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New York Times, Wednesday, July 6, 2011

How the jet stream proceeds ... and how to read the answers to 17-, 37- and 56-Across

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

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {GJQ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 48 for Mr. Collins. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2011, The New York Times7/6/11 ( No. 22,520 )

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Across
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Degrees of excellence? : PHDS
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Book that begins "Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia ..." : EZRA
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Bumbling : INEPT
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Architect Saarinen : EERO
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Fly high : SOAR
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Legendary battlers : SEXES
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Rub elbows with an expert on some Japanese cars? : KNOWATOYOTAWONK
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Beginning : ONSET
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180's, slangily : UEYS
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How the sun proceeds ... and how to read the answers to 17-, 37- and 56-Across : EASTTOWEST
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Johnny with a guitar : CASH
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Like much social interaction nowadays : ONLINE
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Put on the back burner : TABLE
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Show on TV : AIR
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Honorary law degree: Abbr. : LLD
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Pageant wear : SASHES
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Notice light-colored MacBooks? : SPOTPALELAPTOPS
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Local dialect : PATOIS
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"___ Lay Dying" : ASI
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A.A.A. suggestion : RTE
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___ Gay : ENOLA
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Marks on a ranch : BRANDS
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Meat request : RARE
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How the jet stream proceeds ... and how to read the answers to 17-, 37- and 56-Across : WESTTOEAST
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Landing place for Santa : ROOF
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Come together : UNITE
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Comment like a "Seinfeld" character? : REMARKALAKRAMER
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Premier : ELITE
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"We're ___!" : LIVE
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Gives a good whuppin' : TANS
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Hulu offering : VIDEO
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Meat request : LEAN
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Suffix with towel : ETTE
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Tea type : PEKOE
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Decorative tattoo dye : HENNA
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Smelting byproduct : DROSS
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Johannesburg township : SOWETO
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Abbr. on a city limit sign : EST
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Place to see lions and sea lions : ZOO
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Gamma follower : RAY
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Excite : AROUSE
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Words before "tomato" or "potato" : ISAY
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Show on TV : NEWSCAST
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Outer: Prefix : EXO
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"The tongue of the mind," per Cervantes : PEN
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Tongue-produced sound : TSK
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Memo abbr. : ATTN
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Asian holiday : TET
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Spicy stews : OLLAS
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Source of some power? : WILL
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Makes lovable : ENDEARS
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Detest : ABHOR
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Was a bad night watchman : SLEPT
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"Steppenwolf" author : HESSE
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Shoe attachment : TAP
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According to : ASPER
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Colgate competitor, once : IPANA
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Wind turbine part : ROTOR
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Martin or Louis : SAINT
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Put up with : TOLERATE
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Singer/actress Zadora : PIA
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It might give you legal problems: Abbr. : LSAT
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Transpire : BEFALL
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Gloomy : DOUR
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Setting for some oratory : SENATE
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Stir-fry pan : WOK
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Shoot for : AIMAT
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Artery implant : STENT
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Like Hemingway's prose : TERSE
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Twistable treat : OREO
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Al Sharpton, e.g.: Abbr. : REV
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Wallach of "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" : ELI
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Prefix with life or size : MID
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Golfer's concern : LIE
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Actress Gardner : AVA
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Burns behind a camera : KEN

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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