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New York Times, Saturday, April 12, 2014

Shakespeare sonnet that begins "So am I as the rich, whose blessed key"

Author:
Mel Rosen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mel Rosen

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 37 for Mr. Rosen.
Mel Rosen notes:
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© 2014, The New York Times4/12/14 ( No. 23,531 )
Across
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Popularity boost due to a certain TV endorsement : COLBERTBUMP
12
Rebel in a beret : CHE
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"A thousand pardons" : EVERSOSORRY
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Athlete in a shell : OAR
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Diet, e.g. : LEGISLATURE
18
"Collages" novelist, 1964 : NIN
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Arab spring? : TROT
20
Mexicans roll them : ARS
21
Composers of some rhapsodies : ODISTS
23
Business of 41-Down: Abbr. : INS
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Wear for Hu Jintao : MAOSUIT
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Mythical abode of heroes slain in battle : ASGARD
29
"Each of us bears his own Hell" writer : VIRGIL
30
Part of a drag outfit : HEELS
31
Relatives of black holes : DARKSTARS
34
Cousin of an agave : ALOE
35
Dispatch : HASTE
36
To you, in Toulouse : ATOI
37
Place for rank-and-filers in the House of Commons : BACKBENCH
39
Ozone menace : FREON
40
Pungent panini ingredient : ASIAGO
41
Gets started : SETSTO
42
They often provide illumination in galleries : DOCENTS
44
Arm with many vessels, maybe : BAY
45
Like angels : ONHIGH
46
Palooka : OAF
47
Throws for a loop : AWES
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Shakespeare sonnet that begins "So am I as the rich, whose blessed key" : LII
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Parts of some alarms : HEATSENSORS
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Fleece : CON
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White whale's whereabouts : ARCTICOCEAN
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Bath setting: Abbr. : ENG
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People sampling mushrooms, say : MYCOLOGISTS
Down
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Druid, e.g. : CELT
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Spanning : OVER
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Theme of several theme parks : LEGO
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Piltdown man, say : BRIT
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Dot-dot-dot : ESS
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Casualty of the Battle of Roncesvalles : ROLAND
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Old dynasts : TSARS
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Some spam senders : BOTS
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The Negro R. runs through it : URU
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"Fantasy Island" host : MRROARKE
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Stray mongrels : PYEDOGS
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Chancellery settings : CONSULATES
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Where Nord, Nord-Est and Nord-Ouest are departments : HAITI
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Arp contemporary : ERNST
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"Interesting ... but museum-worthy?" : ISITART
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Org. whose logo has an eagle and scales : IRS
24
Opposite of gloom : MIRTH
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King of Kings : AHAB
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1987 Lionel Richie hit : SELA
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21st-century pastime for treasure hunters : GEOCACHING
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Leonov who was the first man to walk in space : ALEKSEI
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Balboa's first name : VASCO
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Alternative to shoots? : DANGS
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A cube has one : ROOT
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___-Soviet : SINO
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Like many a purple-tinged moorland : HEATHERY
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"Fur Traders Descending the Missouri" painter, 1845 : BINGHAM
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Creator of "30 Rock" : FEY
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Its parent is Liberty Mutual : SAFECO
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Opposite of agitato : DOLCE
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Pizza topping : ONION
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Pizza topping : BASIL
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Bart and Lisa's bus driver : OTTO
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Sacs studied by 58-Across : ASCI
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Parts of a sob story : WOES
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Latin 101 word : ERAT
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Phishing loot: Abbr. : SSNS
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Orange's org. : ACC
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Periodic dairy aisle offering : NOG

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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