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New York Times, Friday, March 16, 2012

Author:
Joel Fagliano
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joel Fagliano

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QXZ} Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzlemakers This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Fagliano. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0316 ( 22,774 )
Across
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It operates under a royal charter : THEBBC
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1996 movie starring Michael Jordan : SPACEJAM
15
Swank in Hollywood : HILARY
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Popular mixer : COCACOLA
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Low 90s, say : AMINUS
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"I get your point!" : OKAYOKAY
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Many a first-time voter in 1920 : WOMAN
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Hilarious : PRICELESS
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Bald person's envy, maybe : MANE
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"Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism" writer : LENIN
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Born yesterday : NAIVE
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Balrog slayer, in fiction : GANDALF
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Errs : SINS
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Case worker's org.? : ABA
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Stand for something : EASEL
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Grind : TOIL
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Expert with computers : TECHY
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Kudzu, e.g. : VINE
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Per ___ : ANNUM
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With 49-Across, figure skating practice : TOE
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Well-being : EASE
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Novelty shop purchase : GAGGIFT
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Dish often served with soy sauce or miso : RAMEN
49
See 42-Across : LOOPS
51
Neighborhood vandalism ammo : EGGS
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Super item? : MASTERKEY
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Hardly close-mouthed : AGAPE
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It breaks the "I before E" rule : ALPHABET
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Lack of vitality : ANEMIA
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Many a role in the Jason Bourne films : CIAAGENT
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Frank : DIRECT
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Brandy brand : HENNESSY
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Pigpens : MESSES
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Springtime period : THAW
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Stadium shout-out : HIMOM
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M.V.P. of Super Bowls XLII and XLVI : ELIMANNING
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U.C. Santa Cruz athlete : BANANASLUG
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It borders the South China Sea : BRUNEI
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Young and others : CYS
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Movie component : SCORE
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Contacting via Facebook, in a way : POKING
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Whistling thorn, e.g. : ACACIA
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Ingredient in Buffalo wings : CAYENNE
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Bionomics: Abbr. : ECOL
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Part of a routine : JOKE
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Interjection that comes from the Latin for "weary" : ALAS
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Billy famous for infomercials : MAYS
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Rite of passage participant, often : PLEBE
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Industrial container : VAT
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"A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius" author : DAVEEGGERS
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Quadrennial sporting event : ASIANGAMES
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See-through object : LENS
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Fugitate : FLEE
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Buck : STAG
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Liberal arts college 20 minutes north of Manhattan : IONA
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Charade : ACT
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Merry-go-round fixture, to a tot : HORSY
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___ high (about that tall) : YEA
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Sales rep's reimbursement, maybe : MILEAGE
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Big list maker : FORBES
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"The Lion Sleeps Tonight" hitmakers, with "the" : TOKENS
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Bowser in the Super Mario series, e.g. : MEANIE
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Inconsequential : PETTY
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10-Down, e.g. : SPICE
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Physicist Ernst who studied shock waves : MACH
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"___ told often enough ..." : ALIE
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Range : SPAN
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Common conjunction : THAN
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Chow : EATS
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Nelson, e.g.: Abbr. : ADM

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later.

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