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New York Times, Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Author:
Patrick Blindauer
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Blindauer

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JKQZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. Blindauer. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

When you connect the Os you get a bow tie. So what's the clarinet relative? Ellen Ripstein had to tell me: "It's an O-bow (bow of O's, pronounced like the instrument oboe.)"

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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0102 ( 21,239 )
Across
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Rivera of the original "Chicago" : CHITA
6
"Dragnet" force, in brief : LAPD
10
Org. for which a D.V.M. might work : SPCA
14
Southwestern sheepherders : HOPIS
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Mythical king of the Huns : ATLI
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Press : IRON
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Unending pain : AGONY
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Ayatollah's land : IRAN
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N.Y. neighbor : CONN
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With 59-Across, hint to this puzzle's secret : CLARINET
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Grp. that conducts many tests : FDA
24
Honeymoon suite feature : HOTTUB
27
Souvenir from a bad trip? : ABRASION
29
Le Figaro article : UNE
30
Epigram : MOT
32
See 65-Down : OCAT
33
"Come here often?," e.g. : LINE
35
Chewy candy : ROLO
38
River to the Rhone : ISERE
41
What to do after completing this puzzle, with four straight lines : CONNECTALLTHEOS
44
Children's author Blyton and others : ENIDS
45
Chief Whitehorse, e.g. : OTOE
46
Subject of illicit trade : ARMS
47
Japanese leader of the 1960s : SATO
49
"The Gift of the Magi" gift : FOB
51
Ample shoe width : EEE
52
Promoted : FOSTERED
56
Gwen of the original "Chicago" : VERDON
58
Berlin cry : ACH
59
See 20-Across : RELATIVE
61
"Yikes!" : UHOH
63
Like some hands : IDLE
64
___ Gay (W.W. II plane) : ENOLA
68
Some votes : NOES
69
Cain of "Lois & Clark" : DEAN
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China company : LENOX
71
Secy. : ASST
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Dry : ARID
73
Jim-dandy : SWELL
Down
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Half a dance : CHA
2
Keep all to oneself : HOG
3
New issue on Wall St. : IPO
4
Color faintly : TINCT
5
Sanctuary : ASYLUM
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Dragon's ___ (early video game) : LAIR
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Central courts : ATRIA
8
Alternative if things go wrong : PLANB
9
Bread for burritos? : DINERO
10
Order to attack, with "on" : SIC
11
Made a killing, say : PROFITEERED
12
Individually owned apartment : CONDO
13
Former U.N. chief Kofi : ANNAN
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Multiple-choice choices : ABORC
22
Kind of approval : TACIT
24
Actor Tom of "Amadeus" : HULCE
25
Bialy flavorer : ONION
26
Some court attire : TENNISSHOES
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Violinist Schneider, informally : SASHA
31
Curtain puller of film : TOTO
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Wrap up by : ENDAT
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50 degs., maybe : LAT
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Former Swedish P.M. Palme : OLOF
39
Beau : ROMEO
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City north of Cologne : ESSEN
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Any acetate, chemically : ESTER
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Pope after John X : LEOVI
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___ Foods, Inc. : OREIDA
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Instruments for drawing angles : BEVELS
52
Animals : FAUNA
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Spanish skating figures : OCHOS
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Cain vis-à-vis Abel : ELDER
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___ Lama : DALAI
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Freshen : RENEW
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Be inclined : TEND
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Post W.W. II pres. : HST
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With 32-Across, a ball game : ONE
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Response to a joke in an I.M. : LOL
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Rocker ___ Rose : AXL

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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