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New York Times, Thursday, March 5, 2009

What the Athabaskan word for the beginning of 33-Across means

Author:
David J. Kahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David J. Kahn

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 38 Missing: {HQVZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 135 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York Times3/5/09 ( No. 21,667 )
Across
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Great Bear Lake locale : CANADA
7
Blacken : DEFAME
13
Basic pool exercise : ONELAP
14
Lover of Aida : RADAMES
15
Word of warning : BEWARE
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Potent pitcherfuls : SANGRIAS
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Out of action : SIDELINED
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Cold weather wear : PARKA
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___-majesté : LESE
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3-D camera maker : IMAX
27
Coconut yield? : IDEA
28
Suckling site : UDDER
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Sensitive : SORE
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Put out : EMANATED
32
Rocket first tested in 1957 : ATLAS
33
With 16-Down, annual March event : IDITARODTRAIL
36
Title woman in a Jim Carrey movie : IRENE
37
Gracious introduction? : GOODNESS
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Schlep : CART
40
Ridged material : SERGE
42
Certain domino number : TREY
43
"What ___?" : ELSE
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Learn a lot quickly : CRAM
45
Fishing tool : SPEAR
46
Big job for a driller : ROOTCANAL
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It may be revealed by a tree : PEDIGREE
52
Bingeing : ONAJAG
56
Jim Palmer and teammates : ORIOLES
57
Fall away : RECEDE
58
Squinted (at) : PEERED
59
Childish answer : ARETOO
Down
1
Ear part : COB
2
Hydrocarbon suffix : ANE
3
Unheard of : NEW
4
Setting for much of the 33-Across/16-Down : ALASKANINTERIOR
5
"Beavis and Butt-head" spinoff : DARIA
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Made like : APED
7
Tony- and Emmy-winning actress Blythe : DANNER
8
Beat by a point or two : EDGE
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What the Athabaskan word for the beginning of 33-Across means : FARDISTANTPLACE
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Friend of 24-Down : AMI
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Start of an apology : MEA
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Cousin of -enne : ESS
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Cultivate : RAISE
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See 33-Across : SLEDDOGRACE
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Like some statesmen : ELDER
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Representation of a budget, often : PIE
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Fleet person : ADMIRAL
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Circulation concern : READERS
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"The School for Wives" playwright : MOLIERE
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Part of the Uzbekistan border : ARALSEA
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Choice marks? : XES
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Actress Hagen : UTA
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Got down : ATE
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Dull finish? : ARD
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Sermon subject : DOGMA
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It may provide one's sole support : TOE
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Knock off : ICE
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Six-Day War participant: Abbr. : SYR
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Picked up a point or two : SCORED
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Some lithographs : ERTES
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More moderate : SANER
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Eye : OGLE
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Bayes who sang and co-wrote "Shine On, Harvest Moon" : NORA
49
Jump off the page : POP
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"___ I let fall the windows of mine eyes": Shak. : ERE
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Bite the dust : DIE
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A.F.C. East player : JET
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Bother : ADO
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___ Metro (bygone car) : GEO

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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