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New York Times, Thursday, August 26, 2010

Author:
Henry Hook
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Henry Hook

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 75, Blocks: 40 Missing: {XZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 55 for Mr. Hook. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 0826 ( 22,206 )
Across
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Actress ___ Pinkett Smith : JADA
5
Sports page fill : STATS
10
Derisive response to "She thinks she's going to be homecoming queen" : ASIF
14
Virus named for a river : EBOLA
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Texas' South ___ Island : PADRE
17
Spicy tea : CHAI
18
Where to see X's and O's : FOOTBALLDIAGRAMS
21
"CSI" field : FORENSICS
22
See : LOOKAT
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Balance : REST
24
Meadowlands squad : JETS
25
"Angélique" composer : IBERT
27
College bigwigs : PROVOSTS
31
Comfy-cozy : SNUG
32
Like 007's martinis : SHAKEN
33
"___ time" : ITS
35
Where to see X's and O's : ENDOFALOVELETTER
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Journey segment : LEG
40
Flaring garb : ALINES
41
Shade providers : ELMS
42
Followed : RESULTED
44
Medical breakthroughs : CURES
46
Draft choices : ALES
47
Fluffy stuff : LINT
48
Sharpness : ACUITY
51
Bing Crosby hit in which "your branches speak to me of love" : POINCIANA
56
Where to see X's and O's : HOLLYWOODSQUARES
58
Rice on a shelf : ANNE
59
"There's many ___ 'twixt ..." : ASLIP
60
Halloween option : TRICK
61
You might sweat it out : BEAD
62
Year-end celebrations : YULES
63
Tibetan herd : YAKS
Down
1
One of the acting Bridges : JEFF
2
Peek follower : ABOO
3
"Let's Make a Deal" choice : DOOR
4
Doppelgänger : ALTEREGO
5
Alley oops? : SPLIT
6
Soothing sprinkle : TALC
7
Tosses in : ADDS
8
Numerical prefix : TRI
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It's affected by global warming : SEALEVEL
10
Not this way : ACROSS
11
Big section of Bartlett's: Abbr. : SHAK
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"___ Strange Loop," 2007 Douglas Hofstadter book : IAMA
13
Symbol of revolutionary power : FIST
15
Capp lad : ABNER
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Staffer: Abbr. : ASST
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Fisherman's jubilant cry : GOTONE
24
Routine material : JOKES
25
Central : INNER
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Move slightly : BUDGE
27
Ring : PHONE
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Carried on : RAVED
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Sir or madam : TITLE
30
Florist's waste : STEMS
31
Season on the Seine? : SEL
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Squinter's eyes : SLITS
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Ones with rings: Abbr. : SRS
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Imperfect : FAULTY
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Shortcut in a chase scene, maybe : ALLEYWAY
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Period of the Cenozoic Era : TERTIARY
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Breezed (through) : SAILED
44
V as in Versailles : CINQ
45
Whole : UNCUT
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Talks like Daffy : LISPS
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Captain with a "regal overbearing dignity of some mighty woe" : AHAB
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Traffic marker : CONE
50
Arm part : ULNA
51
Survey : POLL
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Jon Arbuckle's pooch : ODIE
53
Met melody : ARIA
54
Spoon : NECK
55
Probes : ASKS
57
Nebraska rival, for short : OSU

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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