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New York Times, Thursday, May 9, 2013

Author:
Patrick Merrell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Merrell

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 73, Blocks: 36 Missing: {Q} Spans: 2 There are unchecked squares This is puzzle # 80 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 0509 ( 23,193 )
Across
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Allowing some ventilation, say : AJAR
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___ in the park : AWALK
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Org. with Divisions I, II and III : NCAA
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Teen woe : MONO
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Singer or actor's helper : VOICECOACH
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Interstitially, say : BETWEENTHELINES
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Brit's tea ___ : COSY
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Hosts prefer them : ALISTS
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"___ see" : SOI
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Nina ___ (fashion label) : RICCI
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Keep an ___ (watch) : EYEON
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Wearer of a red-starred tiara : WONDERWOMAN
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Bitter herb : RUE
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One in the doghouse? : FLEA
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Card reader, briefly : ATM
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'40s blowups : NTESTS
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Modern electric cars : TESLAS
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Tokyo strip? : OBI
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Kind of screen : IMAX
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Grant or Carter : AMY
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Marquee actress : LEADINGLADY
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Twofold : BINAL
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Verso's flip side : RECTO
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Explanation that doesn't explain anything, informally : CUZ
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Surname in punk rock : RAMONE
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Follower of a list of names : ETAL
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May delivery : HAPPYMOTHERSDAY
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"Why bother?!" : ITSUSELESS
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Title parent in a TLC reality series : KATE
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Coop sound : PEEP
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Plot line : XAXIS
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Northern duck : SMEW
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Government rep. : AMB
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Cartoon character with shades : JOECOOL
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Fats Domino's first name : ANTOINE
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Melees : ROWS
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Caesar's greeting : AVE
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Captured : WON
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Island in the Thames : AIT
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"To life!" : LCHAIM
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Start for a shipbuilder : KEEL
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Like melees : NOISY
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Runs along : CANTERS
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Beats, as the competition : ACESOUT
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Sounds at a fireworks display : AHS
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Lawyer's need : CLIENT
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Literary character who says "Gentle reader, may you never feel what I then felt!" : EYRE
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Personal letters : SWF
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Declaration that might precede a fold : IRAISE
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100 lbs. : CWT
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Can : COMMODE
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Super ___ : NES
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Children's author who won three Edgars : DAHL
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Bless, in a way : ANOINT
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Title boy in a 1964 Disney film : EMIL
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Space maker : TAB
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Certain monarchy : EMIRATE
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Nerve junction : SYNAPSE
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Solder and others : ALLOYS
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Certain lighter or highlighter : BIC
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Driving surface : MACADAM
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Flatter servilely : ADULATE
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End of a school series : XYZ
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Dark circle : AREOLA
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Attendee : GOER
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Boost, as sound : AMPUP
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The Rio Grande divides it: Abbr. : NMEX
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Clucks of disappointment : TSKS
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In : HIP
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Neighbor of 55-Down : TEX
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Confucian scholar Chu ___ : HSI
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End of a count? : ESS
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Poison source in Christie's "A Pocket Full of Rye" : YEW

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

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