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New York Times, Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Fairway clubs ... or a hint to the starts of the answers to 17-, 24- and 45-Across and 10- and 37-Down

Author:
Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Elizabeth C. Gorski

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JKQZ} This is puzzle # 188 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jim Horne notes:

In an Atlantic article titled How Will Shortz Edits a New York Times Crossword Puzzle, this puzzle is used as the example.

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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 0810 ( 22,555 )
Across
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Coach Ewbank who led the Jets to a Super Bowl championship : WEEB
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Sturdy mountain climber? : TBAR
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English derby site : EPSOM
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Pac-12 team : UCLA
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Circular dance : HORA
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Iroquoian people : MINGO
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Place for a sweater? : STEAMROOM
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Composer Stravinsky and others : IGORS
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A Mexican might sleep under it : SOMBRERO
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Totally wrong : ALLWET
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"Peer Gynt" mother : ASE
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La ___ Tar Pits : BREA
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Sheets for scribbling : SCRAPPAPER
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30- or 60-second spot : TVAD
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Three, in Rome : TRE
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Mideast moguls : EMIRS
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Not just mislead : LIETO
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Pocahontas's husband : ROLFE
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Hogwash : ROT
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When a right turn may be allowed : ONRED
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"You have my word on it" : IWILL
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Suitor : WOOER
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Certain fraternity man, informally : SIG
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Antifur org. : PETA
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Ice cream holder : WAFFLECONE
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" ... or so ___ say" : THEY
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"A New World Record" grp. : ELO
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Put down : ABASED
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Beau : LOVERBOY
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Full-bosomed : BUXOM
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Fairway clubs ... or a hint to the starts of the answers to 17-, 24- and 45-Across and 10- and 37-Down : FIVEIRONS
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"The Surrender of ___" (Diego Velázquez painting) : BREDA
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Whitaker's Oscar-winning role : AMIN
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"Zip-___-Doo-Dah" : ADEE
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Poe's middle name : ALLAN
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Root beer brand : DADS
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King with the immortal line "Who is it that can tell me who I am?" : LEAR
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Scaredy-cat : WUSS
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Outside: Prefix : ECTO
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K-6 sch. designation : ELEM
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Entreaty to Bo-Peep : BAABAA
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Earlyish teatime : THREEPM
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Uncouth sort : BOOR
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Suffix with buck : AROO
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Bump in bumper cars, maybe : RAM
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Rat in "Ratatouille" : EMILE
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Playground lingo : PIGLATIN
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Possible cause of school cancellation : SNOW
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Storybook character : OGRE
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Superlative adverb : MOST
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Emma of "The Avengers" : MRSPEEL
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Music sheet abbr. : ARR
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Annual city-magazine theme : BESTOF
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"Peanuts," for one : STRIP
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"Gladiator" star : CROWE
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Like a candle night after night, say : RELIT
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Breathing space : AIRWAY
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90 is a pretty high one : PROOF
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Left-hand page : VERSO
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Used the dining room : ATEIN
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"Gunsmoke" setting, informally : DODGE
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Legendary siren of the Rhine : LORELEI
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Fizzless drink : FLATSODA
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High dice rolls : ELEVENS
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Tie the knot : WED
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O.K. place? : CORRAL
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Mr. Universe, e.g. : HEMAN
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"Fernando" group : ABBA
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Small knot : BURL
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Figure skater's leap : AXEL
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Succotash bean : LIMA
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"Amores" poet : OVID
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Presage : BODE
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Fit for service : ONEA
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River of Flanders : YSER
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Goldfish swallowing in the 1920s, e.g. : FAD

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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