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New York Times, Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Author:
Alex Vratsanos
Editor:
Will Shortz
O. Henry Award winner for "Livvie Is Back"
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {KQ} Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry. This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Vratsanos.
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© 2012, The New York Times10/30/12 ( No. 23,002 )
Across
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Singer Lou : RAWLS
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Latin 101 word : AMAT
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Mystery writer John Dickson ___ : CARR
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Bubbling over : ABOIL
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___ Ness : LOCH
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Double curve : OGEE
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Competition for 3-year-olds : DERBY
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Together, musically : ADUE
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"The Lion King" lioness : NALA
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Breastbones : STERNUMS
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Resin in varnish : MASTIC
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Prefix with -batics : AERO
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Supplicate : BESEECH
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City in Ukraine or Texas : ODESSA
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Gourmand : EATER
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Roy G. ___ : BIV
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Haughty response : SNORT
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Something that makes stops on the ocean? : AVAST
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Frozen drink brand : ICEE
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Mythical hunter : ORION
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"The Time Machine" race : ELOI
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Medicinal plant : SENNA
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___ throat : STREP
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Rock genre : EMO
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Pear variety : ANJOU
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"The Hitler Diaries" and others : HOAXES
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Subgroup : FACTION
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Gator's cousin : CROC
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Strong spate : ONRUSH
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Like many eighth graders : FOURTEEN
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White House policy honcho : CZAR
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Out : AWAY
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Grammy winner Ronstadt : LINDA
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Sanyo competitor : AIWA
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Staff member? : NOTE
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To have, to Henri : AVOIR
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Veg out : LOLL
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Poetic adverb : NEER
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O. Henry Award winner for "Livvie Is Back" : WELTY
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Units of a dangerous dosage : RADS
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Aid's partner : ABET
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Sported : WORE
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Some fall babies : LIBRAS
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Craft : SLYNESS
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1836 battle site : ALAMO
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Certain '60s teens : MODS
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Prefix with puncture : ACU
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Venue where Toscanini conducted : THEMET
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Be green, in a way : CONSERVE
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Marble material : AGATE
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Archaeologist's find : RELIC
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Get through to : REACH
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Heavens: Prefix : URANO
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Where Billy Budd went in "Billy Budd" : ASEA
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Ulan ___, Mongolia : BATOR
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Some wraps : OBIS
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Backgammon needs : DICE
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Like certain odds, paradoxically : EVEN
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Verdi aria : ERITU
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Director Welles : ORSON
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Quizmaster Trebek : ALEX
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A portion of : SOME
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Madre's brothers : TIOS
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F flat equivalent : ENATURAL
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Jacket style : NEHRU
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Spanish liqueur : ANIS
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Old welfare measure : POORLAW
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Composer Strauss : JOHANN
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Not retired : ACTIVE
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Kind of point : FOCAL
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1944 battle site : ANZIO
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Rush hour speed : CRAWL
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More coquettish : COYER
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It may be tempted : FATE
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Carbon compound : ENOL
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Do some paper work : EDIT
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___ a soul : NARY
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Trial : WOE

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