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New York Times, Monday, September 30, 2013

Author:
Ian Livengood
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ian Livengood

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJQXZ} This is puzzle # 32 for Mr. Livengood. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Ian Livengood notes:
I made this puzzle after watching a couple episodes of "The Americans." Really solid show, BTW. In the last episode, Peter Gabriel's ... read more
Will Shortz notes:
Six theme entries plus an "explainer," at 58A, all wrapped in a simple, elegant construction, make for a handsome Monday puzzle. ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Nice Monday puzzle to ease us into the week. This one will be Ian's 11th Monday puzzle in the Shortz era, putting him in rare air. ... read more
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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 0930 ( 23,337 )
Across
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Treaty : PACT
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Muslim leader : IMAM
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Office notes : MEMOS
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Sore, as from overexercise : ACHY
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One-named Nigerian singer of "The Sweetest Taboo" : SADE
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Pass into law : ENACT
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*Suddenly slam on the brakes : STOPSHORT
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Expand, as a building : ADDTO
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___ moss (gardening purchase) : PEAT
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Previously, in old usage : ERST
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Dallas hoopster, informally : MAV
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Corporate jet manufacturer : CESSNA
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*Top 40 music world : POPSCENE
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Fundamentally : ATHEART
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Means of music storage : ITUNES
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Tie the ___ (wed) : KNOT
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Was gaga about : ADORED
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Kennel bark : YAP
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*"NYPD Blue" or "Miami Vice" : COPSHOW
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Fraternity "T" : TAU
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Strongman of the Bible : SAMSON
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Porkers : HOGS
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Deluxe Cuban cigar brand : COHIBA
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Eight-armed sea creature : OCTOPUS
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*Tricky tennis stroke : DROPSHOT
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Paul of "Mad About You" : REISER
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Like many workers, after age 65: Abbr. : RET
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Gauge showing r.p.m.'s : TACH
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Sunrise direction : EAST
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Ancient Greek public square : AGORA
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Spy activities ... or a hint to the answers to the six starred clues : COVERTOPS
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O'Brien of late-night TV : CONAN
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Preowned : USED
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___ Mountains (Eurasian range) : URAL
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Struck with a bent leg : KNEED
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Rules and ___ : REGS
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Fire lover, briefly : PYRO
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Faux ___ (blunder) : PAS
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Circus performance : ACT
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*Stolen car destination, maybe : CHOPSHOP
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Prepare for printing : TYPESET
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Beatty/Hoffman bomb of 1987 : ISHTAR
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Chairman whose figure overlooks Tiananmen Square : MAO
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11-Down extra : ADREP
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D.C.'s subway system : METRO
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Goulash, e.g. : MEATSTEW
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"___ of discussion!" : END
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Emmy-winning AMC series set in the 1960s : MADMEN
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Gas rating : OCTANE
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Kitchen centerpieces : STOVES
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Yemen's capital : SANA
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Vice president Agnew : SPIRO
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Like some poorly applied makeup : CAKY
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Source of many Sicilian explosions : ETNA
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Cow's chew : CUD
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Reveille's counterpart : TAPS
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Brit. military award : DSO
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"Yikes!" : OHNO
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Where to get a taxi : CABSTAND
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Mutual of ___ : OMAHA
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*Opening segment in a newscast : TOPSTORY
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Fit of fever : AGUE
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Stalin's land, in brief : USSR
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Nurse a beverage : SIP
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Raise, as with a crane : HOISTUP
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Means of music storage : CDRACK
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Setting for TV's "Portlandia" : OREGON
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Definitely a day to run the A.C. : HOTONE
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Church beliefs : CREEDS
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Glum drop : TEAR
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Come to pass : OCCUR
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"___ were the days ..." : THOSE
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Arctic explorer John : RAE
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Relax, with "out" : VEG
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3, 4 or 5 on a golf course : PAR
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___-mo replay : SLO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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