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New York Times, Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Representation of a state on the U.S. flag

Author:
Tim Wescott
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 2 Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzles This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Wescott.
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© 2009, The New York Times1/20/09 ( No. 21,623 )
Across
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Pickle flavoring : DILL
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Sheetful of cookies : BATCH
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Eight: Prefix : OCTA
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"The ___ Love" (hit by 42-Across) : ONEI
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Nasty virus : EBOLA
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Setting for an Inaugural Address : DAIS
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Representation of a state on the U.S. flag : STAR
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Silents actress Normand : MABEL
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Jane Austen novel : EMMA
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Book by 52-Across, with "The" : AUDACITYOFHOPE
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Test for coll. seniors : GRE
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Opposite SSW : NNE
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Former body for 52-Across : SENATE
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Dresses like a justice : ENROBES
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Synagogue-goer : JEW
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It's not free of charge : ION
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Hobbit's enemy : ORC
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"The Bells" poet : POE
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Frozen waffle brand : EGGO
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Crash site? : SOFA
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See 29-Down : BIDEN
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Winter forecast : SNOW
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___ Office : OVAL
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Hobbit's friend : ELF
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52-Across once passed it, with "the" : BAR
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Rock band fronted by Michael Stipe : REM
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Cartoon collectible : CEL
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Senses : INTUITS
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You can dig it : TRENCH
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"___ what?" : NOW
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Vintner's container : VAT
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Oath of office taker on 1/20/09 : PRESIDENTOBAMA
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Not of the cloth : LAIC
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May 8, 1945 : VEDAY
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"Oh, woe!" : ALAS
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QB Michael : VICK
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Upper echelon : ELITE
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___ Stanley Gardner : ERLE
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Actress Lupino and others : IDAS
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Winter forecast : SLEET
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Bakery loaves : RYES
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Medicinal amount : DOSAGE
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Through regular order of succession : INTURN
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52-Across, starting 1/20/09 : LEADEROFAMERICA
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Old Italian money : LIRA
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Valentine candy message : BEMINE
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Lets up : ABATES
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Sir ___ Belch of "Twelfth Night" : TOBY
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Nile queen, informally : CLEO
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Not fully noticed : HALFSEEN
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Ancient Greek theater : ODEON
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52-Across had one with John McCain : CAMPAIGNRIVALRY
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Cry just before leaving : TIMETOGO
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Solid ___ rock : ASA
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"Mad Money" network : CNBC
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Chop : HEW
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Sufficient, once : ENOW
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Transmitted by speech : ORAL
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With 36-Across, 52-Across's number two : JOE
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Suffix for many a computer attachment : PDF
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Biblical birthright seller : ESAU
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Variety : SORT
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Spent too much (for) : OVERPAID
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1960s hairdos : BEEHIVES
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Home state of 52-Across: Abbr. : ILL
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Kind of bomber : BTWO
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What secondary recipients of e-mails get : CCS
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Natural : INNATE
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"Maybe later" : NOTYET
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"Hot" food : TAMALE
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Equilibria : STASES
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Parts of bottles : NECKS
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Big name in computers : DELL
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Actress Sedgwick : EDIE
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1930s boxing champ Max : BAER
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This clue's number in Roman numerals : LVI

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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