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New York Times, Tuesday, February 14, 2012

36-Across : Anti-bullfighting org.

Author:
Paula Gamache
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {XZ} Spans: 2 Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzlemakers This is puzzle # 76 for Ms. Gamache.
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© 2012, The New York Times2/14/12 ( No. 22,743 )
Across
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TV shopper's channel : QVC
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Quaint "Oh, don't be silly!" : PSHAW
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Cathode's counterpart : ANODE
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Part of AT&T: Abbr. : TEL
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Period in history : EPOCH
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Examiner of sunken ships, perhaps : DIVER
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Glass of "This American Life" : IRA
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Neighbor of Venice : SANTAMONICA
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Some makeup : POWDER
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RR stop : STA
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Tweak some text : EDIT
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Western Indians : UTES
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Kanye West's genre : RAP
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Cocktails made with Southern Comfort, sloe gin, amaretto and orange juice : ALABAMASLAMMERS
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Anti-bullfighting org. : PETA
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Thing : ENTITY
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Sign before Virgo : LEO
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With 42-Across, one who might memorize 64-Across? : LATIN
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Lower, as the lights : DIM
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See 39-Across : LOVER
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Charlottesville sch. : UVA
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"Rats!" : DARNIT
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Wren den : NEST
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Perfect Sleeper and others : SERTAMATTRESSES
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Alias : AKA
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Flat bottom? : SOLE
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40 acres, maybe : FARM
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N N N, to Greeks : NUS
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Small bus : JITNEY
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Classical trio found inside 18-, 28- and 49-Across : AMOAMASAMAT
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Simple vow : IDO
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What "cheese" produces : SMILE
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New Brunswick neighbor : MAINE
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Merry : GAY
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Sign of availability : TOLET
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Indelicate : CRASS
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Medical plan option, for short : HMO
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Common makeup applicator : QTIP
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Florida's ___ Beach : VERO
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Crab serving : CLAW
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Old Spanish coin : PESETA
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"I'm tired of your lies" : SPAREME
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Baby doll : HON
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Takes steps : ACTS
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"Guess ___?" : WHAT
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Hubbub : ADO
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School night bedtime, maybe : NINEPM
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Poet banished by the emperor Augustus : OVID
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Prefix with bel : DECI
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Quod ___ demonstrandum : ERAT
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The Marquis de Sade delivered his eulogy : MARAT
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United Arab Emirates member : DUBAI
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Actress Bullock : SANDRA
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___ nitrate : AMYL
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100 : APLUS
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Time off : LEAVE
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Oil from flower petals : ATTAR
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Time in the service : STINT
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Boundaries : LIMITS
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"The Lord of the Rings" race : ELVES
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Pee Wee of baseball : REESE
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Does some pre-laundry work : SORTS
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Fargo's state: Abbr. : NDAK
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First stage : ONSET
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Big appliance maker : AMANA
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Paris and Hector, e.g. : TROJANS
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"Hot" dish : TAMALE
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They hold power : ELITES
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Partner of hard : FAST
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Cannonballs and such : AMMO
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Make muddy : ROIL
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"The Few, the Proud ..." grp. : USMC
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Coal-rich region of Germany : SAAR
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Approaching : NIGH
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Cheese coated in red wax : EDAM
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Fad item of 1962 : YOYO
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Bumped into : MET
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Hamm of soccer : MIA

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