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New York Times, Monday, February 11, 2002

With 37- and 56-Across, where "God Save the Queen" is the national anthem

Author:
Peter Gordon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter Gordon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {XZ} Spans: 5 This is puzzle # 81 for Mr. Gordon.
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© 2002, The New York Times2/11/02 ( No. 19,088 )
Across
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___, beta, gamma ... : ALPHA
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Like skyscrapers : TALL
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Not fully closed : AJAR
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Lulu : BEAUT
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Creme-filled cookie : OREO
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Stubborn beast : MULE
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With 37- and 56-Across, where "God Save the Queen" is the national anthem : UNITEDKINGDOMOF
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Heavy weight : TON
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Dancer Charisse : CYD
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Hoodwinks : DUPES
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No-no : TABOO
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Arcade game name : ATARI
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Improvement : UPTURN
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Wharf : QUAY
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76ers' org. : NBA
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Jawaharlal of India : NEHRU
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Fourth-down option : PUNT
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Middle Brady Bunch girl : JAN
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See 17-Across : GREATBRITAINAND
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Superlative suffix : EST
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Is sick : AILS
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Parish priest : VICAR
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___ Speedwagon : REO
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Almanac datum : FACT
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Torment a stand-up comedian : HECKLE
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Egg beater : WHISK
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Abstract artist Albers : JOSEF
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Forearm bones : ULNAS
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It's bottled in Cannes : EAU
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"7 Faces of Dr. ___" (1964 flick) : LAO
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See 17-Across : NORTHERNIRELAND
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Apple or maple : TREE
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Cry like a banshee : WAIL
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Kind of question : YESNO
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With 65-Across, Miscellany, when separated by "and" : ODDS
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See 64-Across : ENDS
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Obsolete anesthetic : ETHER
Down
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Be adjacent to : ABUT
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Letterman rival : LENO
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Celebrate : PAINTTHETOWNRED
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Simple shelter : HUT
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Gobbled up : ATE
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1964 Olympics host : TOKYO
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Dry : ARID
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Football great Dawson : LEN
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Nautical journal : LOG
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Love affair : AMOUR
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Rolling Stones hit of 1968 : JUMPINJACKFLASH
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Lotion ingredient : ALOE
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They keep track of pins : REFS
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Pesticide brand : DCON
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W.W. II turning point : DDAY
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Surrounding glow : AURA
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Very dry, as Champagne : BRUT
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Some wedding guests : AUNTS
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"Toodle-oo!" : TATA
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Felix of "The Odd Couple" : UNGER
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Intrinsically : PERSE
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Colorful cover : QUILT
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Hackneyed : BANAL
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Wrestling's ___ the Giant : ANDRE
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Puncture : PRICK
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Sheepish sounds : BAAS
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Currier's partner : IVES
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Heading on Santa's list : NICE
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Ichthyologist's study : FISH
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Daylight savings saving : HOUR
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Despises : HATES
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Puts behind bars : JAILS
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Golden rule word : UNTO
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"___ of the Flies" : LORD
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Novelist Bagnold : ENID
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Game show host Robinson : ANNE
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Stink : ODOR
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Emitter of 38-Down : EWE
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Competed in a 10K : RAN
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Needle part : EYE
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Tennis call : LET

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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