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New York Times, Thursday, May 26, 2005

With 27-, 39-, 46- and 62-Across, a brain teaser, whose answer appears in the circled squares

Author:
David J. Kahn
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 111 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York Times5/26/05 ( No. 20,288 )
Across
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Letter in radio communications : ALFA
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"I finally finished!" : THERE
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Have ___ in one's bonnet : ABEE
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Gun man : COLT
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Hoist again, as a sail : RERIG
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Darling dog : NANA
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With 27-, 39-, 46- and 62-Across, a brain teaser, whose answer appears in the circled squares : TWORHYMINGWORDS
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Dark brown : SEPIA
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It may come out of left field : PEG
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___ fit : HISSY
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Game with 108 cards : UNO
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Informed of : UPON
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See 17-Across : FROMANIMPORTANT
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Fight stopper, at times : REF
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Mayo is part of it : ANO
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Loose overcoat : ULSTER
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One may be rolled : OAT
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See 17-Across : ADDRESS
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Long ___ : AGO
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Outline : SCHEMA
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Flier to Copenhagen : SAS
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Like Lincoln: Abbr. : REP
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See 17-Across : THELARGERISFIVE
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Former Israeli president Weizman : EZER
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Once known as : NEE
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Oil source : OLIVE
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Lincoln, to friends : ABE
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Cousin of a guanaco : LLAMA
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See 17-Across : TIMESTHESMALLER
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Destructive 2004 hurricane : IVAN
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Put up : RAISE
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Shangri-la : EDEN
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Jiffs : SECS
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"Are too!" response : AMNOT
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Leaf collector : RAKE
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Isn't passive : ACTS
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Emmy nominee for "The West Wing" : LOWE
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Lead balloon : FLOP
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Indoor plant site : ATRIUM
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Tackle : TRY
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Drug source : HEMP
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___ Canal : ERIE
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Handle at the cash register : RINGUP
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___ roll : EGG
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Chooses formally : ANOINTS
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Musical units : BARS
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Peters out : ENDS
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"No problem" : EASY
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Mandlikova of tennis : HANA
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Coillike shapes : WHORLS
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Why a risk may be taken : ONADARE
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Nicolas ___, 17th-century French Classical painter : POUSSIN
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Fall coat : FROST
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Boxer's asset : REACH
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" … that government ___ people …" : OFTHE
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Neighbor of Ky. : IND
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Code name : MORSE
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Company that once employed Steve Jobs : ATARI
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Israeli place name that means "south" : NEGEV
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Metaphor, literarily : TROPE
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Blows away : AMAZES
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___ canal : EAR
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High rolls : ELEVENS
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Semisweet cracker : GRAHAM
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Ward on the set : SELA
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Guy : FELLER
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Singer Redding : OTIS
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Not filmed : LIVE
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Apple best seller : IMAC
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60's protest : BEIN
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Petrol brand : ESSO
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"Same Time, Next Year" star : ALDA
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Wimpish : MEEK
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"Rosamund" composer : ARNE
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Sung syllable : TRA
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Nolan Ryan, e.g., when he started in the Major Leagues : MET

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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