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New York Times, Tuesday, September 28, 2010

What to "Come see the softer side of," in a slogan

Author:
Michael Torch
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 16 for Mr. Torch. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York Times9/28/10 ( No. 22,239 )
Across
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Cornfield sounds : CAWS
5
Scarf material : WOOL
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Any member of the genus Homo : BIPED
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"___ happens ..." : ASIT
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Black : INKY
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In ___ (not yet born) : UTERO
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Prevalent : RIFE
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Having two or three kids in a family, nowadays : NORM
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What to "Come see the softer side of," in a slogan : SEARS
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Two charts? : PAIRAGRAPHS
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___ v. Wade : ROE
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Nav. rank : ENS
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Severely affected : HITHARD
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Dr. Seuss title : HOPONPOP
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Gloom's partner : DOOM
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Shipment to a smeltery : ORE
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Audited a class, say : SATIN
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Winter highway department needs : PLOWS
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See 43-Across : CARB
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Like some stock : NOPAR
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With 39-Across, kind of engine : DUAL
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Massage : KNEAD
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Retro photo tone : SEPIA
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New Orleans-to-Detroit dir. : NNE
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Some airport data: Abbr. : ARRS
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Drained : DEPLETED
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Danced at Rio's Carnival, maybe : SAMBAED
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Homer Simpson's Indian friend : APU
57
Mideast grp. : PLO
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Edit? : PAREAPHRASE
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Sharp : ACUTE
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Recipe step starter : ADDA
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Approve : OKAY
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Implement for an apple : CORER
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Israel's Golda : MEIR
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"Lonesome" tree : PINE
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Lets (up) : EASES
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Basic subj. for a surgeon : ANAT
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Goals : ENDS
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Fault-find : CARP
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Large part of a world atlas : ASIA
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Coffee shop convenience for a laptop : WIFI
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Not mono : STEREO
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Bird spec : WINGSPAN
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___ about (approximately) : ONOR
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Gumbo staple : OKRA
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___ node : LYMPH
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Point on a line? : BUSSTOP
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Suffix with suburban : ITE
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A bushel of Boscs? : PEARAMOUNT
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Boo-boo : ERROR
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Gave medicine : DOSED
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Raggedy ___ (dolls) : ANNS
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Concealed : HID
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Full or half nelson : HOLD
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What a debtor might be in : HOCK
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Algerian port : ORAN
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French father's affairs? : PEREAMOURS
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Western tribe : OTOS
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Spoke (up) : PIPED
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Back of the neck : NAPE
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Ebb : WANE
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Toboggan, e.g. : SLED
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Cutting remark : BARB
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Shred : RIPAPART
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Fabric dealers, to Brits : DRAPERS
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Coleridge's sacred river : ALPH
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Large quantity : SEA
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One side of "the pond" : EUROPE
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Gap : SPACE
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Foil-making giant : ALCOA
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Comedy alternative : DRAMA
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Fall place : EDEN
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1998 Sarah McLachlan song : ADIA
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Related : AKIN
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Hourglass fill : SAND
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Prominent features of a "Cats" poster : EYES
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Plumbing fitting : TEE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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