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MARK MY WORDS

New York Times, Sunday, February 17, 2013

Author:
Ian Livengood and J.A.S.A. Crossword Class
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ian Livengood

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {Q} Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzlemakers This is puzzle # 24 for Mr. Livengood. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jim Horne notes:

Compare with this 1998 grid by Robert H. Wolfe. It even has the same central answer, only running vertically. The puzzle here differs in that, for the Down answers, the punctuation marks must be spelled out.

FROST/NIXON was the answer to one of my favorite recent clues: Slashed picture of 2008?

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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 0217 ( 23,112 )
Across
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Summation symbol in math : SIGMA
6
Baseball team's leading hitter : BIGBAT
12
Gotham police procedural : CSI:NY
18
"Your ___ ..." : HONOR
19
Body of water on the Uzbek border : ARALSEA
21
Post-1968 tennis : OPENERA
22
Silly : INANE
23
Magic, once : LALAKER
24
Rear guard? : MUDFLAP
25
CVS competitor : RITEAID
27
What a faker may put on : ACT
28
Gotham-bound luggage letters : LGA
30
Estuary, e.g. : ARM
31
Like a walk in the park : EASY
32
Group with the monster 1994 album "Monster" : REM
34
Like the dish kimchi : KOREAN
36
Followers of 1-Acrosses : TAUS
38
"Aida" figure : PHARAOH
41
Preserve, as fodder : ENSILE
43
It's good for what ails you : SPA
45
Cool people : THEIN-CROWD
48
Sugar suffix : OSE
49
What a raised hand may signal : STOP
50
Nuts : LOONS
51
Show tune with the lyric "Here am I, your special island" : BALIHAI
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Cosine reciprocal : SECANT
55
1960s-'70s drama set in San Francisco : IRONSIDE
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Allow : ENABLE
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Egg choice : LARGE
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Go up against : DEFY
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Heart : PITH
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Bitmap image : GIF
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Thor's domain : THUNDER
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1968 movie directed by Paul Newman : RACHEL,RACHEL
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Forerun : PRECEDE
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Chaney of "Of Mice and Men" : LON
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Beast that killed Adonis : BOAR
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Way off : AFAR
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Actor Quinn : AIDAN
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"Heavens to Betsy!" : YEGODS
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What many op art designs appear to do : UNDULATE
86
Fictional Indiana town where "Parks and Recreation" is set : PAWNEE
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Upside-down container : CAKEPAN
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Space effect, for short : ZEROG
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Word from Hamlet while holding a skull : ALAS
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Pince-___ : NEZ
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Tony-nominated play made into an Oscar-nominated movie : FROST/NIXON
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Paper size: Abbr. : LTR
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Dance in 3/4 time : BOLERO
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China and environs : THEEAST
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It might come out in the wash : ODOR
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Lacking scruples : AMORAL
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B&O and others : RRS
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Silent interval : REST
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1945 Pacific battle site, informally : IWO
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Catch : NAB
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Abe : FIN
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Relatively inexpensive wrap : FAKEFUR
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Had a senior moment : BLANKED
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Work from a folder : ORIGAMI
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Island SW of Majorca : IBIZA
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Some paneling : VENEERS
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Old North State native : TARHEEL
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Piece of the past : RELIC
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Co-founder of Death Row Records : DR.DRE
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Some ocean debris : JETSAM
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Pastime for Barack Obama at Camp David : SKEET
Down
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English division : SHIRE
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Coastal Anatolian region : IONIA
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Barbecue annoyances : GNATS
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Miss at the movies? : MONEYPENNY
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Region : AREA
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Twaddle : BALDERDASH
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Tax law subj. : IRA
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Big do : GALA
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There's no escaping this : BLACKHOLE
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Request that one attend : ASKTO
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Certain joint : TEE
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Apple core, briefly : CPU
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Unruffled : SEDATE
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Prefix with red : INFRA
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One of the usual suspects? : COLONELMUSTARD
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Org. with an eagle in its logo : NRA
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Piehole : YAP
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"Blues in the Night" composer Harold : ARLEN
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Certain sultan's subjects : OMANIS
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Country with a supreme leader : IRAN
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Petroleum distillate : GASOIL
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Source of the line "What's done is done" : MACBETH
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Ginger feature : REDHAIR
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Drunkard : SPONGE
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Angry cat's sound : HISS
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1/24 of un giorno : ORA
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"___ Miz" : LES
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Better suited : APTER
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Careered : TORE
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Split part of a reindeer : HOOF
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Rank below group captain : WINGCOMMANDER
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Car radio button : SCAN
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Top : LID
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'90s-'00s Britcom : ABFAB
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Month after Av : ELUL
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Microsoft Surface competitor : IPAD
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Uncertain : DICEY
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Tom Cruise's character in "Mission: Impossible" : ETHAN
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Hägar's wife in the funnies : HELGA
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Round up : HERD
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___ Laënnec, inventor of the stethoscope : RENE
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Pursue : LOOKFOR
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Certain bid, informally : COUNTER
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Kind of court or cross : PAPAL
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Bridge dividing the San Marco and San Polo districts : RIALTO
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Early 20th century, in British history : EDWARDIANPERIOD
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Pink-slips : CANS
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Answer man? : ALEXTREBEK
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Old West casino game : FARO
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Oceans : ATON
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Pump option: Abbr. : REG
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Itch cause : ECZEMA
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It brightens up a performance : SPOTLIGHT
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Yom Kippur War weaponry : UZIS
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Record producer Brian : ENO
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Gray shade : ASH
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Twisty-horned creatures : ELANDS
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"Halloween," e.g. : SLASHERFILM
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Opportunity creator : NASA
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Go-between : BROKER
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Sci-fi staple : ROBOT
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Partner of operated : OWNED
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Blazing : AFIRE
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Submit an online return : EFILE
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"___ Q" (Creedence Clearwater Revival hit) : SUZIE
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Plot : TRACT
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Dundee denials : NAES
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Cocktails with crème de cassis : KIRS
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Letters on briefs : BVD
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Celtic water deity : LER
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Poet's "before" : ERE
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Post-1858 rule : RAJ
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"Give ___ break!" : MEA

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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