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New York Times, Friday, February 5, 2010

Author:
Joe Krozel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joe Krozel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 64, Blocks: 19 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 8, (4 double stacks) Average word length: 6.44 This is puzzle # 32 for Mr. Krozel. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 0205 ( 22,004 )
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Mexican play places : TEATROS
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Cry of accomplishment : WEDIDIT
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Very rarely indeed : ONCEINALIFETIME
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They're often tipped on sidewalks : STREETMUSICIANS
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Home of Samsung Tower Palace : SEOUL
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Astra and Antara : OPELS
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Often-improved thing : LOT
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P.D. rank : INSP
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"Let's take ___" : AVOTE
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Italian province or its capital : ASTI
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Windows options : NTS
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Title town in a 1945 Pulitzer-winning novel : ADANO
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Drop by quickly : RUNIN
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Arrive : GETTHERE
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[Yawn!] : BORING
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They may get belted : CHAMPS
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Lane in a mall : BRYANT
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Charges : GOESAT
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Quick surveys : LOOKSEES
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"O naked Moon full-___!": Browning : ORBED
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Tell : SAYTO
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"... ___ will!" : ORI
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Podiatric problem : ODOR
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Heave : RETCH
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Spanish conquistadora ___ de Suárez : INES
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Mgmt. member : DIR
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Loggers' contest : ROLEO
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"___ of Simple Folk" (Seán O'Faoláin novel) : ANEST
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Stored something for future use? : MADEAMENTALNOTE
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Big-top worker with a big responsibility : ELEPHANTTRAINER
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Maid in "The Merchant of Venice" : NERISSA
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Drawn-out dissertations : SCREEDS
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Sign of fitful sleep : TOSSING
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Summit success : ENTENTECORDIALE
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Like an extradition transition : ACROSSTHEBORDER
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Start a hole : TEEUP
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Indochinese currency : RIEL
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Bruce Peninsula locale: Abbr. : ONT
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Some tearoom equipment : SAMOVARS
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Hardly ignorant of : WISETO
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Option for one's return : EFILE
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Fourth qtr. enders : DECS
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"That's ___ quit!" : ITI
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Calls for a quick dispatch : DIALSNINEONEONE
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"Try someone else" : IMNOTINTERESTED
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"1, 2, 3" lead-in : TESTING
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"Gypsy" Tony winner : LUPONE
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More than capable : ADEPT
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Unseen surroundings : AURAS
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Jamal of jazz : AHMAD
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1972 Pulitzer winner for Commentary : ROYKO
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Current device for a cop? : TASER
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Stock option : BROTH
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Doesn't buy, in a way : BOYCOTTS
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Marine Corps candidates, it's said : GOODMEN
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Scarcely visible fingerprint : LATENT
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Residents of some campus houses : SISTERS
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1993 Grammy winner for Best Mexican-American Album : SELENA
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Some tomatoes : ROMAS
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About 90% of people have one : INNIE
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Fan sounds : RAHS
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Poison apple creator? : ALAR
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Something left of center? : EPI
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Compass creation : ARC

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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