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New York Times, Monday, January 1, 2007

Starts of 21- and 53-Across and 3- and 30-Down

Author:
Randy Sowell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Randy Sowell

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJQXZ} This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. Sowell. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York Times1/1/07 ( No. 20,873 )
Across
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Mrs. Dithers of the comics : CORA
5
Holder of billiard balls : RACK
9
County, in Britain : SHIRE
14
Breakfast chain : IHOP
15
Jazz's Fitzgerald : ELLA
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Blender setting : PUREE
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Huge : VAST
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Numbskull : BOOB
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Modern missive : EMAIL
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Anger : IRE
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Carnival treat : COTTONCANDY
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More shrewd : CAGIER
25
"It's not easy ___ green" : BEIN
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Like some modern music : ATONAL
29
___ Pieces : REESES
33
Lindbergh's trans-Atlantic destination : PARIS
35
Farm billies : GOATS
37
Charlottesville sch. : UVA
38
Cutlass, e.g., informally : OLDS
39
Starts of 21- and 53-Across and 3- and 30-Down : BOWLS
40
Gets older : AGES
41
Golf ball position : LIE
42
Storms : RAGES
43
Eurasian mountains : URALS
44
The Jayhawks of the Big 12 : KANSAS
46
Groove-making tool : ROUTER
48
Tiny hill dwellers : ANTS
50
Skip : PASSUP
53
Carbonated citrus-flavored drink : ORANGECRUSH
58
Medical care grp. : HMO
59
Cape ___ Islands : VERDE
60
Diaper problem : RASH
61
Keep ___ on (watch) : TABS
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___ tube : INNER
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Nabisco best-seller : OREO
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160 square rods : ACRE
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Jim Morrison's group, with "the" : DOORS
66
Feathered missile : DART
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"Sure, go ahead" : OKAY
Down
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___ center : CIVIC
2
"Gone With the Wind" surname : OHARA
3
White House setting : ROSEGARDEN
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Likely : APT
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Like many evangelicals : REBORN
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Loads : ALOT
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Arterial blockage : CLOT
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Shish ___ : KABOB
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Canis lupus familiaris, for dogs : SPECIES
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Compassionate : HUMANE
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Neighbor of Pakistan : IRAN
12
Actor/director Tim : REID
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Slithery : EELY
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Corporate V.I.P.'s : CEOS
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"Phooey!" : NERTS
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"How sweet ___!" : ITIS
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Wide-eyed : AGOG
28
Toward the bottom : LOWER
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1963 #1 hit for the Fireballs : SUGARSHACK
31
Daredevil Knievel : EVEL
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Impudent talk : SASS
33
President before Taylor : POLK
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Inter ___ : ALIA
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Too : ALSO
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Moisten, as poultry : BASTE
40
Mars' Greek counterpart : ARES
42
New York N.H.L.'ers : RANGERS
43
Great Salt Lake's state : UTAH
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Wood-smoothing tool : SANDER
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Result : UPSHOT
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Atlantic food fish : SCROD
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Shadow : UMBRA
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Actress Parker ___ : POSEY
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"Metamorphoses" poet : OVID
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Nevada city : RENO
55
River through Florence : ARNO
56
___ avis : RARA
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One getting a manual : USER
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Confucian path : TAO

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