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New York Times, Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Who, What and I Don't Know, in Abbott and Costello's "Who's on First?" routine

Author:
John Lieb
Editor:
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJKQX} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Lieb.
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© 2013, The New York Times5/14/13 ( No. 23,198 )
Across
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Locales for "Ocean's Eleven" and several Bond films : CASINOS
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Beirut's land : LEBANON
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Thousands of fans might do it : THEWAVE
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Japanese art form : ORIGAMI
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Unwrap in a hurry : RIPOPEN
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Who, What and I Don't Know, in Abbott and Costello's "Who's on First?" routine : BASEMEN
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Neither's partner : NOR
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Abnormal part of Voldemort's visage : NOSE
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Concern of Freud : EGO
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Layer of the earth between the crust and the core : MANTLE
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"Just ___!" ("Be right there!") : ASEC
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Marx's "___ Kapital" : DAS
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Hotel amenity often near the elevator : ICE
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Make, as an income : EARN
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Sun : STAR
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Hawaiian garland : LEI
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Suffix with neur- : OTIC
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Destruction : LOSS
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Talk show host DeGeneres : ELLEN
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Olive ___ (Popeye's gal) : OYL
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Pool measurement : DEPTH
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X-ray units : RADS
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Refuse : DENY
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Golf standard : PAR
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13-digit library info : ISBN
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Horse color : ROAN
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Day before : EVE
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Civil War side: Abbr. : CSA
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Sushi ingredient : RICE
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Sealed, as a driveway : TARRED
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Thanksgiving staple : YAM
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"Don't have ___, man!" : ACOW
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Thurman of "Pulp Fiction" : UMA
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Napped : SNOOZED
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Grand Canyon locale : ARIZONA
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A lifeguard's whistle might create one : TANLINE
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Alternative to a forward pass : LATERAL
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Cowboy seats : SADDLES
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Pinto and Flounder, in "Animal House" : PLEDGES
Down
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Middle: Abbr. : CTR
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Yellowfin tuna : AHI
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Aug. follower : SEP
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"You can't make me!" : IWONT
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With 41-Down, title teen in a 2004 indie hit : NAPOLEON
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Pig out : OVEREAT
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Capitol Hill V.I.P.: Abbr. : SEN
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University of New Mexico team : LOBOS
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Wipes off : ERASES
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Cut in half : BISECT
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Ripen : AGE
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Status-seeking sort ... or a solver of this puzzle, initially? : NAMEDROPPER
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Last Greek letter : OMEGA
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Boys, in Bogot√° : NINOS
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Amateur detective in 1967's "The Clue in the Crossword Cipher" : NANCYDREW
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Roger Bannister, notably : MILER
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Amtrak high-speed train : ACELA
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"Song Sung Blue" singer : NEILDIAMOND
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1983 Duran Duran hit : RIO
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Ginger ___ : ALE
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Ward (off) : STAVE
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Destroy, as documents : SHRED
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Suffix with shepherd : ESS
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Virgo preceder : LEO
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See 5-Down : DYNAMITE
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Undyed : NATURAL
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South America's largest country : BRAZIL
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Christianity's ___ Creed : NICENE
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Anatomical sacs : CYSTS
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Yemen's capital : SANAA
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Secret writings : CODES
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Demolished : RAZED
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Antiquated : OLD
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Austrian peak : ALP
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Alternative to .com : ORG
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Scottish denial : NAE
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Franken and Gore : ALS

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