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New York Times, Saturday, January 9, 2016

Girl's name that becomes a contraction when its first and last letters are switched

Author:
Jason Flinn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 26 Missing: {JQWZ} Spans: 8, (2 quad stacks) This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Flinn. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2016, The New York Times1/9/16 ( No. 24,168 )
Across
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Center of a defense : THESISSTATEMENT
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One saying "We can do it!" : ROSIETHERIVETER
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Bavarian region that the Danube passes through : UPPERPALATINATE
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Brunch treat with egg and potatoes : SPANISHOMELETTE
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Girl's name that becomes a contraction when its first and last letters are switched : TINA
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"Yes, ___" : SIR
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It goes with the flow : SILT
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Caps preceder : SNO
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What's what in Italy? : CHE
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Org. that tracks baby name popularity : SSA
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Briny : SEA
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Give a dirty look : GLAREAT
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Menu promise : NOMSG
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Contacts in an emergency : NEXTOFKIN
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Subject of a museum in Richmond, Va., for short : EAPOE
40
Things a bartender strains to make : MAITAIS
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Hush-hush org. : NSA
44
Hush-hush org. : KGB
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Rural call : BAA
48
Actress Benaderet who voiced Betty Rubble : BEA
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Take up and hold, chemically : SORB
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"Sick" : RAD
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Raise the volume? : YELL
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Teddy, e.g. : INTIMATEAPPAREL
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Was completely honest : LAIDITONTHELINE
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Explain further : ENTERINTODETAIL
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Some support for local schools : STATEASSISTANCE
Down
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Has faith : TRUSTS
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Busy : HOPPING
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Wikipedia option : ESPANOL
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College near Albany, N.Y. : SIENA
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Yesterday, in Italy : IERI
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Line of additives : STPS
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Ruler's title from which the word "chess" is derived : SHAH
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Ultimate object, to Aristotle : TELOS
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Popular cologne that shares its name with a literary character : ARAMIS
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Chemistry concentrations : TITERS
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"___ is whatever distracts": Kafka : EVIL
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Founder of Egypt's first dynasty : MENES
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Belief in a strong central government : ETATISM
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Irks : NETTLES
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Marker in the woods : TREETAG
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Run : CREEK
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Malediction : HEX
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Opposite of fast : EAT
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Santa ___ : ANITA
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Two semesters abroad, maybe : ANO
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Boy's name repeated in a nursery rhyme : TOM
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___ whim : ONA
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Wunderbar : FAB
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Cadenza maker : KIA
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Stores on a farm : ENSILES
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Not voiced, as the first "d" in "Wednesday" : ASONANT
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Bach piece : PARTITA
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Like Catalonia : IBERIAN
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Relating to the moon : SELENIC
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Ex ___ (as a favor, in law) : GRATIA
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Ones getting passed in a race : BATONS
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Alternative form of a gene : ALLELE
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European hotel fixture : BIDET
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Inroads : DENTS
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Conference site : YALTA
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Stick fast : MIRE
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What's yours in Montréal? : ATOI
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Condoleezza Rice and Martin Luther King Jr., for two : PHDS
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"2012" actress Amanda : PEET

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