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New York Times, Wednesday, November 25, 2009

One of American banking's Big Four, for short

Author:
Allan E. Parrish
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Allan E. Parrish

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 27 for Mr. Parrish. NYT links: Across Lite
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J
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C
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R
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E
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W
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C
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A
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T
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T
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D
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I
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H
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A
M
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U
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R
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L
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A
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S
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H
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T
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S
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R
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M
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P
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F
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L
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A
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E
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P
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A
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N
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T
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G
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W
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C
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R
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S
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A
L
O
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A
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B
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S
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S
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R
A
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A
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S
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P
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M
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H
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A
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Y
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A
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L
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L
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B
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R
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N
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P
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F
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C
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C
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R
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E
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A
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K
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S
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© 2009, The New York Times11/25/09 ( No. 21,932 )
Across
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Catalog clothing retailer since 1983 : JCREW
6
Suffragist Carrie Chapman ___ : CATT
10
Signal receiver : DISH
14
Like a clear sky : AZURE
15
Eastern domestic : AMAH
16
Golden rule preposition : UNTO
17
Goodyear offering : RADIALTIRE
19
One cast out of paradise : ADAM
20
___ Lanka : SRI
21
Weather map symbol : SUN
22
Red telephone's connection : HOTLINE
24
Israeli or Palestinian : SEMITE
26
Good to go : READY
27
Boy soprano in a Menotti opera : AMAHL
30
Pro- or con- : PREFIX
32
Crooner canned on live TV in 1953 : LAROSA
34
Political symbol : ELEPHANT
38
Act like a rat : GNAW
39
Salad green : CRESS
41
Skin cream additive : ALOE
42
Litigation-prompting insulation : ASBESTOS
44
Justice replaced by Sotomayor : SOUTER
46
Many Marley fans : RASTAS
48
Song of David : PSALM
49
"The Creation" composer : HAYDN
52
Bit of Java programming : APPLET
54
Mountain previously named Peak XV : EVEREST
56
Chaney of the silents : LON
57
Item with underwires : BRA
60
"Peter Pan" dog : NANA
61
Blackbeard flew one : PIRATEFLAG
64
One of American banking's Big Four, for short : CITI
65
Talks lovingly : COOS
66
River of Lyon : RHONE
67
Panache : ELAN
68
Hippie's cross : ANKH
69
Plays resulting in yardage losses : SACKS
Down
1
Shakes up : JARS
2
White House policy appointee : CZAR
3
Gernreich of fashion : RUDI
4
"___ tu" (Verdi aria) : ERI
5
Sneaky sorts : WEASELS
6
Inside of a toy mouse, perhaps : CATNIP
7
Buddy, in Burgundy : AMI
8
North Carolina gridders : TARHEELS
9
Lt. Kojak : THEO
10
Feature of many muscle cars : DUALEXHAUST
11
Destination of Vasco da Gama : INDIA
12
Put up with : STAND
13
Warm and comfy : HOMEY
18
Abner's radio partner : LUM
23
Make a misstep : TRIP
24
Where lost hair may accumulate : SHOWERDRAIN
25
Syrup source : TREESAP
27
Pond organism : ALGA
28
___ best friend : MANS
29
One with an "al-" in his name, often : ARAB
31
Come clean, with "up" : FESS
33
Bible book after John : ACTS
35
Utah ski area : ALTA
36
Seasonal air : NOEL
37
Kind of life insurance : TERM
40
Pitchers are often put in this : ROTATION
43
Compos mentis : SANE
45
Church keys : OPENERS
47
Play in the pool, say : SPLASH
49
Ergo : HENCE
50
Be of use to : AVAIL
51
Spreader of dirt : YENTA
53
Place to play stickball : LOT
55
Shelter org. : SPCA
57
Political grouping : BLOC
58
Needing a bath badly : RANK
59
Seemingly forever : AGES
62
"M*A*S*H" extra : ROK
63
Shelter financing org. : FHA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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