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New York Times, Thursday, June 5, 2014

41-Across : Huck and Jim on the Mississippi, e.g.

Author:
Ed Sessa
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 38 This is puzzle # 24 for Mr. Sessa.
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© 2014, The New York Times6/5/14 ( No. 23,585 )
Across
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Presenter of "The Borgias," in brief : SHO
4
Burning : AFLAME
10
Arizona's ___ Canyon Dam : GLEN
14
Owner of Moviefone : AOL
15
Jackie who played Uncle Fester : COOGAN
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Italian beach resort : LIDO
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The "American Moses" : BRIGHAMYOUNG
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Hot spot in "Hansel and Gretel" : OVEN
20
Four stars, say : RAVE
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Critical elements : KEYS
22
"Attendance is mandatory" : BETHERE
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Brewed refresher : ICEDTEA
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TV great who said "I live to laugh, and I laugh to live" : BERLE
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Modern beginning? : NEO
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Use (up) : EAT
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Wasn't faithful : STRAYED
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Parenthetical remarks : ASIDES
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1990s politico from Texas : PEROT
34
1860s novel that is the basis for this puzzle's theme : LITTLEWOMEN
37
Flightless birds : RHEAS
38
Electrify : WIREUP
41
Huck and Jim on the Mississippi, e.g. : RAFTERS
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Work that's been punningly called a "lex icon": Abbr. : OED
45
63-Across, in France : UNE
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Fixes : SPAYS
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Waived the wake-up call : SLEPTIN
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Mission ___, Calif. : VIEJO
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Leave blank : OMIT
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Shark eater : ORCA
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You're not going anywhere if you're in this : PARK
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Baby boomers, with "the" : MEGENERATION
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Canal with 36 locks : ERIE
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Brightest star in Aquila : ALTAIR
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Reactor safety agcy. : NRC
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Colors : DYES
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College named for a Norwegian king : STOLAF
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45-Across, in America : ONE
Down
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Audrey Hepburn title role : SABRINA
2
"___ Odes" (classic work of poetry) : HORACES
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Staple of Mediterranean cooking : OLIVEOIL
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Münster "Geez!" : ACH
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Like a freshly drawn draft : FOAMY
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View : LOOKAT
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Malaria symptom : AGUE
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Lots : MANY
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Lots of R.P.I. grads: Abbr. : ENGS
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Shakespeare play setting : GLOBETHEATER
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Car service : LIVERY
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Gertrude who swam the English Channel : EDERLE
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"You've done enough" : NONEED
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H.S. proficiency test : GED
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Goes through a stage of babyhood : TEETHES
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Spring time : EASTER
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Trite comment : BROMIDE
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Wrap (up) : SEW
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Tiler's tool : TROWEL
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Ribald humor : DIRTYJOKES
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Foot: Lat. : PES
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___ Américas : LAS
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Subatomic particle with no electric charge : NEUTRINO
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Creature in Rowling's Forbidden Forest : UNICORN
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Price for forgiveness, perhaps : PENANCE
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Answered, quickly : RSVPED
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Place abuzz with activity? : APIARY
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Spenser's "The ___ Queene" : FAERIE
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Pertaining to bone : OSTEAL
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Big belly : POT
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Some Swiss watches : OMEGAS
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Tuna-and-cheese sandwich : MELT
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Digging : INTO
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Narrow inlet : RIA
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Whelp's yelp : ARF

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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