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New York Times, Wednesday, December 14, 2011

53-Down : Popular swab

Author:
Tim Croce
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Tim Croce

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {KWX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Croce.
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© 2011, The New York Times12/14/11 ( No. 22,681 )

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Metrosexual's tote : MANBAG
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"Doesn't thrill me" : MEH
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Top awards at los Juegos Olímpicos : OROS
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Cuneiform discovery site : AMARNA
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Geisha's tie : OBI
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Backing strip : LATH
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Transplants, in a way : REPOTS
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Make note of, with "down" : JOT
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Cornell of Cornell University : EZRA
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Mesopotamia? : TRADITIONALIRAQ
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Role in "Son of Frankenstein" : YGOR
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Kind of fly, informally : SAC
25
___ Paese cheese : BEL
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Inconsistent root beer brand? : UNEVENBARQS
34
Red wine of Spain : RIOJA
36
Santa ___, Calif. : ANA
37
Qaddafi's rise to power, e.g. : COUP
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Vintners' prefix : OENO
39
Consumer products giant, briefly : PANDG
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"Gotcha!" : ISEE
42
Close by, in poems : NIGH
43
"Yoo-hoo!" : HEY
44
___ Quested, woman in Forster's "A Passage to India" : ADELA
45
Local ascetic? : COUNTYFAQIR
49
Camera type, in brief : SLR
50
Barker and Kettle : MAS
51
Pizzeria chain, informally : UNOS
53
Some Mideast laptops? : QATARICOMPUTERS
61
Helen's city : TROY
62
"Proved!" letters : QED
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Fish-eating raptor : OSPREY
64
Regarding, on memos : INRE
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"Hänsel ___ Gretel" : UND
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President who said "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" : REAGAN
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Like a D- : POOR
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U.F.O. crew : ETS
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Movie camera settings : TSTOPS
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Trade center : MART
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C.S.A. part: Abbr. : AMER
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Vintners' valley : NAPA
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Adrien of "The Pianist" : BRODY
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Barbuda's island partner : ANTIGUA
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Alphonse's comics partner : GASTON
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Voodoo charm : MOJO
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Black, to bards : EBON
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Run into unexpected trouble : HITASNAG
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Soapmaking compound : OLEICACID
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Motorola cell phone brand : RAZR
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___ vez (again: Sp.) : OTRA
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Hoopster with six rap albums, for short : SHAQ
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Ill temper : IRE
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"Chocolate" dog : LAB
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Horse to be broken : BRONC
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Sequence sung by kids : EIEIO
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"Rude" sound : LONGU
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Chekhov uncle : VANYA
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Put the kibosh on : END
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Pasadena posies : ROSES
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Put down, as a riot : QUELL
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Hurled weapon : SPEAR
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"No Such Thing" blues rocker : JOHNMAYER
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Mr. America's pride : PHYSIQUE
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W.W. I mil. group : AEF
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Wakens : AROUSES
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Sealer's stuff : TAR
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Holy city of Iran : QUM
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At a cruise stop, say : INPORT
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Annual parade honoree, informally : STPAT
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Popular swab : QTIP
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The New Yorker cartoonist Peter : ARNO
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Ring foe of Manolete : TORO
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Euro fraction : CENT
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They may be even, ironically : ODDS
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Descartes's "therefore" : ERGO
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Get, as profits : REAP
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"Cease" and "desist," e.g.: Abbr. : SYNS

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