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New York Times, Tuesday, August 12, 2008

TV game show that eliminates coy contestants?

Author:
Ray Fontenot
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Fontenot.
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© 2008, The New York Times8/12/08 ( No. 21,462 )
Across
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Just for guys : STAG
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Rice dish : PILAF
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Colleague of Clark at the Daily Planet : LOIS
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Oscar winner Kedrova : LILA
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Amorphous critter : AMEBA
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Ultimatum's end : ELSE
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State firmly : AVER
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Musical genre for Destiny's Child : RANDB
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Concert halls of old : ODEA
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TV game show that places spouses at risk? : YOUBETYOURWIFE
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"Crocodile Rock" singer John : ELTON
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Fresh talk : LIP
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Chemical in Drano : LYE
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Belittle, slangily : DIS
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Toe the line : OBEY
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Chocolate trees : CACAOS
34
Red Bordeaux : CLARET
36
Outback avians : EMUS
37
TV game show that quizzes oenophiles? : WHATSMYWINE
40
Morales of "N.Y.P.D. Blue" : ESAI
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Lease signer : TENANT
43
Winter topper : SKICAP
46
Hawaii's state bird : NENE
47
Hood's pistol : GAT
50
Do-over at Wimbledon : LET
51
Pint-size : WEE
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Reads closely, with "over" : PORES
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TV game show that eliminates coy contestants? : THEWEAKESTWINK
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Super server : ACER
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___ to (in on) : PRIVY
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Nair competitor : NEET
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"Comin' ___ the Rye" : THRO
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First name in TV talk : ELLEN
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Gabor and Longoria Parker : EVAS
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Colon, in an emoticon : EYES
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Not the sharpest pencil in the box : DENSE
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Place for a blotter : DESK
Down
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Left rolling in the aisles, as an audience : SLAYED
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Copenhagen's ___ Gardens : TIVOLI
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Native Alaskans : ALEUTS
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Reclusive Greta : GARBO
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A comb makes one : PART
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"If ___ suggest ..." : IMAY
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Last name in TV talk : LENO
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Co-panelist of Cowell : ABDUL
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It's sold by the yard : FABRIC
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Sainted fifth-century pope : LEOI
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Former inamorato or inamorata : OLDFLAME
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"Peekaboo" follower : ISEEYOU
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Neptune's realm : SEA
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___ Gay (W.W. II bomber) : ENOLA
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New Deal org. : WPA
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Pothook shape : ESS
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Lawman Masterson : BAT
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Once, once : ERST
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Aden's land : YEMEN
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Coin whose front was last redesigned in 1909 : CENT
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In vogue : CHIC
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Newcastle's river : TYNE
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"Don't move — I'll go for help" : WAITHERE
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Hardly ruddy : WAN
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All thumbs : INEPT
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Night school subj. : ESL
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Lacking details : SKETCHY
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"How cute" : AWW
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Espied Godiva, e.g. : PEEPED
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Show sorrow : GRIEVE
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Trojan War hero : AENEAS
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"You should have known better" : TSKTSK
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Country rocker Steve : EARLE
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Had title to : OWNED
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Cupid's Greek counterpart : EROS
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Ceramist's oven : KILN
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Times to revel : EVES
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January 1 song word : SYNE
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Broke bread : ATE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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