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New York Times, Friday, March 12, 2010

Author:
Tim Croce
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Tim Croce

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 30 Missing: {QWZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Croce. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 0312 ( 22,039 )
Across
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Eat up : ENJOY
6
Partied hearty : HADABLAST
15
Heroine of Exmoor : DOONE
16
Course in Russian geography? : URALRIVER
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Their points are made bluntly : EPEES
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Something passed without hesitation : HOTPOTATO
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Topic of TV's "This Old House" : REPAIR
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Royal Crown, once : NEHI
22
Slow to mix, say : SHY
23
Material for many electric guitar bodies : ALDER
25
Peak's counterpart : DALE
27
Attachment used with care? : FUL
29
Dedicated literature : ODES
31
Sets off : BEGINS
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___ before : ONOR
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One starting easily? : SCAREDYCAT
39
Cry of anticipation : OHOH
40
Moral obligation : OUGHT
41
Dominican capital : PESO
42
Gets under someone's skin? : TAKESXRAYS
44
Old imperator : TSAR
45
Verenigde ___ (America, in Amsterdam) : STATEN
46
Metropolitan hangover? : SMOG
48
Indians' home, for short : CLE
49
Razor brand word : TRAC
51
He introduced the symbol "e" for natural logs : EULER
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"The Vengeance of ___" (1968 film sequel) : SHE
56
Opposite of very : ATAD
58
One suspended for a game : PINATA
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Worked together : CONSPIRED
64
First name in rap : TUPAC
65
Debate : ARGUEOVER
66
Was snail-like : CREPT
67
Hoax : MARESNEST
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"___ trouble!" : HERES
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Schwalm-___ (German district) : EDER
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"Ixnay" : NOPE
3
Fighter in old strips : JOEPALOOKA
4
Magic center, once : ONEAL
5
Admission statement : YESIDO
6
Word from one who isn't following : HUH
7
"East of Eden" son : ARON
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In no way new : DATED
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Its letters may be bolted down : ALPHABETSOUP
10
Like much filet mignon : BROILED
11
Fried : LIT
12
Roles on "Evening Shade" and "Nip/Tuck" : AVAS
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Meyers of "Saturday Night Live" : SETH
14
Its ruins are a Unesco World Heritage Site : TROY
20
Fans sporting a footwear logo : REDSOXNATION
24
Make a comeback : RECUR
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Yom Kippur War participant : EGYPT
27
Pays : FOOTS
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Show respect, in a way : UNHAT
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They might span generations : SAGAS
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Tool often used while wearing gloves : ICESCRAPER
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Like some cavities : NASAL
34
Chain link? : STORE
36
Country singer Akins : RHETT
38
Rum, to some : RHYME
43
Wool cover-ups : SERAPES
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Bug : GLITCH
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Do intaglio, e.g. : CARVE
52
Harden: Var. : ENURE
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It takes folks in : SCAM
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Wedding ring? : HORA
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Mech. master : ENGR
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Wedding couple? : DEES
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Something to get caught on : TAPE
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Play set : ACTS
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Make a case against? : SUE
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2000 Richard Gere title role : DRT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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