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New York Times, Saturday, June 25, 2011

50-Across : City where "Smokey and the Bandit" begins

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

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 29 Missing: {JVZ} This is puzzle # 57 for Mr. Silk.
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© 2011, The New York Times6/25/11 ( No. 22,509 )
Across
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Adroitness : EASE
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22-Across product : LAGER
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English Leather alternative : AFTA
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Interjections from the obtuse : DUHS
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Searches for signs in a hospital : EXAMS
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Queen with a degree from Princeton : NOOR
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___-Z : IROC
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Its shadow is often cast : DOUBT
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Decoration : TRIM
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"Gnarly waves, dude!" : COWABUNGA
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Pabst brand : PIELS
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Foil : TRIPUP
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Like some exchange rates : UNPEGGED
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Less like nuts? : SANER
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Where to get a citation while surfing : WIKIQUOTE
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Like two Kennedy brothers : SLAIN
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Portions : QUANTA
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Hang-up : RUB
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Watt-hour fraction : ERG
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Small team : DUO
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You might get a charge out of it : EEL
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Secure the aid of : ENLIST
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They're lined up on a neck : FRETS
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Kind of test associated with the null hypothesis : CHISQUARE
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Practice with the Wheel of the Year : WICCA
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27-Across, e.g. : RESOURCE
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Wet behind the ears : CALLOW
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Directive obeyed by Alice : EATME
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City where "Smokey and the Bandit" begins : TEXARKANA
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Fit to finish? : ATEE
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Like many dreamers : INBED
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Pap's son, in literature : HUCK
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La., e.g., once : TERR
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Like la nuit : NOIRE
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Scored together? : ADUE
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Brand that has Dibs : EDYS
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Telecom giant headquartered in Denver : QWEST
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Fork-tailed flier : TERN
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Subjects are expected to follow them : EDICTS
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Polar region phenomenon : AURORA
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Greet and seat : SHOWIN
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Things some cons are pros at : ESCAPES
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Preceded, with "to" : LEDUP
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Impulse carrier : AXON
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Van Gogh threatened him with a razor blade : GAUGUIN
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Keep from spilling over, in a way : EMBANK
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U leaders? : RST
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St. John's is its capital : ANTIGUA
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Like some conclusions : FOREGONE
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Grooming routine : TOILETTE
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Missiles may be delivered in one : ARMSDEAL
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Tom Stoppard's "Travesties," e.g. : BURLESQUE
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Chief Sassacus led one side in it : PEQUOTWAR
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Nettle : PIQUE
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Easily changeable locks : WIG
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Pianist Schnabel : ARTUR
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Play : RECREATE
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Like many swimming pools : UNHEATED
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Severely sunburned, say : BLISTERY
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Producer for 50 Cent, familiarly : DRE
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Atomically related compounds : ISOMERS
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Prize in Cracker Jacks, e.g. : FREEBIE
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Part of morning dress : SILKHAT
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Ad imperative : ACTNOW
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Rains in a studio : CLAUDE
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Go along (with) : CONCUR
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Arouse : AWAKEN
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Massachusetts Maritime Academy student, e.g. : CADET
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MTV generation : XERS
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It may be judicial: Abbr. : INQ

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