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New York Times, Saturday, February 18, 2012

Author:
Matt Ginsberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Matt Ginsberg

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 27 Missing: {FJKQXZ} This is puzzle # 30 for Mr. Ginsberg. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Notepad: This puzzle has two bonus answers in appropriate places. Can you find them?
Jim Horne notes:

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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0218 ( 22,747 )

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Across
1
Big chickens : ROASTERS
9
Seat cushions? : TUSHES
15
Loose : ONTHELAM
16
Like Fiennes's Shakespeare : INLOVE
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Supply in a camper's first-aid kit : CALAMINE
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Actress Matlin : MARLEE
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W.W. II inits. : OPA
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British meat pies : PASTIES
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Soviet accords? : DAS
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Maine's ___ Bay : CASCO
25
Locks : HAIR
26
Kind of cloud : OORT
27
Vertical: Prefix : ORTH
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Anderson who wrote "My Life in High Heels" : LONI
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1950s-'60s singer Jackson, the Queen of Rockabilly : WANDA
30
Forum : Rome :: ___ : Athens : AGORA
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Go on : NATTER
33
Exchange : SWAPOUT
36
Talking-tos : SERMONS
37
"Save the ___" (conservationists' catchphrase) : TIGERS
38
A park may have one : THEME
39
No challenge : ASNAP
40
See 51-Across : AROD
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Stoked : AGOG
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Grand : THOU
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Stern contemporary : IMUS
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Massey of "Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man" : ILONA
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"This is a test. For the next 60 seconds ..." org. : EBS
49
Beats : RHYTHMS
51
Notable stat for 40-Across : RBI
52
Nickname for Warren Weber in an old sitcom : POTSIE
54
Rowdy : HOOLIGAN
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"I'm a walking, talking ___": Larry David : ENIGMA
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Resting : INREPOSE
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Bee wine : NECTAR
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Veteran : SEASONED
Down
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Plain's opposite : ROCOCO
2
Commensurate (with) : ONAPAR
3
"It's about time!" : ATLAST
4
Doo-wop syllable : SHA
5
Grave, for one : TEMPO
6
"Confessions of a Drunkard" writer, 1822 : ELIA
7
Didn't have enough : RANSHORT
8
"The Brandenburgers in Bohemia" composer : SMETANA
9
Scrabble accessory : TIMER
10
Final pharaoh of the Fifth Dynasty, whose pyramid is near Cairo : UNAS
11
Canon type, briefly : SLR
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Retain : HOLDONTO
13
Classic actress who played the principal in "Grease" : EVEARDEN
14
Reel : SEESTARS
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Junior Jr. : III
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Hat : CHAPEAU
26
Dish eaten with a spoon : OATMEAL
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"___ on First" (1981 comedian's biography) : LOUS
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Tune (up) : WARM
31
Hiking snack : GORP
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Aid consideration : NEED
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Big house : STATEPEN
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Offensive formation : WISHBONE
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Uncommitted : AGNOSTIC
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Sacagawea, for one : SHOSHONE
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"In actuality ..." : TRUTHIS
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Minnesota senator Klobuchar : AMY
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Homer's "dread monster" : GORGON
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Not home? : ONBASE
44
Picked up : GAINED
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Gossip opening : IHEAR
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Key chain? : ISLES
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Italian lyrical verse : RIMA
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N.F.L. coach Jim : MORA
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___ Friday : SGT
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Bit of news in the financial sect. : IPO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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