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New York Times, Thursday, March 15, 2012

Author:
Kristian House
Editor:
Will Shortz
Hit song with the line "When she squeezed me tight she nearly broke my spine"
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 37 Missing: {JVZ} This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. House.
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© 2012, The New York Times3/15/12 ( No. 22,773 )
Across
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Language in which "hello" is "kaixo" : BASQUE
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Chop-chop : ASAP
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Consumer protection org. : BBB
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"Phooey!" : AWNUTS
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Hit song with the line "When she squeezed me tight she nearly broke my spine" : LOLA
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French word that sounds like a letter of the alphabet : EAU
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Rows : MELEES
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Grin-and-bear-it types : TROUPERS
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Impatient leprechaun's concern on an airplane? : SPEEDOFLIGHT
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Gossip : DIRT
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Type : SORT
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Modernists : NEOS
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Musical genre of Jimmy Eat World : EMO
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Southern Iraqi city : BASRA
30
Ooze : SEEP
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Degree for a leprechaun who's an expert at finding imperfections? : MASTEROFLAWS
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Period when Long Island was formed : ICEAGE
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Some electronic parts : DIODES
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Leprechaun's book detailing the truth about flounders? : GOSPELOFLUKE
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Basic point : GIST
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Show biz elite : ALIST
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Chess pieces : MEN
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"The Long, Hot Summer" woman ___ Varner : EULA
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Mussorgsky's "Pictures ___ Exhibition" : ATAN
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New York's ___ River : EAST
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Scary legislation introduced by a leprechaun? : BILLOFRIGHTS
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Rare astronomical event : BLUEMOON
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Maharishi, e.g. : MYSTIC
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Score keeper, for short? : ETS
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Obama education secretary Duncan : ARNE
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Part of the Iroquois Confederacy : ONEIDA
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Nice 'n Easy product : DYE
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1987 Costner role : NESS
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Vamp : SEXPOT
Down
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Punch accompanier : BAM
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Knock over : AWE
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Kind of short : SNL
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Fantasy novel element : QUEST
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Miners' sch. : UTEP
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Latin 101 verb : ESSE
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Swiss city where William Tell shot an apple : ALTDORF
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Sisterly : SORORAL
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Up : ALOFT
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Beatle who was born with the first name James : PAUL
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Any of the singers of "Jive Talkin'" : BEEGEE
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Paint the town red, maybe : BARHOP
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Goes over 21 at the casino : BUSTS
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Clorox cleaner : PINESOL
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Brand name in a blue oval : ESSO
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Brat Packer Moore : DEMI
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Apple choice : IMAC
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Symbol of the Virgin Mary : ROSE
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Fathered : BEGOT
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Aphrodite's lover : ARES
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Fleet : SWIFT
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Home-shopping event? : TAGSALE
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Troubles : ADOS
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Russian diet : DUMA
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Squeezes (out) : EKES
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Text message status : SENT
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Sugar daddies, e.g. : PATRONS
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Bygone Manhattan eatery : ELAINES
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TV journalist Lisa : LING
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Word from a foreman : GUILTY
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Unjust treatment : ILLUSE
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Died down : EBBED
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Previously, to poets : AFORE
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County on the Thames : ESSEX
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Arab nation that's not in OPEC : OMAN
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Insurance grps. : HMOS
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Newcastle's river : TYNE
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Good thing that comes to those who wait? : TIP
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Formal "yes" : IDO
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Hipster : CAT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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