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New York Times, Monday, October 31, 2011

Creature who might disagree with the saying at the ends of 17-, 22-, 48- and 56-Across

Author:
Jeff Chen
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Chen. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2011, The New York Times10/31/11 ( No. 22,637 )
Across
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"Now!," in a memo : ASAP
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Prefix with morphosis : META
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Knight's protection : ARMOR
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Colorado skiing mecca : VAIL
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Man from Oman, e.g. : ARAB
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Jeweler's magnifying tool : LOUPE
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Simultaneously : ALLATONCE
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Beatnik's "Gotcha" : IMHIP
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"Damn!," e.g. : CURSE
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Minnesota's capital : STPAUL
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Like many itchy mutts : FLEABITTEN
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Oscar : film :: ___ : TV : EMMY
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"Get ___ here!" ("Scram!") : OUTTA
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Get guns again : REARM
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Yellow, as a banana : RIPE
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Art of "The Honeymooners" : CARNEY
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Star pitcher : ACE
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Likely reaction to fried ants : UGH
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Creature who might disagree with the saying at the ends of 17-, 22-, 48- and 56-Across : VAMPIRE
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Opposite of mult. : DIV
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"O Sole ___" : MIO
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Perjury and piracy, for two : CRIMES
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Vena ___ (passage to the heart) : CAVA
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Author Ephron and others : NORAS
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Not liquid or gaseous : SOLID
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Honey makers : BEES
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Be deliberative : THINKTWICE
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Moral standards : ETHICS
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Bar mitzvah scroll : TORAH
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"Now!," in Nicaragua : AHORA
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Not wanting to be shot? : CAMERASHY
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Send, as payment : REMIT
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Paradigm of happiness : CLAM
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Final Four org. : NCAA
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Gown : DRESS
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___ Ranger : LONE
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Airhead : DITZ
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Actress Gardner : AVA
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"I've got a mule, and her name is ___" : SAL
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Be under the weather : AIL
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Throw a bone to : PLACATE
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Indigenous New Zealanders : MAORI
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Young's partner in accounting : ERNST
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"Be silent," musically : TACET
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Honest ___ (presidential moniker) : ABE
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Came down to earth : ALIT
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TV's "___ Room" : ROMPER
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"It's hard to be humble when you're as great as I am" speaker : MUHAMMADALI
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Drug from poppies : OPIUM
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Answer : REPLY
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Oom-pah-pah instrument : TUBA
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Derisive looks : SNEERS
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Discussion site : FORUM
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One of the Mario Brothers : LUIGI
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Classic 1982 movie line spoken with an outstretched finger : ETPHONEHOME
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Bert's pal on "Sesame Street" : ERNIE
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Affirmative vote : AYE
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Gem units : CARATS
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Like the witness in "Witness" : AMISH
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Meas. of engine speed : RPM
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Honda model with a palindromic name : CIVIC
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Circumvent : EVADE
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Passé TV hookup : VCR
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Ranch worker : COWHAND
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Egyptian god of the underworld : OSIRIS
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Proxima Centauri, for one : STAR
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Feature of Dumbledore or Merlin : BEARD
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Old-time anesthetic : ETHER
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Author Calvino : ITALO
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"___ is an island ..." : NOMAN
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Krispy ___ doughnuts : KREME
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Meowers : CATS
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250, in old Rome : CCL
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Chem., for one : SCI
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Fedora or fez : HAT
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Big name in Bosox history : YAZ

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