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PUT A LID IN IT

New York Times, Sunday, August 26, 2012

Author:
Amanda Yesnowitz and Doug Peterson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 77 Missing: {JQ} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Yesnowitz. This is puzzle # 25 for Mr. Peterson. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0826 ( 22,937 )
Across
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Common exclamation after "Well" : ILLBE
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Some G.I.'s : PFCS
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Like the Beatles : FAB
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Norah Jones or Cher : ALTO
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Land in South America : TIERRA
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Big employer in Moline, Ill. : DEERE
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Bitterness : ACRIMONY
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It's salty : SEAAIR
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Storied C.S.A. commander : RELEE
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Onetime Ethiopia colonizers : ITALIANS
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Banned book of 1928 : LADYCHATTERLEYSLOVER
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"___ Baby" (song from "Hair") : ABIE
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Group that's got your no.? : SSA
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Hawaiian priest : KAHUNA
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Gender abbr. : FEM
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Leans : TENDS
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Bad way to run : AMOK
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It's madness : IRE
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Put up with : ABIDE
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Mag. wheels : EDS
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Source material for Broadway's "Seussical" : HORTONHATCHESTHEEGG
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"___ dreaming?" : AMI
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Oscar-winning role for Cotillard : PIAF
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"Anne of Green Gables" town : AVONLEA
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End of the line? : ETC
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Paradoxical one : ZENO
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Seaman's swig : GROG
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Like some communities : GATED
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Time's 1930 Man of the Year : MAHATMAGANDHI
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Slap-happy sort? : MOE
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Razor handle? : ATRA
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Japanese model : ALTIMA
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Bad service result? : LET
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Away's partner : FAR
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Kind of heart valve : MITRAL
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English author Elinor : GLYN
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Word that keeps the same meaning if you move its first letter to the end : AYE
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1955 Grant/Kelly thriller : TOCATCHATHIEF
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References : CITES
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Western climax : DUEL
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Spike : LACE
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Smokey the Bear spot, e.g., in brief : PSA
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With repercussions : ATACOST
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Sorority letters : PSIS
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Like one saying "Who, little old me?" : COY
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World's first certified gold record, 1942 : CHATTANOOGACHOOCHOO
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A couple of : TWO
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Adobe shade : OCHRE
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Reactor safety org. : NRC
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Judge's issuance : STAY
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Bolt from Jamaica : USAIN
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Kid's repeated rejoinder : WHY
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Ecologists' study : BIOMES
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Kanga's offspring : ROO
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Fort Sill's home: Abbr. : OKLA
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Source of the line "They say miracles are past" : ALLSWELLTHATENDSWELL
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"Sing a Song of Watergate" comic : MORTSAHL
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Former General Motors vehicles : SAABS
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Toddler's wear : ONESIE
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Where to park a parka? : COATTREE
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Others: Sp. : OTROS
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No-goodnik : ROTTER
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Planted : SOWN
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Announcer Hall : EDD
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Former Mercury : LYNX
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Up : BOOST
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"I really should be going" : ITSLATE
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Lazybones, maybe : LIEABED
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Preambles : LEADINS
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Sounded like an ass : BRAYED
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"South Park" boy : ERIC
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Look through some blinds, say : PEER
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Take an ax to : FELL
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Place to find a crawdad : CREEK
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"Bye" : SEEYA
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Bomb : FAILURE
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Behave : ACTONESAGE
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Shout to a diva : BRAVA
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"The Kite Runner" protagonist : AMIR
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Mauna ___ : LOA
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Spike, once : TNN
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Verbal groans : OYS
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Nirvana achievers : ARHATS
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Cooked (up) : DREAMT
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Any of the French Antilles : ILE
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Russian royal : TSARINA
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___ Tzu (dog) : SHIH
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Class action? : FIELDTRIP
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Nose out : EDGE
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The "M" of MB : MEGA
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It may be said with the wave of a hand : SHAZAM
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Alley ___ : OOP
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One of the Canterbury pilgrims : KNIGHT
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"Cat on ___ Tin Roof" : AHOT
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Not worthy of : BENEATH
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Swiss watch brand : OMEGA
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1962 John Wayne film : HATARI
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Main $$$ overseer : CFO
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F.D.R. program : TVA
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Some online reading : EMAG
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Starbucks size : TALL
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Talking doll that debuted in 1960 : CHATTYCATHY
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"___ You" (1955 Platters hit) : ONLY
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Org. for vehicle financing, once : GMAC
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It's relatively easy to find a parking spot for : MINICAR
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Title : DEED
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Spoken : ORAL
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Charlotte and others : RAES
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___ Romeo : ALFA
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Leaves : FOLIOS
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"Solid Gold" host Marilyn : MCCOO
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Mock response to a friend who pulls a practical joke : IHATEYOU
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Blown away : ASTONISHED
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Radio host John : TESH
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Speedy subatomic particle : TACHYON
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Voice quality : TONE
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Paul Anka's "___ Beso" : ESO
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Series of bars, for short : UPC
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"Don't have ___, man!" : ACOW
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Hut cover : THATCH
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Lush : SOT
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Warned someone off, in a way : GROWLED
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This above all? : ACME
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Loving feeling? : CARESS
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Starts liking : TAKESTO
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Acute uneasiness, with "the" : WILLIES
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Watchful : ONALERT
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Johannesburg area : SOWETO
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Be on high? : BLARE
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La estrella mas brillante : ELSOL
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Bluish-gray : SLATY
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What the nose knows : ODOR
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Start of a memo heading : ATTN
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D-Day transport: Abbr. : LST
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Mountain lake : TARN
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Storage item ... or one of six in this puzzle? : HATBOX
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Uppity sort : SNOB
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Mike holders : MCS
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Hugs, in a love letter : OOO
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Unedited : RAW

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 8 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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