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New York Times, Monday, August 13, 2012

Exploring the bounds of propriety, as humor

Author:
Gareth Bain
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Gareth Bain

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Bain.
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© 2012, The New York Times8/13/12 ( No. 22,924 )
Across
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"Shoo, kitty!" : SCAT
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Minus item on a balance sheet : DEBIT
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"Man, that was close!" : PHEW
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One's equal : PEER
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Harden (to) : INURE
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Jewish wedding dance : HORA
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Et ___ (and others) : ALII
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Luxury craft crossing the Atlantic, say : OCEANLINER
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Hog's food : SLOP
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___ sequitur : NON
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Give the most votes : ELECT
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Paris cabaret : MOULINROUGE
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Hog's home : STY
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Weapon for fencing : EPEE
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Shekel : Israel :: ___ : Mexico : PESO
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Letter before iota : THETA
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___ Mustard (Clue character): Abbr. : COL
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Not naughty : NICE
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Good grounding : SOLIDFOUNDATION
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Building block of molecules : ATOM
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Gibbon, for one : APE
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Heavy zoo critter : RHINO
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Lack of hardships : EASE
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Employee's pay : WAGE
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Recipe amt. : TSP
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Spooned-out Nestlé product : COCOAPOWDER
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Many a South Seas island : ATOLL
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By way of : VIA
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Slangy greeting : HIYA
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What this crossword is, in a way? : MAKEUPTEST
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"Step ___!" ("Hurry up!") : ONIT
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Having settled the score : EVEN
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Planet invaded in "The War of the Worlds" : EARTH
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Given for a time : LENT
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Cincinnati team : REDS
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Full of nerve : GUTSY
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Exploring the bounds of propriety, as humor : EDGY
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Involuntary twitch : SPASM
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Instrument played with a bow : CELLO
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Vowel run : AEIOU
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Rhythm for a minuet or waltz : TRIPLETIME
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"Walk On By" singer Warwick : DIONNE
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"Again! Again!" : ENCORE
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Good, in Granada : BUENO
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Levin or Gershwin : IRA
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"Perfect" number : TEN
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Punxsutawney ___ (annual spring forecaster) : PHIL
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Sharpens : HONES
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Posture-perfect : ERECT
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Like a witch's nose : WARTY
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Cask dregs : LEES
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Portable Apple device : IPAD
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"___ my honor!" : UPON
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Desex, as a stallion : GELD
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Considered from all sides : ONTHEWHOLE
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Org. conducting airport searches : TSA
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On a streak : HOT
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"Livin' Thing" rock grp. : ELO
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Pool stick : CUE
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"East" on a grandfather clock : III
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Jailbird : CON
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Rock producer Brian : ENO
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Burkina ___ (African land) : FASO
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Oil cartel : OPEC
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Jason's ship : ARGO
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Rights grp. : ACLU
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What belts wrap around : WAISTS
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Lack of interest : APATHY
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Circus employee with a whip : TAMER
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Barrel support : STAVE
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Prodded with a finger : POKED
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In broad daylight : OVERT
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Enjoyed a banquet : DINED
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Looking at : EYING
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Run-down : RATTY
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Periscope part : LENS
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Item to hang your hat on : PEG
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Greek cross : TAU

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle.

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