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New York Times, Thursday, June 12, 2014

Author:
Mark Feldman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mark Feldman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQ} This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Feldman. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Mark Feldman notes:
I've often used the phrase "the whole nine yards" in conversation, although I don't remember how or why it came into my lexicon. An ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Neat idea today, words/phrases which can follow THE WHOLE but can also stand on their own. Ultimately it falls into the "words that ... read more
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© 2014, The New York TimesNo. 0612 ( 23,592 )
Across
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Like some libelers : SUED
5
Spencer of "Good Morning America" : LARA
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Emergency message, for short : APB
12
Common flavorer in Italian sausage : FENNEL
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In working condition : OPERABLE
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Line 22 on Form 1040 : INCOME
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Long, involved story, in slang : MEGILLAH
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Business, informally : BALLOFWAX
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Home of "The Gist" and "Political Gabfest" : SLATE
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Western tribe : UTE
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Word with Man or can : TIN
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Suddenly stops working, with "up" : SEIZES
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Guinness superlative : LONGEST
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Final order : DESSERT
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Parabolic, say : ARCED
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John ___ : DOE
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Competition in marksmanship : SHOOTINGMATCH
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About 8-15 mg. of iron, say : RDA
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Email attachment attachment? : VIRUS
40
Modern term for "Roman fever" : MALARIA
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Daresay : PRESUME
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In groups : ELITES
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Holy ___ : SEE
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One who's been tapped on the shoulder? : SIR
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Plagiarism and such : NONOS
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Queso-topped dish : ENCHILADA
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100% ... or words that can precede 17-, 18-, 30- and 51-Across : THEWHOLE
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Sour : ACIDIC
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Mark Twain's boyhood home : HANNIBAL
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Attacks : BESETS
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Alternative to -enne : ESS
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Tiresome sort : PILL
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Like Santa Claus : SPRY
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"Damn Yankees" team : SENATORS
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Relax : UNCLENCH
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Hydroxyl compound : ENOL
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Show, informally : DEMO
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Miller character : LOMAN
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Height : APEX
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Coffee order: Abbr. : REG
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Comes about : ARISES
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Lit up : ABLAZE
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Certain metalworker : PLATER
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Bidding : BEHEST
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Bone whose name is Latin for "pin" : FIBULA
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Some jabs : LEFTS
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"___ well" : ALLIS
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"Well-bred insolence," per Aristotle : WIT
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Look : SEEM
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Prefix with political : GEO
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River bordering Tokyo : EDO
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Track : DOG
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It has four bases : DNA
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Speaker of baseball : TRIS
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2013 Pawel Pawlikowski film set in post-W.W. II Poland : IDA
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Fifth, e.g.: Abbr. : AVE
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"Deck the Halls" contraction : TIS
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One on a mission : CRUSADER
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What a hygrometer measures : HUMIDITY
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Glacial formations : SERACS
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French ice cream flavor : MENTHE
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Hawaiian exchange : ALOHAS
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Bedding : LINENS
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Nevil Shute's "___ Like Alice" : ATOWN
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Forward, say : RESHIP
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Chest part, for short : PEC
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Kind of center : REHAB
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Fishing line : SNELL
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Company whose name is derived from a passage in Hosea : ELAL
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Locks up : ICES
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Not be able to say "say," say : LISP
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Item tied in a drum bow : OBI

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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