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New York Times, Tuesday, December 3, 2013

"I had not thought death had undone so ___": "The Waste Land"

Author:
Phil Ruzbarsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QVXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Ruzbarsky. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Phil Ruzbarsky notes:
This is my second NYT puzzle, but it's been since 2009 since the first. This really simple little puzzle really took a lot of practice ... read more
Will Shortz notes:

Besides the theme of equestrian equipment, I liked some of the longer fill in this grid — ODD MAN OUT, LESSER GOD, TOOTHACHE, AIR HOSE, and especially WELL I'LL BE.

Jeff Chen notes:
It's not often that a Tuesday puzzle surprises me, but here's one that did! Because it must be relatively easy, often times a Tuesday ... read more
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© 2013, The New York Times12/3/13 ( No. 23,401 )

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Across
1
Latch (onto) : GLOM
5
Shin-related : TIBIAL
11
"Mad Men" output : ADS
14
Premium brand of the Volkswagen Group : AUDI
15
National color of the Netherlands : ORANGE
16
Blow away : WOW
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Bobbysoxer's footwear : SADDLESHOES
19
Presidential nickname : ABE
20
Made a perfect engine sound : HUMMED
21
Draw a breath : INSPIRE
23
Toledo Mud Hens' class : AAA
24
Sleeveless garment : HALTERTOP
26
"I had not thought death had undone so ___": "The Waste Land" : MANY
28
Mater ___ (the Virgin Mary) : DEI
29
Hindu honorific : SRI
30
The S.E.C. regulates it : IPO
31
Goes fast : TEARS
33
Gapes : GAWKS
37
Impromptu : SPUROFTHEMOMENT
40
Bone: Prefix : OSTEO
41
Wished : HOPED
42
Cliff ___, 2008 Cy Young Award winner : LEE
43
U.P.S. unit: Abbr. : CTN
45
One likely to go [hic!] : SOT
46
___ Kadiddlehopper (Red Skelton character) : CLEM
47
Nestlé bar : BITOHONEY
51
___ alai : JAI
52
Trap : ENSNARE
53
Bad serves : FAULTS
56
Cubs' and Eagles' org. : BSA
57
The signs in the movie "Signs" : CROPCIRCLES
60
Contraction in "The Star-Spangled Banner" : OER
61
Allude to : HINTAT
62
Modern prefix meaning "super" : UBER
63
Score tally: Abbr. : PTS
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Much H. L. Mencken output : ESSAYS
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Professional filibusterers: Abbr. : SENS
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Laceration : GASH
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Pig-out party? : LUAU
3
One that doesn't belong : ODDMANOUT
4
When Armed Forces Day falls : MIDMAY
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Steel-___ boots : TOED
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Bureau of the Dept. of the Treasury : IRS
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"___, humbug!" : BAH
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How French fries are fried : INOIL
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Some are secret, and some are special : AGENTS
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One low in a pantheon : LESSERGOD
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Anticipate : AWAIT
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Certain guitar : DOBRO
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Win four out of four, say : SWEEP
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Meadow : LEA
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King killed in the sack of Troy : PRIAM
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Candy bar brand : HEATH
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Line to fill a tire : AIRHOSE
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Sushi bar soup : MISO
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Computer downloads, informally : APPS
28
Rapper Mos ___ : DEF
31
Odontalgia : TOOTHACHE
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India's ___ Rebellion, 1857-59 : SEPOY
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"Who'da thought?!" : WELLILLBE
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Lower end of the strike zone : KNEE
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Mushroom piece : STEM
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Scout's job, informally : RECON
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___Life : MET
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N.H.L.'s James ___ Memorial Trophy : NORRIS
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Political assembly : CAUCUS
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Some jazz : BEBOP
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Many a map of Hawaii : INSET
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Ivan IV and V : TSARS
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Old Dodge compacts : NEONS
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Shake : JAR
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Conniptions : FITS
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High schooler, typically : TEEN
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Ukr., Est. and Lith., once : SSRS
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Elhi support grp. : PTA
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Small, low island : CAY

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