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New York Times, Friday, August 1, 2014

12-Down : It means "sulfur island" in Japanese

Author:
Ashton Anderson and James Mulhern
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 33 Missing: {QVZ} This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Anderson. This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Mulhern. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
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Jim Horne notes:

Here's the famous Van Gogh at 42 Across from Musée d'Orsay.

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© 2014, The New York Times8/1/14 ( No. 23,642 )
Across
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Very harsh : ACIDIC
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Cash flow statement? : CHACHING
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Ultra 93 vendor : SUNOCO
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Winner of the inaugural Václav Havel Prize for Creative Dissent (2012) : AIWEIWEI
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Two-dimensional : PLANAR
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The Hub : BEANTOWN
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Meander : WEND
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"I say" sayer : BRIT
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Ferrari rival, informally : JAG
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Wildly cheering : AROAR
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Real joker : RIOT
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First talking pet in American comics : TIGE
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Steel-eyed one? : CARNEGIE
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Horse whisperer, e.g. : TAMER
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Moves uncertainly : TODDLES
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Boorish member of King Arthur's Round Table : SIRKAY
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Like dungeons, typically : DANK
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Footprint, maybe : CLUE
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Tough to figure out : KNOTTY
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Paraphrase : RESTATE
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Coin with a hole in it : KRONE
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First substitute on a basketball bench : SIXTHMAN
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Van Gogh's "L'Église d'Auvers-sur-___" : OISE
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Chop-chop : ASAP
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Willy Wonka Candy Company candy : NERDS
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Flint-to-Kalamazoo dir. : WSW
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"The X-Files" program, for short : SETI
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Soft spot : SOFA
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Modern storage space : THECLOUD
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Flush : LOADED
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How Columbo often worked : ONAHUNCH
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Queued up : INLINE
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Be at the end of one's rope? : WATERSKI
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Principal part : MELODY
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Ancient symbol of royalty : ASP
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French bottom : CUL
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Very succinctly : INAWORD
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"No problem, I'm on it!" : DONEANDDONE
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"Been there" : ICANRELATE
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One of a vocal pair : CORD
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Hack : CABBIE
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Sacred: Prefix : HIERO
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Anticipate : AWAIT
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50 ___ : CENT
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Google unit : HIT
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It means "sulfur island" in Japanese : IWOJIMA
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Into crystals and energy fields, say : NEWAGEY
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Redhead : GINGER
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Be part of the picture : ACT
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Indian novelist Raja ___ : RAO
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Kind of business : RISKY
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Be a patsy : TAKETHEFALL
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Hat-tipping sort : GENT
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Catchphrase for the paranoid : TRUSTNOONE
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Faux money : SCRIP
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Holly : ILEX
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Deity with more than 16,000 wives : KRISHNA
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"Easy-peasy" : NOSWEAT
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Rush home? : AMRADIO
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Soupçon : TAD
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Nation's exterior? : ENS
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Submit : KOWTOW
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Greeted someone : SAIDHI
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Time immemorial : AEONS
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Fast : STUCK
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"Dirtbag," e.g. : SLUR
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Remote : SLIM
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Revolutionary name : CHE
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Kill : END
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"The Partridge Family" actress : DEY

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later.

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