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New York Times, Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Cold treat that can precede the last word of 18-, 23-, 40- or 50-Across

Author:
Sarah Keller
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Sarah Keller

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQVZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 45 for Ms. Keller. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York Times4/6/10 ( No. 22,064 )
Across
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Establishments with mirrored balls : DISCOS
7
Snacked : ATE
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In a state of 10-Down : AGOG
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Involve : ENTAIL
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South of South America : SUR
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Help the dishwasher, perhaps : WIPE
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In a precise manner : NEATLY
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It's directly below V-B-N-M : SPACEBAR
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Turn in many a children's game : SPIN
21
Relative of a raccoon : COATI
22
Bark beetle's habitat : ELM
23
Highway safety marker : TRAFFICCONE
27
Caballer's need : PLAN
28
No ___ sight : ENDIN
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Away from home : OUT
35
Unwelcome financial exams : AUDITS
39
French river or department : ORNE
40
Punch in the mouth, slangily : KNUCKLESANDWICH
43
Westernmost of the Aleutians : ATTU
44
Alice's best friend on "The Honeymooners" : TRIXIE
45
Honor society letter : PHI
46
"___ never believe this!" : YOULL
48
"___ first you don't succeed ..." : IFAT
50
Homecoming display : PARADEFLOAT
56
Pompous fool : ASS
59
Cut down : HEWED
60
Cuts down : MOWS
62
Cold treat that can precede the last word of 18-, 23-, 40- or 50-Across : ICECREAM
64
Menu selection : ENTREE
66
Not dry : DAMP
67
Full house sign : SRO
68
Pig, when rummaging for truffles : ROOTER
69
Diva's delivery : ARIA
70
Newspaper staffers, in brief : EDS
71
Fleet of warships : ARMADA
Down
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Rooms with recliners : DENS
2
All thumbs : INEPT
3
Flight segment : STAIR
4
Forty winks : CATNAP
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Olive product : OIL
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Tricky : SLY
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Part of P.G.A.: Abbr. : ASSOC
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Rapper ___ Shakur : TUPAC
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Sister of Clio : ERATO
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Feeling when you're 10-Across : AWE
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Taunt : GIBE
12
Birthstone for most Libras : OPAL
13
Start, as of an idea : GERM
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French filmdom : CINE
21
Remnant of a burned coal : CINDER
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Verbal brickbats : FLAK
25
Tennis "misstep" : FAULT
26
Plenty, to a poet : ENOW
29
Icicle feature : DRIP
30
Narrow winning margin : INCH
31
Classic soda pop : NEHI
32
Give the go-ahead : OKAY
33
"Do ___ others ..." : UNTO
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South African Peace Nobelist, 1984 : TUTU
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"It ___" (reply to "Who's there?") : ISI
37
Prepared for takeoff : TAXIED
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[Well, see if I care!] : SNIFF
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Late actor Robert of "I Spy" : CULP
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Give out cards : DEAL
47
Bert of "The Wizard of Oz" : LAHR
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Indian percussion : TOMTOM
51
Witherspoon of "Legally Blonde" : REESE
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Cy Young, e.g. : AWARD
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Visual sales pitches : DEMOS
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Line from the heart : AORTA
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Tammany Hall "boss" : TWEED
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Elton John/Tim Rice musical : AIDA
57
Mark for life : SCAR
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Place for a cab : SEMI
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It's repeated after "Que" in song : SERA
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Tax preparer, for short : CPA
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Diamond stat : ERA
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Neither's partner : NOR

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later.

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