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New York Times, Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Hosp. areas where you might hear "Scalpel, please"

Author:
Kurt Mengel and Jan-Michele Gianette
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Mengel. This is puzzle # 6 for Ms. Gianette.
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© 2015, The New York Times2/10/15 ( No. 23,835 )

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Across
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Flood : SPATE
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Higgledy-piggledy : AMOK
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Turns left, as a plow horse : HAWS
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Like some country-and-western singing : NASAL
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___-Rooter : ROTO
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Take too much of, briefly : ODON
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The ailing postal worker was ... : OUTOFSORTS
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Have a silent role? : MIME
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Cries at a plaza de toros : OLES
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Put to good ___ : USE
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"Bye!" : SEEYA
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Blacken : TAR
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The ailing rock star was ... : FEELINGPUNK
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"The Star-Spangled Banner" opening : OSAY
29
Part of N.B.A.: Abbr. : NATL
30
Port-au-Prince's home : HAITI
32
Crack, as lips : CHAP
34
Concerning : ASTO
38
The ailing meteorologist was ... : UNDERTHEWEATHER
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Two, for binary arithmetic : BASE
42
"___ kleine Nachtmusik" : EINE
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Lowly workers : PEONS
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Nonfatty : LEAN
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Dollar : U.S. :: ___ : Cuba : PESO
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The ailing golfer was ... : WAYBELOWPAR
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Keg part : TAP
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Like two U.N. secretaries general : ASIAN
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Fashion inits. : YSL
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Possible result of owing money : REPO
58
British gun : STEN
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The ailing trash collector was ... : INTHEDUMPS
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Related : TOLD
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Capital of Qatar : DOHA
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Movie ticket category : ADULT
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Make ___ meet : ENDS
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Dish with a little of this and a little of that : STEW
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Hunts and pecks, e.g. : TYPES
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Stuck-up sort : SNOOT
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Funny Poundstone : PAULA
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Popular 1980s arcade game : ASTEROIDS
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Ski resort whose name is an anagram of 34-Across : TAOS
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One with pointy ears : ELF
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Came up : AROSE
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Prized mushroom : MOREL
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Baseball's Mel : OTT
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37 bout results for Muhammad Ali, informally : KOS
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Where umpires umpire : HOMEPLATES
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"Goodbye" : ADIEU
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Half of humanity, to some feminists : WOMYN
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Furtive sort : SNEAK
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Chop ___ : SUEY
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Snorkel, in "Beetle Bailey": Abbr. : SGT
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Place to see a Ferris wheel : FAIR
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Amazed : INAWE
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Where a redneck gets red : NAPE
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Caribbean percussion groups : STEELBANDS
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Center : HUB
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Flag carrier of Japan : ANA
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Pants material : CHINO
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"The Little Red ___" : HEN
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Typical western : SHOOTEMUP
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X : TEN
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Hosp. areas where you might hear "Scalpel, please" : ORS
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Blue shade : TEAL
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One doing impressions : APER
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Time after dusk, to poets : EEN
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Susceptible to sunburn : PALE
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Garbage : WASTE
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___ Martin : ASTON
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150 bushels an acre, e.g. : YIELD
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George who signed the Declaration of Independence : WYTHE
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Sarcastic "Oh, sure" : PSHAW
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Beatles record label : APPLE
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Blog entries : POSTS
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Former New York mayor Giuliani : RUDY
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Checkpoint necessities : IDS
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With 61-Down, what "dis" is? : NOT
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See 60-Down : DAT

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

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