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New York Times, Friday, April 22, 2011

First African-American Republican National Committee chairman

Author:
Ashton Anderson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ashton Anderson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 27 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Anderson. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2011, The New York Times4/22/11 ( No. 22,445 )
Across
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Setting for many legends : HALLOFFAME
11
The Bee Gees' "___ Liar" : HESA
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"Seriously!" : IKIDYOUNOT
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Social workers : ANTS
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Big entertainment center : TINSELTOWN
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Pig : SLOB
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M.'s counterpart : MME
20
The Promised Land : ZION
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Like slaloms : ALPINE
23
Basic verse option : ABAB
25
Black : ONYX
27
Dipsticks : ASSES
28
Jazzy Jones : NORAH
30
1930 tariff act co-sponsor : SMOOT
32
Bit of ink : TAT
33
Man doing light work?: Abbr. : TAE
35
Id checker : SUPEREGO
37
Violent concert activity : MOSHING
41
Nail-spitting sessions : TIRADES
42
John McCain, e.g., for over five years : INTERNEE
44
Caesar's following? : EAN
45
Site of many departures: Abbr. : STA
46
Begonia, Geranium or Magnolia : GENUS
48
"THX 1138" director, 1971 : LUCAS
52
Plant once considered a source of courage : THYME
54
45-Across info : ETAS
56
Imitate a hot dog : PANT
57
Defect effect : RECALL
59
Jazzy Jones : ETTA
61
Elvis's heart? : VEE
62
Singer/songwriter MacColl : EWAN
63
Like instant messaging : INREALTIME
66
Event for which percentages may be specified : SALE
67
What a criminal doesn't want to leave : PAPERTRAIL
68
"I Could Have Danced All Night" singer, 1956 : SYMS
69
Like some software : OPENSOURCE
Down
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One erasing marks : HITMAN
2
Like Superman's arms, often : AKIMBO
3
Sequential : LINEAR
4
Its HQ are in Temple Square : LDS
5
Bringer of order in the court : OYEZ
6
Page number : FOLIO
7
Versatile furniture : FUTONS
8
Unidentified people : ANONYMS
9
Obliterate, with "down" : MOW
10
Blower of giant smoke rings : ETNA
11
Features of some diaries : HASPS
12
Like privates : ENLISTED
13
Much simpler time : STONEAGE
14
Old construction danger : ASBESTOS
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Certain pass : LATERAL
24
Clean up : BATHE
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Expunge : XOUT
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Do glue? : HAIRGEL
31
Bee's charge : OPIE
34
Gender-altering ending : ENNE
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Incurred : RANUP
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Many a tryst participant : MISTRESS
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Not yet born : ONTHEWAY
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"Nobody panic" : STAYCALM
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Family hand-me-down? : GENE
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Sister of Clio : EUTERPE
47
Sheet material : SATEEN
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Blini go-with : CAVIAR
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Weak : ANEMIC
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First African-American Republican National Committee chairman : STEELE
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They flow along bays : MANES
55
"My ___!" : STARS
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Way to slim down, for short : LIPO
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Opposite of bajo : ALTO
64
Be off guard : NAP
65
1989 one-man show : TRU

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later.

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