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New York Times, Friday, September 28, 2012

Author:
Ed Sessa
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Edward Sessa

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 26 Missing: {HJQX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. Sessa. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0928 ( 22,970 )

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Students & seniors
Across
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Menlo Park middle name : ALVA
5
Musical with the song "Bui Doi" : MISSSAIGON
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Receives, as a visitor : SEES
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What cosmologists wonder : AREWEALONE
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Word for quitters : CANT
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Got through : PENETRATED
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Heat : ESTRUS
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Gorge : SATE
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Aquí, across the Pyrénées : ICI
23
Dovetail part : TENON
24
Be feeble-minded : DOTE
25
Like some mus. notes : STAC
26
Judge in 1990s news : ITO
27
Neverland resident : FAIRY
29
Maker of a special-delivery flight : STORK
30
What shows its ribs? : CORDUROY
32
Things that are shot or fought : ROUNDS
33
One way to resign : INPROTEST
35
St. ___ (English boys' school founded in 948) : ALBANS
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Stadium ear piercer : VUVUZELA
42
Chicken's yellow part? : BELLY
43
Swing a thurible around : CENSE
44
Texas hoopster : MAV
45
Phishing lure? : SCAM
46
Arabian parent : SIRE
47
Eclipse alternative : MIATA
49
Like chestnuts : OLD
50
It may follow a cut : DEAL
51
Milk curdler : RENNET
52
Classic Robert Burns poem, with "A" : REDREDROSE
55
Certain something : AURA
56
Be disengaging? : BREAKADATE
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Grow tiresome : WEAR
58
People person : SCREENIDOL
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Some brackets : ELLS
Down
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Mahatma Gandhi, for one : ASCETIC
2
Provide for tenancy : LEASETO
3
Atlantic follower, in Monopoly : VENTNOR
4
Turf leader? : ASTRO
5
Hikers' helpers : MAPS
6
Madness : IRE
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Potential downside of the information age : SENSORYOVERLOAD
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Hyperhidrotic : SWEATY
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Otto goes after it : SETTE
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Swiss banks may be affiliated with it : AARE
11
Pier grp. : ILA
12
Began brawling : GOTITON
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Draw for an inside straight, say : ONECARD
14
Old fast-food chain whose mascot's head was an orange : NEDICKS
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Bombing at a comedy club : UNFUNNY
24
___ Homme (perfume brand) : DIOR
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Blackhawk carmaker : STUTZ
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MoMA's "Two Heads" and "Birds in an Aquarium" : ARPS
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"Yeah, I did it ... oh well!" : SOSUEME
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Directive for murder? : DIALM
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Quick spins? : REVS
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Whistler's production : TUNE
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Rivets : ABSORBS
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Tank named after a French W.W. II general : LECLERC
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Inflatable lining : BLADDER
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Daley's successor as mayor of Chicago : EMANUEL
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Pass out on the field? : LATERAL
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Some self-images : AVATARS
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John who wrote the textbook "How Does a Poem Mean?" : CIARDI
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Many a cab : SEDAN
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Knocked out : INAWE
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Fool on the ice : DEKE
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Cousin of a jig : REEL
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Singer Carly ___ Jepsen : RAE
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Pou ___ (basis of operations) : STO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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