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INFRACTIONS

New York Times, Sunday, April 29, 2012

Author:
Tracy Gray
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Tracy Gray

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 70 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Ms. Gray. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jim Horne notes:

I've highlighted the numerical components of the various in-fractions. Do the division to get the answer. So, for example, "like grandchildren" is 1/3 GENERATION or THIRD GENERATION and "high-end retail chain" is SAKS 1/5 AVENUE for SAKS FIFTH AVENUE. At 33-Across, "execute in a way" is not DRAW AND FOURTH. You have to go with the grislier interpretation of "execute." The answer is DRAW AND QUARTER. Clever puzzle!

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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0429 ( 22,818 )
Across
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It has eyes that can't see : SPUD
5
Flips : GOESGAGA
13
Student of morality : CASUIST
20
Philippine money : PESO
21
Pacific strings : UKULELES
22
Fine word for libraries? : OVERDUE
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With 26-Across, like grandchildren : THIRDGENERATION
25
Beach bottles : LOTIONS
26
See 23-Across : THREE
27
Deck out : ATTIRE
28
Bad record part, for short : DWI
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"For shame!" : TUT
30
Ancient parting place : REDSEA
33
With 44-Across, execute, in a way : DRAWANDQUARTER
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Keen observer : HAWK
40
Prefix with cycle : TRI
41
Pond fish : KOI
43
___-d'Or, Québec : VAL
44
See 33-Across : FOUR
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With 50-Across, euphoric : INSEVENTHHEAVEN
48
Ankle bone : TARSAL
50
See 45-Across : SEVEN
51
Product with the old ad catchphrase "Mother, please, I'd rather do it myself!" : ANACIN
53
Faith that celebrates both Jesus and Muhammad : BAHAI
57
Superlatively strong : STEELIEST
61
Initially : ATTHESTART
64
Scaredy-cat, maybe : SISSY
65
Sacred music composer ___ Pärt : ARVO
67
Trig inverse : ARCSINE
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County subdivision: Abbr. : TWP
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With 77-Across, high-end retail chain : SAKSFIFTHAVENUE
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Neighbor of Bulg. : ROM
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Botanical beards : ARISTAE
77
See 71-Across : FIVE
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Grove : COPSE
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Political party that won 39 electoral votes in 1948 : DIXIECRATS
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"Apparently" : SOITSEEMS
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Panache : STYLE
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They're fit for kings and queens : SHEETS
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Poet who wrote "In the room the women come and go / Talking of Michelangelo" : ELIOT
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What's left behind : ESTATE
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With 103-Across, 1999 Shyamalan thriller : THESIXTHSENSE
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Part of AARP: Abbr. : ASSN
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Fury : IRE
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___ Records (old music label) : MCA
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See 94-Across : SIX
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What's left : REST
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With 112-Across, compromise : MEETHALFWAY
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Later : NOTNOW
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Abbr. on many food labels : EXP
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See 105-Across : TWO
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Ancient Balkan region : THRACE
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Stinko : OILED
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Like some interpretations : LITERAL
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With 127-Across, classical work that's the source of the European Union's anthem : BEETHOVENSNINTH
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Dancer Duncan : ISADORA
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Military depots : ARMORIES
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See 122-Across : NINE
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They have scales : ATLASES
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Gave, as a hot potato : TOSSEDTO
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Peter, e.g. : TSAR
Down
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Bind : SPOT
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Phnom ___ : PENH
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Possible candidate for rehab : USER
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Old Italian magistrate : DOGE
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Word with top or pop : GUN
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Fine, in old slang : OKE
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"1984" superpower : EURASIA
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Blue-gray : SLATE
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Be fooled : GETTAKEN
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Et ___ (and others) : ALII
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"Star Trek: T.N.G." role : GEORDI
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"The Mary Tyler Moore Show" Emmy winner : ASNER
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The West was part of it : COLDWAR
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Promises : AVOWALS
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Become fixed : SETIN
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The Rams of the N.C.A.A. : URI
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"Ditto!" : IDOTOO
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George Bush's chief of staff John : SUNUNU
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Person doing a practice run : TESTER
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Poetic "always" : EER
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Biblical suffix : ETH
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Dr. ___ : DRE
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___-garde : AVANT
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Neighbors of C notes : DFLATS
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What letting off steam might result in : HISS
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Operating without ___ : ANET
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Zigzagged : WOVE
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Trouser parts : KNEES
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___ mission : ONA
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New faces on bases : ENLISTEES
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Brewer's vessel : VAT
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Gherman ___, cosmonaut who was the second human to orbit the earth : TITOV
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Jobs for dentists : ABSCESSES
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Venae ___ : CAVAE
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Musical with the song "Easy to Be Hard" : HAIR
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The Piazzale Michelangelo affords a view of it : ARNO
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Detail : ITEM
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R&B singer Hayes : ISAAC
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Glacial formation : ESKER
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Part of A.B.S.: Abbr. : SYS
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World capital once occupied by France : HANOI
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Fly off the handle : ERUPT
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Flavor akin to fennel : ANISE
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Quickly accelerate : REV
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Iotas : TADS
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Order in the court : WRIT
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Sprite : PIXY
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___ same mind : OFTHE
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Prefix with resort : ECO
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Muted : SILENT
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Fisher with a grig : EELER
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Agitated, after "in" : ASTEW
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Beijing-to-Shanghai dir. : SSE
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One from Germany : EINE
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Nature's pillow? : MOSS
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Put back : STET
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And everything else, for short : ETC
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Death personified, in ancient Greece : THANATOS
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Colonial service : TINWARE
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Colored parts : AREOLAS
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Bonelike : OSTEOID
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"Henry & June" role : NIN
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Outside: Prefix : EXO
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2009 Hilary Swank biopic : AMELIA
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Gender offender : SEXIST
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Like a nasal membrane : SEPTAL
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Rescued damsel's cry : MYHERO
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Others, in Oaxaca : OTROS
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Up : ATBAT
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Cousin of rust : OCHRE
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Korean money : WON
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Sleep stages : REMS
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"Freedom ___ free" : ISNT
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___ Lowry, children's writer : LOIS
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City in Sicily : ENNA
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Silhouette on many a yellow sign : DEER
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Child-care author LeShan : EDA
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Cat scanner? : VET
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"___ Beso" : ESO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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