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New York Times, Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Corporate division, informally ... or a hint to the answers to the eight starred clues

Author:
Tim Croce
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Tim Croce

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKX} This is puzzle # 23 for Mr. Croce.
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© 2013, The New York Times6/18/13 ( No. 23,233 )
Across
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Self-descriptive crossword answer : ABBR
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Collar stiffener : STARCH
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Proof ender : QED
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Evening, in Italy : SERA
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Port ENE of Cleveland, O. : ERIEPA
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Water, to Watteau : EAU
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Spring warming : THAW
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*Beverly Hills shopping district : RODEODRIVE
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*Lead singer of the Kinks : RAYDAVIES
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Hotfoots it : HIES
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Reduced-price : ONSALE
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___ May of "The Beverly Hillbillies" : ELLY
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Words sung "with love" in a 1967 #1 hit? : TOSIR
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Withdrawal charge : ATMFEE
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Musical key appropriate for an apartment dweller? : AFLAT
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*It might stretch a seventh-inning stretch : RAINDELAY
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What it takes to tango : TWO
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Corporate division, informally ... or a hint to the answers to the eight starred clues : RANDD
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"To ___ is human ..." : ERR
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*Hora, e.g. : RINGDANCE
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Raisin, originally : GRAPE
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"Shucks, you're too kind!" : AWGEEZ
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___ Selassie : HAILE
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Traffic stopper? : NARC
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Like many a Mr. Bean skit : MADCAP
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Tea variety : CHAI
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*"James and the Giant Peach" author : ROALDDAHL
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*Fertile area where a stream empties into an ocean : RIVERDELTA
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Gun belt contents : AMMO
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What an ET pilots : UFO
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TV addict, slangily : VIDIOT
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Cry : WEEP
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Fruity red wine, familiarly : ZIN
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Nap : SNOOZE
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Shows signs of wanting to nap : NODS
Down
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"The Jetsons" dog : ASTRO
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"Borstal Boy" author Brendan : BEHAN
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Donkey sounds : BRAYS
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*Numbers fed into a computer : RAWDATA
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Starts a volley : SERVES
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"Star Trek: T.N.G." counselor : TROI
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Helper : AIDE
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Witherspoon of "Legally Blonde" : REESE
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Sharkey's rank, in '70s TV : CPO
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"You ___ me at 'hello'" : HAD
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Long-reigning English monarch, informally : QEII
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Roof overhang : EAVE
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Requirement for union membership : DUES
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Wynken or Blynken, e.g., but not Nod : RHYME
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Very much : ALOT
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Alight : LAND
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Inc. relative : LTD
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Ayatollah's home : IRAN
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One-story home : RANCH
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Subject of a Spot check? : FLEA
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Lawman Wyatt : EARP
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Literary Jane : EYRE
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Gillette brand : ATRA
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"Take that as you will," in Internet shorthand : FWIW
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Extended : LONG
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The thought that counts? : IDEA
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Motorola cellphone : RAZR
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"Your wish is my command" speaker : GENIE
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Org. for 50-Acrosses : DEA
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Pleased : GLAD
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*1984 Patrick Swayze film set in the cold war : REDDAWN
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Repeated cry from the White Rabbit : IMLATE
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Statement of faith : CREDO
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Small screen appearance : CAMEO
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"Arabian Nights" prince : AHMED
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Sits (down) : PLOPS
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Texas senator Ted : CRUZ
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Old platter player : HIFI
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"___ calling!" : AVON
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A little of this, a little of that : OLIO
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Completely : ATOZ
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Campground parkers, for short : RVS
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Racket : DIN

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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