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New York Times, Friday, February 24, 2012

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 64, Blocks: 32 Missing: {FJQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 159 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0224 ( 22,753 )

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Across
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Cuisine featuring nam prik : THAI
5
Identifies : PEGS
9
Counterpart : MATE
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Mezzo-soprano Marilyn : HORNE
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1968 Best Actor nominee for "The Fixer" : ALANBATES
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A blimp may hover over one : ARENA
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Induce squirming in, perhaps : EMBARRASS
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Coat that's easy to take off : WATERBASEPAINT
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French loanword that literally means "rung on a ladder" : ECHELON
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Colors : TINCTS
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Perfect : DEADON
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It was MSNBC's highest-rated program when canceled in 2003 : DONAHUE
26
Antique shop purchase : CURIO
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Wizard's garment : ROBE
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Paper assets : STOCKSANDSHARES
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Device with a hard disk : TIVO
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It has a denomination of $1,000 : TNOTE
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Homeric character who commits matricide : ORESTES
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Weapons used to finish off the Greek army at Thermopylae : ARROWS
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What a robot might resemble : PERSON
47
To the left : LIBERAL
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Psychedelic 1968 song featuring a lengthy drum solo : INAGADDADAVIDA
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What a whatnot has : BRICABRAC
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Like molasses : GOOEY
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Danger for a climber : ROCKSLIDE
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President's daughter on "The West Wing" : ELLIE
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Alternative to "your" : ONES
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Company whose Nasdaq symbol is the company's name : EBAY
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Keep alive, as a fire : TEND
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Showed a bit more friendliness : THAWED
2
Poet who gave us "carpe diem" : HORACE
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Singer at Barack's inauguration : ARETHA
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Poor : INNEED
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Hymn sung to Apollo : PAEAN
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Trees in Gray's country churchyard : ELMS
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Kaplan who co-hosted six seasons of "High Stakes Poker" : GABE
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Acknowledge a commander's entrance, maybe : SNAPTO
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Pizza sauce : MARINARA
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Not going with the flow? : ATANCHOR
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Round-bottomed container : TESTTUBE
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Letter on Kal-El's costume : ESS
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One hanging at a temple : EARLOCK
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It's all in your head : BRAIN
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Christmas green? : BONUS
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Gets the gist : SEES
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Dimwit : DODO
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"I hate it when that happens!" : RATS
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Business often located near an interstate : INN
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Obstruct : STOP
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Trunk item : TIREIRON
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Too accommodating for one's own good : OVERNICE
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Once-autonomous people of southern Russia : COSSACKS
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Sober : STAID
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Nonwoody plant parts : HERBAGE
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Senate sheets : TOGAS
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Make possible : ENABLE
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Disobey the rule? : REVOLT
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Baltimore's ___ Park : ORIOLE
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Begin with enthusiasm : WADEIN
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Got a lot of laughs out of : SLAYED
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1980s Tyne Daly role : LACEY
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Small quantity : DRIB
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Surrealism forerunner : DADA
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Buddy : BRO

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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