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New York Times, Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Members of this can be found in the centers of 17-, 24-, 51- and 60-Across

Author:
Lee Glickstein
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Lee Glickstein

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {GJQVXZ} This is puzzle # 25 for Mr. Glickstein. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York Times2/27/08 ( No. 21,295 )
Across
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Bankruptcy causes : DEBTS
6
Part of "snafu" : ALL
9
Invite for : ASKTO
14
___ ease : ILLAT
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Water temperature tester : TOE
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Ending with farm or home : STEAD
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Make tracks : SKEDADDLE
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"Survivor" team : TRIBE
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Mead study locale : SAMOA
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Chips that one might "muncha buncha" : FRITOS
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Hotel offerings: Abbr. : RMS
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Sources of ready cash : PAWNBROKERS
27
Cassidy portrayer of TV and film : BOYD
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___ a one : NARY
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"Born Free" feline : ELSA
31
Words of willingness : IWOULD
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Defaulter's loss : REPO
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Members of this can be found in the centers of 17-, 24-, 51- and 60-Across : NUCLEARFAMILY
41
Flash drive filler : DATA
42
___ lion, beast slain by Hercules in his first labor : NEMEAN
44
Dept. of Labor branch : OSHA
48
Movie theater candy : DOTS
50
Directional lead-in : OMNI
51
Turkey insert : THERMOMETER
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Authorizes : OKS
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T. Boone Pickens, for one : OILMAN
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With full force : AMAIN
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I, historically : ONEAD
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Got by (on) : SUBSISTED
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McEnroe rival : LENDL
65
Bud : PAL
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Calls for : NEEDS
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Pundit's piece : ESSAY
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Knock out : AWE
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It helps raise dough : YEAST
Down
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Talk trash about : DIS
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Lodge member : ELK
3
"Gesundheit!" : BLESSYOU
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"Look what I did!" : TADA
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Notary's item : STAMP
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Time to crow : ATDAWN
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"That's funny!," in an e-mail : LOL
8
Antietam leader : LEE
9
Nolan Ryan, for years : ASTRO
10
Its symbol is X : STRIKE
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Harvey of "The Piano" : KEITEL
12
Marchers' drums : TABORS
13
Black Sea port : ODESSA
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Beyond paramedic aid, in brief : DOA
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Short order cook's utensil : FRYPAN
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One of four in a grand slam: Abbr. : RBI
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Cut close : MOWN
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Add a soundtrack to, perhaps : NARRATE
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Concise, in Cannes : BREF
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Vietnam's Le ___ Tho : DUC
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Foreign law deg. : LLD
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Absolutely accurate : DEADON
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Cockney's abode : OME
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Bit to split : ATOM
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Chat room shorthand : IMO
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Sore throat soother : LEMONTEA
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Pull suddenly : YANK
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"___ for Noose" (Sue Grafton book) : NIS
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Best Actor nominee for "Venus," 2006 : OTOOLE
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Has star power : SHINES
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Mt. St. ___ : HELENS
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Loser of 1588 : ARMADA
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Unlikely to lose it : STABLE
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One way to be in love : MADLY
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Ambulance letters : EMS
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Befitting of umbrellas : RAINY
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"Understood" : ISEE
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Rest spot : SPA
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Motor City grp. : UAW
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Masthead figs. : EDS
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Period after springing forward: Abbr. : DST

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

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