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New York Times, Monday, March 5, 2012

Author:
Mike Nothnagel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mike Nothnagel

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 53 for Mr. Nothnagel. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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Across
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Nickname for Louis Armstrong : SATCH
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Plain as day : OVERT
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Apply with a cotton ball, say : DAB
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Table of data, e.g. : ARRAY
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Challenger : DARER
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School's URL ending : EDU
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Hirsute carnival attraction : BEARDEDLADY
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Writer Anaïs : NIN
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Order of coffee in a small cup : ESPRESSO
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Roved : ROAMED
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Pink : ROSY
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Trying to make sense of : SORTINGOUT
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Apollo 11's destination : MOON
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Stave off, as a disaster : AVERT
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Arouse from sleep : WAKEN
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Computer file extension : EXE
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"Hmm, I guess so" : OHOK
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___-Wan Kenobi : OBI
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Hit HBO series set in Baltimore : THEWIRE
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"Evil Woman" rock grp. : ELO
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Clark ___, Superman's alter ego : KENT
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Lumberjack's tool : AXE
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Gridiron units : YARDS
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Dwarves' representative in the Fellowship of the Ring : GIMLI
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Skeptic's rejoinder : IBET
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Eleventh hour : NICKOFTIME
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Rick's love in "Casablanca" : ILSA
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Cause of "I" strain? : EGOISM
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Inquisition targets : HERESIES
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Chest bone : RIB
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Children's game hinted at by the circled letters : HIDEANDSEEK
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TiVo, for one, in brief : DVR
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Inventor Howe : ELIAS
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Hit the accelerator : GUNIT
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Mediterranean, e.g. : SEA
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Hear again, as a case : RETRY
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Simple kind of question : YESNO
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Cavalry sword : SABER
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"You ___ stupid!" : ARESO
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Pitfalls : TRAPS
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Request from a tired child : CARRYME
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Jekyll's alter ego : HYDE
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Most likely to win, as a favorite : ODDSON
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Bravery : VALOR
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___ of Good Feelings : ERA
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1948 John Wayne western : REDRIVER
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Sign on a tray of samples : TRYONE
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Scouting mission leader? : DENMOTHER
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"Goodbye, mon ami!" : ADIEU
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Kind of cake that's ring-shaped : BUNDT
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Gas brand with a tiger symbol : ESSO
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Farming: Prefix : AGRO
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Cab : TAXI
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Province west of Que. : ONT
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Chinese cooker : WOK
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Lincoln, informally : ABE
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World's longest venomous snake : KINGCOBRA
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Rams fan? : EWE
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Obsolete : OLD
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Some boxing wins, for short : KOS
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One-third the length of the Belmont Stakes : HALFMILE
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Interstate sign with an arrow : EXIT
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Ogle : EYE
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___ torch (outdoor party lighting) : TIKI
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Up for discussion : ATISSUE
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One in a pit at a concert : MOSHER
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"Whatever you want" : IMEASY
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Capital of Switzerland : BERN
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"Study, study, study" types : NERDS
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"Just tell me the answer" : IGIVE
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Start of a rumor : IHEAR
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Property claims : LIENS
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Welcome at the front door : SEEIN
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Invite out for : ASKTO
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A little "out there," as humor : EDGY
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Dah's counterpart in Morse code : DIT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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