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New York Times, Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Author:
Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Elizabeth C. Gorski

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQWXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 175 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 0302 ( 22,029 )
Across
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*"In like a ___ ..." : LION
5
Voice below soprano : ALTO
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Goat-men in a Rubens painting : FAUNS
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Capital once called Christiania : OSLO
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*Kook : LOON
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Welles of film : ORSON
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Lone Star State sch. : UTEP
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*Godsend : BOON
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Go from ___ worse : BADTO
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Choreographer Twyla : THARP
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Greek gathering spot : STOA
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*Doofus : BOOB
25
Married woman, in Madrid : SENORA
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Author Silverstein : SHEL
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*Dud : BOMB
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Wood finish : SHELLAC
34
Pub crawler : SOT
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Minimal amount : LEAST
39
Andean animal : LLAMA
40
Period described by the clues and answers to 1- and 72-Across (which are the start and end of a word ladder formed by the answers to the 10 asterisked clues) : THEMONTHOFMARCH
43
Actor Williams of "Happy Days" : ANSON
44
Gala night duds : TAILS
45
Govt. ID : SSN
46
Handy man? : GOTOGUY
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*Jim's gift in "The Gift of the Magi" : COMB
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Looped handle, in archaeology : ANSA
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Look over : PERUSE
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*Provide for free : COMP
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___ Brasi, enforcer in "The Godfather" : LUCA
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Cathedral areas : NAVES
62
Absorbed the loss : ATEIT
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*Sleepaway, e.g. : CAMP
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Sunday best, e.g. : SUIT
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Sea eagles : ERNES
68
*Tiffany treasure : LAMP
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"Casablanca" heroine : ILSA
70
"I beg to differ!" : NOTSO
71
Parts of una década : ANOS
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*"... out like a ___" : LAMB
Down
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Lummoxes : LOUTS
2
"This ___ life!" : ISTHE
3
Ingredient in some potato chips : OLEAN
4
"Easy!" : NOPROB
5
Priest's robe : ALB
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Going places? : LOOS
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Trolley warning : TOOT
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___ occasion (never) : ONNO
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Della's gift in "The Gift of the Magi" : FOB
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Title heroine of a Strauss opera : ARABELLA
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Mint green? : USDOLLARS
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Say ___ (reject) : NOTO
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Name-dropper, perhaps : SNOB
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Draws out : PROLONGS
23
Pale wood : ASH
26
Grace period? : AMEN
28
Steering committee? : HELMSMEN
30
Nuts : BATTY
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Betraying no emotion : STOIC
32
Gremlins and Hornets of old autodom : AMCS
33
Songwriter Sammy : CAHN
34
Partnerless, as at a party : STAG
35
"This can't be!" : OHNO
36
Provider of a dead giveaway? : TESTAMENT
38
___ Na Na : SHA
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Sweet, gooey sandwiches : MOONPIES
42
Dud : FLOP
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"Fly the friendly skies" co. : UAL
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São Paulo's land, to natives : BRASIL
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Throat dangler : UVULA
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Great shakes? : SEISM
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Sign abbr. meaning "founded in" : ESTAB
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"It's News to Me" columnist Herb : CAEN
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Other: Sp. : OTRO
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The Bruins of the N.C.A.A. : UCLA
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James of "Thief" : CAAN
60
Bullets : AMMO
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General on a Chinese menu : TSO
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Second afterthought in a letter: Abbr. : PPS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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