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New York Times, Saturday, March 6, 2010

Private consultant to the federal government, in slang

Author:
Barry Silk
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Barry C. Silk

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 28 Missing: {JQVZ} Spans: 4, (2 double stacks) This is puzzle # 45 for Mr. Silk.
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© 2010, The New York Times3/6/10 ( No. 22,033 )
Across
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They're highly reflective : IDEAMEN
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Misses : LASSIES
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Ned Buntline dime novel subject : BUFFALOBILLCODY
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Signs of unavailability : ENGAGEMENTRINGS
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The Iron Horse : GEHRIG
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Composer Janácek : LEOS
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It. was part of it : EEC
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San Francisco street or theater : CASTRO
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Skeleton part, in Padua : OSSO
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Defensive end Antwan : ODOM
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Ski resort forecast : NEWSNOW
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Crude, slangily : TEXASTEA
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Paternal relative : AGNATE
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Beckerman who wrote "Love, Loss and What I Wore" : ILENE
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Poe title character : PYM
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"The Hoosier Folk-Child" poet : RILEY
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Screen setting : CINEMA
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"Easy now ..." : BEGENTLE
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Farmwork : TILLAGE
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#1 honor : GOLD
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Where lederhosen are worn : ALPS
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Woolly : LANATE
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Many a Playbill paragraph : BIO
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Not baring one's sole? : SHOD
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Least sound : ILLEST
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Costs of admissions? : INITIATIONRITES
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Alaska area almost half the size of Rhode Island : DENALISTATEPARK
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License : ENTITLE
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Sequoias, e.g. : TOYOTAS
Down
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"___ of you ..." : IBEG
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Sight near a lagoon : DUNE
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What I will follow : EFGH
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One way to travel : AFAR
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Tricks : MAGIC
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Opposite of coarse : ELEGANT
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What a person goes by in Paris : NOM
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Relatives of flies : LINERS
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City near Horseshoe Curve : ALTOONA
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Shooters for pros : SLRS
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High school dept. : SCI
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Actress Skye and others : IONES
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Nips : EDGES
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Food service Fortune 500 company : SYSCO
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Private consultant to the federal government, in slang : BELTWAYBANDIT
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Go out very slowly : SEEP
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Totally dominating : OWNING
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___ suspension (ear medication) : OTIC
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Supermarket work station : DELI
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Some team members : OXEN
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Certain portraits of Zola, Chabrier and Mallarmé : MANETS
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One may put a damsel in distress : OGRE
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Formal introduction? : SEMI
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It's high in the Sierras : ALTO
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Sing : TELL
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Took in : EYED
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Bit or hit lead-in : MEGA
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Cry of respect : ALLHAIL
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Don : GETINTO
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Ancient philosopher whose name means "old master" : LAOTSE
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Brook : ABIDE
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Like some shirts : LINEN
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"What's your ___?" : POINT
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"Viva ___!" : ELREY
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What may accumulate in the mouth : SILT
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Slimming option, briefly : LIPO
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One of 31 in Mexique : ETAT
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Some medicines : SERA
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Shows disapproval : TSKS
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Red sushi fish : TAI
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Stable particle : OAT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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