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New York Times, Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Author:
Daniel Kantor
Editor:
Will Shortz
Decision reversal ... or, literally, what can be found inside 17-, 22-, 49- and 58-Across
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 42 Missing: {JQYZ} Spans: 4 Puzzle has duplicate clues. This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Kantor.
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© 2013, The New York Times2/27/13 ( No. 23,122 )
Across
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Sing the praises of : EXTOL
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Online party reminder : EVITE
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Josh : RIB
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"The Family Circus" cartoonist : KEANE
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Corral : PENIN
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Surgeon's org. : AMA
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Yellow-eyed birds of prey : GREATHORNEDOWLS
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Apple products since 1998 : IMACS
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Solemn column : OBIT
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Part of a fraternity ritual, perhaps : SECRETHANDSHAKE
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energystar.gov grp. : EPA
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Sound of delight : AAH
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Spectrum start : RED
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Traces of smoke : WISPS
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Dr. Seuss's surname : GEISEL
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Decision reversal ... or, literally, what can be found inside 17-, 22-, 49- and 58-Across : CHANGEOFHEART
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Church laws : CANONS
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Model's asset : POISE
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Counselors' org. : ABA
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It's hot, then it's not : FAD
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Web video gear : CAM
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Cybermenaces : COMPUTERHACKERS
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Pants, slangily : TROU
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Hunter in the night sky : ORION
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How children should be, in a saying : SEENBUTNOTHEARD
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Eye, to a bard : ORB
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Apple products since 2001 : IPODS
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Blast from the past : OLDIE
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Code-cracking org. : NSA
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Guitar accessories : CAPOS
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Place to schuss : SLOPE
Down
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Hosp. readout : EKG
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Gen ___ : XER
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___ Bo (exercise system) : TAE
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How elated people walk : ONAIR
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"I want to try!" : LETME
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Geologic span : EPOCH
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Vice ___ : VERSA
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Room offerer : INN
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Homophone of 3-Down : TIE
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Maze's goal : END
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Where to order oysters : RAWBAR
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"My answer was ...," in teen-speak : IMLIKE
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Whacked good : BASTED
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Magician's prop : HAT
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Sound of delight : OOH
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Embroider, e.g. : SEW
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Movie that might have a cast of thousands : EPIC
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Transaction option : CASH
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Unworldly ones : NAIFS
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Gauge site, for short : DASH
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Docile sorts : SHEEP
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Pre-election ad buyer, maybe : PAC
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Chaotic situation : SNAFU
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Crystal-filled rock : GEODE
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Seemingly forever : EON
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Southeast Asian tongue : LAO
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Swarming annoyance : GNAT
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Major Thai export : RICE
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Late 19th-century anarchist's foe : TSAR
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Ambulance letters : EMS
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Pursues, as a tip : ACTSON
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Wood-damaging insects : BORERS
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Simple creature : AMOEBA
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Wordplay from Groucho : PUN
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Sonata finale, often : RONDO
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___ Perot : HROSS
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River islet : AIT
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Some Pacific salmon : COHOS
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Belfry sound : KNELL
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Razor brand : BIC
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___ creek : UPA
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Blouse, e.g. : TOP
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Hoo-ha : ADO
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Letters on Halloween decorations : RIP
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Near-failing mark : DEE

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