The so-called Perp Walk, where the accused are led from the Precinct Stationhouse on their way to court appearances, is a time-honored tradition at the 120th Precinct Stationhouse in Staten Island's St. George. section. The camera-shy still find ways to avoid having their face show up in the news. ------------------ Tuesday, June 16, 2009 Puzzle by Paula Gamache, edited by Will Shortz PERPS (47D. Those “walking” through the answers to the starred clues), TAMPERPROOF (17A. *Impervious to picking, as a lock), COPPERPLATE (25A. *Engraver’s surface), SEMPER PARATUS (36A. *Motto of the U.S. Coast Guard), PAPER-PUSHER (47A. *Routine-bound bureaucrat) and SUPERPOWERS (57A. *Countries with big militaries) are the interrelated entries of this Tuesday crossword. PEPPERS (18D. Jalapeños and chilies), PURR (37D. Sign of a contented cat) and PARR (43A. Catherine, the last wife of Henry VIII) are not included in the line-up, but are very suspect. Petal plucker’s pronoun, the clue for SHE at 64-Across, and a peppering of P’s throughout the crossword including PAH (61A. Part of a tuba’s sound) perpetrate this puzzle’s alliteration with no need for help from Peter Piper and his peck of pickled peppers. Mid-size entries include ALCOTT (12D. “Little Women” author); APACHE (44D. Geronimo’s tribe); BUSSING (40A. Playful kissing) and CUDDLES (45A. Nestles); COMMAS (11D. ,,,,,; FLEECE (5D. Lamb’s coat); HOMBRES (29D. Men of La Mancha); INAHEAP (28A Piled carelessly); ITSYOU (66A. Compliment heard in the dress department); NAMETAPE (3D. Camp clothing identifier); PARIAH (43D. Persona non grata); RANCHER (34D. Owner of a brand?); RUNOFF (1A. Leave in a hurry); SLEETED (22D. Rained pellets); STAPLE (14A. Swingline item); SUNLIT (63A. Naturally illuminated); TERRACE (32A. High-rise apartment garden site); UNLIKELY (38D. Improbable). Five-letter -- ARGUE (35D. Debate the pros and cons); AROSE (8D. Got out of bed); BEIGE (13D. It’s darker than cream); OATES (26D. Hall’s singing partner); PAUSE (48D. YouTube button); SCRAP (7D. Bit of fabric); STEAD (50D. Lieu; UNPIN (49D Remove, as a corsage); WOOER (9D. Affection seeker). Short stuff -- ANTE, ASIA, AWNS, CAB, CROP, EASE and ESE, ENTS, ERAS, FER, IEST, IMS, MCI, OLE, ONES, OPPS, PAH, PARR and PURR, PEND, PICA, PSI, REPO, RIC and RIO, RPI, RST and STU, SAP, SAWS, SIR, SMOG (22A. Air apparent?), SOT, SPF, SSS (42. Deflation sound), STEM, UTA, YAK (54A. Tibetan beast). Time to do the walk!
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Remaining clues -- Across: 7. Toothed tools; 11. Where a truck driver sits; 15. Field yield; 16. Corrida cheer; 19. Telecom giant acquired by Verizon; 20. Legal ending; 21. Leisure; 23. “Liquid diet” devotee; 30. Superlative suffix; 31. Seized vehicle; 41. Middle-earth creatures; 51. Online communications, for short; 52. Notable times; 53. Start the kitty; 54. Tibetan beast; 56. Rocker Ocasek; 62. Vietnam’s continent; 65. Remain undecided. Down: 1. Q-U connection; 2. Hagen of Broadway; 4. Antonyms: Abbr.; 6. Not agin; 10. Tanning lotion letters; 23. Knight’s title; 24. Bills in tills; 27. Type size; 33. Sch. In Troy, N.Y.; 39. Flower holder; 55. Barley beards; 57. Knucklehead; 58. Letter before omega; 59. ___ Grande; 60. “The ___ Erwin Show” of 1950s TV.