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New York Times, Monday, September 21, 2009

40-Down : Gangster a k a Scarface

Author:
Mark Feldman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Feldman.
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© 2009, The New York Times9/21/09 ( No. 21,867 )

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Across
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Even a tiny bit : ATALL
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Family group : CLAN
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Employs : USES
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Tia ___ (coffee liqueur) : MARIA
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Opposite of taped : LIVE
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Having everything arranged just so : NEAT
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Official with a stopwatch : TIMEKEEPER
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Goat cheese : FETA
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Bragging sort : SELFPROMOTER
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Uncle's partner : AUNT
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Going ___ (bickering) : ATIT
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Alternatives to woods : IRONS
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Sags : DROOPS
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Pinup's leg : GAM
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Broadcast : AIR
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Resuming the previous speed, in music : ATEMPO
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See 5-Down : ERIE
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What 17-, 20-, 56- and 60-Across are? : MAGAZINEREADERS
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Writer/illustrator Silverstein : SHEL
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Stroke gently : CARESS
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Owns : HAS
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Firms: Abbr. : COS
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Subject of a will : ESTATE
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Stable bedding : STRAW
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"The Thin Man" pooch : ASTA
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Wild goat : IBEX
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One good at forming connections with others : PEOPLEPERSON
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"And so ..." : ERGO
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Miser, e.g. : MONEYLOVER
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Sir Christopher the architect : WREN
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___ Minor (constellation) : URSA
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Bedtime story? : DREAM
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Fill : SATE
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"Leave in," to a proofer : STET
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Crystal ball users : SEERS
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Quantity: Abbr. : AMT
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___ chi ch'uan : TAI
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Where the humerus and ulna are : ARM
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Doesn't level with : LIESTO
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With 35-Across, view from Cleveland : LAKE
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Split : CLEFT
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Florentine painter Fra Filippo ___ : LIPPI
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Prevent, as disaster : AVERT
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Detective ___ Wolfe : NERO
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Not yet in a recognizable shape : UNFORMED
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Take care of : SEETO
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All gone, as dinner : EATEN
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Constellation elements : STARS
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Stretchables : ELASTICS
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Actress Farrow : MIA
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John or John Quincy : ADAMS
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Dickens's Heep : URIAH
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Oslo's country, to natives : NORGE
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La ___, Bolivia : PAZ
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Takes it slow : GOESEASY
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Disney deer : ENA
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Mal de ___ : MER
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Lead-in to nuptial : PRE
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Program for kicking a habit : REHAB
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Angry, and then some : IRATE
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County on the Thames : ESSEX
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Gangster a k a Scarface : ALCAPONE
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Nincompoop : ASS
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"Whoo ... whoo ..." caller : OWL
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Cassiterite : TINORE
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Gushes : SPEWS
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___ firma : TERRA
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Thesaurus compiler : ROGET
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Toward the left side of a ship : APORT
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Taste or touch : SENSE
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Halloween goody : TREAT
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Down Under birds : EMUS
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Former G.M. make : OLDS
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Sign flashed by Churchill : VEE
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Something that may be pricked : EAR
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Apt. divisions : RMS

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