The Godfather" : LUCABRASI
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Employ : USE
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Even's opposite : ODD
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Housetops : ROOFS
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Onetime name at New York's Rockefeller Center : RCABUILDING
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Initials at the start of a memo : FYI
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Home to the N.F.L.'s Saints, informally : NOLA
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The Eagles' "___ Eyes" : LYIN
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No ___, ands or buts : IFS
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Meadow : LEA
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Swindle : SCAM
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Aunt, in Acapulco : TIA
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Skill with a paintbrush, say : ARTISTICABILITY
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Actress Arthur : BEA
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Country south of Ecuador : PERU
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___ alai : JAI
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Antlered animal : ELK
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Archipelago part : ISLE
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Trims the lawn : MOWS
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Coat and ___ : TIE
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Actress who married Justin Timberlake in 2012 : JESSICABIEL
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Descendant : SCION
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24-hr. source of money : ATM
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Luau neckwear : LEI
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Split the taxi fare ... and what the words do in 18-, 24-, 39- and 55-Across : SHAREACAB
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Mix : BLEND
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Foot-long sandwich : HERO
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Ring up : CALL
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Like a coincidence that makes you go "Hmm ..." : EERIE
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Adam and Eve's garden : EDEN
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___ of life (part of 70-Across) : TREE
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Traditional Valentine's Day gift : ROSES
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Planet with rings : SATURN
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Shortening brand : CRISCO
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Nullify, as a law : REPEAL
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Young ___ (kids) : UNS
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Louisiana body of water : BAYOU
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How to "go where no man has gone before" : BOLDLY
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___ Dhabi : ABU
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___ cit. (footnote abbr.) : LOC
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Get the hang of : LEARN
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Farming-related: Prefix : AGRO
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Writing on the wall : GRAFFITI
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Tantrum : HISSYFIT
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French friend : AMI
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Marsh : BOG
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Open wider, as a pupil : DILATE
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48-Across east of Java : BALI
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Talk over : DISCUSS
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Ancient native of 45-Across : INCA
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"___, old chap!" : ISAY
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Paranormal power, for short : ESP
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Utterly hopeless : ABJECT
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Actress Farrow : MIA
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Aid and ___ : ABET
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Got a kick out of : RELISHED
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Friendly send-off : TAKECARE
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Colored eye part : IRIS
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Arm or leg : LIMB
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Legally obligated : LIABLE
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Edmonton hockey team : OILERS
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Hot dog, informally : WEENIE
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Projector inserts : SLIDES
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QB Namath or Montana : JOE
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Make into law : ENACT
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Deep yellow : AMBER
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Fe, chemically : IRON
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"That's all ___ wrote!" : SHE
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Ford or Lincoln : CAR
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Taproom order : ALE
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Sign between Cancer and Virgo : LEO

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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