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New York Times, Thursday, February 14, 2013

Author:
Jules P. Markey
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jules P. Markey

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQWZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Markey. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 0214 ( 23,109 )

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Across
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Tow job, maybe : REPO
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Saturn or Mercury : ORB
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Best buds? : ROSES
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Stylishness : ELAN
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___ canto : BEL
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A Jackson : LATOYA
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*Comfy place : FIRESIDE
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Rick who sang "Together Forever" : ASTLEY
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PayPal money : ECASH
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*Alternative to a Crock-Pot : DUTCHOVEN
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Clear : RID
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Oahu-to-Molokai dir. : ESE
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Truly : YEA
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Prefix with thermal : EXO
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*Metaphor for a sharp mind : STEELTRAP
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Make lean : DEFAT
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Woman in a garden : EVE
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American Heart Mo. (appropriately) : FEB
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Pitcher Hideo ___ : NOMO
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*Gathering spot for the upwardly mobile? : ELEVATORCAR
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Turn about : SLUE
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Discernment of a sort : EAR
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Enumeration follower : ETC
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What George lacks? : HARDG
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*Campaign from town to town : BARNSTORM
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Return address for many absentee ballots: Abbr. : APO
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Wall St. insider, maybe : ARB
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Like some stocks, for short : OTC
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Weak ___ : TEA
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*Where a cast may be found : BACKSTAGE
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Skater ___ Anton Ohno : APOLO
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Garment with buttons on the left : BLOUSE
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Welcoming symbol ... or what each part of the answers to the six starred clues can do? : OPENDOOR
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Compounds with nitrogen : AMINES
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Where a cast may be found : LEG
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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Sharp tastes : TANGS
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Big do : FRO
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Filibusterers, e.g.: Abbr. : SENS
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Directs : REFERS
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Draw : ELICIT
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Detour-causing event : PARADE
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Some poor Olympic scores : ONES
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Eastern wrap : OBI
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Like Texas vis-à-vis New York, politically : REDDER
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___ cheese : BLEU
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Four-time Pro Bowler Ahmad : RASHAD
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"Beetle Bailey" dog : OTTO
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Algebra problem directive : SOLVEFOR
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Test with letters : EYEEXAM
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Refuse : SAYNOTO
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Some frills : LACE
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Put off till later : SHELVE
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Universal donor's classification : TYPEO
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Case who co-founded AOL : STEVE
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Caught fish in a pot, say : EELED
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Broadcast workers' union : AFTRA
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Pass : ENACT
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Gen. Scowcroft who advised Ford and Bush : BRENT
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New mintage of 2002 : EUROCOIN
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Limerick scheme : AABBA
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Oncology procedure : CTSCAN
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Day of rest : SHABBAT
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One of the Canary Islands : LAPALMA
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Dangerous buildup in a mine : GASSES
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Onetime Ebert partner : ROEPER
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Eight-time Oscar nominee who never won : OTOOLE
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Advance again : RELOAN
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Hunters of the now-extinct moa : MAORIS
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Shippers' plans: Abbr. : RTES
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___ fu : KUNG
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"An expensive way of playing marbles," per G. K. Chesterton : GOLF
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P.R. agents' aids : PDAS
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Massage target, maybe : EGO

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

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