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New York Times, Tuesday, July 22, 2014

38-Across : With 38-Down, place to drop a coin

Author:
Joel Fagliano
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 32 for Mr. Fagliano. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Joel Fagliano notes:
This puzzle started out as a Sunday with a related but different theme. The theme answers were going to be things like CAVEMAN ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Fun puzzle from prolific constructor and Will's new assistant, Joel. Today's theme uses crossing answers that mean one thing when put ... read more
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© 2014, The New York Times7/22/14 ( No. 23,632 )
Across
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Knee-ankle connector : TIBIA
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With 8-Down, lime shade : LIGHT
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Texter's "Holy cow!" : OMG
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"Sorry, already have plans" : ICANT
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Screenwriter Sorkin : AARON
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With 12-Down, not natural : MAN
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Harmonize : SYNCH
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Refine, as ore : SMELT
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Nabokov's longest novel : ADA
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One in service to the queen? : DRONEBEE
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Rapper's posse : CREW
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Bottom-of-the-ninth pitcher : CLOSER
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Like Michelangelo's "David" : NUDE
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Ponder, with "on" : CHEW
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Philadelphia summer hrs. : EDT
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"Survivor" host Jeff : PROBST
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With 23-Down, deli product : HEAD
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Was incredibly embarrassed, in slang : DIED
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Be of ___ : USETO
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20-volume ref. : OED
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With 38-Down, place to drop a coin : WISHING
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With 31-Down, jazz legend : ARM
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Rhone tributary : ISERE
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Michael of "Arrested Development" : CERA
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Ancient Greek colonnade : STOA
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Try to improve a Yahtzee turn : REROLL
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LAX listing : ETD
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Items in pocket protectors : PENS
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Oodles : ALOT
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Making a bundle : BALING
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Get-rich-quick offer, typically : SCAM
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Like gas tanks and many prescriptions, again and again : REFILLED
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With 54-Down, waffle alternative : PAN
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With 57-Down, part of a morning routine : BREAK
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Unpopular baby name : ADOLF
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___ out a living : EKE
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Dentist's directive : RINSE
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Lawn tool : MOWER
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Drops on the ground? : DEW
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Takes a breather : RESTS
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Bug : ANNOY
Down
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"My country" follower : TIS
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Standoffish : ICY
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Count Basie, e.g. : BANDLEADER
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Exclusive group : INCROWD
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One of the Three Musketeers : ATHOS
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Bygone video format : LASERDISC
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Foot used to keep rhythm? : IAMB
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With 6-Across, approve : GREEN
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Go into hiding : HOLEUP
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"Falling Skies" airer : TNT
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Sharif of "Doctor Zhivago" : OMAR
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With 16-Across, mob inductee : MADE
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Act like a beaver : GNAW
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"___ say more?" : NEEDI
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Board hirees : CEOS
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With 33-Across, fan of the N.F.L.'s Packers : CHEESE
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Narcotize : DRUG
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It often functions with the help of an organ : CHOIR
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Little laugh : TEHEE
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Demoralized : BEATENDOWN
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With 40-Across, coerce : STRONG
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Spanish inquisitor ___ de Torquemada : TOMAS
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Off-road two-wheelers : DIRTBIKES
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With 38-Across, desiring happiness for someone : WELL
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Winner of the most French Open singles titles : NADAL
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Drift : ROAM
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Watched through binoculars, say : SPIEDON
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Moore who wrote "Birds of America" : LORRIE
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Many Snapchat users : TEENS
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Fleeced beast : LLAMA
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Hightailed it : SPED
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With 58-Across, bakery container : CAKE
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Over again : ANEW
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With 59-Across, basketball tactic : FAST
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"It's so-o-o cold!" : BRR
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Fierce, loyal sort, it's said : LEO
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Cook, as bacon : FRY

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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