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New York Times, Monday, February 25, 2013

Country singer with the 2012 #1 hit "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together"

Author:
Angela Olson Halsted
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Angela Olson Halsted

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {GQVX} This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Halsted. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2013, The New York Times2/25/13 ( No. 23,120 )
Across
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___ one's time (waits patiently) : BIDES
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Open-air rooms : ATRIA
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Slippery, as winter roads : ICY
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Perfect : IDEAL
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Chili ingredients : BEANS
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This instant : NOW
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Iced tea brand : LIPTONBRISK
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Mom's forte, in brief : TLC
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Greets the Red Sox at Yankee Stadium, say : BOOS
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Young's partner in accounting : ERNST
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"Cheers" actress Perlman : RHEA
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Canadian capital : OTTAWA
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Spine-tingling : EERIE
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Observance prescribed in the Book of Esther : THREEDAYFAST
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Provide with guns : ARM
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An "A" in N.C.A.A.: Abbr. : ASSN
36
Old-time actress Dolores : DELRIO
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Where an ocean and a continent meet : COAST
39
BlackBerry or iPod Touch, for short : PDA
41
Toots of a horn : BEEPS
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"... better left ___" : UNSAID
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Ye ___ Shoppe : OLDE
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Baseball bat wood : ASH
47
It's headquartered at Naval Station Pearl Harbor : PACIFICFLEET
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Al of auto racing : UNSER
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Actor Brendan of "Journey to the Center of the Earth" : FRASER
55
Leave at the altar, say : JILT
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___ cuisine : HAUTE
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The "I" of F.Y.I., for short : INFO
61
Israeli-made weapon : UZI
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Country singer with the 2012 #1 hit "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" : TAYLORSWIFT
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Imus of "Imus in the Morning" : DON
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Literary device much used by O. Henry : IRONY
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"Imus in the Morning" medium : RADIO
67
Poem of praise : ODE
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Ferber and Krabappel : EDNAS
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Look of disdain : SNEER
Down
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___ Baggins of "The Hobbit" : BILBO
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Birdbrain : IDIOT
3
Commercial word after Home or Office : DEPOT
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Persistently aggravates : EATSAT
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___-mo (instant replay technique) : SLO
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E.g., e.g. : ABBR
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Slender shorebird : TERN
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Lifted : RAISED
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As an alternative : INSTEAD
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"Don't ___, don't tell" (bygone military policy) : ASK
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Close by : INTHEAREA
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Singer Nat King ___ : COLE
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Service org. for females : YWCA
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Gets closer : NEARS
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Remington product : RIFLE
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Hypotheticals : WHATIFS
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Hearty-flavored brew : RYEBEER
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Clairvoyant's skill, for short : ESP
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"It's the ___ the world ..." : ENDOF
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Small tastes : SIPS
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Peter of reggae : TOSH
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Smallish bra size : ACUP
33
Author Jaffe : RONA
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Like a he-man : MASCULINE
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Matthew, Mark, Luke or John : SAINT
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Every last one : ALL
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Blockbuster Bruce Willis movie : DIEHARD
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Put off until later : DEFER
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Kid's coloring implement : CRAYON
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Taipei's land : TAIWAN
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Nasty, as a remark : SNIDE
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"The Hunger Games" chaperon : EFFIE
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Helicopter blade : ROTOR
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Cousin of karate : JUDO
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Shirt brand that once had a crocodile symbol : IZOD
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Humerus neighbor : ULNA
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Santa's bagful : TOYS
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Make a knot in : TIE
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Former jrs. : SRS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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