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New York Times, Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Poker player's dream ... and a hint to the ends of 17-, 25-, 35- and 50-Across

Author:
Sharon Delorme
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {KQV} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Delorme. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York Times10/13/09 ( No. 21,889 )
Across
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Pop music's Cass Elliot and Michelle Phillips : MAMAS
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Wander aimlessly (about) : GAD
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___ America : MISS
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Frigidaire competitor : AMANA
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Debuts on the N.Y.S.E. : IPOS
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Court records : ACTA
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Member of Sherwood Forest's "merry band" : LITTLEJOHN
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Existing : REAL
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First pro team to play on artificial turf : ASTROS
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Calif. barrio area : EASTLA
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Pale as a ghost : ASHY
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Company stationery : LETTERHEAD
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___ Na Na : SHA
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Old console using Game Paks, briefly : NES
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Scrap for Spot : ORT
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Turkish title : AGA
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Antique shop item : CURIO
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Humiliate : ABASE
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Prince Charles, beginning in 1952 : HEIRTOTHETHRONE
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Blackmailer's evidence : TAPES
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Heavenly hunter : ORION
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One signatory to Nafta : USA
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Belmont Park action : BET
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Moon jumper of rhyme : COW
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Claiborne of fashion : LIZ
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Cramped spot, slangily : SARDINECAN
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Soil: Prefix : AGRO
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Fire up : EXCITE
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Five Nations tribe : ONEIDA
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Blacktop, e.g. : ROAD
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Poker player's dream ... and a hint to the ends of 17-, 25-, 35- and 50-Across : ROYALFLUSH
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___-European languages : INDO
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"Judge Judy" figure : SUER
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Elzie ___, Popeye's creator : SEGAR
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Woad and anil, for two : DYES
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Take a shot : TRY
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Snacks often eaten inside out : OREOS
Down
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Prefix with ware or content : MAL
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Bordeaux buddy : AMI
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Seductive W.W. I spy : MATAHARI
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Unable to sit still : ANTSY
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Margarita go-with : SALT
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Action figures for boys : GIJOES
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Words after "deaf as" or "dumb as" : APOST
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Cry accompanying a head slap : DOH
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Cattail's locale : MARSH
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Summer refresher : ICETEA
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"Hogan's Heroes" setting : STALAG
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Brand used in 10-Down, maybe : SALADA
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Show contempt for : SNEERAT
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Writer ___ Stanley Gardner : ERLE
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Gallery event : ARTSHOW
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"The Apostle" author Sholem : ASCH
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Elisabeth of "Leaving Las Vegas" : SHUE
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"Hamlet" soliloquy starter : TOBE
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Opposite of everything : NOTABIT
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N.Y.C.'s original subway line : IRT
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Sounds of relief : AHS
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Go astray : ERR
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Just for ___ : OPENERS
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Place for a béret : TETE
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Auto dashboard indicator : OILGAUGE
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Pinot ___ : NOIR
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Automaker Ferrari : ENZO
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Log-on name : USERID
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Dresden's state : SAXONY
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Skee-Ball site : ARCADE
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One who sings to the cops : CANARY
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Like Nash's lama : ONEL
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Pranks : DIDOS
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More coquettish : COYER
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Irene of a Sherlock Holmes story : ADLER
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"In that case ..." : IFSO
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"Git!" : OUT
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___ Paulo, Brazil : SAO
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Four-baggers: Abbr. : HRS

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