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New York Times, Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Author:
Barry C. Silk
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Barry C. Silk

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVZ} This is puzzle # 54 for Mr. Silk. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 0223 ( 22,387 )
Across
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Audibly in shock : AGASP
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Rack item : HAT
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Can't stomach : ABHOR
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State-run revenue source : LOTTO
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1945 flag-raising site, briefly : IWO
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Arledge who pioneered Monday night football : ROONE
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Grammy winner James and others : ETTAS
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Horror film star Chaney : LON
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Widely known : FAMED
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Big Bopper hit : CHANTILLYLACE
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[as printed] : SIC
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Common gout site : TOE
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Title for Paul McCartney : SIR
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Actor McShane of "Deadwood" : IAN
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Barrier with a diamond pattern : CHAINLINKFENCE
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Thurman of film : UMA
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Baseballer-turned-spy Berg : MOE
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Unaccompanied : LONE
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Place to get a bucket of balls : RANGE
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In a funk : LOW
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Like some paper and coats : LINED
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"Understood" : ISEE
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Sock-in-the-gut reaction : OOF
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Mauna ___ : KEA
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Group overseeing Notre Dame Cathedral : CHURCHOFFRANCE
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H.M.S. part : HER
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Just fine : AOK
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California town name starter : LOS
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Rock's ___ Rose : AXL
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Remote possibility ... or a hint to 20-, 29- and 44-Across : OUTSIDECHANCE
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Yawl's pair : MASTS
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"No dice!" : NIX
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Weighed down : LADEN
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Russian pancakes : BLINI
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First Liston/Clay fight result, in brief : TKO
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Republican-turned-Democrat Specter : ARLEN
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It's a plus : ASSET
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Anthem contraction : OER
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Like a neglected lawn : WEEDY
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Smart guys? : ALECS
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Notre Dame's architectural style : GOTHIC
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Tack on : ATTACH
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Satirist Freberg : STAN
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When racehorses are at the gate : POSTTIME
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Jewish campus group : HILLEL
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M.P.'s quarry : AWOL
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Press secretary under George W. Bush : TONYSNOW
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Kennel outburst : ARFARF
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Old U.K. carrier : BOAC
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Follow a signal to : HOMEINON
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Admit ___ : ONE
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Badly chafed : RED
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Inner Hebrides isle : IONA
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___ button (Facebook icon) : LIKE
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Oxy 5 target : ACNE
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___-to-know basis : NEED
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Boring tool : AUGER
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"Bye for now!" : IMOFF
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___ González affair of 2000 : ELIAN
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Rolling in it : RICH
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1975 Wimbledon winner : ASHE
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Phobic disorder, e.g. : NEUROSIS
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Check out : LOOKINTO
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Ordinance aimed at pet owners : LEASHLAW
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Shouts of surprise : OHOS
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Ray who built McDonald's into a giant : KROC
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Watch a kitty : CATSIT
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Limb-bending muscle : FLEXOR
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Thing to snuff : CANDLE
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Go over : EXCEED
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1974 title role for Dustin Hoffman : LENNY
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___ Reader (alternative magazine) : UTNE
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Flood barrier : DIKE
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Rhine feeder : AARE
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Wharton deg. : MBA
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Capp and Capone : ALS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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