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New York Times, Friday, March 29, 2013

Author:
Josh Knapp
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Josh Knapp

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQYZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Knapp. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 0329 ( 23,152 )
Across
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Verbal shrug : MEH
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Beat : THROB
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Greets the good guy, maybe : CLAPS
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Pointy-headed sort? : AXE
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Whom Turkey's Weeping Rock is said to represent : NIOBE
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Cliff hanger? : AERIE
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One of two in a plane : DIMENSION
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Autodom's ZR1, for one : VETTE
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Writer Moore or Moorehead : ALAN
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Where people drop off on the line? : SLEEPERCAR
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Killer bees, e.g. : MENACE
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Brother : FRIAR
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Cackling loon with a white coat : MADSCIENTIST
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Steam up : ANGER
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Dungeons & Dragons weapon : MACE
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With 40-Across, "Inside ___" (postgame show) : THE
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Goal for many a 26- or 43-Across : WORLDDOMINATION
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See 35-Across : NBA
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Its products often have Allen wrenches included : IKEA
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Dueling count : PACES
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Mighty heavy : SUPERVILLAIN
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"My Name Is Earl" co-star Suplee : ETHAN
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One working on steps : DANCER
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Means of dropping a line : FISHINGROD
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Victimizer of Cassio : IAGO
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"I Know Who Killed Me" star, 2007 : LOHAN
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Offensive play in 35-/40-Across : GIVEANDGO
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"That's ___!" ("Don't!") : ANONO
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Flip : UPEND
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Secured : GOT
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Track lineup : GATES
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The out crowd? : NERDS
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"Annie" characters : ENS
Down
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___ President : MADAM
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Many a booted ruler : EXILE
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One who might do the heavy lifting : HEMAN
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"Larry's Country Diner" channel : TNN
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Greeted the bad guy, maybe : HISSED
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Churn : ROIL
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Strauss wrote a concerto in D for it : OBOE
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Doing good : BENEFICIAL
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Spineless response to pressure : CAVEIN
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Examine as a wolf would : LEERAT
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One preparing an oil pan? : ARTCRITIC
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___ bread : PITA
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Forward-thinking type : SEER
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Protective cover : ENAMEL
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Act the coxcomb : PREEN
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Real character : CARD
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Strong proof : SMOKINGGUN
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R. J. Reynolds brand : CAMEL
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What's under an arch : SHOE
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Fox ratings : TENS
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Stiff bristles : AWNS
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___ Matsuhisa, celebrity chef and restaurateur : NOBU
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Small cannon balls : GRAPESHOT
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Ottoman relative : DIVAN
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Capital ENE of Fiji : APIA
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Wine colorer : TANNIN
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Second-simplest hydrocarbon : ETHANE
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They may be found in preserves, informally : RHINOS
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Part of the total : ADDEND
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Mooch : CADGE
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Impel : EGGON
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Natural life support system : ROOTS
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Tire : FLAG
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Isle near Mull : IONA
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Strong-smelling, say : RIPE
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Supervising : OVER
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Pop-ups, e.g. : ADS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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