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New York Times, Monday, July 30, 2012

Author:
Rosemarie Dolan and Christopher Geach
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rosemarie Dolan
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Christopher Geach

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Dolan. This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Geach. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0730 ( 22,910 )
Across
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Translucent mineral in sheets : MICA
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Telephone wire, for a bird : PERCH
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Trudge : SLOG
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Santa ___ (hot desert winds) : ANAS
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Hodgepodges : OLIOS
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Prefix with plane : AERO
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Alternative name for 42-Down : DARKKNIGHT
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Buzzing annoyance : GNAT
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Greek god of the ocean : POSEIDON
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Go together perfectly : MATCH
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Buddy : PAL
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"___ the twain shall meet" : NEER
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Capital of the Philippines : MANILA
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Prefix with lateral : UNI
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QBs pass for them : TDS
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Treat, as leather : TAN
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Moon landing vehicle, for short : LEM
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Upside-down six : NINE
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Mustachioed plumber of Nintendo games : MARIO
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Alternative name for 42-Down : CAPEDCRUSADER
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Having pricked ears : ALERT
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Like 2, 4, 6, 8, etc. : EVEN
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Twice, in music : BIS
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Foxlike : SLY
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Insult, slangily : DIS
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"Am ___ blame?" : ITO
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Middle part of a Shakespearean play : ACTIII
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What an aphrodisiac may produce : LUST
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Schlep : LUG
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Call playful names, say : TEASE
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Topple : FALLOVER
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Central : MAIN
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Alternative name for 42-Down : BRUCEWAYNE
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Farming prefix : AGRO
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Green military cap : BERET
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Geese flying formations : VEES
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Robin's haven : NEST
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Numerical data : STATS
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Opposite of subtracts : ADDS
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"What, me worry?" magazine : MAD
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Hysterical : INAPANIC
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Area between Georgia and Virginia : CAROLINA
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Questions : ASKS
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Paid (up) : PONIED
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Says "o'er" for "over," e.g. : ELIDES
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Severity : RIGOR
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Lawyer Roy of the McCarthy hearings : COHN
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F.D.R.'s successor : HST
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Carl who hosted "Cosmos" : SAGAN
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Protein-rich vegetarian soup : LENTIL
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Future revealer : ORACLE
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Hometown of 42-Down : GOTHAM
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___ State (Ohio university) : KENT
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Craze : MANIA
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So-called "lowest form of humor" : PUN
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Fourth rock from the sun : MARS
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Letter after sigma : TAU
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Eco-friendly org. : EPA
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Actor with the catchphrase "I pity the fool!" : MRT
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Poem of praise : ODE
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___ the Cow (mascot) : ELSIE
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Store where you might take a number : DELI
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Weep : CRY
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Glaring malevolently : EVILEYED
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Didn't keep, as a gift : RETURNED
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Eggy Christmas drink : NOG
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Comics debut of 1939 : BATMAN
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Big freeze : ICEAGE
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Flight between floors : STAIRS
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Melodious : DULCET
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Keys : ISLETS
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Stash : STOW
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"War ___ the answer" : ISNOT
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First lady before Michelle : LAURA
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Worry : FRET
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"___-voom!" : VAVA
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Air gun ammo : BBS
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Road curve : ESS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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