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New York Times, Thursday, March 14, 2013

Author:
Mike Buckley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mike Buckley

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 14 Words: 69, Blocks: 32 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Buckley. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 0314 ( 23,137 )
Across
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Bass technique : SLAP
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Short : SHY
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___ folder : SPAM
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Hard-to-tolerate sort : PILL
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Allegheny plum, e.g. : SLOE
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Prevail upon : URGE
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French cleric : ABBE
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Superior of a bos'n : CAPN
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Actress Sorvino : MIRA
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Beginning of a quote by 3-/31-Down on which Stephen Colbert commented "I hope teenagers aren't watching this right now" : CREATIVITY
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Fulfilled : MET
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Cerium and samarium are rare ones : EARTHS
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Classic prize : LAUREL
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It starts in March: Abbr. : DST
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It, in Italy : ESSO
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Showy bloom, to flower enthusiasts : RHODO
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Be half-asleep : DROWSE
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Terrier on the silver screen : ASTA
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Middle of the quote : ISTHERESIDUEOF
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2009 "Star Trek" villain : NERO
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Vertebral : SPINAL
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Unites after a break : KNITS
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Assay, say : TEST
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Old French coin : ECU
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Like some media : SOCIAL
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Some electric cars : TESLAS
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Golf club V.I.P. : PRO
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End of the quote : WASTEDTIME
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Works at the National Gallery : OILS
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Indian attire : SARI
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Open a tad : AJAR
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Roof with removable panels : TTOP
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"... ___ the frumious Bandersnatch!": Carroll : SHUN
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Italian port : BARI
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"___ Smile" (1976 top 5 hit) : SARA
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___ Miss : OLE
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Like plow horses : SHOD
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L i k e  t h i s : SPACED
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Patient, cheerful sorts, it's said : LIBRAS
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See 18-Across : ALBERT
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Kilt feature : PLEAT
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John Paul II, for one : SLAV
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Pueblo people : HOPI
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1983 title role for Barbra Streisand : YENTL
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Tally : SUM
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Flower from which an oil is derived : PRIMROSE
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Accepted : AGREEDTO
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Player of Eddie in "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" : MEATLOAF
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One of three choices in a kids' game : SCISSORS
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Consoling word that bears repeating? : THERE
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Quick to the helm : YAR
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Truck renter : UHAUL
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Went 4-0, say : SWEPT
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Actor Davis : OSSIE
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Indian attire : DHOTI
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See 18-Across : EINSTEIN
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1940s quartet with the #1 hit "Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall," with "the" : INKSPOTS
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Eligible one in El Salvador : SENORITA
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French flag : TRICOLOR
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Went out with : DATED
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Went out with : SAW
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Wood in Tolkien films : ELIJAH
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Sporty Chevy : CAMARO
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Log-in need : USERID
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Stockholder on a ranch? : LASSO
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Wild guesses : STABS
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Comic who said "A conservative is someone who believes in reform. But not now" : SAHL
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Exact : TRUE
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Day ___ : SPA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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