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New York Times, Thursday, August 15, 2013

42-Across : What the circled letter in this answer represents, homophonically

Author:
Jeff Chen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 73, Blocks: 41 Missing: none – this is a pangram. Spans: 1 Grid has mirror symmetry. This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. Chen. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jeff Chen notes:
This puzzle was written by one of my mother's favorite constructors. I had EYE OF THE TIGER and BEE IN ONES BONNET for the longest ... read more
Will Shortz notes:
I don't know how Jeff thought of the theme examples. They're very cute. My favorite, of course, was SEE YOU IN COURT. Because the four ... read more
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© 2013, The New York Times8/15/13 ( No. 23,291 )
Across
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Napkin, e.g. : WIPE
5
Licensing grp. : DMV
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Like Goodwill goods : USED
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Figure on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel : ADAM
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Oil vessel : CRUET
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Warm, say : NEAR
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Provider of two- and four-yr. scholarships : ROTC
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Equaled altogether : RANTO
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It may be "aw"-inspiring : PITY
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What the circled letter in this answer represents, homophonically : SEAOFCORTEZ
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What the circled letter in this answer represents, homophonically : EYEOFTHETIGER
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Refrigerant inits. : CFC
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Some football linemen: Abbr. : RTS
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Cotillion V.I.P. : DEB
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Traffic control org. : DEA
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Final dramatic notes of the "1812 Overture" : EFLATS
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Scopolamine and sodium pentothal, e.g. : SERUMS
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Classic camera : LEICA
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Joe : MUD
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Some seizures, for short : REPOS
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Typhon was trapped under it, in Greek myth : ETNA
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Something a picker picks : BANJO
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Table d'___ : HOTE
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What the circled letter in this answer represents, homophonically : BEEINONESBONNET
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Relief might follow it : BAS
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Et ___ (footnote abbr.) : SEQ
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What the circled letters in this answer represent, homophonically : SEEYOUINCOURT
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Bryn ___ : MAWR
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Bobby in a 1971 #1 hit : MCGEE
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Chits : IOUS
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One with a pretty strong hunch? : IGOR
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Hoops great Baylor : ELGIN
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Not loopy : SANE
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Liable to clump : CAKY
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Taylor who sang "Tell It to My Heart" : DAYNE
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Prehistoric terror, informally : TREX
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Hostilities : WAR
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Simple vow : IDO
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"Walkin' After Midnight" singer, 1957 : PATSYCLINE
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Act opener : EMCEE
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Bar offerings : DRAFTS
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Chew (on) : MUNCH
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Nixed : VETOED
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Let float from the dollar, say : UNPEG
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Suddenly took interest in : SEIZEDUPON
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Take in : EAT
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Like some humor : DRY
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Seals's partner in 1970s music : CROFTS
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Dense desserts : TORTES
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Main line : AORTA
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View from Vatican City : TIBER
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Washed up : EFFETE
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Like Timbuktu : REMOTE
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Star : CELEB
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Money in the bank, e.g. : ASSET
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Trendy "superfood" : ACAIBERRY
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Burger's successor : REHNQUIST
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"Whew!" : MAN
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French article : UNE
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Dance club figs. : DJS
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Big or full follower : BOSOMED
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Disgustingly large, as an amount of money : OBSCENE
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Bill blocker : NAY
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Antipoverty agcy. created under L.B.J. : OEO
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"Star Wars," e.g. : SAGA
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"Star Wars" critter : EWOK
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Where Troy Aikman was a QB : UCLA
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Pop's ___ Pop : IGGY
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Foreign refusal : NEIN
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Big laugh : ROAR
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Simple number : TUNE
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4-Down's item : MIC
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Driver's license info : SEX

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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