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New York Times, Monday, March 7, 2016

Author:
Damon Gulczynski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Damon J. Gulczynski

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JX} This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Gulczynski. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Damon J. Gulczynski notes:
In June, 2006 a puzzle of mine ran in the New York Times with the central revealer 80SFADS. Since that was about 10 years ago, I ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
90s FADS today, a nice trip down memory lane, allowing me to recall the days when TAMAGOTCHIS were hot, THE MACARENA earworm ate away ... read more
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© 2016, The New York TimesNo. 0307 ( 24,226 )
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Exterior : OUTER
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Acronym on an online help page : FAQ
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Treat cruelly : ABUSE
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Toy company that gave us Frisbee and Slip 'N Slide : WHAMO
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Sch. in Tempe : ASU
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Type of composition that Bach is noted for : FUGUE
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They're taken in punishment, so to speak : LUMPS
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*Hairstyle popularized by Jennifer Aniston's character on "Friends" : THERACHEL
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Omar who portrayed Dr. Zhivago : SHARIF
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Happy as a ___ : LARK
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In a cheerful and pleasant manner : GENIALLY
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Write permanently : ETCH
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Mysterious sightings that hover : UFOS
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Compete (for) : VIE
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The ___ Kid (Willie Mays) : SAYHEY
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Tennis match units : SETS
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A low one is good in baseball, in brief : ERA
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Words written by a teacher on a failed test, perhaps : SEEME
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Nelson Mandela's org. : ANC
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What the answers to the four starred clues are : 90SFADS
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Fellows : MEN
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So not cool : UNHIP
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Tell a whopper : LIE
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Mom's mom : NANA
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Tremors : SEISMS
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Female sheep : EWE
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Does stage work : ACTS
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"Oh, one more thing ..." : ALSO
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Set of info about sets of info : METADATA
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Opposite of quiet : LOUD
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Little blue cartoon characters whose adversary is named Gargamel : SMURFS
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*Boots brand big in grunge fashion : DRMARTENS
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Shatter : BREAK
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Sharper than 90° : ACUTE
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Trivial gripe : NIT
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Jouster's weapon : LANCE
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"War and Peace" famously has more than 1,200 : PAGES
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Crafty : SLY
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Thrill : ELATE
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Avian hooters : OWLS
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"Forget it!" : UHUH
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*Hand-held "pets" with digital faces : TAMAGOTCHIS
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Catherine the Great, for one : EMPRESS
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Bagful on a pitcher's mound : ROSIN
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Obese : FAT
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Baseball bat wood : ASH
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Stop, as an uprising : QUELL
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Many miles off : AFAR
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Ohio State student : BUCKEYE
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"Blech!" : UGH
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"A Boy Named ___" (1969 song) : SUE
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Fish that is long and thin : EEL
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Fish that are flat and wide : RAYS
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TV's "Hawaii ___" : FIVE0
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Puts on TV : AIRS
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Printed handout : LEAFLET
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*Dance associated with a #1 Los del Rio hit : THEMACARENA
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Sidewalk material : CEMENT
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"Laughing" animals : HYENAS
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Patriotic Olympics chant : USAUSA
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Herb sometimes called "sweet anise" : FENNEL
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Donkey : ASS
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2100, in civilian time : 9PM
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Onetime big name in Japanese electronics : AIWA
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Monopoly cards : DEEDS
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Quarantine : ISOLATE
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Word before gas or disaster : NATURAL
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Obscene material : SMUT
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Perfect places : EDENS
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Mosey along : AMBLE
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Metals from lodes : ORES
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Fiction's opposite : FACT
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___-Ball (arcade game) : SKEE
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Fist bump : DAP
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___ Victor : RCA
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Make a face for the camera : MUG
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Zero, in a soccer score : NIL
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Very messy room : STY

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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