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New York Times, Friday, October 21, 2005

16-Across : Come before

Author:
Louis Hildebrand
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Louis Hildebrand

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQVWXZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Hildebrand. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York Times10/21/05 ( No. 20,436 )

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Across
1
Lummox : PALOOKA
8
He prophesied the destruction of Jerusalem : MICAH
13
Draw : STANDOFF
15
Its chief town is Scarborough : TOBAGO
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Come before : ANTEDATE
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El Alamein battle commander : ROMMEL
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Cuts off the back : LOINS
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Ireland's ___ De Valera : EAMON
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Seat of White Pine County, Nev. : ELY
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One beginning? : MONO
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Illegal firing : ARSON
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Free of excess matter : TRIM
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Cone head? : SNO
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Opening words of the Beatles' "We Can Work It Out" : TRYTO
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Patisserie output : AROMA
28
"Ditto" : METOO
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Unlikely loser : SHOOIN
30
Reflexologist's target : PRESSUREPOINT
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Ramshackle residence : SHANTY
34
Bombs : FAILS
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Stowe slave : TOPSY
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Checked out : CASED
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Run smoothly : HUM
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"___ sign!" : ITSA
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Quinces, e.g. : POMES
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It has 720 hrs. : SEPT
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You can bet on it : POT
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Sphere, say : SOLID
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Cry of accomplishment : THERE
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Divider of Nebraska : PLATTE
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Western ring : LARIAT
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Pole, for one : EUROPEAN
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Pa Clampett player on TV : EBSEN
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Tile piece : TESSERA
Down
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Book with 150 chapters : PSALMS
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When two hands meet : ATNOON
3
Peruvian, e.g. : LATINO
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Brief bid : ONENO
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They're sometimes stacked : ODDS
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Org. that provides R.V. hookups : KOA
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"I'll wait" : AFTERYOU
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It has a bright side : MOON
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Tech stock option : IBM
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Highest peak on Africa's west coast : CAMEROON
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A casino may have one : AGELIMIT
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Lama, e.g. : HOLYMAN
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Fluctuating fortunes : FEASTORFAMINE
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Suffix associated with accelerators : TRON
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Stampede sound : MOO
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Dilettantish : ARTSY
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A fifth of quinze : TROIS
26
Cross : TESTY
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"Grab ___!" : AHOLD
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Table in old Rome : MENSA
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Uses a tap, perhaps : SPIES
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Development area : PHOTOLAB
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50 Cent and others : RAPSTARS
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Politely got rid of : EASEDOUT
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Apply by repeated small touches : STIPPLE
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Newspaper div. : COL
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Impish expression of delight : HEEHEE
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Flap : UPROAR
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Workshop of Hephaestus : MTETNA
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One who handles stress effectively? : POET
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Galleria array : SHOPS
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Novelist Barstow : STAN
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General ___ chicken : TSOS
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Bond : TIE
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24-Down, across the Alps : TRE

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