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New York Times, Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Word that can define 17- and 59-Across and 11-, 28- and 29-Down

Author:
Allan E. Parrish
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 21 for Mr. Parrish.
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© 2008, The New York Times8/20/08 ( No. 21,470 )
Across
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Formed for a specific purpose : ADHOC
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Good (at) : ADEPT
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"Next" network : MTV
14
Pipe type : BRIAR
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Inlay material : NACRE
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Back : AGO
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See 55-Down : LIFTINGTOOL
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Like Abner : LIL
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Prefix with -cardial : EPI
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Badlands feature : MESA
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Deprived : BEREFT
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Rapper Kanye : WEST
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Stood up to : FACED
26
Astaire wear : TOPHAT
29
Capote wearers : MATADORS
32
Munch Museum's home : OSLO
33
Starts of some brawls : SHOVES
35
Marshal under Napoleon : NEY
36
Hitcher's digit : THUMB
38
"I'd like to buy ___" : ANO
39
Straphanger's buy, once : TOKEN
41
Hosp. procedure : EEG
42
Ones in matching tuxes : USHERS
45
"Whip It" band : DEVO
46
Bulwark : MAINSTAY
48
Minded : OBEYED
50
Some sculptures : NUDES
51
___ Gailey of "Miracle on 34th Street" : FRED
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Talented Zero : MOSTEL
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Great Trek emigrant : BOER
55
Diner cupful : JOE
58
Guitar, in slang : AXE
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See 55-Down : PLAYINGCARD
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Water around Polynésie : MER
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Gobi greenery : OASES
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Comedy club host : EMCEE
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Pantry raider : ANT
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"It is equally an error to ___ all men or no man": Seneca : TRUST
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Canon competitor : NIKON
Down
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Up to it : ABLE
2
IV flow : DRIP
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Rec room item of old : HIFI
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Granola morsel : OAT
5
Yalta's peninsula : CRIMEA
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Recurring Woody Allen theme : ANGST
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Flash drive filler : DATA
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Writer Umberto : ECO
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Validation of a will : PROBATE
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Put on the tube : TELECAST
11
See 55-Down : MALEDONKEY
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End-of-workweek cry : TGIF
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Pioneering General Motors electric car : VOLT
18
Homes of twigs : NESTS
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McCarthy quarry : RED
24
Part of T.W.I.M.C. : WHOM
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Goodie bag goodie : FAVOR
26
Clan symbol : TOTEM
27
Milo of Hollywood : OSHEA
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See 55-Down : PLUGINSERT
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See 55-Down : MONEY
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A Chaucer pilgrim : REEVE
31
Church council : SYNOD
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Comedy club outbursts : HAHAS
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Commuters' terminus : BUSDEPOT
40
Had need of an E.R., maybe : ODED
43
Top-notch : STELLAR
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Philosopher Kierkegaard : SOREN
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Granola morsel : NUT
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Candice of "Murphy Brown" : BERGEN
51
Palm off : FOIST
52
Word from the crib : MAMA
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Teamed beasts : OXEN
54
Tournament passes : BYES
55
Word that can define 17- and 59-Across and 11-, 28- and 29-Down : JACK
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Modern ice cream flavor : OREO
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Scene of a fall : EDEN
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Tempe sch. : ASU
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Early 10th-century year : CMI

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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