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New York Times, Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Something you can do to the starts of 17-, 21-, 37-, 53- and 60-Across

Author:
Barry C. Silk
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Barry C. Silk

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 24 for Mr. Silk.
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© 2008, The New York Times6/24/08 ( No. 21,413 )

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Across
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Give a heads-up : WARN
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Prefix with -syncratic : IDIO
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Valuable violin : AMATI
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Coup d'___ : ETAT
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Birth place : WOMB
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French-speaking African nation : GABON
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Hotel offering : BATHTOWEL
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Asteroid's path : ORBIT
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Number of coins in the Fontana di Trevi? : TRE
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Bow-taking occasion : CURTAINCALL
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In an obvious way : VISIBLY
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Early sixth-century year : DII
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Charisse of "Singin' in the Rain" : CYD
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Blown away by : AMAZEDAT
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"Eso ___" (Paul Anka hit) : BESO
35
Love, Italian-style : AMORE
36
Pal of Tarzan : APE
37
Poker face : BLANKEXPRESSION
41
Mathematical proof letters : QED
42
Novelist Zola : EMILE
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Armchair athlete's channel : ESPN
44
In a calm way : SERENELY
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Grier of "Jackie Brown" : PAM
48
Devoured : ATE
49
Dress store section : PETITES
53
Cinema offering : PICTURESHOW
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Final: Abbr. : ULT
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Like some committees : ADHOC
60
Flintlock need : GUNPOWDER
62
Actress Aimée : ANOUK
63
Earth sci. : GEOL
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With "and" and 47-Down, Lawrence Welk's intro : AONE
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Like ground around a tree : ROOTY
66
"Coffee, Tea ___?" : ORME
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Something you can do to the starts of 17-, 21-, 37-, 53- and 60-Across : DRAW
Down
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Internet-on-the-tube company, formerly : WEBTV
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Pong maker : ATARI
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Motel posting : RATES
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To the ___ degree : NTH
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"If asked, yes" : IWOULD
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Bride's worldly possessions : DOWRY
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"Since ___ You Baby" (1956 hit) : IMET
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Syllables before "di" or "da" in a Beatles song : OBLA
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Has a tough time deciding : AGONIZES
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Friend of Peppermint Patty : MARCIE
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"Waterloo" pop group : ABBA
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Slave away : TOIL
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Part of I.S.B.N.: Abbr. : INTL
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Frozen dessert chain : TCBY
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Start of a challenge : IDARE
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Desktop graphic : ICON
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Adequately, and then some : AMPLY
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Seconds and then thirds : MORE
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Place for a lectern : DAIS
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Each : APOP
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Neighbor of 38-Down: Abbr. : TENN
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Patio parties, briefly : BBQS
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General Robt. ___ : ELEE
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___ City (Baghdad district) : SADR
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Leaf-to-branch angle : AXIL
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Home of Mammoth Cave : KENTUCKY
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Arab chieftain: Var. : EMEER
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Teamster's rig : SEMI
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Have dinner in a restaurant : EATOUT
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Us Weekly rival : PEOPLE
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See 64-Across : ATWO
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___ Penh, Cambodia : PHNOM
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Henry VIII's house : TUDOR
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Jimmy Dorsey's "Maria ___" : ELENA
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Scatter, as seed : STREW
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Jack who quipped "A funny thing happened to my mother one day: Me" : PAAR
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Fig. on a driver's license : IDNO
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When repeated, a train sound : CHOO
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Frozen waffle brand : EGGO
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Litigious sort : SUER
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Roll of dough : WAD

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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