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New York Times, Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Longtime Prego slogan ... with a hint to the answers to the five starred clues

Author:
Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Elizabeth C. Gorski

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JXYZ} This is puzzle # 215 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jeff Chen notes:
"Word hidden in phrases" theme today, from an old Prego commercial that sounded vaguely familiar. Given how frequently my bachelor ... read more
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© 2014, The New York Times10/29/14 ( No. 23,731 )

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Actress Ward : SELA
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Church bell location : SPIRE
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Shade at the swimming pool : AQUA
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Skating competition entry, maybe : PAIR
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Barkin of "The Big Easy" : ELLEN
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Void : NULL
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*Chilled appetizer or dessert : FRUITSALAD
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Actress Lollobrigida : GINA
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Port of Algeria : ORAN
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Like one side of Mount Everest : TIBETAN
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State that borders Bangladesh : ASSAM
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Comic strip makeup : PANELS
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Brand in a bowl : ALPO
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Sponsorship: Var. : EGIS
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Illustrious : FAMED
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Baseball great Hodges : GIL
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Foot specialist? : POET
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Its capital is Pristina : KOSOVO
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Geisha's sash : OBI
36
*Billboard listing : HITSONG
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He's a real doll : KEN
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Holy Communion, e.g. : RITUAL
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Very, in Vichy : TRES
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Temper : IRE
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Grps. : ASSNS
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Part of a planet : CORE
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Pay (up) : ANTE
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Ruin, as a dog might shoes : CHEWUP
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Stoners' purchases : BONGS
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Reasons for some street closures : PARADES
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One being strung along? : BEAD
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Dentist's instruction : OPEN
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Longtime Prego slogan ... with a hint to the answers to the five starred clues : ITSINTHERE
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Safe-deposit box item, maybe : DEED
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Surface anew, in a way : RESOD
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Yellow sub? : OLEO
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Payroll IDs : SSNS
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Bottom of the barrel : DREGS
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Something to match : WITS
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Tanning lotion letters : SPF
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Canal zone? : EAR
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Actress Lucy : LIU
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Bach composition : ARIOSO
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Ingredient in much Asian cooking : SESAMEOIL
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___ B : PLAN
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Feeling fluish, say : ILL
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Rodeo ropes : REATAS
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Culminate with : ENDIN
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Frank McCourt's "___ Ashes" : ANGELAS
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*Kick the habit, say : QUITSMOKING
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Forearm bone : ULNA
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Ex-Fed head Greenspan : ALAN
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Part of a chorus line? : TRA
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Obscures : BEFOGS
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Excuses, excuses : ALIBIS
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*Feature of many a TV interview : SPLITSCREEN
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*Time to retire? : PITSTOP
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Ancient market : AGORA
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Follow : GET
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Turns inside out : EVERTS
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Gifted person? : DONEE
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Gradually introduced, with "in" : PHASED
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Leg strengtheners : KNEEBENDS
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Canadian-born hockey great : ORR
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Lets go of : UNHANDS
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Big name at Little Bighorn : CUSTER
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"You said it!" : ANDHOW
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Remarkable, as a coincidence : WEIRD
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Bran name? : OAT
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Acacia features : PODS
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Copiers : APES
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Bookstore sect. : BIOG
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Seattle-to-L.A. direction : SSE
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Yalie : ELI
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Part of AARP: Abbr. : RET
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Canon camera : EOS

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