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New York Times, Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Author:
Todd McClary
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Todd McClary

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. McClary. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0327 ( 22,785 )
Across
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Insignificant one : TWERP
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One in a black suit : SPADE
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Tie-breaking voters in the Sen. : VPS
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Not as mad : SANER
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Gave support : AIDED
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Talent agent Emanuel : ARI
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Investigative reporter's specialty : PROBINGQUESTION
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Smoke column : PLUME
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Einstein's birthplace : ULM
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Used a loom : WOVE
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Group within a group : SUBSET
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Fenway Park team, familiarly : BOSOX
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Half-___ (coffee order) : CAF
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___ Lanka : SRI
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Lead-in to preservation : SELF
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City where "Peer Gynt" premiered : OSLO
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Previously : AGO
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Disc-shaped vacuum cleaner from iRobot : ROOMBA
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Bit of pirate booty : SPANISHDOUBLOON
43
"Naughty!" : TSKTSK
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Have dinner : SUP
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Depressed : DOWN
46
Jalopy : HEAP
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Poker legend Ungar : STU
50
___ Poke (candy brand) : SLO
51
New person on the job : HIREE
54
Badly bothering : EATING
57
La Salle of "ER" : ERIQ
58
Separator of syllables in many dictionaries : DOT
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It takes a bow in an orchestra : VIOLA
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Gather wealth by exploitation ... as hinted at by this puzzle's shaded squares? : FEATHERONESNEST
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It may be used with a plunger : TNT
67
Declaration of Independence signer? : QUILL
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Online memo : ENOTE
69
Nay's opposite : YEA
70
Overused : STALE
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Antianxiety medication : XANAX
Down
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Measure for a batter?: Abbr. : TSP
2
Measure of speed in "Star Trek" : WARP
3
Hydroxyl compound : ENOL
4
Puzzle with its pluses and minuses? : REBUS
5
First, in Latin : PRIMUS
6
Lack muscle tone, perhaps : SAG
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Tick off : PIQUE
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They're not kids anymore : ADULTS
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View to be : DEEM
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Newsroom workers, for short : EDS
11
Sony laptops : VAIOS
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Home of Brigham Young University : PROVO
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Vicks decongestant brand : SINEX
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The Cornhuskers : NEBRASKA
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Double : TWOFOLD
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Weary reaction : SIGH
25
Lava lamp formation : BLOB
26
Were priced at : COST
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Saharan slitherers : ASPS
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Criticism : FLAK
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Prone to violence : ERUPTIVE
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Privately : ONTHEQT
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"___ bodkins!" : ODS
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"Old MacDonald Had a Farm" sounds : MOOS
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Many a New Year's Day game : BOWL
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Word usually abbreviated on timelines : ANNO
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"No need to elaborate" : ISEE
42
Kick out : OUST
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Midwest city representing average tastes : PEORIA
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Like some hair salons : UNISEX
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Sizable : HEFTY
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Woman's name meaning "peace" : IRENE
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Wild West show prop : RIATA
55
Coral Sea sight : ATOLL
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"We're Not ___ Take It" ("Tommy" tune) : GONNA
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Numbers follower: Abbr. : DEUT
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Defense secretary Panetta : LEON
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"The Thin Man" canine : ASTA
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Command posts, for short : HQS
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N.Y. Mets' div. : NLE
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Cowhand handle : TEX

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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