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New York Times, Thursday, June 21, 2012

Author:
Caleb Emmons
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Caleb Emmons

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {Q} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Emmons. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Notepad: Parts of six answers have been entered in the grid for you.
Jim Horne notes:

Include the clue number itself in the highlighted symmetric answers.

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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0621 ( 22,871 )
Across
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HI hi : ALOHA
6
Federal org. issuing standards : EPA
9
One begins "The king shall joy in thy strength" : PSALM
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Big-time : MAJOR
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Passes for a flick, say : TIX
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"So sad" : OHGEE
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City in Arkansas or county in Missouri : OZARK
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Standard golf outing : 18HOLEROUND
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Jingle-janglers : KEYS
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"Dawson's Creek" girl : JEN
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Dramatic confession : ITWASI
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Hebrew month : ELUL
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Monster : OGRE
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Greeting often made just before asking for something : HEYMOM
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Literally, "great king" : MAHARAJA
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Align : TRUEUP
34
J.D. holder : ATTY
35
S.A. land : BOL
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Make : EARN
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Macho he's not : SISSY
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One being put to sleep? : YOYO
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Bygone travel option, informally : SST
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U.S.P.S. deliveries : LTRS
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Badgerlike : FIERCE
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Mosaic squares : TESSERAE
46
Appeals to the masses? : ORATES
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A long time : AGES
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Say sexily : PURR
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It's full of diamonds : ARGYLE
52
Fish whose name comes from the Old English for "spear" : GAR
53
Autograph collecting aid, for short : SASE
57
Heinz offering : 57VARIETIES
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Weird Al Yankovic specialty : POLKA
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Dungeon gear : IRONS
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Do a background check on : VET
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1956 million-selling album : ELVIS
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Cleveland Browns fans : DAWGS
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Jupiter's domain, in myth : SKY
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Heed the adage "When in Rome ..." : ADAPT
Down
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Running ___ : AMOK
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Veg out : LAZE
3
Any of the singers of the 1973 hit "Love Train" : OJAY
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Apocalyptic figures : 4HORSEMEN
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Flood beater : ARK
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A Kennedy : ETHEL
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Subatomic particle : PION
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___ Rose : AXL
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Play : PORTRAY
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Postgame ritual : SHOWER
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Sed quencher : AGUA
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Periscope part : LENS
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Lead-in to care : MEDI
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A dystopian novel : 19EIGHTYFOUR
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1980s-'90s police drama : 21JUMPSTREET
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TV/radio host Dobbs : LOU
25
Bay filler : OATS
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Cloud producer, informally : HTEST
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Clear : ERASE
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Mongolian dwellings : YURTS
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En ___ : MASSE
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Scrub : ABORT
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Author of "The Dead" : JOYCE
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Burn soothers : ALOES
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Some tax shelters, for short : IRAS
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Like Jack Benny, as he always said : 39YEARSOLD
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Like worms : LEGLESS
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Non-std. : IRR
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Adage : SAYING
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Sickly white : PASTY
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All fired up : AVID
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___ avis : RARA
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Balloon : GROW
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Many a Comicon attendee : GEEK
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Edison's middle name : ALVA
55
Pass over : SKIP
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Bridge hand : EAST
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Some R.N. setups : IVS
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Imp's ammo : PEA

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle.

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