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New York Times, Monday, May 7, 2012

Author:
Guy Tabachnick
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 35 Missing: {JMQZ} Spans: 2 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Tabachnick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0507 ( 22,826 )
Across
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Shaggy's nickname for his canine friend : SCOOB
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Winnie-the-___ : POOH
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Did cartoons, e.g. : DREW
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"A Fish Called ___" : WANDA
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The "A" in A.D. : ANNO
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Letter before kappa : IOTA
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Less friendly : ICIER
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Mexican money : PESO
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Hgts. : ALTS
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Rapper who came to prominence as a member of the Wu-Tang Clan : GHOSTFACEKILLAH
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Karate teacher : SENSEI
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Pianist's practice piece : ETUDE
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Former Republican-turned-Democratic senator from Pennsylvania : ARLENSPECTER
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Blouse undergarment : BRA
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Suffix with absorb : ENT
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Skylit rooms : ATRIA
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Little 'uns : RUGRATS
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Mouths, slangily : KISSERS
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Neither this nor that : OTHER
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104, in old Rome : CIV
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"You betcha!" : YEP
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Form of sparring : SHADOWBOXING
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Golf legend Sam : SNEAD
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Kitt who sang "Santa Baby" : EARTHA
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Whiskey or vodka : DISTILLEDSPIRIT
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Tulsa's home: Abbr. : OKLA
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Potpourri : OLIO
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Intends (to) : PLANS
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___ moss : PEAT
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Dispatched : SENT
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Skip over, as a vowel : ELIDE
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Roof overhang : EAVE
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Focus for an arborist : TREE
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Screenwriter Ephron : DELIA
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Drinks from a flask, say : SWIGS
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Storage for fast Web page retrieval : CACHE
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"America's Finest News Source," with "The" : ONION
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Ukrainian port whose staircase is a setting for "The Battleship Potemkin" : ODESSA
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Trade : BARTER
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"Come to ___" : PAPA
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Words below the Lincoln Memorial : ONECENT
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Beginnings : ONSETS
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Begin a tryst : HOOKUP
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Language offshoots : DIALECTS
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Go round and round : ROLL
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Blues singer James : ETTA
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Laundry : WASH
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___-O-Fish (McDonald's sandwich) : FILET
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Outputs of brainstorming : IDEAS
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Nav. rank : ENS
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Deuce topper : TREY
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What Dubliners call their homeland : EIRE
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Speak with laryngitis, say : RASP
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Homies : BROS
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Hitter of 714 home runs : RUTH
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Ottoman official : AGHA
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It leans to the right : REDSTATE
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Rice-___ : ARONI
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"Kid-tested, mother-approved" cereal : KIX
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Brown, Dartmouth, etc. : IVIES
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Opiate often used in cough syrup : CODEINE
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Lament of the defeated : WELOST
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One playing hoops : BALLER
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Snoozed : NAPPED
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Cover on the front of a car : GRILLE
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One might be made of bread crumbs : TRAIL
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Language of India : HINDI
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Confused : ATSEA
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Extraordinary, in slang : DOPE
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European-based furniture giant : IKEA
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Bulgarian or Czech : SLAV
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Focus lovingly (on) : DOTE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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