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New York Times, Tuesday, November 23, 2010

What lines with stars at the end indicate in comics

Author:
Richard Chisholm
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Richard Chisholm

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QVZ} This is puzzle # 29 for Mr. Chisholm. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York Times11/23/10 ( No. 22,295 )

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Across
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Native encountered by Pizarro : INCA
5
Shakespeare, with "the" : BARD
9
D sharp equivalent : EFLAT
14
"Silent Night" or "Away in a Manger" : NOEL
15
"By Jove!" : ISAY
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Novelist ___ Carol Oates : JOYCE
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*What "S.R.O." indicates : FULLHOUSE
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Capital of more than 15 states : EUROS
20
Arthritis preceder : OSTEO
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Indy quick-change artists : PITCREWS
23
Broadway singer/actress Verdon : GWEN
26
Part of N.B. : NOTA
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*The Magi, e.g. : THREEKINGS
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Pal : CHUM
35
Kanga's little one : ROO
36
O'Brien's late-night predecessor and successor : LENO
37
Like wet paint : SMEARY
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Helpers: Abbr. : ASSTS
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"That hurts!" cries : OWS
43
"It's ___ of the times" : ASIGN
44
Kind of league : PEEWEE
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Like about half of a team's games : AWAY
48
Mauna ___ : KEA
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___ doble (Spanish dance) : PASO
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*Sound from a palace bathroom? : ROYALFLUSH
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What lines with stars at the end indicate in comics : PAIN
55
Boyfriend : BEAU
56
"Agreed!" : ITSADEAL
60
Stilted response to "Who's there?" : ITISI
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___ City, S.D. : RAPID
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What the answer to each starred clue is : POKERHAND
68
Wield, as influence : EXERT
69
The "A" in A-Rod : ALEX
70
Alike: Fr. : EGAL
71
Response to a schoolyard denial : DIDSO
72
Make a fuss at a public meeting, maybe : RANT
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Use a lasso on : ROPE
Down
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Skinny : INFO
2
Entre ___ (confidentially) : NOUS
3
Boston cager, briefly : CELT
4
Claim : ALLEGE
5
Prefix with hazard : BIO
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Tempe sch. : ASU
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Blacksmith's tool : RASP
8
Hiding the gray, say : DYEING
9
VCR button : EJECT
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*Group with the 1951 hit "Tell Me Why," with "the" : FOURACES
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Orpheus' instrument : LYRE
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Have ___ (lose it) : ACOW
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Thomas Hardy heroine : TESS
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"Do you have a better idea?" : HOWELSE
22
Flip : TOSS
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Barely make, with "out" : EKE
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Madre's boy : NINO
27
"The Sound of Music" family name : TRAPP
28
One of 12 Minor Prophets of the Hebrew Bible : HOSEA
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Alternatives to reds and whites : ROSES
30
"Don't even think about it!" : NOWAY
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Japanese verse form : HAIKU
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Yens : URGES
34
Talking bird : MYNAH
38
Upscale London district : MAYFAIR
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*Makeup of a double date : TWOPAIRS
42
Mop : SWAB
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Shallowest of the Great Lakes : ERIE
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Sam Adams product : ALE
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At the same level (with) : ONAPAR
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Writer of "The 95 Theses" : LUTHER
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Supplement : ADDTO
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Steamed : IRED
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What planes do after landing : TAXI
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Whipped along : SPED
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Role for 23-Across in "Damn Yankees" : LOLA
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Shakespearean schemer : IAGO
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[Just like that!] : SNAP
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Like some threats : IDLE
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Novelist Kesey : KEN
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Bus. card datum : EXT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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