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New York Times, Friday, October 4, 2013

44-Down : Truncated trunks?

Author:
Bruce R. Sutphin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 29 Missing: {J} Grid has super-symmetry. This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Sutphin. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Bruce Sutphin notes:
When I went to refresh my memory about this particular puzzle last week, I wasn't sure what I would find. I have written and published ... read more
Will Shortz notes:
A classic grid layout with lots of fine vocabulary. My favorite entries are NETFLIX, AIR TAXI, GUMSHOE, DAY LILY, IQ TESTS, ZZ TOP, ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Bruce's solo debut! I met Bruce two years ago at the ACPT and drank a cold one with him. Good guy; fun time hanging out. Themeless ... read more
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© 2013, The New York Times10/4/13 ( No. 23,341 )
Across
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Hall-of-Fame rock band or its lead musician : SANTANA
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It sends out lots of streams : NETFLIX
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Very long European link : CHUNNEL
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Rust or combust : OXIDATE
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It flies on demand : AIRTAXI
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Skunk, at times : SPRAYER
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Some P.D. personnel : LTS
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One who may be on your case : GUMSHOE
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The Spanish I love? : AMO
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What a couple of people can play : DUET
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Stand-out performances : SOLOS
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Chocolate bar with a long biscuit and caramel : TWIX
27
Subject of the 2003 book "Power Failure" : ENRON
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Without hesitation : NOW
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Subsist on field rations? : GRAZE
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Its flowers are very short-lived : DAYLILY
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Like a sawhorse's legs : SPLAYED
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Critical : KEY
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Party staple : DIP
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Catered to Windows shoppers? : ETAILED
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Noodle taxers? : IQTESTS
45
Observes : NOTES
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Abbr. after 8-Across : INC
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Last band in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, alphabetically : ZZTOP
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"The Hudsucker Proxy" director, 1994 : COEN
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Columbia and the like : IVIES
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French river or department : EURE
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"___ mentioned ..." : ASI
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Images on some lab slides : AMOEBAS
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Lima-to-Bogot√° dir. : NNE
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Frankenstein, e.g. : MONSTER
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Its passengers were revolting : AMISTAD
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Theodore Roosevelt Island setting : POTOMAC
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Destroyer destroyer : TORPEDO
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Colorful cooler : SNOCONE
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Makeover options : HAIRDOS
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Like some milk : SCALDED
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Sashimi staple : AHITUNA
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Changing place : NURSERY
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Blockbuster? : TNT
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Mediums for dummies, say: Abbr. : ANAG
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Where it all comes together? : NEXUS
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Ex amount? : ALIMONY
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Appointment disappointments : NOSHOWS
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Nationals, at one time : EXPOS
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Flag : TIRE
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Tablet banner, say, briefly : FDA
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Reserve : LAYAWAY
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Inventory : ITEMIZE
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Duped : XEROXED
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Gradual, in some product names : SLO
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Giant in fantasy : TOLKIEN
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Bar that's set very high : TRAPEZE
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Physicist Bohr : NIELS
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Display on a red carpet : GLITZ
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Basic solution : LYE
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Without hesitation, in brief : PDQ
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Does some outdoor pitching? : ENCAMPS
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"Don't joke about that yet" : TOOSOON
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Took away bit by bit : ATEINTO
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Event occasioning 7-Down : DIVORCE
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Cryotherapy choice : ICEBATH
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Artificially small : STUNTED
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What might take up residence? : TORNADO
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Truncated trunks? : SPEEDOS
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Zero times, in Zwickau : NIE
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Back-pedaler's words : IMEAN
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About 7% of it is American : SAMOA
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Vapor: Prefix : ATMO
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Apple assistant : SIRI
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Lib. arts major : SOC
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Coral ___ (city near Oakland Pk., Fla.) : SPR

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