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New York Times, Thursday, February 17, 2011

Organization that sponsors an annual Mind Games competition

Author:
Mike Nothnagel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 47 for Mr. Nothnagel. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2011, The New York Times2/17/11 ( No. 22,381 )
Across
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"Huh ...?!" : WHA
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Fleet : ARMADA
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Muscle car feature : TTOP
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What this would be to Caesar? : HIC
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Jaded response to a movie suggestion : SEENIT
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Comb container : HIVE
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Wanted poster abbr. : AKA
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*Photogenic athlete from Cincinnati? : HANDSOMERED
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Ceremonial presentation : MEDAL
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*Cozy rooms for playing? : GAMEDENS
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Tax collector, e.g. : EXACTOR
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Drifts (off) : NODS
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"You must be joking ..." : COMENOW
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Food made from fermented beans : MISO
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"___ hope?" : ANY
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Drafted, with "up" : DREW
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Company concerned with automobile history : CARFAX
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Spring : LEAP
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Opposite of 33-Down : PEACE
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Bob, e.g. : SLED
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Indian city now known as Chennai : MADRAS
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Mount : RISE
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NPR's Shapiro : ARI
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Days before : EVES
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Yaps : TALKSON
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Actress Blanchett : CATE
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What dirt may come out in : THEWASH
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*Social gathering for auction participants? : BUYERBEE
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Drags : PUFFS
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*Diatribes from captured criminals? : ARRESTRANTS
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Stadium cheer : OLE
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Bank holding : LIEN
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Get into a habit? : ENROBE
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Andy's dinosaur in "Toy Story" : REX
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Shade of green : MOSS
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"I'm impressed" : NOTBAD
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See 28-Down : DAY
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Pow! : WHAM
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Shout before a snap : HIKE
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*Commercial for a private school? : ACADEMYAD
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Henry Clay's historic Kentucky estate : ASHLAND
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"The End of the Affair" actor, 1999 : REA
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Playing pieces : MEN
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"Start ... now!" : ANDGO
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Neutralize, as a bomb : DISARM
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Mr. ___, radioactive enemy of Captain Marvel : ATOM
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"Hello, I Love You" band, 1968 : THEDOORS
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Shopworn : TIRED
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Kitchen window sites? : OVENS
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Walkers, in brief : PEDS
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Organization that sponsors an annual Mind Games competition : MENSA
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Let go : AXE
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Halloween costume, maybe : CORPSE
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Cutesy, in London : TWEE
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Like Type B personalities : CALM
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With 70-Across, vitamin bottle phrase : ONEA
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Winter fishing tool : ICESAW
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What's broken out of the answers to the starred clues? : WAR
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*Expose oneself to a former U.S. president? : FLASHFORD
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Prefix with -naut : AERO
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Marked, as a questionnaire box : XDIN
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Much of Nickelodeon's target audience : PRETEENS
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Reference : CITE
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States : AVERS
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Passed : ELAPSED
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Caterer's supply : STERNO
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The Wildcats of the N.C.A.A. : KSU
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___ cabinet : CURIO
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1948 Best Actor nominee for "Johnny Belinda" : AYRES
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Gift from the Wizard of Oz that's really a clock : HEART
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Lip ___ : BALM
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Classic Army bomber plane : BTEN
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Pet peeve? : FLEA
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Hot : SEXY
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San Francisco's ___ Hill : NOB
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Not yet determined: Abbr. : TBA

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle.

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