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New York Times, Wednesday, August 21, 2013

44-Down : Toys known as Action Men in the U.K.

Author:
Jonathan Gersch
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {BKQVX} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Gersch.
Jonathan Gersch notes:
First, thanks to Jeff and XWord Info for presenting this forum. As I recall, the idea for this one just popped in my head, as they ... read more
Will Shortz notes:
The large amount of theme material in this puzzle impacted the grid in some unappealing ways. Balancing quantity of theme and quality ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Such a shame that constructor extraordinaire NATAN Last wasn't in on this one. =] Great concept for a theme. I really liked the idea ... read more
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© 2013, The New York Times8/21/13 ( No. 23,297 )
Across
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Testimony spot : STAND
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Nursing school subj. : ANAT
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Defeats regularly, in slang : OWNS
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Muscular strength : SINEW
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30 Rock's architectural style : DECO
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Female mil. unit created 5/15/42 : WAAC
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Like a patient person's attitude : WAITANDSEE
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Analogy words : ISTO
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Flying Cloud of old autodom : REO
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Take the top off of, in a way : UNHAT
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Stray from the subject : GOOFFONATANGENT
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Rooney ___, star of "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" : MARA
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Browses, in a way : SURFS
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Place to wallow in mud : STY
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Quick ballroom dance : CHACHA
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Relating to the calf : SURAL
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Mideast monarchy : SULTANATEOFOMAN
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Passion : ARDOR
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Term of address for a 2-Down : SENORA
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Model Carangi : GIA
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One of almost 20 French kings : LOUIS
49
Fishing rod, flies, lures, etc. : GEAR
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Without delay : INSTANTANEOUSLY
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Where some ex-major-leaguers play : JAPAN
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___ Taylor (clothing retailer) : ANN
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Company that once owned the trademark "Escalator" : OTIS
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Not corroborated : UNATTESTED
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Cork's locale : EIRE
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Component of brass : ZINC
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Words of compassion : ICARE
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Progeny : SEED
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Rash feeling? : ITCH
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See 61-Down : LINES
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Vane dir. : SSW
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Member of la familia : TIA
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Purchase from Pat Sajak : ANI
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Last figure on an invoice : NET
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Tower over : DWARF
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Scanners, webcams, etc. : ADDONS
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Super ___ (old game console) : NES
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Do superbly on : ACE
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Shoe part : TOE
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Short, in a way : OWING
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Laps against : WASHES
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Floating : NATANT
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"Star Trek" character who says "Aye" a lot : SCOTTY
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Modernist's prefix : NEO
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Failing inspection, say : UNSAFE
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Some pickups : GMCS
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Island with Yokohama Bay : OAHU
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Like many presentations : ORAL
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Statements in a legal case : FACTA
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Alpine land : AUSTRIA
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Irrefutable : TRUE
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Some "Hair" hairdos : AFROS
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Sci-fi author Ellison : HARLAN
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"___ the seventh day ..." : ANDON
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"Cute" sound : LONGU
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Month in l'été : AOUT
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Where Duff Beer is poured : MOES
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___ Sea (now-divided waters) : ARAL
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___ a one : NARY
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Toys known as Action Men in the U.K. : GIJOES
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Headed for sudden death, perhaps : INATIE
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Aim high : ASPIRE
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Swipe, as a purse : SNATCH
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Shocked, in a way : TASED
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Tolkien creature : ENT
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Negro leagues star Buck ___ : ONEIL
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Assault weapon named for its designer : UZI
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Minor complaint : NIT
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Post-apartheid ruling org. : ANC
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Chem. or biol. : SCI
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With 69-Across, beach markings ... 14 of which are hidden vertically and horizontally elsewhere in this puzzle : TAN
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'Fore : ERE
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___ Plaines, Ill. : DES

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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