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New York Times, Friday, April 20, 2012

Author:
Mike Nothnagel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mike Nothnagel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FQ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 56 for Mr. Nothnagel. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0420 ( 22,809 )
Across
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One with a famous opening act? : ALIBABA
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Invite out for : ASKTO
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They get the scoop at work : SODAJERKS
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Run : BLEED
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Trying to win a radio contest, say : CALLINGIN
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Figure in a doctor's office : COPAY
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Light breakfast : ONEEGG
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Liberal opening? : NEO
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Notes come out of them : ATMS
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Old game co. that made D&D : TSR
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Tree with catkins : ALDER
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Temporary retirements? : NAPS
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Intrepidity : VALOR
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"The Sorrows of Young Werther" author : GOETHE
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Runs out of energy : DIES
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Fix up : REHAB
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"Holy cow!" : BOY
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Frustratingly difficult : LIKEHERDINGCATS
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Suffix with Caesar : EAN
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Excrete : EGEST
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Swing wildly : YOYO
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11-Down, usually : GLOSSY
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Argument : POINT
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Part of the intro to a piece of "Champagne Music" : ATWO
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Area in front of a basketball net, informally : PAINT
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___-bear : SHE
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Allocation of some pork spending? : LOIN
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A.L. East squad, on scoreboards : TOR
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Quickly mount : LEAPON
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Bit of funny business : ANTIC
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Fools around : KILLSTIME
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Advertiser with a computer-generated mascot : GEICO
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Game that gave rise to the expression "ace in the hole" : STUDPOKER
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Thomas Cromwell's earldom : ESSEX
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Positive or negative : NONZERO
Down
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Fred has one in "Scooby-Doo" cartoons : ASCOT
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Assistance for short people? : LOANS
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Thumb twiddler : IDLER
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Roll in a field : BALE
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Do ___ (celebrate, sort of) : AJIG
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Player losing to the 49ers in Super Bowl XVI or XXIII : BENGAL
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Intl. soccer powerhouse : ARG
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Original airer of "The Jetsons" : ABC
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___ Crosley, author of the 2008 best seller "I Was Told There'd Be Cake" : SLOANE
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Held back : KEPTATBAY
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Item in a trophy case : TEAMPHOTO
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Cross-country trips, perhaps : ODYSSEYS
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Soul mate : KINDREDSPIRIT
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N.F.L. All-Pro player Chris : SNEE
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What a fugue may be written for : ORGAN
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"Passage to Marseille" actor, 1944 : LORRE
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Valve opening? : VEE
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Some flakes : ASHES
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Specialty doc : OBGYN
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Connection indicators : DIALTONES
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"You're telling me!" : IKNOWITIS
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Discover, as a solution : HITON
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21, often : LEGALAGE
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2011 revolution locale : EGYPT
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Item in a tent, maybe : COT
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"Ooh-la-la!" : SONICE
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"Better than nothing" : ITLLDO
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Informal approvals : AOKS
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Shoot up : SPIKE
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"Breezing Up (A Fair Wind)" artist, 1876 : HOMER
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When to celebrate el Día de los Reyes : ENERO
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"Outside the Lines" airer : ESPN
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Comprehensive : ATOZ
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Boat navigator, informally : COX
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"___ Yu" (collection also known as "The Analects of Confucius") : LUN

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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