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New York Times, Friday, July 20, 2012

Author:
Martin Ashwood-Smith
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Martin Ashwood-Smith

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 34 Missing: {KQVZ} Spans: 6, (2 triple stacks) This is puzzle # 63 for Mr. Ashwood-Smith. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0720 ( 22,900 )
Across
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Pirate battler, at times : ASTRO
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Not a single person : WIFE
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Christie detective Parker ___ : PYNE
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Peer review participant? : JUROR
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Big movie fan's option? : IMAX
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Lack direction : ROAM
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Scapegoat's query : AMITOBLAME
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Nearly : ORSO
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Certain losing line : XOX
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Klutz : NIMROD
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Boarder's way up : TBAR
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City on Ishikari Bay : OTARU
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Granular : MEALY
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Shoot out : EMIT
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Hi-___ : FIS
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It fosters bilingualism: Abbr. : ESL
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Primary counterpart : GENERALELECTION
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Unable to get any thicker : ASSTUPIDASCANBE
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Film for which Judi Dench was nominated for Best Actress : NOTESONASCANDAL
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Parent's diner order? : EAT
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Things bust when it booms : TNT
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Young 'uns : TADS
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Dangerous thing to run on : EMPTY
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Carried out : SAWTO
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He took Holyfield's title away in 1992 : BOWE
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When shadows are shortest : ATNOON
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Camp accessory : BOA
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Programme watcher, say : BRIT
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Back-scratchers' activity : LOGROLLING
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"Athena" artist : ERTE
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Like lines, briefly : ONED
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Modicum : OUNCE
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Head slappers' cries : DOHS
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Some nonkosher fish : EELS
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Having learned things : WISER
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Sophocles tragedy : AJAX
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Rikishi's specialty : SUMO
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Multicolored breakfast food : TRIX
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Biodegrade, say : ROT
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Black Bears' home : ORONO
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Maker of gravelberry pies : WILMAFLINTSTONE
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"Spring Is Here" musical : IMARRIEDANANGEL
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"Like you're really going to do that" : FAMOUSLASTWORDS
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Struck out : EXED
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Congregationalist, e.g. : PROTESTANT
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Richard Nixon's birthplace : YORBALINDA
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Snooty? : NASAL
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The Eagles of the N.C.A.A. : EMORY
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Shtick : BIT
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Vegas, vis-à-vis gambling : MECCA
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"Diaspora" author Greg : EGAN
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American leader? : MESO
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Conforming to : INSTEPWITH
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Private powwows : TETEATETES
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In need of brushing up : RUSTY
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Major mail handler?: Abbr. : APO
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Bailout button : ESC
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Book after Amos: Abbr. : OBAD
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Marlon Brando's "I Remember Mama" role : NELS
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Fell off : EBBED
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Havana's ___ Castle : MORRO
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When doubled, affected : TOO
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Barely running : ONLOW
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Soap additive : ALOE
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Bargain basement lineup : BINS
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Head of a tale? : ONCE
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Heavy drinking, e.g. : AGER
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Elle's counterpart : LUI

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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