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New York Times, Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Author:
Paula Gamache
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Paula Gamache

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 32 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 77 for Ms. Gamache. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0403 ( 22,792 )
Across
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Morning times, for short : AMS
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Come to pass : OCCUR
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Chose, with "for" : OPTED
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Vital fluid : SAP
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Hangman's halter : NOOSE
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Bones below the tibia : TARSI
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Top prize in the Juegos Olímpicos : ORO
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Mosquito Magnets and flypaper : INSECTTRAPS
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Snack chips made from corn : FRITOS
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Loving to bits : ADORING
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Campers' lightweight cover-ups : NYLONTARPS
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Opposite of old, in Germany : NEU
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Gathering clouds, e.g. : OMEN
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Amo, ___, amat : AMAS
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Whistles of relief : WHEWS
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Hump day: Abbr. : WED
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Winter forecast : SNOW
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Sermon server : PRIEST
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Eater of lean, in rhyme : JACKSPRAT
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Like the bathroom after a hot shower : STEAMY
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Restaurant chain with syrup dispensers on every table : IHOP
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Gymgoer's pride : BOD
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Tough guys : THUGS
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Narrow cut : SLIT
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One of several on a French door : PANE
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Always, in sonnets : EER
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Feature of a gladiator sandal : ANKLESTRAP
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How some professional services are offered : PROBONO
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Modern sight on many an Indian reservation : CASINO
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Working components of an engine ... or what the ends of 18-, 23-, 34- and 47-Across are? : MOVINGPARTS
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'60s teach-in grp. : SDS
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Missouri river to the Missouri River : OSAGE
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Spirit of a culture : ETHOS
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French pronoun : TOI
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Gives a darn? : MENDS
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"Likely ___!" : STORY
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Six-foot runner? : ANT
Down
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At present : ASOFNOW
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Words from an aspiring fiancé : MARRYME
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Bratty, say : SPOILED
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Source of the headline "World Death Rate Holding Steady at 100 Percent," with "The" : ONION
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Faithfulness : CONSTANCY
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S.&P. 500 listings: Abbr. : COS
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Put into service : USE
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Quick summaries : RECAPS
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___ von Bismarck : OTTO
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Catherine who was the last wife of Henry VIII : PARR
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Instructor's charge : TRAINEE
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Disney-owned cable broadcaster of game highlights : ESPNEWS
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Gross out : DISGUST
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Causes of end zone celebrations, for short : TDS
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Big weight : TON
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Wildly : AMOK
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Nubby fabric derived from a cocoon : RAWSILK
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Shawl or stole : WRAP
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Batter's datum : HIT
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___ Club (Costco competitor) : SAMS
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Knight, to a damsel : PROTECTOR
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Binge : JAG
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Punxsutawney ___ (Groundhog Day celeb) : PHIL
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Second wife, to the hubby's kids : STEPMOM
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Bette Midler film loosely based on Janis Joplin's life : THEROSE
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Old Volkswagen seven-seater : EUROVAN
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Coffeehouse server : BARISTA
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Endlessly : ONANDON
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Withdrawal's opposite : DEPOSIT
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___.com (urban myth debunker) : SNOPES
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Components of scores: Abbr. : PTS
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Film director Lee : ANG
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Fresh, in an impolite way : SASSY
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Home of the Cowboys, informally : BIGD
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Individuals : ONES
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Lawyer: Abbr. : ATT
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Fraternity "P" : RHO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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