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New York Times, Friday, September 7, 2001

54-Across : Big name in television

Author:
Manny Nosowsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Manny Nosowsky

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 29 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 139 for Mr. Nosowsky. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York Times9/7/01 ( No. 18,931 )

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Across
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One of those? : THAT
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Buff : AFICIONADO
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Words of commitment : OATH
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First pope : SIMONPETER
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Salad fruit : KIWI
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Sunkist product : ORANGESODA
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Off yonder : AFAR
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Nailed down : PEGGED
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Trivial pursuit : NIT
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Football gain : YARDS
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Rub down : WEAR
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Art follower : DECO
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Puts off : DEFERS
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Instrument on the Beatles' "Within You Without You" : SITAR
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Candidate of 1872 : GREELEY
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Cheerleaders' finales : SPLITS
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Long-___ : LEGGED
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Old galley : BIREME
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Certain reception : SOIREE
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Rectors' inferiors : CURATES
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Saul's general : ABNER
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Stir up : FOMENT
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___-humanité: Fr. : LESE
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Actor Herbert and others : LOMS
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Range : GAMUT
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Part of an 800 collect call number : ATT
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Flattops? : BERETS
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Inadvisable action : NONO
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Indian Ocean part : ARABIANSEA
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Touch off : TRIP
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Stop on the way : MOTORHOTEL
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Asteroid landed on in 2001 : EROS
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Hobo's aversion : STEADYWORK
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Big name in television : SONY
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Wine variety : TOKAY
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Important fortress in the Crusades : HAIFA
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Not just feuding : ATWAR
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Preparation for confession : THIRDDEGREE
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"Give ___ to Cerberus" (Greek and Roman saying) : ASOP
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Growth in a recently burned clearing : FIREWEED
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Colorful writing : IMAGERY
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Hands-on-hips dances : CONGAS
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Stevens of TV's "The Farmer's Daughter" : INGER
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Kind of page : OPED
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Super ___ (video game name) : NES
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Formerly : ATONETIME
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Makes a commitment (to) : DEDICATES
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Their addresses are not in the phone book : ORATORS
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"Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" singer : SEEGER
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Amateurs : DILETTANTES
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Run : FLEE
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Took a hop : SPRANG
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Travel far and wide : GLOBETROT
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Put back to work : REINSTATE
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Breed : SIRE
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Crummy advice : BUMSTEER
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Bows : SALAAMS
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Wakes up : COMESTO
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Temporarily : FORNOW
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William ___, chief of staff for Roosevelt and Truman : LEAHY
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Cuba's ___ Castle : MORRO
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Collection of chapters : UNION
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Stowe character : TOPSY
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Feeder frequenter : BIRD
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Scientist who won a 1977 Presidential Medal of Freedom : SALK
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It may be breathtaking : BOA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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