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New York Times, Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Grp. that battles consumer fraud ... or a hint to some much-repeated letters in this puzzle

Author:
Randall J. Hartman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Randall J. Hartman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQVX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 69 for Mr. Hartman. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2011, The New York Times4/19/11 ( No. 22,442 )
Across
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Like a rat's eyes : BEADY
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Dumb cluck : BOOB
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Rummy cake : BABA
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Twiddles one's thumbs : IDLES
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Medieval treasure chest : ARCA
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Biographer Leon : EDEL
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Relaxing soak : BUBBLEBATH
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"___ kleine Nachtmusik" : EINE
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"Get lost, kitty!" : SCAT
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Savings acct. figure : BAL
22
Sleazy sort : CREEP
23
First lady who wrote "Millie's Book" : BARBARABUSH
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Diamond, essentially : CARBON
30
Capital in Europa : ROMA
31
From the city : URBAN
32
Degrees held by many C.E.O.'s : MBAS
34
Former South Korean president Syngman ___ : RHEE
38
Onetime reality show with Whitney Houston : BEINGBOBBYBROWN
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The "E" in N.L.E. : EAST
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The sun, moon and stars : ORBS
43
Event with batons : RELAY
44
Mandlikova of tennis : HANA
46
1997 Jennifer Lopez biopic : SELENA
47
Louisville Slugger, e.g. : BASEBALLBAT
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Addis ___ : ABABA
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401(k) alternative : IRA
54
Stinging remark : BARB
58
Taboo : NONO
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Gen Xer's parent : BABYBOOMER
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Circle meas. : DIAM
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Cartel formed in '60 : OPEC
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Upper atmosphere layer : OZONE
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Let the cat out of the bag : BLAB
66
Tree trunk : BOLE
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Contacted on Facebook, in a way : POKED
Down
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Spareribs eaters' wear : BIBS
2
N.E.A. part: Abbr. : EDUC
3
Jessica of "Good Luck Chuck" : ALBA
4
Red ink : DEBT
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Fashion monogram : YSL
6
Kid-lit elephant : BABAR
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Big name in dental care : ORALB
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United Nations Day mo. : OCT
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Cry from Scrooge : BAH
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Brewery container : BEERBARREL
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Parting word à Paris : ADIEU
12
Elaine ___ ("Seinfeld" character) : BENES
13
Letter before beth : ALEPH
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Abba of Israel : EBAN
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Piece of video gear : CAM
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Sound from Big Ben : BONG
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Dubai denizens : ARABS
25
Like Santa's cheeks : ROSY
26
Shape for Rubik : CUBE
27
Field of study : AREA
28
Diamond stats : RBIS
29
Anti-nuke slogan : BANTHEBOMB
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Lesson from Aesop : MORAL
33
Grp. that battles consumer fraud ... or a hint to some much-repeated letters in this puzzle : BBB
35
Place for an ace : HOLE
36
McGregor of "Star Wars" films : EWAN
37
1987 album later rereleased as "The Celts" : ENYA
39
___ fide : BONA
40
Author Harte : BRET
45
Defunct hoops org. : ABA
46
Volvo rival : SAAB
47
Hardly a chain hotel, informally : BANDB
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In a tumultuous state : ABOIL
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Capital of Yemen : SANAA
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Defame in writing : LIBEL
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Utah's ___ Canyon : BRYCE
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Dumb cluck : BOZO
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Totally out of control : AMOK
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Russo of "Major League" : RENE
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Raised, as cattle : BRED
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Short do : BOB
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G.I.'s address : APO
61
Alley ___ : OOP

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later.

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