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New York Times, Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Klugman's co-star on "The Odd Couple"

Author:
Matt Skoczen and Victor Fleming
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Skoczen. This is puzzle # 42 for Mr. Fleming.
Constructor notes:
Matt: Initially, I had difficulty squeezing in all the theme entries (I think I had an initial number of eight plus the entry ... read more
Will Shortz notes:

I hope I didn't stretch this puzzle's theme conceit too far, as L'CHAIM (28A) would be an odd thing to exclaim at an Oktoberfest. But at least the theme is timely!

Jeff Chen notes:
Oktoberfest! Hard to argue with drinking ale while getting dressed up in neon-green lederhosen and frolicking like a Vegas leprechaun ... read more
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© 2014, The New York Times10/7/14 ( No. 23,709 )

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Across
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Fix, as an election : RIG
4
Mountaineer's undertaking : CLIMB
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Oktoberfest exclamation : SALUD
14
Swiss river : AAR
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Fisher with a pot : EELER
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Show one's sorry (for) : ATONE
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Lt.'s inferior : NCO
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Hoist : RAISE
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Out-and-out : UTTER
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Oktoberfest exclamation : DOWNTHEHATCH
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Opening of a play : ACTI
24
Amped : KEYEDUP
28
Oktoberfest exclamation : LCHAIM
31
Metro stop: Abbr. : STA
32
Vegetarian's protein source : TOFU
33
___ Vegas : LAS
34
Joe of "Casino" : PESCI
36
Access the Internet, say : LOGON
37
Oktoberfest exclamation : BOTTOMSUP
39
Mother hen's charges : BROOD
42
Zones : AREAS
43
Size of an idiot's brain, jokingly : PEA
46
Flight-related prefix : AERO
47
TV channel often on in airports : CNN
48
Oktoberfest exclamation : CHEERS
50
Loses one's grip? : GOESMAD
52
Lose one's grip : SLIP
53
Oktoberfest exclamation : TOYOURHEALTH
58
Martian, e.g. : ALIEN
61
The "U" of E.U. : UNION
62
Time in history : ERA
63
Sci-fi or romance : GENRE
64
Hedren of Hitchcock's "The Birds" : TIPPI
65
___ Aviv : TEL
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9-, 20-, 28-, 37-, 48- or 53-Across : TOAST
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Knight's ride : STEED
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Used a tuffet, e.g. : SAT
Down
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Klugman's co-star on "The Odd Couple" : RANDALL
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Lee who led Chrysler, 1978-92 : IACOCCA
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Warts and such : GROWTHS
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___ denied (Supreme Court phrase) : CERT
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One of Jacob's wives : LEAH
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"Would ___ to you?" : ILIE
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See-through stocking material : MESH
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Recess : BREAKTIME
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Impertinent : SAUCY
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With nowhere to go but down : ATTHETOP
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Auction grouping : LOT
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Arles article : UNE
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German magazine ___ Spiegel : DER
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Actress Vardalos : NIA
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___ cozy : TEA
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Follow relentlessly : DOG
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Martian's craft, say : UFO
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Many a "?" clue in a crossword : PUN
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Apple music player : IPOD
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Encountered : MET
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Derision : SCORN
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All-stars : STANDOUTS
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Sot : LUSH
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Enthusiastic supporters : BOOSTERS
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Cul-de-___ : SAC
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Prada product : BAG
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Old car that's an anagram of 41-Down : REO
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Refinery input : ORE
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Some rabbit food : PELLETS
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Land on the Red Sea : ERITREA
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Paver's supply : ASPHALT
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Low isle : CAY
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That: Sp. : ESA
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Claude who painted "Water Lilies" : MONET
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The "U" of C.P.U. : UNIT
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Offensive-smelling : RIPE
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Bill Clinton's Arkansas birthplace : HOPE
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Sooner city : ENID
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Insurance worker: Abbr. : AGT
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Fierce sort, astrologically : LEO
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___ pickle : INA

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