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New York Times, Monday, May 12, 2014

CBS police drama that debuted in 2003

Author:
Gary Cee
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {VXZ} This is puzzle # 24 for Mr. Cee. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Gary Cee notes:
SMARTPHONE was the seed on this one, and I figured there must be enough words or phrases where the first element was a synonym for ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Intelligent puzzle to start the week — what more could you ask? Gary brings us five synonyms for "intelligent," hidden within phrases. ... read more
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© 2014, The New York Times5/12/14 ( No. 23,561 )
Across
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Secret stash : CACHE
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Doorframe's vertical part : JAMB
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Water, in Latin : AQUA
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Buenos ___ : AIRES
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Dial button sharing the "0" : OPER
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Big oafs : LUGS
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Samsung Galaxy or BlackBerry : SMARTPHONE
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1953 Leslie Caron musical : LILI
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Number after Big or top : TEN
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Two cents' worth : INPUT
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CBS police drama that debuted in 2003 : NCIS
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Be hot under the collar : SEETHE
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Green ogre of film : SHREK
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Carriage puller : HORSE
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Where oysters and clams are served : RAWBAR
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It's beneficial : ASSET
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Beneath : UNDER
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"___ your head!" : USE
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"That's rich!" : HAH
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Devious trick : FASTONE
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When repeated, a Latin dance : CHA
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Turkish official : AGA
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Jimmy who works with Lois Lane : OLSEN
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Worker with an apron and a white hat : BAKER
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Go carousing with a drinker, say : BARHOP
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Archaeologist's find : RELIC
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Trails : PATHS
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"Sic 'em!" : ATTACK
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Makes a pick : OPTS
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Book of the world : ATLAS
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Guy's date : GAL
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It's beneficial : PLUS
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What an optimist always looks on : BRIGHTSIDE
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___ of Sandwich : EARL
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Comfort : EASE
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Witty Oscar : WILDE
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Unit of force : DYNE
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"___ the night before Christmas ..." : TWAS
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Does as told : OBEYS
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Selects for a role : CASTS
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'Til Tuesday singer Mann : AIMEE
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Machine at a construction site : CRANE
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"Tell Laura I Love ___" (1960 hit) : HER
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Suffix with winning : EST
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Chief Justice Roberts : JOHN
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Individually : APOP
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Hostess's handouts : MENUS
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Fellow members of a congregation : BRETHREN
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Never-before-seen : ALLNEW
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Easily made profit : QUICKBUCK
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Hybrid citrus fruit : UGLI
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In its existing state : ASIS
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Dockside platform : PIER
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Start of many band names : THE
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Hurry, with "it" : HOTFOOT
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Melted cheese on toast : RAREBIT
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Figure (out) : SUSS
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Go in : ENTER
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Tennis legend Arthur : ASHE
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Backside : REAR
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Vengeful captain : AHAB
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Long, involved story : SAGA
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Abrupt left or right : SHARPTURN
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All over : DONE
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Kindergarten learning : ALPHABET
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Statute : ACT
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Give a hard time : HASSLE
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Mascara target : LASH
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Something to stick in a milk shake : STRAW
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Able to move well : AGILE
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G.M. luxury car, informally : CADDY
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Some German/Swiss artworks in MoMA : KLEES
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Newspaper think piece : OPED
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___ on words : PLAY
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Bart's intelligent sister : LISA
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Years on end : AGES
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Number of points scored by a safety : TWO
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Bro or sis : SIB

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