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A GIANT CROSSWORD

New York Times, Sunday, September 16, 2012

Author:
David Steinberg and Barry Haldiman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 142, Blocks: 76 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Steinberg. This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Haldiman. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0916 ( 22,958 )
Across
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Hip bones : ILIA
5
Safecracker : YEGG
9
Zip : PEP
12
When things aren't going right : OFFDAY
18
Terrific, in slang : BOSS
19
Jai ___ : ALAI
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Web app platform : JAVA
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Title heroine of a Gustave Charpentier opera : LOUISE
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Doctrines : ISMS
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Domino's most important part? : PIZZAOVEN
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Highest taxonomic rank : DOMAIN
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Successors' spots : STEADS
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Host : EMCEE
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P.M. part : AFT
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Speak raucously : BLAT
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Game played with a rope : CLUE
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Monk's wear : FROCK
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French possessive : AMOI
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Director Wertmüller : LINA
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Grandpa Munster portrayer : ALLEWIS
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Coastal indentations : RIAS
40
City on the Somme : AMIENS
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Rudely interrupts : BUTTSIN
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Wish one ___ (rue) : HADNT
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It may be cured : MEAT
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Suffix with peck or puck : ISH
46
Certain elective surgery, for short : LIPO
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___ es Salaam : DAR
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Vest opening : ARMHOLE
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Like strongmen : BEEFY
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Careful wording, maybe : TACT
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The White House's ___ Room : EAST
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Suit : BEFIT
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Obsolescent belt attachment : BEEPER
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Nautical pronoun : HER
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Cousin ___ : ITT
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Actor Eric of "Troy" : BANA
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Beam over : TELEPORT
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"Help wanted" inits. : EEO
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2000 Ricky Martin hit : SHEBANGS
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One small step : ATOB
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It's separated from N.B. by the Northumberland Strait : PEI
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Barrister's deg. : LLB
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One letting off steam : KETTLE
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Half a Yale cheer : BOOLA
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"Of course, Señor!" : SISI
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Kind of sch. : ELEM
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Two long parts of the body : ULNAS
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Experience : UNDERGO
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Mauna ___ : LOA
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Skin soother : ALOE
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Day-___ : GLO
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___ v. Ashcroft (2004 privacy case) : ACLU
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Coming up : ONTAP
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Opens, in a way : UNROLLS
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Sign with an arrow : DETOUR
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Bygone ruler : TSAR
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First bishop of Paris : STDENIS
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Olympic gold-medal gymnast Conner : BART
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Coins that disappeared during the French Revolution : ECUS
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Onetime billionaire investor Laurence : TISCH
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Certain ones, in Brooklyn : DESE
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"Rule Britannia" composer : ARNE
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Write : PEN
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___ Lumpur, Malaysia : KUALA
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"That is so funny - not!" : HARHAR
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Appear as such : SEEMSO
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Eastern Conference N.B.A. city : CHARLOTTE
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"I ___ confused" : AMSO
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Androgynous "S.N.L." skit turned into a 1994 movie : ITSPAT
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Escapade : LARK
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Ersatz : SHAM
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New Mexico county or its seat : TAOS
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Gambling games : LOTTOS
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Addition, of a sort : ELL
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Dickens's Uriah : HEEP
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Feminine suffix : ENNE
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Blitzkrieg, e.g. : ASSAULT
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Goes on and on : YAPS
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Biblical name meaning "high" : ELI
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Ones with telescopes : GAZERS
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Thingamajig : GIZMO
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Smooth, in a way : PAVE
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Saint Agnes' ___ (January 20) : EVE
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Worldport airline : PANAM
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Vet : OLDTIMER
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Rock's ___ Fighters : FOO
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Make a mistake : FUMBLETHEBALL
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Try to reach headquarters, say : DIALIN
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More than 50% of humanity : ASIANS
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Busybody : YENTA
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1972 Eastwood western : JOEKIDD
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African port of 2.2 million : ACCRA
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Couple of buddies? : DEES
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Exhibit apoplexy : FOAMATTHEMOUTH
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Oil, for one : FINITERESOURCE
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Per aspera ad ___ : ASTRA
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Actor Wheaton of "Stand by Me" : WIL
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Septic tank worker? : ANAEROBE
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One foot in a line : IAMB
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Kind of overalls : BIB
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Ad ___ : HOC
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Sequel : PARTII
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See 3-Down : OFANENGLISHMAN
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Suffix with duck : LING
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Airport data : ETAS
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Not much of a try : FEEBLEATTEMPT
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"You betcha!" : YEP
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Football pride of Detroit : THELIONS
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Half of an old film duo : SISKEL
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Daddy-o : POP
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California's ___ River : EEL
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New Year abroad : TET
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Forbidden perfume? : TABU
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___ Dorney, locale of 2012 Olympic rowing : ETON
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A/C meas. : BTU
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With the bow, musically : ARCO
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Casino draws : SLOTS
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Common place for something to drop : LAP
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Versatile kind of tire : ALLSEASON
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Response to a sinking feeling? : SOS
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Arts and crafts supplies : GLUEPOTS
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Istanbul's ___ Airport : ATATURK
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Wrap up : END
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Sans-serif typeface : ARIAL
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The scarlet letter : REDA
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Phone billing plan : ONERATE
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Think that maybe one can : DARETO
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William ___ Henley, "Invictus" poet : ERNEST
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Denounce harshly : SCATHE
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Pesto part : BASIL
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1960s TV spy org. : UNCLE
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Start of a spill : SLOSH
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Designer Lagerfeld : KARL
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Rope material : HEMP
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Symbol of Aphrodite : ROSE
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___ Paulo : SAO
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Nonhuman villain of a classic 1968 film : HAL
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___ kwon do : TAE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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