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New York Times, Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Author:
Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Elizabeth C. Gorski

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 219 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2016, The New York TimesNo. 0223 ( 24,213 )
Across
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It's often said with a smile : CHEESE
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Madrid-to-Lisbon dir. : WSW
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Black & Decker competitor : SKIL
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Medium for Michelangelo : MARBLE
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Characters on a wanted poster : AKA
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Bone parallel to the radius : ULNA
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Remove from practice : DISBAR
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Loved, as archaeological work? : DUG
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Forbid : DENY
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"Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" blonde : LORELEI
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Word with cream or cutie : PIE
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Volley : SALVO
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Inquires about : ASKSAFTER
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Come out on top : TRIUMPH
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Call on a dairy farm : MOO
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Non-pro? : ANTI
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Tiniest leftover : CRUMB
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Ones watching their plates? : UMPS
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2012 election name : MITT
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One of two in a Big Mac : PATTY
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___ land : LALA
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Bombard : PELT
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Makeshift ghost costume : SHEET
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One for Caesar? : UNUM
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Countless centuries : EON
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Bowling : TENPINS
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Pink shade : CARNATION
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One terminus of a Japanese bullet train : OSAKA
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Former ember : ASH
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Aids for some urban commuters : BUSMAPS
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Evil "Get Smart" group : KAOS
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Office PC setup : LAN
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Epoch when modern mammals arose : EOCENE
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It's a small whirl after all : EDDY
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Sundial three : III
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Stick : punishment :: ___ : reward : CARROT
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Simon ___ : SAYS
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BlackBerry, e.g., briefly : PDA
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Freeloader : SPONGE
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Military authority: Abbr. : CMD
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Beijing's river basin : HAI
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Nurse settings, briefly : ERS
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Flow back : EBB
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Skiing event with gates : SLALOM
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Dulles airport designer Saarinen : EERO
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Goes in up to one's knees, say : WADES
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Hide in the shadows : SKULK
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Fights, as war : WAGES
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Direction opposite nord : SUD
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Problem with lifting? : KLEPTOMANIA
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Belly button type : INNIE
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With 51-Down, description of the shaded answers? : LAYER
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Enthusiastic : RAHRAH
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Sam-___ (Seuss character) : IAM
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Passport certification : STAMP
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Golfer Palmer, informally : ARNIE
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Another nickname for the Ocean State : LITTLERHODY
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Big name in luxury bags : VUITTON
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Bunglings : FOULUPS
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H.M.O. doctor designations : PCPS
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Southwest Indian : UTE
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Virgil described its eruption in the "Aeneid" : MTETNA
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Tiny storage unit : BYTE
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Drop heavily : PLUNK
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"The Metamorphosis" protagonist : SAMSA
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Slap handcuffs on : NAB
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"Can't do it" : NOSOAP
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See 13-Down : CAKES
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Carne ___ (Mexican restaurant order) : ASADA
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Black flower in a Dumas title : TULIP
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"Let me repeat ..." : ISAID
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In ___ paratus (ready for anything) : OMNIA
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Muscles above the abs : PECS
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Part of DOS: Abbr. : SYS
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___-Magnon man : CRO
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Suffix with north : ERN
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Nutmeg-topped drink : NOG
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Summer on the Seine : ETE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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