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New York Times, Monday, November 22, 2010

Show that launched Eddie Murphy and Chevy Chase, for short

Author:
David Poole
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QVXZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Poole. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York Times11/22/10 ( No. 22,294 )
Across
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Wrestling surfaces : MATS
5
Small plateaus : MESAS
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Gets on in years : AGES
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Pioneering razor with a pivoting head : ATRA
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Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed : ALERT
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Tedious way to learn : ROTE
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Actor Penn with two 23-Across : SEAN
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Big name in Scotch : DEWAR
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Bart Simpson's brainy sister : LISA
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Meal money in Manitoba? : CANADIANBACON
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Academy Awards : OSCARS
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Show that launched Eddie Murphy and Chevy Chase, for short : SNL
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Gangster's gun : GAT
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Golf peg : TEE
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Quick bite : NOSH
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Persistent, irritating critic : GADFLY
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Meal money in California? : MONTEREYJACK
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Unconscious state : COMA
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Cenozoic or Mesozoic : ERA
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Scots Gaelic : ERSE
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Meal money in Tuscany? : ITALIANBREAD
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Comic's asset : TIMING
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Feudal worker : SERF
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Tanning lotion letters : SPF
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Spanish "that" : ESA
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Actor Cage, familiarly : NIC
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Daytona 500 acronym : NASCAR
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Meal money in Massachusetts? : BOSTONLETTUCE
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Was sorry about : RUED
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The Ram : ARIES
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Benevolent and Protective Order group : ELKS
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Not much : ATAD
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Boardinghouse window sign : TOLET
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Baldwin of "30 Rock" : ALEC
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Not his : HERS
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New Mexico county whose seat is Alamogordo : OTERO
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Actress Sedgwick of "The Closer" : KYRA
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Georgia's bulldog or Princeton's tiger : MASCOT
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"Relax, soldier!" : ATEASE
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Hypnotized state : TRANCE
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Yemen's capital : SANAA
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President after Jefferson : MADISON
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Home of Zeno : ELEA
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Stitched : SEWN
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Most Yemenis : ARABS
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Eerie : STRANGE
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Folkie Guthrie : ARLO
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On the path to great success : GOINGFAR
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U.F.O.'s crew : ETS
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Word repeated in the lyric "From ___ to shining ___" : SEA
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Villain in the title of a James Bond book : DRNO
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Ali, before he was Ali : CLAY
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Part of baseball's postseason: Abbr. : ALCS
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Rug rat : TYKE
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British W.W. II gun : STEN
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Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme : HERBS
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Played records at a party, say : DJED
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Where Timbuktu is : MALI
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Opposite of well done : RARE
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Quote from, as a legal case : CITE
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Elevator pioneer Elisha : OTIS
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Who owned the too-soft bed that Goldilocks tried : MAMABEAR
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Quaint roadside stops : INNS
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Energetically, in music : AGITATO
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Che Guevara's given name : ERNESTO
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"... to buy ___ pig" : AFAT
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Mulder's partner on "The X-Files" : SCULLY
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Green Bay athlete : PACKER
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Sprite alternative : FRESCA
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French painter of "Le Pont de Mantes" : COROT
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The "turf" part of "surf and turf" : STEAK
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2:1 or 3:1 : ODDS
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River near the Great Pyramids : NILE
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Wanton look : LEER
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"Go, team!" : RAH
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Sport-___ (vehicle) : UTE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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