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New York Times, Thursday, April 4, 2013

Author:
Corey Rubin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Rubin. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Notepad: Some versions of this puzzle use circles to denote larger 2x2 squares. NYT recommends that you print out the PDF and solve on paper.
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Across
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Really good time : GAS
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2006's "Ms. New Booty" and others : RAPS
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Gather on a surface, in chemistry : ADSORB
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Hookah component : URN
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Back muscle, in brief : LAT
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What may go for a buck? : BRONCO
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Downsized : SMALLER
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Pyramid-building people : AZTECS
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Impersonate : POSEAS
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Board, informally : HOPON
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Bars from the supermarket, for short? : UPC
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Garden Isle of the Pacific : KAUAI
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French pronoun : ILS
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Minor blowup : SPAT
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Lama's goal : NIRVANA
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Australia's ___ Rock : AYERS
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Seven-time Wimbledon champ : GRAF
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It might prevent you from rising : FEAROFHEIGHTS
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Counterpart of jour : NUIT
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Lead-in to phobia : AGORA
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Bert and Ernie, on "Sesame Street" : ROOMIES
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Expressed some surprise : OHED
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Response to a punch, perhaps : OOF
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Neighbor of Del. : PENNA
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Atmospheric prefix : AER
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___ Wars (conflicts of the second and third centuries B.C.) : PUNIC
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Rarely affected by hurricanes, say : INLAND
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Like the opera "Wozzeck" : ATONAL
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Triggers : SETSOFF
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"Your mother wears army boots," e.g. : RETORT
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Final: Abbr. : ULT
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Tribulation : WOE
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Currents : TRENDS
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Tiny splash : PLOP
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"What's ___?" : NEW
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Director Van Sant : GUS
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Place for a tattoo : ARM
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Common stir-fry ingredient : SNAPPEA
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Literary inits. : RLS
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Supermodel Wek : ALEK
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Hymn : PAEAN
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Gets ready for company, perhaps : STRAIGHTENSUP
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Old sports org. with the Virginia Squires : ABA
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Film character who says "I hate everything you say, but not enough to kill you for it" : DRZHIVAGO
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___ speak : SOTO
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It's often the first to be knocked over : ONEPIN
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"Great taste since 1905" drink : RCCOLA
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Petty officers, for short : BOSNS
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Swiss resort city : LOCARNO
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Convinced : SURE
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Letters on a B-52 : USAF
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Poet laureate Henry James ___ : PYE
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Mozart piece : ARIA
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Ace in the hole : TRUMPCARD
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Soft blankets : AFGHANS
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French silk : SOIE
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Over, overseas : FINI
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Fiddler's event : HOEDOWN
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I ___ Tenori : TRE
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Iraq's ___ City : SADR
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Wireless network necessity : ROUTER
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Significant : OFNOTE
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Fishhook attachment : SNELL
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Some psychedelic decoration : OPART
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Part in some arrangements : ALTO
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Aware of : INON
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Org. for Nadal and Federer : ATP
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Sulu and Uhura on "Star Trek": Abbr. : LTS
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One against another : FOE
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Not many : FEW

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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