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New York Times, Thursday, September 27, 2012

Speechwriter who coined the phrase "Read my lips: no new taxes"

Author:
Joel Fagliano
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joel Fagliano

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 33 Missing: {KQX} Spans: 2 Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzlemakers This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. Fagliano.
Jim Horne notes:

Peter Abide used this same clever theme 11 years ago, even including FROFFTONICE. His other theme entries were OFFSIDEKICKON and one I especially liked, "A Star is Born" co-star KRISTONERSOFF. Elizabeth C. Gorski had a related notion in a 2006 puzzle called Light Thinking.

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© 2012, The New York Times9/27/12 ( No. 22,969 )
Across
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Part of a metaphorical ladder : JOB
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Any of the Gal√°pagos : ISLA
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Color classification quality : CHROMA
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Italian article : UNA
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"Angels From the Realms of Glory," e.g. : NOEL
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Like psychopaths, say : AMORAL
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Cellphone feature, for short : GPS
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Sports team management group : FROFFTONICE
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"You missed ___" : ASPOT
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Suffix with diet : ARY
23
"... boy ___ girl?" : ORA
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Language for a 37-Down : ERSE
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Some navels : OUTIES
28
California's ___ Padres National Forest : LOS
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Digress : GOONOFFATANGENT
32
Word appearing more than 20 times on Iran's flag : ALLAH
33
Like some music : CHORAL
34
___ meteor shower : LEONID
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Muscle cramps, e.g. : SPASMS
40
Covered : COATED
44
Capital on the Gulf of Guinea : ACCRA
45
What a mayor wins, usually : ONYEARELECTIOFF
49
Engage in some pillow talk : COO
50
Orion ___ : NEBULA
51
French word with a circumflex : ETRE
52
Play (with) : TOY
53
What portable Apple products run : IOS
54
It can be found in runes : NORSE
56
Toggle ... or a hint to 18-, 29- and 45-Across? : ONOFFSWITCH
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Kitten call : MEW
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Classic 1740 romance subtitled "Virtue Rewarded" : PAMELA
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Contests : VIES
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Kind of dye : AZO
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To some extent : INAWAY
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Architect Saarinen : EERO
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Shiny, say : NEW
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___-eared : JUG
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Out, in a way : ONPAROLE
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Certain jazz club improvisation : BASSSOLO
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Dope : INFO
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To some extent : SORTOF
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48-Down follower : LEO
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Movement founded by Yasser Arafat : ALFATAH
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Age calculation at a vet clinic : CATYEARS
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Medical grp. : HMO
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___ Swanson, "Parks and Recreation" boss : RON
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13-Down athlete : ORIOLE
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Diacritical mark : MACRON
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See 11-Down : ALEAST
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Popular corn chip, informally : FRITO
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Expiation : PENANCE
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Even in Paris? : EGAL
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Mixed martial arts org. : UFC
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Lose one's patience with, maybe : SNAPAT
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Many a Browns fan : OHIOAN
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Epitome of slowness : GLACIER
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"This may be controversial, but ..." : DAREISAY
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Arthur Conan Doyle, e.g. : SCOTSMAN
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"Batman" villain in a cryogenic suit : MRFREEZE
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Cry at home, maybe : SAFE
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"America's favorite active pro athlete," per a 2012 ESPN poll : TEBOW
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Slippery : ELUSIVE
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Singer Lana ___ Rey : DEL
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Exotic aquarium specimens : OCTOPI
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Speechwriter who coined the phrase "Read my lips: no new taxes" : NOONAN
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Classical musician whose career has had its ups and downs? : YOYOMA
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6-Down preceder : CANCER
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Very : OHSO
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Small number : FEW
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Fourth-largest state in population: Abbr. : FLA
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N.H.L. impossibility : TIE
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"That's crazy!" : WOW

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later.

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