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New York Times, Saturday, March 17, 2012

Author:
David Quarfoot
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Quarfoot

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 27 Missing: {FJQVZ} This is puzzle # 35 for Mr. Quarfoot. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0317 ( 22,775 )

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Across
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High clouds? : POTSMOKE
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Ancient pentathlon event : DISCUS
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Approximately .264 gallons : ONELITER
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Div. created in 1969 : ALEAST
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It gets the word out : PASYSTEM
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New Valentine's phrase added on Sweethearts candy in 2010 : TEXTME
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Prince Edward I. clock setting : AST
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Having an underwhelmed response : TEPID
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Essence : ATTAR
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Thought after an after-afterthought: Abbr. : PPPS
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Freshen : RENEW
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Scramble : OLIO
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Hot : IRATE
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War cry of the '60s : REBELYELL
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Smooth : LEGATO
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"The Da Vinci Code" albino : SILAS
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"Brokeback Mountain" director : LEE
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Hot dog's relative : HAM
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Cable inits. : TLC
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___ tree : UPA
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"Alas!" : SOSAD
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Flavor : SEASON
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Hands-in-the-air phrase : PRAISEGOD
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McCarthy cohort : SNERD
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Big name in educational funding : PELL
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Spread : SOWED
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Birds of prey : ERNS
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Etiolates : PALES
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Incipience : ONSET
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Grp. involved in the Abbottabad raid : NSC
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Onomatopoeic game on "The Price Is Right" : PLINKO
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Time near the end of a time range : LATEDATE
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It might have a crust : PIETIN
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Sophocles tribute that begins "Numberless are the world's wonders ..." : ODETOMAN
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Language of the Afghan national anthem : PASHTO
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Cry from an arriving group : WEREHERE
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Medicate oneself, say : POPAPILL
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Rampaging : ONASPREE
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Check that's inked, perhaps : TESTPAGE
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Sharp : SLY
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Spray : MIST
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Fur source : OTTER
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Fish of sufficient size : KEEPER
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Fur sources : ERMINES
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Slangy pronoun : DAT
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They're near appendices : ILEA
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Stock in an adult store : SEXTOYS
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Name-brand targets? : CATTLE
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Words below an eagle : USMAIL
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A biochemical solid : STEROL
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Dock, in a way : DEBIT
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Itinerary abbr. : STA
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Spring locales : WELLS
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Character : ETHOS
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Spikes : LACES
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Spring locales : OASES
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1997 Nielsen title role : MAGOO
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Common admission requirement : USERNAME
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Actor who might grin and bare it? : PORNSTAR
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Director's cutoff : ANDSCENE
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Chorus member? : SILENTH
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Secrecy, with "the" : DOWNLOW
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Game show purchase : ANE
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Rare dynamic marking seen in Tchaikovsky's Sixth Symphony : PPPPPP
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Objects from everyday life : REALIA
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United group : ALLIES
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"In order to know virtue, we must first acquaint ourselves with vice" speaker : DESADE
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Hold off : DETER
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Sketch : SKIT
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Department head? : TETE
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Conceptual art pioneer : ONO
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Line from Homer : DOH

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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