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New York Times, Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Author:
Jim Hilger
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jim Hilger

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FQXZ} This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Hilger. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jim Hilger notes:
This crossword was assembled during the fall of 2012. Although several of the edited clues now look unfamiliar, I'm still almost ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I like variety in my daily puzzles, and I like seeing things I've never seen before. It was fun to experience this one, slowly ... read more
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© 2014, The New York TimesNo. 0604 ( 23,584 )
Across
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Pronoun repeated in "America" : THEE
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Weapon with a warhead, in brief : ICBM
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"Thriller" singer, in tabloids : JACKO
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"Let sleeping dogs lie" and others : SAWS
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Board's partner : ROOM
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Subject of a donor card : ORGAN
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Dust, vacuum, do windows, etc. : KEEPHOUSE
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Done to death : TRITE
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See circled letters : SCRABBLE
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Come ___ price : ATA
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Crucifixion symbol : ROOD
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One from column A, one from column B, etc. : CHOICES
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Go to the dogs : ROT
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See circled letters : TABOO
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Big do : GALA
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Tend to another spill : REMOP
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How knights roam : ERRANTLY
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Take habitually : USE
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See circled letters : HANGMAN
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"... in excelsis ___" : DEO
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What to do when dealt a flush : STANDPAT
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Fast-food utensil : SPORK
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Prefix with zone and skeptic : EURO
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See circled letters : PROBE
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Adams of "Junebug" : AMY
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Decked out in sequins : SPANGLY
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Vet school subj. : ANAT
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Still owing : SHY
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See circled letters : ANAGRAMS
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Speed skater ___ Anton Ohno : APOLO
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"I did bad!" : SHAMEONME
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"Quo ___?" : VADIS
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Place to place your bets : RENO
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St. Petersburg's river : NEVA
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Showing mastery : ADEPT
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Stickup man on "The Wire" : OMAR
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Triathlon start : SWIM
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Relatives of tuts : TSKS
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Hic, ___, hoc : HAEC
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Still-life pitcher : EWER
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Grass for cordage : ESPARTO
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Asimov classic : IROBOT
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Part of an "if only ..." lament : COULDA
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Big name in audio equipment : BOSE
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Marie Curie, e.g.: Abbr. : MME
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See circled letters : JOTTO
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Bring up on charges : ARRAIGN
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Special FX technology : CGI
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Kit ___ Club ("Cabaret" setting) : KAT
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___-hit wonder : ONE
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"Veep" channel : HBO
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Now, in Nogales : AHORA
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Bulblike plant part : CORM
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Realm of Garfield : CATDOM
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Queen of fiction : ELLERY
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Voice one's approval : SAYOK
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Recharge one's batteries : RESTUP
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Mark who won the 1998 Masters : OMEARA
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___ differ (object) : BEGTO
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Artful dodges : RUSES
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Deg. held by Woodrow Wilson : PHD
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Quiz response: Abbr. : ANS
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Fill out the necessary forms, say : APPLY
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___ a soul : NARY
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Like a shower mat, ideally : NONSLIP
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Clientele : PATRONS
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Daiquiri flavor : BANANA
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Win the heart of : ENAMOR
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See circled letters : GHOST
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What liver spots may be a sign of : AGE
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"Um, excuse me" : AHEM
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From the start : ANEW
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Year of Super Bowl XL : MMVI
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Line of jeans? : SEAM
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"___: My Story" (Tinseltown autobiography) : AVA
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Inflate, as a bill : PAD
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"___ to Joy" : ODE
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Full house indicator : SRO

Answer summary: 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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