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IT'S TAXING

New York Times, Sunday, April 13, 2014

What to "never" do, according to the title of a 2005 best seller

Author:
Dan Schoenholz
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 76 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Schoenholz.
Dan Schoenholz notes:
One of the things I enjoy about constructing is finding ways to weave my personal interests into my puzzles. One was named after the German city where I lived for a time ("A Whiff of ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Ah, a puzzle about taxes! As we've already established I'm an odd duck, it won't surprise you to hear that I'm a huge fan of doing my taxes. Trying to pull levers throughout the year to ... read more
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© 2014, The New York Times4/13/14 ( No. 23,532 )
Across
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Crazy places : ZOOS
5
Supply (with) : ARM
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Yogi in the New Jersey Hall of Fame : BERRA
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Give up on : SCRAP
18
Neutral zone, say : SAFEAREA
20
Geneva's ___ des Nations : PALAIS
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It's organized in a family : CRIME
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Fragile decoration : ARTGLASS
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Elevated : ONHIGH
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Hangovers at home? : EAVES
25
Agreement for an amount to be taken from one's salary? : WITHHOLDINGCONSENT
28
Samoan capital : APIA
31
Glow : AURA
32
Soil : EARTH
33
What C.P.A.'s wish for their clients? : MANYHAPPYRETURNS
39
Reactor : PILE
43
For : PRO
44
"We shun it ___ it comes": Dickinson : ERE
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Guest book, e.g. : LOG
46
Purim villain : HAMAN
47
First name of the first female Supreme Court justice : SANDRA
49
C.P.A.'s advice for lowering future-year liabilities? : ROLLTHECREDITS
55
Serious overcharging : ROBBERY
57
Place in trust : ESCROW
58
Tony-winning Robert Morse role : TRU
59
Fast : RAPID
62
European wheels? : EDAMS
64
Alley ___ : OOP
65
Match : PAIR
66
Ample, informally : ENUF
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Chart used to calculate a married couple's taxes? : TABLEFORTWO
70
___ Reader : UTNE
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Have a series of sudden inspirations? : PANT
72
General mailing address?: Abbr. : APO
73
Night hunter : ORION
74
Let loose : FREED
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What pop-ups do : ARC
76
Websites of interest? : EBANKS
79
First name among Mouseketeers : ANNETTE
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I.R.S. update? : SCHEDULECHANGE
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Soccer team : ELEVEN
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Three-time '70s World Series champs : THEAS
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Alpine stream : AAR
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Milk : USE
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Halves of zygotes : OVA
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GPS component: Abbr. : SYST
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Last-minute way to reduce tax for a desperate filer? : EMERGENCYSHELTER
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Deadline time appropriate to this puzzle : APRIL
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"Sad to say ..." : ALAS
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Choice word? : EENY
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C.P.A.'s masterstroke? : BRILLIANTDEDUCTION
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"Vive ___!" : LEROI
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South American land : TIERRA
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Troublemakers : HELLIONS
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Triatomic oxygen molecule : OZONE
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Strengthen : ANNEAL
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Certain fund-raiser : TELETHON
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Ebbed : WANED
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Certain tracks : SONGS
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Foxy : SLY
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Wail : YOWL
Down
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When repeated, one of the Gabors : ZSA
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Galley sight : OAR
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Time and again : OFT
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Modern two-wheeler : SEGWAY
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"How now! ___?": Hamlet : ARAT
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Alter, as a form : RESHAPE
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Digital olio : MASHUP
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Tour group? : BAND
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K-12 : ELHI
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Parade spoiler : RAIN
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Sailor, sometimes : RIGGER
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Waste place : ASHCAN
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Perfume : SCENT
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Where to land for the night : CRASHPAD
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Break apart : RIVE
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"___, brother!" : AMEN
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Nudnik : PEST
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"Aladdin" prince : ALI
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Like some opposites : POLAR
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Suffix with deposit : ORY
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Choice words : ORS
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Hypes (up) : AMPS
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Chute opener? : PARA
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Hip to : INON
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Judean ruler : HEROD
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19-Down, e.g. : ARAB
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Wing : ELL
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Gift for many a PBS donor : TOTE
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Lousy "reviews" : UGHS
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Ape : IMITATE
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Division head? : LATRINE
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Double-checked, e.g. : ENSURED
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Conform (to) : HEW
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Go with the flow : DRIFT
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Breed of hunting dog : REDBONE
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Like some traditions : ORAL
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___ disease : LYME
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Transition area from deciduous to evergreen, e.g. : ECOTONE
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___ Plaza (hotel chain) : CROWNE
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El ___ (cheap cigar, slangily) : ROPO
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"Do me one favor ..." : BEAPAL
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Important parts of Thanksgiving and Easter : REPASTS
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"There is no greater evil than ___": "Antigone" : ANARCHY
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They might be pulled : PUNCHES
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Airport on a bay, for short : SFO
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Food processor setting : PUREE
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Classic perfume : TABU
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Algerian port : ORAN
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Call up : RING
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Army base near Petersburg, Va. : FTLEE
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S.A.S.E. recipients : EDS
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1980s Chrysler offering : KCAR
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Retrieve and throw back, in baseball practice : SHAG
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Syndicated radio host John : TESH
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What to "never" do, according to the title of a 2005 best seller : EATALONE
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Exist : ARE
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Raise one's hand, say : VOTE
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Tied up : EVEN
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___ a one : NARY
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Co. with the longtime stock symbol "X" : USSTEEL
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Verdi's "___ tu" : ERI
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Alternatives to Mustangs : MIATAS
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Pacific current event? : ELNINO
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2008 Olympic tennis gold medalist : NADAL
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Actor Gulager of old TV : CLU
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Settings for "Skyfall" and "Casino Royale" : YACHTS
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Laxness : LENITY
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Engaged in, as a trade : PLIED
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Sudden misfortune : BLOW
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Shah ___ Pahlavi : REZA
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Wood alternative : IRON
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Where Davy Crockett was born: Abbr. : TENN
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Last little bit : DREG
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Memorable times : ERAS
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In a bad way : ILLY
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"Bravo!" : OLE
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Cry of discovery : OHO
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Partner of again : NOW
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___ Digital Short : SNL

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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