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New York Times, Tuesday, August 12, 2014

With 40- and 48-Across, much-mocked ad phrase that could have been said by the answers to the four starred clues

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 5 for Ms. Weintraub. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2014, The New York Times8/12/14 ( No. 23,653 )

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Across
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Cry after an epiphany : AHA
4
Butt : END
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Toy in a crib : RATTLE
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*"Grey's Anatomy" actor Patrick : DEMPSEY
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*Actress Jane who was a "Medicine Woman" : SEYMOUR
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Short opera piece : ARIETTA
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"No kidding!" : IMEANIT
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Three-card hustle : MONTE
19
"Where ___ go wrong?" : DIDI
21
Wall St. initials : NYSE
22
Annoyed one's bedmate, perhaps : SNORED
24
Hawaii's state bird : NENE
26
With 40- and 48-Across, much-mocked ad phrase that could have been said by the answers to the four starred clues : IMNOTADOCTOR
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Wood shaper : ADZ
35
Sheet music abbr. : ARR
36
Brown beagle? : SNOOPY
37
Whip ... or something that can be whipped : CREAM
40
See 26-Across : BUT
42
Said with one's hand on a stack of Bibles : SWORE
43
Sparkly headwear : TIARAS
45
Follow closely : DOG
47
Fleur-de-___ : LYS
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See 26-Across : IPLAYONEONTV
52
___ close to schedule : ONOR
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Attends to hair and makeup, say : PRIMPS
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A long way off : AFAR
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And : ALSO
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Bonehead : IDIOT
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Offshore race : REGATTA
66
Chocolaty spread since 1964 : NUTELLA
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*Actor Jack who was "Quincy" : KLUGMAN
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*"ER" actor George : CLOONEY
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Equilibrium : STASIS
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Lair : DEN
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Publishers' hirees, for short : EDS
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Douglas who wrote "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" : ADAMS
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Long-legged bird : HERON
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Acid in proteins, informally : AMINO
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Look up to : ESTEEM
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Fishbowl accessory : NET
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Set of two : DYAD
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Jogs, in a way : REMINDS
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Yes : AYE
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Counterfeiter fighter : TMAN
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U.S. equivalent to the U.K.'s Laurence Olivier Award : TONY
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San ___ Obispo, Calif. : LUIS
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Art Deco icon : ERTE
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___ dish : PETRI
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"I Want to Hold Your Hand" through "All My Loving," on "Meet the Beatles!" : SIDEA
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Crashers, e.g. : INTRUDERS
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___ lab : DNA
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A seeming eternity : EONS
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Celestial sphere : ORB
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Milk dispenser : COW
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Handyman's belt item : TOOL
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Nashville site, familiarly : OPRY
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Bartender's stock : RYES
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Prologue follower : ACTI
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Reason to call a plumber : DRIP
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Gusto : ZEAL
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Coach Parseghian : ARA
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Potato salad ingredient, informally : MAYO
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And : TOO
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32 Beethoven pieces : SONATAS
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Econ. indicator : GNP
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Hall-of-Fame pitcher Ryan : NOLAN
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King in "The Little Mermaid" : TRITON
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Single accompanier : VIDEO
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Kanga and Roo creator : MILNE
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Propelled, as a raft : POLED
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Remains behind : STAYS
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Temple receptacles : ARKS
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Arts and crafts material : FELT
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Rain, in Spain : AGUA
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Cleaning cloths : RAGS
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How much 1990s music was issued : ONCD
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"Eww, I don't want to hear about it," in a text : TMI
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Diminutive ending : ULE

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