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New York Times, Monday, January 23, 2017

Author:
Bruce Haight
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Bruce Haight

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVX} This is puzzle # 21 for Mr. Haight. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Bruce Haight notes:
My first version of this puzzle had RUMP ROAST RECIPE at the top and RUMPELSTILTSKIN at the bottom. I considered myself quite lucky ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Really enjoyed this one. Very nice that Bruce perfectly divided up RUMP EL STILT SKIN into its syllables, sticking them at the starts ... read more
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© 2017, The New York TimesNo. 0123 ( 24,548 )

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Across
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"Winnie-the-___" : POOH
5
"Kisses, dahling!" : MWAH
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Recorded on a cassette : TAPED
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Something cleared up by Clearasil : ACNE
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Akron's home : OHIO
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To whom Butler said "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn" : OHARA
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Slow-cooked beef entree : RUMPROAST
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Used a light beam on in surgery : LASED
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Samuel of the Supreme Court : ALITO
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"How do you ___?" (court query) : PLEAD
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Indenting key : TAB
24
Indian tribe that lent its name to two states : DAKOTA
26
Fabled city of wealth sought by conquistadors : ELDORADO
28
Before, to Byron : ERE
29
401(k) relative : IRA
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Versatile piece of furniture : SOFABED
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Put into law : ENACT
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Detroit factory output : CARS
35
One with a leg up in the circus business? : STILTWALKER
39
Trig or calc : MATH
41
October birthstones : OPALS
42
Tel Aviv native : ISRAELI
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Sch. run by the Latter-day Saints : BYU
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Have bills : OWE
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Gambling scam : SKINGAME
52
High on pot : STONED
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Bottle alternative : CAN
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Laughs loudly : ROARS
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Big name in retail jewelry : ZALES
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"Shucks, you shouldn't have!" : AWGEE
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What the starts of 17-, 26-, 35- and 50-Across are : FAIRYTALE
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___ Ste. Marie, Mich. : SAULT
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Regarding : ASTO
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List-ending abbr. : ETAL
65
Writers' wrongs? : TYPOS
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Container for eggs : NEST
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Cincinnati team : REDS
Down
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Macy's Thanksgiving event : PARADE
2
Eye-related : OCULAR
3
Like a live radio announcer : ONMIKE
4
Aware of, in cool-cat slang : HEPTO
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Cow sound : MOO
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Fly swatter sound : WHAP
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Passage in a plane : AISLE
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Red Monopoly purchases : HOTELS
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Described, as something in the past : TOLDOF
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"So THAT's the story here!" : AHA
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Carb-heavy buffet area : PASTABAR
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Kindle or Nook : EREADER
13
Some pudgy, middle-aged physiques, informally : DADBODS
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Corkscrew-shaped noodles : ROTINI
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Commotion : ADO
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Asia's ___ Sea : ARAL
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Off to the ___ (starting strong) : RACES
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Coll. entrance exam : ACT
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Actor Hawke of "Boyhood" : ETHAN
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What it takes to tango : TWO
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Hang, Wild West-style : STRINGUP
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Alert to squad cars, for short : APB
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Big name in potato chips : LAYS
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All thumbs : KLUTZY
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Wrong for the role : MISCAST
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"Go ahead, shoot!" : ASKAWAY
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Long-necked waders : EGRETS
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Language in Vientiane : LAO
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"Your work is wonderful" : IMAFAN
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Airing after midnight, say : ONLATE
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Little shaver, to a Scot : WEELAD
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'50s Ford flops : EDSELS
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Clear the blackboard : ERASE
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Many a John Wayne film, informally : OATER
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Takes a chair : SITS
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"Evil Woman" rock grp. : ELO
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"Balderdash!" : ROT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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