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New York Times, Thursday, August 2, 2012

Author:
Xan Vongsathorn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Xan Vongsathorn
Duck Duck Goose

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FJQZ} This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Vongsathorn. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jim Horne notes:

Duck Duck Goose is a children's game.

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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0802 ( 22,913 )
Across
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Vulnerable one : SITTINGDUCK
9
"That's your offer?!" : NODEAL
15
Start of a small sundae : ONESCOOP
16
Armpit : AXILLA
17
Racing legend who voices a character in "Cars" : ANDRETTI
18
Take turns skiing? : SLALOM
19
Bean and Combs : SEANS
21
Memorable 2011 hurricane : IRENE
22
Makes like Chuck Berry : DUCKWALKS
26
Dish often served with hoisin sauce : PEKINGDUCK
28
First name on the Supreme Court : SONIA
29
Exchange units : SHARES
31
Kickoff : ONSET
32
Get to work? : HIRE
33
Like a plane, for short : TWOD
37
Something you might pick in Hawaii : UKE
38
Self-gratifying episode : EGOTRIP
41
Response that's often doubled : AYE
42
___ Alto : PALO
44
Camera setting : AUTO
45
Doodlebug, e.g. : LARVA
47
More than shout : BELLOW
49
Open-___ : ENDED
50
Platypus-like, in a way : DUCKBILLED
53
Disney character with long eyelashes : DAISYDUCK
54
"Catch Me If You Can" airline : PANAM
55
"That'll do me" : IMSET
58
Presented an address : ORATED
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Precisely : ONTHEDOT
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Revolution brings it : NEWERA
66
Sarcastic reply to the obvious : NOREALLY
67
Somewhat formal : DRESSY
68
Relatives of currants : GOOSEBERRIES
Down
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"___ wise guy, eh?" : SOA
2
What a keeper keeps : INN
3
Annual conference with the slogan "Ideas worth spreading" : TED
4
Original Dungeons & Dragons co. : TSR
5
Go in circles, in a way? : ICESKATE
6
Classroom writing : NOTES
7
#1 Ray Charles R&B hit "I've ___ Woman" : GOTA
8
Something short found in an alley : DUCKPIN
9
"Illmatic" and "Stillmatic" rapper : NAS
10
Strong, say : OXLIKE
11
Anne Frank, e.g. : DIARIST
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Actress Page of "Juno" : ELLEN
13
Together (with) : ALONG
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Kind of session : LAMEDUCK
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Word with house or song : SPARROW
22
A cinch : DUCKSOUP
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Candy man played by Depp : WONKA
24
Photographer Adams : ANSEL
25
Piece of fiction : LIE
27
"... ___ saw Elba" : EREI
29
Question of self-doubt : SHOULDI
30
Give ground-ball practice, maybe : HITTO
34
Hospital divisions : WARDS
35
"Oh brother!" : OYVEY
36
Toast, with "a" : DEADDUCK
39
Air force? : GALE
40
Non-deluxe sofa covering : PLEATHER
43
Monastery residents who have not taken monastic vows : OBLATES
46
Young Skywalker, informally : ANI
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Glue with a bovine logo : ELMERS
50
Centerpiece of many a park : DUCKPOND
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Not so well stocked : BARER
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More than impressed : INAWE
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Raison ___ : DETRE
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Animal in a Kipling story : MONGOOSE
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One who's always looking down : SNOB
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One revolution : DAY
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Organ that's sensitive to vibrations : EAR
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Half of MCII : DLI
63
Soccer stadium cry : OLE
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Cobb and Treadway : TYS

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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