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New York Times, Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Freedom from the requirement of having long sleeves?

Author:
Paula Gamache
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Paula Gamache

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 53 for Ms. Gamache. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York Times2/4/09 ( No. 21,638 )
Across
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Rubberneck : GAWK
5
Digital signal receiver : HDTV
9
Bailout button : EJECT
14
Down from the deck : ALOW
15
16-Across's "La donna è mobile," e.g. : ARIA
16
See 15-Across : VERDI
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16th-century Florentine food? : RENAISSANCEFARE
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Show compassion : BEKIND
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Nereid sister of Galatea : IONE
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Stopper of things : KIBOSH
25
Supermarket chain : IGA
28
Support staffer: Abbr. : ASST
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Reason the tortoise won the race? : BADHAREDAY
35
A ring bearer may go down it : THEAISLE
37
Commonwealth country in Central America : BELIZE
38
Pennies : CENTS
39
Clairvoyant's claim : ESP
41
Half of a 45 with more airplay : SIDEA
42
Turn toward the east : ORIENT
44
"Alas" : SADTOSAY
46
Baseballs, footballs and basketballs? : SPORTSWARE
48
Shopping bag : TOTE
49
Blacken : TAR
50
Like some sausages and Web sites : LINKED
52
Air condition : SMOG
54
Entree from the frozen food department : POTPIE
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Freedom from the requirement of having long sleeves? : RIGHTTOBAREARMS
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Thai or Chinese : ASIAN
65
Craving : URGE
66
Spree : TOOT
67
Ice bucket accessory : TONGS
68
Disgusting one : TOAD
69
Queries : ASKS
Down
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Shirts and skirts : GARB
2
Salt's direction : ALEE
3
Policy ___ : WONK
4
River in a Best Picture title : KWAI
5
Lays a claim (on) : HASDIBS
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Patient observers: Abbr. : DRS
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Padre's sister : TIA
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Dematerialize : VANISH
9
Drawn : EVEN
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Baja boss : JEFE
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Time to remember : ERA
12
Mil. leader : CDR
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Draw : TIE
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Press coverage : INK
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Housemate, informally : COHAB
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Bundle in a barn : BALE
24
Comedian Yakov Smirnoff, by birth : ODESSAN
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Emphatic confirmation of action : IDIDSO
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Eye intently : GAZEAT
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Naval affirmative : AYEAYE
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Without profit : ATCOST
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Guide for Hillary : SHERPA
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___ moment : SENIOR
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Spud : TATER
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Put one's feet up : REST
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Poet who wrote "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats" : ELIOT
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Ain't as it should be? : ISNT
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Part of PRNDL : PARK
43
Groove for a letter-shaped bolt : TSLOT
45
Ruby : DEEPRED
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Freak : WIGOUT
51
Anonymous John : DOE
52
Farrah Fawcett's signature do : SHAG
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Rockies, e.g.: Abbr. : MTNS
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"Ciao!" : TATA
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Old hands : PROS
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"Don't worry about me" : IMOK
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Figs. like "a million or so" : ESTS
59
Fink : RAT
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Equal: Prefix : ISO
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___ and tonic : GIN
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"Yo" man? : BRO
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Ottoman V.I.P. : AGA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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