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New York Times, Monday, March 28, 2016

Winsome ... or like the ends of 17-, 24-, 51- and 58-Across, to a punster?

Author:
Gary Cee
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JKQY} This is puzzle # 32 for Mr. Cee. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2016, The New York Times3/28/16 ( No. 24,247 )

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Bills and coins : CASH
5
Light punishment on wrists : SLAPS
10
Sumptuously furnished : POSH
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Pear-shaped stringed instrument : LUTE
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Hebrew school reading : TORAH
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Throw a chip in the pot : ANTE
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Bump on the neck : ADAMSAPPLE
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Letter-shaped girder : IBAR
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Like monkeys and 59-Downs : SIMIAN
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Key with no sharps or flats : AMINOR
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What angry bees do : STING
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Issue that's too dangerous to touch : HOTPOTATO
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Charged particle : ION
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Quickly : APACE
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Connected to the Internet : WIRED
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Constant complainer : CRAB
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State-of-the-___ : ART
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Tennis champ Agassi : ANDRE
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Winsome ... or like the ends of 17-, 24-, 51- and 58-Across, to a punster? : APPEALING
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Steeple : SPIRE
42
Sloe ___ fizz : GIN
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Completely gratify : SATE
47
Having a gun : ARMED
48
Like the numerals I, V, X and L : ROMAN
50
Highest setting, informally : MAX
51
Grand pooh-bah : TOPBANANA
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100-meter dash or shot put : EVENT
55
Itzhak Perlman's instrument : VIOLIN
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Come out : EMERGE
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Huckleberry ___ : FINN
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Hand-blown wine bottle that's also the title of a 1968 Beatles song : GLASSONION
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Favorable margin : EDGE
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Increase the energy of : HOPUP
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Scored 100 on : ACED
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Sleep indicators in the comics : ZEES
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Many a middle schooler : TWEEN
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Young fellows : LADS
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Like rock music from the 1950s-'70s, now : CLASSIC
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Tax fraud investigator : AUDITOR
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Something a long-distance runner needs : STAMINA
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Encircle : HEMIN
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___ Lee of Marvel Comics : STAN
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Cut (off) : LOP
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Painter/poet Jean ___ : ARP
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Gourmet's heightened sense : PALATE
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Curly's replacement in the Three Stooges : SHEMP
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"Sunflowers" and "Water Lilies" : PAINTINGS
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In a plane or train : ONBOARD
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Opposite of a bench player : STARTER
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His counterpart : HER
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Multigenerational tale : SAGA
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Early caucusgoer : IOWAN
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Aesop character who lost a race : HARE
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Shape of a stop sign : OCTAGON
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Appreciative poem : ODE
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Easy-to-chew food : PAP
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Nitty-gritty : BAREBONES
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One of two on a bike : PEDAL
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Capital of Peru : LIMA
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Any port ___ storm : INA
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Used a bench : SAT
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Bring home the bacon, so to speak : PROVIDE
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Encroach (on) : IMPINGE
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"Sweet land of liberty," in song : AMERICA
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Did a stylized ballroom dance : TANGOED
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Widens : EXTENDS
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Was almost out of supplies : RANLOW
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"Finding ___" (2003 Pixar film) : NEMO
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When one sees stars : NIGHT
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Open to bribery : VENAL
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Channel that describes itself as "The worldwide leader in sports" : ESPN
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Hat with a tassel : FEZ
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Jungle swinger : APE
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Begin litigation : SUE

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