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New York Times, Friday, March 23, 2012

Author:
Steven Riley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Steven Riley

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 27 Missing: {W} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Riley. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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Across
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Aunties' sisters : MAMMAS
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Gold medal : TOPPRIZE
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Fly : AVIATE
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Prepare to take off, perhaps : UNLOOSEN
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Evers of civil rights : MEDGAR
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Quick seasonal greeting? : XMASCARD
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Ice cream gobbler's woe : BRAINFREEZE
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A.L. East team, on scoreboards : BOS
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Ear-relevant : OTIC
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Old Norse work : EDDA
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Orange exterior : PEEL
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United entities before 1991: Abbr. : SSRS
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"Get Smart" enemy agency : KAOS
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2008 Israeli political biography : GOLDA
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Beater of a full boat in poker : QUADS
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Naturally bright : SUNLIT
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Develops : MATURES
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C6H6 : BENZENE
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Stilted-sounding "Consider it done" : ISHALL
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"The Godfather" enforcer who "sleeps with the fishes" : BRASI
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"Cheers" alternative, in a letter : YOURS
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Providers of inside looks? : MRIS
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"Minnie the Moocher" feature : SCAT
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Archer of film : ANNE
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In a day, say : SOON
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Solving aid : CLUE
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End of a line in England : ZED
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Hit MTV series starting in 2009 : JERSEYSHORE
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Double grace period? : AMENAMEN
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Start operating, datewise : OPENON
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Vronsky's love : KARENINA
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Stoolies, often : NAMERS
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Like clams during winter : INSEASON
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1993 rap hit in which Snoop Doggy Dogg popularized the term "bootylicious" : DREDAY
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Relatives of merengues : MAMBOS
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Heads off : AVERTS
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Where trapeze artists connect : MIDAIR
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Ancient talisman with mathematical properties : MAGICSQUARE
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___ advantage : ATAN
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One bound to do work : SERF
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Ball wear : TUXEDOS
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Popping Prozacs, perhaps : ONMEDS
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Common statue setting : PLAZA
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Ask : POSE
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Legendary raptor : ROC
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Figure skater Brasseur : ISABELLE
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Directed attention (on) : ZEROEDIN
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Runs over : ENDSLATE
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Goes over : READS
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Source of false returns : PONZISCHEME
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Film critic Pauline : KAEL
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Magazine articles : GUNS
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E-tailing specifications : URLS
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They can get choppy : SEAS
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"Ponyo" writer/director Hayao ___ : MIYAZAKI
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In unison : ASONEMAN
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Booms : THUNDERS
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Pickle : BRINE
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Pierce with lines : BROSNAN
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"West Side Story" Oscar winner : MORENO
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Like the I.B.M. PC, often : CLONED
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Light show? : AURORA
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Minute : TEENSY
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Four enter them, but only two survive : SEMIS
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Tennis star Novotna : JANA
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Over there, to bards : YOND
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Practice with gloves on : SPAR
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Once known as : NEE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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