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New York Times, Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Shelf prop ... or a hint to both parts of the answers to the six starred clues

Author:
James Tuttle
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Tuttle. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
James Tuttle notes:
This puzzle was among my first ever constructed, back in 2010. Its first iteration included BANKNOTE, FIELDWORK, and OVERHAND among ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
"Both words can follow X" type theme today. Impressive that James manages to fit seven themers into one grid. For a theme type that's ... read more
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© 2014, The New York Times5/27/14 ( No. 23,576 )
Across
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Centers : HUBS
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Greetings from Oahu : ALOHAS
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Carrier in the Star Alliance : SAS
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Amo, amas, ___ ... : AMAT
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Actor Radcliffe : DANIEL
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The Cowboys of the Big 12 Conf. : OSU
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Kemo ___ : SABE
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*Like software that can be freely used and altered : OPENSOURCE
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One with whom your safe is not safe : YEGG
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Veiled vow? : IDO
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Wineglass feature : STEM
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Walk about : AMBLE
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*Samsung or LG product : FLIPPHONE
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Aleve alternative : TYLENOL
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Flew the coop : LEFT
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Museum docent's offering : TOUR
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F.B.I. file, e.g. : DOSSIER
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Prez on a fiver : ABE
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Shelf prop ... or a hint to both parts of the answers to the six starred clues : BOOKEND
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___-toothed : GAP
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More cheerful around the holidays, say : MERRIER
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Ask, as a question : POSE
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Bog fuel : PEAT
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Tiger's home : DETROIT
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*Tournament competition : MATCHPLAY
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Fanta and Sprite : SODAS
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One of a pair in a fast-food logo : ARCH
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Suffix with bass : OON
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Nimble : SPRY
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*Class assignments : SCHOOLWORK
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Many, many moons : AEON
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Go out with : SEE
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Cinco de Mayo celebration : FIESTA
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Get under control : TAME
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Windy City transports : ELS
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"Bambi" setting : FOREST
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Start of a conclusion : ERGO
Down
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Owns : HAS
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Thurman of "Kill Bill" : UMA
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*Like many a heartthrob's eyes : BABYBLUE
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Pittsburgh pro : STEELER
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Sick as ___ : ADOG
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Drink like 5-Down : LAP
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Baseball great Buck : ONEIL
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Language that gave us "guru" and "pundit" : HINDI
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"The Tortoise and the Hare" storyteller : AESOP
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___-mo : SLO
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A bit : SORTOF
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Mountain climber's climb : ASCENT
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"Guys and Dolls" song whose title follows "Call a lawyer and ..." : SUEME
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One who walks down the aisle : USHER
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Brig. ___ : GEN
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Lead-in to girl : ATTA
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Rebuke to an eavesdropper, for short : MYOB
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Speed away, with "it" : FLOOR
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Made a case : PLED
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Skunk's defense : ODOR
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Word with bunny or bum : SKI
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Run-down : SEEDY
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About : INRE
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"Little Women" woman : BETH
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*Company whose logo includes the winged foot of Mercury : GOODYEAR
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Home to the Himalayas : ASIA
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Strokes ... or ones getting stroked : PETS
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Full of swagger, say : MACHO
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Divide appropriately : PRORATE
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Mail carrier's charge : PARCEL
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Makes a lasting impression? : ETCHES
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Dosage amt. : TSP
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Shot for those who have mastered English? : MASSE
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Vaccine target : POLIO
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Let down : LOWER
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Win by ___ : ANOSE
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32-card game : SKAT
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On leave : OFF
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Some football linemen: Abbr. : RTS
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"Wow!," in textspeak : OMG
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Prefix with colonial : NEO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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