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New York Times, Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Author:
Karen Young Bonin
Editor:
Will Shortz
"The occupation of the idle man, the distraction of the warrior, the peril of the sovereign," per Napoleon
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 42 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 13 for Ms. Bonin.
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© 2012, The New York Times2/22/12 ( No. 22,751 )
Across
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Act greedy : GRAB
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Newsman Lou : DOBBS
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Stand taken by a debater : DAIS
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Elton John/Tim Rice musical : AIDA
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___ Gay : ENOLA
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Austen heroine : EMMA
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Jeering from the bleachers : BOOS
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Broom made of twigs : BESOM
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Crazy sort : LOON
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End of some medieval tournament action? : KNIGHTSGOING
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Charger : STEED
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Part of the translation of "anno Domini" : OUR
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Weapons that hit in a medieval tournament? : CONTACTLANCES
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Sum up : ADD
34
Holy book : KORAN
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Middleton and Moss : KATES
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Estuaries : RIAS
40
Track figure : MILER
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Flood survivor : NOAH
43
"The Most Happy ___" : FELLA
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Imitated a wolf : BAYED
47
Spanish bear : OSO
48
Really boring medieval tournaments? : LISTSWEFORGET
51
Actress Zadora : PIA
52
Unwelcome growth : WEEDS
53
Joking around at a medieval tournament? : JOUSTKIDDING
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See 58-Down : ETCH
61
Noted declarer of bankruptcy in 2001 : ENRON
62
Olympics jump : AXEL
66
W.W. II battle site : STLO
67
Accustom : INURE
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"The occupation of the idle man, the distraction of the warrior, the peril of the sovereign," per Napoleon : LOVE
69
Creature known scientifically as Bufo bufo : TOAD
70
Heavy reading : TOMES
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Donald and Ivana, for instance : EXES
Down
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Shoot the breeze : GAB
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Carnival city : RIO
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Fracas : ADO
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Hamper : BASKET
5
Actress Mazar : DEBI
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Fairly uncommon blood type, informally : ONEG
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Nonsense : BOSH
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Black mark : BLOT
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Biblical fellow who was dis-tressed? : SAMSON
10
"Back to the Future" transport : DELOREAN
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Mine, in Marseille : AMOI
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Springsteen's "___ Fire" : IMON
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Told all to the cops : SANG
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Mont. neighbor : NDAK
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Crud : GUCK
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Chow down on : SCARF
24
___ for (really delicious) : TODIE
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Ultimate object : ENDALL
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Follower of many a dot : COM
29
Some daily papers, informally : TRIBS
30
TV courtroom drama, 1986-94 : LALAW
31
Start or finish of an aphorism regarding justice : ANEYE
32
Patsy : STOOGE
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Made less rigorous : EASED
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Things binge drinkers sometimes do : SHOTS
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Sloppy : SLIPSHOD
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Zebra : REF
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___ were : ASIT
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Blue : DOWN
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Accept punishment : TAKEIT
50
Entertain : REGALE
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Witticism : JEST
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Anne Frank's father : OTTO
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's alma mater, in brief : UCLA
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___ time at all : INNO
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Oil container : DRUM
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French artist famous for 60-Acrossing : DORE
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Juana ___ de la Cruz, Mexican poet/nun : INES
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Losing row : XOX
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Brink : EVE
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French article : LES

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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