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New York Times, Tuesday, October 4, 2011

51-Down's talent ... or what the circled squares represent?

Author:
Dan Feyer
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Dan Feyer

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FQVX} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Feyer.
Jim Horne notes:

Mr. Feyer is the reigning American Crossword Puzzle Tournament champion.

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© 2011, The New York Times10/4/11 ( No. 22,610 )

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Across
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Band with the 22x platinum album "Back in Black" : ACDC
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Second-in-command to Captain Kirk : SPOCK
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State south of Manitoba: Abbr. : NDAK
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Mythological hammer thrower : THOR
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Bejeweled headgear : TIARA
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River to the Seine : OISE
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Make gentle : TAME
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Innocent ___ proven guilty : UNTIL
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TV show for which Bill Cosby won three Emmys : ISPY
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Squelches early : NIPSINTHEBUD
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Immigrant's course: Abbr. : ESL
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Donkey : ASS
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Ones dealing in futures? : SEERS
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Like the sound of a teakettle : SHRILL
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Move so as to hear better, say : LEANIN
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Took care of, as a bill : PAID
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Got the wrinkles out : IRONED
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Mai ___ : TAI
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Capital of Latvia : RIGA
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Queen, en Español : REINA
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Edible seaweed : KELP
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Raptorial seabird : ERN
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Syrup sources : MAPLES
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Pseudonym of the artist Romain de Tirtoff : ERTE
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Likes a whole lot : ADORES
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Caveat ___ : EMPTOR
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Stanley who co-directed "Singin' in the Rain" : DONEN
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Bit of song and dance, e.g. : ACT
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"Ain't ___ shame?" : ITA
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51-Down's talent ... or what the circled squares represent? : JUGGLINGPINS
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Puzzle with a start and a finish : MAZE
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Scent : AROMA
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Once again : ANEW
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Smart ___ : ALEC
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Drainage system : SEWER
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Michael of "Arrested Development" : CERA
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Half-and-half carton, often : PINT
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Name of eight English kings : HENRY
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Water whirled : EDDY
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Envelope abbr. : ATTN
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Spiced Indian tea : CHAI
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Pricey bubbly : DOMPERIGNON
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Lover of Troilus in a Shakespeare play : CRESSIDA
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Gobsmack : STUN
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Vessel of 1492 : PINTA
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"#@*!" and such : OATHS
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Breaks down, in a way : CRIES
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Former "Meet the Press" host Marvin : KALB
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"Beats me!" : NOIDEA
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Insult, slangily : DIS
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Nile reptile : ASP
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Critical : KEY
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"___ be back!" : ILL
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Like many items listed on eBay : USED
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Put on a show : ENTERTAINED
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Theater district : RIALTO
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One taking potshots : SNIPER
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Butter or mayo : SPREAD
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Weave, shag or braids : HAIRDO
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Turkish "dollars" : LIRAS
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Tenancy document : LEASE
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What people think of you, for short : REP
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Word with baby, bath or banana : OIL
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Uptown dir. in N.Y.C. : NNE
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Stayed with the leader : KEPTPACE
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Computer list : MENU
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Turn down, as a manuscript : REJECT
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Russian fighter jet : MIG
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Say "O.K." : AGREE
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Circus performer : CLOWN
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Official with a stopwatch : TIMER
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Deep cut : GASH
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___ a one : NARY
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Anyone who can speak Klingon, e.g. : NERD
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Go to and fro : SWAY
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"The Amazing Race" necessity : MAP
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"Prince ___" ("Aladdin" song) : ALI
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Buddhist state : ZEN

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