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New York Times, Thursday, May 6, 2010

36-Down : Municipal pol.

Author:
Dan Naddor
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Naddor. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York Times5/6/10 ( No. 22,094 )
Across
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___City (computer game) : SIM
4
Columbia org. : NASA
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N'awlins sandwiches : POBOYS
14
Cable channel : TNT
15
Actor Omar of "House" : EPPS
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Surfing site : THENET
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Suffix with robot : ICS
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Barbecue comfortably? : GRILLATEASE
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"Are your Southern breakfast vittles satisfactory?" : GRITSOKAY
22
Victorious : ONTOP
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When doubled, a #3 hit of 1968 or a #1 hit of 1987 : MONY
24
Nonmigratory goose : NENE
25
Some TV drama settings : ERS
26
Anticipates : AWAITS
28
Jeans brand : GITANO
31
Actress Merrill : DINA
32
Marvelous golf club? : GRANDIRON
35
Purple outfit? : GRAPESUIT
37
Rules regarding tile setting? : GROUTLAWS
40
Wild ___ : OATS
43
Won handily : ROMPED
44
"Little" title figure in a Beach Boys hit : STNICK
46
Enzyme suffix : ASE
47
Stag : MALE
50
"___ Jury" : ITHE
51
Silents star Nita : NALDI
54
Big black bird? : GREATCROW
56
Passenger gorging on fried chicken and potato chips? : GREASYRIDER
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Grossglockner, for one : ALP
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"Take your pick" : EITHER
60
Pulitzer winner James : AGEE
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___ chi : TAI
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Family of George's fiancée on "Seinfeld" : ROSSES
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Narcissist's love : SELF
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Preposition before now : ERE
Down
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Hester Prynne's "A," e.g. : STIGMA
2
Clique : INCROWD
3
Name of many hospitals and cemeteries : MTSINAI
4
Darkroom production, for short : NEGS
5
They come with strings attached : APRONS
6
Lace : SPIKE
7
Lion of Narnia : ASLAN
8
Org. that usually has a fall start-up meeting : PTA
9
"___ be in England": Browning : OHTO
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Lived : BEEN
11
Carousing : ONATEAR
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"Don't evade the question!" : YESORNO
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Hamlet, to Claudius : STEPSON
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A corrosive : LYE
21
Snarling : TYINGUP
27
Pâtisserie offering : TARTE
28
Animal with a silent head? : GNU
29
Numbskull : IDIOT
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It went down in history : TITANIC
32
3.0, e.g. : GPA
33
Opposite of FF : REW
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Numbskull : ASS
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Municipal pol. : ALD
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19th-century farmer : GRANGER
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Karen's maid on "Will & Grace" : ROSARIO
39
Egg foo yung dishes, basically : OMELETS
41
Measure the strength of, in a way : TITRATE
42
Book burrower : SCHOLAR
44
Sushi offering : SEAEEL
45
Kind of doll : KEWPIE
47
Restaurant V.I.P.: Abbr. : MGR
48
Met expectations? : ARIAS
49
Shelf : LEDGE
52
Morse bits : DAHS
53
"Gotcha" : ISEE
55
Not kosher : TREF
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Sentence units: Abbr. : YRS

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle.

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