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New York Times, Monday, May 27, 2013

Blackjack player's option ... or a description of the answers to the starred clues?

Author:
Doug Peterson
Editor:
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 37 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 30 for Mr. Peterson. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2013, The New York Times5/27/13 ( No. 23,211 )
Across
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Accomplished : DID
4
Greeted at the door : SAWIN
9
Davis of "A League of Their Own" : GEENA
14
Academic e-mail address ender : EDU
15
Speak grandly : ORATE
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Director Welles : ORSON
17
Score between birdie and bogey : PAR
18
Neat in appearance : WELLGROOMED
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"Nothing left to say" : THATSALL
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1950s Ford failures : EDSELS
23
Sharpen : HONE
24
Glum : SAD
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"In case it's of interest ...," on a memo : FYI
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Tierra ___ Fuego : DEL
28
Pan in Chinese cookery : WOK
30
"Waiting for ___" : GODOT
34
Air conditioner meas. : BTU
36
"The Tears ___ Clown" : OFA
38
Modern film genre with dark themes : NEONOIR
40
Crew team implement : OAR
41
Clickable address, for short : URL
42
Monterrey gold : ORO
43
Suffix with glob : ULE
44
Three-dimensional : SPATIAL
46
One a woman can't trust : CAD
47
"I'm gone" : BYE
48
Enthusiastic kids' plea : CANWE
49
Seek, as permission : ASK
51
Oscar winner Brynner : YUL
53
Stately 33-Down : ELM
55
Letters before an alias : AKA
57
Make over : REDO
60
Small stock purchase : ODDLOT
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Like a weedy garden : UNTENDED
65
Just going through the motions : PERFUNCTORY
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Spanish "huzzah!" : OLE
68
Prized violin : AMATI
69
Signal again, as an actor : RECUE
70
First of the five W's : WHO
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Gracefully limber : LITHE
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Expressed one's disapproval : TSKED
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Writer Anaïs : NIN
Down
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Swimming pool statistic : DEPTH
2
Boise's state : IDAHO
3
*Band with the 1983 hit "Hungry Like the Wolf" : DURANDURAN
4
Piglets' mothers : SOWS
5
Expanses : AREAS
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*Washington city near the Oregon border : WALLAWALLA
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"That's adequate" : ITLLDO
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Below zero: Abbr. : NEG
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*Affectedly virtuous : GOODYGOODY
10
Soil problem : EROSION
11
Salinger title girl : ESME
12
Christmas song : NOEL
13
No ifs, ___ or buts : ANDS
19
Wrestling official, briefly : REF
21
Buttonless shirt, informally : TEE
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*Hit song for the Kingsmen with famously unintelligible lyrics : LOUIELOUIE
29
*Joke starter : KNOCKKNOCK
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Blackjack player's option ... or a description of the answers to the starred clues? : DOUBLEDOWN
32
Slick : OILY
33
See 53-Across : TREE
34
Pear variety : BOSC
35
Finger food at a fiesta : TAPA
37
Monk's title : FRA
39
The Roaring Twenties, e.g. : ERA
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Last of a dozen : TWELFTH
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Fries lightly : SAUTES
52
Spigoted vessel : URN
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Any of the Andes: Abbr. : MTN
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"Based on ___ story" : ATRUE
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Metropolitan region that includes India's capital : DELHI
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Old-time music hall : ODEON
60
Translucent gem : OPAL
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Actress Moore of "G.I. Jane" : DEMI
62
G-rated oath : DRAT
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Looked at carefully : EYED
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Obsolescent PC monitor type : CRT

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

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