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New York Times, Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Author:
David Murchie
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Murchie

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Murchie. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 0126 ( 22,359 )
Across
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With 65-Across, the starts of 20-, 26-, 43- and 51-Across taken together : NEAR
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Scopes Trial org. : ACLU
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Place for scrubs : BENCH
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Start of an incantation : ABRA
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"Double" facial feature : CHIN
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Normandy beach : OMAHA
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Assault or battery : TORT
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"Please?" : CANI
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React to mold, perhaps : RIPEN
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Alien abductions, e.g. : CLOSEENCOUNTERS
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Command to a plow horse : HAW
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It's fairly insensitive to shock, fortunately : TNT
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Houston-to-K.C. direction : NNE
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"All kidding aside ..." : BUTSERIOUSLY
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Menu heading : SALADS
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"Au Revoir, ___ Enfants" (1987 film) : LES
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___-chef : SOUS
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Backspace through : ERASE
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Get-up-and-go : PEP
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Ring around the collar, say : DINGE
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Chamonix setting : ALPS
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Season box holder, e.g. : FAN
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Like a par 5 hole vis-à-vis a par 3 : LONGER
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Unwelcome sign for a sales rep : NOSOLICITING
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"Aladdin" prince : ALI
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"Open wide" sound : AAH
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Center of a ball? : DEB
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Magazine opposed to the Cuban trade embargo : CIGARAFICIONADO
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Old and gray : HOARY
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Signs, as a contract : INKS
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Lena of "Chocolat" : OLIN
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Composer Bruckner : ANTON
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Astringent fruit : SLOE
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Word with cut or exchange : RATE
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Dry out, informally : DETOX
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Salon acquisitions : TANS
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See 1-Across : MISS
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"Why, of course!" : NATCH
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Jungle menace : EBOLA
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You might wait for it at a stoplight : ARROW
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"Fiddlesticks!" : RATS
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Dialect coaches teach them : ACCENTS
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Monastery music : CHANTS
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"The Mod Squad" role : LINC
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Shop steward, briefly : UNIONREP
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World's third-largest island : BORNEO
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Release : EMIT
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Mane area : NAPE
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Mother of Chaz Bono : CHER
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Brinker of children's lit : HANS
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Exercise on the keys : ETUDE
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Aussie colleges : UNIS
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Low man at the Met : BASSO
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Nicholas Gage best seller : ELENI
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On drugs : USING
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Something to break into : SONG
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Race in a chute : LUGE
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River in a 1914 battle : YSER
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Rapper Combs a k a Diddy : SEAN
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Alice's chronicler : ARLO
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Swimmers do them : LAPS
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Conscientious objector : PACIFIST
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"Tiny Bubbles" singer : DONHO
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Adidas competitor : FILA
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Is a go-between : LIAISES
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Adam's apple site : LARYNX
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Add later : TACKON
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___ Lama : DALAI
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Magazine jobs : EDITS
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Dice, slangily : BONES
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2000 election scrap : CHAD
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Skye of "Say Anything ..." : IONE
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Intl. commerce pact replaced by the W.T.O. : GATT
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Suffix with buck : AROO
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"To Live and Die ___" : INLA
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What's expected : NORM

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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