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New York Times, Monday, November 15, 2004

Seller of his birthright, in Gen. 25

Author:
Alison Donald
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 80, Blocks: 40 Missing: {P} This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Donald.
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© 2004, The New York Times11/15/04 ( No. 20,096 )
Across
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Frozen treats : ICES
5
Soothing cream : BALM
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Cursed : SWORE
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Chef's serving : DISH
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Seller of his birthright, in Gen. 25 : ESAU
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Hizzoner : MAYOR
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___'acte : ENTR
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Flexible, electrically : ACDC
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One with an amorous eye : OGLER
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Hidden advantage : ACEINTHEHOLE
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"___ Doone" (romance) : LORNA
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Run-of-the-mill: Abbr. : ORD
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Gentle ___ lamb : ASA
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Lion, by tradition : KINGOFBEASTS
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Maybes : IFS
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Den : LAIR
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Run for the ___ (Kentucky Derby) : ROSES
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Shingle site : ROOF
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Lady's title : MADAM
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Singer Horne : LENA
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Farm measures : ACRES
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Dutch cheese : EDAM
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Yo-yo or Gobot : TOY
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1950's-60's game show : QUEENFORADAY
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Neighbor of Syr. : ISR
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Second letter after epsilon : ETA
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Dough leavener : YEAST
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Start of a nursery rhyme : JACKBENIMBLE
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Actress Kim : NOVAK
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Hobbling : LAME
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Israel's Abba : EBAN
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Nitrous ___ (laughing gas) : OXIDE
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Shade trees : ELMS
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New Jersey hoopsters : NETS
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Light sleeper : DOZER
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Affirmative votes : YEAS
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Understanding words : ISEE
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Perfect : IDEAL
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___ de Mayo (Mexican holiday) : CINCO
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Fragrant compound : ESTER
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Psychiatrist, slangily : SHRINK
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Regular drumming : BEAT
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Author Sholem : ASCH
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Put on board : LADE
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Not quite all : MUCHOF
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Burn without a flame : SMOLDER
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What a worker earns : WAGE
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Popeye's Olive ___ : OYL
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Fish eggs : ROE
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Mess up : ERR
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It's on the tip of one's finger : NAIL
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Globe : ORB
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Winning smile, they say : ASSET
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Dictation taker : STENO
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Test mineralogically : ASSAY
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"Platoon" setting : NAM
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Actress Scala : GIA
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Opposite of chaos : ORDER
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Netscape's owner : AOL
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Baghdad resident : IRAQI
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Concentrate : FOCUS
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More achy : SORER
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Lawyer's charge : FEE
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Letters on a toothpaste tube : ADA
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Irate : MAD
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Athletic shoe : SNEAKER
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"___ help you?" : MAYI
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Agcy. that promotes fair competition : FTC
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Markswoman Annie : OAKLEY
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Sana'a native : YEMENI
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French clerics : ABBES
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List of candidates : SLATE
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Not relaxed : TENSE
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Green gem : JADE
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Hay bundle : BALE
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Jane Austen heroine : EMMA
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Loch ___ : NESS
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Sign of approval : NOD
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Losing tic-tac-toe line : OXO
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Namely: Abbr. : VIZ

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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