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New York Times, Monday, June 29, 2009

27-Across : "Hey, way to go!"

Author:
Paula Gamache
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Paula Gamache

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 32 Missing: {FJQXZ} Spans: 3 Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzlemakers This is puzzle # 58 for Ms. Gamache. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York Times6/29/09 ( No. 21,783 )

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Across
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Prom night transportation : LIMO
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Jack who once hosted "The Tonight Show" : PAAR
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Bring upon oneself : INCUR
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"Green" sci. : ECOL
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"___ upon a time ..." : ONCE
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Drunkard : SOUSE
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Seven or eight hours, typically : GOODNIGHTSSLEEP
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Furtively : ONTHESLY
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When repeated, sound of disapproval : TUT
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James who wrote "A Death in the Family" : AGEE
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Early delivery in the delivery room : PREEMIE
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"Hey, way to go!" : NOTBAD
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Kristofferson of music : KRIS
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Columbus Day mo. : OCT
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Moon's path : ORBIT
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Salon sound : SNIP
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Chop ___ : SUEY
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Inventor's goal : BETTERMOUSETRAP
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180-degree turns, in slang : UIES
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Removes a squeak from : OILS
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Where 43-Across run free : RANGE
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Super Bowl stats : TDS
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Do nothing and like it : LOLL
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Mustangs, e.g. : HORSES
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Did nothing : SATHOME
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Rock's ___ the Hoople : MOTT
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Drunk motorist's offense, briefly : DWI
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Brainy bunch : GENIUSES
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They rarely see the light of day : BESTKEPTSECRETS
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Martini garnish : OLIVE
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"___ I say, not ..." : DOAS
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Neither fem. nor masc. : NEUT
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A little drunk : TIPSY
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Igor, to Dr. Frankenstein: Abbr. : ASST
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Equipment at Vail : SKIS
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Plastic block brand : LEGO
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Pic you can click : ICON
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Not worth debating, as a point : MOOT
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Things that die hard : OLDHABITS
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Self-confident, as a pageant contestant : POISED
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Journalistic slant : ANGLE
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Sore all over : ACHY
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Like Gen. Colin Powell: Abbr. : RET
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Topics of debate : ISSUES
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Nick of "48 HRS." : NOLTE
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Pool player's stick : CUE
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Take advantage of : USE
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Dem.'s opponent : REP
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Make null and void : NEGATE
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Prepares to streak : STRIPS
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Fuel-efficient Toyota : PRIUS
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Expresses great sorrow : MOURNS
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Freezing period : ICEAGE
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Classic Jaguars : ETYPES
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"Forget the excuses!" : NOBUTS
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Frozen potato brand : OREIDA
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Diagnostic that entails sticking the forearm with a needle : TBTEST
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Small, rounded hill : KNOLL
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"Say cheese!" : SMILE
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Bravura performances : STARTURNS
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Dormmate : ROOMIE
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X-rated : EROTIC
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Hardly ostentatious : LOWKEY
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"Really and truly" : HONEST
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Modern viewing options, for short : HDTVS
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Flat-topped Southwestern hills : MESAS
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Old Pontiac muscle cars : GTOS
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Hide-and-___ : SEEK
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Decorative needle case : ETUI
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Former fast fliers : SSTS
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Automaton, for short : BOT
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Yeller in the Yale Bowl : ELI
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Not guzzle : SIP
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BlackBerry or iPhone, briefly : PDA

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