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New York Times, Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Author:
Peter A. Collins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter A. Collins

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {VWXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 49 for Mr. Collins. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Notepad: When this puzzle is done, you will find that the ends of the answers to the five starred clues, when in the 15-/67-Across, comprise a 1-/71-Across.
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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 0720 ( 22,534 )
Across
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[See blurb] : ROYAL
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Grows old : AGES
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"Easy to Be Hard" musical : HAIR
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Boxing locale : ARENA
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[See blurb] : SAME
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First word of the "Aeneid" : ARMA
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Requested gift in "A Christmas Story" : BBGUN
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From a distance : AFAR
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Shepherd who co-wrote "A Christmas Story" : JEAN
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*Midwest conference : BIGTEN
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*Pancake : FLAPJACK
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"___ not my fault!" : ITS
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Long Island university : ADELPHI
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Wait : BIDE
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Show disdain for, in a way : HISSAT
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Creatures : ORGANISMS
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A star may have a big one : EGO
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*1951 Bogart/Hepburn film : THEAFRICANQUEEN
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Suffix with front : IER
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Weaver of tales on the big screen : SIGOURNEY
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Warfare : COMBAT
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Limerick's land : ERIN
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One-named female singer with the 2002 #1 hit "Foolish" : ASHANTI
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French dance : BAL
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*Billy Crystal's "Memories of Me" co-star : ALANKING
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*Shooting star? : AIRACE
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Kind of mail : JUNK
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Wander : ROAM
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Medicinal shrub : SENNA
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When the nude scene occurs in 10-Across : ACTI
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[See blurb] : SUIT
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Hall's partner in pop music : OATES
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Dancer's strap? : REIN
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Ring results, briefly : TKOS
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[See blurb] : FLUSH
Down
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One of three people walking into a bar, in jokes : RABBI
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Go around : ORBIT
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Safecrackers : YEGGS
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"... some kind of ___?" : ANUT
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Lovers' ___ : LANE
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Simile's center : ASA
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Faux pas : GAFFE
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"Kill ___" (Metallica's triple-platinum debut album) : EMALL
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One of the highest order of angels : SERAPH
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Pilgrims to Mecca : HAJJIS
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Domain : AREA
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Computer that once came in Bondi Blue : IMAC
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Captain, for one : RANK
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Low point : NADIR
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Greek symbol for the golden ratio : PHI
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Lucy's husband and son : DESIS
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Sheep's sound : BAA
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Like Beethoven's Symphony No. 8 : INF
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Spotted : SEEN
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James who co-wrote the script for 39-Across : AGEE
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Playwright's prize : TONY
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Ear-related : OTIC
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Prefix with -stat : RHEO
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It might make you sick : GERM
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Former telecom giant : MCI
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Bob of "Full House" : SAGET
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Waterwheel : NORIA
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"___ transtulit sustinet" (motto of Connecticut) : QUI
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Coffee container : URN
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Shoot off the backboard successfully : BANKIN
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Pop a question : ASK
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Strong desire : THIRST
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Actress Aimée of "La Dolce Vita" : ANOUK
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Mystery writer Marsh : NGAIO
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Zulu, e.g. : BANTU
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Dermatologists' concerns : ACNES
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Dog restraint : LEASH
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Cracked : AJAR
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Time founder Henry : LUCE
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Opposed to : ANTI
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"It ___ no concern" : ISOF
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"Keep it ___" : REAL
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Peaks: Abbr. : MTS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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