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New York Times, Tuesday, March 31, 2015

53-Down : Sandwich with sauerkraut

Author:
Gary Cee
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 81, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JKQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 28 for Mr. Cee. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2015, The New York Times3/31/15 ( No. 23,884 )
Across
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iTunes button : PLAY
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Up and about : ASTIR
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Illuminated : LITUP
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San ___ (Italian resort) : REMO
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Thomas who wrote "Common Sense" : PAINE
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Removes wrinkles : IRONS
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Deep-fried side dish : ONIONRINGS
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___ cotta : TERRA
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Virility : MANHOOD
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U2's homeland : EIRE
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No. in a letterhead : TEL
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Rent-to-___ : OWN
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Metaphor for straightness : LASERBEAM
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Let pass : ALLOW
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Jollity : MIRTH
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Right-angled additions : ELLS
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Serving at a Chinese restaurant : TEA
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Schlep : HAUL
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British nobleman : EARL
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Fancy, evasive language ... or a hint to the ends of 18-, 26-, 54- and 65-Across : VERBALGYMNASTICS
44
Abominable Snowman : YETI
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Noshes : EATS
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U.S. medical research agcy. : NIH
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More to come: Abbr. : CONT
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Disreputable : SEAMY
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___ Heep : URIAH
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Snootiness : HIGHHORSE
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Letter encl. with a manuscript : SAE
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Gold medalist of 1960, under a previous name : ALI
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Singles : ONES
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Maine's capital : AUGUSTA
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Not aligned on the margin : SETIN
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Java joints : COFFEEBARS
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Claptrap : TRIPE
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"Don't ___ on me" : TREAD
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U.S. city that's an anagram of 22-Across : ERIE
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Part of a G.E.D. exam : ESSAY
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Broadway composer Jule : STYNE
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California county east of Sonoma : NAPA
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Senior's big night out : PROM
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Dunham of HBO's "Girls" : LENA
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Dictator Idi : AMIN
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"Over here!" : YOOHOO
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Griller's garment : APRON
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Put into words : SAID
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Material in many camping utensils : TIN
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Not idling : INGEAR
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Be part of the opposition : RESIST
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Soda bottle size : LITER
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Indignation : IRE
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Stuffed, rolled pasta : TORTELLINI
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Make-believe : UNREAL
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Source of the line "The Lord is thy keeper" : PSALMS
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"You again?!" : NOWWHAT
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Throw in the microwave, maybe : REHEAT
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Easter bloom : LILY
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Ernie's "Sesame Street" buddy : BERT
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Rugged four-wheeler, briefly : ATV
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Daniels who directed "The Butler" : LEE
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Woe for a singer : LARYNGITIS
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Root beer holder : MUG
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27-time Grammy winner Krauss : ALISON
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Soften, as fears : ASSUAGE
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New York's ___ Israel Medical Center : BETH
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Something trending online : MEME
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Yea's opposite : NAY
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Covert org. : CIA
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"Not so loud!" : SHH
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Unsullied : CHASTE
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Edmonton six : OILERS
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Builds : ERECTS
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Classify : ASSORT
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Sandwich with sauerkraut : REUBEN
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Sweetie : HONEY
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Napped leather : SUEDE
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Picasso's "Lady With ___" : AFAN
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Singer Bareilles : SARA
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Take a spill : TRIP
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On the ocean : ASEA
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Beer variety, familiarly : IPA
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Tina who wrote the autobiographical "Bossypants" : FEY

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