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New York Times, Saturday, February 23, 2013

Author:
Todd Gross
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Todd Gross

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 60, Blocks: 42 Missing: {BGJQVZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Gross. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 0223 ( 23,118 )

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Across
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Dragging vehicles : ROADSTERS
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Massachusetts governor after John Hancock : SAMUELADAMS
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One who was very successful with numbered balls : MINNESOTAFATS
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Advance man? : LENDER
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Some clouds : STRATI
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Cerebral canals : ITERS
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Crook's mark : SAP
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Apostle of Ire. : STPAT
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Plate setting : TRAY
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Board game found in Egyptian tombs : SENET
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Group led by a Grand Exalted Ruler : ELKS
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"The Chronicles of Vladimir ___" (hit young adult book series about a vampire) : TOD
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Feature of some televised debates : SPLITSCREEN
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Spanish demonstrative : ESO
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Long and twisty : EELLIKE
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"The L Word" network, in listings : SHO
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Survey militarily : RECONNOITER
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Canvas in a wooden frame, of sorts : COT
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Yeomen of the Guard officer : EXON
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Ready to play : TUNED
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Number one, to some : SELF
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Old letters : RUNES
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"Combats avec ___ défenseurs!" (line from "La Marseillaise") : TES
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In a way, informally : KINDA
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Some Japanese-Americans : SANSEI
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Period of slow growth : WINTER
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One who is very successful with numbered balls : LOTTERYWINNER
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One getting laughs at others' expense : ROASTMASTER
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Exercise leader : PETEACHER
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Stopped flowing : RANDRY
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Exeunt ___ (stage direction) : OMNES
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Violin virtuoso Leopold : AUER
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French preposition : DES
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Street caution : SLO
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Part of an equitable trade, figuratively speaking : TAT
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Writer LeShan and others : EDAS
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Bundles of logs, maybe : RAFTS
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Not so dim : SMARTER
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Dublin-born singer with a 1990 #1 hit : SINEADOCONNOR
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Kings' home : STAPLESCENTER
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GQ sort of guy : METROSEXUAL
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Part-owner, say : STAKEHOLDER
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Mess makers : LITTERERS
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"Just a few more miles" : ITSNOTFAR
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Hit show : SELLOUT
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Chemical used in dyes : ANILINE
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Dress store section : PETITES
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Weary : SPENT
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Reproved, in a way : TSKED
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Sessions in D.C., say : SEN
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Battle of ___ (first Allied victory of W.W. I) : CER
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Like some shopping : ONESTOP
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Luster, e.g. : SINNER
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Gripping parts of gecko footpads : SETAE
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"Roots" family surname : KINTE
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Superlative suffix : IEST
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___ list : WISH
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Map abbr. : RTE
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Soprano Sumac : YMA
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Mil. branch disbanded in 1978 : WAC

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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