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New York Times, Monday, February 20, 2012

February occasion, some of whose honorees can be found in the answers to the five starred clues

Author:
Samuel A. Donaldson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Samuel A. Donaldson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Donaldson. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York Times2/20/12 ( No. 22,749 )

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Across
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Patriot Allen with the Green Mountain Boys : ETHAN
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Things "bursting in air" : BOMBS
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With 17-Across, value of some opinions : TWO
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Pageant headgear : TIARA
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Sans-serif typeface : ARIAL
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Many, many years : EON
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See 11-Across : CENTS
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*Some reddish-orange caviar : SALMONROE
20
Work unit : ERG
21
Silent performer : MIME
22
Renders null : VOIDS
23
*Major road : TRAFFICARTERY
27
Steve of "The Office" : CARELL
28
Prisoner : INMATE
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*Nancy Pelosi was the first person ever to have this title in Congress : MADAMSPEAKER
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Hypothetical cases : IFS
38
French king : ROI
39
Driver's licenses and such, in brief : IDS
40
*Parliamentary procedure : RULESOFORDER
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Big supermarket chain : KROGER
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See 26-Down : ONEILL
52
February occasion, some of whose honorees can be found in the answers to the five starred clues : PRESIDENTSDAY
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Four straight wins to start the World Series, e.g. : SWEEP
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Tidy : NEAT
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Ash holder : URN
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*Really hunger for : LUSTAFTER
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Had title to : OWNED
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Buckeyes' sch. : OSU
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Snoozed : SLEPT
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World, in Italian : MONDO
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Mind-reading skill, for short : ESP
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Part of the body above the waist : TORSO
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Show of overwhelming love : SWOON
Down
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"And so on, and so on" : ETCETC
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___ del Fuego : TIERRA
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Where airplanes are repaired : HANGAR
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"A work of ___ is a confession": Camus : ART
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"If I Ruled the World" rapper : NAS
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Fundamental : BASIC
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Commercial suffix akin to "à go-go" : ORAMA
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Distance runner : MILER
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Blast sound : BAM
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Ljubljana dweller : SLOVENE
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Dish marinated in sweetened soy sauce : TERIYAKI
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Lumber : WOOD
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Low bills : ONES
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"___ Rae" (Sally Field film) : NORMA
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Not very spicy : MILD
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Not masc. : FEM
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State south of Ga. : FLA
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With 48-Across, leader of the House of Representatives, 1977-87 : TIP
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Turner who founded CNN : TED
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Hesitant sounds : ERS
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Dog sound : ARF
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Cow sound : MOO
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Francis Drake, Isaac Newton or Mix-a-Lot : SIR
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Needle : IRK
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PETA target : FUR
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What a ramp does : SLOPESUP
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White-feathered wader : EGRET
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Purposely ignore : SEEPAST
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Surgery sites, for short : ORS
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Word before know and care : DONT
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Suffix with differ : ENT
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Hi-___ monitor : RES
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"No idea" : IDUNNO
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Texas city on the Rio Grande : LAREDO
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The "L" of L.B.J. : LYNDON
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Bury : INTER
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Areas explored by submarines : DEEPS
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Keep one's ___ the ground : EARTO
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___ gin fizz : SLOE
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Scaredy-cat : WUSS
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___-Jo ('88 Olympics track star) : FLO
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Meditation sounds : OMS
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"Holy moly!" : WOW

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle.

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