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New York Times, Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Start of a quip from a returning vacationer

Author:
Adam G. Perl
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FKQX} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Perl. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York Times10/25/06 ( No. 20,805 )
Across
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Kind of pit at a rock club : MOSH
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Locks up : JAILS
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Epsilon follower : ZETA
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On the subject of : ASTO
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Make sense : ADDUP
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U2's Bono, e.g. : ICON
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Start of a quip from a returning vacationer : THETOWELSINTHAT
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Animal with a snout : TAPIR
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Rumble, e.g. : SETTO
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Some hosp. cases : ODS
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Mai ___ : TAI
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New Haven student : ELI
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Quip, part 2 : HOTELWERESOBIGI
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Site of tiny orbits : ATOM
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Norwegian saint : OLAV
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1960 Everly Brothers hit : SOSAD
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Ferdinand, e.g. : REY
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Whines : SNIVELS
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Hospital room staples : TVS
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Ending with aero- : DROME
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Lifesaver, maybe : HERO
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"Spare me!," e.g. : PLEA
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Quip, part 3 : COULDJUSTBARELY
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Sound during shearing : BAA
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Smog control grp. : EPA
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Scenery : SET
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London institution since 1785, with "The" : TIMES
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Egypt's Sadat : ANWAR
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End of the quip : CLOSEMYSUITCASE
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Competent : ABLE
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Poly- follower : ESTER
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1950's British P.M. : EDEN
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Stag party attendee : MALE
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It's not good to do this at the sun : STARE
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Bottom : SEAT
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Longtime name on "Today" : MATT
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Workers' protection org. : OSHA
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Rung : STEP
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Brisk seller : HOTITEM
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Part of a dinosaur find : JAW
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Sugary drinks : ADES
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Lay off : IDLE
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Libertine's feeling : LUST
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Gets back at angrily : SPITES
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Promgoer's woe : ZIT
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Repeat : ECHO
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Kenneth Grahame's ___ Hall : TOAD
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Marchers in single file : ANTS
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Kind of tradition : ORAL
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"Good riddance" : NOLOSS
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Lottery player's happy shout : IWON
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Nigerian language : IBO
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Croc's head or tail? : HARDC
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New Mexico county : OTERO
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"What's it ___?" : TOYOU
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Root of diplomacy : ELIHU
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Four-star reviews : RAVES
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Turn inside out : EVERT
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Carpet fiber : ISTLE
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It may be within a judge's grasp : GAVEL
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Start of hazarding a guess : IDSAY
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Put under : SEDATE
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Ear part : LOBE
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Diamond org. : MLB
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Gambols : PRANCES
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Common Spanish boys' names : JAIMES
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Give ___ on the back : APAT
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Ripoff : SCAM
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Isle of exile : ELBA
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Usage fee : TOLL
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Faddish 1990's computer game : MYST
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"Cómo ___ usted?" : ESTA
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Litigant : SUER
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Hall-of-Famer Boggs : WADE
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Sailing : ASEA
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Monthly check : RENT
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"Understand?" : SEE
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Wrath : IRE

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