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New York Times, Tuesday, October 13, 2015

51-Down : Radioer's "I'll do it"

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 80, Blocks: 39 This is puzzle # 204 for Mr. Berry.
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Patrick Berry notes:
The basic idea for this puzzle came from a wordplay list I'd compiled much earlier: two-word phrases where the words were the same ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Two-word phrases, where most of the letters in each word are the same at the corresponding spot. Beautiful example is CRAYOLA CRAYONS, ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times10/13/15 ( No. 24,080 )
Across
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Earthquake-related : SEISMIC
8
Some Impressionist paintings : MANETS
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You might put a fist through it : ARMHOLE
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Things to wear : CLOTHES
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Art supplies since 1903 : CRAYOLACRAYONS
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Looney Tunes character with a strong Southern accent : FOGHORNLEGHORN
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Gluttonous sort : HOG
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Requiring constant reassurance : NEEDY
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As a result : ERGO
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Belligerent son of Zeus : ARES
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NNW's opposite : SSE
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Never-before-seen : ALLNEW
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"___ Last Bow" (Sherlock Holmes story) : HIS
30
Plain ___ : JANE
32
Egypt's ___ Dam : ASWAN
35
Kindergartner's stickum : PASTE
36
Flapper accessory : BOA
39
Director with three films on A.F.I.'s list of 100 greatest movies, all of them silent : CHARLIECHAPLIN
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"I'm Henry VIII, I Am" band : HERMANSHERMITS
43
Cowboy nickname : TEX
44
Give a speech : ORATE
46
Coupes and sedans : AUTOS
47
Repulsive : VILE
48
List-ending abbr. : ETC
49
Uses a divining rod : DOWSES
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PC key : ALT
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Unsubtle performers : HAMS
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Southernmost Great Lake : ERIE
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Nebraska's largest city : OMAHA
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Farrow of "Zelig" : MIA
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"The Little Foxes" playwright : LILLIANHELLMAN
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Laundromat fixture : WASHINGMACHINE
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Make room for : INCLUDE
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Sanctifies with oil : ANOINTS
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Discards : TOSSES
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Actual amount paid : NETCOST
Down
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Ali G portrayer ___ Baron Cohen : SACHA
2
Ballgame bobble : ERROR
3
Public relations concern : IMAGE
4
Reticent : SHY
5
Project Apollo destination : MOON
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Reason for missing work : ILLNESS
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Stops : CEASES
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"Back to the Future" hero Marty : MCFLY
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Lotion ingredient : ALOE
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Yuletide quaff : NOG
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"I Love Lucy" role : ETHEL
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Barb in a bush : THORN
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Fabric used for suits : SERGE
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Fall in winter : SNOW
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___ vu : DEJA
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Quick on the uptake : SHARP
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Start the pot : ANTE
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Ogle : LEERAT
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Smitten : INLOVE
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Arthur of tennis : ASHE
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Parliamentary output : ACT
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Ship, to its captain : SHE
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Stuff rubbed on skis : WAX
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"In the ___ Colony" (Kafka story) : PENAL
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Fisherman's purchase : BAIT
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Not fooled by : ONTO
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Blockhead : ASS
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Eye piece : IRIS
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A lot : MUCH
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Uniform-wearing group : TEAM
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Component of natural gas : ETHANE
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Indira Gandhi International Airport site : DELHI
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Show the ropes to : ORIENT
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Radioer's "I'll do it" : WILCO
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Doesn't stay on the shelves : SELLS
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Badge wearer : LAWMAN
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___ acid : AMINO
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Bowlful next to a restaurant's cashier : MINTS
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Most prudent, as advice : SAGEST
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Dollar bills : ONES
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Foppish neckwear : ASCOT
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"___ in the Morning" (radio show) : IMUS
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Fruit drink suffix : ADE
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Fruit drink brand : HIC

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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