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New York Times, Saturday, March 3, 2012

Holiday when sweeping and emptying the trash are considered bad luck

Author:
Byron Walden
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Byron Walden

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JW} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 63 for Mr. Walden.
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© 2012, The New York Times3/3/12 ( No. 22,761 )
Across
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Gemini, Libra and Aquarius : AIRSIGNS
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Untrustworthy sort : SLEAZE
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Result of too much TV, it's said : BRAINROT
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Not bad, in Nantes : PASMAL
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Common aquarium decoration : ROCKCAVE
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Promotional description for a coming show : ITSBIG
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Ancient key : ANKH
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Goat's call : MAA
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"Green Book" org., familiarly : THEIRA
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Home of the Dostoyevsky Literary Museum : OMSK
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Kitchen tool : ZESTER
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Do stuff : HAIRLACQUER
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Field marshals' commands : ARMYGROUPS
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Thumbs-up : OKAY
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Monkey ladder vine : LIANA
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Holiday when sweeping and emptying the trash are considered bad luck : TET
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Vega of "Spy Kids" : ALEXA
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Polyhedron part : FACE
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Chaotic : DISORDERLY
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Symbiotic partners of clownfish : SEAANEMONES
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"She is more precious than ___": Proverbs 3:15 : RUBIES
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Points : DOTS
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Garment originally made from caribou or sealskin : ANORAK
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"___ Back" (2004 Kenny Chesney hit) : IGO
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Tarzan trademark : YELL
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Takes a powder : SCRAMS
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Steve Allen sidekick with the catchphrase "Hi-ho, Steverino!" : LOUISNYE
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Cup alternative : PLAQUE
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Engaged, as a target : LOCKEDON
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Keeping half the world down, say : SEXIST
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Flock member : ADHERENT
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"East of Eden" girl : ABRA
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Unrelenting : IRON
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Pool accessory : RACK
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Guru follower : SIKH
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"___ 500" (annual list) : INC
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Case study? : GRAMMAR
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Cape Breton locale : NOVASCOTIA
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Taco Bell offering : STEAKQUESADILLA
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Dogs that ought to be great swimmers? : SPITZES
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State of nervous tension : LATHER
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Test course challenges : ESSES
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Sphere of influence : AMBIT
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Old country name or its currency, both dropped in 1997 : ZAIRE
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"The Apostles" composer : ELGAR
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Mrs. Václav Havel, the first first lady of the Czech Republic : OLGA
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Game part : HALF
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"Celeste Aida," e.g. : ARIA
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Leopard's home? : IMAC
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Hall-of-Fame Cub Sandberg : RYNE
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Conniving : UPTONOGOOD
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Imperial offering : OLEO
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"Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" composer : KERN
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Wheelset piece : AXLE
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Exuberant cries : YAYS
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Byrd and others: Abbr. : ADMS
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Executive suite? : DESKSET
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Fix up, in a way : RETOUCH
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Nobel-winning poet Heaney : SEAMUS
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Lacks a clear voice : RASPS
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"Say ___!" : UNCLE
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Compound used to kill ants : BORAX
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Ramadi resident : IRAQI
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River intentionally flooded in W.W. I : YSER
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Michael who wrote "The Neverending Story" : ENDE
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Home of the international headquarters of Interpol : LYON
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Time of forbearance : LENT
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Reverend ___, onetime radio evangelist : IKE

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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