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New York Times, Thursday, March 8, 2012

Moral lapse that is reflected literally by the answers at 17-, 24-, 46- and 54-Across

Author:
Bill Thompson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Thompson. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York Times3/8/12 ( No. 22,766 )
Across
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Org. whose annual budget is classified information : NSA
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Establishes : CREATES
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Part of T.G.I.F. : ITS
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Parrot : APE
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Pottery whose high iron content gives it a distinctive hue : REDWARE
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Cry heard at Moe's bar : DOH
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"Hee Haw," for one : VARIETYSHOW
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Lennon reportedly described her as looking like "a bloke in drag" : ONO
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Attended to pressing matters? : IRONED
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Thought : IDEATED
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Classroom array : DESKS
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Noted Irish crystal : WATERFORD
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"___ does not surpass nature, but only brings it to perfection": Cervantes : ART
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Hägar's daughter in the comics : HONI
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Looking up : ROSY
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Mass exodus of a sort : DIASPORA
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Air safety org. : FAA
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Moral lapse that is reflected literally by the answers at 17-, 24-, 46- and 54-Across : BROKENPROMISE
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Cabinet dept. : AGR
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Wife of Orpheus : EURYDICE
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One in a prompt box : CUER
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"Hey ... over here!" : PSST
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Capital of Australia: Abbr. : DOL
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Physician with a D.O. degree : OSTEOPATH
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Come from behind : RALLY
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Mason's creator : GARDNER
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Targets of some animal rights activists : RODEOS
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Supermarket inits. : IGA
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"When a Man Loves a Woman" singer : PERCYSLEDGE
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Pal of Marshall, Lily, Robin and Barney on "How I Met Your Mother" : TED
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"Got one's money's worth" at the smorgasbord : OVERATE
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One-eighty : UIE
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Sugar suffix : OSE
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Tiresome : TEDIOUS
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Old IBM products : PCS
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"Feliz ___" : NAVIDAD
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Rack unit : SPARERIB
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Ford's first minivan : AEROSTAR
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Ontario natives : CREES
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Like the SST fleet: Abbr. : RETD
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Big name in the freezer aisle : EDY
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Reactions to puppies : AWS
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Faa'a International Airport location : TAHITI
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Undermine : ERODE
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"Ratatouille" setting : SEWER
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"Likewise" : IDOTOO
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Laser printer supplies : TONERS
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Poorly made : SHODDY
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Sign : INK
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Lily-livered : AFRAID
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Threadbare : WORN
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One of four in "'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house" : ANAPEST
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Earth mover : HOER
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Rode a thermal current : SOARED
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U.P.S. delivery: Abbr. : PKG
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Old fur trader's locale : FORT
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Actress Adams : AMY
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Thrill : RUSH
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Approached furtively : SIDLEDUP
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Environment-related : ECOLOGIC
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Champs-___ : ELYSEES
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Start of a line ending in a sum? : COGITO
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Linguists' concerns : USAGES
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Brokerage firm with talking baby ads : ETRADE
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Got a 3 on the 17th at Sawgrass, e.g. : PARRED
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Doped up, in a way : ONPOT
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Pet ___ : PEEVE
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Cameos, e.g. : ROLES
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"Fables in Slang" humorist George : ADE
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Queue after Q : RSTU
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Dernier ___ : CRI
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Ming of the N.B.A. : YAO

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

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