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New York Times, Saturday, May 12, 2012

Author:
Caleb Madison
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Caleb Madison

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQWZ} This is puzzle # 25 for Mr. Madison. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0512 ( 22,831 )
Across
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Drinking problem : SPILLAGE
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If all goes swimmingly : ATBEST
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Sugar : HONEYBUN
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André and Mia adopted her : SOONYI
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Change-producing agent : ALTERANT
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Water park recreation : TUBING
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Big dogs : MASTIFFS
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1969 Tony winner for "Promises, Promises" : ORBACH
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Colon's meaning, at times : ISTO
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When to see der Mond : NACHT
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Big name in gourmet chocolate : LINDT
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More likely to be bowdlerized : RACIER
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Chiwere speaker : OTOE
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Emmy-winning show of 2007, '08 and '09 : THIRTYROCK
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Rom. tongue : LAT
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Didn't demur : SAIDYES
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Face-topping figure : XII
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1955 Dior debut : ALINEDRESS
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Tiropita ingredient : FETA
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Maximally mean : BASEST
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Nearly flawless bodies? : NINES
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Place : STEAD
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1989 E.P.A. target : ALAR
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One in the closet : HANGER
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Starts to stagnate : PLATEAUS
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Smallish printing format : OCTAVO
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Response to a surprising statement : ISTHATSO
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One may be required to park : PERMIT
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Start to squirm : GETANTSY
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2009-11 Republican National Committee chairman : STEELE
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Their voices really carry : STENTORS
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Fast shuffle : SHAM
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___ Debevoise, Marilyn Monroe's "How to Marry a Millionaire" role : POLA
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Some turnovers: Abbr. : INTS
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It goes whichever way the wind blows : LEETIDE
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Apollo, for one : LYRIST
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Sailor's behind : ABAFT
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Piece offer? : GUNFORHIRE
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Forest race of fantasy : ENTS
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Respecting : ASTO
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What seeds are often planted in : TOURNEYS
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2008 Libertarian presidential candidate : BOBBARR
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Computing behemoth : ENIAC
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Coordinate : SYNCH
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Like best friends : TIGHT
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Woman who "drank Champagne and danced all night," in song : LOLA
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Rom. tongue : ITAL
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Terse demurral : NOTI
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Posse, e.g. : AIDES
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Early radio receiver : CRYSTALSET
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Kin of -niks : ITES
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Bits : TADS
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Draft team : OXEN
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Reference : CITE
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Rondos, e.g. : KIAS
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Big ray : SEADEVIL
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Magic show? : NBAGAME
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Producer of the venom solenopsin : FIREANT
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Annual George Jean ___ Award for Dramatic Criticism : NATHAN
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Bazaar makeup : SHOPS
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Indicator of silence : TACET
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___ Rios de Minas, Brazil : ENTRE
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It might be a triple : LATTE
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Mechanical : ROTE
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Pen pals? : PIGS
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Quintillionth: Prefix : ATTO
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Locale in a Beatles title : USSR
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Kikkoman options : SOYS

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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