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New York Times, Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Where you might see the message formed by the last words in 21-, 32-, 42- and 54-Across

Author:
Jim Peredo
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 37 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Peredo.
Jim Peredo notes:
We've all heard the phrase "Been there, done that." Typically, it means we've already experienced something and are bored by it or ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Jim does a fantastic job of themer selection today. There are many phrases that end with BEEN, THERE, DONE, and THAT, so I like that ... read more
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© 2014, The New York Times9/10/14 ( No. 23,682 )

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Across
1
Missing links : APEMEN
7
Place for a mud bath : SPA
10
Abductees' destinations, in some hard-to-believe stories : UFOS
14
Cleanser brand that "hasn't scratched yet" : BONAMI
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Shorten, perhaps : HEM
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Styptic pencil target : NICK
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Architect ___ Mies van der Rohe : LUDWIG
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Half an exorbitant fee? : ARM
19
Prefix with matter : ANTI
20
Riders in 10-Across : ETS
21
"What's goin' on?" : HOWYOUBEEN
24
Fuel rating : OCTANE
26
Motorized racers : KARTS
27
"I need my ___" : SPACE
30
Coquettish sorts : TEASES
32
"Let's shake!" : PUTERTHERE
34
Celestial strings : HARP
38
Inheritance tax target : ESTATE
39
"Yours truly" alternative : ASEVER
41
Actor Jackie who's his own stuntman : CHAN
42
"Don't worry, I'm O.K." : NOHARMDONE
46
Scoundrel : BADLOT
48
Cary of "The Princess Bride" : ELWES
49
Online birthday greeting : ECARD
52
Sinatra's big band leader : DORSEY
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"Hand it over!" : GIVEMETHAT
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___ alai : JAI
59
Be caught in ___ : ALIE
60
Mauna ___ : LOA
61
Some collectors' "vinyl" : ALBUMS
64
Cameron of "Bad Teacher" : DIAZ
65
Electric bill abbr. : KWH
66
Turn the page, say : READON
67
Common-sense : SANE
68
Recent U.S.N.A. graduate: Abbr. : ENS
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Where you might see the message formed by the last words in 21-, 32-, 42- and 54-Across : TSHIRT
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Up to the job : ABLE
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Wear a puss : POUT
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Some touchdown scorers : ENDS
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Gaping mouth : MAW
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Universal Music Group label : EMI
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Like all World Series games, now : NIGHT
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Tecumseh's tribe : SHAWNEE
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How salaries or rainfall may be reported : PERYEAR
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Bandoleer filler : AMMO
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In an open, no-apologies manner : UNABASHEDLY
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In better condition, to collectors : FINER
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The black pawns, e.g. : OCTET
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Washington pro team, informally : SKINS
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"I do solemnly swear ...," e.g. : OATH
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"Aloha Oe" instrument, for short : UKE
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Beachgoer's cooler-offer : OCEANBREEZE
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Part of C.D.: Abbr. : CERT
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Design detail, briefly : SPEC
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Market aggressively : PUSH
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Lead-in to "boy!" or "girl!" : ATTA
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Blacken on a barbecue : SEAR
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Watch over : TEND
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Say for certain : AVOW
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Tennis great Lacoste : RENE
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Secret Service's charge: Abbr. : PRES
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Jolly Roger crewman : SMEE
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Historic section of a city : OLDTOWN
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Big kerfuffles : HOOHAHS
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Gillette brand : ATRA
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Halsey or Nimitz: Abbr. : ADM
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"OMG!," old-style : EGADS
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Eyelashes, anatomically : CILIA
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For the birds? : AVIAN
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Boot up : START
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Sommer of "A Shot in the Dark" : ELKE
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Oscar winner Dench : JUDI
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Love, in Lisbon : AMOR
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"___ it ironic?" : ISNT
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WKRP's Nessman : LES
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"Rubbish!" : BAH

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle.

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