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New York Times, Wednesday, February 24, 2010

20-, 26-, 46- and 56-Across, homophonically speaking

Author:
Kenneth J. Berniker
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 39 Missing: {FJQZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Berniker.
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© 2010, The New York Times2/24/10 ( No. 22,023 )
Across
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Fix firmly : RIVET
6
Bust ___ (laugh hard) : ARIB
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Colombia's second-largest city : CALI
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Walled city of Spain : AVILA
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"Forbidden" perfume brand : TABU
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Service closer : AMEN
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Focus of some contemplation : NAVEL
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Control tower word : OVER
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Cozy corner : NOOK
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Hoopsters turn down singer Stevie? : KNICKSNIXNICKS
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Singing the blues : SAD
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Filled fare : TACO
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Taxonomic suffix : OTE
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Misplace comic Costello's privies? : LOSELOUSLOOS
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"The Square Egg" author : SAKI
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Keen on : INTO
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Maximilian I's realm: Abbr. : HRE
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20-, 26-, 46- and 56-Across, homophonically speaking : TRIPLES
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Yup'ik and others : ESKIMOS
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Like a petty officer: Abbr. : ENL
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Martinique et Corsica : ILES
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Org. with a closing bell : NYSE
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Apportion hamburgers to track runners? : METEMEETMEAT
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Get-up-and-go : VIM
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Candidates for witness protection programs : RATS
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Secretary Geithner : TIM
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Compose the appropriate ceremony? : WRITERIGHTRITE
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Austria's capital, to Austrians : WIEN
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Kind of tide : NEAP
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Rushed : RANAT
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Grp. including Nigeria and Venezuela : OPEC
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"Mon Oncle" star : TATI
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Speedy Washington-to-Boston link : ACELA
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Chinese toy, for short : PEKE
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German admiral who went down with the Scharnhorst : SPEE
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Custodian's supply : LYSOL
Down
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Admiral and others : RANKS
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The first Mrs. Trump : IVANA
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Like some imaginations : VIVID
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T.V.A. output : ELEC
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Have a word with : TALKTO
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On the double : ATONCE
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Filled fare : RAVIOLI
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Alpine goat : IBEX
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Rat race casualties : BURNOUTS
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Alternative to "Continue" in an online order : CANCEL
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In a frenzy : AMOK
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13 popes, so far : LEOS
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Tattooist's supply : INK
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Airline in the Star Alliance : SAS
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"No harm, no foul" : ITSOK
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Sass : LIP
27
Pee Wee Reese, for the Dodgers : ONE
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"Heavens!" : OHMY
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Top prizes at the Juegos Olímpicos : OROS
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Zaire's Mobutu ___ Seko : SESE
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Part of many musical notes : STEM
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Former Minnesota governor Carlson : ARNE
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Piper's wear : KILT
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The sky, it's said : LIMIT
38
Things on a table : ELEMENTS
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"Get it?" : SEE
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Cause of a turnover: Abbr. : INT
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Make furrows in : STRIATE
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Show clearly : EVINCE
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Heckle or Jeckle of cartoons : MAGPIE
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Haile Selassie's land: Abbr. : ETH
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Like some planetarium projections : ASTRAL
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Sticking points : TINES
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Author Calvino : ITALO
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Like most golf woods, nowadays : METAL
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Towelette, e.g. : WIPE
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Need a bath badly : REEK
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Take in : REAP
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Blue : RACY
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Doo-___ : WOP

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle.

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