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New York Times, Wednesday, July 18, 2012

U.S. ally whose capital has the letters U-S-A in the middle of its name: Abbr.

Author:
David Levinson Wilk
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 44 Missing: {FJQZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 19 for Mr. Wilk. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York Times7/18/12 ( No. 22,898 )
Across
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Grind : GNASH
6
Toronto transport : TRAM
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"Funky Cold Medina" rapper Tone ___ : LOC
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Cardiological concern : AORTA
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Fleming and McEwan : IANS
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Gershon of "Showgirls" : GINA
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1864's March to the Sea? : SHERMANMANEUVER
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Abbr. before a judge's name : HON
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Fraternity letter : RHO
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Main event in "The Crucible" : TRIAL
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Something once consulted before plugging in headphones? : WALKMANMANUAL
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Compass heading : EAST
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Counselor's org. : ABA
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It breaks in "Rock-a-Bye Baby" : BOUGH
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Up to, informally : TIL
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L'homme upstairs? : DIEU
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Wearing togas and saying "Ave," e.g.? : ROMANMANNERISMS
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Milky gem : OPAL
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Qty. : AMT
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Oscar winner Sorkin : AARON
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Swabby's affirmative : AYE
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Words after count or clue : MEIN
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The Marshall Plan, e.g.? : TRUMANMANDATE
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Cropped up : AROSE
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Gerund maker : ING
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Typing units: Abbr. : WDS
57
Hot-button issue hinted at by 16-, 22-, 37- and 47-Across? : SAMESEXMARRIAGE
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Splotchy : PIED
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Frau's refusal : NEIN
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1979 film with the tagline "In space no one can hear you scream" : ALIEN
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___-mo : SLO
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Ocean predator with giant jaws : ORCA
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George of "Cheers" : WENDT
Down
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Nasty cut : GASH
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Not in any way, in dialect : NOHOW
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Play space : ARENA
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Orch. section : STR
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Black Forest ___ : HAM
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Doughboy's headgear : TINHAT
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Pitcher Martinez : RAMON
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Tennis's Ivanovic : ANA
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Its logo features a multicolored butterfly : MSN
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Wife of Augustus : LIVIA
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15-time N.B.A. All-Star who announced his retirement on Twitter : ONEAL
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Psychologist Jung : CARL
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Expert : GURU
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Some outlawed international trade : ARMS
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Image in the final scene of Michelangelo Antonioni's "L'Avventura" : ETNA
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Photocopier setting : LEGAL
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Lyricist Gus : KAHN
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Primary : MAIN
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Fit : ABLE
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Bud : BRO
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Alley ___ : OOP
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Actress Thurman : UMA
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Explosion maker : TNT
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Actress Rigg who played the only Bond girl to wed 007 : DIANA
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U.S. ally whose capital has the letters U-S-A in the middle of its name: Abbr. : ISR
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Rock genre : EMO
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Blue Angels org. : USN
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Rudolph of "S.N.L." : MAYA
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___ corner : AMEN
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Bust : RAID
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Traitorous Aldrich : AMES
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Day after hoy : MANANA
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Many a NASA worker: Abbr. : ENGR
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Line on a forest map : TRAIL
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Name said twice after "O" : ROMEO
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Not new : USED
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Copy : MIMIC
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Author depicted next to a steamboat on a 2011 stamp : TWAIN
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Just beat : EDGED
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Hooded vipers : ASPS
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On the way : SENT
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Musician Brian : ENO
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Gen ___ : XER
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Cold and wet : RAW
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Project's end? : ILE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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