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New York Times, Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Celebration that may involve the people in 20-, 42- and 56-Across

Author:
Dave Mackey
Editor:
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Mackey. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York Times1/16/07 ( No. 20,888 )
Across
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Aide: Abbr. : ASST
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Leaves rolling in the aisles : SLAYS
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Bill stamp : PAID
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Followers of so : LATI
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"M*A*S*H" setting : KOREA
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Grooving on : INTO
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Pic to click : ICON
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Where "Happy Anniversary!" may be written : ICING
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Sue of "Lolita" : LYON
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Chekhov play, with "The" : THREESISTERS
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Herr Schindler : OSKAR
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"Hamlet" setting : ELSINORE
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Try for a role : READ
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Mexican money : PESOS
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Nurses at a bar : SIPS
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With 42-Across, Lesléa Newman book : HEATHERHAS
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Flub : ERR
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Celebration that may involve the people in 20-, 42- and 56-Across : REUNION
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Time piece? : ERA
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See 35-Across : TWOMOMMIES
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"No problemo" : EASY
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Tennessee footballer : TITAN
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Moore of "G.I. Jane" : DEMI
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Five Nations tribe : ONONDAGA
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Open wide : AGAPE
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2005 Mark Wahlberg movie : FOURBROTHERS
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Give a razzing : JEER
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1986 Indy winner Bobby : RAHAL
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Pull a sulky, say : TROT
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Natural soother : ALOE
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Make amends : ATONE
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Busy place : HIVE
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Chimes player : WIND
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Bogart's "Key ___" : LARGO
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Palmist, e.g. : SEER
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Samuel of the Supreme Court : ALITO
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Nobel-winning poet Nelly : SACHS
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Baby bird? : STORK
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Musical liabilities : TINEARS
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Nordic gear : SKIS
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Collections of points in math : LOCI
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Come up : ARISE
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Gender-bending Streisand film : YENTL
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Wise old heads : SAGES
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Pale lager : PILSNER
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"___ takers?" : ANY
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Robert of "Quincy" : ITO
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"S.N.L." announcer Pardo : DON
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Bard's before : ERE
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Mature : RIPEN
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Actor Milo : OSHEA
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Surf sounds : ROARS
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Blue-book filler : ESSAY
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Attention-getter : AHEM
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"Te ___" (hymn) : DEUM
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Melee : SETTO
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Steve the late Crocodile Hunter : IRWIN
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Prefix with -plasm : PROTO
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Singer DiFranco : ANI
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Lashed (up) : TIED
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Stockings : HOSE
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Sonata ending, often : RONDO
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___ Mann of 1960's pop : MANFRED
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Pizza slices, usually : EIGHTHS
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Wrestling locale : MAT
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Hearing-related : AURAL
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Persona non ___ : GRATA
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Hate : ABHOR
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Home on high : AERIE
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Conclusively show : PROVE
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Perfume compound : ESTER
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Sounded a bell : RANG
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Margarine : OLEO
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Slugger's target : JAW
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Ransom Olds's middle name : ELI
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Seemingly forever : EON

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