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New York Times, Saturday, February 13, 2010

"Caesar, now be still: / I kill'd not thee with half so good ___": Brutus

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Ashish Vengsarkar
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 34 Missing: {KQX} Spans: 6, (2 double stacks) This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. Vengsarkar. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York Times2/13/10 ( No. 22,012 )
Across
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1968 hit musical with the song "Life Is" : ZORBA
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Former transportation regulation agcy. : ICC
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Hot: Fr. : CHAUD
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"Caesar, now be still: / I kill'd not thee with half so good ___": Brutus : AWILL
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Whirl : TRY
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Stop from running, maybe : LASSO
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One making waves in the news business? : RADIOJOURNALIST
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What 36-Acrosses and 7-Down appreciate : FRESHVOCABULARY
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Gray and others : ASAS
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Sworn ___ (officially given the role of) : INAS
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Charter of Punta del Este grp. : OAS
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Omne vivum ex ___ (all life [is] from eggs: Lat.) : OVO
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"For the life ___ ..." : OFME
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Make plans to tie the knot : SETADATE
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Like Cuba and Venezuela, e.g. : ALLIED
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You, e.g. : CROSSWORDSOLVER
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Clear out : AERATE
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Mozzarella alternative : BELPAESE
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Cavort : ROMP
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Pen : CAN
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Community coll. prerequisite, maybe : GED
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Big Utah export : COAL
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It's written right to left : URDU
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Ones with reading schedules : MOBILELIBRARIES
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"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times ...," e.g. : OPENINGSENTENCE
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50-Down holder : STEIN
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John who pioneered time-lapse photography : OTT
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Some porcelain : EWERS
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Patisserie order : TORTE
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Intelligence grp. : NSA
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Parties with a whole lot of shaking going on : LUAUS
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Cup holder : ZARF
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Man ___ : OWAR
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Endure difficulties, with "out" : RIDEASTORM
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Paradise : BLISS
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Welcome to paradise? : ALOHA
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"Was ___ hard ...?" : ITOO
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You and others : CRUCIVERBALISTS
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Rostand hero : CYRANO
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Santa ___ : CLAUS
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Long way? : HALL
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It's west of the Sea of Okhotsk : ASIA
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Former part of 11-Down: Abbr. : USSR
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Feeble-minded : DOTY
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Certain H.S. teams : JVS
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Draft org. : NBA
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Academy offering : OSCAR
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___ di linea (flier to Italy) : AEREO
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Iowa relative : OTO
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Pot on a fire : OLLA
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Like an old English coin worth 105 shillings : FIVEGUINEA
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Reagan cabinet member : MEESE
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Conqueror of Northumbria in 946 : EDRED
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Express letters? : ASAP
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It ends in the fall: Abbr. : DST
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Dazzle : AWE
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It's sometimes seen in the corner of a TV screen: Abbr. : ASL
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Prune : LOP
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___ mother : DEN
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Brand for the bath : CALGON
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Singer profiled in "Sweet Dreams" : CLINE
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Vintner's prefix : OEN
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Holder of a "leaf-fringed legend," to Keats : URN
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Honey badger : RATEL
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Sch. in Madison, N.J. : DREWU
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___ of all : MOST
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Prefix with -metry : OPTO
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Contents of a 56-Across : BEER
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Questionnaire datum: Abbr. : INIT
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Not fully tested : BETA
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Soft shade : ECRU
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Part of a committee sched. : SESS

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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