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New York Times, Wednesday, February 2, 2011

"The teacher found that ___ ___-a-longs helped her pupils remember their ABCs"

Author:
Peter A. Collins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter A. Collins

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FKQVWXYZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 43 for Mr. Collins.
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© 2011, The New York Times2/2/11 ( No. 22,366 )
Across
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Remain : LAST
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Feeling down : BLUE
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See 47-Down : DROP
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___ Anderson, Super Bowl XXV M.V.P. : OTTIS
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Kentucky senator Paul : RAND
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15-Across and allies: Abbr. : REPS
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Start of an old Army recruiting line : BEALL
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"After the maid cleans out the ___ ___ going to polish the fireplace doors" : ASHESSHES
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Zombies might be on it : BARTAB
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Org. for 9-Down : AMA
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Caste member : ANT
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"The note accompanying the ___ ___ that all money should go to charity" : ESTATESSTATES
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Relax : REST
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Sorority letters : TAUS
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Take ___ (lose one) : AHIT
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Accept a contract : SIGN
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Long-legged waders : EGRETS
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"The reporter heard the New York ___ ___ his coach" : ISLANDERSLANDER
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"___ Nacht" (Christmas carol) : STILLE
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One-quarter of "Whose woods these are I think I know" : IAMB
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Club for knights : MACE
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Latin 101 verb : ESSE
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Alone, on the stage : SOLA
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"At the organic market, the price of ___ ___ from moderate to ridiculous" : ORANGESRANGES
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Penny collector : JAR
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John, to Paul, George or Ringo : LOO
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Young salmon : SMOLTS
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"The teacher found that ___ ___-a-longs helped her pupils remember their ABCs" : USINGSING
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Rocky ridge : ARETE
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Tex-Mex fare : TACO
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"___ that cute?!" : ISNT
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"___ to you!" : HERES
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Whizzed : SPED
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Hwys. : RTES
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Lith. and Lat., once : SSRS
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Tennis player, at times : LOBBER
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Loose : ATEASE
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Turns over, as an engine : STARTS
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Fight with : TILTAT
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Part of a two-piece suit? : BRA
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___ Cruces : LAS
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Doffs one's lid : UNHATS
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Plant swelling : EDEMA
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Members of the 22-Across : DRS
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Went over again : REHASHED
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Welcoming customers : OPEN
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"Hey there!" : PSST
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Blind component : SLAT
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Rode the pine : SAT
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Happen : BETIDE
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Graybearded sort : SAGE
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Stirring time? : SUNRISE
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Make : EARN
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Suffix with magnet : ITE
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Old Dungeons & Dragons co. : TSR
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Weekly NBC staple, for short : SNL
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Glue brand : ELMERS
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Flap one's gums : GAB
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Suffix with magnet : ISM
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End of the line, say: Abbr. : STA
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Center of Good & Plenty candy : LICORICE
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Tiger, e.g., informally : ALER
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Lip : SASS
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Self-promoter : EGOIST
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Sounds from barracks, maybe : SNORES
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Lascivious lookers : OGLERS
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With 9-Across, post office mail slot ... or a hint to this puzzle's theme : LETTER
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Evaluate : ASSESS
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Class with many functions: Abbr. : ALG
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Response to a general question? : NOSIR
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Asian nanny : AMAH
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Sticks (out) : JUTS
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P.D.Q. : ASAP
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Bobblehead movement : NOD
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Houston-to-Chicago dir. : NNE
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Some muscle cars : GTS

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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