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New York Times, Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Author:
Bruce Venzke
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Bruce Venzke

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. Venzke. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Notepad: The print version of this puzzle contains the following additional clue after the Across and Down clues: 

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Across
1
Not square : HEP
4
Avoid responsibilities : SHIRK
9
"A Passage to India" woman : ADELA
14
Wall St. rating : AAA
15
TV signal part : AUDIO
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Boneheads : DODOS
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N.B.A. or N.F.L. honor : MVP
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Remembered Mom, in a way : SHIPPEDGIFT
20
Filters slowly : SEEPS
22
Auto financing letters : APR
23
Greek salad staple : FETA
24
Princess, e.g. : ROYAL
27
Noted literary pseudonym : ELIA
29
Mr. ___ (Peter Lorre film sleuth) : MOTO
31
Remembered Mom, in a way : MAILEDCARD
36
Zodiac symbol : SCORPION
38
Lamprey hunter : EELER
39
Hillbilly negative : NAW
40
Clears, as a drain : UNSTOPS
43
Hawaii's Mauna ___ : LOA
44
Dim with tears : BLEAR
46
Typical political talk : RHETORIC
48
Remembered Mom, in a way : CALLEDHOME
51
City SE of Honolulu : HILO
52
Princess who was captured by Jabba the Hutt : LEIA
53
Dashing Flynn : ERROL
55
Pieces in a Mideast armory : UZIS
58
Famous rescue vessel : ARK
60
___ manual : USERS
63
Remembered Mom, in a way : SENTFLOWERS
67
Bankbook abbr. : DEP
68
Chocolate base : CACAO
69
Employs soap and water : LAVES
70
Old Mideast alliance, for short : UAR
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Motorist's problem : GLARE
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"Cheers" role : DIANE
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Meddle : PRY
Down
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Certain radio enthusiasts : HAMS
2
Roof part : EAVE
3
It may be on a roll : PAPERTOWEL
4
Having an attitude : SASSY
5
"Say that again?" : HUH
6
With 25-Down, 1979 exile : IDI
7
"Hope & Faith" actress Kelly : RIPA
8
Ted once of ABC news : KOPPEL
9
Focusing problem, for short : ADD
10
G.I., in old slang : DOGFACE
11
Falco of "Nurse Jackie" : EDIE
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Sleeping site, maybe : LOFT
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Terrier in whodunits : ASTA
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___ Stanley Gardner : ERLE
21
What "D" means : POOR
25
See 6-Down : AMIN
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Ho Chi Minh Trail locale : LAOS
28
Words before a clarification : IDEST
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"The Rachel Maddow Show" carrier : MSNBC
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Florida's ___ National Forest : OCALA
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Emcee's delivery : INTRO
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Extremely agitated : ALLRILEDUP
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Lubricate again : REOIL
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Harry Potter villain Malfoy : DRACO
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Make a mush of : PUREE
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Words of woe : OHME
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___ of the realm : PEER
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Like a blockbuster's cast, often : ALLSTAR
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Cries of discovery : OHOS
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Lifebuoy competitor : DIAL
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Lloyd of the silents : HAROLD
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Charlotte ___ (cream-filled dessert) : RUSSE
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Law enforcers at sea: Abbr. : USCG
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Enthusiasm : ZEAL
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___ Empire (bygone domain) : INCA
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Title river in 1957's Best Picture : KWAI
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Sit on it : REAR
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Not even close to creaky : SPRY
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Opposition : FOE
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"Die Meistersinger" soprano : EVA
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Cartoon Chihuahua : REN

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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