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New York Times, Friday, April 16, 2004

With 39- and 63-Across, a divorce lawyer's guarantee?

Author:
Ed Early
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ed Early

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 35 for Mr. Early. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York Times4/16/04 ( No. 19,883 )

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Across
1
Take the wrong way? : MISDIRECT
10
Kansas City university : AVILA
15
Budgeter, in a way : ALLOCATOR
16
55-Down's opposite : NADIR
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With 39- and 63-Across, a divorce lawyer's guarantee? : YOUMUSTBE
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"___ Funny Feeling" (song from "Skirts Ahoy!") : IGETA
19
Italian summer resort : ENNA
20
Lottery winner's address? : EASYSTREET
22
Louisiana's ___ Cajuns : RAGIN
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The Clinton years, e.g. : ERA
25
Local area network members : NODES
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1598 edict site : NANTES
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Market event, briefly : IPO
36
Some mouths : DELTAS
38
___ d'Azur : COTE
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See 17-Across : SATISFIEDORYOUR
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Director Rohmer : ERIC
43
Shoot for the moon : ASPIRE
44
Chickadee relative : TIT
45
Series finale?: Abbr. : ETCETC
47
Vocal individual : SAYER
49
Wobbly walker : SOT
50
Old-time actress Palmer : LILLI
54
Dip's target : BACKPOCKET
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One with notions : BEAN
62
Book club name : OPRAH
63
See 17-Across : HONEYBACK
65
Ringer of some necks : REATA
66
___ Springs, Fla. : ALTAMONTE
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Strawberry, e.g. : EXMET
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Product manufacturer, at times : WARRANTOR
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Last name in the meat industry : MAYER
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Lon's "Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man" co-star : ILONA
3
Cast : SLUNG
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Internet subdivision : DOMAIN
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Site of some serious hookups: Abbr. : ICU
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Level, in London : RASE
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Italian suffix meaning "little" : ETTA
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Inner ears? : COBS
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Four's inferior : TREY
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Dancer in a Grieg suite : ANITRA
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Bum's offense : VAGRANCY
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Thought about the Rhône : IDEE
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Not so heavy, informally : LITE
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Lilian Jackson Braun's "The Cat Who Smelled ___" : ARAT
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Like some input : SENSORY
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Gives a heady answer? : NODS
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Actually : DEFACTO
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"Y" sporters : ELIS
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Way up : STEPS
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"Out of my way!" indicator : TOOT
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One with notions : ETUI
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Palais des Nations muralist : SERT
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Solicitous response : ISEE
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A quarter, e.g. : PART
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Suffix with narc : OTIC
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1998 Sarah McLachlan hit : ADIA
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Glide : ICESKATE
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Cousin of a hornpipe : REEL
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Cane accompanier : TOPHAT
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Certain prize : RIBBON
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Was biased : LEANT
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Prefix with protein : LACTO
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Signatory : INKER
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Schmo : BORE
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Height : APEX
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Make final preparations? : CRAM
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It's a mouthful : CHAW
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___ nut : KOLA
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___'acte : ENTR
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Get moist : TEAR
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Singer Sumac : YMA

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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