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New York Times, Monday, September 3, 2012

Many ... or a hint to the ends of 17-, 23-, 34-, 40- and 46-Across

Author:
C. W. Stewart
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Carolyn W. Stewart

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {Z} This is puzzle # 18 for Ms. Stewart.
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© 2012, The New York Times9/3/12 ( No. 22,945 )
Across
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Bundle of cotton : BALE
5
Sums : ADDS
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Salon jobs, for short : PERMS
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Jewish month after Av : ELUL
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"___ the time" : NOWS
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Be of use : AVAIL
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Printed results of baseball games : BOXSCORES
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Sharpshooter's weapon : RIFLE
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"Caught you red-handed!" : OHO
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Iranian money : RIAL
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Like many potato chips and peanuts : SALTED
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Tailgate party places : PARKINGLOTS
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Suffix with final : IST
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Sticky stuff : GOO
28
___ kwon do : TAE
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Camera setting : FSTOP
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Sets of tasks, as at an office : WORKLOADS
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Beehive State tribe : UTES
38
Shelter for 37-Across : TEPEE
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Stumble over the corner of a rug, say : TRIP
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Old jalopies : JUNKHEAPS
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One full of baloney : PHONY
43
___ and outs : INS
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Itemized bill: Abbr. : INV
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Regret : RUE
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Big containers in a tavern : BEERBARRELS
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Loss : DEFEAT
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Table scraps : ORTS
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Filmmaker Spike : LEE
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Sci-fi's Asimov : ISAAC
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Many ... or a hint to the ends of 17-, 23-, 34-, 40- and 46-Across : QUITEAFEW
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Cookie trayful : BATCH
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And others, briefly : ETAL
63
Dog pests : LICE
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Japanese restaurant staple : SUSHI
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Reject, as an accusation : DENY
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How many TV programs are aired nowadays : INHD
Down
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Jazz genre : BEBOP
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Hawaiian hello : ALOHA
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Pyramid-shaped hotel in Vegas : LUXOR
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Chicago trains : ELS
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Bless, in a way : ANOINT
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Hip-hopper's headgear : DORAG
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Reside : DWELL
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Snake sound : SSS
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Light umbrella : PARASOL
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Satanic : EVIL
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Castaway's makeshift vessel : RAFT
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1/500 of the Indianapolis 500 : MILE
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Iditarod transport : SLED
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Burned to a ___ : CRISP
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Stir up the fire : STOKE
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Newsstand : KIOSK
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Fairy tale monsters : OGRES
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Poi source : TARO
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Situation after deuce : ADIN
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Catch sight of : ESPY
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Japan's tallest peak : FUJI
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Use a Taser on : STUN
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Exchange for a twenty, maybe : TENS
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Snake (through) : WEAVE
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Like an antonym: Abbr. : OPP
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None of the above : OTHER
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Basic belief : TENET
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Japanese grill : HIBACHI
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Prize money : PURSE
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Sounding like a jalopy : RATTLY
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Way to go : ROUTE
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Newscaster Williams : BRIAN
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Pixielike : ELFIN
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Bloodsucker : LEECH
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Used needle and thread : SEWED
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"That's mine!" : DIBS
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"___ Wood would saw wood" (part of an old tongue twister) : ESAU
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Suet and blubber : FATS
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"To ___ his own" : EACH
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Proof-ending letters : QED
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Boxer called "The Greatest" : ALI

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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