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New York Times, Thursday, March 7, 2013

42-Down : Spicy pretzel dip

Author:
Jim Page
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jim Page

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 38 Missing: {BFJQWXY} This is puzzle # 153 for Mr. Page. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2013, The New York Times3/7/13 ( No. 23,130 )

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Across
1
Difficult political situation : HOTPOTATO
7
Chili : HOTPEPPER
13
Tennis world since 1968 : OPENERA
15
Dan who drew "Archie" : DECARLO
16
Movable property : CHATTEL
17
Good news on the economy : UPTREND
18
Plop preceder : KER
19
Digital dough : ECASH
21
So-called "Wheat Capital of Oklahoma" : ENID
22
One "coming" in a Three Dog Night hit : ELI
23
Big maker of power tools : SKIL
24
European capital that's majority-Muslim : TIRANE
26
Ex-Yankee Martinez : TINO
28
Eisner's successor at Disney : IGER
30
Western Sahara neighbor: Abbr. : MOR
31
Slumps : SAGS
32
What honor students often have : AAVERAGES
35
Third base, in baseball lingo ... or a hint for answering eight other clues in this puzzle : HOTCORNER
37
Means of divination : TEALEAVES
39
Shem's eldest son : ELAM
43
1960 chess champ : TAL
44
Debate position : ANTI
45
George Takei TV and film role : SULU
46
Formal "yes" : ITISSO
48
"Did I do ___?" : THAT
52
Fraternity letters : NUS
53
___ Field : CITI
54
Slate, for one : EZINE
55
Frequent abbr. in BBC announcements : GMT
56
Crusty rolls : KAISERS
59
Marathoner's asset : STAMINA
61
Gird : ENSTEEL
62
Study group : SEMINAR
63
Real good-looker : HOTTAMALE
64
Showed off : HOTDOGGED
Down
1
Snacks in the frozen food aisle : HOTPOCKETS
2
"Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind" speaker : OPHELIA
3
Making the rent? : TEARING
4
Army ___ : ANT
5
Heads overseas? : TETES
6
Hoover rival : ORECK
7
Energy : PEP
8
Outer: Prefix : ECT
9
Certain kitchen knife : PARER
10
John is a common one : PRENAME
11
Current events? : ELNINOS
12
Lover of souped-up engines : HOTRODDER
14
Jai ___ : ALAI
15
"Well, yeah!" : DUH
20
Plum brandy : SLIVOVITZ
24
Beach sights : TERNS
25
"Dies ___" : IRAE
27
Workplace watchdog, in brief : OSHA
29
"The Hoax" star, 2006 : GERE
32
"... ___'clock scholar" : ATENO
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"... to skin ___" : ACAT
34
Advanced deg. tests : GRES
36
Spanish waves : OLAS
37
James Bond's lover in "From Russia With Love" : TATIANA
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Undemocratic tendency : ELITISM
40
Thrusting suddenly : LUNGING
41
Barnard grads, e.g. : ALUMNAE
42
Spicy pretzel dip : HOTMUSTARD
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It's hard to score : HOTTICKET
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Blues vocalist ___ Monica Parker : SISTA
49
Kettle sound : HISS
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Put up : ANTED
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Latin lover's words : TEAMO
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Subj. for recent arrivals, maybe : ESL
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Electric ___ : EEL
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"Riddle me, riddle me ___" : REE
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Red fighter : MIG

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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