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New York Times, Thursday, May 24, 2012

Author:
Derik Moore
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QVWXYZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Moore. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0524 ( 22,843 )
Across
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Maker of bonds : ATOM
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Oscar nomination, e.g. : HONOR
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Hardly a high-rent district : SLUM
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Ticket option : LOGE
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Bowl : ARENA
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Part of the earth : CORE
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65 + 20 : BIRMINGHAM
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Unreturnable, in a way : ASIS
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City of Syria : ALEPPO
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Very quickly : INAFLASH
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Common drain clogger : HAIR
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Payment guarantee : LIEN
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Certain pious Jew : HASID
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1-Across plus or minus? : ION
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Pipe holder : ORGAN
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"___, I am dying beyond my means": Oscar Wilde : ALAS
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Language with only 14 letters : SAMOAN
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Music genre : EMO
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Block : BAN
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75 + 20 : ATLANTA
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London facilities : LOO
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"___-comin'!" : IMA
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Key work? : ANTHEM
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Send to the canvas : DECK
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It may be found on a drum : TONER
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___ Chex : OAT
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Signs of amor : BESOS
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Bring (out) : TROT
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See 63-Down : SALT
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Carpentry item in a common simile : DOORNAIL
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Swells : SURGES
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Bart's teacher : EDNA
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1969 Cream hit ... or a hint to the seven "mathematical" clues in this puzzle : CROSSROADS
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Couple : JOIN
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Cold war flashpoint : KOREA
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Sarcastic reply : IBET
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Hot corner Yank : AROD
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Youngest golfer to shoot his age (67) in a P.G.A. Tour event : SNEAD
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Kind of column : TENS
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Jessica of "Fantastic Four" : ALBA
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Slave : TOIL
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Figure in "Jack and the Beanstalk" : OGRE
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55 + 40 : MEMPHIS
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Capital known in literature as Thang Long : HANOI
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Society: Abbr. : ORG
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___ Grape : NEHI
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Put ___ act : ONAN
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Of a branch : RAMAL
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Tackle box item : SCALER
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5 + 10 : LOSANGELES
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"Trinity" novelist : URIS
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Jungle camping supply : MESH
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Apple tablet : IPAD
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Apple on iTunes : FIONA
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Commercial district : RIALTO
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Something that's often best broken : HABIT
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Thrifty competitor : ALAMO
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35 + 10 : SANANTONIO
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29 + 80 : OMAHA
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Fair-sized musical groups : NONETS
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Bygone gas brand : AMOCO
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Quiet reading spots : NOOKS
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RR stop : STN
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$ dispenser : ATM
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Man with a rod, in the Bible : AARON
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75 + 94 : DETROIT
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Picking up the dry cleaning, e.g. : ERRAND
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You can hardly see it : BLUR
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Tire deflaters : TACKS
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Syrian strongman : ASSAD
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___ vu : DEJA
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Effluvium : ODOR
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Wood alternative : IRON
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Legends : LORE
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"Welcome Back, Kotter" role : GABE
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First place : EDEN
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Fast "birds" : SSTS
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Potential source of 51-Across : SEA

Answer summary: 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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