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New York Times, Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Regained one's winning status ... or a hint to this puzzle's circled letters

Author:
Ian Livengood
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ian Livengood

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 1 Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzlemakers This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Livengood. NYT links: Across Lite
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I
2
N
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F
4
E
5
R
6
S
7
C
8
O
9
F
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F
11
O
12
W
13
E
14
R
O
U
S
E
15
M
O
V
I
E
16
P
O
M
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M
E
N
T
A
18
L
I
M
A
G
E
19
T
O
M
20
A
L
D
O
21
O
R
A
L
22
D
23
A
I
L
Y
24
N
25
I
C
K
S
26
P
O
B
O
Y
S
27
G
28
O
29
F
I
S
H
30
L
I
N
E
N
31
O
N
E
A
L
32
S
33
P
I
N
34
P
35
S
36
U
37
T
U
R
N
E
38
D
T
H
E
T
39
A
40
B
L
E
S
41
H
S
T
42
D
A
I
S
43
G
E
A
R
S
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I
45
D
46
T
A
G
47
B
R
E
Y
E
R
48
S
49
A
L
A
R
Y
50
P
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I
L
A
F
52
P
R
I
M
O
53
D
I
N
O
54
S
55
A
56
G
57
A
58
A
D
Z
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O
60
C
E
A
N
B
61
O
T
T
O
M
62
D
O
E
63
P
L
A
N
E
64
D
E
N
T
E
65
E
R
R
66
S
E
N
O
R
67
S
W
O
O
N
© 2010, The New York Times11/16/10 ( No. 22,288 )
Across
1
Surmise : INFER
6
Say "Oh, that was nothing," say : SCOFF
11
"I ___ you one!" : OWE
14
Awaken : ROUSE
15
"M," "W." or "Z" : MOVIE
16
Small dog, for short : POM
17
Picture in one's head : MENTALIMAGE
19
Barnyard male : TOM
20
Gucci of fashion : ALDO
21
Face-to-face test : ORAL
22
Seven-times-a-week newspaper : DAILY
24
Shaving woes : NICKS
26
New Orleans sandwiches, informally : POBOYS
27
"Do you have any jacks?" response, maybe : GOFISH
30
Bedding material : LINEN
31
Basketballer nicknamed the Big Aristotle : ONEAL
32
Washer cycle : SPIN
34
Nittany Lions' sch. : PSU
37
Regained one's winning status ... or a hint to this puzzle's circled letters : TURNEDTHETABLES
41
"The buck stops here" prez : HST
42
Speech setting : DAIS
43
First, second and reverse : GEARS
44
Suitcase attachment, for short : IDTAG
47
Justice Stephen of the Supreme Court : BREYER
48
$100,000/year, e.g. : SALARY
50
Rice dish : PILAF
52
A-number-one : PRIMO
53
Flintstones' pet : DINO
54
It takes a while to tell : SAGA
58
Carpenter's curved tool : ADZ
59
Seabed : OCEANBOTTOM
62
32-Down's woodlands mate : DOE
63
Carpenter's smoothing tool : PLANE
64
Al ___ (like some noodles) : DENTE
65
Goof : ERR
66
Madrid man : SENOR
67
Faint with ecstasy : SWOON
Down
1
"Joy of Cooking" author Rombauer : IRMA
2
Holiday number : NOEL
3
Supply with money : FUND
4
Native of the land known by natives as Eesti : ESTONIAN
5
Stephen of "V for Vendetta" : REA
6
Smug look : SMIRK
7
Postaccident conditions : COMAS
8
Indianapolis 500 track, e.g. : OVAL
9
Biblical fruit : FIG
10
Use for sustenance : FEEDON
11
Football ploy : OPTIONPLAY
12
Like a sheep : WOOLY
13
TV awards : EMMYS
18
___ Lomond : LOCH
23
Grandpa on "The Simpsons" : ABE
25
Emerald ___ : ISLE
26
Pub order : PINT
27
One dressed in black, maybe : GOTH
28
Cross to bear : ONUS
29
Garden enrichment : FERTILIZER
30
Propaganda, often : LIES
32
62-Across's woodlands mate : STAG
33
Honor society letter : PHI
35
Desertlike : SERE
36
"Back in the ___" : USSR
38
Time of reckoning : DDAY
39
Indian tourist city : AGRA
40
Hearty entree that may be cooked in a Dutch oven : BEEFSTEW
45
Beaver's work : DAM
46
Scout units : TROOPS
47
Gooey mass : BLOB
48
Diamond alternative : SPADE
49
Zeal : ARDOR
50
Elton John's instrument : PIANO
51
Word before self or strength : INNER
53
College V.I.P. : DEAN
55
"___ extra cost!" : ATNO
56
Head for : GOTO
57
"You said it, brother!" : AMEN
60
The Indians or Browns, on a scoreboard : CLE
61
Some E.R. cases : ODS

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