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New York Times, Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Author:
Kenneth Leeser
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJQWX} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Leeser. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0911 ( 22,953 )
Across
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Admin. aide : ASST
5
Spook : SCARE
10
Wise guys? : MAGI
14
Off one's rocker : LOCO
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Does some computer programming : CODES
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Midmonth day : IDES
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Red-skinned food : EDAM
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Island dances : HULAS
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Reference : CITE
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Articles in Dracula's wardrobe : CAPES
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Actress Hayworth : RITA
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Raise, as young : REAR
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Lebanese water passage? : BEIRUTBAYROUTE
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Veer back in the other direction : ZAG
28
Start of a long-distance call : ONE
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Nord's opposite : SUD
30
Ike's command in W.W. II : ETO
31
Fawning females : DOES
34
Book after Daniel : HOSEA
38
Sudanese junkyard? : KHARTOUMCARTOMB
42
Perfume compound : ESTER
43
Officer on the bridge with Spock and Uhura : SULU
44
Penpoint : NIB
45
Family member, informally : SIS
47
Magazine staff, for short : EDS
49
Mississippi-to-Michigan dir. : NNE
50
Big shoe specification in Libya? : TRIPOLITRIPLEE
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U2 frontman : BONO
57
Buck tail? : AROO
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Alternative to Travelers : AETNA
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Kitchen fixture : OVEN
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Poetry : VERSE
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Trader ___ : VICS
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Unlikely prom king : NERD
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Greenland native : INUIT
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Book before Daniel: Abbr. : EZEK
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Ballpark figs. : ESTS
68
Perfume : CENSE
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Minus : LESS
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Writer Waugh : ALEC
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Soothing soaks : SODABATHS
3
One getting the blame : SCAPEGOAT
4
"My Cousin Vinny" co-star : TOMEI
5
Where to study chem. or hist. : SCH
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Mannerly : COURTEOUS
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Extemporize : ADLIB
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Rope, for Ricardo : REATA
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Op-ed pieces : ESSAYS
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Pinhead-size spy photo : MICRODOT
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Word on taking one's leave : ADIEU
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Imply : GETAT
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Val d'___ (Alpine skiing destination) : ISERE
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Fleabag hotel, for short : SRO
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Helpful computer command : UNDO
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European coal center : RUHR
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Farmworker who became the Cowardly Lion in Dorothy's dream : ZEKE
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Ostrich's cousin : EMU
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Medical hardening : SCLEROSIS
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Write Shakespearean poetry : SONNETIZE
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Popes and the like : EMINENCES
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Head of a French monastery : ABBE
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Answers : RESPONDS
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Charlie's Angels, e.g. : TRIO
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Quattro manufacturer : AUDI
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From Serbia or Croatia : SLAVIC
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Elite retreat : SPA
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Hearty steak : TBONE
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Gallivants : ROVES
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Unable to move : INERT
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Memorable 2011 hurricane : IRENE
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Springsteen's "Born ___" : TORUN
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Tier : LEVEL
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Questions : ASKS
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French 101 word with two accents : ETE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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