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New York Times, Saturday, February 22, 2014

"___ a man in Reno" ("Folsom Prison Blues" lyric)

Author:
Evan Birnholz
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 27 Missing: {FQZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Birnholz.
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© 2014, The New York Times2/22/14 ( No. 23,482 )
Across
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Ones who think things are good as gold? : ALCHEMISTS
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Like metals used by 1-Across : BASE
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Feared sight on the Spanish Main : PIRATESHIP
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Obama's favorite character on "The Wire" : OMAR
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Like some parents : STAYATHOME
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Big long-distance carrier? : SEMI
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Coastal fish consumers : ERNS
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Much may follow it : HOW
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Composer of the opera "Rusalka" : DVORAK
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Deal with : SEETO
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People might pass for them, for short : TDS
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High line in the Middle East : EMIRS
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Small cell : AAA
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Brand of body washes : OLAY
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Grp. with the Office of Iraq Analysis : CIA
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Art that uses curse words? : BLACKMAGIC
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Volt-ampere : WATT
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Takes the plunge : RISKSIT
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Peak transmission setting of old? : MTSINAI
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Declines, with "out" : OPTS
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Fall apart : COMEUNDONE
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Score abbr. : ARR
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First name of Woodstock's last performer : JIMI
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Split second? : PEE
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Golden, in Granada : DEORO
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Hit with skits, for short : SNL
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Get off the drive, say : ERASE
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No-gooder : BADEGG
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2012 baseball All-Star Kinsler : IAN
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Some plans for the future, briefly : IRAS
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Rackets : ADOS
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High spirits? : ARCHANGELS
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Land capturer, in literature : NEMO
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"Bummer" : WHATASHAME
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Tied : DREW
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Whip wielder : DOMINATRIX
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Vaulted areas : APSES
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Tall order at a British pub : LITRE
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Big picker-upper? : CRANE
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Frequent Monet subjects : HAYSTACKS
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Projection in the air, for short : ETA
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Kind of bust : METH
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"___ a man in Reno" ("Folsom Prison Blues" lyric) : ISHOT
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Well-trained boxer, maybe : SHOWDOG
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Punk rocker Armstrong with a 2012 Grammy : TIM
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Reached 100, say : SPED
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Near to one's heart : BOSOM
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First drink ever ordered by James Bond : AMERICANO
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Do-gooder : SAMARITAN
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Composer called a "gymnopédiste" : ERIKSATIE
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Woe, in Yiddish : VEY
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Symbols of might : OAKS
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Scuzz : SLIME
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Facebook connections in Florence? : AMICI
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Start sputtering, say : ACTUP
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Aid in fast networking : BROADBAND
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One getting messages by word of mouth? : LIPREADER
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Site of the 1992 Republican National Convention : ASTRODOME
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Very small (and very important) matter : ATOMS
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Like some missed field goals : WIDERIGHT
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Weapon in "The Mikado" : SNEE
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Telejournalist's item : MINICAM
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Part of many a training regimen : JOG
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Plant in subsequent seasons : RESOW
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"Swing Shift" Oscar nominee : LAHTI
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In the back : AREAR
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Game stew : SALMI
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Locale of London Stansted Airport : ESSEX
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"Good ___ A'mighty!" : GAWD
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Side in an Indian restaurant : NAAN
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Certain sorority chapter : RHO
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Tapping grp. : NSA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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