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New York Times, Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Hint - first part

Author:
Randall J. Hartman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Randall J. Hartman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQX} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 70 for Mr. Hartman.
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© 2012, The New York Times2/28/12 ( No. 22,757 )

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Across
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Norwegian city : OSLO
5
Corrida shouts : OLES
9
Start of a carol : OCOME
14
Proceed slowly : PLOD
15
Explorer Marco : POLO
16
Mississippi, e.g. : RIVER
17
"Othello" bad guy : IAGO
18
Port of Algeria : ORAN
19
Modern Persian : IRANI
20
Hint - first part : EVERYSINGLECLUE
23
KLM competitor : SAS
24
Pres. Obama, once : SEN
25
Public hanging? : ART
28
Magical dragon : PUFF
31
Words of relief : ATLAST
36
Café lightener : LAIT
38
Less's opposite : MORE
40
Seating choice : AISLE
41
Hint's next part : INTHISPUZZLEHAS
44
Buddy List user : AOLER
45
Father of a foal : SIRE
46
Bumper blemish : DENT
47
Derisive looks : SNEERS
49
Bugler's melody : TAPS
51
Hogs' enclosure : STY
52
Surreal ending? : ISM
54
Tiny brain size : PEA
56
Last of the hint : THIRTEENLETTERS
65
Half a wolf's cry : HUBBA
66
Daily delivery : MAIL
67
Odd collection : OLIO
68
From square one : AGAIN
69
Old Dodge model : OMNI
70
Lacking starch : LIMP
71
Most egregious : WORST
72
Caught sight of : SEEN
73
Glasgow lovely : LASS
Down
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Boy of Mayberry : OPIE
2
Serbian or Pole : SLAV
3
Box in a theater : LOGE
4
Secret targets? : ODORS
5
Pogo and others : OPOSSUMS
6
Actress Singer : LORI
7
Personal flair : ELAN
8
Vocalizations : SONGS
9
Eastern, in a way : ORIENTAL
10
Mag.'s statistic : CIRC
11
Nascar circuit : OVAL
12
List on a laptop : MENU
13
Sandusky's lake : ERIE
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Incessant talk : YAP
22
Grazing ground : LEA
25
False identity : ALIAS
26
Blathered away : RANON
27
Duke or duchess : TITLE
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Beau Brummells : FOPS
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Mango and guava : FRUIT
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Wasn't truthful : LIED
33
Hearth residue : ASHES
34
Not be vertical : SLANT
35
Short-tempered : TESTY
37
You, in the Bible : THEE
39
Pound of poetry : EZRA
42
Pain in the neck : IRRITANT
43
Former airship : ZEPPELIN
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Opposite of NNW : SSE
50
Filming locale : SET
53
Internal notes : MEMOS
55
Coral reef isle : ATOLL
56
Melting period : THAW
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Boss of fashion : HUGO
58
Beam in a bridge : IBAR
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Baseball stats : RBIS
60
Facebook entry : NAME
61
Bit of dialogue : LINE
62
Director Kazan : ELIA
63
Canyon locales : RIMS
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Absorbs, with "up" : SOPS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle.

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