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New York Times, Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Five-card draw variation ... or a hint to 17-, 30-, 36- and 44-Across

Author:
Paula Gamache
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QVZ} This is puzzle # 62 for Ms. Gamache. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York Times11/18/09 ( No. 21,925 )
Across
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Like some cheddar : SHARP
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Spicy Asian cuisine : HUNAN
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Musician's deg. : MFA
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Personnel director, at times : HIRER
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"___ Mio" : OSOLE
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Small island in a river : AIT
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Olympic track-and-field event : HAMMERTHROW
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Toiler on a hill : ANT
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Knock to the ground : LAYLOW
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Latin list ender : ETALIA
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Simple hanger : PEG
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Beast in an Ogden Nash poem : LLAMA
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Roasted, in Rouen : ROTI
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Childish plea : CANI
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Play and film about a noted 1977 series of interviews : FROSTNIXON
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Humble abode : SHACK
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Make ready for winter flight : DEICE
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Loosely woven cotton fabric : CHEESECLOTH
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Vintage synthetic fabric : ARNEL
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Parts of a tour : STOPS
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Indoor dipole antenna, colloquially : RABBITEARS
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Subtle glow : AURA
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Melville work set in Tahiti : OMOO
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"The Lord is my light and my salvation ...," for one : PSALM
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Census datum : SEX
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World of espionage : SPYDOM
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Causes of some untimely ends : NOOSES
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Lunar New Year in Vietnam : TET
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Five-card draw variation ... or a hint to 17-, 30-, 36- and 44-Across : JACKSTOOPEN
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Leandro's love : ERO
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Bone: Prefix : OSTEO
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Dementieva of tennis : ELENA
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Palacio resident : REY
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"Beat it!" : SCRAM
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"Mary Had a Little Lamb," e.g. : DITTY
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"Zip your lip!" : SHH
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Historic racetrack site : HIALEAH
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Eau de vie from Gascony : ARMAGNAC
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"Ratatouille" rat chef : REMY
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Green shampoo brand : PRELL
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Korean conflict, for one : HOTWAR
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Escort to a seat, slangily : USH
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Fish-fowl connector : NOR
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Soothing succulent : ALOE
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Small salamander : NEWT
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"___ moment" (ad catchphrase) : MAALOX
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Over and done : FINITO
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Reach : ATTAIN
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Massage deeply : ROLF
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Short opera piece : ARIETTA
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Desk toppers : PCS
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1903-04 cars sold only in red : MODELAS
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"Just ___!" : ASEC
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Washington Irving's Crane : ICHABOD
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No later than, briefly : TIL
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Cpls. and sgts. : NCOS
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Actress Russell of "Waitress" : KERI
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"The Lord of the Rings" creature : ENT
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Ooze : SEEP
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Collar wearer, often : HOUSEPET
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Roll call response : PRESENT
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Clarence Clemons's instrument : SAX
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Team listing : ROSTER
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Current measure : AMPERE
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Young stud : BOYTOY
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Money of exchange : RANSOM
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___ machine : SLOT
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Made low noises? : MOOED
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Spanish eyes : OJOS
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Opposite of fem. : MASC
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Star turns in music : SOLI
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Basketball position: Abbr. : CTR
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Mauna ___ : KEA
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Roll call response : NAY

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

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