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New York Times, Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Author:
Susan Gelfand
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Susan Gelfand

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: none – this is a pangram. Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 7 for Ms. Gelfand. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0613 ( 22,863 )
Across
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California valley : NAPA
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It may be cut by an uppercut : JAW
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Off-mike remarks : ASIDES
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Counting of the ___ (observance after Passover) : OMER
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Prefix with skeleton : EXO
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Totally confused : THROWN
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*Staffing level : MANPOWER
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Flu sufferer's quaff : HOTTEA
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Montezuma's people : AZTECS
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Spout forth, as venom : SPEW
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Mid 11th-century year : MLI
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Handed out : DEALT
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*Refuse to cooperate : STONEWALL
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Protein-rich bean : SOYA
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Revolutionary killed in his bathtub : MARAT
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It's taken before a shot : AIM
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Takeout container size : PINT
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"Axis of evil" member : IRAQ
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Inviting danger ... the end of which can precede each half of the answer to each asterisked clue : PLAYINGWITHFIRE
43
Tijuana's peninsula : BAJA
44
Peak in "The Odyssey" : OSSA
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Marked, in a way : XED
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Name in garden products : ORTHO
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Singer with lowercase initials : LANG
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*Woodcraft hobbyist's creation : BIRDHOUSE
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Horse of the Year, 1960-64 : KELSO
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A, in Arles : UNE
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Muddy up : ROIL
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Like the Best Picture of 2011 : SILENT
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Mucho : LOTSOF
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*Toothless mammal : ANTEATER
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Zippo filler : BUTANE
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Word on Italian street signs : VIA
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"Comin' ___ the Rye" : THRO
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Likkered up : STEWED
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Flow back : EBB
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Ref. works sometimes sold with magnifying glasses : OEDS
Down
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One without roots : NOMAD
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Blow away : AMAZE
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Numerical prefix : PENTA
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Van Cleef & ___ (French jeweler) : ARPELS
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Moe, Larry and Curly, ethnically : JEWS
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Wood splitter : AXE
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Least skillful : WORST
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Parthenon goddess : ATHENA
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Prebirth event : SHOWER
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N.Y.C.'s first subway : IRT
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Obsolescent printer type : DOTMATRIX
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Tom of "The Seven Year Itch" : EWELL
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Creature with one foot : SNAIL
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Prey for moray eels : OCTOPI
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Fluffy lap dog, for short : POM
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Violated the "code of silence" : SANG
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Street urchin : WAIF
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Yang's opposite : YIN
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Alert for the squad, for short : APB
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Dockworkers' org. : ILA
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Baton wielder : MAJORETTE
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1955 Thunderbird seating capacity : TWO
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Lionel Richie's "You ___" : ARE
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Proof letters : QED
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Sale locale : YARD
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Part of a chain : ISLE
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J.F.K. inits. : TSA
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Tearjerker watcher's item : HANKIE
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Homophone of 16-Across : THRONE
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Walked, with "it" : HOOFED
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Vote in Parlement : OUI
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Cold dessert : GELATO
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Nursery purchases : BULBS
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Bidirectional, like a door : INOUT
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Work like a dog : SLAVE
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River of Hades : LETHE
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Dummy Mortimer : SNERD
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Others, in Oaxaca : OTROS
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Wild guess : STAB
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It has teeth but no mouth : SAW
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Penpoint : NIB

Answer summary: 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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