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New York Times, Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Author:
David Steinberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Steinberg

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Steinberg. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jim Horne notes:

The shaded HIDDEN TEXT is a list of abbreviations commonly used in text messages. They stand for On The Other Hand, In My Humble Opinion, Rolling On the Floor Laughing, and Talk To Ya Later.

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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 0816 ( 22,561 )
Across
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Cut down, as a photo : CROP
5
Big Apple? : IMAC
9
Like many bathroom floors : TILED
14
Poland's Walesa : LECH
15
It gets hammered : NAIL
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Rub out : ERASE
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Brainstorm : IDEA
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Be rewarded for a pious life, as the devout believe : GOTOHEAVEN
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Abyss : CHASM
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Shipping container : CRATE
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Stereotypical sitcom greeting : HONEYIMHOME
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Hypotheticals : IFS
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U.F.O. crew : ETS
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Roman "I" : EGO
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Satellite-based car option : XMRADIO
33
Former Japanese capital : KYOTO
35
"The Flintstones" pet : DINO
36
Castle on the Thames : TOWEROFLONDON
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Doll call : MAMA
42
Spanish finger food : TAPAS
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A girl was from there in a 1964 hit song : IPANEMA
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His big day is in June : DAD
48
Rx watchdog : FDA
51
Finger count : TEN
52
Pet store purchase : KITTYLITTER
55
Big, big, big : OBESE
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Aired again : RERAN
57
Invisible writing on a computer screen ... or a component of 18-, 23-, 36- and 52-Across? : HIDDENTEXT
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All's counterpart : NONE
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"Doe, ___ ..." : ADEER
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Les États-___ : UNIS
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Puts on : DONS
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Chinese restaurant request : NOMSG
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Force unit : DYNE
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Apt rhyme of "aahs" : SPAS
Down
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Overused expression : CLICHE
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In very high demand : REDHOT
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"___ Eleven" : OCEANS
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Developmental period : PHASE
5
Suffix with seem or teem : ING
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Chinese chairman : MAO
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Gee follower : AITCH
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Laundry brand : CLOROX
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Be on the brink of toppling : TEETER
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"Dies ___" : IRAE
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Restroom, informally : LAV
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WNW's opposite : ESE
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Room for trophies, maybe : DEN
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Soccer great Mia : HAMM
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"Balderdash!" : MYEYE
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Inventor Sikorsky : IGOR
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Mr. ___, Japanese sleuth : MOTO
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Peculiar: Prefix : IDIO
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Neighbor of a Swede : FINN
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___ Canals : SOO
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Tacks on : ADDS
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Skater Michelle : KWAN
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Frequently, to a bard : OFT
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Mending aid : TAPE
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Muscat's land : OMAN
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Disney dog : LADY
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Memorable 1995 hurricane with a gem of a name? : OPAL
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Low point : NADIR
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Cambridge univ. : MIT
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Anita of "La Dolce Vita" : EKBERG
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Appearance : MIEN
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Available for breeding : ATSTUD
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Farcical 1960s sitcom with the Indian character Roaring Chicken : FTROOP
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Troi on "Star Trek: T.N.G." : DEANNA
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"Gunsmoke" star James : ARNESS
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Minuscule : TEENY
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Minds, as a fire : TENDS
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Laudatory poems : ODES
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Solo of "Star Wars" : HAN
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Vow at an altar : IDO
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Those people, in Brooklyn : DEM
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Mark, as a ballot : XIN
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Syllable after 6-Down : TSE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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