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New York Times, Wednesday, September 21, 2011

71-Across : Pringles alternative

Author:
Peter A. Collins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQW} This is puzzle # 52 for Mr. Collins.
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© 2011, The New York Times9/21/11 ( No. 22,597 )
Across
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Humped ox : ZEBU
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Indo-European language speakers : ARYANS
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Longtime Elton John label : MCA
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"___ (So Far Away)" (1982 hit by A Flock of Seagulls) : IRAN
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Cut some more, maybe : REEDIT
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"Atonement" author McEwan : IAN
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California home of the Crystal Cathedral : GARDENGROVE
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Something that's burned : DVD
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Morlock's counterpart in science fiction : ELOI
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It may be felt by a blackboard : ERASER
23
Hums : PURRS
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California locale just south of Camp Pendleton : OCEANSIDE
29
Flightless flock : EMUS
30
Home ___ : INON
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Israeli arms : UZIS
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Positive : UPBEAT
34
Backside : RUMP
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Two out of nine? : ENS
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California State University campus site : BAKERSFIELD
41
"Ere Heaven shall ___ her portals ...": Byron : OPE
43
Guy's girl : AMIE
44
Bordelaise and others : SAUCES
47
Traditional Christmas purchases : FIRS
49
They play in front of QBs : CTRS
51
Part of rock's CSNY : NASH
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California's Sonoma County seat : SANTAROSA
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Concise : TERSE
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Wound up : ONEDGE
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Shopping site : MART
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Ocasek of the Cars : RIC
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Urban areas (as hinted at by the circled letters in this puzzle's grid) : INNERCITIES
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"Naughty!" : TSK
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Rests atop : LIESON
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"At Last" singer James : ETTA
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Urban grid: Abbr. : STS
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Obfuscate, in a way : ENCODE
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Pringles alternative : STAX
Down
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Turn one way before turning the other : ZIG
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Prohibition ___ : ERA
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Rare site during Prohibition : BAR
4
Like scuba diving : UNDERSEA
5
View from the Leaning Tower : ARNO
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Neighborhood : REGION
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"___ out!" (shout by a 24-Down) : YER
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Hubbub : ADO
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Skin care product name : NIVEA
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Severe : STERN
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Toyota Camry, e.g. : MIDSIZEDCAR
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Collapsed : CAVEDIN
13
Ursula of "The Blue Max" : ANDRESS
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Trains to Wrigley : ELS
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Sch. in Jonesboro : ASU
23
Little, in Lyon : PEU
24
See 7-Down : UMP
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Causes of some traffic slowdowns : RUBBERNECKS
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Cousins of girdles : CORSETS
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Sufficient, informally : ENUF
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Thing : ITEM
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Alias : AKA
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The Rolling Stones' "___ You" : MISS
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___-green : PEA
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Puerto ___ : RICO
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Ornamental crescents : LUNETTES
41
After a fashion : OFSORTS
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One who deals in rags? : PIANIST
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Last of the Mohicans? : ESS
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Sow or cow : SHE
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Part of S.O.P.: Abbr. : STD
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Flintlock accessory : RAMROD
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Nimble : AGILE
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Kidney secretion : RENIN
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Start of some cycles? : TRI
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Trouble spots? : ACNE
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Japanese supercomputer maker : NEC
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That, in Tabasco : ESO
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Cousin ___ of 1960s TV : ITT
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H : ETA
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Coltrane blew it : SAX

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle.

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