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New York Times, Tuesday, January 12, 2010

49-Down : Cunning

Author:
Patrick Blindauer and Rebecca Young
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 38 for Mr. Blindauer. This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Young. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York Times1/12/10 ( No. 21,980 )

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Across
1
Ear part : LOBE
5
Date with an M.D. : APPT
9
Restaurant chain whose logo features a western hat : ARBYS
14
Gumbo vegetable : OKRA
15
Carson predecessor : PAAR
16
Long-legged fisher : HERON
17
Germy dessert, to a five-year-old? : COOTIEPIE
19
"Hello, Don Ho!" : ALOHA
20
Part of S.W.A.K. : AKISS
21
Greek god of war : ARES
23
"Are you ___ out?" : INOR
24
Bird known for making baskets : LARRY
26
Best Supporting Actor for "Cocoon" : AMECHE
28
Not many : AFEW
30
Grub consumed around the dinner table? : FAMILYFOOD
33
Sasha and Malia's father : BARACK
35
Prayer's end : AMEN
36
No-brainer in school : EASYA
37
Meditation syllables : OMS
38
It might be fixed or frozen : ASSET
43
Picket line crosser : SCAB
45
October blooms : ASTERS
46
One who's daft about archaeology? : FOSSILFOOL
51
Cornstarch brand : ARGO
52
Sound before a blessing : AHCHOO
53
Pitcher Satchel : PAIGE
55
Peter the Great, for one : TSAR
56
[Oh, my stars!] : GASP
59
Twenty : English :: ___ : Italian : VENTI
62
No longer sick : CURED
64
X, to a pirate? : BOOTYMARK
66
"___ having fun yet?" : AREWE
67
Hard-core followers, in politics : BASE
68
"Garfield" canine : ODIE
69
Good name for a lingerie salesman? : TEDDY
70
Zenith : APEX
71
Prefix with phone : MEGA
Down
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"Livin' la Vida ___" : LOCA
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"Enough already!" : OKOK
3
Young chickens suitable for dinner : BROILERS
4
Erodes : EATSAWAY
5
Monkey's uncle? : APE
6
Mango alternative : PAPAYA
7
Ark unit : PAIR
8
Genealogy chart : TREE
9
Cry of discovery : AHA
10
Help from a bullpen : RELIEF
11
Rodeo horse : BRONCO
12
Start of a pirate's chant : YOHOHO
13
Caught in a trap : SNARED
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Mideast land since 1948: Abbr. : ISR
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"Dollar days" event : SALE
25
___ Bridge, connecting Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx : RFK
27
Mocking birds? : MYNAS
28
Prez on a penny : ABE
29
Air safety grp. : FAA
31
"West Side Story" shout during "The Dance at the Gym" : MAMBO
32
Sends an OMG or LOL, say : IMS
34
Tokyo-based synthesizer maker : CASIO
37
Big galoot : OAF
39
Parent in the wings, perhaps : STAGEMOM
40
Play to the balcony? : SERENADE
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Bit of energy : ERG
42
General on Chinese menus : TSO
44
Drano target : CLOG
45
One of the eight states bordering Tenn. : ALA
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Influential moneybags : FATCAT
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"And I'm the queen of England" : OHSURE
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Yellow : SCARED
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Cunning : SHREWD
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Stand against : OPPOSE
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It climbs the walls : IVY
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Pop group whose name is coincidentally a rhyme scheme : ABBA
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Ivory, e.g. : SOAP
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Math subj. with many functions : TRIG
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Big furniture retailer : IKEA
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Susan of "L.A. Law" : DEY
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Many a cowpoke's handle : TEX

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