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New York Times, Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Something with which you might do the actions at the ends of 20-, 27- and 45-Across

Author:
Allan E. Parrish
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JXZ} This is puzzle # 34 for Mr. Parrish.
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© 2013, The New York Times1/8/13 ( No. 23,072 )
Across
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Constant nuisance : BANE
5
Dashboard device, briefly : TACH
9
Post-op program : REHAB
14
Writer Wister : OWEN
15
Say again : ECHO
16
To love, in Milan : AMARE
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Voting district : WARD
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Laine of jazz fame : CLEO
19
South Pacific island nation : TONGA
20
1977 Boz Scaggs hit : LIDOSHUFFLE
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Neth. neighbor : GER
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"Sophie's Choice" novelist : STYRON
25
Hoyle of "Hoyle's Rules of Games" : EDMOND
27
Source of ground chuck : SHOULDERCUT
31
Bird with red-eyed and yellow-throated varieties : VIREO
34
Coal-rich area in Europe : SAAR
35
Common cotton swab : QTIP
37
Italian diminutive suffix : INO
38
Unsportsmanlike : DIRTY
39
Year, in Yucatán : ANO
40
Film terrier played by Skippy : ASTA
42
"Picnic" playwright : INGE
43
Volga River native : TATAR
45
All-in-one offer : PACKAGEDEAL
48
Takes hold : SETSIN
49
Skeptic's response : ILLBET
53
Here, to Henri : ICI
54
Something with which you might do the actions at the ends of 20-, 27- and 45-Across : DECKOFCARDS
58
Hurricane, e.g. : STORM
60
Fair share, maybe : HALF
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Wild about, with "over" : GAGA
62
Toy truck maker : TONKA
63
Hankering : URGE
64
At least once : EVER
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Firebug's offense : ARSON
66
Result of a successful slap shot : GOAL
67
Covers, as a football field : SODS
Down
1
Big New Year's Day events : BOWLS
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Lie ahead : AWAIT
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Dweebish : NERDY
4
Sign, as a check : ENDORSE
5
Dance music genre : TECHNO
6
Rights org. since 1920 : ACLU
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Restaurant figure : CHEF
8
What a horseshoer shoes : HOOF
9
Like "The Exorcist" and "Lethal Weapon" : RATEDR
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Nondance music genre : EMO
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Frequent, as a club : HANGOUTAT
12
One side in the Falklands War : ARGENTINA
13
Vandyke, e.g. : BEARD
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Manhattan district with art galleries : SOHO
22
Doubting : LEERY
26
1974 John Wayne crime drama : MCQ
28
Taking drugs regularly : USING
29
Popcorn order for two, maybe : LARGE
30
Passé : DATED
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Going by way of : VIA
32
Lestrade of Sherlock Holmes stories, e.g. : INSPECTOR
33
E.R. doctors work them : ROTATIONS
36
___ favor : POR
38
Photographer Arbus : DIANE
41
Some window installations, for short : ACS
43
Baby powder component : TALC
44
Whom G movies are for : ALLAGES
46
Best Actress winner for "The Hours" : KIDMAN
47
___ Tower : EIFFEL
48
Woman with an Afro, maybe : SISTA
50
"Good job!" : BRAVO
51
Sharp-___ : EDGED
52
Bygone Russian leaders : TSARS
55
Down in a hurry : CHUG
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Corn syrup brand : KARO
57
Gymnast Korbut : OLGA
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Original "King Kong" studio : RKO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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