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New York Times, Saturday, December 8, 2012

35-Across : Least legitimate

Author:
Barry C. Silk
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 27 Missing: {Z} This is puzzle # 72 for Mr. Silk. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York Times12/8/12 ( No. 23,041 )
Across
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A flat alternative : GSHARP
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Like some alibis and stomachs : CASTIRON
15
Green wheels : ECOCAR
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Oscar-nominated player of Sonny Wortzik : ALPACINO
17
Salsa brand : ORTEGA
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Telephone connectors : TIELINES
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One for the team? : RAH
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Better : ENHANCE
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Fig. on some applications : GPA
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1935 Cagney crime film : GMEN
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Rich sources of vitamin K : KALES
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Diamond with many cuts : NEIL
27
"Use ta Be My Girl" group, with "the" : OJAYS
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They're crunchable: Abbr. : NOS
30
Seminal name in science fiction : VERNE
31
Mr. Pricklepants in "Toy Story 3," e.g. : HEDGEHOG
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How many are chosen? : FEW
34
Pentateuch peak : MTSINAI
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Least legitimate : FALSEST
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Rich or poor: Abbr. : ADJ
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Its members are in order : SEQUENCE
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Toolbar lineup : ICONS
44
Going rate?: Abbr. : VEL
45
Deadening device : MUTER
46
Experience ecdysis : MOLT
47
One of the Jonas brothers : KEVIN
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"Dracula" heroine Harker : MINA
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Series after the opener? : BCD
51
Wings : ANNEXES
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Unpleasant sound in nature : CAW
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Woman who's hard to reach : ICEQUEEN
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Seat of New York's Chemung County : ELMIRA
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Part of many a detour : BYSTREET
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"Fudge!" : DARNIT
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Like some martinis : EXTRADRY
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Beer hall turn-on? : SPIGOT
Down
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German resistance leader? : GEORGOHM
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Boeing X-51 engine, e.g. : SCRAMJET
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They snap easily : HOTHEADS
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One in play? : ACE
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Frequent feeling for 3-Down : RAGE
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Shoe-lacing, e.g. : PRANK
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Made-to-order item? : CATALOG
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Wear with flares : ALINES
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Processor speed, hard disk space, etc. : SPECS
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It's often handed down : TALE
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Where you may be in France : ICI
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Player who's way too good, say : RINGER
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Part of a lane arrangement : ONEPIN
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Deal-killing declaration : NOSALE
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Bank of ___ (institution the A-Team was jailed for robbing) : HANOI
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Big Blue member, for short : NYGIANT
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Washington attraction with a punny name : NEWSEUM
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Radios, e.g. : SENDS
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Soft palate : VELUM
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Fifth pillar of Islam : HAJ
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Newbie's resource : FAQ
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Cartoon character that was one of the first images transmitted on TV : FELIX
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Like sirens : ENTICING
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Novel creation : SCENARIO
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A whole lot of juice? : TERAWATT
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Ytterbium's atomic number : SEVENTY
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Tipple : IMBIBE
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Sacrum neighbor : COCCYX
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Senior : OLDEST
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Front : VENEER
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Hit below the belt : KNEED
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Calls for : NEEDS
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Mystique : AURA
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"How dare you!" accompanier : SLAP
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One ends on Sept. 30 : QTR
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Anatomy test, briefly? : MRI

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