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New York Times, Monday, February 28, 2011

Author:
Mike Buckley
Editor:
Will Shortz
Group in a hit 2002 film with "divine secrets"
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Mike Buckley

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Buckley. Monday freshness: 87%
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G
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A
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G
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R
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E
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F
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R
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D
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A
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D
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A
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A
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W
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T
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F
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O
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N
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H
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H
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L
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Z
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O
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M
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A
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M
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C
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S
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O
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T
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A
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K
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L
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D
Y
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C
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B
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A
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J
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A
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L
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M
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T
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B
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Y
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Y
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A
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T
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B
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U
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D
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G
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A
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N
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H
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© 2011, The New York Times2/28/11 ( No. 22,392 )
Across
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Out of one's gourd : GAGA
5
Send somewhere else : REFER
10
Father, to a baby : DADA
14
Wilson of "Starsky & Hutch," 2004 : OWEN
15
___ and kicking : ALIVE
16
Words after step or sleep : ONIT
17
Suspicious : WARY
18
"Till next time!" : TATAFORNOW
20
Nubile maidens : NYMPHETS
22
Valentine symbol : HEART
23
Rich supply of ore : LODE
24
When doubled, a Mazda catchphrase : ZOOM
26
"Heavyweight" of 1960s folk/pop : MAMACASSELLIOT
32
Taken ___ (surprised) : ABACK
33
Gent's partner : LADY
34
What corn kernels attach to : COB
36
Up to the job : ABLE
37
Prisons : JAILS
39
What catnip is to a cat : LURE
40
Citi Field player : MET
41
Four years, for a president : TERM
42
Buoyant wood sometimes used in rafts : BALSA
43
Group in a hit 2002 film with "divine secrets" : YAYASISTERHOOD
47
Animated 1998 film set in Central Park : ANTZ
48
Fingered, for short : IDED
49
Lex Luthor, to Superman : ENEMY
52
Rip open : TEARINTO
56
Liquor-soaked cake : BABAAURHUM
59
"Mares eat oats and ___ eat oats" : DOES
60
Sashimi fish : OPAH
61
Flip out : GOAPE
62
Bridge shape : ARCH
63
Grandmother, affectionately : NANA
64
Five-time world champion figure skater Carol : HEISS
65
"Funny strange or funny ___?" : HAHA
Down
1
Wedding dress, e.g. : GOWN
2
Not at home : AWAY
3
It may be what ails you : GERM
4
Wherever you like : ANYPLACE
5
First-class : RATEDA
6
Makes very, very happy : ELATES
7
Conniptions : FITS
8
Actress Longoria : EVA
9
Official in a striped shirt : REF
10
Start of the musical scale : DOREMI
11
Fashion style-setter Wintour : ANNA
12
Fashion designer Christian : DIOR
13
No. on a periodic table : ATWT
19
"___ Night" (Christmas carol) : OHOLY
21
Take to a pawnshop : HOCK
24
Ardor : ZEAL
25
Automaker Ransom Eli : OLDS
26
Sir's counterpart : MAAM
27
Westminster ___ : ABBEY
28
Its coat of arms has a cross, but no falcon : MALTA
29
Successfully diets : SLIMS
30
Eye: Prefix : OCULO
31
Neck-to-waist area : TORSO
35
Bit of wampum : BEAD
37
Pull one's leg : JEST
38
Phoenix's home: Abbr. : ARIZ
39
Highfalutin : LAHDIDAH
41
Country singer Tucker : TANYA
42
___ Rabbit : BRER
44
Kawasaki competitor : YAMAHA
45
Gridlocks : TIEUPS
46
One of four singing brothers of the 1950s : EDAMES
49
Dark black : EBON
50
California wine valley : NAPA
51
Nonmusical Abba : EBAN
52
Bangkok citizen : THAI
53
Nick's partner in "The Thin Man" : NORA
54
Word after Georgia or Virginia in school names : TECH
55
Job conditions agcy. : OSHA
57
"Blech!" : UGH
58
___ v. Wade : ROE

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