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New York Times, Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Step 2: With 43- and 55-Across, do this in the grid (scrambled or not) ... it works for almost anyone!

Author:
Patrick Merrell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: none – this is a pangram. Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 67 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York Times4/2/08 ( No. 21,330 )
Across
1
Indian music : RAGA
5
12-time Pro Bowl pick Junior ___ : SEAU
9
N.F.L. game divs. : QTRS
13
Close to closed : AJAR
14
In debt : OWING
15
Europe/Asia boundary river : URAL
16
Step 1: Highlight this answer : HAPPYBIRTHDAYTO
19
Strainer : SIEVE
20
Sailor's "Stop!" : AVAST
21
Wharf workers' org. : ILA
24
Little Rock-to-Birmingham dir. : ESE
25
Demolish : RAZE
27
Step 2: With 43- and 55-Across, do this in the grid (scrambled or not) ... it works for almost anyone! : CIRCLELETTERSTO
33
How Santa dresses, mostly : INRED
34
Saturday worshipers : JEWS
35
Electrical law maker : OHM
36
Diamond of note : NEIL
37
Build ___ (settle down) : ANEST
39
Canadian native : CREE
40
Fellow, in British slang : GUV
41
Co. figure : EXEC
42
Belfry sound : KNELL
43
See 27-Across : SPELLOUTTHENAME
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With 48-Across, "... and that ___!" : AINT
48
See 47-Across : HAY
49
End of a machine gun sound : TAT
50
"Star Wars" title : DARTH
53
The heart in "I Love New York" signs, e.g. : REBUS
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See 27-Across : OFYOURRECIPIENT
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Big name in supercomputers : CRAY
62
Set one's sights on : AIMAT
63
Sleep symbols : ZEES
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Prime coffee-growing area in Hawaii : KONA
65
Ferris wheel site : FAIR
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North Sea feeder : ELBE
Down
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Good cheer? : RAH
2
Steely Dan's best-selling album : AJA
3
Feature of Alfred E. Neuman's smile : GAP
4
Some Dada prints : ARPS
5
Feature of many an office chair : SWIVEL
6
Green land : EIRE
7
Figure on a hill : ANT
8
Cry before or after sticking out the tongue : UGH
9
Eighth note : QUAVER
10
"___ Little Tenderness" (1960s hit) : TRYA
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"Darn it all!" : RATS
12
Part of a schedule : SLOT
14
Overly large : OBESE
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End-of-ramp directive : YIELD
18
Stuns : DAZES
21
Bakers' coats : ICINGS
22
A suspect might appear in one : LINEUP
23
Make it : ARRIVE
25
Sts. and rds. : RTES
26
Periodic table no. : ATWT
28
Framable frame : CEL
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Bounce : EJECT
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Irritated with : SOREAT
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Louise's cinematic partner : THELMA
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Western ___ : OMELET
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Nerve appendage : AXON
38
Like "das" in Ger. : NEUT
39
King's employer : CNN
41
Root who won the 1912 Nobel Peace Prize : ELIHU
42
Excite : KEYUP
44
One of the Jacksons : LATOYA
45
1977 James Brolin thriller with the tagline "What EVIL drives ..." : THECAR
46
Usually black garb : HABIT
50
Where to tie one on? : DOCK
51
Rounded hairdo : AFRO
52
Meg of "You've Got Mail" : RYAN
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Do followers : REMI
54
Tag info : SIZE
56
Part of Britain's mil. : RAF
57
Estuary : RIA
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Reef dweller : EEL
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Grain Belt state: Abbr. : NEB
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"The Waste Land" poet's monogram : TSE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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