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New York Times, Saturday, February 9, 2013

Author:
Peter Wentz
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter Wentz

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 32 Missing: {QV} This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Wentz. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 0209 ( 23,104 )

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Across
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Setting for part of "A Tale of Two Cities" : BASTILLE
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"Awww!" : TOOBAD
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Aces, with "the" : CATSMEOW
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What a mass of footballers do after a tackle : UNPILE
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One getting poked in the eye? : SHOELACE
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Smell like : REEKOF
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Punches, informally : CLOCKS
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Psychologist Alfred : BINET
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Jaunty : RAKISH
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Not taking a loss well, say : SORE
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High, in a way : ONPOT
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Its positions are labeled North, South, East and West : MAHJONGG
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Number of Planeten : ACHT
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Ones who are counter-productive? : BARTENDERS
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Funny Margaret : CHO
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Completely covers : CARPETS
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Nag (at) : EAT
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Microwaveable food brand : HOTPOCKETS
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Centimeter-gram-second unit : DYNE
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Dead duck, maybe : ROADKILL
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Union V.I.P. : MEADE
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One might be performed en avant : JETE
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Grow more and more irksome : FESTER
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Country music's Carter : DEANA
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Architectural base : PLINTH
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Film hero chasing a motorcycle gang : MADMAX
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Put on the line : AIRDRIED
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"Let's do it!" : IMGAME
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Chatted up : CAMEONTO
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___ Puffs : REESES
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Target of thrown bricks, in early comics : KRAZYKAT
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N.C.A.A. football ranking system : BCS
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"Now I see!" : AAH
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Picture on file : STOCKPHOTO
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"The Hippopotamus" writer : TSELIOT
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"Wait, this isn't making sense" : IMLOST
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Separate through percolation : LEACH
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Sure thing : LOCK
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Milk sources : EWES
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Concorde features : TURBOJETS
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Rare driving choices : ONEIRONS
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Like some flexible mortgages : OPENEND
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Exercise ___ : BIKE
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Loads : ALOT
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"___ Poetry Jam" : DEF
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Raid target : ROACH
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Position in a relay : ANCHOR
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Historical community : SHTETL
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Rap's Biz ___ : MARKIE
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Last name in women's skin care : ARPEL
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"Pretty obvious, huh?" : GEEYATHINK
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Certain coffee order : GRANDE
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I.R.S. settlement : BACKTAXES
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Take turns? : STEER
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Part of a cover : CODENAME
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Some silk threads : PAJAMAS
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Trounce : DESTROY
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Cuban-born Baseball Hall-of-Famer José : MENDEZ
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Terra ___ : FIRMA
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"Baa, Baa, Black Sheep" figure : DAME
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Threshold : EDGE
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Load : PACK
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One who's incredible : LIAR
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Peace abroad : MIR
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Listing that can change based on the weather, for short : ETA
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Flyspeck : DOT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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