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New York Times, Thursday, February 9, 2012

Travels over what's hidden in the answers to the seven starred clues

Author:
Kevin G. Der
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QVX} This is puzzle # 25 for Mr. Der.
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© 2012, The New York Times2/9/12 ( No. 22,738 )

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Across
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What ":" means on some exams : ISTO
5
River in W.W. I fighting : YSER
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Brewing giant : PABST
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Kind of street : THRU
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Top : ACME
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Gray ones can cause arguments : AREAS
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*Look for : SEARCHOUT
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Caffè ___ : LATTE
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"If only" : IWISH
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*Entice with : USEASBAIT
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With 26-Across, none : NOT
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Stumble : ERR
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See 23-Across : ANY
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Some investments, for short : CDS
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*Drop one, say : LOSEAGAME
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Broker's goal : SALE
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"Cold Mountain" novelist Charles : FRAZIER
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Most common first name among U.S. presidents (six) : JAMES
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*July, for Major League Baseball : MIDSEASON
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Where lines may cross : DEPOT
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Voluntarily, perhaps : UNASKED
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Those Spaniards : ESOS
44
*Doesn't worry : RESTSEASY
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TV's onetime ___ Club : PTL
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Electric ___ : EEL
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NetZero, e.g., for short : ISP
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Zip : PEP
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*It may bear a coat of arms : ROYALSEAL
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Relatives of raspberries : HOOTS
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Succeed : ENSUE
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*View from Land's End : CELTICSEA
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Order countermanded by "Down, boy!" : SICEM
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Long haul : TREK
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Legion : HOST
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Travels over what's hidden in the answers to the seven starred clues : SAILS
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Average : SOSO
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Bygone fliers : SSTS
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"___ his kiss" (repeated 1964 lyric) : ITSIN
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Suckler of Romulus and Remus : SHEWOLF
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Sellout : TRAITOR
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What we share : OURS
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Derisive call : YAH
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See 13-Down : SCOURGES
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Exotic avian pets : EMUS
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Join forces anew : RETEAM
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Tight : PALSY
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Man from Oman : ARAB
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Sony recorder : BETACAM
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Twiddled one's thumbs : SATIDLE
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6-Down in sub-Saharan Africa : TSETSES
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Salty orange square : CHEEZIT
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Suffix with hex- : ANE
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Stir at a speakeasy : RAID
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Island birthplace of Epicurus : SAMOS
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Spartan king who fought Pyrrhus : AREUS
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After-dinner drink, maybe : SANKA
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Holy Roman emperor during the War of the Spanish Succession : JOSEPHI
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They include Cuba and Jamaica : ANTILLES
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Smart answers : SASS
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Lower : DEPRESS
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It's south of Helsinki : ESTONIA
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Government study, briefly? : POLYSCI
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Spanish husbands : ESPOSOS
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Ophthalmologist's procedure : DYETEST
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Musical notes : RES
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Puts in, in a way : ELECTS
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Fe, Ag, Au, etc. : ELEMS
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Jrs. take them : PSATS
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"The Land of Painted Caves" novelist : AUEL
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Designed for flight : AERO
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Singer Phil : OCHS
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End of a match, for short : TKO

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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