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  • Title: November 23, 2011 - "Close Finish"
  • Author: By Randall J. Hartman
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  • Title: New York Times, Monday, February 27, 2012
  • Author: Bill Thompson
  • Editor: Will Shortz
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A1. Stupefy ~ AMAZE
A1. ___ Longstocking (children's story character) ~ PIPPI
A6. Word before noon or time ~ HIGH
A6. Dating from ~ ASOF
A10. Mardi ___ ~ GRAS
A10. Shaping tool ~ ADZE
A14. Lincoln Town Car, e.g. ~ SEDAN
A14. Energy giant that filed for bankruptcy in 2001 ~ ENRON
A15. Eligible to serve ~ ONEA
A15. Rob of "Parks and Recreation" ~ LOWE
A16. The Sultan of Swat ~ RUTH
A16. Relative of a frog ~ TOAD
A17. Rises to the challenge ~ STANDSTALL
A17. Exhibits pride ~ STANDSTALL
A19. On the other side ~ ANTI
A19. Hens lay them ~ EGGS
A20. One who fell off a turnip truck ~ YOKEL
A20. Calc prerequisite ~ TRIG
A21. Lennox of the Eurythmics ~ ANNIE
A21. Fine and dandy ~ AOK
A22. Surgeons' org. ~ AMA
A22. "Loud and clear, bro" ~ IDIG
A25. Swiss folk hero ~ WILLIAMTELL
A24. ___ Vegas ~ LAS
A28. Puts up a fight ~ RESISTS
A25. Betray a lover's confidences ~ KISSANDTELL
A30. Cocktail lounge bill ~ TAB
A29. Lashes grow from it ~ EYELID
A31. "Too much!" ~ RAD
A31. Confederate general at Gettysburg ~ LEE
A32. Concerning ~ ASTO
A32. ___ v. Wade ~ ROE
A33. Pungent ~ ACRID
A33. Surround with a saintly light ~ ENHALO
A35. Evidence of graft ~ HANDINTHETILL
A36. Craps table surface ~ FELT
A41. ___ Hawkins Day ~ SADIE
A37. Symbol of embezzlement ~ HANDINTHETILL
A42. Scott of "Joanie Loves Chachi" ~ BAIO
A41. Landlord's due ~ RENT
A44. Part of a dollar sign ~ ESS
A42. Surface for an unpaved road ~ GRAVEL
A47. What the Gipper wanted ~ WIN
A43. Docs' grp. ~ AMA
A48. Ground together, as teeth ~ GNASHED
A44. Abbr. on a garment sale tag ~ IRR
A51. Resulting in serious damage ~ TAKINGATOLL
A46. 2001 Sean Penn movie ~ IAMSAM
A54. Lyons lane ~ RUE
A50. E-ZPass pays it ~ HIGHWAYTOLL
A55. Informal discussions ~ CHATS
A54. Israeli gun ~ UZI
A56. Topics for a board of directors ~ ITEMS
A55. One of nine on a Clue board ~ ROOM
A58. Battle-axes ~ HAGS
A56. Water, when it gets cold enough ~ ICE
A59. "Aqualung" band ~ JETHROTULL
A57. Greek H's ~ ETAS
A64. Therefore ~ ERGO
A58. Spirited horse ~ ARAB
A65. Chorus syllables ~ LALA
A60. Group with the 1971 3x platinum album "Aqualung" ~ JETHROTULL
A66. Subject of the Tripartite Convention of 1899 ~ SAMOA
A63. Bough ~ LIMB
A67. Can. province ~ SASK
A64. Vogue rival ~ ELLE
A68. Home to Utah Valley University ~ OREM
A65. "Gay" city ~ PAREE
A69. Vagabond ~ TRAMP
A66. Small bouquet ~ POSY
D1. Real jerk ~ ASS
A67. Wedding cake feature ~ TIER
D2. Citi Field ballplayer ~ MET
A68. Place ~ STEAD
D3. Sooner State city ~ ADA
D1. Mortar's partner ~ PESTLE
D4. Wild and crazy ~ ZANY
D2. Place for arriving office papers ~ INTRAY
D5. Makes Brown green? ~ ENDOWS
D3. Kudos ~ PRAISE
D6. Hyatt and Hilton ~ HOTELS
D4. Ping-___ ~ PONG
D7. Entirely ~ INALL
D5. Neither Rep. nor Dem. ~ IND
D8. Cowlick control ~ GEL
D6. Voices above tenors ~ ALTOS
D9. Actor Holbrook ~ HAL
D7. Good long baths ~ SOAKS
D10. 18th President ~ GRANT
D8. Avian hooter ~ OWL
D11. Badwater Ultramarathon participant ~ RUNNER
D9. Catlike ~ FELINE
D12. The Scourge of God ~ ATTILA
D10. Suffered ignominious failure, in slang ~ ATEIT
D13. Cop's badge ~ SHIELD
D11. High-class poetry it isn't ~ DOGGEREL
D18. "Saturday Night Live" segment ~ SKIT
D12. Zig's opposite ~ ZAG
D21. Scope ~ AMBIT
D13. Workers with mss. ~ EDS
D22. Coach Parseghian of the Fighting Irish ~ ARA
D18. Greeted informally ~ SAIDHI
D23. Work together ~ MESH
D23. Ike's inits. ~ DDE
D24. Fictional terrier ~ ASTA
D25. Ilk ~ KIND
D26. Rash reaction ~ ITCH
D26. Honolulu hello ~ ALOHA
D27. River through Interlaken ~ AARE
D27. Laze ~ LOLL
D29. Cyclotron particles ~ IONS
D28. Court do-over ~ LET
D33. Competed, la Joey Chestnut ~ ATE
D30. Gave temporarily ~ LENT
D34. "That's mine!" ~ DIBS
D34. Wrathful ~ ANGRY
D36. Starts to develop ~ DAWNS
D35. 8 1/2" x 11" paper size: Abbr. ~ LTR
D37. "Gotcha, dude" ~ IDIG
D36. "Annie" or "Annie Hall" ~ FILM
D38. Pinta companion ~ NINA
D37. Prefix with sphere ~ HEMI
D39. Cowardly Lion portrayer ~ LAHR
D38. "Slot machines" and "cash lost in 'em," e.g. ~ ANAGRAMS
D40. Place ~ LIEU
D39. More fiendish ~ EVILER
D43. Poem of tribute ~ ODE
D40. Freshwater duck ~ TEAL
D44. Scratches the surface ~ ETCHES
D41. "Go team!" ~ RAH
D45. Largest desert in the world ~ SAHARA
D44. ___ Jima ~ IWO
D46. Bluegrass singer Ricky ~ SKAGGS
D45. Kind of engine for an airplane ~ RAMJET
D48. The Big Apple ~ GOTHAM
D47. Sew up, as a wound ~ SUTURE
D49. Card or Nat ~ NLER
D48. Rhododendron relative ~ AZALEA
D50. Close, but no cigar ~ ALMOST
D49. Deceived ~ MISLED
D52. "No harm, no foul!" ~ ITSOK
D51. Model building or stamp collecting ~ HOBBY
D53. Boxer's pursuit ~ TITLE
D52. "Annie" or "Annie Hall" ~ TITLE
D57. Part of Orion's belt ~ STAR
D53. Autumn hue ~ OCHER
D59. "American Idol" judge, briefly ~ JLO
D57. Coup d'___ ~ ETAT
D60. Pencil holder? ~ EAR
D58. Swiss peak ~ ALP
D61. Thurman of "Motherhood" ~ UMA
D59. ___ de Janeiro ~ RIO
D62. Herbert of "The Phantom of the Opera" ~ LOM
D61. QB Manning ~ ELI
D63. Once around the track ~ LAP
D62. Photo ___ ~ OPS

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