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New York Times, Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Author:
Wesley Johnson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Wesley Johnson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Johnson. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0306 ( 22,764 )
Across
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Salon offering : PERM
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America's 44th : OBAMA
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Current units : AMPS
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___ Rios, Jamaica : OCHO
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Currently airing : NOWON
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Look sullen : POUT
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"So what?!" : DOESNTCONCERNME
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Schedule : SLATE
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___ From Hawaii (1973 Elvis concert) : ALOHA
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Kind of store : APP
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Elizabethan ___ : ERA
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Beginnings of embryos : OVA
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"So what?!" : COULDNTCARELESS
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Surgeons' workplaces, for short : ORS
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Beginning : START
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Pago Pago's place : SAMOA
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Number two son : ABEL
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Stockpile : STORE
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Israel's first king : SAUL
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Bridgestones, e.g. : TIRES
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Condos, e.g. : UNITS
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British verb ending : ISE
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"So what?!" : ITSNOTMYPROBLEM
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Viewed : SAW
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Site of the smallest bone in the body : EAR
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Hot tub locale : SPA
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The fellas in "GoodFellas" : MAFIA
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Slender game fishes : PIKES
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"So what?!" : NOSKINOFFMYBACK
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As well : ALSO
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One who has no chance : GONER
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"The Time Machine" leisure class : ELOI
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Savvies : GETS
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Puts in the hold : STOWS
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Transmitted : SENT
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Pea protectors : PODS
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Environmental sci. : ECOL
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___ Silvia, mother of Romulus and Remus : RHEA
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"Fiddler on the Roof" star : MOSTEL
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Toronto's prov. : ONT
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___ Raton, Fla. : BOCA
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M.P.'s target : AWOL
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Like early Elvis albums : MONO
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Diane Sawyer, for one : ANCHOR
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Mar. follower : APR
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"___ Lisa" : MONA
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Shell fixture : PUMP
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Dance move : STEP
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Propeller-heads : NERDS
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Icicle sites : EAVES
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Ones putting out feelers : ANTS
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"Regrettably ..." : ALAS
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Raccoon relative : COATI
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Go round and round : ORBIT
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Rehab seekers : USERS
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Actress O'Neal : TATUM
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Old pal : CRONY
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"___ to the Moon" (seminal 1902 sci-fi film) : ATRIP
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Cybermessage : EMAIL
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Boozehound : SOUSE
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House of the Seven Gables locale : SALEM
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Camera part : LENS
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To be, in Tours : ETRE
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"Me, too" : SOAMI
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Like a bubble bath : SOAPY
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Regional accents : TWANGS
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Unethical payoffs : BRIBES
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Impediment : SNAG
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Copernicus, e.g., by birth : POLE
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Helper: Abbr. : ASST
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Pick up, as a bill : FOOT
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Kelly Clarkson's "___ One Will Listen" : IFNO
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Several : AFEW
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Moolah : KALE
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Subj. for a Fed chairman : ECON
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Short comic sketch : SKIT
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Mike Tyson stat : KOS
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Miss, after vows : MRS

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

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