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New York Times, Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Author:
Robert Cirillo
Editor:
Will Shortz
Word that can follow both halves of 18-, 20-, 32-, 40-, 54- and 57-Across
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Robert Cirillo

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Cirillo. Tuesday freshness: 71%
Robert Cirillo notes:
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Will Shortz notes:
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Jeff Chen notes:
Wow. I had to rub my eyes after solving this puzzle to make sure I saw it correctly. Six long (and snappy!) theme entries plus a ... read more
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© 2013, The New York Times10/29/13 ( No. 23,366 )
Across
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"Ad ___ per aspera" (Kansas' motto) : ASTRA
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Fine pillow stuffing : EIDER
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Car with a checkered past? : CAB
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Turkish money : LIRAS
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Parkinson's treatment : LDOPA
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Egg: Prefix : OVI
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Audibly shocked : AGASP
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Military muscle : FIREPOWER
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Sign of change at the Vatican : WHITESMOKE
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Prell rival : PERT
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Ogle : STAREAT
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Ship slip : BERTH
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RR stop : STN
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Chief Norse god : ODIN
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Saffron and ginger : SPICES
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Functional lawn adornment : BIRDBATH
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Per person : EACH
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Word that can follow both halves of 18-, 20-, 32-, 40-, 54- and 57-Across : HOUSE
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Plus : ALSO
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Take every last cent of : CLEANOUT
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Inflatable safety device : AIRBAG
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Curt denial : NOTI
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10 Downing St. residents : PMS
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Scoring 100 on : ACING
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One who keeps plugging along : TROOPER
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Fade : WANE
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"Go" signal : GREENLIGHT
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Using all of a gym, as in basketball : FULLCOURT
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Eagle's home : AERIE
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Network that aired "Monk" : USA
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007, for one : AGENT
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News that may be illustrated by a graph : TREND
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Fictional detective ___ Archer : LEW
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Like the north side of some rocks : MOSSY
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___ Park, Colo. : ESTES
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"There oughta be ___!" : ALAW
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"Alas" and "ah" : SIGHS
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Curly hair or hazel eyes : TRAIT
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Haile Selassie disciple : RASTA
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Bad-mouth : ASPERSE
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Actress Jenna of "Dharma & Greg" : ELFMAN
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Moron : IDIOT
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Almost any character on "The Big Bang Theory" : DORK
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Fencing blade : EPEE
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Radio format : RAP
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Shrink in fear : COWER
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Deflect : AVERT
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Word with canal or control : BIRTH
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Place to get free screwdrivers, say : OPENBAR
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Free throw, e.g. : SETSHOT
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Said, as "adieu" : BID
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"___ for octopus" : OIS
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"Yeah, like you have a chance!" : DREAMON
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Regulatory inits. since 1934 : SEC
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___ around with : PAL
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Winter driving hazard : ICE
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Wide strait : CHANNEL
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Word of qualification : BUT
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Priest's garment : ALB
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Org. with a prohibited-items list : TSA
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Sharer's opposite : HOG
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Parisian assent : OUI
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Yule libation : NOG
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Quarantine : ISOLATE
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With 46-Down, quite bad : PRETTY
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See 45-Down : AWFUL
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Effect's partner : CAUSE
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Something acquired by marriage? : INLAW
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Shore fliers : TERNS
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Shore fixtures : PIERS
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"Snowy" wader : EGRET
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___ Valley, German wine region : RHINE
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___ girl : GOGO
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Regrets : RUES
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Senators Cruz and Kennedy : TEDS
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Machine part : CAM

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