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New York Times, Saturday, March 31, 2012

Author:
Scott Atkinson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Scott Atkinson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 27 Missing: {BJ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Atkinson. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0331 ( 22,789 )

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Across
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Makeup of some insulating sheets : MICA
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Vulcans and others : ALIENRACES
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Sixth-day creation : ADAM
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Singer with a black V-shaped collar : MEADOWLARK
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Food product for the eco-conscious : DOLPHINSAFETUNA
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"That man" in "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair" : EMILE
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It's often shown with hands : TIME
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Word for a keeper? : STET
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Hands off : REFERS
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Approx. camera flash duration : MSEC
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Ending with plural, in Plymouth : ISE
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Words before before : ONOR
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South Vietnam's ___ Dinh Diem : NGO
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"Ooh-la-la!" : SOHOT
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Across, in odes : OER
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Seize, old-style : REAVE
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Wine shop offering, informally : ZIN
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"The Girl I Knew Somewhere" group, with "the" : MONKEES
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"My Best Friend's Girl" group : THECARS
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Harboring cold feelings? : ILL
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It's often in the spotlight : XENON
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Left-arrow abbr. : REW
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Language that gave us "catamaran" : TAMIL
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Spotted à la Tweety Bird : TAW
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Family : TYPE
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Gerrymander : RIG
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Like many a teen idol : CUTE
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Ray with lines : LIOTTA
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National competitor : AVIS
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Selling point : MART
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Cloudless, in Saint-Cloud : CLAIR
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Features of some Amerindian embroidery : PORCUPINEQUILLS
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Put in the spotlight : ILLUMINATE
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They have balls : FEET
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Put through a chop shop, say : DISMANTLED
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Brand name used by Jersey Standard : ESSO
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Moved over, say : MADEROOM
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1781 Mozart premiere : IDOMENEO
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Demographic lauded in a 1965 song : CALIFORNIAGIRLS
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Not so scanty : AMPLER
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Introspective query : AMI
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Carnival follower : LENT
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Hugo-winning 1994 memoir : IASIMOV
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Wheels from the Netherlands : EDAMS
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Pleasing bank statement? : NOFEES
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"Self-Reliance" essayist's inits. : RWE
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Plane figs. : ALTS
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Fables, often : CAUTIONARYTALES
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Knighted diamond magnate Oppenheimer : ERNEST
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Spin out on the ice? : SKATE
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"___ Twelve Men" (Greer Garson film) : HER
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Old dagger : SNEE
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Trick : COZEN
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Beano alternative : GASX
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Minute Maid brand : HIC
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Holdover : RELIC
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"Vulcan's chimney" : ETNA
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Cityhopper carrier : KLM
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Laugh hard : HOWL
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Geckos, e.g. : REPTILES
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Guarantees : SWEARSTO
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Not bound by 20-Across : ETERNAL
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Temple of Vesta locale : TIVOLI
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Group indiscriminately : LUMPIN
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Certain toast : TOLIFE
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___-fire : RAPID
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Dirty : TAINT
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Defib setting : ICU
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Dirty film : SCUM
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Where le nez is : TETE
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She played Cécile in "Dangerous Liaisons" : UMA
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Ending letters : QED

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

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