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New York Times, Tuesday, February 21, 2012

3-Down : "Star Wars" weapon

Author:
Caleb Madison
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 24 for Mr. Madison.
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© 2012, The New York Times2/21/12 ( No. 22,750 )
Across
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"OMG ur so funny!" : LOL
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"You flatter me too much!" : OHSTOP
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Vatican locale : ROME
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"Who ___?" : AMI
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Complain : REPINE
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Any of the singers of the 1973 #1 hit "Love Train" : OJAY
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Something to hang your hat on : PEG
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"Platoon" director : OLIVERSTONE
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"That tastes awful!" comments : UGHS
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Leandro's partner in a Handel title : ERO
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Camel refueling spots : OASES
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Comedian who voiced the lead role in "Ratatouille" : PATTONOSWALT
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It gets flatter as it gets older : SODA
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Little blobs on slides : AMOEBAE
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Material for a military uniform : KHAKI
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Vassal : SERF
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Peculiar : ODD
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Tom Cruise's "Risky Business" co-star : REBECCADEMORNAY
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Fury : IRE
43
Mtn. stats : HGTS
44
Sonnets and such : POEMS
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Big cake maker : SARALEE
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Paneled rooms, often : DENS
49
Igor player in "Young Frankenstein" : MARTYFELDMAN
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Audibly amazed : AGASP
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Old nuclear regulatory org. : AEC
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Modern prefix with mom : OCTO
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What the starts of 18-, 24-, 38- and 49-Across each won : BESTPICTURE
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Navy noncom : CPO
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"Fifteen Miles on the ___ Canal" : ERIE
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Necessary : NEEDED
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Symbol of sturdiness : OAK
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Blue-green shade : TEAL
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Sends to the dump : TOSSES
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Soph., jr. and sr. : YRS
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Drink greedily : LAPUP
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Ω : OMEGA
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"Star Wars" weapon : LIGHTSABER
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Gold, in Guadalupe : ORO
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State capital whose main street is named Last Chance Gulch : HELENA
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Vice president Agnew : SPIRO
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Saves for later viewing, in a way : TIVOS
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2000 Beatles album or its peak chart position : ONE
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The "p" of r.p.m. : PER
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Spin on an axis : ROTATE
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13-Down, south of the border : OJOS
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Neck line? : MANE
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11-Down, north of the border : EYES
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Unaided : SOLO
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Feed, as a fire : STOKE
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Like much of Pindar's work : ODIC
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They might be hawked : WARES
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Kind of radio : AMFM
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Sci-fi physician played by DeForest Kelley : BONESMCCOY
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Leading man? : ADAM
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Ben & Jerry's competitor : EDYS
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___ Kross ('90s rap duo) : KRIS
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Juno, in Greece : HERA
35
Bob of "How I Met Your Mother" : SAGET
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N.Y.C. summer hrs. : EDT
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"If I Could Turn Back Time" singer, 1989 : CHER
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German car : OPEL
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Sonata part : RONDO
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Brew named for a Dutch river : AMSTEL
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Nordic native : LAPP
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Edict : DECREE
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Rowdy ___, "Rawhide" cowboy : YATES
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Fights that go on and on : FEUDS
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For face value : ATPAR
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Crannies : NOOKS
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Help in crime : ABET
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Actor Richard : GERE
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Most of Turkey is in it : ASIA
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Stat that a QB doesn't want to be high: Abbr. : INT
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Corp. honcho : CEO
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Mag. staff : EDS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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