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New York Times, Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Author:
Caleb Madison
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Caleb Madison

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {HJKQZ} This is puzzle # 26 for Mr. Madison. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0704 ( 22,884 )
Across
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Ones making some safe decisions? : UMPS
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Some operations : STINGS
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Little untruth : FIB
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Case the place for, say : ABET
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Popular dude : MRCOOL
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Sale bin abbr. : IRR
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2007 : RATATOUILLE
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"Straight Outta Compton" rap group : NWA
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1998, with "A" : BUGSLIFE
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League unit: Abbr. : DIV
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Big picture? : IMAX
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Rope on a ship : TYE
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Thomas who was "a corsetmaker by trade, a journalist by profession and a propagandist by inclination" : PAINE
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Benjamins : CNOTES
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"Pardon the Interruption" presenter : ESPN
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Barack Obama's mother : ANN
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San ___ (Hearst castle) : SIMEON
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"___ it!" : IGET
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Others : REST
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Company whose movies, not counting sequels, are all included in this puzzle [Circled Squares: 2009] : PIXAR
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Prefix with -therm : ENDO
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Mlle., in Mexico : SRTA
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Can feature : POPTOP
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Latin "I" : EGO
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Daytime ___ : EMMY
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Reporters on the scene : LEGMEN
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Deserving fewer stars (than) : WORSE
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Mauna ___ : LOA
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Southwestern art mecca : TAOS
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Washboard ___ : ABS
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1995 : TOYSTORY
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Island garland : LEI
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2004, with "The" : INCREDIBLES
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1970s soul singer Collins : LYN
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Innumerable : MYRIAD
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Prefix with postale : AERO
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Keyboard key above ˜ : ESC
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Wreaks, as revenge : EXACTS
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Get back : REAP
Down
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Onetime realm of Nasser: Abbr. : UAR
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C.E.O.'s degree : MBA
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Four-footed family member : PET
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"___ Mater" (hymn) : STABAT
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Unwanted cloud : SMOG
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Have faith in : TRUST
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Unfriendly way to respond : ICILY
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"For real!" : NOLIE
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Stay on course? : GOLF
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Goes undercover? : SLEEPS
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2003 : FINDINGNEMO
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Naturalist/TV host Steve : IRWIN
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2012 : BRAVE
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Fancy duds : TUXES
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Hidden : INNER
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2001 : MONSTERSINC
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"... baked in ___" : APIE
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2006 : CARS
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___ cup (tot's drinking vessel) : SIPPY
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Sign up : ENROL
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Italian pronoun : MIO
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Food label abbr. : EXP
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Cheerios grain : OAT
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Barely beats : EDGES
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Any 40-Across character : TOON
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Certain caps : TAMS
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___ dish : PETRI
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Harried parent's desire, maybe : METIME
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Place where opposites don't attract? : GAYBAR
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2008 : WALLE
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Heeds : OBEYS
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Wet suit material : LYCRA
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"A hit, a very palpable hit" speaker : OSRIC
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Really irked : ATEAT
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Chalcedony variety : ONYX
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7:30 or 8:15, say : ODDS
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Singer David ___ Roth : LEE
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Pitcher's stat : ERA
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Soak : SOP

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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