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New York Times, Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Author:
Eric Williams
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 39 Missing: {JQZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Williams. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0523 ( 22,842 )
Across
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Best Picture of 2005 : CRASH
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Homework-time prohibition : NOTV
10
Vow words : IDO
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1978 Nicolette Larson hit "___ Love" : LOTTA
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To the back : AREAR
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Cook like the Colonel : FRY
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John who's now a Sir : ELTON
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"The Fast and the Furious" co-star : VINDIESEL
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Player of 36-/39-Across : ALECGUINNESS
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Global conquest board game : RISK
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Keanu Reeves's character in "The Matrix" : NEO
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Fix, as a drive : REPAVE
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So far : YET
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Place for a revolving ball, maybe : DISCO
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See 45-Across : SABER
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Sitter's charge : TOT
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Paddle : OAR
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Grandma, affectionately : NANA
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With 39-Across, Jedi master first seen on 5/25/77 : OBIWAN
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See 36-Across : KENOBI
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Tough guy : THUG
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Scatter, as seed : SOW
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Currency board abbr. : DOL
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With 31-Across, favored weapon of 36-/39-Across : LIGHT
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Father-and-son Hollywood duo : LADDS
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"Rock Center" network : NBC
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Figured the price of : COSTED
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MGM roarer : LEO
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Zhivago's love : LARA
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Player of 36-/39-Across : EWANMCGREGOR
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Temporary transport from a garage : LOANERCAR
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Pessimist's plaint : ICANT
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Not to mention : AND
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Gawk : STARE
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Vice President John Garner's middle name : NANCE
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Crossed (out) : XED
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Not go for at all : HATE
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What a napkin may catch : DROOL
Down
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Children's writer Beverly : CLEARY
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Relief pitcher Fingers : ROLLIE
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Swear : ATTEST
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Cattle, e.g. : STOCK
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Pend : HANG
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Combatants at Trafalgar : NAVIES
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River past Ciudad Bolívar : ORINOCO
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Home state of Andrew Johnson: Abbr. : TENN
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See 53-Down : VADER
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Hypothetical cases : IFS
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Rap's Dr. ___ : DRE
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Castor ___ of the comics : OYL
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Reacts to leaven : RISES
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Univision interviews are conducted in it : ESPANOL
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The Colts retired his #19 : UNITAS
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Simple rhyme scheme : ABAB
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Caesar's "I came" : VENI
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The "E" in B.C.E. : ERA
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Styrofoam maker : DOW
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Barrel material : OAK
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Constrict : TIGHTEN
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Blitz, in football : REDDOG
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Answer to the old riddle "What's round on the sides and high in the middle?" : OHIO
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Perturbs : BUGS
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___ pros. (court record abbr.) : NOL
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Figs. : NOS
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Mom's "healing touch" : TLC
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World's largest retailer : WALMART
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Lauren of "The Love Boat" : TEWES
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Issuance of Pontius Pilate, e.g. : DECREE
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1998 Winter Olympics site : NAGANO
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Mile High player : BRONCO
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OPEC, e.g. : CARTEL
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With 9-Down, villain faced by 36-/39-Across : DARTH
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Renault model of the 1970s-'80s : LECAR
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Final Four org. : NCAA
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Watermelon hull : RIND
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So-called "Gateway to the Pacific Rim," informally : LAX
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Undivided : ONE
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Put on : ADD

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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