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New York Times, Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Author:
David J. Kahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David J. Kahn

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JKQZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 153 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 0327 ( 23,150 )

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Across
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Where some commuters drink : BARCAR
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Chuckle sound : HEH
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Trash site : DUMP
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Pique : AROUSE
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Better than normal : ABOVEPAR
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___ system : METRIC
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Light : SETAFIRE
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Where 36-Down is : ASIA
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Silly : ASININE
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"That's enough!" : STOPIT
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Hospital fluids : SERUMS
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"The Price Is Right" announcer Johnny : OLSON
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Tater ___ : TOTS
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Squabble : SPAT
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Like many arenas : TIERED
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What you may call it? : NOUN
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Auto additive with a red oval logo : STP
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Swabbie : TAR
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Ring separator : REFEREE
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Brunched, say : ATE
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"Wheel of Fortune" request : ANI
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Resorts : SPAS
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Small piano : SPINET
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Herbicide target : WEED
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It's in the air : ODOR
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Tennis's Agassi : ANDRE
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Size up : ASSESS
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Engaged in some histrionics : WAILED
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Made believe : FEIGNED
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Santa ___, Calif. : ROSA
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Hidden water menace : UNDERTOW
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Swab target : EARWAX
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Island near Tahiti : BORABORA
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Surgeon's aid : SPONGE
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"That'll be the day!" : IBET
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Felipe or Fernando : REY
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Not as long-winded : TERSER
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Ole Miss rival : BAMA
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Warlike deity : ARES
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Cookers for chickens and franks : ROTISSERIES
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One who puts on a show, maybe : CURATOR
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"___ see it ..." : ASI
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Summary : RECAP
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Ignores others' advice : HASITONESOWNWAY
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Irving Bacheller's "___ Holden" : EBEN
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Stocks in great demand : HOTISSUES
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Puts off : DEFERS
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Longtime news inits. : UPI
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Damage : MAR
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Start of school? : PRE
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Provider of directions? : VANE
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Perch : SIT
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They're unique : ONERS
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Vicissitudes of life, as for the inventor named in the circled squares? : UPSANDDOWNS
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Concern : MATTER
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Sunshine State vacation spot : STPETE
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Pontiac's tribe : OTTAWA
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Jungle vines : LIANES
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Craggy hill : TOR
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Bank customer, at times : DEPOSITOR
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Land abutting Tibet : NEPAL
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Latest sensation : FAD
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By mistake : INERROR
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Best ... or worst : DEFEAT
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Actress Charlotte : RAE
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Balkan resident : SERB
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That is : IDEST
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Possible reason for an R rating : GORE
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Meat seasoning : SAGE
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Lumberjack, e.g. : AXER
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Where: Lat. : UBI
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San Francisco hill name : NOB
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Rap's Dr. ___ : DRE
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Imitate : APE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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