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Matt Ginsberg
Matt Ginsberg

NY Times, Sun, Mar 03, 2013 TAKEAWAY CROSSWORD

Author:
Matt Ginsberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Across Lite
Notepad: One letter of the alphabet has been removed from each clue every time it appears in the clue. If you remove this letter from the clue's answer, the remaining letters will themselves spell a word, which is to be entered in the grid. For example, the clue "Be a sni*ch" would suggest "Be a snitch" with a missing T, leading to the answer TATTLE, which, with the T's removed, would be entered in the grid as ALE. Every answer in the grid is a regular word or name except as indicated.
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C
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H
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A
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R
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S
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S
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A
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H
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I
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D
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H
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K
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O
O
H
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D
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R
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R
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N
T
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U
P
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D
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G
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G
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M
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T
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R
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C
O
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A
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M
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B
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R
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V
O
L
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S
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S
U
E
R
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U
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R
I
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R
A
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T
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E
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R
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I
L
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S
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E
D
E
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R
S
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O
R
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S
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R
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D
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O
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C
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T
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A
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L
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M
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A
L
L
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T
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R
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I
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F
L
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G
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L
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V
A
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L
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D
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F
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S
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E
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S
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U
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T
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R
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L
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R
H
O
D
A
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R
T
E
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R
A
S
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S
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R
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N
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R
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I
A
N
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E
S
T
E
E
© 2013, The New York Times
Across
1
Lucky orna*ents : CHARS
6
Pa*lavi and ot*ers [abbr.] : SAS
9
Modern TV standard, in brie* : HIDE
13
Pressure spo* : HOSEA
14
Became u*derstood : SAKI
15
Bevera*es with nutme* : ENOS
16
Den*a*e : OOHED
17
Evalua*e, as a chemical solu*ion [Lat.] : IRAE
18
T*taled : RANT
19
*ending home from *chool, *ay : UPENDING
21
Veni*onlike quality : GAMINE
23
Lock of hai* : TESS
24
Numbers *fter 1 : RECODES
25
S*ow wa*kers : AMBERS
28
Curta*n fabr*cs : VOLES
29
Repea* oneself? : SUER
30
Russian bo*s' names : URIS
32
Meteorite impa*t lo*ale : RATER
36
Messe* aroun* [Fr.] : ILE
37
They *ut the *edal to the metal : SEEDERS
39
Be *luttonous : ORE
40
___ M*st : SERRA
42
*oto-*oote* alte*native : DANO
43
Bed *or Dracula : COIN
44
Goe* to *ea [hyph.] : ETAIL
46
Lea*t big : MALLET
48
Cr**py s*nsation : RIFLING
51
Cate*pilla*, fo* one : LAVA
52
Nation on the Gul* o* Bothnia : INLAND
53
A*hle*ic examina*ion : FINESSES
57
*ountaintop : SUIT
58
Br**ks R*bins*n, f*r *ne : RILE
60
Beach Boys so*g girl : RHODA
61
Ch*rge with g*s : ERTE
62
Exo*ic fish : ERAS
63
Preserve, *s * me*t's fl*vor : SERIN
64
Causes a stin* : REES
65
Physiologist Pa*lo* : IAN
66
Ad*iration : ESTEE
Down
1
Cut into *ieces : CHOU
2
Lottery *inner's shout : HOOP
3
Bacon po*tion : ASHE
4
*ommunity pla*e to play : REENTER
5
Se**er of cowboy gear : SADDER
6
B**tl* Bail*y's sup*rior : SARG
7
*aked sweet treat [abbr.] : AKA
8
J. C. *enney com*etitor : SIEGEL
9
*empera*ure regula*or [Sp.] : HERMOSA
10
*ike ti*es in mosaics [2 wds.] : INAID
11
S*nger Warw*ck : DONNE
12
They'*e on a b*eak : ESTES
14
Lizards lac*ing nec*s : SINS
20
___-*hin : ISSUE
22
Indiana*olis *layers : ACERS
24
Hyman Kaplan crea*or Leo : ROSEN
25
*ooka* drug [2 wds.] : ASIS
26
*isorganize*, as i*eas : MULE
27
Higher-quali*y : BEER
28
R*undish : VIDAL
31
Teari*g : REDIG
33
*aloon *eat* : TOOL
34
Put *own : ERIE
35
Plur*l contr*ction : RENT
37
Fillin* to the *ills : SATIN
38
*lay hel*er : ROMAN
41
Bisho*s and others : RELATES
43
They'*e not coo*dinated : CLASHES
45
Mario who made lo*s of pi* s*ops : ANDREI
47
Ba* : AVERSE
48
Salo* worker, ofte* : RISER
49
*afeguard : INURE
50
Make* of *omantic ove*tu*es : FLITE
51
Departme*t store sectio* : LIES
53
Attac* from the sides : FLAN
54
*ip : SORT
55
Gramm* winner Gorme : EDIE
56
Smoothe*, as woo* : SANE
59
Not pre*isely : IRA
Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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