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New York Times, Monday, July 21, 2014

What unmentionables cover ... or what 20-, 27- and 44-Across all begin with?

Author:
Matt Fuchs
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 37 Missing: {QXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Fuchs.
Matt Fuchs notes:
I am a sixteen-year-old student from Bethesda, Maryland. Even though I am young, I have loved solving crosswords for a long time. In ... read more
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Debut! And we add another constructor to the youngest constructors list. I think about what I was doing at age 16: watching "Three's ... read more
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© 2014, The New York Times7/21/14 ( No. 23,631 )
Across
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Counterparts of sirs : MADAMS
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___ number on : DOA
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$2.50 per 1/5 mile, e.g. : RATE
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Street : AVENUE
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"Ich bin ___ Berliner" : EIN
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Khrushchev's land, for short : USSR
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Louisiana language : CREOLE
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New England cookout : CLAMBAKE
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Big name in ranch dressing : HIDDENVALLEY
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"So what ___ is new?" : ELSE
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Dumb ox : IDIOT
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Unit of work, in physics : ERG
27
Classic of English children's literature, with "The" : SECRETGARDEN
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When a plane is due to take off: Abbr. : ETD
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Narrow inlets : RIAS
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Mystical glow : AURA
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Diary : JOURNAL
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Military hairstyle : CREWCUT
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The Emerald Isle : EIRE
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California ballot measure, informally : PROP
43
Nav. rank : ENS
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Small paid item in the back of a newspaper : CLASSIFIEDAD
49
Start of many a countdown : TEN
50
Running shoe brand : ASICS
51
24 bottles of beer : CASE
55
What unmentionables cover ... or what 20-, 27- and 44-Across all begin with? : PRIVATEPARTS
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YouTube and Yahoo! : WEBSITES
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Go from pub to pub : BARHOP
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With warts and all : ASIS
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"No ___!" (Spanish surrender) : MAS
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Like the eyes just after waking : BLEARY
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"See ___ run" : SPOT
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Punk rock subgenre : EMO
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Schedules : SLATES
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Papier-___ : MACHE
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"Sk8er Boi" singer Lavigne : AVRIL
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Real estate documents : DEEDS
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Battery ends : ANODES
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Stubborn animal : MULE
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"As ___ on TV" : SEEN
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Divisions of a century : DECADES
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Like many old lanterns : OILLIT
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Not digital, as a clock : ANALOG
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Color of Dorothy's slippers : RUBY
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Flat ___ pancake : ASA
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"Naughty, naughty!" : TSK
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Before, to poets : ERE
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Prefix with physics : META
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Like the "Gangnam Style" video : VIRAL
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Bring out : EDUCE
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Many a showing on TV Land : RERUN
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Flying pests : GNATS
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Suffix with east or west : ERN
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Spy org. : CIA
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Like most sushi : RAW
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Emergency function on a fighter plane : EJECT
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Decorative cotton fabric : TOILE
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When doubled, "Hungry Like the Wolf" band : DURAN
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___ ipsa loquitur : RES
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Top of a wave : CREST
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Fishing stick : ROD
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Org. tasked with enforcing the Clean Air Act : EPA
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Painter with a Blue Period : PICASSO
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Delhi dress : SARI
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Self-conscious question : ISITME
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When some morning news programs begin : FIVEAM
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Bethesda, Md., is in it : DCAREA
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Enlightened Buddhist : ARHAT
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Boutique : STORE
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Annual awards for athletes : ESPYS
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[Hey, buddy!] : PSST
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___ and flows : EBBS
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Funeral drape : PALL
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Used to be : WAS
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Mind reading, for short : ESP
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Prefix with physics : BIO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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