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New York Times, Friday, May 25, 2012

Author:
Brendan Emmett Quigley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Brendan Emmett Quigley

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 28 Missing: {WX} This is puzzle # 154 for Mr. Quigley. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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Across
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Finery : REGALIA
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Key for someone with 20/20 vision? : CSHARP
14
Audit targets : EVADERS
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Concluding syllables : ULTIMAS
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Take at an opportune time : SEIZEON
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Grooms : NEATENS
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Modern chemistry experiment? : INTERNETDATING
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End of a dictionary : ZEES
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"The Scarperer" author : BEHAN
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"Ciao" : TATA
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"The cautious seldom ___": Confucius : ERR
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Teary : SADEYED
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___ Fields : MRS
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Winter ailment, informally : STREP
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Get dressed for a party, say : DUDEUP
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52-Down unit : ISSUE
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One who's blue, for short? : DEM
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Poison ivy and others : VINES
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Herb that causes euphoria : CATNIP
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2022 World Cup host : QATAR
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Threshold : EVE
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Raw : NATURAL
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Lead character in Larry McMurtry's "Lonesome Dove" : GUS
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Many a "Twilight" fan : TEEN
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Stick for a kite : ROOST
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Bankrupted : SUNK
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It might be covered by an umbrella : FROZENDAIQUIRI
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"Aladdin" princess : JASMINE
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Remove spots from : LAUNDER
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Compass divisions : OCTANTS
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Most slapstick : INANEST
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Showcases of rock bands? : GEODES
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Ones who are hurting? : SADISTS
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Blow up, maybe : RESIZE
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Fix for a wobbly table : EVENER
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Boot cover : GAITER
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Carving tools : ADZES
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A wolf may have one : LEER
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Part of a jail cell : IRONBAR
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Prescription directive : ASNEEDED
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Swept, say : CLEANED
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Yards, e.g. : STAT
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Command associated with numbers : HITIT
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"Couldn't agree with you more" : AMENAMEN
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Seemed right : RANGTRUE
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They go below signatures, briefly : PSS
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Oct. 24 : UNDAY
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"Moby-Dick" setting : THEPEQUOD
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Lethal injection administerers : ASPS
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Hinged vessel, often : STEIN
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2001 British Open champion David : DUVAL
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Britain's biggest-selling paper, with "The" : SUN
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Certain board member: Abbr. : DIR
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"Home Invasion" rapper : ICET
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Avoid humiliation : SAVEFACE
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Points in the direction of : STEERSTO
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First jazz musician to win a Pulitzer Prize : MARSALIS
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Raises : PARENTS
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"Eugene Onegin" girl : TATIANA
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Conditions, with "up" : TONES
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Museum employees : GUIDES
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Revolutionary state : UNREST
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Christmas tree base coverings : SKIRTS
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One who's really going places : NOMAD
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Like the majority of Saudis : SUNNI
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Informal pub : ZINE
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Brown green? : QUAD
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Prod : JOG

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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