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New York Times, Saturday, March 24, 2012

They can answer the question "Who's your daddy?"

Author:
Barry C. Silk
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 26 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 65 for Mr. Silk. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York Times3/24/12 ( No. 22,782 )

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Across
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Stage Deli staple : HOTPASTRAMI
12
Gas ending : ANE
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Writer who held 14 honorary doctorates : ISAACASIMOV
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Deliver hooks, e.g. : BOX
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Stephen King's next novel after "Christine" : PETSEMATARY
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Many a cell product : PIC
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Quito-to-Lima dir. : SSE
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Bolted : TORE
21
Melodic passages : ARIOSI
23
Bottom part : BASS
24
Oyster Bay hamlet : SYOSSET
25
"Hammerklavier," for one : SONATA
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Is in the can : DOESTIME
29
Singer of the 2011 #1 hit "Someone Like You" : ADELE
30
Ranee's wear : SAREE
31
Dreadlocks cover : TAM
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NC-17, maybe : LEWD
33
Grooved ring on many a ring : BEZEL
34
It may be open at a comedy club : MIKE
35
Sound that a muzzle muffles : ARF
36
One active in the heat? : RACER
37
Black scavenger : RAVEN
38
They can answer the question "Who's your daddy?" : DNATESTS
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Jerboa's home : DESERT
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Origins : GENESES
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Volstead Act opponents : WETS
43
Throws together : RIGSUP
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Two-wheeled carriage : SHAY
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Away's partner : FAR
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Accent reduction may be part of it: Abbr. : ESL
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Great work : MASTERPIECE
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Computer add-on? : ESE
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1951 Tony winner for "Call Me Madam" : ETHELMERMAN
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The idiot brother in "Our Idiot Brother" : NED
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It borders the Land of Lincoln : SHOWMESTATE
Down
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Disco swingers? : HIPS
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Plural suffix for conditions : OSES
3
Turner Prize institution : TATE
4
Part of une danse : PAS
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Collectible record : ACETATE
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Chutney-dipped appetizer : SAMOSA
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Pre-Soviet succession : TSARS
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One may provide passage : RITE
9
Health care grp. : AMA
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Crevice-lurking predator : MORAYEEL
11
1957 hit for Perry Como : IVYROSE
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Like some blood : ABPOSITIVE
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One passed out on New Year's Eve : NOISEMAKER
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What many fans generate : EXCITEMENT
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Ending for 23-Across : IST
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Having nothing to part with? : BALD
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More likely to go off : SORER
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Choice for a bed made in the kitchen : SALADGREEN
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___ Line (German/Polish border) : ODERNEISSE
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Novel : NEWFANGLED
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Staggers : DAZES
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Mennonites and others : SECTS
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Diamond lane : BASEPATH
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Gravitation consideration : MASS
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They have job listings : RESUMES
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Does over, as a document : RETYPES
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French pronoun : TES
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Hand wringer's words : DEARME
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Overpower : WHELM
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Be unsettled : STEW
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Damage control grp. : FEMA
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"Ev'rybody Wants to Be ___" (Disney film tune) : ACAT
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Novelist Bazin : RENE
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"___ nuff!" : SHO
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N.Y.C. commuting debut of 1904 : IRT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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