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NY Times, Sun, Mar 18, 2012 CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Author:
Rosalie Moscovitch
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 32, Blocks: 61, Across Lite
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© 2012, The New York Times
Across
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Scatters colors (5) : CASTS
4
Article of clothing picked up by rabbit near red farm machine (9) : HARVESTER
9
Cabana he imagined taking in California city (7) : ANAHEIM
10
Drop of French perfume (7) : DESCENT
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Fasteners? Yes, if pants to be altered (6,4) : SAFETYPINS
12
Balboa hung around Hawaiian island (4) : OAHU
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Shattered beer mugs sink (8) : SUBMERGE
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Norm is head of his church group (6) : PARISH
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Comedian receiving a piece of news: false report (6) : CANARD
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Not in favor of Greek character at opening of major civil war scene (8) : ANTIETAM
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Chow pulling cap from English poet (4) : EATS
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Beams around Russian city's seacoasts (10) : SHORELINES
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Little dog to slip into class (7) : TERRIER
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Gently touch bird design (7) : PATTERN
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Indian city had a derby organized (9) : HYDERABAD
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Dry start to sermon in service (5) : DUSTY
Down
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Church, in its present condition, has small frame (7) : CHASSIS
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Muffler bolt (5) : SCARF
3
Honey ruined the sweater (10) : SWEETHEART
4
Respect hosts recording entry online (4,4) : HOMEPAGE
5
Small mammal's lair surrounded by decay (6) : RODENT
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Simple as invading disheartened enemy (4) : EASY
7
Rehab staffer: "Rhythmic chanting is involved in the start of treatment" (9) : THERAPIST
8
Make changes to unemployed? That hurts! (7) : RETOUCH
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Abandoned houses, unsound, swayed (10) : VACILLATED
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Actress Lisa angry and very weary (4-5) : BONETIRED
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Novel printed about one brave (8) : INTREPID
18
Teach Dotty about male cat (7) : CHEETAH
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Work constructed of stone and tiles: "Madonna Holding Child" (7) : MASONRY
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"Moonstruck" star in front of university beginning to broadcast "Little Angel" (6) : CHERUB
24
Wants massages in the mouth (5) : NEEDS
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In the Sound, look searchingly for landing place (4) : PIER
Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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