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New York Times, Monday, September 17, 2012

Author:
Adam G. Perl
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Adam G. Perl

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Perl. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0917 ( 22,959 )
Across
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*Prefix with physics : META
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So last year : PASSE
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Papa's partner : MAMA
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Sounds of satisfaction : AAHS
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Fields : AREAS
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Hwys. : RTES
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"___ bien!" : TRES
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Film units : REELS
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Cats and gerbils, e.g. : PETS
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*Substance marketed under the name NutraSweet : ASPARTAME
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Stiller's partner in comedy : MEARA
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What "can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes," per Mark Twain : LIE
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*Fightin' words : LEMMEATEM
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Libra's symbol : SCALES
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Ashes container : URN
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___ sauce : SOY
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Religious councils : SYNODS
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Aptly named fruit : UGLI
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*Coach's clichéd reminder : THERESNOIINTEAM
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Teed off : SORE
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Bridge player's combo : TENACE
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Bygone flier : TWA
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Go pfft, as an engine : DIE
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___ rod (molding with a twined serpent design) : AARONS
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*Chess ending : CHECKMATE
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Loo : LAV
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Peter of "Casablanca" : LORRE
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Pie filling ... or a hint to the answers to the six starred clues? : MINCEMEAT
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The "A" in A.D. : ANNO
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___ lily : CALLA
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Basic drawing class : ARTI
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French kings : ROIS
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Shaquille of the N.B.A. : ONEAL
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Singer Celine : DION
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Greek war god : ARES
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Pesto ingredient : BASIL
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*"Don't look ___!" : ATME
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___ Hari (W.W. I spy) : MATA
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What friends, Romans and countrymen lent, in Shakespeare : EARS
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1992 Robert Altman film about Hollywood : THEPLAYER
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Attack : ASSAIL
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A comb makes one : PART
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"You're ___ pal" : AREAL
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Curt summons : SEEME
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Oregon's capital : SALEM
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Double curve : ESS
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Advertising figure with a monocle : MRPEANUT
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Bothered greatly : ATEAT
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About 39 inches, in England : METRE
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Source of much tea from Asia : ASSAM
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Actress Witherspoon : REESE
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Debussy's "La ___" : MER
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What a Spanish orchestra produces : MUSICA
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Retired fliers : SSTS
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Pacific salmon : COHO
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The "S" in CBS : SYSTEM
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SSW's opposite : NNE
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Suffix with ball : OON
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Sábado or domingo : DIA
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"Quit your beefing!" : GETOVERIT
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What a sidewalk may abut : LAWN
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"___ shocked as you are" : IMAS
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Blood group? : REDCROSS
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Writer Zora ___ Hurston : NEALE
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"I Like ___" ('50s political slogan) : IKE
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Holiday Inn alternative : RAMADA
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Barton of the 40-Down : CLARA
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Trophy or medal : HONOR
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Bert's pal on "Sesame Street" : ERNIE
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Big appliance maker : AMANA
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Scrabble pieces : TILES
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China's Zhou ___ : ENLAI
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Telephone : CALL
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Itsy-bitsy bit : ATOM
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Fork prong : TINE
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Inner part of an ear of corn : COB

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

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