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New York Times, Tuesday, March 23, 2010

___-Detoo ... or, when read in three parts, a hint to 17-, 31-, 47- and 63-Across

Author:
Kurt Krauss
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 37 Missing: {QXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Krauss.
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© 2010, The New York Times3/23/10 ( No. 22,050 )

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Across
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Vapors : FUMES
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Trades : SWAPS
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Alternative to La Guardia or Newark, in brief : JFK
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Travis who sang "T-R-O-U-B-L-E" : TRITT
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Picasso or Casals : PABLO
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Peyton Manning's brother : ELI
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Try a North Atlantic fish for the first time? : DISCOVERCOD
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Jamaican term of address : MON
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Afternoon hour : THREE
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Rhino relatives with long snouts : TAPIRS
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"I'll alert ___": Hobson, in "Arthur" (with 25-Across) : THE
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See 23-Across : MEDIA
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French girlfriend : AMIE
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Bind with a belt : GIRD
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Ekco or Farberware? : POTCOMPANY
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Notions, in Nantes : IDEES
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Old photo color : SEPIA
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Part of F.B.I. : FEDERAL
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Turning down : DENYING
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Like a visit from Benedict XVI, e.g. : PAPAL
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Middle of the abdomen : NAVEL
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Registers for a meditation class? : TAKESUPOMS
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Big rig : SEMI
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Its capital is Muscat : OMAN
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Defendants enter them : PLEAS
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Hunk : GOB
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Airplane seating request : WINDOW
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Houston baseballer : ASTRO
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They're checked at checkpoints, briefly : IDS
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Store photographer? : SHOPSHOOTER
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Code-breaking org. : NSA
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"Hill Street Blues" actress Veronica : HAMEL
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Augusta's home : MAINE
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Fast sports cars : GTS
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Cornered : ATBAY
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___-Detoo ... or, when read in three parts, a hint to 17-, 31-, 47- and 63-Across : ARTOO
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Co. with a blooming business? : FTD
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Spoon-bending Geller : URI
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1960s sitcom with a talking palomino : MISTERED
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Engrave glass with acid : ETCH
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Nor'easter, for one : STORM
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Big name in small swimwear : SPEEDO
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Hell, to General Sherman : WAR
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"Dancing With the Stars" network : ABC
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Secret plan : PLOT
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Scotch's partner : SODA
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Aunt known for her pancakes : JEMIMA
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Old European gold coin : FLORIN
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Sex authority Alfred : KINSEY
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Prez's #2 : VEEP
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Melonlike tropical fruits : PAPAYAS
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Letters said with a shout : TGIF
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Camouflage : HIDE
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The "I" in 23-Down : ITS
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Got a perfect score on : ACED
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Where to find the diving board : DEEPEND
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Unlock, in poetry : OPE
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Wisc. neighbor : MINN
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Ladies of Spain: Abbr. : SRAS
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Storekeeper on "The Simpsons" : APU
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Dweller above the Arctic Circle : LAPP
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"Eureka!" : IVEGOTIT
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Nautilus captain : NEMO
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Insincerely eloquent : GLIB
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I.M. snicker : LOL
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A.A.A. activity : TOWING
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Surrounded by : AMIDST
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"The Wizard of Oz" setting : KANSAS
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Paltry : MEASLY
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Miss America accessory : SASH
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Leaf opening : STOMA
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Workers' protection agcy. : OSHA
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"Say again?" : WHAT
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Lion's warning : ROAR
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Govt. book balancer : OMB
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Podded plant : PEA
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British musician Brian : ENO
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___ Speedwagon : REO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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