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New York Times, Saturday, February 18, 2006

38-Down : Many a senior

Author:
Eric Berlin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Eric Berlin

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 29 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 25 for Mr. Berlin.
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© 2006, The New York Times2/18/06 ( No. 20,556 )

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Across
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2005's "Bad News Bears" and the like : STUDIOREMAKES
14
Firm up-and-comers : JUNIORPARTNERS
15
Saw about frugality : WASTENOTWANTNOT
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Wildcats' sch. : UNH
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TV Guide listings: Abbr. : STNS
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Johnny Cash's "___ Picture of Mother" : SENDA
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Pauperize : RUIN
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Resting places : SOFAS
24
They're game : DEER
25
Something rattled : SABER
27
Identi-Kit options : NOSES
29
Church with elders: Abbr. : LDS
30
Commander at the Alamo : TRAVIS
32
Brings in : REAPS
34
Modern inhabitants of ancient Aram : SYRIANS
36
Fast movement : ALLEGRO
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Have bad posture : STOOP
42
Material for some sheets : SATEEN
43
Legal V.I.P.'s : AGS
46
"That's ___!" : AWRAP
48
Woman with une nièce : TANTE
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It might be stuck to a dish : SOAP
51
Longtime first name in South Carolina politics : STROM
53
Peter Gunn's girlfriend : EDIE
54
Megalopolis with about 30 million people, for short : SOCAL
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Pianist Maisenberg : OLEG
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It may finish second : ARY
59
Realize there will be no resolution : AGREETODISAGREE
63
"Don't put words in my mouth" : YOUSAIDITNOTME
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Not here : SOMEPLACEELSE
Down
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Place to get rolls : SUSHIBAR
2
Letters of discharge : TNT
3
Turnabouts, slangily : UIES
4
Proscriptions : DONTS
5
Like some transfers : IRONON
6
Picks : OPTSFOR
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Damp and chilly : RAW
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Great time : ERA
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People may take a pass on them: Abbr. : MTNS
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Chose to play : ANTED
11
Lab locale : KENNEL
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Like badlands : ERODED
13
Cool red giants : SSTARS
14
When many resolutions are broken : JANUARY
15
Certain links : WURSTS
20
One of the Leeward Islands : NEVIS
22
Unable to get one's feet on the ground? : ASEA
23
Makes an impression on? : SEALS
26
It's twirled on a trail : RIATA
28
Smash production? : SPLAT
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Puts one over on : SNOWS
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Caterpillar features : SETAE
35
Breed : SORT
37
French copper : GENDARME
38
Many a senior : RETIREE
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King of diamonds feature : ONEEYE
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Like Mad : PARODIC
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Tests : ASSAYS
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Loving, as eyes : GOOGOO
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Backbone part : SACRUM
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Gentlemanly : POLITE
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Bel ___ : PAESE
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Intervening, legally : MESNE
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Proceed impulsively : LEAP
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Canterbury can : GAOL
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Up to : TIL
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Ladies' room : ODA
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Some racecars : GTS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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