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New York Times, Friday, July 6, 2012

Author:
Peter Wentz
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter Wentz

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Wentz. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0706 ( 22,886 )
Across
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Popular gifts that make a distinctive sound when shaken : JIGSAWS
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Go after little things : NITPICK
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Common source of talk : AMRADIO
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"Just be calm ..." : BREATHE
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Ones left holding their bags? : MAILMEN
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"Your guess is as good as mine" : CANTSAY
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Kemper of "The Office" : ELLIE
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Like many a barren landscape : OCHRE
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Start to kneel? : SILENTK
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Leatherneck : JARHEAD
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Forge fixture : OVEN
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Dodge with a V-10 engine : VIPER
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It's written from right to left : URDU
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Snuggery : NEST
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Hit hard : SMITE
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Tiniest objection : PEEP
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Colloquial patriarch : POPPA
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Wastes : OFFS
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Wee hour : ONEAM
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"Don't take my criticism seriously" : IKID
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Redistribution of wealth? : LOAN
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"Vissi d'arte" singer : TOSCA
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Blue ___ : NILE
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Writer who coined the word "nerd" : DRSEUSS
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Tap, as for luck : KNOCKON
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Red giant : CSTAR
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Specialty of Edmond Hoyle : WHIST
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Cuts to pieces : HACKSUP
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Quickly approach : SPEEDTO
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"Mountain Music" band : ALABAMA
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Corral : FENCEIN
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Annually : PERYEAR
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Horror movie sights : CASKETS
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Irish whiskey brand : JAMESON
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Title of hits for Neil Diamond, Celine Dion and the Electric Light Orchestra : IMALIVE
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Distinctive Cadillac features : GRILLES
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Outstanding : SALIENT
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Jingle producers : ADMEN
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Golfer Michelle : WIE
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Little guy : SON
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Airer of "Dr. Kildare" and "Mr. Novak" : NBC
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Bit of finan. planning : IRA
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Tannhäuser, for one : TENOR
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Mend : PATCHUP
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Sign at a store with a hard-to-find item : ITSHERE
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Going through the motions? : CHARADE
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Nervous : KEYEDUP
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They're often skipped on recordings : TVSPOTS
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T-shaped robes : KIMONOS
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Futuristic means of locomotion : JETPACK
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Local, in a news story : AREAMAN
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Vocal skill, informally : PIPES
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London gent : OLDCHAP
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Available : FORSALE
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Stereotypical purchase of a guy in midlife crisis : FASTCAR
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Just make the cut : SNEAKBY
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Under control : INCHECK
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"Don't Go Breaking My Heart" singer, 1976 : KIKIDEE
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What happened "at the Movies" in a 1965 Pauline Kael title : ILOSTIT
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Dr. ___ : DENTONS
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___ Majoris : URSAE
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Voice actor Gary : OWENS
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Actress Thurman : UMA
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Shooter's target : PAR
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Platoon V.I.P. : SFC
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Shooter's item : PEA

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

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