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New York Times, Monday, March 8, 2010

66-Across : Eroded

Author:
Stanley Newman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 37 Missing: {KQ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Newman.
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© 2010, The New York Times3/8/10 ( No. 22,035 )
Across
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Capitalized, as a noun : PROPER
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Tapioca source : CASSAVA
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Raw material for a steel factory : IRONORE
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Draws in : ALLURES
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Home of the U.S. Air Force Academy : COLORADOSPRINGS
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Adam and ___ : EVE
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Chimney grime : SOOT
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Fit ___ (be perfect on) : TOAT
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State that was once a republic : TEXAS
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Letters after epsilons : ZETAS
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Vampire slayer of film and TV : BUFFYSUMMERS
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Brit's goodbye : CHEERIO
36
Nephews' counterparts : NIECES
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Once around the track : LAP
38
Service charge : FEE
39
Santa ___ winds : ANA
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Stetson or sombrero : HAT
41
Comes into play : ARISES
43
Writers of i.o.u.'s : DEBTORS
45
City in 21-Across : WICHITAFALLS
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Big name in video arcades : ATARI
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Literature Nobelist William Butler ___ : YEATS
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Chester Arthur's middle name : ALAN
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"Mad Money" network : CNBC
59
Slime : GOO
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Comedic inspiration for Robin Williams : JONATHANWINTERS
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Leave high and dry : ABANDON
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Eroded : ATEINTO
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Take another sip of : RETASTE
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Bread bakers' buys : YEASTS
Down
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Show to be true : PROVE
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Watch with a flexible wristband : ROLEX
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John Lennon's middle name : ONO
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___ favor (Spanish "please") : POR
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Big slices of history : ERAS
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Make over : REDO
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Social divisions in India : CASTES
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Swiss peak : ALP
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Camera type, for short : SLR
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"I have no problem with that" : SUITSME
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River of Florence : ARNO
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Bright northern star : VEGA
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Aide: Abbr. : ASST
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Rapper/actor on "Law & Order: SVU" : ICET
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Seeping : OOZY
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Honest ___ (presidential moniker) : ABE
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Overabundance : SURFEIT
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Path for a mole : TUNNEL
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In a cordial way : AMIABLY
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Big Spanish celebration : FIESTA
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Enemy : FOE
30
Sound heard in a canyon : ECHO
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Front's opposite : REAR
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Old trans-Atlantic jets, for short : SSTS
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Animal's nail : CLAW
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Mata ___ (W.W. I spy) : HARI
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Of sweeping proportions : EPIC
39
Tooth doctors' org. : ADA
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Musical group with its own 1977-81 TV show : SHANANA
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Mao ___-tung : TSE
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Esoteric : ARCANE
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Huckleberry ___ : FINN
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Representative : AGENT
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Law school course : TORTS
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Middling : SOSO
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Not quite shut : AJAR
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Ear part : LOBE
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Sci. course for a doctor-to-be : ANAT
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Street through Times Sq. : BWAY
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Give as an example : CITE
61
Six-point scores, for short : TDS
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Just off the grill : HOT
63
Teachers' union, in brief : NEA
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"___ the season to be jolly" : TIS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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