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New York Times, Monday, April 23, 2012

Author:
Michael David
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Michael David

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {WXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. David. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0423 ( 22,812 )

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Across
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Late, as a library book : PASTDUE
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Sound of an excited heart : PITAPAT
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"-" marks : HYPHENS
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Furious : INARAGE
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Surplus's opposite : DEFICIT
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Bring up, as a subject : MENTION
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Forget-me-___ : NOT
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Ruler on a golf course? : PARKING
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Yank : JERK
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Floppy feature of a basset hound : EAR
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"My country, ___ of thee" : TIS
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Morales of "NYPD Blue" : ESAI
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In favor of : FOR
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Mushroom cloud creator, briefly : NTEST
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Scrape, as a knee : SKIN
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Songwriter Berlin : IRVING
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"___ pasa?" : QUE
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Little bell sound : TING
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Electron tube : DIODE
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Be furious : FUME
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Rock music genre : EMO
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Heart-shaped item on a chain, say : LOCKET
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Genie's home : LAMP
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Last movement of a sonata : RONDO
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Tire filler : AIR
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Stick ___ in the water : ATOE
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Atlantic food fish : COD
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Foreign policy grp. : NSC
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Hawaii's state bird : NENE
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Ruler in a vegetable garden? : PEAKING
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Comic strip cry : ACK
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Folded Mexican dish : BURRITO
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Element used to make semiconductors : SILICON
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Not recognizable by : ALIENTO
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Raw material for a steel mill : IRONORE
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Figure with 14-Down sides : DECAGON
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Rainbow mnemonic : ROYGBIV
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Advanced deg. : PHD
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Sailor's affirmative : AYE
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Beach lotion letters : SPF
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Ruler after a diet? : THINKING
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Art ___ (1920s-'30s movement) : DECO
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Join : UNITE
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Superlative suffix : EST
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Fine cotton : PIMA
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Like krypton : INERT
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Ruler on a beach? : TANKING
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Easel user : ARTIST
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Ache : PAIN
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Bug-eyed : AGOG
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Number of sides in a 65-Across : TEN
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Ruler in a Utah city? : PROVOKING
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Court clown : JESTER
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Igloo builder : ESKIMO
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Spoil, as a parade : RAINON
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Zimbabwe's continent : AFRICA
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Passengers : RIDERS
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Consider the same : EQUATE
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Order to come : SUMMON
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Cone-shaped shelter : TEEPEE
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Bachelor's last words : IDO
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Badminton court divider : NET
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Ruler with custard desserts? : FLANKING
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Ruler in a W.C.? : LOOKING
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Where many fed. employees live : DCAREA
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"Me too" : DITTO
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Egypt's capital : CAIRO
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Whine : PULE
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Guitarist Clapton : ERIC
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Midday : NOON
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Fill to excess : CLOY
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Rotten : BAD
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Madam's mate : SIR
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Corn on the ___ : COB
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"... ___ quit!" : ORI
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Las Vegas's home: Abbr. : NEV

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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