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New York Times, Thursday, February 21, 2008

40-Across : Home tool maker

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: {GJVZ} This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Collins.
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© 2008, The New York Times2/21/08 ( No. 21,289 )
Across
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Luxury hotel amenity : ROBE
5
Some exam practice, for short : PSAT
9
"Get ___!" : THIS
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Show ___ (attend) : UPAT
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Somewhat : ATAD
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"Hard Cash" author Charles : READE
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Farberware set : SAUCEPANS
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Film director Morris : ERROL
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Word with red, white or rock : ELM
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Baker's supply : LARD
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Copied : APED
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Coffee maker component : FILTERBASKET
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Some beams : IBARS
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Huffington of the Huffington Post : ARIANNA
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Talk that might get one in trouble : SASS
31
Embryonic membrane : AMNION
34
Hitter of 511 lifetime home runs : OTT
35
HBO's "Da ___ G Show" : ALI
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Bothers : CHEWSAT
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Excavation machine, for short : CAT
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Dr. J's first pro league : ABA
39
Post-vacation, say : RESTED
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Home tool maker : SKIL
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It may fill a hall : CONCERT
43
Twisted thread : LISLE
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Longtime ABC newsman : SAMDONALDSON
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Heraldic border : ORLE
49
Sony subsidiary : AIWA
50
Sine ___ non : QUA
53
It's often turned upside down when not in use : CANOE
55
Party snack (and a hint to this puzzle's circled letters) : MIXEDNUTS
57
Bullet followers : ITEMS
58
Sterile : ARID
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Cry at Old MacDonald's : OINK
60
Side in a debate : NAYS
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"It's so obvious!" : ISEE
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Mountain West Conference team : UTES
Down
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Flimflam : RUSE
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Off-white shade : OPAL
3
Creator of Oz : BAUM
4
Abbr. that may precede an ellipsis : ETC
5
Like a certain court : PAPAL
6
Sign of fright : START
7
Owner of The History Channel : AANDE
8
Instant replay subjects, for short : TDS
9
Mother ___ : TERESA
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Providers of life lessons : HARDKNOCKS
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Words with a familiar ring? : IDO
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"S" on a French shaker : SEL
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Put a new coat on : REPAINT
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"___ Coming" (1969 Three Dog Night hit) : ELIS
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Overseas : ABROAD
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Priests: Abbr. : FRS
23
Summon up : RAISE
24
Require : ENTAIL
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Get in trouble, in a way, with "on" : TATTLE
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Susan who wrote the best seller "Compromising Positions" : ISAACS
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Sighter of the Pacific, Sept. 25, 1513 : BALBOA
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Yen or yuan : ASIANMONEY
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1939 Academy Award nominee Brian : AHERNE
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Political hostess Perle : MESTA
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Yukon neighbor: Abbr. : NWT
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Some bayou residents : CREOLES
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Wrong : SIN
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Software backups, typically : CDROMS
43
Put shells in : LOAD
45
Hideouts : LAIRS
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Classic song with the words "Look away! Look away! Look away!" : DIXIE
47
Singer of the anthem "Sång till Norden" : SWEDE
50
Computer command : QUIT
51
___ Reader : UTNE
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Solicits : ASKS
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Red letters? : CIN
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___ gallop : ATA
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Avril follower : MAI
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___-turn : NOU

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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