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New York Times, Monday, March 16, 2009

Small replica of the Spirit of St. Louis, e.g.

Author:
Lynn Lempel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Lynn Lempel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 37 Missing: {FQXZ} This is puzzle # 40 for Ms. Lempel. NYT links: Across Lite
Notepad: The answers to the eight starred clues all have something in common, each in a different way.
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0316 ( 21,678 )
Across
1
China's ___ Zedong : MAO
4
___ and sciences : ARTS
8
Wrist, elbow and ankle : JOINTS
14
Reach : ARRIVEAT
16
Shook hands (on) : AGREED
17
*Fraternity with a sweetheart of a song : SIGMACHI
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*Drink that often comes with an umbrella : MAITAI
19
Afternoon socials : TEAS
20
"My bad!" : OOPS
22
Cold war foe, for short : USSR
23
Info on a W-2 form: Abbr. : SSN
24
*Like some socks : KNEEHIGH
26
"Après ___ le déluge" : MOI
28
Ready for skinny-dipping : NUDE
29
Rx signers : MDS
32
Bryn Mawr graduate : ALUMNA
35
Cause of a clock change twice a yr. : DST
36
Paint layer : COAT
37
*Smart aleck : WISEGUY
39
*Salon supply in a bottle : HAIRDYE
41
"___ go bragh!" : ERIN
42
Cold and blustery : RAW
44
Attach with Elmer's : GLUEON
45
Cul-de-___ : SAC
46
"___ Was a Rollin' Stone" : PAPA
47
"Bad" cholesterol, for short : LDL
48
*Good picnic forecast : CLEARSKY
51
Opposite of post- : PRE
54
"The Simpsons" girl : LISA
56
Lt. Kojak : THEO
57
Plenty : ALOT
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*Chocolaty ice cream dessert : MUDPIE
60
*Second-generation senator from Indiana : EVANBAYH
62
Away from the coast : INLAND
63
Faith : RELIANCE
64
Insurance sellers : AGENTS
65
Exam given face-to-face : ORAL
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Snaky swimmer : EEL
Down
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Sail holders : MASTS
2
First sign of the zodiac : ARIES
3
Hymn accompaniment : ORGANMUSIC
4
___ Gardner, Mrs. Sinatra #2 : AVA
5
Military info-gathering : RECON
6
Sierra Nevada resort lake : TAHOE
7
Grad student's income, often : STIPEND
8
Smucker's product : JAM
9
Track choice for Lionel trains : OGAUGE
10
Like many St. Patrick's Day celebrants : IRISH
11
Meshes : NETS
12
Rip : TEAR
13
U.S. Star Wars program : SDI
15
AOL chitchat : IMS
21
"Be quiet!" : SHUSH
24
Queen's mate : KING
25
Dangler on a dog collar : IDTAG
27
Broken mirror, to some : OMEN
29
Small replica of the Spirit of St. Louis, e.g. : MODELPLANE
30
Harry Belafonte catchword : DAYO
31
Brit's W.W. II gun : STEN
32
Fills with wonder : AWES
33
Franc : France :: ___ : Italy : LIRA
34
Saintly glows : AURAE
36
Gunk : CRUD
38
Talk to persistently and with a big mouth : YAPAT
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Badly : ILLY
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Purple Heart recipient : WARHERO
46
Lament : PLAINT
48
Network showing Capitol Hill proceedings : CSPAN
49
Cut off : SEVER
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Australian eucalyptus eater : KOALA
52
Rolls-___ (car) : ROYCE
53
Jazzy Waters : ETHEL
54
Where inhaled air goes : LUNG
55
No longer working : IDLE
57
Lawyers' org. : ABA
58
___ Farrow, Mrs. Sinatra #3 : MIA
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Bradley and Begley : EDS
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Zilch : NIL

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later.

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