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New York Times, Tuesday, May 27, 2008

52-Down : Reason to be barred from a bar ... or the theme of this puzzle

Author:
Adam G. Perl
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {GJKQXZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. Perl.
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© 2008, The New York Times5/27/08 ( No. 21,385 )
Across
1
"Fall" guy : ADAM
5
Three, it's said : CROWD
10
Saks sack, say : TOTE
14
Fries or slaw : SIDE
15
Slot machine fruit : LEMON
16
Enterprise alternative : AVIS
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E.S.L. class, perhaps? : SCENEOFANACCENT
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Our base system : TEN
21
Word before fee or group : USER
22
Main line : AORTA
23
Harris's ___ Rabbit : BRER
24
It'll curl your hair : PERM
26
They're not original : REPROS
29
Save for a rainy day : SALTAWAY
33
Diva's delivery : ARIA
34
With 44-Down, "Wuthering Heights" actress : MERLE
35
Title role for Will Smith : ALI
36
Seedy hangout across the Atlantic? : CONTINENTALDIVE
40
Web address ending : EDU
41
Down-and-out : NEEDY
42
Demon's doing : EVIL
43
Bank receipts : DEPOSITS
45
Go to bat for : DEFEND
47
Makes verboten : BANS
48
Depend : RELY
49
Primp : PREEN
52
Supreme Court count : NINE
53
Everyday article : THE
56
Hip-hop critics? : RAPRESPONSETEAM
60
Cookie with its name on it : OREO
61
Get off one's behind : ARISE
62
Et ___ : ALII
63
Hammer part : PEEN
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Meal with readings : SEDER
65
1995 Physics Nobelist Martin L. ___ : PERL
Down
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Part of T.A.: Abbr. : ASST
2
Parcheesi pair : DICE
3
Mideast's Gulf of ___ : ADEN
4
Loo sign : MEN
5
Winds up : CLOSES
6
Direct, as for info : REFER
7
Actor Epps : OMAR
8
Took all the marbles : WON
9
Double-helix material : DNA
10
Puget Sound city : TACOMA
11
Frequent word from ham operators : OVER
12
TV control : TINT
13
"Cómo ___ usted?" : ESTA
18
Lira's replacement : EURO
19
OPEC, e.g. : CARTEL
23
Kid you might feel like smacking : BRAT
24
Kegger, e.g. : PARTY
25
First name in scat : ELLA
26
Did a 10K, e.g. : RACED
27
Eat away : ERODE
28
Locker photo, maybe : PINUP
29
Thrills : SENDS
30
Give up : WAIVE
31
Chipmunk of pop music : ALVIN
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Give up : YIELD
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Track team schedule : MEETS
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Out of one's mind : INSANE
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Ja's opposite : NEIN
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Go against : DEFY
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See 34-Across : OBERON
45
Less astute : DENSER
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Gen. Robt. ___ : ELEE
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Shampoo bottle instruction : RINSE
49
Telephone on a stage, e.g. : PROP
50
Pink inside : RARE
51
Blunted blade : EPEE
52
Reason to be barred from a bar ... or the theme of this puzzle : NOID
53
Start to communicate? : TELE
54
"Aquarius" musical : HAIR
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Disney's "___ and the Detectives" : EMIL
57
Carrier to Bergen : SAS
58
Opposite of post- : PRE
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Bill (Bojangles) Robinson's forte : TAP

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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