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New York Times, Tuesday, May 3, 2005

With 41-Across, question associated with the last words of 17-, 26-, 55- and  64-Across

Author:
Gary Steinmehl
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Gary Steinmehl

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 35 Missing: {JQVZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Steinmehl. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York Times5/3/05 ( No. 20,265 )

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Across
1
Waikiki greeting : ALOHA
6
Speed demon : RACER
11
Charlie Chaplin's brother : SYD
14
Léhar's "The Merry ___" : WIDOW
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Dog on "Frasier" : EDDIE
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Weeding tool : HOE
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Do embroidery : NEEDLEPOINT
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River curve : ESS
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Electees : INS
21
Cry repeated in aerobics class : STEP
22
___-ski : APRES
24
Bloodhound feature : NOSE
26
Old TV show that featured "bachelorettes," with "The" : DATINGGAME
29
Understand : GRASP
31
Carson's successor : LENO
32
Rouse : STIR
33
Newborn Newfoundland : PUP
35
E.P.A. subj. : ECOL
37
Giant Mel : OTT
38
With 41-Across, question associated with the last words of 17-, 26-, 55- and  64-Across : TENNIS
41
See 38-Across : ANYONE
43
ID information : SEX
44
Stuffed shell : TACO
46
Stately tree : ELM
47
Dad : PAPA
49
Catches : NABS
51
Duck down : EIDER
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Classic toy for budding engineers : ERECTORSET
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Fare carrier : TAXI
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About : CIRCA
60
Golfer's vehicle : CART
62
Wood finish ingredient : LAC
63
Bank book abbr. : INT
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It can't light just anywhere : SAFETYMATCH
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Part of NATO: Abbr. : ATL
69
Movie star Kevin : KLINE
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Play to the back row and then some : EMOTE
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Myrna of the movies : LOY
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Deep-___ (threw away) : SIXED
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Spanish girls : NINAS
Down
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Shade maker : AWNING
2
Legal claim holder : LIENOR
3
Black Sea resort : ODESSA
4
Mason's need : HOD
5
Cobblers' tools : AWLS
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The 21st Amendment, e.g. : REPEAL
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One taken under another's wing : ADOPTEE
8
Roman 401 : CDI
9
German one : EIN
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Put a new price on : RETAG
11
Popular hotel chain : SHERATON
12
California hikers' mecca : YOSEMITE
13
A sweet finish : DESSERT
18
Airport schedule abbr. : ETD
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Some movie ratings : PGS
25
Cable channel owned by ABC : ESPN
27
Ancient Peruvian : INCA
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Not a soul : NOONE
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Fourth down option : PUNT
34
Grand or baby grand : PIANO
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Grammy winner Lovett : LYLE
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Viciously attack : TEARINTO
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In a proficient manner : EXPERTLY
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Identifying mark : SCAR
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Pass over : OMIT
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One-time TV showing : SPECIAL
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Bawdy : OBSCENE
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N.C. State grp. : ACC
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No longer standing : SEATED
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007 player : DALTON
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Two-horse bet : EXACTA
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Wealth : RICHES
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Work assignments : TASKS
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Attempt : TRY
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Some govt. agents : TMEN
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Will Smith title role : ALI
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Pickle : FIX
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Overseas friend : AMI

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