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New York Times, Monday, July 1, 2013

Author:
Patrick McIntyre
Editor:
Will Shortz
Decisive confrontations ... or what the answers to the six starred clues are?
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQUXZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. McIntyre.
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© 2013, The New York Times7/1/13 ( No. 23,246 )
Across
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Stock exchange worker : TRADER
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Prisoner's leg restraint : SHACKLE
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In the same family : RELATED
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North Carolina athlete : TARHEEL
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Very narrow, as a road : ONELANE
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Tackle, as a difficult subject : DIGINTO
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Old World blackbird : MERL
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Names with "®" symbols: Abbr. : TMS
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Bird of myth : ROC
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"Le ___ Prince" : PETIT
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Units of electrical resistance : OHMS
27
Very much : ALOT
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Twisty highway curves : ESSES
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"Days of Our Lives," for one : SOAP
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Fancy party : GALA
34
Brit. fliers : RAF
36
The second "W" of W.W. II : WAR
37
Pizzeria fixture : OVEN
38
Six-pack units : ABS
41
Folded item in a glove compartment : ROADMAP
44
Perfectly fine, informally : AOK
45
Gator's cousin : CROC
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"Well, looky here!" : OHO
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"___-hoo!" : YOO
50
"I did it!" : TADA
51
Rescues for broken-down cars : TOWS
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Scoundrel : KNAVE
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Knife wound : STAB
58
___ Swann, Super Bowl X M.V.P. : LYNN
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Having a roof overhang : EAVED
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In the past : AGO
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Party to the left of Dem. : SOC
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Little dent : DING
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Sound systems : STEREOS
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"Don't even think about it" : BADIDEA
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Car gear for backing up : REVERSE
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58-Across, for his entire N.F.L. career : STEELER
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Group for kids of problem drinkers : ALATEEN
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Lecherous goat-men : SATYRS
Down
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___ l'oeil (optical illusion) : TROMPE
2
Actress Zellweger and others : RENEES
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All-points bulletins, e.g. : ALERTS
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One wasting time : DALLIER
5
Announcement over a plane's P.A. : ETA
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*Torn : RENT
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Benchmark: Abbr. : STD
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*Salon supply : HAIRSPRAY
9
Oscar-winning Ben Affleck picture : ARGO
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*The Windy City : CHICAGO
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Barbie's beau : KEN
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Allow : LET
13
"Evil Woman" band, for short : ELO
15
Test cars at car dealerships : DEMOS
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Decisive confrontations ... or what the answers to the six starred clues are? : SHOWDOWNS
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Old Russian autocrat : TSAR
26
Sir's counterpart : MAAM
28
Volcanic flow : LAVA
29
Butter substitute : OLEO
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Vehicle with a gun mount : TANK
35
*Partner of fancy-free : FOOTLOOSE
38
Parts of musicals : ACTS
39
Baby sitter's headache : BRAT
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Fizzy drink : SODA
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"Hey there, matey!" : AHOY
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Prod : POKE
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*Nightclub : CABARET
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Counting calories : ONADIET
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Ones with their noses in the air : SNOBS
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With gusto : AVIDLY
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Furniture finish : VENEER
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Whodunit awards : EDGARS
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Richard of "Pretty Woman" : GERE
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*Jazz devotees, informally : CATS
65
Spanish Mrs. : SRA
66
___ Aviv : TEL
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TV's Longoria : EVA
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One of a D.C. 100 : SEN
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Narc's org. : DEA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle.

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