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New York Times, Tuesday, November 18, 2008

What 17-, 23-, 34-, 40- and 47-Across are each composed of

Author:
Richard Chisholm
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQV} This is puzzle # 24 for Mr. Chisholm.
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© 2008, The New York Times11/18/08 ( No. 21,560 )
Across
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Touch base again : TAGUP
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Ukraine, e.g., formerly: Abbr. : SSR
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The gamut : ATOZ
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1940s-'50s politico Stevenson : ADLAI
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"Don't look ___!" : ATME
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Lois of the Daily Planet : LANE
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Sporty 1980s Pontiac : FIERO
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Police stop : ROADBLOCK
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Beverage often served with sugar or lemon : TEA
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Oreo maker : NABISCO
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"Get my point?" : SEE
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Remedy for failed courses, maybe : SUMMERSCHOOL
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Powwowed (with) : MET
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Lacking pizazz : ANEMIC
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Playful mammal : OTTER
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Cardinal vis-à-vis Illinois, Indiana or Ohio : STATEBIRD
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Wray of "King Kong" : FAY
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Innocents : NAIFS
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BMW or MG : CAR
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Military capability : FIREPOWER
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"You don't know ___!" : BEANS
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Lazy types : SLOTHS
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"Pow!" : BAM
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Wheeled toy : DOLLCARRIAGE
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Clairvoyant's gift, briefly : ESP
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Labors over : TOILSAT
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Engine part : ROD
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What 17-, 23-, 34-, 40- and 47-Across are each composed of : TWOHOUSES
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France's ___ Polytechnique : ECOLE
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Back of the neck : NAPE
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James of "The Godfather" : CAAN
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"___ is an island" : NOMAN
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Pinnacle : APEX
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Fair Deal president, for short : HST
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___ list : DEANS
Down
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Ohio political dynasty : TAFTS
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Farewell : ADIEU
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Glimmer : GLEAM
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Former Mideast inits. : UAR
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NASA program that explored the outer planets : PIONEER
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One who never cries "Ow!" : STOIC
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#1 hit : SMASH
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British in the Revolutionary War : REDCOATS
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Without exception : ALL
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New Mexico town or county : TAOS
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Formerly : ONCE
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The Cowardly Lion's Kansas counterpart : ZEKE
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Wall St. figures : ARBS
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Trailblazer Daniel : BOONE
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Elementary class with crayons : ART
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Mrs. abroad : MME
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Isr. neighbor : LEB
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Flaky mineral : MICA
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Modern-day Persia : IRAN
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Capts.' subordinates : CDRS
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Wastes : OFFS
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Follower, as in espionage : TAIL
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Novice : TYRO
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Dated : SAW
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It's not required for casual Fridays : TIE
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It's south of Eur. : AFR
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A pretty capable person : NOSLOUCH
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When a plane is due to take off: Abbr. : ETD
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Kind of ID : PHOTO
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Pour drinks : BARTEND
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U.K. record label : EMI
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Maidenform product : BRA
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Old Apple computers : LISAS
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Sport shoe feature : CLEAT
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Part of P.T.A.: Abbr. : ASSN
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Bouquet of roses : AROMA
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Mideast's ___ Heights : GOLAN
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Utopias : EDENS
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11,000-foot Italian peak : ETNA
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Tit for tat ... or tat for tit : SWAP
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Bishop of Rome : POPE
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Bewitch : HEX
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Iowa college : COE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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