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New York Times, Friday, January 24, 2014

Square, in old slang, as indicated by forming a square with one's hands

Author:
Ian Livengood
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ian Livengood

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 29 Missing: {FJQXZ} This is puzzle # 35 for Mr. Livengood.
Ian Livengood notes:
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© 2014, The New York Times1/24/14 ( No. 23,453 )
Across
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Frigid : ARCTIC
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Question at the door : WHOSTHAT
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Miss out on a board : WAHINE
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"'Sup?" : HOWAREYA
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Subject for a golf lesson : STANCE
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Emphatic approval : AMENAMEN
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Petition : PLEA
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51-Down and others: Abbr. : RTES
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Nighttime : DARK
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Hunky-dory : AOK
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Clobbered : SMOTE
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Birds in a clutch : HENS
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Group that no one on earth has ever joined : MILEHIGHCLUB
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Sun disk wearer, in myth : ISIS
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Petition : SUE
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"That's quite enough!" : STOPIT
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Abridged : CONCISE
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"What's it gonna be?" : YESORNO
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Feature of a certain bandit : ONEARM
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20-Down, e.g. : SUV
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Nut : KOOK
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What a nonconformist ignores : PEERPRESSURE
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"___ magnifique!" : TRES
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Big employer in Hartford, Conn. : AETNA
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Canal checker?: Abbr. : DDS
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One who's trustworthy? : HEIR
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Doesn't just grab : AWES
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Green shade : LIME
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Public, as views : ESPOUSED
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Instruments played with mizraabs : SITARS
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"I'd like you to leave" : PLEASEGO
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Nips in the bud : AVERTS
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Bank guards? : SANDBAGS
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Ambush locale in Episode 1 of "The Lone Ranger" : CANYON
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"Cute" remarks : AWS
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Thallium sulfate, e.g. : RATPOISON
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Figure out on the street? : CHALKLINE
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Stick with it : TINE
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One way to pay : INCASH
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Civic leader? : CEE
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"Beg pardon?!" : WHATTHE
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Shop alternative : HOMEEC
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Takes credit? : OWES
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Gabriel or Giorgio : SAN
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Basic library stock : TRADEBOOKS
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Iron-pumper : HEMAN
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Australia's ___ Rock : AYERS
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Lose a lot? : TANK
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Nissan ___ : ROGUE
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Italian friend : AMICO
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Question in a long-distance relationship : MISSME
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Humble dwellings : HUTS
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Civil engineering safety feature : ESCAPEROAD
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Square, in old slang, as indicated by forming a square with one's hands : LSEVEN
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1969 hit with the repeated lyric "Big wheel keep on turnin'" : PROUDMARY
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So that one can : INORDERTO
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Takes some hits : TOKES
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Red states : IRES
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Humble dwellings : YURTS
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Short trunks : SPEEDOS
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Possible protein shake ingredient : RAWEGG
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Sample in a swab test : SALIVA
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Weber per square meter : TESLA
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Turn red, say : RIPEN
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Drill bits? : HEPS
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Away from port : ASEA
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Christopher Columbus Transcontinental Hwy. : ITEN
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Kind of port : USB
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Pouch : SAC
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Frequent form request: Abbr. : SSN

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

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