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New York Times, Tuesday, February 24, 2015

28-Down : Elmer J. of toondom

Author:
Elizabeth A. Long
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Elizabeth A. Long

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {Q} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 12 for Ms. Long. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jeff Chen notes:
Amusing take on the "Fifty Shades of Grey" phenomenon, playing on "famous person named Grey" + "synonym for shade." EARL Grey, LADY ... read more
Will Shortz notes:
Hi Jeff, Your description on XWord Info today sounds about right. When Joel and I look at submissions, we mark them up with our ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times2/24/15 ( No. 23,849 )
Across
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Fashion designer Bill : BLASS
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"Gomer Pyle, ___" : USMC
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Laugh loudly : HOWL
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Knight's weapon : LANCE
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March Madness org. : NCAA
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Anthony's former partner in radio : OPIE
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Provide (with) : ENDUE
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Frontiersman Boone, familiarly : DANL
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Step on a ladder : RUNG
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Shades of Grey? : EARLSSUNGLASSES
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Resembling a quiche : PIELIKE
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River that flows from the Bernese Alps : AARE
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Disney deer : ENA
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Cpl., e.g. : NCO
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On vacation, say : OFF
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___ Rabbit : BRER
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Best possible : IDEAL
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Shade : HUE
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Shades of Grey? : LADYJANESBLINDS
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35, minimally, for a U.S. president : AGE
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One running the show : EMCEE
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Silent approvals : NODS
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One chasing after chicks? : HEN
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___ Dhabi : ABU
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Admit, with "up" : OWN
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Overlook for an Oscar nomination, say : SNUB
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Singer in prison, maybe : STOOLIE
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Shades of Grey? : ZANESLAMPCOVERS
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Big movie screen format : IMAX
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End in ___ : ATIE
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Copenhageners, e.g. : DANES
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It smells a lot : NOSE
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___ bene : NOTA
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It may be skipped on a trip to a lake : STONE
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'13 or '14, now : GRAD
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Long hike : TREK
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Some R.S.V.P.'s : YESES
Down
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"@#$!" cover-up : BLEEP
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One of the Hawaiian islands : LANAI
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Tennis's Agassi : ANDRE
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Room where pots and pans are stored : SCULLERY
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Welcomes at the door : SEESIN
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Inappropriate, as influence : UNDUE
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Make a PDF of, in a way : SCAN
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Element between chromium and iron on the periodic table : MANGANESE
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Advice to someone who's drunk and about to leave : CALLACAB
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Thoroughbred, e.g. : HORSE
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Magnum ___ : OPUS
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Madeira or merlot : WINE
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Parts of relays : LEGS
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Some Jamaican music : SKA
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On ___ (killing it) : AROLL
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"Not that!" : OHNO
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Elmer J. of toondom : FUDD
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Admit, with "up" : FESS
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Ho-hum : BLAH
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The Incredible Hulk's feeling when he's green : RAGE
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Biblical garden : EDEN
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Place for a preemie : INCUBATOR
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Syllable repeated after "fiddle" : DEE
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Guess attire : JEANS
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Able to walk : AMBULANT
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Be creative : INNOVATE
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One way to get meds, for short : OTC
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Smelling of trees and earth, say : WOODSY
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Health teacher's topic, informally : SEXED
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What Teller of Penn & Teller won't do onstage : SPEAK
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Jay ___ Garage (car enthusiast's website) : LENOS
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Destructive 2011 East Coast hurricane : IRENE
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Pluralizers : ESSES
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Cry after a successful insult : ZING
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Another name for Cupid : AMOR
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Cape Canaveral org. : NASA
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Tiny bug : MITE

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