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New York Times, Thursday, April 12, 2012

Author:
Michael Shteyman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Michael Shteyman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 39 Missing: {FJWY} This is puzzle # 47 for Mr. Shteyman. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0412 ( 22,801 )
Across
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Govt. org. whose logo depicts an eagle standing on a key : NSA
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Actress Veronica who was the model in the last cigarette ad shown on U.S. TV : HAMEL
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Backyard event, informally : BARBQ
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View from Casablanca: Abbr. : ATL
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Item on a toothpick, maybe : OLIVE
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Stop abruptly : ABORT
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I.S.P. giant : AOL
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Queen of India : RANEE
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Persian Gulf port : DUBAI
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Founder of the 26-/21-Down, who died on April 12, 1912 : CLARABARTON
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Initial feeling? : ESP
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It helps you get a handle on things : PINETAR
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It's a thought : IDEA
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Torch bearer : DIME
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Norma of "Sunset Boulevard" : DESMOND
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White jacket, often : LABCOAT
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Core : ESSENCE
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Computer maker : ACER
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Unimagined : REAL
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Clearance sites? : THROATS
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Vocabulary-related : LEXICAL
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Kind of wave : SEISMIC
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Judiciary checker: Abbr. : EXEC
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Forage storage : SILO
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Faucet attachment : AERATOR
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Steamy place : SPA
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Some 26-/21-Down volunteers : BLOODDONORS
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Capital of the country that's alphabetically first in the United Nations : KABUL
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Some Beethoven works : TRIOS
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The Battle Born State: Abbr. : NEV
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"Go farther" sloganeer, once : ISUZU
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Lassitude : ENNUI
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Break : GAP
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Debussy contemporary : SATIE
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Breaks : RESTS
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Lack of focus, colloquially : ADD
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Annual Image Awards grp. : NAACP
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Alternative to Putinka, briefly : STOLI
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Literary middle name : ALLAN
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He is "more an antique Roman than a Dane," in literature : HORATIO
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Georgia's on its side : ALABAMA
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Where long-distance calls are made in the Mideast? : MINARET
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___ since : EVER
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It flows with the wind : LEETIDE
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Cool quality, in modern slang : BADNESS
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"Father of," in Arabic : ABU
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"Judge Judy" coverage? : ROBE
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Victoria's Secret merchandise : BRAS
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Medicine applicator : QTIP
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See 26-Down : REDCROSS
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Poetry volume : ODES
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With 21-Down, humanitarian organization : AMERICAN
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10 sawbucks : ONEC
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ESPN ticker abbr. : NCAA
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Computer maker : DELL
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Workout target, for short : LATS
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Yearn : ACHE
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When doubled, a vitamin deficiency : BERI
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1929 #1 hit whose title follows the line "Now he's gone and we're through" : AMIBLUE
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Cultivate : TILL
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Transport on two wheels : SCOOTER
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Openings : LEADINS
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Deleted, as text : EXEDOUT
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Abnormal dryness, to a dermatologist : XEROSIS
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Fiji's neighbor to the east : TONGA
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Mountain nymph : OREAD
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Answered : RSVPD
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They're lifted on chairlifts : SKIS
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"No ___ nada" ("Don't worry about it": Sp.) : PASA
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Neighbor : ABUT
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Department of NW France : ORNE
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Israeli weapon : UZI

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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