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New York Times, Thursday, October 6, 2011

Sylvia who played the Queen Mother in "The Queen"

Author:
Alan Arbesfeld
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alan Arbesfeld

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 96 for Mr. Arbesfeld. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2011, The New York Times10/6/11 ( No. 22,612 )

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Across
1
Go off course : YAW
4
Natural : INNATE
10
Enjoy a pleasant situation : BASK
14
Foreman fighter : ALI
15
Symbol of Middle America : PEORIA
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Fighting : ANTI
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Start of a silly underwear joke : DIDYOUHEARABOUT
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Wine region of Italy : ASTI
21
Extinct kin of the kiwi : MOA
22
"The Scarlet Letter" heroine : PRYNNE
23
Joke, part 2 : THELAWSUITS
26
PC linkup : LAN
27
Leftovers : RESIDUE
31
Popular bit of candy : MANDM
34
Suffix with symptom : ATIC
36
Final, say : TEST
37
Previously : AGO
38
Joke, part 3 : BETWEEN
41
Satisfied : MET
42
Gordon of "Harold and Maude" : RUTH
44
Small bottle : VIAL
45
Wear : ERODE
47
When many alarms go off : SEVENAM
49
Good name for an investor? : IRA
50
Joke, part 4 : HANESANDBVD
55
Five iron : MASHIE
58
Browning who directed "Dracula," 1931 : TOD
59
Exposed : BARE
61
End of the joke : BRIEFSWEREFILED
64
Eastern nanny : AMAH
65
"No way!" : CANTBE
66
Something not good to have on one's face : EGG
67
Sylvia who played the Queen Mother in "The Queen" : SYMS
68
Fake : ERSATZ
69
Literary inits. : TSE
Down
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When tripled, et cetera : YADA
2
Elite : ALIST
3
B, C or D, at a shoe store : WIDTH
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Wall St. debut : IPO
5
Mad face? : NEUMAN
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At all : NOHOW
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Geometric figures : AREAS
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Aunt, in Acapulco : TIA
9
Standard-issue item for a Secret Service agent : EARPIECE
10
What some teens do to earn money : BABYSIT
11
Soon : ANON
12
Render open-mouthed : STUN
13
Flier with a ground connection? : KITE
18
Farm measure : YIELD
19
The second "A" of A.M.P.A.S. : ARTS
24
Symbol of gentleness : LAMB
25
One of the archangels : URIEL
28
Sampler : DEMO
29
Took advantage of : USED
30
Major closing? : ETTE
31
Maker of 31-Across : MARS
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Fit of shaking chills : AGUE
33
Child's punishment, maybe : NOTV
34
Grisham's "___ to Kill" : ATIME
35
Pan Am rival : TWA
39
Gradually disappear : EVANESCE
40
Lover of brain games : NERD
43
Sinister laughs : HEHHEHS
46
Service leader : RABBI
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One who's easily duped : NAIF
49
Behind on payments : INDEBT
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British guns : STENS
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Major artery : AORTA
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Country club employee : VALET
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Leftovers : DREGS
55
Corp. recruits : MBAS
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Host : ARMY
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Kingdom in "The King and I" : SIAM
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Best, but barely : EDGE
62
Card game for two : WAR
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Moroccan topper : FEZ

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