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New York Times, Monday, June 14, 2010

Traveler's option ... or what you won't get on a 17-, 27- or 48-Across?

Author:
Mark Feldman
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Feldman. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York Times6/14/10 ( No. 22,133 )
Across
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The Crimson Tide, informally : BAMA
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Swiss peaks : ALPS
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Rand McNally product : ATLAS
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Author Haley of "Roots" fame : ALEX
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"___ Caesar!" : HAIL
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Result of an armistice : PEACE
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1980s TV series starring Michael Landon : HIGHWAYTOHEAVEN
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Confused : ATSEA
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Fill to excess : SATE
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Sail holder : MAST
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A sharpshooter needs a good one : AIM
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Golf pro Ernie : ELS
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2002 Tom Hanks/Paul Newman film : ROADTOPERDITION
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Easter roast : HAM
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Actress Sorvino : MIRA
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Organization for geniuses : MENSA
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Japanese port : OTARU
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Catch red-handed : NAB
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Cranium contents : BRAIN
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Parking space adjunct : METER
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Elevator inventor Elisha : OTIS
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Big Japanese computer maker: Abbr. : NEC
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Onetime Alaska boondoggle : BRIDGETONOWHERE
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One in a blue state majority: Abbr. : DEM
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A pair : TWO
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Yard entrance : GATE
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Time of danger for Caesar : IDES
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Occupied, as a lavatory : INUSE
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Traveler's option ... or what you won't get on a 17-, 27- or 48-Across? : ROUNDTRIPTICKET
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Near the center : INNER
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Burden : ONUS
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Rough-___ (not smoothly finished) : HEWN
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Impoverished : NEEDY
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Reserved parking space for an exec, maybe : PERK
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Bones, anatomically : OSSA
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___ Men ("Who Let the Dogs Out" group) : BAHA
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Touched down : ALIT
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Computer capacity, in brief : MEGS
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Cutting part of a lumberjack's tool : AXHEAD
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Idea person's exclamation : AHA
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Puts down : LAYS
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___ bread : PITA
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One-armed bandit : SLOT
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Animal that beats its chest : APE
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Professional truck driver : TEAMSTER
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Volcano's output : LAVA
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King beaters : ACES
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Already in the mail : SENT
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Word repeated before "Don't Tell Me!" : WAIT
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Obey : HEED
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Pop's partner : MOM
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What a do-it-yourself swing may hang from : LIMB
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Oblique-angled, four-sided figure : RHOMB
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Western, in slang : OATER
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Classic violin maker : AMATI
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___ grigio (wine) : PINOT
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Muse of love poetry : ERATO
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Israel's Yitzhak : RABIN
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Nonsensical : INANE
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Willow whose twigs are used in basketry : OSIER
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F.D.R. veep John ___ Garner : NANCE
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Blushed : REDDENED
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Encourage : URGE
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Drunkard : SOT
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Send out, as rays : EMIT
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Hitler started it: Abbr. : WWII
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Top dog : HONCHO
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Sheepish look, maybe : GRIN
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Popular steak sauce : AONE
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Something to sing along to : TUNE
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Go south, as a stock market : DROP
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"___ kleine Nachtmusik" : EINE
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Thing on a cowboy's boot : SPUR
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Hawaiian instruments, informally : UKES
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Stitches : SEWS
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Sicily's Mt. ___ : ETNA
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Drought-stricken : DRY
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"Shame on you!" : TSK

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