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New York Times, Monday, January 28, 2013

Common put-down that hints at the ends of 17-, 21-, 53- and 58-Across

Author:
Jaime Hutchison and Victor Fleming
Editor:
Will Shortz
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11/28/20131
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Victor Fleming

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 32 Missing: {GJQ} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Hutchison. This is puzzle # 36 for Mr. Fleming.
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© 2013, The New York Times1/28/13 ( No. 23,092 )

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Across
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Little prankster : IMP
4
Does nothing : IDLES
9
Tots' fathers : DADAS
14
Neither's partner : NOR
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TV host Gibbons : LEEZA
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Go off like a volcano : ERUPT
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Info on a dashboard gauge : FUELLEVEL
19
Countryside: Sp. : CAMPO
20
Within: Prefix : ENTO
21
"I, the Jury" detective : MIKEHAMMER
23
Big name in art glass : STEUBEN
25
Comic Caesar : SID
26
Thanksgiving side dish : YAM
27
In layers : TIERED
28
Read leisurely : PERUSE
30
French legislature : SENAT
31
Tiny misstep : SLIP
34
Newspaper opinion piece : OPED
35
Common put-down that hints at the ends of 17-, 21-, 53- and 58-Across : WHATATOOL
38
Asia's shrunken ___ Sea : ARAL
41
Fill-ins, informally : SUBS
42
British fellow : BLOKE
46
Divulges : LETSON
48
PC lookalikes, e.g. : CLONES
49
Pres. Lincoln : ABE
50
Pop singer Carly ___ Jepsen : RAE
52
"Aha!" : IHAVEIT
53
Flier made from a do-it-yourself kit : MODELPLANE
56
Fashion magazine with a French name : ELLE
57
Rust, for example : OXIDE
58
Safety exercise prompted by an alarm : FIREDRILL
60
Laura and Bruce of the silver screen : DERNS
61
That is: Lat. : IDEST
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Cambodia's Lon ___ : NOL
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These, to Conchita : ESTAS
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When repeated, identifies people : NAMES
65
Before, to a bard : ERE
Down
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Overruns as pests might : INFESTS
2
Canadian police officer : MOUNTIE
3
In the sixth grade or earlier, typically : PRETEEN
4
Sick : ILL
5
Judged : DEEMED
6
"Deathtrap" playwright Ira : LEVIN
7
Book before Daniel: Abbr. : EZEK
8
Counterpart of purchases : SALES
9
2010s, e.g. : DECADE
10
Biblical name for Syria : ARAM
11
Produce, as page layouts for a printer : DUMMYUP
12
Mollify : APPEASE
13
Attacked en masse : STORMED
18
Singer with the #1 R&B hit "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine" : LOURAWLS
22
Zoo heavyweight, for short : HIPPO
24
Top 10 Kiss hit with backing by the New York Philharmonic : BETH
29
Dog command : ROLLOVER
31
Springfield resident Disco ___ : STU
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Experiment site : LAB
33
With 36-Down, "Easy!" : ITS
36
See 33-Down : ASNAP
37
Lead-in to "di" or "da" in a Beatles song : OBLA
38
With ice cream : ALAMODE
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Packs again for shipping : REBOXES
40
Suffered humiliation : ATEDIRT
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Length of a pithy joke : ONELINE
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Garrison of "A Prairie Home Companion" : KEILLOR
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Actress Getty of "The Golden Girls" : ESTELLE
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Discount price phrase : ORLESS
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Edam or Brie : CHEESE
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Leprechaunlike : ELFIN
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Against property, to a judge : INREM
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Poet ___ St. Vincent Millay : EDNA
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Opera with a slave girl : AIDA
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Drunk's woe, informally : DTS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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