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New York Times, Friday, January 15, 2010

Silas who was the United States' first foreign diplomat (1776)

Author:
Joe DiPietro
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joe DiPietro

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 25 Missing: {JQVX} This is puzzle # 103 for Mr. DiPietro.
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© 2010, The New York Times1/15/10 ( No. 21,983 )

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Ticketed : CITED
6
Chilled : COOLEDOFF
15
Chilling : ONICE
16
Constellation once called the Dragon's Wing : URSAMINOR
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Tenor Mario : LANZA
18
The Who's "Quadrophenia," e.g. : ROCKOPERA
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Microscopic protists : GREENALGAE
21
Part of a picket fence : SLAT
22
Docs who've paid their dues : AMAMEMBERS
23
Lettuce variety : BIBB
24
Japanese code word meaning "tiger" : TORA
25
Tandoori-baked breads : NANS
26
Singer of the Leoncavallo aria "Vesti la giubba" : CANIO
27
Organ repair sites, for short : ERS
28
Like some coats : WIRY
29
Fine point : NICETY
30
Land of a Million Elephants : LAOS
31
Bill : BEAK
32
Printing press parts : INKERS
35
A cappella group part : ALTO
36
Joe-___ weed (herbal remedy) : PYE
39
Perfume, in a way : CENSE
40
Suffix with techno- : CRAT
41
1930s Royales : REOS
42
___ milk : EWES
43
Be fourth in an order : BATCLEANUP
45
Union and others: Abbr. : STAS
46
"Well done!" : ILIKEDTHAT
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Reveled : HADABLAST
49
In Key West it's known as the Overseas Hwy. : USONE
50
"You're probably going to get me, but go ahead" : OKILLBITE
51
They result from catching bugs : COLDS
52
Set sail : WENTTOSEA
53
Break off a relationship : ENDIT
Down
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School in the Patriot League : COLGATE
2
Well-suited? : INARMOR
3
Bad traits for conductors : TINEARS
4
Aloe target, perhaps : ECZEMA
5
Silas who was the United States' first foreign diplomat (1776) : DEANE
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Bicep builders' accessories : CURLBARS
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Process of mountain building : OROGENY
8
Walt Disney has more of these than anyone else : OSCARS
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Great ___ : LAKES
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Post-punk genre : EMO
11
Returns, as from a high level : DIPSBACK
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Makeup of some jokes : ONELINE
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Briefly : FORABIT
14
Stereotypical college drinker : FRATBOY
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OB's perform them : AMNIOS
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Bye for an Italian soccer team? : CIAO
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Suffix after kitchen : WARE
29
Irk : NETTLE
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Factor in a more healthful diet, perhaps : LESSSALT
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Food item once used as currency in Mongolia : BLACKTEA
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Event with pairs and eights : ICESHOW
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Fresh angle : NEWTAKE
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Add gradually, as to dough : KNEADIN
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Virtuoso : ARTISTE
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Certain table tennis grip : PENHOLD
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1941 Glenn Miller hit that spent five weeks at #1 : YOUANDI
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Zener cards are used in it : ESPTEST
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City on the Strait of Dover : CALAIS
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Outs, in a way : RATSON
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"The Hobbit" character : BILBO
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Draw forth : EDUCE
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It can come on white, briefly : BLT

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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