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New York Times, Tuesday, February 3, 2009

31-Across : Shrivel

Author:
Katie Yeager
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 42 Missing: {FJX} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Yeager.
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© 2009, The New York Times2/3/09 ( No. 21,637 )
Across
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Delays no longer : ACTS
5
Some intimate apparel : BRAS
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The Beatles' "___ Road" : ABBEY
14
Supper, e.g. : MEAL
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Per person : EACH
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Kind of mark : QUOTE
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"It was ___ mistake" : ALLA
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Urgent : DIRE
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Not rural : URBAN
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Coin composed of copper, nickel, zinc and manganese : SILVERDOLLAR
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Refuses : SAYSNO
24
John, for short : LAV
25
Early afternoon hour : TWO
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Pantheon members : GODS
31
Shrivel : WITHER
33
Hair treatment that generally lasts three to six months : PERMANENTWAVE
36
Mary Kay competitor : AVON
38
"Far out!" : RAD
39
Line-___ veto : ITEM
40
Pro football team based in New Jersey : NEWYORKGIANTS
45
Catherine whose cow is said to have started the Great Chicago Fire : OLEARY
46
Actress Ward : SELA
47
Word before "rain," "heat" and "gloom of night" in a postal creed : NOR
48
"Take Me as ___" : IAM
50
Girlish laugh : GIGGLE
55
Musical question posed by Alanis Morissette, as suggested by 20-, 33- and 40-Across : ISNTITIRONIC
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Lighter brand : ZIPPO
61
___ fixe (persistent thought) : IDEE
62
Exploding star : NOVA
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Cook's wear : APRON
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Go-getter : DOER
65
Kuwaiti pooh-bah : EMIR
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They may be durable : GOODS
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Donations to the needy : ALMS
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Foxx of "Sanford and Son" : REDD
Down
1
Stockpile : AMASS
2
Anagrammatic cousin of Alice or Lacie : CELIA
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Add up : TALLY
4
Czechs and Poles : SLAVS
5
Bureau locale : BEDROOM
6
Speakeasy's worry : RAID
7
Prefix with phobia : ACRO
8
Beach memento : SHELL
9
Clear Scandinavian liquor : AQUAVIT
10
Victor in a duel with Hamilton : BURR
11
Short hairstyle : BOB
12
Second letter after epsilon : ETA
13
Tokyo dough : YEN
21
Mechanical whiz: Abbr. : ENGR
22
Cemetery expanse : LAWN
25
"___ what you think!" : THATS
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"___ Only Just Begun" : WEVE
27
Utah city : OREM
29
Like some turkey meat : DARK
30
Hosiery mishaps : SNAGS
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Pipsqueak : TWIT
33
Might : POWER
34
"Orinoco Flow" singer : ENYA
35
Singer Brickell : EDIE
36
Soon : ANON
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Rider-propelled vehicle, for short : VELO
41
Prayers : ORISONS
42
TV host Seacrest : RYAN
43
Capital on the Mediterranean : ALGIERS
44
Hair removal product : NAIR
49
Sacred peak in Greek myth : MTIDA
51
One who's toast : GONER
52
Knee-high, bearded figure : GNOME
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Spitting mad : LIVID
54
Modern birthday greeting : ECARD
55
Music device with earbuds : IPOD
56
Elvis Presley or Marilyn Monroe : IDOL
57
Burst (with) : TEEM
58
Second in a series of sharp turns : ZAG
59
Big Wall St. news : IPO
60
Con's opposite : PRO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle.

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