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New York Times, Tuesday, May 12, 2009

45-Across : "Oust from practice, then interrogate"

Author:
Wayne and P. K. King
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQWXZ} Spans: 2 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. King. This is the debut puzzle for Ms. King. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York Times5/12/09 ( No. 21,735 )
Across
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Get some sun : TAN
4
Blow one's stack : ERUPT
9
Kid-lit pachyderm : BABAR
14
Naked ___ jaybird : ASA
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Sine, cosine or tangent : RATIO
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Tourist mecca off the coast of Venezuela : ARUBA
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"Beat swords into plowshares" : DISARMANDHAMMER
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Way off : AFAR
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Parasol's offering : SHADE
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Cathedral area : APSE
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Grazed, say : ATE
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Silver of the silver screen : RON
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"Ignore the red, white and blue" : DISMISSAMERICA
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Marx Brothers-like : ANTIC
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Meat favored by Sarah Palin : MOOSE
37
With 44-Across, a traditional Catholic prayer : AVE
39
Ring decisions, for short : TKOS
40
Chuck who sang "Maybellene" : BERRY
41
Petty quarrel : SPAT
42
Moray, for one : EEL
43
"Peachy keen!" : NEATO
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See 37-Across : MARIA
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"Oust from practice, then interrogate" : DISBARANDGRILL
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Take steps : ACT
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The "A" in MoMA : ART
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Shi'ite leader : IMAM
53
Typical John Wayne film : OATER
57
Stir up : RILE
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"Scatter while fleeing" : DISBANDONTHERUN
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Neptune's realm : OCEAN
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Word before city or tube : INNER
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Etiquette guru Vanderbilt : AMY
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Smallest possible : LEAST
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Has to have : NEEDS
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Masseur's place : SPA
Down
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Bit of verbal trumpeting : TADA
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"A likely story" : ASIF
3
Shuttle org. : NASA
4
Pull a boner : ERR
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Any of several Egyptian kings : RAMSES
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Six-sided state : UTAH
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___ colada : PINA
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Rocker Rundgren : TODD
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Ovine sound : BAA
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Giorgio of fashion : ARMANI
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Fist ___ (modern greeting) : BUMP
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Lincoln and others : ABES
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Like proverbial hen's teeth : RARE
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A Musketeer : ARAMIS
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Rejection of church dogma : HERESY
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Behavioral quirk : TIC
26
Rich rock : ORE
27
Palm fruit : DATE
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Put one's John Hancock on : INKED
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Vodka brand, informally : STOLI
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Makeup mishap : SMEAR
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Main artery : AORTA
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Mental midget : MORON
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Blue Grotto's isle : CAPRI
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To no ___ : AVAIL
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List-ending abbr. : ETAL
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Bang, as a drum : BEATON
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"No Exit" dramatist : SARTRE
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"30 Rock" network : NBC
44
Dugout V.I.P.: Abbr. : MGR
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Rio dances : SAMBAS
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Moved like a hummingbird : DARTED
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Miley Cyrus, to teens : IDOL
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Owls' prey : MICE
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Where pirates go : ASEA
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Score after deuce : ADIN
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Mute, with "down" : TONE
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Feminine suffix : ENNE
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Portfolio holdings, briefly : IRAS
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Sugar unit : LUMP
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One-named New Age singer : ENYA
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Tiny colonist : ANT
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Four-baggers: Abbr. : HRS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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