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New York Times, Thursday, February 21, 2013

With 21- and 25-Down, lacking refinement ... like this puzzle's grid?

Author:
Paul Hunsberger
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Paul Hunsberger

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Hunsberger.
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© 2013, The New York Times2/21/13 ( No. 23,116 )
Across
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Dust Bowl phenomenon : DROUGHT
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Word with oyster or rose : BED
11
Chatter : GAB
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"Verrry interesting!" : WELLNOW
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Facebook co-founder Saverin : EDUARDO
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Total : ADDUPTO
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Shades, e.g. : EYEWEAR
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Travel option : RAIL
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"Grand, ungodly, godlike man" of fiction : AHAB
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Latin lover's whisper : TEAMO
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It might avoid a collar : FLEA
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"No ___!" : SIREE
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Biblical hunter : ESAU
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Last Pope Paolo, numerically : SESTO
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Goose : gaggle :: ___ : knot : TOAD
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Hotel room option : KING
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Be off : ERR
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Press : URGE
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Hierarchical level: Abbr. : ECH
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Charmin and others, for short : TPS
39
Started : FOUNDED
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Hi-___ : RES
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Move like a 29-Across : HOP
43
Stipend source : FUND
44
"Bewitched" wife, familiarly : SAM
46
Norway's patron saint : OLAF
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Skedaddles : GITS
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Spin-heavy shot : MASSE
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Spin-o-___ (360-degree hockey maneuver) : RAMA
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Commercial snack cakes : HOHOS
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Unbelievable, say : TALL
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A satellite may be kept in it : ORBIT
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First name in the 2012 Republican primary : NEWT
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Enterprise counselor : TROI
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Private performances? : USOTOUR
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Discuss in detail : HASHOUT
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Pull in the driveway, say : GETHOME
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Orchestrate : ARRANGE
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Suffers from : HAS
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What cats and waves do : LAP
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Seafloor features : TROUGHS
Down
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Overshadows : DWARFS
2
Traditional Irish brew : REDALE
3
Radio format : OLDIES
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Howl : ULULATE
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Econ. stat : GNP
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___ blazes : HOTAS
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___ wonder (Tone Loc or Crowded House, e.g.) : TWOHIT
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Apiarist's facial display : BEEBEARD
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Big name in ice cream : EDY
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Offenbach's "Belle nuit, ô nuit d'amour," e.g. : DUET
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Like frying vis-à-vis baking : GREASIER
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Unwillingness to yield : ADAMANCE
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New York City composition : BOROUGHS
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Every seven days : AWEEK
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See 32-Down : AROUNDTHE
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See 32-Down : EDGES
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"Carmina Burana" composer : ORFF
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With 21- and 25-Down, lacking refinement ... like this puzzle's grid? : ROUGH
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Cracker topper : EDAM
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Leaving no stone unturned : THOROUGH
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One is named for the explorer James Ross : POLARSEA
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Mass junk mailers : SPAMBOTS
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Worker's advocate : UNIONREP
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"The Bad News Bears" actor : MATTHAU
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Islam, e.g. : FAITH
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"Who cares?" : SOWHAT
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Unisex wrap : SARONG
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Shed, with "off" : SLOUGH
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In groups : ELITES
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"Octopus's Garden" singer : STARR
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Utility belt item : TOOL
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Actress Thurman : UMA
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Sign of a hit : SRO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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