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New York Times, Wednesday, December 13, 2006

"Why did the chicken cross the road?," e.g., in Tijuana?

Author:
David Sullivan
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 31 Missing: {JKZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Sullivan.
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© 2006, The New York Times12/13/06 ( No. 20,854 )
Across
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Slap on : DAUB
5
___ Kadiddlehopper, old TV hayseed : CLEM
9
Losing rolls : CRAPS
14
Mont Blanc, e.g., locally : ALPE
15
Classic theater name : ROXY
16
Cousin of a cockatoo : MACAW
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Sign above a Tijuana A.T.M.? : LATENIGHTDINERO
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2004 Will Smith thriller : IROBOT
21
Solver's cry : AHA
22
Campsite hookup user : RVER
23
"Oh Boy! What ___" (1920's hit) : AGIRL
25
One listed on MySpace : FRIEND
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"Why did the chicken cross the road?," e.g., in Tijuana? : POLLOQUESTION
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"Excuse me …" : AHEM
32
Letters before Choice or Prime : USDA
33
Web-footed mammal : OTTER
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Plastered : LIT
37
Pick up on : GET
38
Co. informally known as Brown : UPS
40
Charlottesville sch. : UVA
41
Israel's Dayan : MOSHE
43
Brontë heroine : EYRE
45
QB Tarkenton : FRAN
46
Tijuana air freshener? : BANODEODORANT
49
Morning hour : ELEVEN
51
Japanese cartoon genre : ANIME
52
Spot for a nap : SOFA
53
Biblical verb ending : ETH
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He did not beware the Ides of March : CAESAR
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Advice regarding a good poker hand in Tijuana? : STANDBYYOURMANO
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Hoops coach Thomas : ISIAH
63
Crowd sound : ROAR
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Kind of clef : ALTO
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Brings in : EARNS
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Yorkshire river : OUSE
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Cry out for : NEED
Down
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Painter of dreamscapes : DALI
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Controversial spray : ALAR
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As many as : UPTO
4
Plant yielding a fragrant oil : BEEBALM
5
Point out the pluses and minuses of : CRITIQUE
6
Enter, as a record : LOG
7
Blew out : EXHALED
8
Washington chopping down the cherry tree, e.g. : MYTH
9
Early 10th-century year : CMI
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Went wild : RANRIOT
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Jim Carrey title role : ACEVENTURA
12
Emoticon element, for short : PAREN
13
Duel tool : SWORD
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NASA scrub : NOGO
19
Batty : DAFT
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Like the Tin Man, upon discovery : RUSTED
26
Ocho ___, Jamaica : RIOS
27
Conceal, as a coin : PALM
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Where John Glenn was senator : OHIO
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"Gimme a break" : LETSBEFAIR
30
A Tolkien Dark Lord : SAURON
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Politico Bayh : EVAN
35
Go ballistic : RANT
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Trait carrier : GENE
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Spa treatment : PEDICURE
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Baseball's Jose Canseco, by birth : HAVANAN
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"Me?" response : YEAHYOU
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Ex-slave : FREEMAN
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First-floor apartment : ONEB
48
Actor Epps : OMAR
49
Davis of "The Matrix Reloaded" : ESSIE
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"___ luck!" : LOTSA
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Newbie : TYRO
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Realtor's goal : SALE
57
Part of A.M. : ANTE
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Chancel cross : ROOD
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Some A.L.'ers : DHS
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West. alliance : OAS

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

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