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New York Times, Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Author:
Gary Steinmehl
Editor:
Will Shortz
Reasonably priced ... or a hint to 17-, 19-, 26-, 34-, 42- and 51-Across
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Gary Steinmehl

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QXYZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Steinmehl. Wednesday freshness: 72%
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© 2010, The New York Times3/10/10 ( No. 22,037 )
Across
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President before Jack : IKE
4
City on a bay : TAMPA
9
One of the Bushes : JEB
12
Early Atari offering : PONG
14
Calculus calculations : AREAS
15
Bone connected to the supinator muscle : ULNA
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90 degrees from sur : ESTE
17
Key building support : CORNERPOST
19
Across the entire United States : COASTTOCOAST
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Dispatch boat : AVISO
22
Put into words : UTTERED
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Unable to run : COLORFAST
30
Seconds, at dinner : MORE
31
"That's ___!" : ALIE
32
Letterman list, e.g. : TOPTEN
34
Boomerang, in a way : COMEHOMETOROOST
39
Order to relax : ATEASE
40
Perfectly : TOAT
41
Marquee name : STAR
42
Publisher of The New Yorker : CONDENAST
47
Cry of praise : HOSANNA
50
Guardian spirits : GENII
51
Be disadvantageous to : COUNTAGAINST
55
Reasonably priced ... or a hint to 17-, 19-, 26-, 34-, 42- and 51-Across : WITHINCOST
58
Ex-Runaways guitarist Ford : LITA
59
___ d'amore (instrument) : OBOE
60
100, in Italy : CENTO
61
In the public eye : SEEN
62
"Horrors!," online : OMG
63
Name registered at many an escort service : ALIAS
64
Some homecoming float makers: Abbr. : SRS
Down
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Drug for a poisoning victim : IPECAC
2
Disputed Balkan territory : KOSOVO
3
Necessarily involve : ENTAIL
4
Skill not displayed by asking "Have you put on weight?" : TACT
5
Suffix with buck : AROO
6
Chicago exchange, for short : MERC
7
Prove successful : PANOUT
8
"Save me ___" (latecomer's request) : ASEAT
9
Selena portrayer, familiarly : JLO
10
Minnesota twins? : ENS
11
Cricketer's need : BAT
13
Painter's undercoat : GESSO
15
Musically bouncy : UPTEMPO
18
String after Q : RST
20
Ark scrolls : TORAHS
23
Prefix with tiller : ROTO
24
"___ Tu" (1974 hit) : ERES
25
Make an impression on? : DENT
27
Penguin's hangout : FLOE
28
Objective : AIM
29
Get done : SEETO
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Repulsive sort : TOAD
33
Salsa brand : ORTEGA
34
Word before cow or crop : CASH
35
"Beetle Bailey" bulldog : OTTO
36
Tsp. or tbsp. : MEAS
37
Malady treated with drops : EARACHE
38
Whole lot : TON
42
A.T.M. button : CANCEL
43
Simon and Diamond : NEILS
44
John Denver's "___ Song" : ANNIES
45
Woman with vows : SISTER
46
Tennessee gridders : TITANS
48
"___ will not!" : NOI
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Never, in Nogales : NUNCA
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Literature Nobelist Morrison : TONI
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Terrier in whodunits : ASTA
54
Classic Pontiac muscle cars : GTOS
55
Try to win : WOO
56
Big Blue : IBM
57
Dress (up) : TOG

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