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New York Times, Friday, March 26, 2010

Racehorse whose 1955 Kentucky Derby win kept Nashua from taking the Triple Crown

Author:
Henry Hook
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Henry Hook

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 55 for Mr. Hook.
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© 2010, The New York Times3/26/10 ( No. 22,053 )
Across
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Nightclub in the Trump Taj : CASBAH
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Like some party prizes : RAFFLED
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Part of the iris bordering the pupil : AREOLA
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Getting there : ENROUTE
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Famous bodybuilder : SCHWARZENEGGER
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"On Golden Pond" wife : ETHEL
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"Closer Than Ever," e.g. : REVUE
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Fed. management org. : GSA
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Zoologist Fossey : DIAN
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Permanent solutions : CURES
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Resort town on I-70 : VAIL
24
TV lawyer Stone : ELI
25
Splotchy apparel, familiarly : CAMOS
26
Often-used word in Matthew 1 : BEGAT
27
Holds over? : RECLASPS
29
Apollonian : SERENE
30
In days of knights? : ARTHURIAN
32
Factors in handwriting analysis : SLANTS
35
Oldest of a literary quartet : MEGMARCH
39
Unwieldy ships : HULKS
40
Song from Sondheim's "Into the Woods" : AGONY
41
___ Claire : EAU
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11-time N.C.A.A. basketball champs : UCLA
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Racehorse whose 1955 Kentucky Derby win kept Nashua from taking the Triple Crown : SWAPS
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Hide : PELT
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"Laus ___" (words atop the Washington Monument) : DEO
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New York City's first Jewish mayor : BEAME
47
"In Search of Identity" autobiographer : SADAT
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Famous body builder? : DRFRANKENSTEIN
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All at once : ENMASSE
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When data's been ___ ... : ERASED
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... you may have to ___ it : REENTER
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Lettuce : DINERO
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Vegetable-oil soap : CASTILE
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Old : ARCHAIC
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To look, in Leipzig : SEHEN
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Cricketer's action : BOWL
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Mobile home: Abbr. : ALA
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Disapproving comment : HARRUMPH
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"Speed" star : REEVES
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CD, e.g.? : ANNUS
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Priceless? : FREE
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Bewilderment : FOG
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Carousel riders? : LUGGAGE
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Summer wind in the Mediterranean : ETESIAN
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Nickname of Chancellor Konrad Adenauer : DERALTE
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Balancing act? : ZEROSUMGAME
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Broadway star Linda who won $100,000 on "Star Search" : EDER
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Flings : CASTS
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Actress Felton of 1950s TV's "December Bride" : VERNA
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Barrows : CARTS
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Radiant : BEAMY
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See 50-Down : LANKA
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Makes binding : SIGNS
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Back in business : REOPENED
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Some people do it to think : SHUDDER
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Swiss canton or its capital : LUCERNE
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1932 song or 1984 movie : ALLOFME
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More frail : REEDIER
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Gradually quieting, in music : CALANDO
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Jabba the ___ of "Star Wars" : HUTT
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Reveille, e.g. : AWAKER
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Just know : SENSE
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Michelangelo's country : PAESE
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Cordage fiber : BAST
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Coveleski of Cooperstown : STAN
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Governed : RAN
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With 28-Down, its flag has a lion holding a sword : SRI

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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