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New York Times, Monday, May 14, 2012

Author:
John Dunn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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John Dunn

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Dunn. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0514 ( 22,833 )
Across
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Money owed : DEBT
5
Lamebrain : SIMP
9
Nukes : ZAPS
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Good, as a driver's license : VALID
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Addict : USER
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Replacement for the mark, franc and lira : EURO
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Pilotless plane : DRONE
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"___ closed!" : CASE
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Opera solo : ARIA
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Impatiently endure passing time : WATCHTHECLOCK
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Hoopla : ADO
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"Have something!" : EAT
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Outback bird : EMU
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Hi-___ monitor : RES
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Win by enough points, in sports gambling : COVERTHESPREAD
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Big-jawed dinosaur, for short : TREX
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Erie Canal mule : SAL
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No. on a business card : TEL
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Brand of kitchen wrap : SARAN
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Rug rat : TOT
39
Hits with a fist : SLUGS
43
One of the Three Stooges : MOE
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Friend : PAL
47
Grammy winner from County Donegal, Ireland : ENYA
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Perform a routine household chore : WASHTHELAUNDRY
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Dispirited : SAD
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Post-op area : ICU
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"___ Abner" : LIL
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Line of Canon cameras : EOS
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Pass through a crisis safely : TURNTHECORNER
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Where the Himalayas are : ASIA
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Tied, as a score : EVEN
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Egypt's Sadat : ANWAR
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Craft in which to go down a river, say : RAFT
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Part to play : ROLE
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Get ready to sing the national anthem : STAND
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Monotonous routines : RUTS
69
Concordes, for short : SSTS
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Roget offerings (abbr.) ... or, loosely, the first and last words of 20-, 28-, 48- and 56-Across : SYNS
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Netflix rental : DVD
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Big part of a hare : EAR
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Pass without effect, as a storm : BLOWOVER
4
Funny Fey : TINA
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So : SUCHTHAT
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"Time ___ a premium" : ISAT
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Fits with another, as a gear tooth : MESHES
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Forestall by acting first : PREEMPT
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Fervor : ZEAL
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___ borealis : AURORA
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Having a store tag : PRICED
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Long baths : SOAKS
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Hinder : DETER
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Lions and tigers : CATS
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Medical successes : CURES
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Each of Shakespeare's plays has five : ACTS
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Nickelodeon's "___ the Explorer" : DORA
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Tests : EXAMS
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Have a nontraditional marriage, in a way : ELOPE
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Talk show host DeGeneres : ELLEN
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Like a perfect game in baseball : NOHIT
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Some brewskis : TALLONES
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In progress : UNDERWAY
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Greek sandwich : GYRO
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Utters : SAYS
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Crystal trophy inscribers, e.g. : ETCHERS
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Where a lion hides : LAIR
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Onetime Wisconsin-based insurance giant : WAUSAU
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Directionless at sea : ADRIFT
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Spanish eggs : HUEVOS
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Radii neighbors : ULNAS
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Ringo who sang "Yellow Submarine" : STARR
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D.C. team, informally : NATS
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Hibernian, for one : CELT
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Tolkien's talking tree race : ENTS
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The Beach Boys' "Barbara ___" : ANN
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Hwys. : RDS

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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