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New York Times, Friday, August 23, 2013

Young colleen, across the North Channel

Author:
Ian Livengood
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ian Livengood

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 30 Missing: {FQVZ} This is puzzle # 29 for Mr. Livengood. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2013, The New York Times8/23/13 ( No. 23,299 )
Across
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Human-powered transport : PEDICAB
8
Lingerie enhancements : BRAPADS
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Japanese "thanks" : ARIGATO
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Consumed : EATENUP
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Like some Mideast ideology : PANARAB
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Grammy-winning singer from Barbados : RIHANNA
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"___ me later" : ASK
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Barrister's deg. : LLB
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Belief opposed by Communists : TSARISM
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Hammer and sickle : TOOLS
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Small arms : INLETS
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"Be right there" : JUSTASECOND
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Labor outfits : UNIONSHOPS
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Bubbly brand, for short : MOET
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Oral reports? : BURPS
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Des Moines-to-Cedar Rapids dir. : ENE
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It's known to locals as Cymraeg : WELSH
37
"Money" novelist, 1984 : AMIS
38
Orange entree, informally : MACNCHEESE
40
Not take a back seat to anyone? : RIDESHOTGUN
41
Diner freebies : STRAWS
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Fisherman's Wharf attraction : SEALS
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Young colleen, across the North Channel : WEELASS
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Browns' home, for short : CLE
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Bring to a boil? : IRE
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By the boatload : APLENTY
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Wastes : RUBSOUT
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Cubs' home : BEARDEN
56
Improbable victory, in slang : EPICWIN
57
Potentially embarrassing video : SEXTAPE
58
Mezzo-soprano Troyanos : TATIANA
Down
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Quebec preceder, to pilots : PAPA
2
Meaningful stretches : ERAS
3
Soft touch? : DINK
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Supermarket inits. : IGA
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Some bank offerings : CARLOANS
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Totally flummoxed : ATALOSS
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Spring figure? : BOBBLEHEAD
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Pitcher Blyleven with 3,701 strikeouts : BERT
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Oatmeal topping : RAISINS
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Close : ATHAND
11
Unit of wisdom? : PEARL
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"Little Girls" musical : ANNIE
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Actress Kirsten : DUNST
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Hits with some trash : SPAMS
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Sporty auto options : TTOPS
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Torch carriers : SCONCES
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Capital of South Sudan : JUBA
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Old one : UNUM
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Her voice was first heard in 2011 : SIRI
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It's already out of the bag : OPENSECRET
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Parts of a school athletic calendar : MEETS
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Designer Cassini : OLEG
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"Mi casa ___ casa" : ESSU
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Segue starter : THEN
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Everything, with "the" : WHOLEBIT
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Trip : MISSTEP
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Fried tortilla dish : CHALUPA
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Landlocked African land : RWANDA
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Collectors of DNA samples : SWABS
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Hides from Indians, maybe? : TEPEE
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Chill : RELAX
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All-points bulletin, e.g. : ALERT
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Final word in a holiday tune : SYNE
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Locale for many political debates : IOWA
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Perdition : RUIN
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Site of the Bocca Nuova crater : ETNA
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Poli ___ : SCI

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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