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New York Times, Friday, February 6, 2009

Rally speaker's emphatic response to his own rhetorical question

Author:
Frederick J. Healy
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Frederick J. Healy

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 29 Missing: {QVXZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Healy.
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© 2009, The New York Times2/6/09 ( No. 21,640 )
Across
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Big name in exercise : JANEFONDA
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Firm parts: Abbr. : DEPTS
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Dessert skipper's declaration : IMONADIET
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Big-eyed baby : OWLET
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Valuable piece of time? : GOLDWATCH
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Sofia, por ejemplo : REINA
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It's sometimes pulled while running : GROIN
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1966 hit from the album "Sounds of Silence" : IAMAROCK
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Keep : LAST
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Track has-been : OLDNAG
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It's passable : CEE
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Transports near stairs : ELS
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Like pigs : GREEDY
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Game with many balls : KENO
29
Topple : UPEND
30
Zulu's group : BANTU
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Sci-fi hero whose home planet is Corellia : HANSOLO
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Most economical : LEANEST
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Bits of créativité : IDEES
37
Derby attire : SILKS
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Many a 21-Down celebrant : GRAD
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Amuse : TICKLE
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Lays out : KOS
44
Knob on old TVs: Abbr. : HOR
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They might be in stitches : GASHES
46
"Home Improvement" actor Richard : KARN
47
Yakut, e.g. : SIBERIAN
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Modern home of ancient Ebla : SYRIA
50
Feather: Prefix : PTERO
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Term of address used during an argument : YOURHONOR
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They're often found in tubs : OLEOS
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Zip : NONEATALL
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They're green : TYROS
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"Sure" : OKEYDOKEY
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Shake : JIGGLE
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Unlikely to be judgmental : AMORAL
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"It won't be missed" : NOLOSS
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Split up : ENDIT
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Forest issue : FAWN
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Certain ladies' room : ODA
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Small beef : NIT
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Unquestionable : DECIDED
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Near : ATHAND
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It might be worn under a cap : DORAG
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It has a lip and a mouth but never speaks : EWER
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Epoch when the landmasses of North and South America joined : PLIOCENE
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A call used to go out for this : TENCENTS
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Plan to catch a criminal : STAKEOUT
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Kentucky Derby time : MAY
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City founded by Ivan IV : OREL
24
Star viewed at night : LENO
27
Mailing ctrs. : GPOS
28
Where Manhattan is: Abbr. : KANS
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Handled : USED
30
Oven dial word : BAKE
31
Climax : HIGHSPOT
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À la an expert : ADROITLY
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Drink for a designated driver, maybe : NEARBEER
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Not far from : LIKE
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Direction-changing pipes : ELLS
37
Blockhead : SCHNOOK
39
___ chi : TAI
40
Rally speaker's emphatic response to his own rhetorical question : ISAYNO
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Site in ancient Thebes : KARNAK
42
A.L. East player : ORIOLE
43
Cross : SNARLY
45
Total amount : GROSS
46
Former capital of Japan : KYOTO
48
Sock attachment? : EROO
49
Atlantic catch : SHAD
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Armagnac article : UNE
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18-Across's partner : REY

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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