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New York Times, Friday, August 3, 2012

Author:
Jeff Chen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jeff Chen

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 27 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Chen. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0803 ( 22,914 )

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Students & seniors
Across
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Tomfoolery : HIGHJINKS
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Xerox rival : RICOH
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Real soon : INAMOMENT
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One who comes from Qom : IRANI
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Pick, of sorts : APPOINTEE
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Guilty gang : PERPS
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Mardi Gras, for one: Abbr. : TUE
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Observant individual : NOTER
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These, to a Tico : ESTAS
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Jazz setting : UTAH
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Yarn : TELLASTORY
26
Cool red giant : SSTAR
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Adherent of the clockwork universe theory : DEIST
29
Schlemiel : OAF
30
Out of practice?: Abbr. : RET
32
Letters after Sen. Charles Schumer's name : DNY
33
Quote lead-in? : ANDI
34
What a horse kicks with : HINDLEG
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Prepares : GETSSET
40
Anita of song : ODAY
41
Super ___ : PAC
43
Little jerk : TIC
44
Lid for a laddie : TAM
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Zest providers : LIMES
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"Check," in cards : NOBET
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Common images on stamps : PRESIDENTS
54
See 58-Across : TIRE
55
Moral creator : AESOP
56
Canal-clearing tube : STENT
58
With 54-Across, something worn on a road trip : CAR
59
Antelope with lyre-shaped horns : NYALA
60
Be able to sue, say : HAVEACASE
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Doesn't keep off the grass? : TOKES
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Introductory offers : OVERTURES
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Material named for a country : SUEDE
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Special elevator? : WONDERBRA
Down
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Break : HIATUS
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Places for jacks : INPUTS
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Eye with awe : GAPEAT
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Cigna offering : HMO
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Couple : JOIN
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Reply of denial : IMNOT
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Brought home : NETTED
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Prepared to give a ring, say : KNEELED
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Like much flatware : STERLING
10
At maximal maturity : RIPEST
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"___ perplexed with a thousand cares": Shak. : IREST
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They often include balloons : CARTOONS
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Being displayed conspicuously : ONPARADE
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Diva's conspicuous display : HISSYFIT
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Rugged : HARDY
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Hitherto : ASYET
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Kind of denom. : REL
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Halfhearted : TEPID
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Accouterment for Fred of "Scooby-Doo" : ASCOT
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Barely-there bottoms : HOTPANTS
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Simple challenge : IDAREYOU
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Junior, e.g. : NAMESAKE
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One may follow the news : GAMESHOW
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It might take the cake : TIN
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Cuban coin : CENTAVO
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Digestive enzyme : LIPASE
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Obama energy secretary Chu : STEVEN
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Leavening agent, briefly : BICARB
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Rubber : ERASER
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Mother ___ : TERESA
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Rubber-___ : SOLED
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A real dummy : SNERD
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Site of many London hangings : TATE
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No-goodnik : CUR

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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