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New York Times, Thursday, December 17, 2015

Alcoholic drink so named because of its color, not its content

Author:
David Kwong
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. Kwong. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
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© 2015, The New York Times12/17/15 ( No. 24,145 )
Across
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Like a banjo : TWANGY
7
Annul : ABROGATE
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Make fast : SECURE
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Flexible : NONRIGID
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1813 novel made into a 2005 film : PRIDEANDPREJUDICE
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Successor to Churchill : EDEN
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Exclamations of exasperation : OYS
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Drives : GOADS
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More than half of all batteries sold : AAS
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Moriarty, to Holmes : FOE
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Five-time Emmy-winning actress : CANDICEBERGEN
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A monster may have a big one : MAW
34
Places that may have beeches and benches : ARBORS
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Something to dispense with : URN
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Word that can be followed by any of several colors : CODE
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Outdoor feast : LUAU
38
Piece of the N.R.A.?: Abbr. : ASSOC
40
One making a lot of turns on the road? : AXLE
41
"Oh yeah ... uh-huh" : IBET
42
___-di-dah : LAH
43
Made out : ESPIED
45
Word repeated at the start of every "Star Wars" film : FAR
46
Racy books named after a Victorian garment : BODICERIPPERS
48
Biathlon need : AIM
49
Five fifths : ONE
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Perform lousily : STINK
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Calendar keeper, for short : PDA
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A head : EACH
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Alcoholic drink so named because of its color, not its content : LONGISLANDICEDTEA
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Boiling : INCENSED
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Trouble, in Yiddish : TSURIS
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Bygone royals : TSARINAS
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Blanche DuBois's sister : STELLA
Down
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It's about 5 mL : TSP
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Lived : WERE
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Biting : ACID
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In the altogether : NUDE
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Certain foot soldier : GRENADIER
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House support? : YEA
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Roddick who won the 2003 U.S. Open : ANDY
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Conks : BOPS
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Time off, in mil. slang : RNR
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Where Nike is headquartered : OREGON
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Boy toy? : GIJOE
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Quito quaff : AGUA
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Cleaned (up) : TIDIED
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Things going down the drain? : EDDIES
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Oenophile's concern : NOSE
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Son of David : ABSALOM
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Enclose : FENCEIN
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10-Down neighbor: Abbr. : CALIF
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Caribbean vacation destination : ARUBA
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Hawk or Hornet : NBAER
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Go extinct : DIEOUT
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Indian-born writer of the 1981 Booker Prize : RUSHDIE
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Miracle-___ : GRO
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Chutzpah : MOXIE
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Chicago's ___ Planetarium : ADLER
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Bed intruders? : WEEDS
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Dogpatch creator : CAPP
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Beatles title girl : SADIE
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First to break the tape : SPEEDIEST
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Beach attraction : BIKINI
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Multihued horse : ROAN
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Inflame : ANGER
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Pupil of a snake's eye, often : SLIT
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Plenty : TONS
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Worshiper of Inti : INCA
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Answer to a judge : PLEA
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Pops : DADS
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In unison, in a way : ADUE
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PC key : CTRL
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Greeting with a salute : HEIL
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W-4 entry: Abbr. : SSN
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Topics of many self-help books : DIETS
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"___ whole ..." : ASA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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