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New York Times, Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Author:
Erik Wennstrom
Editor:
Will Shortz
Blog:
"Porphyria's Lover" poet with a pan of ground beef on the stove?
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Erik Wennstrom

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 37 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Wennstrom. Wednesday freshness: 49%
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© 2013, The New York Times7/24/13 ( No. 23,269 )
Across
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"I didn't know I was speeding, officer," e.g. : FIB
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Cover sheet abbr. : ATTN
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Hire : EMPLOY
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A mean Amin : IDI
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Tropical food that is poisonous if eaten raw : TARO
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Kind of solution : SALINE
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Pince-___ : NEZ
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Girl's floral name : IRIS
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___ Hollywood : PLANET
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"Charlotte's Web" actress on a hot day? : DAKOTAFANNING
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Like some pickings : SLIM
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Number of weeks in Julius Caesar's year? : LII
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Pickled veggie : CUKE
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"A Brief History of Time" author doing sales? : STEPHENHAWKING
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"Shucks" : GEE
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DVR brand : TIVO
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With 45-Across, conger, e.g. : SEA
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Like some consonants : PALATAL
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Scarce : LIMITED
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Bond girl Green of "Casino Royale" : EVA
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Attorney General Holder : ERIC
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See 35-Across : EEL
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"Porphyria's Lover" poet with a pan of ground beef on the stove? : ROBERTBROWNING
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One of the two characters in Dr. Seuss' "Fox in Socks" : KNOX
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Limbo need : BAR
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Take ___ from : ACUE
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"Tom Jones" novelist playing baseball? : HENRYFIELDING
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Most music is played in it : STEREO
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One-volume works of Shakespeare, e.g. : TOME
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Ukr., until 1991, e.g. : SSR
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"Same here!" : IAMTOO
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Pollster Roper : ELMO
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Not shoot straight : LIE
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Neglects to : DOESNT
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Official with a list : DEAN
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J.D. holder : ATT
Down
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Comes across : FINDS
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10s, say : IDEALS
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Rock's Limp ___ : BIZKIT
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In a shouting match, perhaps : ATIT
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Skater Lipinski : TARA
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Little nothing : TRIFLE
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One who's morally flawed : NOSAINT
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"Pardon the Interruption" network : ESPN
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Country that's over 50% desert : MALI
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Max of physics : PLANCK
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Person who has a way with words? : LINGUIST
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You, generically : ONE
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"Better ___ ..." : YET
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___-3 fatty acid : OMEGA
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Nothing : NIHIL
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Bender? : KNEE
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"Holy moly!" : EGAD
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Dwindle, with "out" : PETER
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Symbol after "I" on many a bumper sticker : HEART
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"___ to a Kill" : AVIEW
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Sign on a door : WOMEN
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Corner office, e.g. : PERK
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Sweet Swan of ___ (epithet for Shakespeare) : AVON
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"Musetta's Waltz" opera : LABOHEME
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Scooter ___, Plame affair figure : LIBBY
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Poem in which Paris plays a prominent part : ILIAD
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Handmade : CRAFTED
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Applies : EXERTS
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A.L. East athlete : ORIOLE
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CBS drama featuring LL Cool J : NCISLA
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Puts the pedal to the metal : GUNSIT
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Symbol of the National Audubon Society : EGRET
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Loud, as a color : NEON
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Plant holder? : ROOT
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Literary matchmaker : EMMA
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Kings of ___ ("Use Somebody" band) : LEON
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___ the Kid (N.H.L. nickname) : SID
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Eastern principle : TAO

Answer summary:
5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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