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New York Times, Thursday, January 8, 2009

From gentle to steep for some playground equipment?

Author:
Joe DiPietro
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joe DiPietro

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 101 for Mr. DiPietro. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York Times1/8/09 ( No. 21,611 )

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Weakens : FADES
6
Chink in the armor, say : FLAW
10
Book after Joel : AMOS
14
The Sorbonne, for one : ECOLE
15
Jot : IOTA
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It's in a pickle : DILL
17
Supermodels? : SHOOTSTARS
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Just : ONLY
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Continued drama : SERIAL
21
Caboose, e.g. : END
23
Make one to one, perhaps : TIE
24
One who fattens up cattle? : STOCKSTUFFER
28
Razz : GIBE
31
Jot : WHIT
32
Flapper accessory : BOA
33
Legal org. : ABA
34
Narnia's Aslan, e.g. : LION
35
Duke's quarters? : DORMS
37
Bit of advice from a tennis coach? : SERVESUGGESTION
41
Bridge supports : TEETH
42
Work on the street : PAVE
43
Be prostrate : LIE
44
Bad-mouth : DIS
45
Monet's "Done!" : FINI
46
Nabors role : PYLE
47
45s from Count Basie and Benny Goodman? : SWINGSINGLES
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___ trick : HAT
52
Monet work : OIL
53
Congregation member : LAYMAN
57
Final ___ : EXAM
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From gentle to steep for some playground equipment? : SLIDESCALE
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Move, in Realtor-speak : RELO
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Pounds, informally : QUID
64
Spasm : THROE
65
Run in place : IDLE
66
Pupil of Miss Crump, on TV : OPIE
67
Much-debated school subject, for short : SEXED
Down
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Come clean, with "up" : FESS
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Hurt : ACHE
3
One can be shown to you : DOOR
4
Nancy's aunt in Nancy Drew mysteries : ELOISE
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Go after : SETAT
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Working out just fine? : FIT
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Mauna ___ : LOA
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Still : ATREST
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"That ___ so bad" : WASNT
10
Fuss : ADO
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Sage and thyme are in it : MINTFAMILY
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N.F.L. Hall-of-Famer Matson : OLLIE
13
More devious : SLYER
18
Not too quick : SLOWISH
22
"Porgy" novelist ___ Heyward : DUBOSE
25
Chinese dynasty lasting eight centuries : CHOU
26
Cartel leader : KINGPIN
27
Kids' snow construction : FORT
28
See 45-Down : GAS
29
Disbeliever's comment : IBET
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Stripped : BAREDITALL
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"Come on!" : LETSGO
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Coupe ___ : DEVILLE
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Potter's purchase : SOIL
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Target for Dracula : VEIN
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The Jets, e.g. : GANG
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Once called : NEE
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Standard 28-Down purchase : FILLUP
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The id is in it : PSYCHE
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Sci-fi novelist ___ S. Tepper : SHERI
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Like some floors and legs : WAXED
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R&B singer with the hit "Thong Song" : SISQO
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Bridge positions : EASTS
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Last name in comedy : MARX
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Healing balm : ALOE
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Exigency : NEED
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Curly whacker : MOE
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Only Super Bowl won by the Jets : III
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34th U.S. pres. : DDE

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