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New York Times, Saturday, February 4, 2012

Author:
Brendan Emmett Quigley and Caleb Madison
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Brendan Emmett Quigley
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355/13/20084/19/20193
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1.62132
Caleb Madison

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 153 for Mr. Quigley. This is puzzle # 23 for Mr. Madison. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0204 ( 22,733 )
Across
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Navajo terrain : MESAS
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Chicken ___ : PARM
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Pack member, for short? : CIG
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Top : OUTDO
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What going 100 might result in : STEEPFINE
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"You ___ one" : OWEME
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1980s-'90s hip-hop show co-hosted by Fab 5 Freddy : YOMTVRAPS
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Ingurgitate : DEVOUR
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Delectable : LUSCIOUS
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Joins : ENROLLS
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Food item whose name means "pounded" : PESTO
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"Patton" setting : TUNISIA
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Relieve : RID
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They often accompany discoveries : AHAS
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Congregation, metaphorically : SHEEP
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Org. studying viruses : NIH
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Be daring : PUSHTHEENVELOPE
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Sound after "Lower ... lower ... that's it!" : AHH
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Noted entertainer with a whistle : HARPO
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Site of a religious retreat : APSE
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Oaf : LUG
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Sneeze cause : RAGWEED
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Salad bar offering : BACON
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Writer about a bear : AAMILNE
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"Julie & Julia" co-star : AMYADAMS
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Amass : RACKUP
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"Bad for bacteria" brand : LISTERINE
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Setting for the 1996 documentary "When We Were Kings" : ZAIRE
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"Funny People" actor : SETHROGEN
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"Pietà or Revolution by Night" artist : ERNST
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Jerk : ASS
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Zip : DART
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"L'Amateur d'estampes" painter : DEGAS
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Subjunctive, e.g. : MOOD
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Dutch chess grandmaster Max : EUWE
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First N.B.A. player to light the Olympic cauldron : STEVENASH
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Caution : ADMONISH
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French nuns : SOEURS
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Liberal arts dept. : PSY
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Midway, e.g. : ATOLL
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Fratricide victim of myth : REMUS
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"Meet the ___" (major-league fight song) : METS
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Bye lines? : CIAOS
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Data : INPUT
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Artist's supply : GESSO
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Line at a water fountain, maybe : PVCPIPE
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Burned out : FRIED
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Échecs piece : ROI
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Modern-day pointer : LASER
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Part of a bar order : TAPA
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"Dream on!" : UHUH
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King, e.g.: Abbr. : REV
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Like '40s boppers : HEP
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Colossal, to Coleridge : ENORM
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Christmas order : NOPEEKING
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Alter ___ amicus : IPSE
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Follow : HEED
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It rolls across fields : THUNDER
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Gorgon, e.g. : HAG
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Business that's always cutting back? : LAWNCARE
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Disinclined : LOATH
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Put on : AIR
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Like some doughnuts and eyes : GLAZED
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Makings of a model, maybe : BALSA
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Billet-doux recipients : AMIES
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Some bump producers : CYSTS
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Computer that pioneered in CD-ROMs : AMIGA
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Onetime Moore co-star : ASNER
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Longtime Yankee moniker : AROD
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Nocturnal bear : URSA
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No ___ (store sign) : PETS
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Rhinology expert, for short : ENT

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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