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New York Times, Monday, September 23, 2013

"Let's go!" ... or a hint for the ends of 20-, 28-, 41- and 52-Across

Author:
Susan Gelfand
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Susan Gelfand

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FJQZ} This is puzzle # 10 for Ms. Gelfand.
Will Shortz notes:
My favorite theme answer here is THE THREE R'S, especially as R'S are a fun thing to roll. I edited this puzzle on a plane ride to ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
WITT (Wish I'd Thought of That) concept for a Monday puzzle; a "how are these disparate things linked" theme. Especially clever that ... read more
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B
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R
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A
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D
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D
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U
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B
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S
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O
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L
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I
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D
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A
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D
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A
S
A
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O
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S
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M
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N
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S
R
O
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S
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A
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D
D
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E
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C
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I
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M
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O
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P
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T
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T
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H
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E
T
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R
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E
E
R
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S
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A
M
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E
L
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I
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T
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S
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T
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O
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O
L
L
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A
C
H
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O
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R
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S
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G
O
O
G
O
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O
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E
Y
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I
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M
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A
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M
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D
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T
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A
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C
O
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U
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M
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B
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L
L
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V
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I
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C
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R
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A
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C
R
A
W
S
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E
V
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D
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A
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N
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S
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P
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© 2013, The New York Times9/23/13 ( No. 23,330 )
Across
1
Actor Pitt : BRAD
5
Do a voice-over for, as a foreign-language film : DUB
8
Cube or sphere : SOLID
13
Gave a hand : AIDED
15
Cute ___ button : ASA
16
More than fat : OBESE
17
___ Hawkins Day : SADIE
18
Places where only guys go : MENSROOMS
20
Food preparation cutting technique : SLICEANDDICE
22
And so on and so forth: Abbr. : ETCETC
23
Eisenhower, affectionately : IKE
24
Cleaning tool : MOP
27
School charges? : TOTS
28
School basics : THETHREERS
32
Thailand, formerly : SIAM
33
Bronco great John : ELWAY
34
"Let's go!" ... or a hint for the ends of 20-, 28-, 41- and 52-Across : ITSTIMETOROLL
39
Sneezing sound : ACHOO
40
Regrets : RUES
41
Look of infatuation : GOOGOOEYES
44
Muslim leader : IMAM
48
53-Down grad: Abbr. : ENS
49
Ruckus : DIN
50
Mexican dish sometimes described as "hot" : TAMALE
52
Fancy dress affairs : COSTUMEBALLS
55
In the opposite order : VICEVERSA
58
Gullet parts : CRAWS
59
Dodge : EVADE
60
"Barbara ___" (Beach Boys hit) : ANN
61
Waste carrier : SEWER
62
John who succeeded William Henry Harrison : TYLER
63
Bellum's opposite : PAX
64
Small songbirds : TITS
Down
1
Short-legged hound : BASSET
2
Theater district : RIALTO
3
One who's hooked : ADDICT
4
Clears with a scraper, say : DEICES
5
"___ Yankees" : DAMN
6
Secondhand : USED
7
Stagecoach robber : BANDIT
8
Wizards : SORCERERS
9
Instrument used to set the pitch for an orchestra : OBOE
10
Novelist Tolstoy : LEO
11
Suffix with capital or Marx : ISM
12
___ Moines, Iowa : DES
14
Bug spray ingredient : DEET
19
One of an Indian minority : SIKH
21
Part of a play after intermission, maybe : ACTII
24
Whine : MEWL
25
Said aloud : ORAL
26
College subj. with experiments : PSY
29
Breakfast meat : HAM
30
Fingernail file : EMERY
31
"Evil Woman" grp. : ELO
32
Watched protectively : STOODOVER
34
Clickable symbol : ICON
35
Pres. Jefferson : THOS
36
Soak, in dialect : SOG
37
Wed. preceder : TUE
38
West: Sp. : OESTE
39
18, e.g., as a minimum for voting : AGE
42
French river : OISE
43
Snare : ENTRAP
44
Turkish inn : IMARET
45
African land whose name consists of three state postal abbreviations : MALAWI
46
Completely wrong : ALLWET
47
Counterpart of Mmes. : MESSRS
51
School basics : ABCS
52
Yield : CEDE
53
Annapolis inst. : USNA
54
Tailless cat : MANX
55
One who might care for a sick cat : VET
56
Wall-climbing plant : IVY
57
Where L.A. is : CAL

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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