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New York Times, Monday, June 4, 2012

Author:
John R. O'Brien
Editor:
Will Shortz
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John R. O'Brien

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 80, Blocks: 42 Missing: {FJQ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. O'Brien. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jim Horne notes:

There's a story about today's constructor at thetimes-tribune.

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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0604 ( 22,854 )
Across
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Stick in one's ___ : CRAW
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Czech capital : PRAGUE
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Banned organic compound, for short : PCB
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TV's warrior princess : XENA
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Compassionate : HUMANE
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Kind of baseball or battery : AAA
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A classic beauty who is not all there : VENUSDEMILO
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Satellite-based navigation aid, in brief : GPS
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That is, in Latin : IDEST
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Plains tribe : OTO
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Wrap worn in India : SARI
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Broadcast : AIR
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Mini-hospital : CLINIC
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Booster of the Apollo space program : SATURNROCKET
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Frigid : ICY
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Younger brother of Cain and Abel : SETH
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Lowest point : NADIR
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Country on the south side of Mount Everest : NEPAL
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Chinese philosopher ___-tzu : LAO
43
Lopez with the 1963 hit "If I Had a Hammer" : TRINI
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Spanish artist El ___ : GRECO
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Colored part of the eye : IRIS
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Lead-in to maniac or surfing : EGO
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1960s-'70s Ford Company model : MERCURYCOMET
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Microscopic blob : AMOEBA
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West Coast travel hub, informally : LAX
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"Largemouth" fish : BASS
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By way of : VIA
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Number in an octet : EIGHT
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Many a line on a flight route map : ARC
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Milky Way bars and others : MARSCANDIES
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With 53-Down, a coffee-flavored liqueur : TIA
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Some marbles : AGATES
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Book before Nehemiah : EZRA
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Floppy rabbit feature : EAR
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Refuses to acknowledge : DENIES
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River across the French/German border : SAAR
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116, in ancient Rome : CXVI
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Clarinet or sax : REED
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Actress Hathaway : ANNE
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Wisconsin city : WAUSAU
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What an M.A. might go on to earn : PHD
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Regret : RUE
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Bullets, informally : AMMO
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Walk or trot : GAIT
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Open with a key : UNLOCK
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Fairness-in-hiring inits. : EEO
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Polytheistic : PAGAN
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Blue Grotto's island : CAPRI
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Fundamental : BASIC
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Use a swizzle stick : STIR
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Indian instrument : SITAR
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E.R. workers : RNS
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Period after Shrove Tuesday : LENT
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Be in a 32-Down, e.g. : SING
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Taiwan-based computer giant : ACER
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Genre : TYPE
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Archaeologist's find : RELIC
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Japanese port : OTARU
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Group in church robes : CHOIR
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"Carpe ___" : DIEM
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Playwright William : INGE
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Hilarious one : RIOT
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High points : ACMES
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Richard ___, Clarence Darrow defendant : LOEB
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Word part: Abbr. : SYL
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Wreak havoc on : RAVAGE
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Battle of Normandy city : CAEN
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Rust and lime : OXIDES
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Diminish : ABATE
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See 68-Across : MARIA
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___ the Grouch : OSCAR
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Modern Persia : IRAN
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Italian wine city : ASTI
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Egyptian pyramid city : GIZA
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Wife of Zeus : HERA
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Old Russian despot : TSAR
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"What, me worry?" magazine : MAD
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So-so grade : CEE
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Donkey : ASS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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