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New York Times, Wednesday, May 9, 2012

49-Down : Home to nearly 600 miles of the Alaska Highway

Author:
Eshan Mitra
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Mitra. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York Times5/9/12 ( No. 22,828 )

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Townsman in "Fiddler on the Roof" : RABBI
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Agenda item : TASK
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Does laps, maybe : JOGS
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Quarter Pounder topper : ONION
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City founded by King Harald III : OSLO
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Per : APOP
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What company bosses do for employees? : SETTHEPAYS
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What comes as a relief?: Abbr. : FEMA
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Wonder : AWE
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Hexagonal state : UTAH
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Trimmed : PARED
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Best meal of a cow's life? : AMAZINGGRAZE
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Fox or ox : MAMMAL
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Flatow of NPR : IRA
30
___-American : ASIAN
31
Star followers : MAGI
33
With 56-Across, a Monopoly order : GOTO
37
Having a successful theater career? : INTHERIGHTPLAYS
40
Christmas : NOEL
41
Virginie, par exemple : ETAT
42
Like the décor in '50s-themed diners : RETRO
43
Suffix with personal : IZE
44
Has a hunch : SENSES
45
Guantánamo and others? : MILITARYBAYS
51
Build up : AMASS
52
Hindi relative : URDU
53
Center of a Trivial Pursuit board : HUB
56
See 33-Across : JAIL
57
The second round of betting, for one? : POKERPHASE
60
Common enemy in Dungeons & Dragons : OGRE
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Declare : AVOW
62
Went like molasses : OOZED
63
Great American Ball Park team : REDS
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Pink-slips : CANS
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Requires : NEEDS
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Parks in Alabama : ROSA
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Once more : ANEW
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Fisher's wish : BITE
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Autonomous computer program : BOT
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Barbaric : INHUMANE
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Birthstone for most Scorpios : TOPAZ
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Japanese beer brand : ASAHI
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Tricky : SLY
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Stats in Street Fighter : KOS
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"Aladdin" villain : JAFAR
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Strauss's "Die Fledermaus," for one : OPERA
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Mr. Addams of "The Addams Family" : GOMEZ
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Garden tool : SPADE
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Citation abbreviation : ETAL
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Green org.? : PGA
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Menotti title character : AMAHL
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Comment to one who's retiring, informally : NIGHT
25
Sandpaper surface : GRIT
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Alternative name for 1st Street, often : MAIN
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___ other (uniquely) : ASNO
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Itty-bitty biter : MITE
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Kind of saw : MITER
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___ Khan : AGA
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Streams often run through them : GLENS
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Cereal staple : OATS
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Phoenician port : TYRE
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Bears, in Bolivia : OSOS
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Iran's ___ Shah Pahlavi : REZA
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Hunt for, as game : PREYUPON
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"___ party time!" : ITS
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Baghdad's ___ City : SADR
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Big-time : MAJOR
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JPEG, e.g. : IMAGE
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Scottish landowner : LAIRD
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Kauai and others : ISLES
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Home to nearly 600 miles of the Alaska Highway : YUKON
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Makes, as beer : BREWS
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Smog : HAZE
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Not mint : USED
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Some are kings and queens : BEDS
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___-Man : PAC
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Czech surname suffix : OVA
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Garden tool : HOE

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