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New York Times, Thursday, June 13, 2013

2012 software release ... or a hint to the starts of the answers to the starred clues

Author:
David Steinberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Steinberg. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2013, The New York Times6/13/13 ( No. 23,228 )
Across
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Rowdydow : ADO
4
Its logo's letters have a stripe running through them : ESPN
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2004 sci-fi film based on a 1950 book : IROBOT
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Fix : RIG
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African healer : ALOE
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Eerie phenomenon : DEJAVU
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*Some vacation travel : CARTRIPS
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Atom who directed "The Sweet Hereafter" : EGOYAN
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90 degrees from N? : ZEE
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Say inaudibly : MUTTER
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Flamenco shout : OLE
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Border : CUSP
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Will certainly receive : ISINFOR
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Tay and Fyne : LOCHS
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"Toddlers & Tiaras" airer : TLC
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Cream ___ : PUFF
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Loan letters : APR
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Nicole Polizzi, familiarly : SNOOKI
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Toned : BUFF
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Place to gambol : LEA
41
*Caboose : REAREND
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Long in Hollywood : NIA
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Start of many a tale : ONCE
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English word derived from Tswana : TSETSE
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Seventh-century start : DCI
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___-Lo ("I Wish" rapper) : SKEE
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___ equivalent (measure of explosive energy) : TNT
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Chicken for a chicken dinner : FRYER
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Flips : GOESAPE
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Palindromic emperor : OTTO
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Birth control option, briefly : IUD
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He wrote "Hell is other people" : SARTRE
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Mauna ___ : LOA
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Acts the curmudgeon : GRIPES
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2012 software release ... or a hint to the starts of the answers to the starred clues : WINDOWS8
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Understood by few : OCCULT
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Axe target? : ODOR
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Fraternity character : ETA
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Pint-size : TEENSY
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Next word after "Wherefore art thou Romeo?" : DENY
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Not too smart : DIM
Down
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Tangent starter? : ARC
2
"Bad Teacher" star, 2011 : DIAZ
3
"Hop-o'-My-Thumb" figure : OGRE
4
Mr. Potato Head piece : EAR
5
Virginia ___ : SLIMS
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*What makes bread rise? : POPUPTOASTER
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Natural hatchery : NEST
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___ fixes : IDEES
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Fix, in a way, as golf clubs : REGRIP
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Eye, south of the border : OJO
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*Area with the world's highest tides : BAYOFFUNDY
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*Bushes were once found there : OVALOFFICE
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One concerned with pitches : TUNER
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Virginia ___ : TECH
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*1965 hit that ends "My baby don't care" : TICKETTORIDE
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Apt anagram of "Russ." : USSR
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Small lump : NUB
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French composer Édouard : LALO
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*Like Linux : OPENSOURCE
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*Frozen daiquiri ingredient : CRACKEDICE
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"The Millionairess" star, 1960 : LOREN
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Rim attachment : NET
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Trade-___ : INS
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50/50, say : FAIR
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Nimble : DEFT
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Certain M.I.T. grads : EES
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Gallery supporters? : EASELS
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Hershey brand : ROLO
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Political commentator Paul : GIGOT
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Sickly pale : PASTY
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Dovetail joint part : TENON
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Like most movies : TWOD
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Was behind, in a way : OWED
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Palazzo Alfieri's locale : ASTI
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"Poultry in motion," e.g. : PUN
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Like claret : DRY
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Rush-hour hour : 8AM

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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