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New York Times, Friday, August 31, 2012

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 64, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQXZ} Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzlemakers This is puzzle # 167 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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Across
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Actress Rachel of "The Notebook" : MCADAMS
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Newsman who famously defined news as "something somebody doesn't want printed" : HEARST
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___ Avenue (Monopoly property landed on the most) : ILLINOIS
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Ascribe : IMPUTE
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Big mess : RATSNEST
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Attractive feature : TURNON
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Makes copies of, maybe : TRACES
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Responsibility : ONUS
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Building material for Great Plains settlers : SOD
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Decorated one : HERO
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Cut short : CROP
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1980s "Meet the Press" host Marvin : KALB
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Attends to as one might a captured soldier : UNARMS
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Hit group? : MAFIA
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Something you'd rather not discuss : PRIVATEMATTER
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They're written for two-part harmony : PEACETREATIES
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Amateur geologist's purchase : GEIGERCOUNTER
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Lawn care item : EDGER
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Course of sewers, for short : HOMEEC
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Retro candy containers : TINS
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Drinks bourbon neat, maybe : SIPS
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Ecuador is a member of it : OPEC
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Fifth word of the lyrics to "American Pie" : AGO
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Mass event : RITE
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Land of ___ (destination in "The Pilgrim's Progress") : BEULAH
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Play maker? : WRITER
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Heat in one's car : ROADRAGE
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Oxygen-dependent organism : AEROBE
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They get canned : SARDINES
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He's inclined to agree : YESMAN
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Pot holder? : TEACART
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Amusement : MIRTH
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Saint ___ of Assisi, co-founder of the Order of Poor Ladies : CLARE
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Missal stand's place : ALTAR
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Puts off : DISCOURAGES
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Last monarch of the House of Stuart : ANNE
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Hangout for Homer : MOES
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Family nickname : SIS
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Ask for a donation : HITUP
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Winged runners : EMUS
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Mo. when the Civil War began : APR
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Tries to catch : RUNSAFTER
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Crime reporters? : STOOLIES
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Take orders, possibly : TENDBAR
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"Star Wars" extras : STORMTROOPERS
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Small biters : NOSEEUMS
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Dickensian surname : CRATCHIT
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Only person to guest-host "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" : KATIECOURIC
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More upscale : NICER
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State : AVER
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Like some photo paper : MATTE
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Gowns that are rarely worn out : PEIGNOIRS
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A zebra has a short one : MANE
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Livestock auction info : PEDIGREE
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Vacation spot : GETAWAY
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Fabulous singer : SIREN
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Original scheme : PLANA
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Breathless, say : EAGER
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One beaten by an ape : CHEST
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"___ #1's" (2005 country music album) : REBA
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Exposed to the elements : BARE
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13th-century composition : EDDA
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Certain cat : TOM
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Small part of a meal : OAT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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