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New York Times, Wednesday, October 18, 2006

1960's TV hit … whose last word completes the answers to the nine starred clues

Author:
John Farmer
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 80, Blocks: 44 Missing: {KQZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Farmer. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York Times10/18/06 ( No. 20,798 )
Across
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"Back in Black" rock band : ACDC
5
Tablelands : MESAS
10
Diner cuppa : JAVA
14
Yowl : WAIL
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Hail : EXALT
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Plowers : OXEN
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Jacob's brother : ESAU
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Pace : TEMPO
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Proceeded : WENT
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*Title fellow in a 1971 #1 McCartney hit : ALBERT
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*Amorous alcoholic in "The Philadelphia Story" : WILLIE
24
Was a parasite : LEECHED
27
County north of Limerick : CLARE
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P, to Plato : RHO
32
Egg : OVUM
36
___ studies (modern college major) : WOMENS
38
Blood type syst. : ABO
40
Has ___ with : ANIN
42
1960's TV hit … whose last word completes the answers to the nine starred clues : THEMANFROMUNCLE
45
"Jungle Book" star, 1942 : SABU
46
Online chortle : LOL
47
"To a Waterfowl" poet : BRYANT
48
High-flier's org.? : NASA
50
Cabernet, e.g. : RED
52
Displays 1-Down : GAPES
53
1941 Stanwyck/Fonda comedy, with "The" : LADYEVE
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*Mr. Television : MILTIE
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*One of TV's Addams family : FESTER
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Locale of 1869's Golden Spike : UTAH
65
Polio vaccine developer : SABIN
68
Garden party? : ADAM
70
Big rig : SEMI
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Incessantly : ONEND
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12-point type : PICA
73
Feds : TMEN
74
Some conifers : PINES
75
Brood (over) : STEW
Down
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Wonder : AWE
2
Hombre's home : CASA
3
Radio part : DIAL
4
Driver, e.g. : CLUB
5
About a yard, at Scotland Yard : METRE
6
Phillips ___ Academy : EXETER
7
*Figure in a star-spangled hat : SAM
8
High point of a European trip? : ALP
9
Vermont ski town : STOWE
10
It hangs under the chin : JOWL
11
Rink move : AXEL
12
Part of a boast of Caesar : VENI
13
Put (up) : ANTE
21
"Paride ed ___" (Gluck opera) : ELENA
23
Punch line to "What's the longest sentence in the English language?" : IDO
25
*"My Three Sons" housekeeper : CHARLEY
26
Vagabond : HOBO
27
100-lb. units : CWTS
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Actress Lindsay : LOHAN
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Bio 101 subject : AMEBA
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*Brer Rabbit taleteller : REMUS
33
*Chekhov title character : VANYA
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Open, as a toothpaste tube : UNCAP
35
Christopher Robin's creator : MILNE
37
Weekend TV staple since '75 : SNL
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White House fiscal grp. : OMB
41
Brings home : NETS
43
Major employer in Detroit : FORD
44
Yens : URGES
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Boxer Laila : ALI
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Practice lexicography : DEFINE
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"The Boy Who Cried Wolf" writer : AESOP
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Sells : VENDS
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Essential : MUST
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Any thing : ITEM
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Inadequate : LAME
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Dilute : THIN
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Lights-out signal : TAPS
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Blue-pencil : EDIT
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Tour de France, e.g. : RACE
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Young Darth Vader's nickname : ANI
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*Old Texas rice grower of note : BEN
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Big mouth : MAW

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle.

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