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New York Times, Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Causes of some rear-end damage, as represented by the rear ends of 18-, 22-, 38- and 58-Across

Author:
Michael Sharp
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Michael Sharp

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 77, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Sharp.
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© 2012, The New York Times7/31/12 ( No. 22,911 )
Across
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10K, e.g. : RACE
5
Walk heavily : STOMP
10
Words, words, words: Abbr. : VOCAB
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Uptight, informally : ANAL
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Birthplace of Obama's father : KENYA
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"___ roll!" : IMONA
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Gotham district attorney who becomes Batman's nemesis Two-Face : HARVEYDENT
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___ Millan, TV's "dog whisperer" : CESAR
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Immune system agent : TCELL
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Central figure in a Clement C. Moore poem : SAINTNICK
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Adore : WORSHIP
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Propeller for a 43-Across : OAR
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Vardalos of "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" : NIA
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Org. for docs : AMA
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Turner memoir : ITINA
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Museum guide : DOCENT
34
Central part of an argument : GIST
36
How some chew gum or talk on cellphones : NOISILY
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Barely legible handwriting : CHICKENSCRATCH
43
Venetian transport : GONDOLA
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Former Israeli P.M. Barak : EHUD
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Plot : SCHEME
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Sans-___ (kind of typeface) : SERIF
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Game with 108 cards : UNO
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Runner Sebastian : COE
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Amigo : PAL
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Blow up : ENLARGE
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Having razzle-dazzle, to a Rat Packer : RINGADING
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Slangy expression of ignorance : DUNNO
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"The Lady ___" : INRED
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Causes of some rear-end damage, as represented by the rear ends of 18-, 22-, 38- and 58-Across : COLLISIONS
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Jamie ___, oldest pitcher in major-league history to win a game : MOYER
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"Shaft" composer Hayes : ISAAC
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Remote button : MUTE
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Director Lee : SPIKE
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Lure : TEMPT
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School for English princes : ETON
Down
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Cheerleader's cry : RAH
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Structural : ANATOMIC
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Cause for emergency vehicles or a tow truck : CARCRASH
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North Pole workers : ELVES
5
Like atria : SKYLIT
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Hit 2012 film with a talking stuffed bear : TED
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Small bills : ONES
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Mimicking bird : MYNA
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Place to sunbathe or barbecue : PATIO
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Early phonograph : VICTROLA
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Eclipse, to some : OMEN
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Trig function : COSINE
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Pain relief brand : ANACIN
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Threaten, dog-style : BARKAT
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Geared to 1st-12th grades : ELHI
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Low point : NADIR
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Joker : WAG
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Yearned (for) : PINED
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Taboos : NONOS
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Airplane seating option : AISLE
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Suffix with spermato- : CYTE
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Buster Brown's dog : TIGE
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Fright : SCARE
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Amigo : COMPADRE
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Work, as dough : KNEAD
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Produce in large quantities : CHURNOUT
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Kept : HUNGONTO
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Anonymous John : DOE
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Theater drops : SCRIMS
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Like arcade games : COINOP
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English king said to have died from eating a "surfeit of lampreys" : HENRYI
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Bring charges against : INDICT
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Seasonal threats : FLUS
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Legally allowed : LICIT
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Japanese cartoon art : ANIME
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Computer whiz : GEEK
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Prominent part of a Groucho disguise : NOSE
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Razzle-dazzle : GLAM
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Drink like a cat : LAP
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Obama, Biden or McCain (but not Palin), in 2008: Abbr. : SEN

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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