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New York Times, Friday, March 9, 2012

Establishment where customers typically are seated

Author:
Tim Croce
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 62, Blocks: 26 Missing: {JKQUXZ} Average word length: 6.42 This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Croce.
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© 2012, The New York Times3/9/12 ( No. 22,767 )
Across
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Many fans are running during this : HOTSPELL
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Three-toed wading birds : STILTS
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Gets : ACHIEVES
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Present-day cry? : HOHOHO
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A vegetarian isn't on it : MEATDIET
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Holds forth : ORATES
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Tycoon types : FATCATS
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"Go ahead," to Shakespeare : BEITSO
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Certain odor absorber : INSOLE
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Tabulae ___ : RASAE
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Storming-out sounds : SLAMS
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Must-see : CANTMISS
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Spam protection items? : TINS
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Like many bread knives : SAWTOOTHED
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Grammy-winning Brian : ENO
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Looks : GANDERS
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___ of Lagery (Pope Urban II's real name) : ODO
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Brushing and such : DENTALCARE
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Blood rival : CRIP
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Ivy supporters : ROOTLETS
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It's developed in a sonata : THEME
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Parts of kingdoms : PHYLA
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Curtain fabrics : VOILES
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Needs for some games of tag : LASERS
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Noted 19th- and 20th-century portraitist : SARGENT
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Flight from danger : HEGIRA
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Bump down : RELEGATE
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Immobilized during winter, say : ICEDIN
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"Not if my life depended on it!" : ILLNEVER
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"Done" : THEEND
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Four-seaters, maybe? : MAITREDS
Down
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Clumsy : HAMFISTED
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Queen Mary, for one : OCEANLINER
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"Don't do it!" : THATSANONO
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TV Land staple : SITCOMS
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They often get depressed : PEDALS
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Modern guest-list organizer : EVITE
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Onetime Virginia V.I.P.'s : LEES
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Amphibious carrier, for short : LST
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Establishment where customers typically are seated : SHOESTORE
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Singer with the 1994 #1 alternative rock hit "God" : TORIAMOS
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Short, strong pan : IHATEIT
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They may be odd : LOTS
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Malcolm-Jamal's "Cosby Show" role : THEO
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Plea for aid : SOS
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Teases playfully : BANTERS
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It hasn't yet been interpreted : RAWDATA
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Strikes out : CANCELS
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What many crewmen carouse on : SHORELEAVE
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Deposited into a bank : SEDIMENTED
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Dancer who was a fan favorite? : SALLYRAND
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Ones giving winner forecasts : DOPESTERS
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Amass : GATHERIN
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Not belowdecks : TOPSIDE
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Tiny biter causing intense itching : CHIGGER
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Sign of availability : TORENT
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"Swearin' to God" singer, 1975 : VALLI
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Hardly a good looker : LECH
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1966 A.L. Rookie of the Year : AGEE
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Ward on a set : SELA
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Sock : HIT
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Not quite make the putt, with "out" : RIM

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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