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New York Times, Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Abbr. after many a general's name

Author:
Joe Krozel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joe Krozel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 80, Blocks: 44 Missing: {FJQXZ} Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzles This is puzzle # 31 for Mr. Krozel.
Jim Horne notes:

Every Across clue follows the same form.

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L
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E
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S
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M
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A
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R
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V
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N
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D
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W
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L
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C
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M
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P
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C
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P
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L
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N
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K
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B
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© 2009, The New York Times12/8/09 ( No. 21,945 )
Across
1
Guitarist Paul : LES
4
Sportscaster Albert : MARV
8
Singer Baker : ANITA
13
Humorist Buchwald : ART
14
Comedian Anderson : LOUIE
15
Philosopher Diderot : DENIS
16
First lady McKinley : IDA
17
Director Welles : ORSON
18
Comedian Sykes : WANDA
19
Mezzo-soprano Resnik : REGINA
21
Poet Teasdale : SARA
23
Author Fleming : IAN
24
Actress Carter : NELL
26
Statesman Sharon : ARIEL
28
Director Kubrick : STANLEY
31
Author Waugh : ALEC
32
Actor Feldman : COREY
33
Baseball player Yastrzemski : CARL
35
Humorist Bombeck : ERMA
39
General Bradley : OMAR
40
Designer Ellis : PERRY
41
Newsman Huntley : CHET
42
Tennis player Sampras : PETE
43
Country singer Bryan : LUKE
44
Dancer Castle : IRENE
45
Economist Smith : ADAM
47
Actress Bening : ANNETTE
49
Political adviser Hughes : KAREN
51
Civil rights figure Parks : ROSA
52
Novelist Radcliffe : ANN
53
Keyboardist Saunders : MERL
56
Skier McKinney : TAMARA
60
Actress Zellweger : RENEE
62
Composer Copland : AARON
64
TV writer/host Serling : ROD
65
Nurse Barton : CLARA
66
Soap actress Kristen : ILENE
67
Actress MacGraw : ALI
68
Poet Ginsberg : ALLEN
69
Basketball player Archibald : NATE
70
Newspaper editor Bradlee : BEN
Down
1
Place to hibernate : LAIR
2
Earth, in Essen : ERDE
3
Unaccompanied : STAG
4
A pep talk may boost it : MORALE
5
Neighbor of Ger. : AUS
6
Carriers of water to los océanos : RIOS
7
___ cava : VENA
8
Pop-up-producing program : ADWARE
9
Cultural grant org. : NEA
10
Certain navel : INNIE
11
Kind of basin : TIDAL
12
Dumb ___ ox : ASAN
14
In need of company : LONELY
20
The body's balance regulator : INNEREAR
22
Good news on Wall Street : RALLY
25
Lecture hall : LYCEUM
27
Good Humor product : ICECREAM
28
Old English bard : SCOP
29
No light reading : TOME
30
"I smell ___" : ARAT
31
Overdue debt : ARREAR
34
Genesis craft : ARK
36
Orator's skill: Abbr. : RHET
37
Puzzle completion? : MENT
38
Perfectly, after "to" : ATEE
40
Creator of shavings : PLANE
44
Bonkers : INSANE
46
Humiliate : DEMEAN
48
Zero : NOTONE
49
Mournful ring : KNELL
50
Yearly record : ANNAL
52
Old Spanish treasure chest : ARCA
54
Parade stopper : RAIN
55
Follower of "ooh" or "tra" : LALA
57
Spirited horse : ARAB
58
Credits listing : ROLE
59
Tennis edge : ADIN
61
Bard's "before" : ERE
63
Abbr. after many a general's name : RET

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later.

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