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New York Times, Saturday, April 2, 2011

1949 comedy about husband-and-wife lawyers on opposing sides of a murder case

Author:
Mark Diehl
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mark Diehl

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 28 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 55 for Mr. Diehl.
Jim Horne notes:

This Saturday puzzle has a bit of a theme with two related long answers crossing at the center. You can read about the Cardiff Giant here and learn who really coined the famous sucker birth frequency stat.

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© 2011, The New York Times4/2/11 ( No. 22,425 )
Across
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Start of a dogwatch : FOURPM
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1949 comedy about husband-and-wife lawyers on opposing sides of a murder case : ADAMSRIB
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Easily shaken : UNSURE
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Libertine : RAKEHELL
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"Price be damned!" : NAMEIT
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Not foreordained : EVITABLE
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Soul's 1970s TV co-star : GLASER
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Itch : YEN
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34-Across, e.g. : RUSE
22
"___ the Water to Charlie" (old ballad) : OER
23
"Thank You" singer, 2001 : DIDO
25
Competed in the Giro d'Italia : BIKED
26
Chum, at sea : BAIT
28
Tuition portion : COURSEFEES
31
Voice of Fredricksen in "Up" : ASNER
33
Animal whose tongue is long enough to clean its eyelids and ears : OKAPI
34
New York "find" of 10/16/1869 : THECARDIFFGIANT
40
"The Legend of ___" : ZELDA
41
Push aside : ELBOW
42
Steinbeck novel : EASTOFEDEN
47
Way off : LOCO
48
Atacama Desert export : NITER
49
Wallis and Futuna : ILES
51
DVD precursor : VHS
52
Dweller in a 59-Across : CREE
53
Cab alternative : ZIN
55
"Doubt" co-star, 2008 : STREEP
57
Editorial work : AMENDING
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Home for a 52-Across : TEEPEE
60
Irregular, often : SALEITEM
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Not yet home : ONBASE
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Rev up : ENERGIZE
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Split the eardrums : ROARED
Down
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Pop-up generator : FUNGOBAT
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Restrained : ONALEASH
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Devil dog : USMARINE
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Ways of Charles de Gaulle? : RUES
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Got some leverage on : PRIED
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Standard : METRIC
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"Really?!" : AREYOUKIDDINGME
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Writer Eggers : DAVE
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Sharing common alleles : AKIN
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Sat : MET
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Guevara portrayer : SHARIF
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Call on the carpet : REBUKE
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"Maybe" : ILLSEE
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Runs over : BLEEDS
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Kilroy, e.g. : DOODLE
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Like desert sand : BEIGE
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Sue Grafton's Kinsey Millhone, e.g. : TEC
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San ___, Calif. : RAFAEL
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Cover letters? : SPF
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You might purchase this with cream : RAZOR
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O.E.D., e.g. : REF
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Bad : ILL
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Good : ABOVEPAR
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Whopper request : NOCHEESE
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Like some Schwinns : TWOSPEED
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Surround : ENCASE
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Ace, e.g. : AIRMAN
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1980s TV private eye : STEELE
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"American Bandstand" viewer : TEENER
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Sage : NESTOR
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One who keeps padded accounts? : STENO
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Tubes in an oven : ZITI
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Destructive 1966 hurricane : INEZ
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"Pee-wee's Playhouse" mail lady : REBA
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Really enjoy : DIG

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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