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New York Times, Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Petrify ... or what five alternating words in 17-, 23-, 29-, 43- and 50-Across can do?

Author:
Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Elizabeth C. Gorski

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQVX} This is puzzle # 180 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York Times8/4/10 ( No. 22,184 )
Across
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Part of un archipiélago : ISLA
5
Urban commuter's aid : BUSMAP
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"My dear ___" : SIR
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Gorged, gorged and gorged some more, informally : ATEUPASTORM
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Blow away : AWE
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Unwritten reminders : MENTALNOTES
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"Top Gun" target : MIG
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Zen enlightenment : SATORI
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Wimbledon do-over : LET
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RC, e.g. : COLA
22
Sail support : MAST
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The Pirates of the N.C.A.A. : SETONHALL
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ID entered on every I.R.S. form : SSN
26
"My ___ Private Idaho," 1991 film : OWN
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Lip-puckering : SOUR
29
Robert Frost poem about a snowfall : THEONSET
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Anything to talk about : TOPIC
36
Clock face : DIAL
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Shaped like pizza slices : WEDGY
40
"99 Luftballons" band, 1984 : NENA
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Shopaholic's indulgence : SPREE
43
It may have wire binding : STENOPAD
45
Trees loved by squirrels : OAKS
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Sch. in Columbus : OSU
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Halves of qts. : PTS
50
Oranges, reds and golds : FALLTONES
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Busy bee : DOER
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Impolite : RUDE
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Comic Charlotte : RAE
58
Pageant crowns : TIARAS
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Swearing-in phrase : IDO
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Petrify ... or what five alternating words in 17-, 23-, 29-, 43- and 50-Across can do? : TURNTOSTONE
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Number after many a state postal abbr. : ZIP
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Many a Twitter message : ONESENTENCE
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Taxonomy suffix : ZOA
66
Undemanding courses : EASYAS
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Nothing, in Nantes : RIEN
Down
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Big name in pet food : IAMS
2
The Titanic, for one : STEAMSHIP
3
Was a sounding board : LENTANEAR
4
Road runners : AUTOS
5
Neighbor of Java : BALI
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Dept. of Defense branch : USN
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Embezzled, e.g. : STOLE
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Mozart's "Ave Verum Corpus" and others : MOTETS
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Playground retort : ARETOO
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Residents of 10 Downing St. : PMS
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Part of the U.S. south of the Equator : SAMOA
12
Volunteer's cry : IWILL
13
Fit for the throne : REGAL
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Dolly who sang "9 to 5" : PARTON
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Time: Prefix : CHRONO
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Dagger in "The Mikado" : SNEE
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Fanatic : NUT
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Norms: Abbr. : STDS
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Egypt-to-Niger dir. : WSW
30
Enthusiastic flamenco cry : OLEOLE
31
N.F.L. stats : TDS
33
Alternative to mushroom or sausage : PEPPERONI
34
Spellbound : INATRANCE
35
Wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am types : CADS
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1960s band with a car-related name, with "the" : GTOS
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"Sounds good!" : YES
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Break a fast : EAT
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One with no tan lines : NUDIST
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Czech currency : KORUNA
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Some drums : SNARES
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Humid day hair problem : FRIZZ
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It's mastered in a studio : AUDIO
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Rx for Parkinson's : LDOPA
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Minuscule, informally : EENSY
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Western, in slang : OATER
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Oceans : TONS
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Viewed : SEEN
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Stiff ballet shoe part : TOE
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Reason for a service break at Wimbledon? : TEA

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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