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New York Times, Wednesday, April 23, 2008

47-Down : Soap alternative

Author:
Stephen Edward Anderson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Stephen Edward Anderson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JXZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Anderson.
Jim Horne notes:

There are so many horsey theme answers it's easy to miss one: Silver (Lone Ranger), Scout (Tonto), Trigger (Roy Rogers), and Topper (Hopalong Cassidy.) Then in the middle, Had a Bit crosses Ride 'em Cowboy.

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© 2008, The New York Times4/23/08 ( No. 21,351 )
Across
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Low pitch symbol : FCLEF
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Prepare for a physical exam : STRIP
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Upper limit : CAP
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Where the action is : ARENA
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Not the whole thing : PIECE
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"Say what?" : HUH
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Mercury : QUICKSILVER
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In the past : AGO
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Wasn't quite vertical : LEANT
21
Where to spend time with moguls? : SKIRUN
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What French fries are fried in : HOTOIL
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Poli ___ : SCI
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Other, in Zaragoza : OTRO
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All riled up : INASTIR
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Working the desk, say : ONDUTY
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Listing in Hoyle's : RULE
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Tower-top attraction : VIEW
36
Bear, in Bilbao : OSO
37
Chicago-to-Pittsburgh dir. : ESE
38
Ate, but not much : HADABIT
40
"Bill Moyers Journal" airer : PBS
43
Hawks' and Raptors' grp. : NBA
45
Archer who aims for the heart : EROS
46
Sheriff Andy Taylor's kid : OPIE
47
Part of the Kazakhstan landscape : STEPPE
49
Neil Simon's "Lost in ___" : YONKERS
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Fine spray : MIST
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Type measures : EMS
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SATs : BOARDS
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And so on and so forth : ETCETC
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Courtier : TOADY
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Barracks boss, for short : NCO
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Easily set off, as a temper : HAIRTRIGGER
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Bygone French coin : SOU
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"I'm so bored" feeling : ENNUI
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Smoked or pickled : CURED
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Tsp. or qt. : AMT
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Paralegals, e.g.: Abbr. : ASSTS
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Oglers : EYERS
Down
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Help page rubric : FAQ
2
Premier ___ (wine designation) : CRU
3
Grass skirt accessory : LEI
4
Hem in : ENCLOSE
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Try to get by through bluffing : FAKEIT
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English : SPIN
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Pinball game stoppers : TILTS
8
Gun in the garage? : REV
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Strands after a blizzard : ICESIN
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Free use of a company car, say : PERK
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#1 on the Hot 100 : CHARTTOPPER
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Prognostication : AUGURY
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LP player : PHONO
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Spit : SALIVA
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Notes in a pot : IOUS
23
Engage : HIRE
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Big burden : ONUS
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Discoverer of stars? : TALENTSCOUT
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See 30-Down : COWBOY
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With 27-Down, western cry : RIDEEM
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Pixel : DOT
35
Wave catcher? : EAR
38
Chance : HAP
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Weather map line : ISOBAR
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Word with early or whirly : BIRD
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Legis. meeting : SESS
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"La Belle et la ___" : BETE
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Nice enough fellow : OKAYGUY
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Soap alternative : SITCOM
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State trees of Texas : PECANS
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"I ain't buyin' it!" : NODICE
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It has a test of brightness : MENSA
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Walk proudly : STRUT
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Sister and wife of Hyperion : THEA
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Former newspaper publisher ___ Chandler : OTIS
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Elected group : INS
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M.A. hopeful's test : GRE
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Suffix with election : EER
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Pikes, e.g.: Abbr. : RDS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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