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New York Times, Monday, January 5, 2015

"Can you ___ in a sentence?" (spelling bee request)

Author:
John Guzzetta
Editor:
Will Shortz
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John Guzzetta

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {J} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Guzzetta.
John Guzzetta notes:
Happy New Year, everyone! The fact that this simple theme featured animals made me worry that it would go straight into the editor's ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Nice start to the week, five colorful phrases ending with a type of bird. I appreciated the consistency, each of the phrases ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times1/5/15 ( No. 23,799 )
Across
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More achy : SORER
6
Item in a pod : PEA
9
Helpful website feature, for short : FAQS
13
First month of el año : ENERO
14
Panorama : VIEW
15
Cousins of ostriches : EMUS
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Skillful lawyer : LEGALEAGLE
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Not fatty : LEAN
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Result of a failed Breathalyzer test, for short : DWI
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90-degree turn : ELL
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"Sorry, that ___ happenin'!" : AINT
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Dullards : OAFS
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Cantankerous fellow : OLDBUZZARD
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Folklore stories : MYTHS
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"___ my case" : IREST
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Crash sound : BAM
33
Clerk on "The Simpsons" : APU
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"That suits me to ___" : ATEE
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___ Lemon, "30 Rock" character : LIZ
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Relative youngster : SPRINGCHICKEN
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"Now I see!" : AHA
42
Pronoun before "shalt not" : THOU
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Light brown : TAN
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Chaney who starred in "The Phantom of the Opera" : LON
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Duke or duchess : TITLE
47
"Just do it" shoes : NIKES
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Hard-liner on government spending : BUDGETHAWK
54
Michelin product : TIRE
55
Care for, as a garden : TEND
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Urging from a dinner host : EAT
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Bonkers : MAD
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N.Y.C. home of Magrittes and Matisses : MOMA
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Goofball : SILLYGOOSE
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French yeses : OUIS
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National gem of Australia : OPAL
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Word before planet or peace : INNER
67
Hankering : ITCH
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Curse : POX
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Whole ___ (grocery chain) : FOODS
Down
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Not often : SELDOM
2
Traffic sign with an arrow : ONEWAY
3
Pass along, as a past present : REGIFT
4
Reagan ___ (most of the 1980s) : ERA
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What an actor plays : ROLE
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Bacon source : PIG
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Coral dweller : EEL
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Amazement : AWE
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"___ Navidad" : FELIZ
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Open to suggestions : AMENABLE
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"Roses are red ...," e.g. : QUATRAIN
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Nine-digit ID : SSN
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Frankie of the Four Seasons : VALLI
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"Evil Woman" grp. : ELO
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Like many Mexicans' forebears : AZTECAN
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___-Pei (dog breed) : SHAR
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One trying to grab a bite at the theater? : DRACULA
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Girl's name that's a Hebrew letter : BETH
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"Can you ___ in a sentence?" (spelling bee request) : USEIT
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Area between the two Koreas, for short : DMZ
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Ready for the rotisserie : SPITTED
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Not touched, as a boxer : UNHIT
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Public mention : SHOUTOUT
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Nightmare for the C.D.C. : PANDEMIC
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Invader of old Rome : GOTH
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Work with yarn : KNIT
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Priest's robe : ALB
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Tom ___, onetime Marilyn Monroe co-star : EWELL
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Robe tied with an obi : KIMONO
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Like 18 1/2 minutes of the Watergate tapes : ERASED
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Passover meals : SEDERS
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Grind, as the teeth : GNASH
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Nickname for Catherine : KAY
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"Woo-hoo! The weekend's almost here!" : TGIF
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"Après ___ le déluge" : MOI
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Soak up : SOP
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Big event at the N.Y.S.E. : IPO
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Airport with the Tom Bradley Intl. Terminal : LAX
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Singer Yoko : ONO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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