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New York Times, Monday, March 7, 2011

With 54-Across, old advertising question from Clairol

Author:
Mike Torch
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {KQVXZ} This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. Torch.
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© 2011, The New York Times3/7/11 ( No. 22,399 )
Across
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Pondered : MUSED
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Long-winded stories : SAGAS
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Some E.R. cases : ODS
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Playing marble : AGATE
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Kind of board for a séance : OUIJA
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Church bench : PEW
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With 61-Across, 1982 question from the Clash : SHOULDISTAY
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___ Bo (exercise system) : TAE
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Breads with pockets : PITAS
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Leaf (through) : RIFFLE
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With 54-Across, old advertising question from Clairol : DOESSHEOR
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Boy Scout group : TROOP
28
Finale : END
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Huey ___ and the News : LEWIS
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Slips up : ERRS
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Turkish money : LIRAS
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Start of Caesar's boast : ICAME
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Soliloquy question from Hamlet : TOBEORNOTTOBE
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Bit of parsley : SPRIG
43
Pull ___ one on (hoodwink) : AFAST
45
Facts and figures, for short : INFO
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___ nous : ENTRE
51
Disco guy on "The Simpsons" : STU
52
Afrikaners : BOERS
54
See 23-Across : DOESNTSHE
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Safe to consume : EDIBLE
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Oksana ___, 1994 gold-medal skater : BAIUL
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Lower-priced gas option: Abbr. : REG
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See 17-Across : ORSHOULDIGO
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Writer Fleming : IAN
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Diner : EATER
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Recluse : LONER
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Capp and Gore : ALS
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Back of a boat : STERN
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"You ___ kidding!" : ARENT
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Postgrad degs. : MAS
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"Ick!" : UGH
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Heavenly gatekeeper, in Portugal : SAOPEDRO
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Needle and thread holders : ETUIS
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Shoulder muscles, briefly : DELTS
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"Ah yes" : SOISEE
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Vienna's land: Abbr. : AUS
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"Scram!" : GIT
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Barely open : AJAR
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"Tell me!" : SAYIT
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Select : OPTFOR
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With 46-Down, question from a 2000s game show : DEALOR
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Goes 4-0 in the Series, e.g. : SWEEPS
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Roald who created Willy Wonka : DAHL
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Without : FREEOF
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The First State: Abbr. : DEL
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"Don't bet ___!" : ONIT
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Because of : OWINGTO
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Puerto ___ : RICO
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Was in session : SAT
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Soak up : ABSORB
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Labor Day's mo. : SEP
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Big Apple mass transit inits. : MTA
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Miner's load : ORE
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Outside of a watermelon : RIND
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Low instrumental part of a tune : BASSLINE
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Book before Job: Abbr. : ESTH
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Wed. preceder : TUE
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Portugal's peninsula : IBERIA
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See 12-Down : NODEAL
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Fakes, as an injury : FEIGNS
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Having new energy : REBORN
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Isaac's eldest : ESAU
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Tart fruits : SLOES
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Nabisco wafer : NILLA
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Henry VIII's house : TUDOR
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The "E" in Q.E.D. : ERAT
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Fr. holy woman : STE
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The other woman : HER
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___-X : GEN
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Table scrap : ORT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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