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New York Times, Monday, June 2, 2008

What the starts of 22-, 36-, 41- and 50-Across comprise

Author:
Barry Boone
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {Q} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Boone.
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© 2008, The New York Times6/2/08 ( No. 21,391 )

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Calves' meat : VEAL
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Group of eight : OCTAD
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Evil organization in "Get Smart" : KAOS
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Folkie Guthrie : ARLO
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Conductor Zubin : MEHTA
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Shrek, for one : OGRE
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Knots : TIES
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Keep an ___ (watch) : EYEON
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"Man, oh, man!" : JEEZ
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Church bell ringer : SEXTON
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Heater or repeater : FIREARM
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Japanese maker of watches and calculators : CASIO
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Request : ASK
27
Weight of diamonds : CARAT
30
Runs a cloth across furniture, say : DUSTS
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Happy ___ clam : ASA
35
Event with ukulele entertainment : LUAU
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Revolutionary pattern of the moon : EARTHORBIT
38
The "A" of A&E : ARTS
39
Sex researcher Hite : SHERE
40
Seep : OOZE
41
Non-oil painting method : WATERCOLOR
43
Fashion's ___ Saint Laurent : YVES
44
Stealthy : SLY
45
Soothed or smoothed : EASED
46
Treaty of ___-Litovsk, 1918 : BREST
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Guy's partner : GAL
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"Ditto!" : METOO
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TV Guide info : AIRDATE
53
Shabby : RAGTAG
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Olympic sport from Japan : JUDO
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Lone Ranger's companion : TONTO
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Countess's husband : EARL
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Upon : ATOP
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Available from a keg : ONTAP
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The Beatles' "Lovely ___" : RITA
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Beauty mark : MOLE
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View again : RESEE
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Iditarod vehicle : SLED
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Winery containers : VATS
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Toledo's lake : ERIE
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"I'll take Potpourri for $200, ___" : ALEX
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The Civil War, for the Confederacy : LOSTCAUSE
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Portents : OMENS
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1970s Dodgers All-Star Ron : CEY
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What the starts of 22-, 36-, 41- and 50-Across comprise : THEFOURELEMENTS
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Yours: Fr. : ATOI
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Predecessor of Katie Couric : DANRATHER
10
Telly Savalas role : KOJAK
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Golden ___ (senior) : AGER
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City near Provo : OREM
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"Oh yeah? ___ who?" : SEZ
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Grain in Cheerios : OAT
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Gas brand in Canada : ESSO
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Some potatoes : IDAHOS
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Talons : CLAWS
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Hearing-related : AURAL
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Dilapidated : RATTY
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Walked with a purpose : STRODE
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Upon : ABOVE
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Assesses, as a situation, with "up" : SIZES
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"This is only ___" : ATEST
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Lazy person's stairs? : ESCALATOR
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Trigger man? : ROYROGERS
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Deciphered : READ
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It can be constricting : BOA
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Search with the hands : GROPE
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Figure of speech : TROPE
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Jaguar or Mustang : AUTO
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Golden deity, say : IDOL
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Clock chime, e.g. : TONE
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What a donkey gets at a children's party : TAIL
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Commedia dell'___ : ARTE
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Trash bag brand : GLAD
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Musical free-for-all : JAM
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___ kwon do : TAE

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