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New York Times, Saturday, February 25, 2012

Author:
Barry C. Silk
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Barry C. Silk

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 26 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 64 for Mr. Silk. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0225 ( 22,754 )

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Across
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Crowds around noisily : MOBS
5
"In the Still of the Nite" doo-wop group, with "the" : FIVESATINS
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Beginning of time? : ONEO
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Somewhat : ALITTLEBIT
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Korean War weapon : STEN
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Where to request a knish : KOSHERDELI
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"___ the brinded cat hath mewed": Shak. : THRICE
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Like sports cars, briefly : AERO
22
Reagan-era teen, e.g. : XER
23
Modern-day stream : WEBCAST
25
Burgeon : RISE
27
Like some shape shifters? : AMOEBOID
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Cut bits from, maybe : CENSOR
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What "-" means in a search query : NOT
34
Big ring rivals : SUMOS
36
Mark of a successful gunfighter : NOTCH
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They cause blowups : TNTS
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Like many disabled vehicles : TOWED
41
Positions : LOCI
42
Helped supply a sushi restaurant, say : EELED
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Promotions may require them, for short : RELOS
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Chile's main airline : LAN
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Yarn identifier : DYELOT
49
Bar lines? : LEGALESE
51
Washout : FLOP
53
First bishop of Paris : STDENIS
54
"Looky here!" : OHO
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___ balls (chocolaty snacks) : OREO
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1950 sci-fi classic : IROBOT
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Medium relative : MINDREADER
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Mini successor : NANO
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Spy's query at the start of a meeting : AREWEALONE
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LeAnn Rimes's "Love ___ Army" : ISAN
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Like legal voters : REGISTERED
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Take out : DELE
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Like some top-10 people : MOSTWANTED
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Like bull's-eyes : ONTHEMONEY
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One in a stag's litter : BEERBOTTLE
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"Aah!" : SONICE
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Tricks : FAKESOUT
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1969 Peace Prize agcy. : ILO
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Certain stamp of approval : VISA
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Fifth element, per Aristotle : ETHER
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Of atoms' spatial relationships : STERIC
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The Hebrew Hammer of the Cleveland Indians : ALROSEN
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J.F.K. speechwriter Sorensen : TED
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Horned mountain dweller : IBEX
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View from Memphis : NILE
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Kerfuffle : STIR
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Airport fleet : CABS
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It's south of the Banda Sea : TIMOR
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Hydroxyl compound : ENOL
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Tinkertoy bit : DOWEL
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One of Henderson's record 1,406 : STOLENBASE
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Off-and-on : OCCASIONAL
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Bit of paste : RHINESTONE
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2009 Tennis Hall of Fame inductee : SELES
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Common portrait subject : SELF
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Beat : DOGTIRED
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Actress-turned-nun Hart : DOLORES
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Abolhassan Bani-___ (first president of Iran) : SADR
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Clawed : TOREAT
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Russian playwright Andreyev : LEONID
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Guideposts magazine founder : PEALE
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"'Tis all a Chequer-board of Nights and Days" poet : OMAR
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Take on : HIRE
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Universal donor's type, briefly : ONEG
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Kitchen drawer? : ODOR
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Traffic violation, for short : DWI
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Okla. City-to-Tulsa direction : ENE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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