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New York Times, Thursday, January 6, 2005

Author:
Robert H. Wolfe
Editor:
Will Shortz
Quickly ... and a hint to 17-, 24-, 45- and 55-Across
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Robert H. Wolfe

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQZ} Puzzle has duplicate clues. This is puzzle # 65 for Mr. Wolfe. Thursday freshness: 81%
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© 2005, The New York Times1/6/5 ( No. 20,148 )
Across
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Like the hair under a comb-over : SPARSE
7
Rare blood type, informally : BNEG
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Illicit drug inits. : PCP
14
Soup holder : TUREEN
15
Ex-attorney general : RENO
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___-di-dah : LAH
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Vigilant : ONONESGUARD
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Brown, e.g. : IVY
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Sheet music instruction : ADUE
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Rebel-turned-national leader : TITO
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Stir : ROIL
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Carol contraction : TIS
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Certain design transfer : IRONONDECAL
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Caterer's aid : STERNO
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Cheri of "Scary Movie" : OTERI
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Doesn't work anymore, informally : ISSHOT
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Self-replicating things : GENES
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Quickly ... and a hint to 17-, 24-, 45- and 55-Across : ONTHEDOUBLE
37
Cowboy's domain : RANGE
39
Foreign correspondent? : PENPAL
40
Seriously winded : AGASP
41
Cheaper now : ONSALE
45
Top-rated sports group : DIVISIONONE
50
Ancient law : LEX
51
Pack ___ (quit) : ITIN
52
Siouan Indian : CROW
53
Little dog of old Disney cartoons : FIFI
54
Western defense grp. : OAS
55
Was victorious, but not by a knockout : WONONPOINTS
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"Lord, is ___?" : ITI
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Pharaoh's deity : AMON
60
Behind, so to speak : INDEBT
61
Google's realm, with "the" : NET
62
Chapeau holder : TETE
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Stimulates, slangily : GOOSES
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Not highly valued furs : STOATS
2
"Meet the Press" guest, maybe : PUNDIT
3
Excite : AROUSE
4
Actor Auberjonois : RENE
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Realize : SEE
6
Coast Guard officer: Abbr. : ENS
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Brown bear : BRUIN
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"Cool!" : NEATO
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Noted bankruptcy of 2001 : ENRON
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Jupiter, e.g. : GOD
11
Epoch from two to five million years ago : PLIOCENE
12
Expensive hors d'oeuvre: Var. : CAVIARE
13
1970's sitcom : PHYLLIS
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Ronnie & the Daytonas hit : GTO
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Iterates : RETELLS
24
Arch sites : INSTEPS
25
___ Hashana : ROSH
26
Plant with a bitter root : DOGBANE
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Welcomes, as a new year : RINGSIN
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Cool, once : HEP
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Lines of homage : ODE
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Bridge capacity unit : TON
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Stopping by to say hello : ONAVISIT
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Over : UPON
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Call to police headquarters, maybe : RADIOIN
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Stir : AGITATE
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Some dresses : ALINES
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Undisturbed : LEFTBE
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Lives : EXISTS
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See 47-Down : ICOME
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With 46-Down, words finishing "Ready ___, here ___" : ORNOT
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Not a soul : NOONE
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Have : OWN
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Cousin of Rover : FIDO
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Angkor ___ (Cambodian landmark) : WAT
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Slob : PIG
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"It's Alright" singer : ONO

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

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