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New York Times, Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The Hadean was the first one, ending about 4 billion years ago

Author:
Allan E. Parrish
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {Q} Spans: 2 Scrabble average: 1.92 This is puzzle # 32 for Mr. Parrish.
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© 2012, The New York Times7/11/12 ( No. 22,891 )
Across
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Body part first transplanted in 2010 : FACE
5
Peeved mood : HUFF
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Band-Aid co. : JANDJ
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Worshiped one : ICON
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___ the Tentmaker : OMAR
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Basketball's Stoudemire : AMARE
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Joe Clark in "Lean on Me," e.g. : SCHOOLPRINCIPAL
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Hockey's Sid the Kid : CROSBY
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Overly compliant : MEEK
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Singer ___ Rose : AXL
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Innsbruck locale: Abbr. : AUS
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The Hadean was the first one, ending about 4 billion years ago : EON
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Patio bug-killer sounds : ZAPS
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Re-serve cause : LET
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Item on a superintendent's chain : SKELETONKEY
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Davis who portrayed a president : GEENA
35
Indolent : OTIOSE
36
Rock's Cream, e.g. : TRIO
39
Genesis craft : ARK
41
"Hair" producer Joseph : PAPP
42
Grand Canal site : VENICE
45
Ranch units : ACRES
48
Ripe territory for pirates, once : SPANISHMAIN
50
Watson's creator : IBM
53
Bewildered look : GAPE
54
Slugger's stat : RBI
55
Depression-era agcy. : NRA
56
Try to win : WOO
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Cheats : GYPS
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Brought in : EARNED
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Losing player in the first Super Bowl : KANSASCITYCHIEF
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Butler who didn't give a damn : RHETT
67
Post-marathon feeling : ACHE
68
Automobile builder Ferrari : ENZO
69
It may be checked in a checkup : PULSE
70
Fight stoppers, for short : TKOS
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Ripening agent : AGER
Down
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Word before year or conservative : FISCAL
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Build up : ACCRUE
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Fox News's Gretchen Carlson or Steve Doocy : COHOST
4
Slaughter in baseball : ENOS
5
Mount ___ (Seven Sisters college) : HOLYOKE
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Whisk broom-wielding official, for short : UMP
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Raise things : FARM
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Architectural decoration : FRIEZE
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Lottery lure : JACKPOT
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Friend in Montréal : AMI
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Big name in auto parts : NAPA
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"Moonraker" villain : DRAX
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Take shape : JELL
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Needing a seat belt extender, say : OBESE
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"Peachy!" : NEATO
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"99 Luftballons" singer : NENA
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Uses shears : SNIPS
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Former West Coast N.F.L.'er : LARAM
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Org. for R.V. owners : KOA
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Disputed ability : ESP
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"Yer darn tootin'" : YEP
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Part of an auctioneer's cry : GOING
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Some Samsungs : TVS
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Public regard, informally : REP
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"___ pig's eye!" : INA
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'80s Chrysler offering : KCAR
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The Plame affair, informally : CIAGATE
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Cable sports awards : ESPYS
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Some steaks : RIBEYES
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"Giant Brain" of 1946 : ENIAC
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Jazz lover, in old slang : HEPCAT
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One of nine for nine : INNING
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Piece of cake : BREEZE
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Crazy about : MADFOR
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Les Nessman's station : WKRP
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Diamond Head's isle : OAHU
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Scott Turow memoir : ONEL
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Green around the gills : SICK
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Ostrich's cousin : RHEA
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Some GPS lines: Abbr. : STS
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Albeit, briefly : THO

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