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New York Times, Monday, February 6, 2012

Author:
Tom Pepper
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Tom Pepper

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Pepper. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0206 ( 22,735 )
Across
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___ Men ("Who Let the Dogs Out" group) : BAHA
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Remove, as pencil marks : ERASE
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Ones ranked above cpls. : SGTS
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Black, to bards : EBON
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___ Doone cookies : LORNA
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Spanish bull : TORO
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Split a bill evenly with someone : GOHALFSIES
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Throat clearer : AHEM
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Throat dangler : UVULA
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"Zip-___-Doo-Dah" : ADEE
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Do a fall chore : RAKE
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"I've had enough!" : NOMORE
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Ruble : Russia :: ___ : Poland : ZLOTY
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Milky Way, for one : GALAXY
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New Zealanders, informally : KIWIS
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Unrestrained revelry : ORGY
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Hot temper : IRE
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Fanglike tooth : CANINE
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Prefix with classical : NEO
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Flip out : GOCRAZY
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Genetic stuff : RNA
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iPad, for example : TABLET
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Flamenco cheer : OLE
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Second to none : BEST
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Old-fashioned music hall : ODEON
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Bet on a one-two finish : EXACTA
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Procrastinator's word : LATER
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Natural barriers between yards : HEDGES
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Sport that's been called "a good walk spoiled" : GOLF
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Pull along : DRAG
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Safari animal, informally : RHINO
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"___ sow, so shall ..." : ASYE
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Leave the drawers in the drawer, say : GOCOMMANDO
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Speak drunkenly : SLUR
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___-Detoo of "Star Wars" : ARTOO
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"Understood" : ISEE
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Boston ___ (orchestra) : POPS
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Replies to an invitation : RSVPS
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Former New York mayor Giuliani : RUDY
Down
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Commenced : BEGUN
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From the beginning, in Latin : ABOVO
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Yawn-inducing : HOHUM
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The clue for 25-Across, e.g. : ANALOGY
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North Pole toymaker : ELF
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Civil rights pioneer Parks : ROSA
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Saharan : ARID
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Dwarf who's blessed a lot? : SNEEZY
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Painter's stand : EASEL
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Get to work (on) : STARTIN
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Malfunction : GOHAYWIRE
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Long, hard journey : TREK
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Amount between none and all : SOME
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Dr. Zhivago's love : LARA
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J. Alfred Prufrock's creator T. S. ___ : ELIOT
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"Fine by me" : OKAY
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Rainbow's shape : ARC
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Office copy, say : XEROX
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Quaint lodgings : INNS
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Plane assignment : SEAT
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Not fooled by : ONTO
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Librarian's urging : READ
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Fail financially : GOBELLYUP
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Prague native : CZECH
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Mannerly man, briefly : GENT
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In the style of : ALA
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Casual shoes : LOAFERS
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Kind of day, grooming-wise : BADHAIR
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Blunders : ERRORS
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Six years, for a U.S. senator : TERM
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Mystery writer's award : EDGAR
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Infomercial knife : GINSU
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Finished : ENDED
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"Here, piggy piggy piggy!" : SOOEY
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[Horrors!] : GASP
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Nobel Peace Prize city : OSLO
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When Hamlet dies : ACTV
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Sticky stuff : GOOP
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Hip-hop's ___ Def : MOS

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later.

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