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New York Times, Monday, March 29, 2010

Fixed as a target ... or a hint to four pairs of intersecting answers in this puzzle

Author:
John Dunn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Dunn. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York Times3/29/10 ( No. 22,056 )
Across
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Wash very hard : SCRUB
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"The racer's edge" : STP
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Chart anew : REMAP
14
Hot love interest : FLAME
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___-la-la : TRA
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Former Mrs. Trump : IVANA
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Elvis Presley feature : POMPADOUR
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Mamie Eisenhower feature : BANGS
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Tooth specialist's deg. : DDS
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At the peak of maturity, as an apple : RIPEST
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Shoulder muscle, informally : DELT
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Author Ferber : EDNA
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Formidable opponents : NEMESES
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Scads : ALOT
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Clad : ATTIRED
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Insolent : SAUCY
34
Tach readings : RPMS
35
Drinker's road offense, for short : DWI
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Fixed as a target ... or a hint to four pairs of intersecting answers in this puzzle : INTHECROSSHAIRS
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Commercials : ADS
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Appear to be : SEEM
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Its capital is Sana : YEMEN
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Sugary drink : SODAPOP
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Apartment dweller's payment : RENT
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Clothing : APPAREL
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Move, in Realtor-speak : RELO
54
Opposite of freeze : MELT
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Spanish devil : DIABLO
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T in a fraternity : TAU
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Willie Nelson feature : BRAID
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Betty Boop and Superman features : SPITCURLS
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France's longest river : LOIRE
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Asian New Year : TET
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Weapon in Clue : KNIFE
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Step into : ENTER
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Grp. that opposed the Vietnam War : SDS
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Not ___ (middling) : SOBAD
Down
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Dirty Harry's employer: Abbr. : SFPD
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Dirt clump : CLOD
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Ewes' mates : RAMS
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Caller of strikes and balls, for short : UMP
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Abraham Lincoln feature : BEARD
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Pull into : STOPAT
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T on a test : TRUE
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Cousins of carrots : PARSNIPS
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Tease : RIB
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Got around : EVADED
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Jon Bon Jovi and Tina Turner features : MANES
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It's measured in degrees : ANGLE
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They may be sordid : PASTS
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Actress Merrill : DINA
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Contract provisions : TERMS
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Impress, as in the memory : ETCH
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Like a net : MESHY
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Part of Istanbul is in it : ASIA
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Real estate : LAND
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What tagging a runner and catching a fly ball result in : OUTS
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Give a shellacking : TROMP
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"___ no?" : YESOR
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Coin with F.D.R.'s profile : DIME
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Bird that perches with its tail erect : WREN
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George Harrison's "___ It a Pity" : ISNT
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Surrendered : CEDED
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They see things as they are : REALISTS
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Prefix with dynamic : AERO
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Lampoon : SATIRE
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Circles, as the earth : ORBITS
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Throw things at : PELT
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Mosey along : AMBLE
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Juan of Argentina : PERON
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Pippi Longstocking feature : PLAIT
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Rapunzel feature : LOCKS
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Parroted : APED
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Chi-town paper, with "the" : TRIB
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___ Romeo : ALFA
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Preowned : USED
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Architect Mies van ___ Rohe : DER
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Game with Skip and Draw 2 cards : UNO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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