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New York Times, Saturday, September 28, 2013

Author:
Joe Krozel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joe Krozel

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 64, Blocks: 22 Missing: {JQVXZ} Spans: 2 Average word length: 6.34 This is puzzle # 66 for Mr. Krozel. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 0928 ( 23,335 )

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Across
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Clemson Tigers logo : PAWPRINT
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Mistreating : MEANTO
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Not left hanging, say : REELEDIN
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Draws : INFERS
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Mimosas and such : ORNAMENTALTREES
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Toddler seats? : POTTIES
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___ Day (May 1) : LEI
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___ gratia : DEI
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Become completely absorbed : OBSESS
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Florida's ___ National Park : BISCAYNE
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Rhone feeder : SAONE
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It can be found beneath the lower crust : PIETIN
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"Look ___" (Vince Gill hit) : ATUS
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Sauce often served with oysters : MIGNONETTE
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See 43-Across : LIT
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Beginning of time? : BIGBANG
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Mao's designated successor : HUA
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Snoop Dogg, to Cameron Diaz [fun fact!] : SCHOOLMATE
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Kind of check: Abbr. : CERT
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Coeur ___ : DALENE
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Capitale européenne : BERNE
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Angry Birds or Tetris, e.g. : TIMESINK
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With 32-Across, study of Hesse and Mann, informally : GERMAN
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W.W. II battle site, for short : IWO
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One might be a couple of years old : TOT
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2013 women's singles champ at Wimbledon : BARTOLI
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Shows levelheadedness : LISTENSTOREASON
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Mobile advertising medium? : TSHIRT
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Hardly like the pick of the litter : RUNTIEST
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"Oh man, that's bad" : SHEESH
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Words after "say" or before "bad" : ITISNTSO
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Ring accompaniers : PROPOSALS
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Like stunt pilots' stunts : AEROBATIC
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Headed toward bankruptcy : WENTSOUTH
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Printer rollers : PLATENS
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Release a claim to, legally : REMISE
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What the French think? : IDEES
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Marxist Andrés and writer Anaïs : NINS
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Boom source : TNT
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Centennial, e.g. : MILESTONE
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Good at drawing? : ENTICING
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Continental abbr. : AFR
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Attention-seeking, say : NEEDY
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Woodenware : TREEN
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Davis of Hollywood : OSSIE
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Put off : ALIENATE
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Occupy opponent : BIGBANK
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Suffix with hex- : ANE
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Eyeshades? : PIGMENTS
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Like a customer who may get special notice : MILLIONTH
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Plastic that can be made permanently rigid : THERMOSET
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See red? : TURNALOSS
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Corroded : EATENINTO
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Braggadocios : BOASTERS
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Inauguration recitation, maybe : ODE
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Confirmed : CERTAIN
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Ones above military heads : BERETS
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Lists : TILTS
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"Would that it were!" : IWISH
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Former Israeli president Katsav : MOSHE
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Adorned, per menus : GARNI
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Something with round parts? : BOUT
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Draw : TIE
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Part of 8-Down : TRI

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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