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New York Times, Monday, September 24, 2012

Author:
John Dunn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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John Dunn

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Dunn. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0924 ( 22,966 )
Across
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Vegas attraction : CASINO
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Catch a glimpse of : ESPY
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Prefix with dermal : EPI
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Stadiums : ARENAS
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Old home for Mr. Met : SHEA
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Actor Beatty : NED
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Gather momentum : PICKUPSTEAM
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"Spring ahead" hours: Abbr. : DST
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Parked on a bench : SAT
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Meager fare for Oliver Twist : GRUEL
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Greek "I" : IOTA
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Mel Tormé's nickname : THEVELVETFOG
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System of government : POLITY
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Ventnor and Baltic, in Monopoly: Abbr. : AVES
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Soon, to a poet : ANON
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Pageant headwear : TIARA
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Scottish headwear : TAM
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Rolling Stones hit whose title follows the words "Hey you" : GETOFFOFMYCLOUD
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___ de cologne : EAU
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"___ my case!" : IREST
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They may need refining : ORES
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Root beer or ginger ale : SODA
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Diamond-shaped pattern : ARGYLE
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"Hurry up!" : STEPONTHEGAS
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Radiator output : HEAT
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Perpendicular to the keel : ABEAM
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"___ it something I said?" : WAS
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CPR specialist : EMT
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What airplanes leave in the sky ... or what 17-, 23-, 37- and 48-Across have? : VAPORTRAILS
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Gorilla : APE
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Schoolmarmish : PRIM
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Certain wasp : HORNET
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"___ Your Eyes Only" : FOR
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Tennis's Novak Djokovic, by birth : SERB
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Old saws : ADAGES
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Baseball headwear : CAPS
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Operatic selection : ARIA
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Religious faction : SECT
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Toner, e.g. : INK
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Nothing : NAUGHT
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Fish hawk : OSPREY
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Cosmetics maker Lauder : ESTEE
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Taco exterior : SHELL
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Pod item : PEA
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Thanksgiving vegetable : YAM
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"Nothing more to say" : ENDOFSTORY
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Sauce with crushed garlic and basil : PESTO
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Item on a dog collar or suitcase : IDTAG
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Chevrolet Equinox, e.g. : SUV
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Suffix with meteor : ITE
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Ex-Yankee All-Star Martinez : TINO
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Fluctuate : VARY
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Emergency exodus operation, briefly : EVAC
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One of 15,490 in the first edition of the O.E.D. : PAGE
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Most eligible to be drafted : ONEA
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Daydreamer encountered by Odysseus : LOTUSEATER
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Stubbed digit : TOE
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Conditions : IFS
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Quantity: Abbr. : AMT
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"The Clan of the Cave Bear" author Jean : AUEL
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Retailer's inventory: Abbr. : MDSE
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Pal of Rex or Rover : FIDO
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Tarkenton of three Super Bowls : FRAN
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Lincoln ___ (building toy) : LOGS
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Choose to participate, with "in" : OPT
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Christie who wrote "Ten Little Indians" : AGATHA
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Muzzle-loading tool : RAMROD
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Bundle of wheat : SHEAF
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Speed kept by a metronome : TEMPO
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Rhinoceros relative : TAPIR
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Test ban subject, briefly : HBOMB
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Suffix with ballad : EER
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Flier's flapper : WING
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Sheltered, at sea : ALEE
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Retired fliers : SSTS
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No. 2s : VPS
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"___ you serious?" : ARE
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Coach Parseghian : ARA

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

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