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New York Times, Monday, January 12, 2004

Not the most comfortable place to sleep

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Kurt Mengel
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Mengel.
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© 2004, The New York Times1/12/04 ( No. 19,788 )
Across
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Birds' homes : NESTS
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Order (around) : BOSS
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Quaint cry of shock : EGAD
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Not bottled, as beer : ONTAP
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Choir voice : ALTO
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Knot : NODE
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Writer ___ Rogers St. Johns : ADELA
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Nay opposers : YEAS
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Coin opening : SLOT
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Nursery rhyme bakery item : HOTCROSSBUN
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Rap's Dr. ___ : DRE
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Theater alert : SRO
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More down and out : SEEDIER
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Omaha's home: Abbr. : NEB
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Burden : ONUS
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Letters and packages : MAIL
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Make, in arithmetic : ARE
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Reception with open arms : WARMWELCOME
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Was a passenger : RODE
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Play on the radio : AIR
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Supply-and-demand subj. : ECON
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Tidy Lotto prize : COOLMILLION
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Mary ___ cosmetics : KAY
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Sweet Spanish dessert : FLAN
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Suffix with kitchen : ETTE
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Railroad stop: Abbr. : STA
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Once-fashionable card game : CANASTA
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PanAm rival : TWA
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Doctors' org. : AMA
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Scarce consolation : COLDCOMFORT
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Pompeii, e.g., today : RUIN
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Writer Ephron : NORA
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Anouk of "La Dolce Vita" : AIMEE
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Capital NNW of Copenhagen : OSLO
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Slaughter of the 1940's-50's Cardinals : ENOS
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___-fatty acid : TRANS
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Taking the blue ribbon : BEST
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Fall mo. : SEPT
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Elephant groups : HERDS
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Ark builder : NOAH
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Prefix with derm : ENDO
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Leave in, as text : STET
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Bathroom powders : TALCS
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Songbird : SPARROW
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Seabiscuit and Citation, e.g. : BAYS
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Barcelona cheers : OLES
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Pierces : STABS
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Flip response to a complaint : SOSUEME
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Naval rank: Abbr. : ENS
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Famous bed tester : GOLDILOCKS
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Love to pieces : ADORE
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Keep (from) : DETER
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Mrs. Chaplin : OONA
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Patricia who won an Oscar for "Hud" : NEAL
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Backgammon equipment : DICE
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Drug cop : NARC
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Suffix with switch : EROO
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Not the most comfortable place to sleep : BEDOFNAILS
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Russia's ___ Mountains : URAL
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Grin : SMILE
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Lawyer's document : WRIT
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Palace protector : MOAT
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"A Day Without Rain" singer, 2000 : ENYA
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Singer Fitzgerald : ELLA
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Fem. opposite : MASC
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Recites : INTONES
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Germany's ___ von Bismarck : OTTO
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Educational innovation of the 1960's : NEWMATH
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Tree with pods : CAROB
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Entertain : AMUSE
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By oneself : ALONE
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Blazing : AFIRE
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Let go : DROP
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Play group? : CAST
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Bridge master Sharif : OMAR
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Tear : REND
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"___ of the D'Urbervilles" : TESS
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Word in most of the Commandments : NOT

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