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New York Times, Monday, April 25, 2011

Logan Airport luggage letters ... and a hint to 17-, 27-, 49- and 64-Across

Author:
Joon Pahk
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QYZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. pahk.
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© 2011, The New York Times4/25/11 ( No. 22,448 )

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Across
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Liquid tar, e.g. : GOO
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"From ___ shining ..." ("America the Beautiful" lyric) : SEATO
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Payment with an A.T.M. card : DEBIT
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Annoy : IRK
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Stage, as a play : PUTON
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"You beat me" : ILOSE
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Rossini opera about Figaro, with "The" : BARBEROFSEVILLE
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Nonchalant : BLASE
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Not-quite-mature insects : PUPAE
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See 53-Across : TEN
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Vow just before exchanging rings : IDO
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To be, in France : ETRE
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Hollywood headliner : BOXOFFICESTAR
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Winter malady : FLU
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Alternative to draw or hold 'em : STUD
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Tidy up : NEATEN
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Sedan or coupe : AUTO
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Uncooked : RAW
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Stark raving mad : LOCO
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Conductor Toscanini : ARTURO
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Queen of Olympus : HERA
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Dirt after a rain : MUD
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The father in "Dreams From My Father" : BARACKOBAMASR
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Hook's henchman : SMEE
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With 22-Across, longtime West Coast N.C.A.A. conference : PAC
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The "p" in r.p.m. : PER
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___ Carta : MAGNA
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Unstressed vowel symbol : SCHWA
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Venting : BLOWINGOFFSTEAM
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Pack very tightly : JAMIN
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___ Lauder cosmetics : ESTEE
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Big TV maker : RCA
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Informal language : SLANG
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Sum more? : READD
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Logan Airport luggage letters ... and a hint to 17-, 27-, 49- and 64-Across : BOS
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Any of the Bee Gees brothers : GIBB
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Word-of-mouth : ORAL
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Cajun cuisine vegetable : OKRA
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Sleek swimsuits : SPEEDOS
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Scandinavia's continent: Abbr. : EUR
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Resting on : ATOP
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Vegan protein option : TOFU
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How freelance work is often done : ONSPEC
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Multifarious : DIVERSE
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Old Testament priest who taught Samuel : ELI
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Aptly named sprinter Usain : BOLT
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___ of Wight : ISLE
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One who's not yet a twentysomething : TEEN
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Vitamin whose name could be a bingo call : BSIX
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Gobbled up : EATEN
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Frequently, to Frost : OFT
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"And others," in a bibliography : ETAL
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Paragraph on a book jacket : BLURB
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"I'm ___ here!" : OUTTA
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Animal's coat : FUR
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Boise's state : IDAHO
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Chemical building blocks : ATOMS
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Keep happening : RECUR
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Flight watchdog agcy. : FAA
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Signal agreement : NOD
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Sharer's pronoun : OURS
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___ browser : WEB
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Running into head-on : RAMMING
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Atlantic or Pacific : OCEAN
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Emulate Eminem : RAP
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Accumulated : AMASSED
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Traditional frat party : KEGGER
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Bank no. : ACCT
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Common lunchbox sandwiches, informally : PBJS
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Israeli carrier : ELAL
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Capital of Italia : ROMA
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Thin margin of victory : NOSE
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Old Spice alternative : AFTA
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Parsley, sage, rosemary or thyme : HERB
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Texas home of Baylor University : WACO
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Amo, ___, amat : AMAS
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Triumph : WIN
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U.S. central bank system, with "the" : FED

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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