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New York Times, Tuesday, January 5, 2010

38-Down : Hatfield/McCoy affair

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

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 12 for Ms. Stewart.
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© 2010, The New York Times1/5/10 ( No. 21,973 )

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Across
1
Pooh-pooh, with "at" : SCOFF
6
Way up a ski slope : TBAR
10
School zone warning : SLOW
14
TV signal component : AUDIO
15
Beatles meter maid : RITA
16
Topper for Charles de Gaulle : KEPI
17
*Antishoplifting force : STOREDETECTIVES
20
Roll-call call : HERE
21
D.C.'s Pennsylvania, e.g. : AVE
22
Antiseptic element : IODINE
23
Early James Bond foe : DRNO
25
With 46-Across, be angry ... or what you can do inside the answers to the six starred clues : SEE
26
*Marching band percussion : SNAREDRUMS
30
Lower chamber of Russia's parliament : DUMA
34
In a cautious way : WARILY
35
Excuse maker's word : BUT
36
X ___ xylophone : ASIN
37
Satan's doings : EVILS
38
State of confusion : FOG
39
Verge : BRINK
40
Word with a handshake : DEAL
41
Shell game spheroid : PEA
42
Hold tight : CLENCH
43
Some annexes : ELLS
44
*Rims : OUTEREDGES
46
See 25-Across : RED
47
Prospector's strike : LODE
48
Financially solvent : AFLOAT
52
E-mail attachment, for short : PIC
53
MasterCard alternative : VISA
57
*Textbooks for instructors : TEACHEREDITIONS
60
Nagging desire : ITCH
61
In a snit : SORE
62
Subject of much Mideast praise : ALLAH
63
Pigskin supports : TEES
64
Manly man : STUD
65
Missouri Indian : OSAGE
Down
1
Window part : SASH
2
Just adorable : CUTE
3
___-Eaters (shoe inserts) : ODOR
4
*School evacuation exercises : FIREDRILLS
5
A McCoy, to a Hatfield : FOE
6
"Key Largo" Oscar winner Claire ___ : TREVOR
7
Orthodontist's concern : BITE
8
Wolfed down : ATE
9
Most risqué : RACIEST
10
Losing streak : SKID
11
Jeans maker ___ Strauss : LEVI
12
Ready for business : OPEN
13
Like an oracle : WISE
18
Foppish dresser : DANDY
19
Tip of a wingtip : TOE
24
Reunion group: Abbr. : RELS
25
Full of oneself : SMUG
26
Nobel or Celsius : SWEDE
27
Orange feature : NAVEL
28
Popular typeface : ARIAL
29
W.W. II sea menace : UBOAT
30
*Evel and Robbie Knievel, for two : DAREDEVILS
31
Taking habitually : USING
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Cut into tiny bits : MINCE
33
Hippies' crosses : ANKHS
38
Hatfield/McCoy affair : FEUD
39
Ran in the wash : BLED
41
Anne Bradstreet, for one : POETESS
42
Spring bloomers : CROCI
45
Said "bos'n" for "boatswain," e.g. : ELIDED
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When repeated, gung-ho : RAH
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Engaged in a 38-Down : ATIT
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Big bash : FETE
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Add a kick to : LACE
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Phil who sang "Draft Dodger Rag" : OCHS
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Chile's northern neighbor : PERU
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Seat of Allen County, Kan. : IOLA
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Hang-up : SNAG
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1975 Wimbledon winner : ASHE
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Pure baloney : ROT
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"___ Te Ching" : TAO

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