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New York Times, Monday, November 10, 2008

Possible result of slamming on the brakes

Author:
Gail Grabowski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Gail Grabowski

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 10 for Ms. Grabowski. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York Times11/10/08 ( No. 21,552 )
Across
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Like the air around Niagara Falls : MISTY
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Counterpart of comedy : DRAMA
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Feed seed : OAT
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Entertain : AMUSE
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Smidgens : IOTAS
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Actress Peeples : NIA
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Open-textured cotton fabric : CHEESECLOTH
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AOL or MSN : ISP
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Stayed out of sight : HID
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Allergic reaction : SNEEZE
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Fillet of ___ : SOLE
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Gift-giver's urging : OPENIT
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Showed boredom : YAWNED
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Impressive grouping : ARRAY
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Possible result of slamming on the brakes : SKID
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Señor's "Positively!" : SISI
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Without a guarantee of condition : ASIS
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Battery terminal : ANODE
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List-ending abbr. : ETAL
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"___ or plastic?" : PAPER
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F.B.I. agent : GMAN
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Scarfs (down) : WOLFS
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Folk singer Seeger : PETE
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E-mail command : SEND
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Uses a pew : SITS
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Relief from the sun : SHADE
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Alpine dwelling : CHALET
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Discourages : DETERS
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Marathon, e.g. : RACE
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Say, as the Pledge of Allegiance : RECITE
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By way of : VIA
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Feel feverish : AIL
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The start of 17-Across or 11- or 33-Down : TACOTOPPING
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A/C meas. : BTU
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Make amends : ATONE
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Clear the blackboard : ERASE
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Bro or sis : SIB
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Capital of Oregon : SALEM
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Descartes and others : RENES
Down
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Like a he-man : MACHO
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Beatnik's "Got it" : IMHIP
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Napped leather : SUEDE
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Mao ___-tung : TSE
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Polite affirmation : YESSIR
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What high rollers roll : DICE
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Part on stage : ROLE
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Completely, after "from" : ATOZ
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Shipboard pals : MATEYS
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Cigarette's end : ASH
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Russian church feature : ONIONDOME
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An usher walks up and down it : AISLE
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Sealed up, as a package : TAPED
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Lure into a crime : ENTRAP
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Backyard apparatus for kids : SWINGSET
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Manicurist's tool : NAILFILE
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Letters before an alias : AKA
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"Rush!" on an order : ASAP
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"Holy cow!" : YIPES
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Use needle and thread : SEW
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"What was ___ do?" : ITO
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Jazzy Latin dance site : SALSACLUB
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Third son of Adam and Eve : SETH
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Actor Aykroyd : DAN
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Bring to a halt : END
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Entertain with a tale : READTO
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Sault ___ Marie : STE
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Rock layers : STRATA
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More profound : DEEPER
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Grouchy sorts : CRABS
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Port-au-Prince's land : HAITI
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Perrier rival : EVIAN
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Get the soap out : RINSE
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Wise ones : SAGES
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Environmental sci. : ECOL
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Dunce cap, geometrically : CONE
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Talked-about twosome : ITEM
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Profs.' helpers : TAS
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Opposite of post- : PRE

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