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New York Times, Monday, August 20, 2012

Author:
Robert Cirillo
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Robert Cirillo

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJX} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Cirillo. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0820 ( 22,931 )

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Students & seniors
Across
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City square : PLAZA
6
Thing on a cowboy's boot : SPUR
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Arrow-shooting Greek god : EROS
14
Overhauled : REDID
15
Man, in Roma : UOMO
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"See for yourself!" : LOOK
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Almost round : OVATE
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___ platter (order at a Polynesian restaurant) : PUPU
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Word before Susan or Sunday : LAZY
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Help for newbies : BEGINNERSGUIDE
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Prior to, in verse : ERE
24
Swiss river to the Rhine : AAR
25
Med. care options : HMOS
26
There's no such thing as this, according to a saying : DUMBQUESTION
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Evening event : SOIREE
34
Kiev's land: Abbr. : UKR
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1964 Pontiac debut : GTO
36
___ tube : INNER
37
Sandra of "Gidget" : DEE
38
Craft with a paddle : CANOE
40
Columbo and others: Abbr. : LTS
41
"Ta-ta" : BYE
42
Graduation cap attachment : TASSEL
43
Really strong : TOUGHASNAILS
47
Sound heard before an MGM film : ROAR
48
Weekend NBC staple, for short : SNL
49
Be a thespian : ACT
52
First woman to sit in the British House of Commons : LADYNANCYASTOR
56
Six-sided solid : CUBE
57
Home of Lima and Toledo : OHIO
58
Not straight, as a street : CURVY
59
The Bruins of the N.C.A.A. : UCLA
60
The Who's "___ Get Fooled Again" : WONT
61
Parisian girlfriends : AMIES
62
Barely made, with "out" : EKED
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Caustic alkalis : LYES
64
"I came, I saw, I conquered," e.g. : BOAST
Down
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Government investigation : PROBE
2
Prying bar, e.g. : LEVER
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"Honesty is the best policy," e.g. : ADAGE
4
Large-tubed pasta : ZITI
5
Former German chancellor Konrad : ADENAUER
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A-one : SUPERB
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Rain cats and dogs : POUR
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Officials on a diamond : UMPS
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Not as gentle : ROUGHER
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Broadway's "Billy ___" : ELLIOT
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Stop, Yield or No U Turn : ROADSIGNS
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Move like molasses : OOZE
13
Wild blue yonder : SKY
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Identify : NAME
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Verbal hesitations : UMS
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Rap's Dr. ___ : DRE
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Elizabeth I or II : QUEEN
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Hawaiian instrument, for short : UKE
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Oklahoma tribe : OTOE
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Christmas song : NOEL
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River deposit : SILT
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Latch ___ : ONTO
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Like a car or home, to State Farm : INSURABLE
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Prefix with functional : DYS
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Arrange for transport to the airport, perhaps : CALLACAB
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Donkey : ASS
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Nocturnal rodent hunter on a farm : BARNOWL
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Wee : TINY
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Stop working, as a car battery : GODEAD
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Farm bale : HAY
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Broad ties : ASCOTS
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Heart chambers : ATRIA
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Quiet places along a shore : COVES
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Meeting for Romeo and Juliet : TRYST
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Word that can follow the starts of 20-, 26-, 43- and 52-Across : LUCK
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Chips ___! : AHOY
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Number of "lives" a cat has : NINE
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Kind of wrestling : SUMO
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Pool ball striker : CUE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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