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New York Times, Wednesday, January 18, 2012

3-Down : Word after "roger," to a radioer

Author:
Chris Handman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {VX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Handman.
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© 2012, The New York Times1/18/12 ( No. 22,716 )
Across
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Places for flocks : PEWS
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Some sporty cars : GTS
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Sandbox retort : AMTOO
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Pizza topping : ONION
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Wide shoe spec : EEE
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Like a perfect game, of a sort : NOHIT
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Nabisco wafer : NILLA
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Monopolist's clothing accessory? : TRUSTBELT
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Teen idol Efron : ZAC
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Like a poor attendance : SPARSE
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Crewman on the Jolly Roger : SMEE
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Designers for Microsoft Windows? : ICONARTISTS
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Blow it : ERR
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"Do Ya" rock grp. : ELO
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Blow it : SLIP
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Refs. for Web site newbies : FAQS
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Brewer's equipment : OAST
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Oil well firefighter Red ___ : ADAIR
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What Martian invaders may be intent on? : ROUTOFTHISWORLD
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Martian, e.g. : ALIEN
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Viral phenomenon on the Web : MEME
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Assemble-it-yourself chain : IKEA
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Sleepaway, e.g. : CAMP
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Young 'un : LAD
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Really get to : IRK
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What the backer of a failing business may do? : EATALLCOSTS
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License prerequisite, often : TEST
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"Take your time!" : NORUSH
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___ chi : TAI
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Trunk item ... or what has been put on 18-, 24-, 41- and 53-Across? : SPARETIRE
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Moves first : OPENS
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King who had the Labyrinth built : MINOS
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Trail the pack : LAG
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"Love Train" singers, with "the" : OJAYS
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Become, eventually : ENDUP
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That, in Toledo : ESO
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Cause to roll in the aisles : SLAY
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Schemer called to mind by the Madoff swindle : PONZI
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Univac I predecessor : ENIAC
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Word after "roger," to a radioer : WILCO
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G, in the key of C : SOL
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Insinuate : GETAT
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Country singer Clark : TERRI
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Dr. for kids : SEUSS
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Tiny colonist : ANT
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Pitchfork-wielding groups : MOBS
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Disney development : THEMEPARK
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Gretzky, for many years : OILER
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Bewhiskered frolicker : OTTER
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Like some French vowels : NASAL
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Where props are seen : SETS
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Bit of math homework : PROOF
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Lipton competitor : NESTEA
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Beanery side dish : SLAW
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Emphatic assent : IDOIDO
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Monk's title : FRA
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WWW giant : AOL
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Stuff that can give you a sinking feeling? : QUICKSAND
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___ Inside (store sign) : ATM
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That ship : SHE
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"Tiny" boy : TIM
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___ de la Cité : ILE
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Nutritionist's fig. : RDA
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Words of generosity : ONME
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Hawks : SELLS
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Huff and puff : PANT
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It may elicit a blessing : ACHOO
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Words after a knock : ITSME
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Adjust, as a corsage : REPIN
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Upholstery fabric : TOILE
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Polonius's hiding place : ARRAS
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"Hasta ___" : LUEGO
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Item at a 95% markdown, say : STEAL
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Country singer Tucker : TANYA
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He-man's opposite : SISSY
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Drop ___ (moon) : TROU
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Eerie gift : ESP
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Sleepover attire, for short : PJS

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