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New York Times, Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Author:
Kevan Choset
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Kevan Choset

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FQZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 23 for Mr. Choset. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0229 ( 22,758 )
Across
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Noted handler of dogs : PAVLOV
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Mother of Helios : THEA
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Tubes : TVS
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Sports star who wrote 2009's "Open: An Autobiography" : AGASSI
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Whom Othello declares "is most honest" : IAGO
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Actress Charlotte : RAE
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Security desk at a Broadway theater? : RENTCONTROL
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___ de France : ILE
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Starts at either end? : ESS
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Certain Alaskan : ALEUT
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Large bra feature : DCUP
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Simian on a Broadway set? : GREASEMONKEY
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Challenge for a H.S. honor student : APTEST
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Author Dinesen : ISAK
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"Even ___ speak ..." : ASWE
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___ & Young (accounting firm) : ERNST
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Cancel : NIX
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Understudy in a Broadway show? : HAIRREPLACEMENT
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Place with a waiting room: Abbr. : STN
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Gather : AMASS
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Son or grandson, say : HEIR
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Italian beloved : CARA
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Greek peak SE of Olympus : MTOSSA
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Pessimistic Broadway investors? : CHICAGOBEARS
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Owns, in the Bible : HATH
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Actress Rene : RUSSO
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"___ made clear ..." : ASI
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Egg: Prefix : OVI
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Nighttime Broadway wardrobe? : CATSPAJAMAS
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"The Simpsons" character who says "Oh geez" a lot : MOE
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[Giggle] : HEHE
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It's awesome : DABOMB
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Mac alternatives : PCS
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Love god : EROS
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___ régime (pre-1789 French government) : ANCIEN
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Whittle (down) : PARE
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A long, long time : AGES
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Plumbers' wheels : VANS
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D-Day craft, for short : LST
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Walt Disney had 26 of them : OSCARS
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Color akin to plum : VIOLET
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Emperor who completed the Colosseum : TITUS
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Author Bret : HARTE
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A star can have a huge one : EGO
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CD mailer of the early 2000s : AOL
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Bad conditions for playing hoops, say : TRICKKNEES
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Care about : VALUE
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Running slowly : SEEPY
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"Sesame Street" supporter, in brief : NEA
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Strands in a cell? : DNA
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Will of "The Waltons" : GEER
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Odds and ends: Abbr. : MISC
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Bone: Prefix : OSTE
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Circus cries : AAHS
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Natl. Merit Scholarship qualifying exam : PSAT
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Minneapolis/St. Paul : TWINCITIES
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Green org. : EPA
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Literary inits. : RLS
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"Stillmatic" rapper : NAS
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"Last one ___ a rotten egg!" : INIS
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More, in adspeak : XTRA
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___ avis : RARA
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Slate, e.g. : EMAG
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Conductance units : MHOS
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Rhine whine? : ACH
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Siege site of A.D. 72 : MASADA
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___ horse : TROJAN
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Bite : CHOMP
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Rack and ruin : HAVOC
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Prefix with -pedic : ORTHO
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M.T.A. fleet : BUSES
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Subj. of a space-to-Earth experiment on Apollo 14 : ESP
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Mine, in Amiens : AMOI
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"Me, too" : SAME
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Library ID : ISBN
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Tony-winning role for Mandy Patinkin : CHE
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___ Lingus : AER
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"Desperate Housewives" network : ABC

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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