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New York Times, Friday, February 17, 2012

Author:
Ian Livengood
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ian Livengood

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 26 Missing: {JKQZ} Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzlemakers This is puzzle # 16 for Mr. Livengood. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0217 ( 22,746 )
Across
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Stud, say : BABEMAGNET
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Court defendant: Abbr. : RESP
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He played Don Altobello in "The Godfather Part III" : ELIWALLACH
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Fair : EXPO
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Side effect? : AFTERTASTE
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Hillbilly's plug : CHAW
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More, to a 37-Down : MAS
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Eric of "Funny People," 2009 : BANA
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It's gradually shrinking in the Arctic : SEAICE
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Lost traction : SLID
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One punched in an office : STAPLER
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Kitchen dusting aid : SIFTER
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Admirable person : CLASSACT
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They might be left hanging : CHADS
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Not pussyfooting : BLUNT
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1990s Indian P.M. : RAO
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"Youth With a Skull" painter : HALS
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Didn't use a high enough 45-Across, maybe : FRIED
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Carpenter's groove : DADO
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Some E.M.T. cases : ODS
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They stand for things : NOUNS
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Kind of nut : BETEL
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Evenly matched : ONETOONE
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Employees at a ritzy hotel : VALETS
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Is routed by : LOSESTO
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Whiff : HINT
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Hand holder? : MITTEN
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Grain, e.g. : FEED
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Ray blockage no. : SPF
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Month whose zodiac sign is a fish : ADAR
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"Lady Baltimore" novelist, 1906 : OWENWISTER
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Prefix with 3-Down : TERA
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"It'll be O.K." lead-in : THERETHERE
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Tummy filler : EATS
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"Whoa, not so fast!" : EASYDOESIT
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Appear thrilled : BEAM
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Two before Charlie : ALFA
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Computing 0s and 1s : BITS
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Milk source : EWE
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Sense, slangily : MARBLES
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Aquila's brightest star : ALTAIR
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Secretive body part : GLAND
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Mariner's grp. : NASA
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Outer: Prefix : ECT
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Postapocalyptic best seller of 1978 : THESTAND
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Wraps up : RECAPS
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Send : EXHILARATE
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Flighty type : SPACECADET
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Drills, e.g. : POWERTOOLS
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League division : EAST
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Criteria: Abbr. : STDS
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Veers sharply : SLUES
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Friend one grows up with, often : SCHOOLMATE
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"News to me!" : IHADNOIDEA
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Reason for a track delay : FALSESTART
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"Faded Love" singer, 1963 : CLINE
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Film with the tagline "Borat was so 2006" : BRUNO
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Where following a star might lead you : FOOTNOTE
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Shoulder press target, briefly : DELT
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It's in front of the cockpit : NOSE
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South-of-the-border bad guy : BANDITO
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Colorful additions to tanks : TETRAS
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Beheld : VIEWED
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Name in seven Shakespeare titles : HENRY
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Charges from counsel : FEES
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They may be prayed to in Fr. : STES
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Graceful fairy : PERI
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Part of a long neck : FRET
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"Huh?" : WHA
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"___ being Brand" (Cummings poem) : SHE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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