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New York Times, Monday, June 25, 2012

Author:
Nancy Kavanaugh
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Nancy Kavanaugh

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 37 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 26 for Ms. Kavanaugh. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0625 ( 22,875 )
Across
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California's ___ Woods : MUIR
5
Equipment for deep diving : SCUBA
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Radio switch : AMFM
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The "A" of A.D. : ANNO
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Kind of saw in a workshop : MITER
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Tilt-A-Whirl or bumper cars : RIDE
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Volcano output : LAVA
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Tennis great Chris : EVERT
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Exam for an aspiring atty. : LSAT
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Santa Claus facial feature : TWINKLINGEYES
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Have a meal : EAT
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Misfortunes : ILLS
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Until now : ASYET
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Like an idol for a teen girl, say : DREAMY
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Apple computer : IMAC
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The Cowboys of the Big 12 Conf. : OSU
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Goes out with : SEES
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Aid for night photos, once : FLASHBULB
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"___ sorry" : IMSO
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Actress Catherine ___-Jones : ZETA
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Oil change chain : JIFFYLUBE
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First, second or reverse : GEAR
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Toothpaste-evaluating org. : ADA
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Doughnut shapes : TORI
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Seed on many a bun : SESAME
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Mess up : BOTCH
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Pop music's Bee ___ : GEES
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E.R. workers : RNS
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Drink made with crystals : INSTANTCOFFEE
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Golden arches for McDonald's, e.g. : LOGO
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Nebraska city or tribe : OMAHA
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___ Lund of "Casablanca" : ILSA
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Very dry, as Champagne : BRUT
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Cicero or Caesar : ROMAN
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Mets' league: Abbr. : NATL
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___-Ball (arcade game) : SKEE
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English river through Nottingham : TRENT
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1974 Sutherland/Gould spoof : SPYS
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Fountain treats : MALTEDS
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Paying no attention : UNAWARE
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Private party attender : INVITEE
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Gray-sprinkled horse : ROAN
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Reeking : SMELLY
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Well-mannered : CIVIL
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Fork or spoon : UTENSIL
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Titanic's undoing : BERG
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Johnson of "Laugh-In" : ARTE
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French city where van Gogh painted : ARLES
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1978 Rolling Stones hit : MISSYOU
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Medicine-approving org. : FDA
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Ran into : MET
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Actress Basinger : KIM
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Millionaire's boat, maybe : YACHT
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Class for newcomers to America, for short : ESL
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Place for a soak : TUB
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"Yeah, like that'll ever happen" : ASIF
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Labyrinth : MAZE
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Enzyme suffix : ASE
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Quartet number : FOUR
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Luggage : BAGS
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Yeti and the Loch Ness monster : MYTHS
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___-mo : SLO
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Elbow poke : JAB
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Wedding words : IDO
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Tiredness : FATIGUE
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Headliner : BIGNAME
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One of two on a winter cap : EARFLAP
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Forgiveness : AMNESTY
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Closes tightly again : RESEALS
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Trigonometric ratio : SECANT
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That: Sp. : ESO
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10 sawbucks make one : CNOTE
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Actor Hawke : ETHAN
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Libel or slander : TORT
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Caesar's love : AMOR
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Fish propellers : FINS
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Ozs. and ozs. : LBS
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Home planet of Mindy's mate in an old sitcom : ORK

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

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