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New York Times, Monday, October 13, 2008

46-Down : Hand-to-hand fighting

Author:
Anthony J. Salvia
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {KZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Salvia.
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© 2008, The New York Times10/13/08 ( No. 21,524 )
Across
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No-frills : BASIC
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Alternative to buttons on a jacket : SNAPS
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Proof finale : QED
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Stewpots : OLLAS
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Small flock of birds : COVEY
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___ Today : USA
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Caribbean area where pirates plundered : SPANISHMAIN
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After-hours bank convenience : ATM
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"The Sweetheart of Sigma ___" : CHI
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Tic-tac-toe win : OOO
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Poet Nash : OGDEN
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Harrison Ford's "Star Wars" role : HANSOLO
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Fermented apple juice : CIDER
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Sherlock Holmes adventure, in brief : THELIONSMANE
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Truth ___ (interrogation injection) : SERUM
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Annual coll. basketball competition : NIT
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Interceptions or yards rushing : STAT
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Oaf : CLOD
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Translucent dessert : JELLO
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Turner who sang "We Don't Need Another Hero" : TINA
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With competence : ABLY
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"Based ___ novel by ..." : ONA
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Outspoken, as a critic : VOCAL
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Faux Chinese dish : BEEFCHOWMEIN
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Jupiter's Io and Callisto : MOONS
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Dunk : IMMERSE
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Rant and rage : STORM
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French friend : AMI
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___ lane (commuters' aid) : HOV
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S.O.S ___ : PAD
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City on the Penobscot River : BANGORMAINE
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Firefighter's tool : AXE
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Skin cream additives : ALOES
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Relating to an arm bone : ULNAR
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Zero, in soccer : NIL
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___ incognita : TERRA
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Hero's acclaim : GLORY
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Painter of "The Garden of Earthly Delights" : BOSCH
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Beta preceder : ALPHA
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Assassinated : SLAIN
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Suffix with Freud : IAN
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CBS forensic drama : CSI
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Academy, e.g. : SCHOOL
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Hurler Hideo : NOMO
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Gardner who was once married to Frank Sinatra : AVA
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Louvre Pyramid architect : PEI
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Ecclesiastical councils : SYNODS
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Kind of equation graphed as a parabola : QUADRATIC
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Italy's Villa d'___ : ESTE
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Censure : DAMN
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The heel is attached to it : SOLE
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Diamond or ruby : GEMSTONE
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Prepare in advance of : STUDYFOR
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Physicist Georg : OHM
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Rattlesnake's shape : COIL
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Enthusiastic about : INTO
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Postnuptial relative : INLAW
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Mom's mom, e.g. : NANA
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Footnote abbr. : ETAL
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Healing formation : SCAB
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Dresden's river : ELBE
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Someone to emulate : ROLEMODEL
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Sen. McCain : JOHN
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Grandson of Adam : ENOS
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Get-up-and-go : VIM
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Hand-to-hand fighting : COMBAT
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Brunch cocktail : MIMOSA
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Kuwaiti pooh-bah : EMIR
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Heavyweight zoo attraction, for short : RHINO
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Sub's navigational aid : SONAR
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"___ Breath You Take" (#1 hit by the Police) : EVERY
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Reach across : SPAN
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Alternative to the subway : TAXI
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Teen-___ : AGER
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It's poured in pints : ALE
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___'easter : NOR
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Serving of root beer : MUG
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100% : ALL

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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