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New York Times, Monday, April 20, 2009

Retail clothing giant ... or a description of 17- and 54-Across and 10- and 24-Down?

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

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QZ} Scrabble average: 1.98 This is puzzle # 66 for Mr. Hartman.
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© 2009, The New York Times4/20/09 ( No. 21,713 )
Across
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Knights' competition : JOUST
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Baby kangaroo : JOEY
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Kid around : JOSH
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Winfrey who said "I still have my feet on the ground, I just wear better shoes" : OPRAH
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Feminine suffix : ENNE
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Length x width, for a rectangle : AREA
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Brother outlaw in the Wild West : JESSEJAMES
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Spick-and-span : NEAT
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Suffix with pay : OLA
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"___ happy returns" : MANY
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Imbeciles : IDIOTS
24
Ones with caws for alarm? : JAYS
25
Some boxing wins, for short : TKOS
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Humiliate : ABASE
28
Cause for a mistrial : HUNGJURY
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Not taut : SLACK
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"Tell ___ lies" : MENO
34
Prime draft status : ONEA
35
Googly-eyed Muppet : ELMO
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Retail clothing giant ... or a description of 17- and 54-Across and 10- and 24-Down? : JCREW
37
Color for baby girls, traditionally : PINK
38
L.B.J. son-in-law Charles : ROBB
39
Things inflated with hot air? : EGOS
40
Cabalists' plans : PLOTS
41
Mexican beans : FRIJOLES
43
Makes progress : GAINS
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Up to the task : ABLE
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19th-century educator Horace : MANN
46
Politico Milk of "Milk" : HARVEY
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Bo : Obama :: ___ : Roosevelt : FALA
50
"___ Baba and the 40 Thieves" : ALI
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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White Sox outfielder nicknamed Shoeless : JOEJACKSON
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Injured : HURT
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Choir voice : ALTO
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Discover by chance : HITON
60
Home of Iowa State University : AMES
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Back end : REAR
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Midterms and finals : EXAMS
Down
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"___ left his home in Tucson, Arizona" (Beatles lyric) : JOJO
2
Autobahn auto : OPEL
3
With 45-Down, home of the Big Dipper : URSA
4
Carrier to Copenhagen : SAS
5
1994 Jim Carrey film : THEMASK
6
Levi's, e.g. : JEANS
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"Time Is ___ Side" (Rolling Stones hit) : ONMY
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Opposite of WSW : ENE
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"So you've said" : YESIKNOW
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"Me and Bobby McGee" singer, 1971 : JANISJOPLIN
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Nabisco cookie : OREO
12
Chair or sofa : SEAT
13
Bowlers that don't bowl : HATS
18
"The Gong Show" panelist ___ P. Morgan : JAYE
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Hound : DOG
24
Longtime New York senator for whom a center is named : JACOBJAVITS
25
iPod downloads : TUNES
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"It's ___ nothing" : ALLOR
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Thumper's "deer friend" : BAMBI
28
Give a ___ welcome : HEROS
29
The "U" in A.C.L.U. : UNION
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Payments to landlords : RENTS
31
Talks, talks, talks : YAKS
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Feudal worker : SERF
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Fibber of old radio : MCGEE
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Smucker's container : JELLYJAR
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Flair : PANACHE
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U.K. award : OBE
43
Black-tie affair : GALA
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See 3-Down : MAJOR
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"That's rich!" : HAHA
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Homecoming attendee, in brief : ALUM
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Once-in-a-blue-moon : RARE
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Greek cheese : FETA
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Dashiell Hammett hound : ASTA
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Tapestry device : LOOM
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Places to stay the night : INNS
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Bullring cheer : OLE
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Spherical breakfast cereal : KIX

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