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New York Times, Friday, June 22, 2012

Second-smallest member of the United Nations, by population

Author:
Josh Knapp
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 29 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Knapp.
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© 2012, The New York Times6/22/12 ( No. 22,872 )
Across
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Party pooper : BUZZKILL
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Tree related to the ylang-ylang : PAPAW
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Local money? : UNIONDUES
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Zombie's craving : FLESH
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Gridded display : STREETMAP
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Tourist buy in Mexico : CARTA
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Foible : TIC
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Moolah : WAMPUM
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___ Act : RIOT
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Ancient rival of Judah : EDOM
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"Growing Up ___" (2004-05 A&E reality show) : GOTTI
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"___ Lisa" : MONA
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Relatives of newtons : DYNES
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Algebraic unknowns : XANDY
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"Savvy?" : DIG
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"Well, ___!" : DUH
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Literally, "pick me up" : TIRAMISU
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Beverage substitute : CREAMER
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Too cute, say : KITSCHY
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Johnnie Walker blend : REDLABEL
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It's made every day : BED
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Parliament's end? : ASH
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Dogma : CREED
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German leader? : SOFTG
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One crossing a line : SCAB
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Richard of NBC News : ENGEL
55
King who consulted the Witch of Endor : SAUL
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Chuck : HURL
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"The Pianist" setting : WARSAW
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Knoxville-based org. : TVA
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Breakers ahead : PERIL
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Sweet spot : COOKIEJAR
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Serotonin, e.g. : AMINE
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Hierarchy : TOTEMPOLE
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Classroom units : DESKS
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Captain of the Nebuchadnezzar, in "The Matrix" : MORPHEUS
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Cry when exposing something secret : BUSTED
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Out of order : UNTIDY
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December birthstone : ZIRCON
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Actress Caldwell : ZOE
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"I ___ it!" : KNEW
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Accessory to a case : IDTAG
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Foozler : LUMMOX
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Eagerly accepted : LEAPTAT
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Forrest Gump's rank: Abbr. : PFC
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Cell phone function : ALARM
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Intermittent : PERIODIC
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Stagger : ASTONISH
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"Gotta love him!" : WHATAGUY
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Traveler in 1957 news : SPUTNIK
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Main vein : MIDRIB
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There might be one on a hero : MEDAL
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Tree whose leaves were once smoked by Indians : SUMAC
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David who directed the final four Harry Potter films : YATES
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55-Across, e.g. : HEBREW
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Operations were once commonly performed in this : MSDOS
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Resting place, informally : CRASHPAD
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1991 Madonna hit : RESCUEME
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"Apollo 13" actor : EDHARRIS
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Simulate, in a way : REENACT
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Subject of an air traveler's complaint : LEGROOM
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Old Chrysler make : DESOTO
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"All or Nothing" rapper, 2005 : FATJOE
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Second-smallest member of the United Nations, by population : TUVALU
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Bad looks : GLARES
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Flip one's lid? : BLINK
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Staples Center player : LAKER
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Wuss : WIMP
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Article in L'Express : LES
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Book before Phil. : EPH

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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