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New York Times, Tuesday, January 3, 2006

Catholic rite that lacks singing

Author:
Lynn Lempel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Lynn Lempel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FQZ} This is puzzle # 15 for Ms. Lempel.
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© 2006, The New York Times1/3/06 ( No. 20,510 )

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Across
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Serf's oppressor : LORD
5
Pirate Laffite : JEAN
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Joe ___ (average guy) : SCHMO
14
Numbered work : OPUS
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Competent : ABLE
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Butter maker : CHURN
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Drink for Vanna? : WHITESALE
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Funny O'Donnell : ROSIE
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Augusta National members : MEN
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Rob ___ (drink with Scotch) : ROY
22
Caught some Z's : SLEPT
24
Novelist Lurie : ALISON
26
Regulation for Natalie? : COLESLAW
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Cold place? : SINUS
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Barbarian of the comics : CONAN
31
Potato feature : EYE
32
Wilts : SAGS
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Critique harshly : PAN
34
Fools around (with) : MESSES
36
Dessert for Edith? : HEADSTART
39
Roundup rope : LARIAT
42
Form 1040 org. : IRS
43
Shade providers : OAKS
47
Prez on a fiver : ABE
48
Sharp-tasting : TANGY
50
Enough : AMPLE
51
Family for Pearl? : BUCKSKIN
53
Appreciative diner : TIPPER
54
Diarist Nin : ANAIS
55
Kipling hero : KIM
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Sales worker, for short : REP
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Give the O.K. : ALLOW
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Sound quality for George? : SANDSTONE
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River's end, sometimes : DELTA
63
Soothing gel ingredient : ALOE
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Place to broil : OVEN
65
Scaredy-cat : SISSY
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Pen points : NIBS
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Plain writing : TEXT
Down
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Catholic rite that lacks singing : LOWMASS
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Tragic figure in "Hamlet" : OPHELIA
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Spoiling : RUINING
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P.M. brightener : DST
5
Chief Argonaut : JASON
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Auction site : EBAY
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Entirely : ALL
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"Schindler's List" star : NEESON
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Airport anti-terrorism worker : SCREENER
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Cuts (up) : CHOPS
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Disco dances : HUSTLES
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Certain hosp. test : MRI
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Solitary : ONE
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Cupid, to the Greeks : EROS
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Andes climbers : LLAMAS
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Kind of bar : SUSHI
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Hand over, as for sale : CONSIGN
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Senate vote : AYE
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General Clark, to friends : WES
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Knave : CAD
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Three-term New York governor : PATAKI
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Step (on) : STOMP
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Erodes : EATSAWAY
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Attempt : TRY
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Family dog, for short : LAB
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Baghdad's ___ Ghraib prison : ABU
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Consumer safety measures : RECALLS
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Give the go-ahead : APPROVE
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Sniffler's supply : KLEENEX
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Garden of Eden inhabitant : SERPENT
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Sentra maker : NISSAN
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Prepares to shoot : AIMS
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Comb stoppers : KNOTS
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Moon-related phenomena : TIDES
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Radio dial : KNOB
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Madison Ave. output : ADS
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Oahu memento : LEI
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___ Baba : ALI
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Young'un : TOT

Answer summary: 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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