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HIGH FIVE

New York Times, Sunday, January 18, 2009

Author:
Randolph Ross
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Randolph Ross

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 93 for Mr. Ross. NYT links: Across Lite
Notepad: The answers to the 9 starred clues all contain 5 letters in common, reading left to right, not necessarily consecutively.
Jim Horne notes:

This puzzle appeared the weekend before the 2009 Presidential Inauguration. OBAMA appears in each theme answer.

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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0118 ( 21,621 )
Across
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HBO sports sitcom : ARLISS
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Not be definite : HEDGE
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Was rarin' : ITCHED
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Pile : REACTOR
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Affectionate refusal : NODEAR
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Canoeing challenge : RAPIDS
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Land in the Barbary Wars : ALGERIA
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*"That" something in an Arlen/Mercer tune : OLDBLACKMAGIC
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*Kyoto Treaty topic : GLOBALCLIMATE
27
Red ___ beet : ASA
28
Fathers and sons : HES
29
Discombobulated : ATSEA
30
He played a gas station attendant on "The Andy Griffith Show" : NABORS
33
Radar statistic : RANGE
36
*Links accessory : GOLFBALLMARKER
44
Two-syllable shout : OLE
45
A.L. and N.L. traders : GMS
48
Chute opening? : PARA
49
Requirement of license procurement : FEE
50
Long prong : TINE
51
*Stetson, for one : COWBOYHATMAKER
55
Barbecue item : PATTY
56
Baby bouncer : KNEE
57
Doctor loved by children : SEUSS
58
Versatile vehicles, for short : UTES
60
First name in skin care : ESTEE
61
What one shouldn't do in a crowded theater : YELLFIRE
63
Layer : PLY
64
Ruler units: Abbr. : CMS
66
'08 and '12 : YRS
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*Berlin production : GODBLESSAMERICA
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Gambler's inits. : OTB
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Bruce or Brenda : LEE
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"___ pal" : BEA
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Doctor with long hours : RESIDENT
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What cats and rats do : RHYME
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Nonmember of a union: Abbr. : TERR
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Village Voice awards : OBIES
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Not in the wind : ALEE
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Police sting participant : DECOY
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*1976 Connery/Hepburn film : ROBINANDMARIAN
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"Glorioski!" : EGAD
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___-disant : SOI
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Nodder's comment : ISEE
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Prescribed : SET
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"___ Poetica" : ARS
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*Kennedy/Johnson cabinet member : ROBERTMCNAMARA
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Cannes cup : TASSE
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To a greater extent : MORESO
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Kind of position : FETAL
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Prefix with warrior : ECO
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Piece of chicken : LEG
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*She played the Bond girl in "Goldfinger" : HONORBLACKMAN
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*Hank Aaron's hometown : MOBILEALABAMA
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Without much planning : INHASTE
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Exultant cry : IDIDIT
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Industrialist who encourages strikes? : OILMAN
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Holes in shoes : EYELETS
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"Grand" range : TETONS
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Big name in razors : BRAUN
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Converse competitor : ADIDAS
Down
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Limp as ___ : ARAG
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Connecticut governor Jodi : RELL
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Italy's ___ di Como : LAGO
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Traditional hangover remedy : ICEBAG
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War game : STRATEGO
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Makes a mess of : SOILS
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Baggins portrayer in "The Lord of the Rings" : HOLM
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Old Norse work : EDDA
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What shoppers may go into : DEBT
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Lead provider : GALENA
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Long stretch : ERA
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Annoying : IRKSOME
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Ballerina Karsavina : TAMARA
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Apr. adviser : CPA
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Intoxicating feeling : HIGH
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Actress Falco : EDIE
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Mil. medals : DSCS
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What dragsters and some hearts do : RACE
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"___ insist!" : NOI
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Monthly bill : CABLE
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Slowness : LAG
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Actress Woodard : ALFRE
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Eur. young ladies : SRTAS
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Not smooth : ROCKY
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Uniquely : ALONE
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Flight support? : NEWEL
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Takes, with "for" : OPTS
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Flights : LAMS
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Italian brother : FRA
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"Quantum Leap" star Scott : BAKULA
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It's fed at a table : KITTY
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Stage direction : ENTER
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Felipe and Alfonso : REYES
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What "time is on" in a 1964 Rolling Stones hit : MYSIDE
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Cold dessert : SHERBET
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Lux. neighbor : BELG
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Author Jean : AUEL
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Part of a dict. entry : ETYM
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Joe of several "Lethal Weapon" movies : PESCI
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Angry orations : SCREEDS
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Det. Axel ___ of "Beverly Hills Cop" : FOLEY
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Free TV ad, for short : PSA
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Question after a separation : MISSME
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The Aragón River flows into it : EBRO
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1999 war site : SERBIA
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Port ___, seaside resort on the Isle of Man : ERIN
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Purim time : ADAR
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Hamburger medium-rare, e.g. : ORDER
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What busy folks are on : THEGO
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One way to get to the airport : BYCAB
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Walt Disney's middle name : ELIAS
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Converges on : NEARS
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Wound up : TENSE
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PC peripheral : MODEM
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Psychiatrist Berne and others : ERICS
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Ready for service : ONEA
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1930s ring champ : BAER
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Belief : ISM
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Like many files nowadays : ATTACHED
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Fair places : STREETS
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Last of a series : OMEGA
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Arrive on wheels : ROLLIN
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Bald condition : NOHAIR
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Andrews in Md. : AFB
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Basic stuff : ALKALI
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Designer Saab : ELIE
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Tucker of country music : TANYA
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Radiate : EMIT
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Programmer's output : CODE
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Passing notice : OBIT
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Di or da preceder in a Beatles song : OBLA
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Movie whale : NAMU
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Gulf war ally : OMAN
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Bled : RAN
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Teacher's advanced deg. : MSED
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Lead-in to girl or boy : ATTA
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Stack role : NESS
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Words of commitment : IDO
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Easy question : LOB

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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