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New York Times, Thursday, August 18, 2011

Author:
Kevan Choset
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Kevan Choset

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 83, Blocks: 36 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 22 for Mr. Choset. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 0818 ( 22,563 )
Across
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Traditional keikogi accessory : OBI
4
Apple types : IMACS
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Manic : CRAZED
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One regulated by the F.E.C. : PAC
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It's enough to take you for a ride : CABFARE
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"Sleepers" co-star, 1996 : DENIRO
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Literary source of "Bless us and splash us, my precioussss!" : THEHOBBIT
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With force and much noise : SLAMBANG
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Memorable ship : MAINE
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Literary inits. : EAP
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City on the Rhône : ARLES
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Peeling potatoes, perhaps : ONKP
27
Env. contents : LTR
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Nature worshiper, of a sort : ANIMIST
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Onetime NASA booster : AGENA
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Pill bug, for one : ISOPOD
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Stop: Abbr. : STA
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Anticipate : FORESEE
38
Call, in a way : REF
39
Part of an Asian capital's name : BATOR
40
Often-cited distance between things ... or what's hidden in this puzzle : SIXDEGREES
43
Collections : SETS
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Geom. figure : CIR
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Epithet for the mouse in Burns's "To a Mouse" : BEASTIE
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Nav. leader : CMDR
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State of Grace : MONACO
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Judo move : THROW
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Apparel : RAIMENT
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Jim Beam product : RYE
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River of York : OUSE
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China ___ : ASTER
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Lacto-___-vegetarian : OVO
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Creature in Dr. Seuss's "If I Ran the Zoo" : NERD
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From where : WHENCE
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Writer featured in the memoir "Dream Catcher" : JDSALINGER
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Reduced : LESSER
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Narnia hero : ASLAN
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Center start? : EPI
74
Cool red giants : SSTARS
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Himalayan legends : YETIS
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Many an old T-shirt, now : RAG
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Reject, with "out of" : OPT
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"Pshaw!" : BAH
3
Source of some cubes : ICEMAKER
4
Folder, sometimes : ICON
5
With 52-Down, English-born cabaret singer : MABEL
6
Hit Brit sitcom : ABFAB
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Announcers : CRIERS
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___ record : SETA
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Modern records : CDS
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Fixed, as tiles : RELAID
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___ and a leg : ANARM
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Notable violinist : ZIMBALIST
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1990s Mexican president Zedillo : ERNESTO
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Its rising signaled the flooding of the Nile in ancient Egypt : DOGSTAR
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Cool factor : HIPNESS
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News deliverer : PAPERBOY
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Ox : OAF
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Vietnam's ___ Dinh Diem : NGO
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Connected with : TIEDINTO
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Free : NOFEE
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"___ was saying ..." : ASI
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Assn. : ORG
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Parolee, e.g. : EXCON
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Tuba : BASSHORN
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Period of years : ERA
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Take in : EAT
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Writes poorly : SCRAWLS
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— — — : EMDASHES
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Most overused : TRITEST
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Weary walker : TRUDGER
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Aegean island near Naxos : IOS
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Farm milk provider : EWE
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See 5-Down : MERCER
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Game stick : CROSSE
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Noted test provider : MENSA
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Zhou ___ : ENLAI
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August 15, 1945 : VJDAY
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One from Germany : EINS
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Some TV drama sites, for short : ERS
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PC key : ALT
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Green grp. : EPA
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Fix : RIG

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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