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New York Times, Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Author:
Steve Salitan
Editor:
Will Shortz
Influence ... and a hint to 20-, 26-, 46- and 56-Across
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Steve Salitan

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 39 Missing: {GQV} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Salitan. Wednesday freshness: 75%
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© 2011, The New York Times9/28/11 ( No. 22,604 )
Across
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1960s "Bye!" : PEACE
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___ de Boulogne (Paris park) : BOIS
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Web site with a "Buy It Now" option : EBAY
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Trip planner's aid : ATLAS
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Way back when : ONCE
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Miser's cry : MINE
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Angle symbol, in trigonometry : THETA
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Mark in a margin : STET
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Have ___ (lose it) : ACOW
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Iodine in a barber's first-aid kit? : EARCUTSOLUTION
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Ultimate degree : NTH
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Passbook abbr. : DEP
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Vamp Negri : POLA
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Doofus given a pink slip? : ASSDISMISSED
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Root used as a soap substitute : AMOLE
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Balancing pro : CPA
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Philosopher Mo-___ : TZE
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Dim bulb, so to speak : DULLARD
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Hobby kit with a colony : ANTFARM
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Sans affiliation: Abbr. : IND
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Muff : ERR
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Caffeine-laden nuts : KOLAS
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One modifying goals? : AIMSADJUSTOR
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Texas ___ M : AAND
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One with a 6-yr. term : SEN
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Tokyo, to shoguns : EDO
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Cronus and Rhea's barbecue remains? : ASHOFTHETITANS
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Official proceedings : ACTA
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Municipal laws: Abbr. : ORDS
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Like some checking accounts : NOFEE
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Title in an Uncle Remus story : BRER
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Unlucky number for Caesar? : XIII
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Influence ... and a hint to 20-, 26-, 46- and 56-Across : CLOUT
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Anti-snakebite supplies, e.g. : SERA
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Superheroes of comics : XMEN
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Well-versed : ADEPT
Down
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Party spread : PATE
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One of the Coens : ETHAN
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Argus-eyed : ALERT
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Odds-and-ends category : CATCHALL
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Son of Isaac : ESAU
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Ordered (around) : BOSSED
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Germane : ONTOPIC
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Home of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano: Abbr. : ICEL
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Eighth-inning hurler, often : SETUPMAN
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Many résumé submissions, these days : EMAILS
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Like a New York/Los Angeles romance : BICOASTAL
12
In a bit : ANON
13
Bow wood : YEW
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Results of most 100-yd. returns : TDS
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You, to Yves : TOI
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Serpent's home : SEA
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Curative locale : SPA
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Cornell of Cornell University : EZRA
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2012 Charlotte conventioneers: Abbr. : DEMS
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Sarah McLachlan hit : ADIA
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Bond that's often tax-free, for short : MUNI
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Rembrandt, notably : OLDMASTER
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Player of a TV junkman : REDDFOXX
38
Hoopster Erving, to fans : DRJ
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End-of-fight letters : TKO
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Predicted : FORETOLD
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"The Satanic Verses" novelist : RUSHDIE
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Much of Libya : SAHARA
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Mayo is part of it : ANO
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Greets at the door : SEESIN
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What might make molehills out of a mountain? : TNT
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Willem of "Platoon" : DAFOE
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Best : ONEUP
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Spread unit : ACRE
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At one's fighting weight, say : TRIM
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Machu Picchu builder : INCA
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Paving stone : SETT
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Gym rat's "six-pack" : ABS

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