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New York Times, Wednesday, November 3, 2010

"Stop that!" ... and a hint to the answers to 17-, 23-, 39- and 52-Across

Author:
Tracy Gray
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {KQZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Gray.
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© 2010, The New York Times11/3/10 ( No. 22,275 )
Across
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The two together : BOTH
5
In fighting trim : FIT
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Sparks's state : NEVADA
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Quick as a wink : INNOTIME
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For all, as a restroom : UNISEX
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Online university staff? : NETPROFS
18
Trig function : COSINE
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Anthem contraction : OER
20
Phone no. : TEL
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Body designs, informally : TATS
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What Nashville sunbathers acquire? : TENNESSEETANS
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One to hang with : PAL
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Special attention, for short : TLC
29
Golf ball's position : LIE
30
"Not on ___!" : ABET
32
Hasty escape : LAM
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Ballplayer with a 40-Down logo : ASTRO
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Sign prohibiting sunshades? : NOVISORSALLOWED
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At attention : ERECT
44
Sgt. or cpl. : NCO
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Like many fast-food orders : TOGO
46
Bailed-out insurance co. : AIG
49
Local govt. unit : TWP
51
Make public : AIR
52
Salon jobs from apprentice stylists? : LEARNERSPERMS
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Zinging remark : BARB
58
Coffee, slangily : JOE
59
Nest egg letters : IRA
60
Where to find a piece of Turkey : EUROPE
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"Stop that!" ... and a hint to the answers to 17-, 23-, 39- and 52-Across : CUTITOUT
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Chips away at : ERODES
68
Seinfeld's eccentric relative : UNCLELEO
69
Many a Little League rooter : PARENT
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"Go team!" : RAH
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Sunbathers catch them : RAYS
Down
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Coal holder : BIN
2
Indivisible : ONE
3
Demolitionist's aid : TNT
4
Biker's invitation to a friend : HOPON
5
Former Big Apple mayor La Guardia : FIORELLO
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Global currency org. : IMF
7
Lab jobs : TESTS
8
Atomic centers : NUCLEI
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Brian of ambient music : ENO
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Scenic view : VISTA
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Like most Turks : ASIAN
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Body shop jobs : DENTS
13
Graph lines : AXES
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1545-63 council site : TRENT
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Moray, e.g. : EEL
23
Drum accompanying a fife : TABOR
24
École attendee : ELEVE
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Emotionally damage : SCAR
26
Blue-green hue : TEAL
27
Plexiglas piece : PANE
31
Muscle spasm : TIC
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AOL alternative : MSN
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W. C. Fields persona : SOT
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Bar closing time, perhaps : TWOAM
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Philbin of live TV : REGIS
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"P.U.!" inducer : ODOR
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See 34-Across : STAR
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"Hamlet" has five : ACTS
42
Fastball in the dirt, say : LOWPITCH
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Kiddingly : INJEST
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Prefix with thermal : GEO
50
Jeopardy : PERIL
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Michelle's predecessor as first lady : LAURA
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Goof : ERROR
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"Humble" home : ABODE
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Come back : RECUR
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Zagat, to restaurants : RATER
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Microwave sound : BEEP
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Porker's pad : PEN
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Old-time actress Merkel : UNA
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Suffix with pay or plug : OLA
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Driver's one-eighty : UEY
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How-___ (handy books) : TOS

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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