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New York Times, Friday, August 26, 2011

He said "I never think I have finished a nude until I think I could pinch it"

Author:
Brendan Emmett Quigley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Brendan Emmett Quigley

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 31 Missing: {KQZ} This is puzzle # 150 for Mr. Quigley.
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© 2011, The New York Times8/26/11 ( No. 22,571 )

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Across
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Like a snap : REALEASY
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With 46-Down, strike zones : TARGET
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Kind of stew : OXTONGUE
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Role Enrico Caruso was preparing for when he died : OTELLO
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Eye openers? : DILATERS
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He said "I never think I have finished a nude until I think I could pinch it" : RENOIR
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Glossy scarf fabrics : ALAMODES
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Japanese mat : TATAMI
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Well and good finish? : NESS
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Like Hollywood : CINEMATIC
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Landing place : WHARF
26
Yardbird : CON
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"Here's Johnny!" memoirist : MCMAHON
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Line in the sand? : CARAVAN
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Give a hand : DEALIN
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Think that just maybe one can : DARETO
37
Put down in writing : INDITED
39
Deep orangish hue : MARSRED
40
Take in : SEE
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One code-named Renegade by the Secret Service : OBAMA
43
Hundred Years' War leader : JOANOFARC
46
Colonial group : ANTS
50
A destroyer may be in one : ARMADA
51
"Forget I said that" : IGNOREIT
54
Like pupils that are too small : MIOTIC
55
Big, purple Hanna-Barbera character : GRAPEAPE
56
Take stock? : INVEST
57
Go mano a mano : HAVEATIT
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Discharges : EGESTS
59
Romulus and Remus, to Rhea Silvia : TWINSONS
Down
1
1956 movie monster : RODAN
2
What some dictators end up in : EXILE
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What may hold a world of information? : ATLAS
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Good earth : LOAMS
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Inside opening? : ENTO
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Like many ports : AGED
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"Absolutely!" : SURECAN
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"Absolutely!" : YESSIR
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Rich dessert : TORTE
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Elite soldiers : ATEAM
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Dollar store? : RENTACARS
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Show poor sportsmanship about, say : GLOATOVER
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Waste : ELIMINATE
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Like Life Savers : TORIC
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Cowboys compete in it: Abbr. : NFC
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Tiny amount : WHIT
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Aid in gaining an edge : HONE
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Start of the 16th century : MDI
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"1984" activity : CENSORING
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Played : MADEAMOVE
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Turns off : ALIENATES
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Very early 2-Down : ADAM
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Hardly seen at the Forum? : RARA
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Sign of assent : NOD
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E.R. status : DOA
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"Goodbye, Columbus" co-star, 1969 : MACGRAW
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Intelligent : BRIGHT
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___ Oliver, a k a the Naked Chef : JAMIE
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Certain foot specialist : ODIST
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Trivia quiz fodder : FACTS
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See 9-Across : AREAS
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Just ducky : NEATO
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Court gimme : TIPIN
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Correction corrections : STETS
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Language spoken on Pandora : NAVI
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Not settled : OPEN

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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