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New York Times, Monday, April 16, 2012

Spelling clarification that Aziz might use twice

Author:
Lynn Lempel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Lynn Lempel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QVX} This is puzzle # 59 for Ms. Lempel.
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© 2012, The New York Times4/16/12 ( No. 22,805 )
Across
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Yankee's crosstown rival : MET
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Burro : ASS
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Aunts' little girls : NIECES
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Lion's locks : MANE
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___ constrictor : BOA
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"So fancy!" : OOLALA
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Assns. : ORGS
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Sexy sort : STUDMUFFIN
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Playing marble : AGATE
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Grp. that raids grow houses : DEA
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Cry of surprise : EEK
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Influential sort : BIGENCHILADA
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Compass pointer : NEEDLE
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Bread eaten during Passover : MATZOH
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Photocopier malfunctions : JAMS
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Israeli carrier : ELAL
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Tired : WEARY
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Cry to a matador : OLE
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Amiable sort : GOODEGG
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Tree juice : SAP
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Gandhi, e.g., religiously : HINDU
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"Gladiator" garment : TOGA
45
Yearn (for) : PINE
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Word after "force of" or "freak of" : NATURE
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Encouragement : URGING
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Supple sort : HUMANPRETZEL
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Cigar residue : ASH
57
Opposite of post- : PRE
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Rather distrustful : LEERY
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Precious sort : SWEETIEPIE
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New York theater award : OBIE
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Place for pizza or ice cream : PARLOR
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Put two and two together, say : ADD
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Caterer's coffee containers : URNS
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Feature on a skunk's back : STRIPE
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Parcel of property : LOT
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Feeling blue : SAD
Down
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Reader's notes alongside the text : MARGINALIA
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Usual wedding precursor : ENGAGEMENT
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Exam takers : TESTEES
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Stomach muscles, for short : ABS
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Drunkard : SOT
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Riyadh native : SAUDI
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Polite refusal to a lady : NOMAAM
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Debtor's letters : IOU
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Worker in Santa's workshop : ELF
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Bistro : CAFE
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Nobelist Wiesel : ELIE
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Plummeted : SANK
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Biblical kingdom east of the Dead Sea : MOAB
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Dover's state: Abbr. : DEL
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Finish : END
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Royal role for Liz Taylor : CLEO
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Serf : HELOT
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Cartoondom's Deputy ___ : DAWG
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Chowed down : ATE
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Spelling clarification that Aziz might use twice : ZASINZEBRA
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Common marmalade ingredient : ORANGERIND
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Ballyhoo : HYPE
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Adams, Tyler or Kennedy : JOHN
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Hullabaloo : ADO
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Advantage : LEGUP
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Spiritual teacher of a 42-Across : GURU
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Teri of "Tootsie" : GARR
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"That's obvious, stupid!" : DUH
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Pathetic : PITEOUS
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Order of the British ___ : EMPIRE
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Hairspray alternative : GEL
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"Diamonds ___ Forever" : ARE
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Country with Mount Everest on its border : NEPAL
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Caustic cleaners : LYES
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Venomous vipers : ASPS
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Whack, as a fly : SWAT
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Frau's spouse : HERR
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Peyton's brother on the gridiron : ELI
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Lid : TOP
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Repeated words shouted after "Who wants ...?" : IDO
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Summer hrs. in D.C. : EDT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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