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New York Times, Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Author:
Lynn Lempel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Lynn Lempel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {XZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 63 for Ms. Lempel. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 0430 ( 23,184 )
Across
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Signature pieces? : PENS
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Gets outta there fast : SCRAMS
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"The Purloined Letter" writer : POE
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Song heard at 15-Across : ARIA
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Manhattan cultural landmark : THEMET
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Finale : END
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*Triumphs, but barely : WINSBYANOSE
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Moonshine holder : JUG
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Natural seasoning : SEASALT
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*First capital of California : SANJOSE
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Boom's opposite on Wall Street : BUST
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Regatta implement : OAR
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Family chain with a Grand Slam breakfast : DENNYS
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List shortcut: Abbr. : ETC
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Belfry occupants : BATS
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African antelope : ELAND
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Baseball catcher's stance : SQUAT
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It might be given to a waiter or a police investigator : TIP
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What's odd about the ends of the answers to the four starred clues : NOTWOSOUNDALIKE
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Core component of a PC : CPU
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Little doll : CUTIE
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Bacon of "Mystic River" : KEVIN
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Spice's cousin : HERB
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Subj. for some green card holders : ESL
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Hate with a passion : DETEST
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Meas. of brain activity : EEG
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Big do : AFRO
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*Nonfatal amount of radiation, say : LOWDOSE
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Botch : LOUSEUP
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A Gershwin : IRA
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*Huckster's pitch : YOUCANTLOSE
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Silent ___ (White House nickname) : CAL
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Shape of many a ski chalet : AFRAME
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Part of a.m. : ANTE
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Animal roaming the Rockies : ELK
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Shopaholics' hangouts : STORES
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Ivan the Terrible, for one : TSAR
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What dogs "shake hands" with : PAWS
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Lake ___, 1813 battle site : ERIE
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Ship of 1492 : NINA
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Bratty talk : SASS
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Phonograph needle : STYLUS
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Schmoozes : CHATS
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Stimpy's TV pal : REN
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Half of an old radio comedy duo : AMOS
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Small plateau : MESA
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Pro at shorthand : STENO
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Disparaging : PEJORATIVE
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Unpleasant duty : ONUS
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Periphery : EDGE
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Nickname of Haiti's Duvalier, ousted in 1986 : BABYDOC
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Quick punch : JAB
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Margarita need : TEQUILA
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Dame Judi of film : DENCH
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Get right to the honeymoon, say : ELOPE
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Activity led by a park ranger, perhaps : NATUREWALK
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Opposite of SSE : NNW
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Something whistled : TUNE
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Rogue : CAD
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Polynesian carvings : TIKIS
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Utterly exhausted : SPENT
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Teetotalers they're not : SOTS
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"Eat in" alternative : TAKEOUT
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Mystery novelist Grafton : SUE
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Tennis judge's cry : LET
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River bottom : BED
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Unmanned aircraft : DRONES
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"The Naked Maja" and other paintings : GOYAS
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"Hot" lover : FLAME
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Itchy dog's woe : LICE
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Spoken : ORAL
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Tenderhearted : SOFT
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Continental coin : EURO
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Venetian blind section : SLAT
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Immense time spans : EONS
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Org. with a national center named for Billie Jean King : USTA
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Equal : PEER
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"Wheels" : CAR

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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