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New York Times, Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Setting for the starts of 17-, 24-, 51- and 64-Across

Author:
Jules P. Markey
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jules P. Markey

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Markey.
Jules P. Markey notes:
This puzzle was created shortly after Thanksgiving Day of last year, the impetus for it came from SQUASHRACKET, which I had used in an ... read more
Will Shortz notes:
Even though THANKSGIVING DAY is tomorrow, this holiday-themed puzzle feels more Wednesday-ish, so I scheduled it for today. Don't look ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Fun pre-Thanksgiving puzzle from Jules, phrases containing a hidden traditional Thanksgiving dish. If only there were such a thing as ... read more
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© 2013, The New York Times11/27/13 ( No. 23,395 )
Across
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One of the Obama girls : MALIA
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Like : ALA
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Kindergarten stuff : ABCS
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Huskies' sch. : UCONN
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Heavy work : TOME
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Word before income or exhaust : DUAL
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Source of easy money : GRAVYTRAIN
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Cube ... or certain cubes : DICE
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Certain : SOME
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Salon supplies : RINSES
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"Evita" character : CHE
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One of a pair in a court : SQUASHRACKET
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Prickly one : CACTUS
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Plains Indians : OTOS
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Suffix meaning "approximately" : ISH
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Author Calvino : ITALO
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Hardly Mr. Cool : NERD
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Setting for the starts of 17-, 24-, 51- and 64-Across : THANKSGIVINGDAY
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Brontë title heroine : EYRE
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Cartoon genre : ANIME
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Not miss a thing on : ACE
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Lisa with the 1997 hit "I Do" : LOEB
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Short-sheeting and such : PRANKS
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Locale for a big mirror : DRESSINGROOM
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Director Anderson : WES
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Officers above sarges : LOOIES
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Noodles in Japanese cookery : SOBA
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Suffix with Rock : ETTE
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Old ragtime dance : TURKEYTROT
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God with a quiver : EROS
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Stake on a table : ANTE
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Many an aria singer, informally : MEZZO
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Fillet : BONE
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Short : SHY
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"That threw me for ___" : ALOOP
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Makes faces : MUGS
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Onset of phobia? : ACRO
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Soil sort : LOAM
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Stockbroker's advice : INVEST
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"___ news?" : ANY
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Parts of hearts : ATRIA
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Bank department : LOANS
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Plain folk : AMISH
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Make sense, with "up" : ADD
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LaCrosse, for one : BUICKSEDAN
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Hidden store : CACHE
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Cold fall : SLEET
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Warm month in South America : ENERO
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They may be blind : TRUSTS
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Calendar abbr. : SAT
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Old Nestlé brand : QUIK
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Viet ___ : CONG
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Footnote, perhaps : CITE
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Wan : ASHY
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Dance from which the Lindy Hop developed : CHARLESTON
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Muslim general : AGA
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Jeremy of the N.B.A. : LIN
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Egg: Prefix : OVI
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Pool need : RACK
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Salon supplies : DYES
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Modernists, informally : NEOS
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Obtrude : IMPOSE
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"I, Claudius" role : NERO
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Subj. for many newcomers : ESL
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Fauna and flora : BIOTA
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Brand from Holland : AMSTEL
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Hardly Mr. Cool : DWEEB
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Like the Deco look, now : RETRO
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Nuts and bolts, e.g. : NOUNS
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Body measurement : GIRTH
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Enter again, as text : REKEY
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Rice-size pasta : ORZO
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Lamebrain : BOZO
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Opposite of under : ATOP
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Charlottesville-to-Richmond dir. : ESE
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Sumac native to Peru : YMA

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

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