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New York Times, Monday, December 26, 2005

15-Across : Start of a weightlifting maneuver

Author:
Allan E. Parrish
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {KX} This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Parrish.
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© 2005, The New York Times12/26/05 ( No. 20,502 )
Across
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"A guy walks into a ___ …" : BAR
4
State Farm competitor : AETNA
9
French artist Edgar : DEGAS
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From ___ Z : ATO
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Start of a weightlifting maneuver : SQUAT
16
___ Gay (W.W. II plane) : ENOLA
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Wail : SOB
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1994 John Travolta film : PULPFICTION
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Unordinary : SPECIAL
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Mended, as socks : DARNED
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Litter's littlest : RUNT
24
Boob tube, in Britain : TELLY
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Damon of "Good Will Hunting" : MATT
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O3 : OZONE
30
Suffix with Oktober : FEST
34
Swiss peak : ALP
35
Mouse catchers : TRAPS
36
Defense grp., 1954-77 : SEATO
37
Dentists' focus : TEETH
39
Tire pressure measure: Abbr. : PSI
40
Varnish ingredient : RESIN
41
The "E" of EGBDF : EVERY
42
Sponsorship : AEGIS
44
"We Know Drama" cable channel : TNT
45
Actress Ward : SELA
46
British guns : STENS
47
McDonald's arches, e.g. : LOGO
48
Place : STEAD
50
Bridge guru Sharif : OMAR
52
Friend of Betty and Veronica, in the comics : ARCHIE
55
Wine server : STEWARD
58
"Queen of Hearts" vocalist, 1981 : JUICENEWTON
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Neither's partner : NOR
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Place to exchange rings : ALTAR
63
Boutiques : SHOPS
64
"Little" car in a 1964 top 10 hit : GTO
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Bridle straps : REINS
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Competitive, as a personality : TYPEA
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Mind-reading ability, for short : ESP
Down
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Low voice : BASS
2
Sitting on : ATOP
3
British leader from whom the "bobbies" got their name : ROBERTPEEL
4
Former defense secretary Les : ASPIN
5
Line that extends for 24,902 miles : EQUATOR
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1960's-80's rock group Jethro ___ : TULL
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Short snooze : NAP
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Fed. law enforcement org. : ATF
9
Toy race car adornment : DECAL
10
Price to participate : ENTRYFEE
11
Enter : GOIN
12
Skin cream additive : ALOE
13
Hourglass fill : SAND
19
Doing nothing : IDLE
21
Last word from a director : CUT
24
Tournament favorite : TOPSEED
25
Coast Guard rank : ENSIGN
26
Pub buddies : MATES
27
Tylenol rival : ALEVE
29
Mexican revolutionary Emiliano : ZAPATA
31
City neighboring Newark, N.J. : EASTORANGE
32
Bee injury : STING
33
Kemo Sabe's sidekick : TONTO
35
"___ kingdom come …" : THY
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Some S.A.T. takers : SRS
38
Refuse holder : TRASHCAN
43
Heavy hydrogen, e.g. : ISOTOPE
46
Witnessed : SEEN
47
Perry Mason's profession : LAW
49
Stadium levels : TIERS
51
High-I.Q. set : MENSA
52
Open slightly : AJAR
53
Govern : RULE
54
Commercial prefix with bank : CITI
55
"Halt!" : STOP
56
Goes bad : ROTS
57
Plunge : DROP
59
Guinness Book suffix : EST
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"How come?" : WHY

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