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New York Times, Wednesday, July 25, 2012

With 68- or 69-Across, what 16-, 32-, 42- and 60-Across each consists of

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FGQX} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Raymon.
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© 2012, The New York Times7/25/12 ( No. 22,905 )
Across
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Insect segment : ABDOMEN
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With 68- or 69-Across, what 16-, 32-, 42- and 60-Across each consists of : THREE
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Get by : SURVIVE
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Big name in diamonds : DEBEERS
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Fools evaluate bodies of water? : ASSESASSESSSEAS
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Flier of legend : ROC
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"___ bin ein Berliner" : ICH
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Opposite of baja : ALTA
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Dump, so to speak : JILT
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"Rabbit, Run" writer : UPDIKE
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___ milk : SOY
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Ocean State sch. : URI
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Competition of sorts : BEE
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Scrap for Fido : ORT
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Renter finds a buyer for fish? : LESSEESELLSEELS
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Sign up : ENTER
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Oospheres, say : OVA
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Amalgam, e.g. : ALLOY
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Musical combo designs experiments? : SESTETSETSTESTS
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Elevs. : HTS
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Cartoon "devil," for short : TAZ
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Hairy sitcom cousin : ITT
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Puccini's Cio-Cio-___ : SAN
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Barber, at times : SHAVER
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Figs. in company reports : CEOS
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"Prik khing" cuisine : THAI
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"Superman ___" : III
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___ Dhabi : ABU
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More embarrassed forest creature screwed up? : REDDERDEERERRED
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Short operatic piece : ARIETTA
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Is exhausted : RUNSOUT
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See 8-Across : WORDS
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See 8-Across : LETTERS
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Smart ___ whip : ASA
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Tour ride : BUS
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Hosp. figures : DRS
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In-your-face : OVERT
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Bowlful at a Japanese restaurant : MISO
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Runner from a bomb scare, e.g. : EVACUEE
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Super Mario Bros. letters : NES
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"Lopez Tonight" channel : TBS
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The Crystals' "___ Rebel" : HESA
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Moves like a tosspot : REELS
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Lyre-holding Muse : ERATO
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Nora Ephron work : ESSAY
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Metric system prefix : DECI
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Ben-Gurion successor : ESHKOL
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Funny Caesar : SID
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Cartoonist Feiffer : JULES
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"Me, Myself & ___" (2000 comedy) : IRENE
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Isn't upright : LISTS
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Change in Chile : PESOS
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Like chicory vis-à-vis coffee : ERSATZ
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Guardian Angels' toppers : BERETS
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Intro to marketing? : TELE
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MacFarlane of "Ted" : SETH
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Palindromic time : EVE
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It might be served with a cinnamon stick : LATTE
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Girl's name that sounds like two letters of the alphabet : ELSIE
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There's a drawing of it on TV : LOTTO
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Ways of operating: Abbr. : SYSTS
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Gymwear item : TSHIRT
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"Less Than Perfect" actress, 2002-06 : SARARUE
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What a sucker may have : STRAW
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"Don't try to be ___" : AHERO
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Rock bottom : NADIR
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Opera that premiered in Cairo : AIDA
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Go (for) : VIE
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Subjected to a hex : CURST
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Carded at a club, say : IDED
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Wacky, as humor : BENT
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"V" visitors, briefly : ETS
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Schubert's "The ___ King" : ERL
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___ v. Wade : ROE
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Home of Ukr. : EUR
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Tosspot's affliction : DTS

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle.

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