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New York Times, Friday, October 31, 2008

60-Across : Far from macho

Author:
Jim Page
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jim Page

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 149 for Mr. Page. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York Times10/31/08 ( No. 21,542 )
Across
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Take in : ADOPT
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Unenthusiastic response : WHOCARES
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Companion of Hearst at San Simeon castle : DAVIES
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Like friendship bracelets : HANDMADE
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Dualistic deity : AMENRA
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Club restriction : AGELIMIT
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Ordinary human being : MEREMORTAL
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Z preceder : ATO
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Signs of disuse : WEBS
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Big exporter of diamonds: Abbr. : ISR
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Black Forest resort : BADEN
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Maestro ___ de Waart : EDO
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"___ It Grand, Boys" (Irish standard) : ISNT
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See 35-Down : SALADS
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Hostess's ___ Balls : SNO
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Little something : NOSH
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Equal : ARE
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"Easy does it!" : TAKEADEEPBREATH
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Grp. for counselors : ABA
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Capital of the Apulia region : BARI
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Not much at all : SOU
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"Good Guys Wear Black" star, 1978 : NORRIS
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Golfer Aoki : ISAO
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Blood : KIN
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Not worth ___ : ACENT
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Private instructor: Abbr. : SGT
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Drink with a straw : MALT
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Box: Abbr. : CTN
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Strength of character : MORALFIBER
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Literally, "sheltered harbor" : HONOLULU
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Mean : DENOTE
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Does some body work? : OPERATES
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Some porters : STOUTS
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Far from macho : SISSYISH
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Cultural doings in Cádiz : ARTES
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Actor voicing the mayor on "Family Guy" : ADAMWEST
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Aussie with purple hair and ornate glasses : DAMEEDNA
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Be too reserved? : OVERBOOK
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Languishes : PINES
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Stretch in a seat : TERM
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"Easy does it!" : WHATSTHEBIGRUSH
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Sammy nicknamed "The Red Rocker" : HAGAR
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1977 memoir set at Harvard : ONEL
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Year Marcian became emperor : CDL
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Bud abroad : AMI
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Open-sided porch : RAMADA
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Made a long story short? : EDITED
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Sisters of Charity founder and family : SETONS
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___ Jorge (Azores island) : SAO
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___ cycle : RINSE
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Chicago's Little Village, e.g. : BARRIO
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Out of harm's way, in a way : ALEE
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Presently : INABIT
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Ballpark concessionaire's offerings : SODAS
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Nazareth native, e.g. : SABRA
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Win : EARN
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With 29-Across, picnic dishes : PASTA
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Try to get dirt on, say : ASKABOUT
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Process of grooming and dressing oneself : TOILETTE
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Artemis or Atalanta : HUNTRESS
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Some chips : NACHOS
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They have many suction cups : OCTOPI
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Capital of the Brittany region : RENNES
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Ones underfoot? : SOLES
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Hardly worth mentioning : MINOR
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Longtime La Scala music director : MUTI
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Church with elders: Abbr. : LDS
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Topping on Mediterranean pizza : FETA
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Connecting words in logic : ORS
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Spend, with "out" : LAY

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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