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New York Times, Monday, January 3, 2005

Violation of the Geneva Convention

Author:
Gregory E. Paul
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Gregory E. Paul

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {BQZ} This is puzzle # 115 for Mr. Paul.
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© 2005, The New York Times1/3/05 ( No. 20,145 )
Across
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Swear to : AVER
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"What's the ___ that can happen?" : WORST
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Nose (out) : EDGE
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Ending with hard or soft : WARE
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Baker who sang "Sweet Love," 1986 : ANITA
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Shed one's skin : MOLT
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Many a homecoming attendee : ALUM
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Work over, as a ship : REFIT
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Fat of the lamb : SUET
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"Draw one," in diner slang : CUPOFCOFFEE
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Wildebeest : GNU
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English dog : SETTER
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Straight from the garden : FRESH
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Rewrites : EDITS
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Broken arms may go in them : SLINGS
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Foul callers : REFS
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Irrelevant, as a point : MOOT
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Jump for joy : EXULT
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A barber has to work around it : EAR
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Faculty member : TEACHER
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Burn ___ crisp : TOA
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First-class : PRIMO
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Radio tuner : DIAL
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Glimpse : ESPY
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Gym shoes, for short : SNEAKS
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"Golden Boy" playwright Clifford : ODETS
51
Clothesline alternative : DRYER
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Wrestler : MATMAN
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Companion for Tarzan : APE
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"Sun kiss," in diner slang : ORANGEJUICE
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Holds close : HUGS
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Oak-to-be : ACORN
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Gaming table fee : ANTE
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Hence : ERGO
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___ four (teacake) : PETIT
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Marsh plant : REED
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Clutter : MESS
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Perfect places : EDENS
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Luke Skywalker's mentor : YODA
Down
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___ plane (military craft) : AWACS
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Comparison shopper's quest : VALUE
3
Blow one's top : ERUPT
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Channel surfers' gadgets : REMOTES
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Violation of the Geneva Convention : WARCRIME
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"___'Clock Jump" (1930's hit) : ONEO
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Jazz phrase : RIFF
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Not flexible : STIFF
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Idaho produce, informally : TATERS
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Ambulance inits. : EMS
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"Life preservers," in diner slang : DOUGHNUTS
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Secluded valley : GLEN
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"___, Brute?" : ETTU
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Gave dinner : FED
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Moray catcher : EELER
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Half a dozen : SIX
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Land hopper : TOAD
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Prefix with logical : SOCIO
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Ladleful of unappetizing food : GLOP
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Command to Fido : STAY
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Foes of Dems. : REPS
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Make, as money : EARN
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"Flop two," in diner slang : FRIEDEGGS
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Sen. Cochran of Mississippi : THAD
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Capital where the yen is capital : TOKYO
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Periodic table listings : ELEMENTS
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Deface : MAR
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Ocean inlet : ESTUARY
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South-of-the-border shawl : SERAPE
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___ Mahal : TAJ
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Went like the wind : RACED
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Sal of "Rebel Without a Cause" : MINEO
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Played on stage : ACTED
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"I ___ vacation!" : NEEDA
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Throat-clearing sound : AHEM
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Unadulterated : PURE
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Written reminder : NOTE
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Smile : GRIN
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"Send help!" : SOS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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