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New York Times, Monday, January 22, 2007

44-Across : Road sign #4

Author:
C. W. Stewart
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Carolyn W. Stewart

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Stewart. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York Times1/22/07 ( No. 20,894 )

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Across
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Poppycock : ROT
4
Explorer ___ Polo : MARCO
9
God of love : AMOR
13
Daredevil Knievel : EVEL
15
Reside : DWELL
16
Himalayan priest : LAMA
17
Road sign #1 : LANECLOSED
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Genesis garden : EDEN
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Actress Verdugo of "Marcus Welby, M.D." : ELENA
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Renter's agreement : LEASE
23
Item scrambled or poached : EGG
24
Will's subject : ESTATE
26
Road sign #2 : WRONGWAY
28
Santa's helper : ELF
30
"___ harm" (medical maxim) : DONO
31
Road sign #3 : NOPARKING
37
M-1's and AK-47's : ARMS
40
Slender nails : BRADS
41
Life story, in brief : BIO
42
"The stage ___" : ISSET
43
Child's request : CANI
44
Road sign #4 : STOPAHEAD
46
Oolong and others : TEAS
49
Racehorse, to a bettor : NAG
50
Road sign #5 : NOOUTLET
54
Wood nymphs, in myth : DRYADS
59
Stately tree : ELM
60
Bogged down : MIRED
62
Really love something, with "up" : EATIT
63
Willowy : SLIM
65
Road sign #6 : DONOTENTER
67
Proctor's call : TIME
68
Snakes in the road? : ESSES
69
Prefix with byte : GIGA
70
Observed : SEEN
71
Songstress Della : REESE
72
Whom you might see in your rearview mirror if you ignore the above signs : COP
Down
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Gen. in the Confederacy : RELEE
2
Flattened circles : OVALS
3
Doctrine : TENET
4
Roman 1,550 : MDL
5
Wanted soldier : AWOL
6
Stitch again : RESEW
7
Cloudless : CLEAR
8
Fatherland, affectionately : OLDSOD
9
Hearty brew : ALE
10
Degraded : MADEWORSE
11
Alpha's opposite : OMEGA
12
Slender and long-limbed : RANGY
14
Horne of "The Lady and Her Music" : LENA
18
Takes care of the food for the party : CATERS
22
Musician Brian : ENO
25
Lodge member : ELK
27
Grind, as teeth : GNASH
29
Little lies : FIBS
31
"Peacock" network : NBC
32
"... man ___ mouse?" : ORA
33
Show silently : PANTOMIME
34
Fancy goodbye : ADIEU
35
Tiny criticism : NIT
36
Thug : GOON
38
___ culpa : MEA
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Regulation: Abbr. : STD
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"Amen!" : IAGREE
45
Cushion : PAD
47
Supplier of PIN money? : ATM
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Fast pitch with a curve : SLIDER
50
Homes in trees : NESTS
51
Kukla, Fran and ___ : OLLIE
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Jagged, as a leaf's edge : EROSE
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All keyed up : TENSE
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Yin's opposite : YANG
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Cellar's opposite : ATTIC
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San ___, Calif. : DIEGO
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Rein, e.g. : STRAP
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Fawns' mothers : DOES
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Fraternity members : MEN
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Mao ___-tung : TSE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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