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New York Times, Monday, August 22, 2011

Author:
Milo Beckman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Milo Beckman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Beckman. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jim Horne notes:

Sometimes crossword editors tweak a few clues or a few grid entries. Sometimes the grid undergoes substantial change. Usually, we never know, but Mr. Beckman posted his original submission so you can see the dramatic changes in this one yourself. Note the two additional theme entries in the top and bottom rows.

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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 0822 ( 22,567 )
Across
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Handkerchief stuffed in the mouth, e.g. : GAG
4
"The 59th Street Bridge Song (___ Groovy)" (1967 hit) : FEELIN
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Start for a plant : SEED
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Hwy. : RTE
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Provide with the latest info : UPDATE
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Friend in war : ALLY
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Giant Mel : OTT
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Anti-abortion position : RIGHTTOLIFE
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Cry to a horse that's the opposite of "Giddyup!" : WHOA
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Allow : LET
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Place to get a facial : SPA
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Abandoned, in a way : LEFTTODIE
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Incorporate, as a picture in a blog : EMBED
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Kermit, e.g. : FROG
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Ice cream flavor that's a synonym for "boring" : VANILLA
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Up and about : ASTIR
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Announced : SAID
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Landon who lost to F.D.R. in 1936 : ALF
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Not shown in theaters : STRAIGHTTOVIDEO
43
Suffix with plug : OLA
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Not feral : TAME
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2000 comedy "Me, Myself & ___" : IRENE
46
Place to play foosball or Ping-Pong : RECROOM
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Wall Street pessimist : BEAR
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Arcade coin : TOKEN
51
Satisfactory : UPTOSNUFF
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Josh : KID
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Meadow : LEA
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Concerning : INRE
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Having no illusions or pretensions : DOWNTOEARTH
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Singer ___ King Cole : NAT
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Little of this and that : OLIO
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Fiat : DECREE
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Big Australian bird : EMU
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Move text around : EDIT
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Mrs. with a famous cow : OLEARY
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Lo-___ screen : RES
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Canine threat : GROWL
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"Casey ___ Bat" : ATTHE
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Go astray : GETOFFTRACK
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Wearing this is a PETA peeve : FUR
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Afterword : EPILOG
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Barely beaten : EDGED
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Christine of "Chicago Hope" : LAHTI
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Hairy TV cousin : ITT
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Fishermen cast them : NETS
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Deli meat : SALAMI
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Football's Manning : ELI
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Rice Krispies' Snap, Crackle or Pop : ELF
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Change from brunette to blonde, say : DYE
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"___ sesame" : OPEN
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Heart parts : ATRIA
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Doughnuts, topologically speaking : TORI
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What you might R.S.V.P. to via a computer : EVITE
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1982 Harrison Ford sci-fi film : BLADERUNNER
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Funny DeGeneres : ELLEN
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Actor Willem : DAFOE
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Hubbub : ADO
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Of ___ (somewhat) : ASORT
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Canonized fifth-century pope : STLEO
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SeaWorld whale : SHAMU
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Green machine? : ATM
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Sporty Pontiac of years past : GTO
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Competes (for) : VIES
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Tehran native : IRANI
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Tie again, as a necktie : REKNOT
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"I'm working ___" : ONIT
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Yachtsman, e.g. : BOATER
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Come in second : PLACE
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___ cotta : TERRA
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Box on a bowling scoresheet : FRAME
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Baby-to-be : FETUS
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Dumb ox : DODO
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Mother of a fawn : DOE
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Superannuated : OLD
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Nintendo console with a remote : WII
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Snaky fish : EEL
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"You there!" : HEY

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle.

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