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New York Times, Saturday, January 21, 2012

Author:
Martin Ashwood-Smith
Editor:
Will Shortz
1960s TV actor whose name looks like a free offer?
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Martin Ashwood-Smith

This puzzle:

Rows: 16, Columns: 15 Words: 71, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQ} Spans: 6, (1 quad stack) This is puzzle # 61 for Mr. Ashwood-Smith. Saturday freshness: 17%
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© 2012, The New York Times1/21/12 ( No. 22,719 )
Across
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Fiddlehead sources : FERNS
6
Get chummy : PALUP
11
Odeur detector : NEZ
14
Phone query before a private conversation : AREYOUALONE
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Grp. with the top 10 album "Face the Music" : ELO
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Like many obscenities : EDITEDOUT
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Supporter of Yoda : CANE
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Masters focus : SEX
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Words before story or debate : ENDOF
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Wrapped up : CLAD
25
Dodgem feature : CAR
27
Euro forerunner : ECU
29
It first circulated in 2000 : SACAGAWEADOLLAR
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Great parking spot, slangily : PRIMEREALESTATE
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Gate holder : AIRPORTTERMINAL
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Sultanas, say : SEEDLESSRAISINS
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Things often zapped : ADS
42
It shows many B&W pictures : TCM
43
South Georgia's Prince ___ Harbor : OLAV
46
1960s TV actor whose name looks like a free offer? : TAKEI
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Big revolver : ORB
53
"Mickey" singer Basil : TONI
54
Lighting problem? : PYROMANIA
57
Slice from beneath the ribs : TENDERLOINSTEAK
60
Roquefort source : EWE
61
One of Washington's houses, e.g. : STATESENATE
62
1976 Rodgers and Harnick musical about Henry VIII : REX
63
Soft, meshed fabrics : LENOS
64
Some are drug-induced : COMAS
Down
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Braves : FACES
2
Lose ground? : ERODE
3
D.J.'s creation : REMIX
4
Maxim's denial : NYET
5
Somme silk : SOIE
6
"Cry, the Beloved Country" author : PATON
7
One way to pray : ALOUD
8
Match game? : LOTTO
9
America East sch. : UNH
10
Epi center? : PEE
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Seti River setting : NEPAL
12
Opera's Obraztsova : ELENA
13
Like a lot, maybe : ZONED
15
Oppressed by the heat? : UNDERARREST
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Kabbalah : OCCULTISM
23
Big leagues : FEDERATIONS
25
Roosevelt established it as Shangri-La : CAMPDAVID
26
Steeped in tradition : AGEOLD
28
Vast : COSMIC
29
Pleasant treatment centers : SPAS
30
Oberhausen opera highlight : ARIE
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Highly glazed fabric : CIRE
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Believers in raising spirits? : WETS
33
Sinks a sub? : EATS
34
Joltin' Joe, e.g. : ALER
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"Lift Every Voice" author Guinier : LANI
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___ end : ATAN
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Genealogical line: Abbr. : RELS
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Sleek fur : OTTER
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"The Little Prince" composer : LOEWE
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Proposal for business expansion : ANNEX
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"But not without ___": Pope : APLAN
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Golden Pavilion setting : KYOTO
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Early New Yorkers : ERIES
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Early hour : ONEAM
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Neck tie? : RIATA
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Is oppressed by the heat : BAKES
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Brief moment, briefly : MSEC
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He's 2, say : ATNO
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An expat may take it: Abbr. : ESL
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One taken on a drive: Abbr. : RTE

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

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