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New York Times, Wednesday, June 15, 2016

66-Across : Pal of Stan on "South Park"

Author:
Jason Flinn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Flinn. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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The idea for this puzzle came while enjoying a cold beverage at a "nineteenth hole". That's golf lingo for the bar at the course. This ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Love this theme. I hadn't heard of FIFTY FIRST STATE before, but what a beautiful phrase and concept! Jason kept me guessing until the ... read more
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© 2016, The New York Times6/15/16 ( No. 24,326 )
Across
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Kimono closer : OBI
4
Luxuries : FRILLS
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Org. for women taking courses? : LPGA
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Enjoyable : FUN
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A Jackson sister : LATOYA
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Tesla power source: Abbr. : ELEC
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Country that's an extremely close American ally, so to speak : FIFTYFIRSTSTATE
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Bit of name-calling : SLUR
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They'll check your bag at the airport, for short : TSA
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Buds in Bordeaux : AMIS
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Tiny, informally : ITSY
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Special perception : SIXTHSENSE
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___ embarrassment : DIEOF
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"Shows you!" : HAH
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Sashimi selection : EEL
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Follows : ENSUES
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___ jeans : MOM
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Theater, design, etc. : ARTS
36
Power source for a subway train : THIRDRAIL
39
M.L.B. Triple Crown category : RBIS
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Rejections : NOS
43
Billed to be : SOLDAS
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Sea eagle : ERN
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Like monsoon season : WET
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Meager : SCANT
50
Unwanted tagalong : FIFTHWHEEL
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Concerning : ASTO
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Oxymoronic purchase at a blowout sale? : TIRE
57
Up in the air, as what to air, for short : TBA
58
Word with work or window : SHOP
59
Rant continuation ... or a hint to this puzzle's theme : ANDANOTHERTHING
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College in Portland, Ore. : REED
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Cavalry attack : CHARGE
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Actress Long : NIA
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Pal of Stan on "South Park" : KYLE
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In need of some garage work : DENTED
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Measure of econ. strength : GNP
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In the wrong place at the wrong time? : OFFSIDE
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Permanent, as bookshelves : BUILTIN
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Pervades : INFUSES
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No-___ zone : FLY
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Travels à la Huckleberry Finn : RAFTS
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Formal response to "Who goes there?" : ITISI
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Title Seuss character, with "the" : LORAX
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Fleur-de-___ : LYS
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Used a rocker, e.g. : SAT
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"I can do that for you" : LETME
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Easier to see : PLAINER
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Braces oneself : GETSSET
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One-hit wonder? : ACE
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Auditions : TRYOUTS
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Boy Scout uniform part : SASH
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Avenger with a hammer : THOR
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Mideast group : HAMAS
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He won the 1994 U.S. Open in a 20-hole playoff : ELS
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"Bah!" : FEH
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Muscle power : SINEW
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Scrip writers : MDS
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Like a home purchase without financing : ALLCASH
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Hyman ___, main antagonist in "The Godfather Part II" : ROTH
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Android alternative : IOS
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Red card issuer, for short : REF
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Pop diva Spears : BRITNEY
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Nonbeliever : INFIDEL
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Debonair : DASHING
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Late justice Scalia : ANTONIN
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Temporary solution : STOPGAP
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Not just if : WHEN
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Quid pro quo : TRADE
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Allen who led the Green Mountain Boys : ETHAN
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He once asked "How far down can a thumb go?" : EBERT
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Elephantine : LARGE
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Couples cruise ship? : ARK
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Condition affecting TV's Monk, informally : OCD
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Not just a : THE
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Politico Cruz : TED

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