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LOVE STORY

New York Times, Sunday, March 4, 2012

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

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {J} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 149 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0304 ( 22,762 )
Across
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"___ Mucho" (#1 oldie) : BESAME
7
Sublime, in hip-hop slang : ILL
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Former Mercury model : CAPRI
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___ Grand : MGM
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Dragon slayer of myth : APOLLO
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Stick on a table : CUE
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Prayer opener : OLORD
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Big Apple baseball name : AROD
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An elderly woman was having dinner with her husband and was ... : SIPPINGONAGLASSOFWINE
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Biblical verb endings : ETHS
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Pen pal? : INK
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At sea : LOST
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Guilty ___ : ASSIN
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___ polloi : HOI
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Africa's bygone ___ Empire : MALI
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Big tug : YANK
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Big shots they're not : BBS
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Geom. shapes : SQS
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She said "After all these years ..." : IMSTILLCRAZYABOUTYOU
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Foursomes : TETRADS
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Squeeze (out) : EKE
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Big name in makeup : LANCOME
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Supped : ATE
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Spanish bear : OSO
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Destination NW of LAX : SFO
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Colorful moths : IOS
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Then she remarked "..." : ICANTLIVEWITHOUTYOU
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Clock sound : TOCK
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Verbalized : SAID
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Be sociable, say : MIX
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Barack Obama's mama : ANN
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Jug part : EAR
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Card game similar to écarté : WHIST
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Domestic : HOUSEMAID
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Old despots : TSARS
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Bribe : OIL
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Med. plan : HMO
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___ kiss : AIR
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St. Pete stadium, with "the" : TROP
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She, in Siena : ESSA
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Her husband asked "...?" : DOYOUREALLYMEANTHAT
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Diplomat: Abbr. : AMB
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"Home away from home" grp. : USO
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Halftime staples : ADS
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Game cry : BOO
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One whose star is dimmed : HASBEEN
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Hit sign : SRO
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Places to find people lying : SOLARIA
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Then he asked "Or ...?" : ISTHATTHEWINETALKING
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Dr. Jekyll creator's monogram : RLS
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Single : ONE
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Botanical balm : ALOE
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Word with free or bound : DUTY
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Average : PAR
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Architect Saarinen : ELIEL
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Reminder of a sort : SCAR
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Have : OWN
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___ dixit : IPSE
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The woman replied "..." : ITSMETALKINGTOTHEWINE
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Terse denial : NOTI
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Sci-fi film with an android named Ash : ALIEN
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"What am ___ do?" : ITO
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"As good as done" : IMONIT
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L.A. hours : PST
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Man with a mission, maybe : PADRE
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Go-ahead : NOD
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Serenaded : SUNGTO
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Single, say : BASEHIT
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Perfect example : EPITOME
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Skillful reasoner : SOPHIST
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Bernese ___ : ALPS
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Mid 11th-century year : MLI
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Long stretch : EON
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Like Steve Jobs, e.g. : ICONIC
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Blockhead : LUNK
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Grazing ground : LEA
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Maryland, once : COLONY
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Skagway locale : ALASKA
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Blogger's bit : POST
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They make 39-Down: Abbr. : RRS
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Courtroom words : IDO
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Gaping mouths : MAWS
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Gil ___, original lead role on "CSI" : GRISSOM
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Winner of 2009's Best Supporting Actress Oscar for "Precious" : MONIQUE
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Places to relax : DENS
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Underwater breathing aids : GILLS
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Smooth finish : GLAZE
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Quick end to a boxing match? : FASTCOUNT
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Mazda roadster : MIATA
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Pilgrims John and Priscilla : ALDENS
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Comedian Smirnoff : YAKOV
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It's a wrap : BOA
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Toe woe : BUNION
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They sometimes divide neighborhoods : TRACKS
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Some royalties : RESIDUALS
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Printing problem : BLOT
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Baseball manager Ned : YOST
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Grab bag : OLIO
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Make some waves : SWIM
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Obsessed about : FIXATEDON
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With no warmth : ICILY
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Deep border lake : TAHOE
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Board that's disposable : EMERY
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Sported : HADON
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Alcohol producer : YEAST
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Dinghy duo : OARS
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___ Minor : URSA
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Lacking depth, in brief : TWOD
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Cairo's river : OHIO
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Bowling ball feature : THUMBHOLE
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Titan's place : SILO
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Portfolio options, for short : IRAS
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Beach debris also known as rockweed : SEAOAK
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Comic British character who rarely speaks : MRBEAN
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J.F.K. transport : PTBOAT
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Hops dryer : OAST
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Petunia Dursley, to Harry Potter : AUNT
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Raymond's mother on "Everybody Loves Raymond" : MARIE
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Christmas decoration : HOLLY
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Toboggan ride's starting point : HILLTOP
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Stat for Steve Nash : ASSISTS
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When to tour Tours? : ETE
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Like 14-Down : SWORN
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Knievel feat : STUNT
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Lacing (into) : RIPPING
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Perturbed : INASNIT
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Sign off on : AGREETO
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Virus carrier, maybe : HACKER
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Musical star Paige who played the original Evita : ELAINE
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1994 biopic : EDWOOD
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Pull (in) : REIN
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Let out : EMIT
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Declined a bit : SLID
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___ von Bismarck : OTTO
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Game cry : IWON
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Select : TAP
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___ française : ALA
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Game cry : GIN
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How-dos : HIS
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Australian runner : EMU

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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