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New York Times, Tuesday, May 1, 2012

"___ Mutual Friend" (Dickens's last finished novel)

Author:
Zoe Wheeler and Aimee Lucido
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Aimee Lucido

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {VZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 4 for Ms. Wheeler. This is puzzle # 3 for Ms. Lucido.
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© 2012, The New York Times5/1/12 ( No. 22,820 )
Across
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Child prodigy of "Heroes" : MICAH
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Painters' degs. : MFAS
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"Pygmalion" playwright : SHAW
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"Falstaff" or "Fidelio" : OPERA
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"Play it, Sam" speaker : ILSA
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Bridgestone product : TIRE
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Package full of syringes? : JUNKIEMAIL
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Ancient Andean : INCA
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Great Giant : OTT
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Kardashian matriarch : KRIS
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Less likely to be carded, say : OLDER
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Thesis topic for sex ed? : QUICKIESTUDY
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Picture puzzles : REBUSES
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Acorn or pecan : NUT
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Berry for the health-conscious : ACAI
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Loudly berate : SCREAMAT
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Cameras taking pictures of permanent markers? : SHARPIESHOOTERS
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Like some summer dresses, by design : POLKADOT
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"___ Enchanted" (2004 film) : ELLA
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Stimpy's TV pal : REN
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God, with "the" : CREATOR
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Pompom on a skullcap? : BEANIESPROUT
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Building blocks : LEGOS
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It changes hands at an altar : RING
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Give a name : DUB
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Cookie celebrating its centennial in 2012 : OREO
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Police investigation of a betting house? : BOOKIECASE
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Pig's sound : OINK
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Jiffy ___ : LUBE
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Students take them in class : NOTES
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Dogs, cats and gerbils : PETS
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"South Park" writer Parker : TREY
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Put out, as energy : EXERT
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It's stolen in an Austin Powers movie : MOJO
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"___ a Spell on You" : IPUT
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Penny : CENT
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Noah's vessel : ARK
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17-syllable poems : HAIKUS
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Makes like : MIMICS
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Item "spirited" past security? : FLASK
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"Do ___ do" : ASI
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"My gal" of song : SAL
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One of a pair for a clown : STILT
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Bangalore believer, maybe : HINDU
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See 46-Down : ARCED
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Tired : WEARY
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___ Lackawanna Railroad : ERIE
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Bone: Prefix : OSTEO
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Peculiarity : QUIRK
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Go slowly (along) : INCH
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Multinational currency : EURO
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Speak with a scratchy voice : RASP
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It comes back to you : ECHO
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False deity : BAAL
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Fast jet, for short : SST
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Troubled terribly : ATEAT
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Tuna ___ : MELT
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Singer Guthrie : ARLO
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Romanov ruler : TSAR
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"Midnight in ___" (2011 Woody Allen film) : PARIS
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Notion: Fr. : IDEE
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Ages and ages : EONS
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"Holy smokes!" : CRIKEY
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Rice-A-___ : RONI
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Oregon city : EUGENE
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Short baseball hit that's 12-Down : BLOOP
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Spooky : EERIE
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Go-between : AGENT
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Cozy spots : NOOKS
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Look into : PROBE
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Information on a check : DATE
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Consumer : USER
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Outdo : BEST
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Sandwich usually served with mayo : BLT
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"___ Mutual Friend" (Dickens's last finished novel) : OUR
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Actress Courteney : COX

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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