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New York Times, Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Supply weapons to a committee head?

Author:
Timothy Powell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Timothy Powell

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 35 Missing: {JXZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Powell.
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© 2007, The New York Times1/23/07 ( No. 20,895 )
Across
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Hindu master : SWAMI
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"All That Jazz" director Bob : FOSSE
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Scoreboard fig. : PTS
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Apartment sign : TOLET
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Crayola choice : COLOR
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Sound of relief : AAH
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Supply weapons to a committee head? : ARMTHECHAIR
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Org. for Bulls and Bucks : NBA
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Check payee, maybe : BEARER
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Deere product : TRACTOR
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Conger catchers : EELERS
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Western resort lake : TAHOE
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Playboy publisher, to friends : HEF
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Wimpy : WEAK
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Purchase for a beer blast : CASE
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Carroll's tea party visitor : ALICE
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Take to the sky : SOAR
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Scored 100% on : ACED
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Sophisticated : WORLDLY
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Be delayed : RUNLATE
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Banjo site in "Oh! Susanna" : KNEE
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Magi's origin, with "the" : EAST
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Heroic Schindler : OSKAR
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Many a sitcom rating : TVPG
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Isn't misused? : AINT
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Colonnade tree : ELM
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Bengay user : ACHER
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The "magic word" : PLEASE
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Calls to help lines : QUERIES
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California wine valley : SONOMA
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20's dispenser : ATM
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Donate to Eve? : SPARETHERIB
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"Don't ___ fool!" : BEA
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Fruit served in balls : MELON
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Toothbrush brand : ORALB
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Author Rand : AYN
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Huge haulers : SEMIS
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Big name in little trucks : TONKA
Down
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Wild guess : STAB
2
Sported : WORE
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___ mater : ALMA
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Downing Street distance : METRE
5
Nuptials words : ITHEEWED
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Media watchdog agcy. : FCC
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"___ la la!" : OOH
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Blind parts : SLATS
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Evening, to Yves : SOIR
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Printing after a printing : ERRATA
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Criticize a bakery dessert? : PANTHECAKE
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Just not done : TABOO
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Don't hog : SHARE
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___ Stanley Gardner of mysteries : ERLE
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Cellist Pablo : CASALS
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Expected grade in a gut course : EASYA
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Original "King Kong" studio : RKO
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Pro-war sort : HAWK
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North Carolina university : ELON
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Send law enforcement packing? : FIRETHEMAN
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Grand ___ (wine designation) : CRU
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Nimble-minded : CLEVER
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Howard Stern sidekick Lange : ARTIE
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Series ender : ETAL
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Skin: Suffix : DERM
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Piece of dark meat : LEG
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Just O.K. : NOTSOHOT
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Erie Canal mule : SAL
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Beam splitters : PRISMS
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Tweed twitter Thomas : NAST
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Jordanian port : AQABA
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Good-looker : CUTEY
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Song of David : PSALM
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Start of the año nuevo : ENERO
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Olympics blade : EPEE
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Algerian city : ORAN
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Half of half-and-half : MILK
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"Mamma Mia" pop group : ABBA
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Louis XVI, e.g. : ROI
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Nav. rank : ENS

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle.

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