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New York Times, Monday, May 12, 2008

Youth groups ... with a hint to 17-, 28- and 44-Across

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

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQVXZ} This is puzzle # 63 for Mr. Hartman.
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© 2008, The New York Times5/12/08 ( No. 21,370 )
Across
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Exiled Ugandan Idi ___ : AMIN
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Home of the N.F.L.'s Buccaneers : TAMPA
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Nile reptiles : ASPS
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"This ___ be!" : CANT
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Criminal's "a k a" name : ALIAS
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Post-Christmas store event : SALE
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Anglican body : HIGHCHURCH
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"Wheel of Fortune" action : SPIN
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Former Roxy Music member Brian : ENO
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Point a gun : AIM
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Hornswoggled : DUPED
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Discover : DETECT
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Oration : SPEECH
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Question when you can't tell two things apart : WHICHISWHICH
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Number of Little Pigs : THREE
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Egg layers : HENS
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Kanga's kid in "Winnie-the-Pooh" : ROO
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Shot in the arm : BOOST
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Duracell size : AAA
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Like a score of 10 of a possible 10 : IDEAL
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Attys.' org. : ABA
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Baseball glove : MITT
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Not just mean : NASTY
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Jewish high holy day : ROSHHASHANAH
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Top secret? : TOUPEE
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The "I" of Canada's P.E.I. : ISLAND
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Shady spot : ARBOR
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Excellent service? : ACE
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Whisper sweet nothings : COO
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Profound : DEEP
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Youth groups ... with a hint to 17-, 28- and 44-Across : FOURHCLUBS
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Autobahn auto : OPEL
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Chili con ___ : CARNE
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Suit to ___ : ATEE
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Seat for two or more : SOFA
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Has a bawl : CRIES
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Salon applications : GELS
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Needed a chiropractor, say : ACHED
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The Pine Tree State : MAINE
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Gold brick : INGOT
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To the ___ degree : NTH
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South Seas getaway : TAHITI
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Homecoming attendee, for short : ALUM
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Old space station : MIR
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___-10 Conference : PAC
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Louisville Slugger wood : ASH
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Per se : ASSUCH
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September birthstones : SAPPHIRES
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Ballet bend : PLIE
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E-mail command : SEND
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Sign of prestige : CACHET
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Morning moisture : DEW
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Flock females : EWES
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Put away, as a sword : SHEATHE
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Something beaten at a party in Mexico : PINATA
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Letter before tee : ESS
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___ longue : CHAISE
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Jacket : COAT
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Fit to be a saint : HOLY
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Skiers' lift : TBAR
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Tramp : HOBO
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Entree carved by a chef : ROASTBEEF
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"I'll be right there!" : INASEC
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Roald who wrote "James and the Giant Peach" : DAHL
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Treasure seeker's aid : MAP
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Fanfare : HOOPLA
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"Ben-___" : HUR
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Specialized markets : NICHES
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Less than 90 degrees : ACUTE
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Prestigious prize awarded every December : NOBEL
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Prescribed amounts : DOSES
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Commotions : ADOS
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Seized vehicle : REPO
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"Rule, Britannia" composer : ARNE
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Agcy. that can fine TV stations : FCC
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Crew's control? : OAR
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Geller with a psychic act : URI
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Fall behind : LAG

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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