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New York Times, Tuesday, March 18, 2014

W.W. I novel ... hinted at by 17-, 24-, 52- and 64-Across

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 42 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Kwong. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2014, The New York Times3/18/14 ( No. 23,506 )
Across
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Corrupt : BAD
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Outfielder Ty : COBB
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Brainy : SMART
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Amman's Queen ___ International Airport : ALIA
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Law office worker, for short : PARA
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Talented newbie : COMER
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Home-invading Gore? : BURGLARAL
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Opera's birthplace : ITALY
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Response to "Are not!" : AMTOO
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Señor chaser? : ITA
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Elevator pioneer Elisha : OTIS
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Area for aristocrats? : GENTDISTRICT
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Mistake : BOOBOO
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Bush's labor secretary : CHAO
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Eight fluid ounces : CUP
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Retrovirus material : RNA
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Obstructs, as a pipe : CLOGS
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W.W. I novel ... hinted at by 17-, 24-, 52- and 64-Across : AFAREWELLTOARMS
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Liszt's "Consolation No. 3" is in it : DFLAT
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Story of one's life : BIO
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Irritating cry : CAW
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Leading inits. in frozen desserts : TCBY
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Visual gag character of British TV : MRBEAN
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Exchange of vows again for the Grim Reaper? : DEATHWEDOVER
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Railroad chartered in 1832 : ERIE
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Old Testament prophecy book: Abbr. : ISA
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"X-Men" character with blue fur : BEAST
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Remove gradually : ERODE
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Emmy, Oscar and Grammy-winning reptile? : SNAKECHER
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Dwelling changes, in Realtor-speak : RELOS
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"Don't take ___ seriously!" : ITSO
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Oscar nominee Garr : TERI
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Neighbor of Minneapolis : EDINA
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Keep in check, with "in" : REIN
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Explorer's aid : MAP
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Yeast cake made with rum : BABA
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Eisenhower vis-à-vis West Point, informally : ALUM
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Malicious gossip : DIRT
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E-file preparer : CPA
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Rower's need : OAR
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Alternative to a ponytail : BRAID
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Like Latvia or Lithuania : BALTIC
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Discovery Channel subj. : SCI
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Razr maker : MOTOROLA
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One instrumental in history? : AMATI
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Old object : RELIC
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Secret meeting : TRYST
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To the max, '60s-style : AGOGO
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Editor Marshall of financial publications : LOEB
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Residue in a fireplace : ASH
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Oslo's home: Abbr. : NORW
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Hue : TONE
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Burrito alternative : TACO
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Yellow-brown color : BUFF
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Translucent gem : OPAL
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Heel : CAD
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Edmonton's province: Abbr. : ALB
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Whale of a movie? : ORCA
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Agent under Hoover, informally : GMAN
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Yemen-to-Zimbabwe dir. : SSW
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Turned in, in a way : RATTEDON
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Help make an impression? : ETCH
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Exec's car, maybe : LIMO
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Star of "Fringe," Anna ___ : TORV
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Home of the Bahamas, once: Abbr. : BWI
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Emphatic affirmative : YESSIR
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Early film star Daniels : BEBE
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Put up : ERECT
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Caterpillar rival : DEERE
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Acted in a human way? : ERRED
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Need for some fish dishes : AIOLI
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Beatrice's adorer : DANTE
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"Excuse me" : AHEM
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Lab fluids : SERA
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Excursion : TRIP
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Finnish hockey star Tikkanen : ESA
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"Try ___ might ..." : ASI
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___-Tiki : KON

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