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New York Times, Monday, May 28, 2007

Game suggested by the first words of 17-, 25- and 42-Across

Author:
John Underwood
Editor:
Will Shortz
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John Underwood

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Underwood. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York Times5/28/07 ( No. 21,020 )
Across
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Penny-pinch : SKIMP
6
Woes : ILLS
10
Oats, to Trigger : FEED
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"Deck the Halls," e.g. : CAROL
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Belle's gent : BEAU
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Auto shaft : AXLE
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Sex appeal : ANIMALMAGNETISM
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___ judicata : RES
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Vintner's container : CASK
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Some coffee orders : LATTES
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Amateur radioer : HAM
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Initiation, e.g. : RITE
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Where to grow carrots and spinach : VEGETABLEGARDEN
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Lycée, par exemple : ECOLE
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Two cubed : EIGHT
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Tool that's swung : AXE
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It's typical : NORM
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Anchor hoister : DAVIT
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Scratch on a gem, e.g. : FLAW
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Bullring cheer : OLE
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"Don't let these guys escape!" : GETEM
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Flinch or blink, say : REACT
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Places to find some gems : MINERALDEPOSITS
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"___ in China" : MADE
46
D-Day craft: Abbr. : LST
47
Briny : SALINE
50
With 52-Across, Thomas Gainsborough portrait, with "The" : BLUE
52
See 50-Across : BOY
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Game suggested by the first words of 17-, 25- and 42-Across : TWENTYQUESTIONS
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Super-duper : AONE
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Continental coin : EURO
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Go over, as lines : TRACE
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Latch (onto) : GLOM
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Aries or Libra : SIGN
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Flower with rays : ASTER
Down
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Memento of a knife fight : SCAR
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"Citizen ___" : KANE
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Rainbow goddess : IRIS
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Soccer ___ : MOM
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Appease : PLACATE
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Some early PCs : IBMS
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Unauthorized disclosure : LEAK
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Not keep up : LAG
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Source of vitamin D : SUNLIGHT
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Not so slim : FATTER
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Sartre's "No ___" : EXIT
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If not : ELSE
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Clinton followers, for short : DEMS
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See 30-Down : LAMA
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Really bug : EATAT
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Place for a captain : HELM
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Government in power : REGIME
25
What a fang ejects : VENOM
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Worrisome food contamination : ECOLI
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Charles who wrote "Winning Bridge Made Easy" : GOREN
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John, Paul, George or Ringo : BEATLE
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Resided : LIVED
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With 18-Down, Tibetan V.I.P. : DALAI
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Meticulous : EXACT
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Brilliantly colored salamanders : NEWTS
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Sharpshooters : DEADEYES
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Suffix with gab or song : FEST
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Research money : GRANT
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___ Stone (hieroglyphic key) : ROSETTA
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Rapper a k a Slim Shady : EMINEM
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+ : PLUS
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Men-only : STAG
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Way off base? : AWOL
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Jay who does "Jaywalking" : LENO
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One-horse town : BURG
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Ponce de ___ : LEON
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Ferry or dinghy : BOAT
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Back then : ONCE
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Nieuwpoort's river : YSER
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On the ___ vive : QUI
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Form 1040 org. : IRS

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later.

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