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New York Times, Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Author:
Dave Sarpola
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QX} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Sarpola. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0314 ( 22,772 )

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Students & seniors
Across
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Hit 1942 film with the song "Love Is a Song" : BAMBI
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Pack (down) : TAMP
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Maybe too smooth : GLIB
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Starter of a 58-Down : ACORN
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Many a cut, eventually : SCAR
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Page, e.g. : AIDE
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Dagger's partner : CLOAK
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Like some sloths : THREETOED
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Legal deadlock : HUNGJURY
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Relatives of aardwolves : HYENAS
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Pollution watchdog org. : EPA
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Bank list : FEES
25
Bookie's concern : POINTSPREAD
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Pink-slip : CAN
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Carnival attractions : RIDES
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Dissolve with acid, say : EAT
35
Acid neutralizer : BASE
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War, famine, etc. : ILLS
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They're crossed by bridges : MOATS
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Give a thumbs-up on Facebook : LIKE
40
Nappers catch them : ZEES
41
Bobby of the rink : ORR
42
Shaved : PARED
43
Goof : ERR
44
Most stand-up comedy acts : ONEMANSHOWS
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Stroked : SWAM
48
Farm abode : STY
49
Sagittarius, with "the" : ARCHER
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Bush cabinet member : ASHCROFT
57
1863 speech opener : FOURSCORE
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Do like some birds and bees : HOVER
60
90° from norte : ESTE
61
Mop, say : HAIR
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Confederate : UNITE
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Do some gardening : WEED
64
Trick-taking card game : SKAT
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Mid-March celebration ... or a hint to the starts of 18-, 25-, 44- and 57-Across : PIDAY
Down
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"Brandenburg Concertos" composer : BACH
2
Censorship-fighting org. : ACLU
3
Natural satellite : MOON
4
Egotist's comment : BRAG
5
Some printers : INKJETS
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Feature of some high heels : TSTRAP
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Hurting : ACHY
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Disrupt, say : MAR
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Gets ready, as an oven : PREHEATS
10
Bush cabinet member : GATES
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Symbol on Sri Lanka's flag : LION
12
Word exclaimed after "no" or "good" : IDEA
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Hospital capacity : BEDS
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Inspected : EYED
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DHL competitor : UPS
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Guinness Book entry : FEAT
25
Cherish : PRIZE
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Titan, once : OILER
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Loiterer : IDLER
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Lake of cryptozoological interest : NESS
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Violate a peace treaty, maybe : REARM
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Tahrir Square's locale : CAIRO
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Catawampus : ASKEW
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Budget priorities : NEEDS
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Snooze-inducing : BLAH
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Kansas City ___, Negro Leagues team with Satchel Paige, Jackie Robinson and Ernie Banks : MONARCHS
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Utah city : OREM
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Get pumped : PSYCHUP
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Is in the hole : OWES
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Declare : ASSERT
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Highest degree : NTH
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Bit of evidence : SHRED
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More than one : AFEW
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Levitated : ROSE
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Buttonlike? : CUTE
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"Nessun dorma," for one : ARIA
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Pasta, in product names : RONI
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He wrote "Jupiter from on high laughs at lovers' perjuries" : OVID
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Greek cheese : FETA
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Long shot, in hoops : TREY
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See 14-Across : OAK

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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