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New York Times, Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Org. whose only members with nonplural names appear at the ends of 17-, 25-, 41- and 56-Across

Author:
Andrea Carla Michaels
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 45 for Ms. Michaels. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Andrea Carla Michaels notes:
The original idea came as a follow up to the FOOTBALL MATCHUP crossword made with my neighbor Kent Clayton. This is really a naming ... read more
Will Shortz notes:
Andrea's puzzle today does something I like. It involves a complete set of things — in this case N.B.A. teams whose names don't end in ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I love being surprised by an early-week puzzle — what a neat a-ha moment when I ran across the NBA revealer. Even though I'm a ... read more
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© 2014, The New York Times10/28/14 ( No. 23,730 )
Across
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Edie of "Nurse Jackie" : FALCO
6
Not quite right : AMISS
11
Prime meridian std. : GST
14
Hipbone-related : ILIAC
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"Holy cow!" : ZOWIE
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Waikiki wear : LEI
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Related add-ons, informally : ALLTHATJAZZ
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"___ long gone daddy in the U.S.A." (Springsteen lyric) : IMA
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Golden Horde members : TATARS
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Suffix with sucr- and lact- : OSE
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Brouhaha : STIR
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Tennis umpire's call : LET
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"Straight ___ Compton" (seminal rap album) : OUTTA
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Tom Cruise/Nicole Kidman racing film : DAYSOFTHUNDER
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Things confessed at confession : SINS
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Bad things from sharks? : LOANS
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Dodgers great Campanella : ROY
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It's attention-getting : PSST
36
Figure skater Harding : TONYA
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Scotch ___ : TAPE
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Whiz : ACE
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Place for a kiddie hawk? : AERIE
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Elevator innovator : OTIS
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"That" something in an Arlen/Mercer standard : OLDBLACKMAGIC
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Exotic jelly fruit : GUAVA
46
"No thanks, I already ___" : ATE
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The Beatles' "___ Love Her" : ANDI
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Org. whose only members with nonplural names appear at the ends of 17-, 25-, 41- and 56-Across : NBA
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"Fiddler on the Roof" setting : SHTETL
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Old-time actress Hagen : UTA
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Keep cool in summer : BEATTHEHEAT
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Obama or Clinton, informally : DEM
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Add-on : EXTRA
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So unhip as to be hip, maybe : NERDY
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Gridiron gains: Abbr. : YDS
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One of the Coen brothers : ETHAN
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Din-making : AROAR
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Company that owns Ferrari : FIAT
2
Milan's Teatro ___ Scala : ALLA
3
Gentle rise and fall of the voice : LILT
4
It makes things happen : CATALYST
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Earthy tones : OCHRES
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First anti-AIDS drug : AZT
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Luck that's workin' for ya : MOJO
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"___ a Teenage Werewolf" : IWAS
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Jumbo, for one : SIZE
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"Oh yeah? ___ who?" : SEZ
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Fashionable celebs : GLITTERATI
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Like the climate of Miami or Rio : SEMITROPIC
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Princess topper : TIARA
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Concerning : ASTO
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South of France : SUD
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Follower of clip or slip : ONS
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Not full-price : DISCOUNTED
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Famous Yosemite photographer : ANSELADAMS
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Fauna's counterpart : FLORA
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Elixir : TONIC
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"Frida" star Salma : HAYEK
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Acapulco article : UNA
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Hot spot? : SPA
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"You betcha!" : YES
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Business card abbr. : TEL
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With it : TOGETHER
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Lawyers' org. : ABA
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Roman 506 : DVI
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Turn to pulp : MASH
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Subject of a massive statue in the ancient Parthenon : ATHENA
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Tastelessly showy : GAUDY
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Call at a deli counter : NEXT
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"Splish Splash" spot : BATH
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Gillette brand : ATRA
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Architect Saarinen : EERO
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Cry made with a curtsy, maybe : TADA
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Astronomical meas. : LTYR
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Honey Nut Cheerios mascot : BEE
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Catch some rays : TAN

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