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New York Times, Saturday, November 27, 2010

48-Down : Kids' rhyme starter

Author:
Xan Vongsathorn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 30 Missing: {QX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Vongsathorn.
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© 2010, The New York Times11/27/10 ( No. 22,299 )
Across
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Reaction from one who has a bone to pick? : ARFARF
7
Duel action : FASTDRAW
15
Confusion : WELTER
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Working class's antithesis : IDLERICH
17
Game with tricks : ECARTE
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Literally, "small wheel" : ROULETTE
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Word on a scale : TARE
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Old dirk : SNEE
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Tony winner Caldwell : ZOE
22
High-class affliction? : SENIORITIS
25
Patent-Motorwagen inventor : BENZ
26
Historic institution near Slough : ETON
27
Buzzes : ADOS
28
"Check it out!" : GOSEE
29
Poll fig. : PCT
30
Nabokov novel : PNIN
31
Casual remarks? : SEZ
32
Show in which many pots disappear? : THEBIGGESTLOSER
38
Took back, as words : ATE
39
Ticked : TEED
40
Moose Drool or Trout Slayer : ALE
41
Send a Dear John letter : ENDIT
44
Like some eyes : SORE
45
Turtle's eye, often : SLIT
46
See 33-Down : JAIL
47
Bouncer in a sports stadium? : BOBBLEHEAD
49
Bond girl player Green : EVA
50
District in southern Kazakhstan : ARAL
51
Ryan of "Star Trek: Voyager" : JERI
52
Mediterranean appetizer : CALAMARI
54
Novelist Diamant and others : ANITAS
57
It uses 20 different end rhymes for "ore" : THERAVEN
58
Aging establishment : WINERY
59
Float maker : SODAJERK
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Felt : SEEMED
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Something to be struck with : AWE
2
Ping-Pong or dancing, for short : REC
3
Harmony spoiler : FLATNOTE
4
"Quickest way to Harlem," in song : ATRAIN
5
Back in : RETRO
6
Like some chickens : FREERANGE
7
Defeated contestant in a face-off : FIRSTONETOBLINK
8
Male doll : ADONIS
9
Turns sharply : SLUES
10
TV segment : TELE
11
N.F.L. cornerback ___ Bly : DRE
12
Alternatives to Triscuits : RITZES
13
Show opener : ACTONE
14
Allergy symptom : WHEEZE
22
Deux into quatorze : SEPT
23
Do some impressive work? : ETCH
24
"Gotcha" : IDIG
25
Chowderhead : BOZO
28
Deprive of vitality : GELD
30
British leader in the Seven Years' War : PITT
31
Features of some bear traps : STEELJAWS
33
Cost to get out of 46-Across : BAIL
34
Dinar earner : SERB
35
Something intended to move fast : SALEITEM
36
"Old China" essayist : ELIA
37
Like many offs. : RETD
41
Red-cards, say : EJECTS
42
Adjective-less language : NAVAHO
43
Got on the horn : DIALED
44
Kite, often : SOARER
45
Iconic building? : SHRINE
47
Unlike chickens : BRAVE
48
Kids' rhyme starter : EENIE
50
Setting of Mozart's only clarinet concerto: Abbr. : AMAJ
53
Neighbor of Scorpius : ARA
55
Is for you? : ARE
56
Folk rock singer Straw : SYD

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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