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New York Times, Thursday, May 2, 2013

*Irrelevant ... or what the answers to the five starred clues have?

Author:
Josh Knapp
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 77, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQYZ} This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Knapp. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2013, The New York Times5/2/13 ( No. 23,186 )
Across
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Target of union hatred : SCAB
5
Weak part of a hull : SEAM
9
Dormant volcano in the Cascade Range : SHASTA
15
H-___ : HOUR
16
Low bar : AXLE
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Facing : TOWARD
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Literally, "itself" : IPSO
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*2007 Best Picture nominee : WILLBEBLOOD
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Mental lightweights : NITWITS
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Sony laptop line : VAIO
24
A.L. East city, on scoreboards : TOR
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*"Hope this works!" : GOESNOTHING
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Francis, for one : POPE
28
Tackle box stock : LURES
29
A, in Altdorf : EINE
30
Many apps : GAMES
31
Language suffix : ESE
32
"It's a kick in a glass" sloganeer, once : TANG
34
Old-fashioned broadcasters : CRIERS
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*Irrelevant ... or what the answers to the five starred clues have? : NEITHERNOR
38
Broadcast online in real time : STREAM
41
Contact lens cleaner brand : RENU
42
Little litter sound : MEW
45
Thick-veined vegetable : CHARD
46
World of Warcraft event : RAID
48
New Mexico's ___ Canyon : CHACO
50
"American Pie" actress Tara : REID
51
*"Abbey Road" track : COMESTHESUN
53
Coastal hunter : ERN
54
Diplomat Annan : KOFI
55
Hipster : COOLCAT
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*Start of many limericks : WASANOLDMAN
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Part of a pedestal between the base and the cornice : DADO
60
Outfielder's cry : IGOTIT
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Ticked off : SORE
62
Suffix with cyclo- : TRON
63
Creed : TENETS
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Bound : TIED
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Whaleboat features : OARS
Down
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Possible target for a nail gun : SHINGLE
2
Plentiful : COPIOUS
3
Like monastery life : AUSTERE
4
Look around : BROWSE
5
Handled : SAWTO
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In the real world : EXISTENT
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With 39-Down, hot : ALL
8
Director Van Peebles : MELVIN
9
Shrek creator : STEIG
10
Wandering soul : HOBO
11
Hole puncher : AWL
12
Island off the Gabonese coast : SAOTOME
13
Ticket agent? : TROOPER
14
Lines on a package : ADDRESS
20
"The Dark Knight Rises" villain : BANE
22
Alternatively : INSTEAD
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Baked : HIGH
27
Match (up) : PAIR
30
Whom some novelty disguises imitate : GROUCHO
33
"Ready, ___ ...!" : AIM
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"This is ___" : CNN
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Swot : Britain :: ___ : America : NERD
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Pennsylvania's northernmost county : ERIE
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McCarthyite paranoia : REDSCARE
38
"Forget that!" : SCREWIT
39
See 7-Down : THERAGE
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Spoils, in a way : RAINSON
42
Maybelline product : MASCARA
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It's crossed by a center line : ECUADOR
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Soup dumplings : WONTONS
46
Modern response to hilarity : ROFL
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In : AMIDST
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Maintained, as one's principles : HELDTO
51
Geezers : COOTS
52
Fit : TONED
54
Linked : KNIT
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"I already ___" : ATE
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Reply of faux innocence : MOI

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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