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New York Times, Monday, November 24, 2008

Author:
Billie Truitt
Editor:
Will Shortz
First of 12 popes with a religious-sounding name
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Billie Truitt

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FQZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 3 for Ms. Truitt. Monday freshness: 32%
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© 2008, The New York Times11/24/8 ( No. 21,566 )
Across
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Event involving burning and looting : RIOT
5
Competent : ABLE
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Not completely shut, as a door : AJAR
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Remove wooden pins from : UNPEG
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Study just before a test : CRAM
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Created : MADE
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Gardener's gift : GREENTHUMB
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Military no-show : AWOL
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Electric eye, e.g. : SENSOR
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Rain cover : TARP
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Big slice of history : ERA
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Measure of national economic health : MISERYINDEX
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Cane cutter : MACHETE
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Don Juan type : ROUE
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Norway's capital : OSLO
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Walk-___ (small parts) : ONS
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Appears to be : SEEMS
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Come to a compromise : MEETINTHEMIDDLE
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Skedaddle : SCOOT
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Outer: Prefix : EXO
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River near the Sphinx : NILE
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Butterfly catchers : NETS
49
Chin beards : GOATEES
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"Call sometime" : GIVEMEARING
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Brouhaha : ADO
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___ good example : SETA
57
Dine at a restaurant : EATOUT
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Halter attachment : REIN
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Rhyming word game : HINKYPINKY
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Hay bundle : BALE
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Buffalo's lake : ERIE
68
Go inside : ENTER
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Norway's patron saint : OLAV
70
Start of a counting-out rhyme : EENY
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Blah : SOSO
Down
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Toupees, slangily : RUGS
2
Memo starter : INRE
3
Ready for business : OPEN
4
Summer shirts, informally : TEES
5
Alas, in Augsburg : ACH
6
No gentleman : BRUTE
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Hedy of "Samson and Delilah" : LAMARR
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Womb occupant : EMBRYO
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Doctors' grp. : AMA
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Chatted : JAWED
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Love to bits : ADORE
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"Stop worrying!" : RELAX
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Garden statuette : GNOME
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Spiral seashell : TRITON
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First of 12 popes with a religious-sounding name : PIUSI
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Shipped off : SENT
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Has no obligation to : NEEDNT
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Pops' partners : MOMS
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"Wait just ___!" : ASEC
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Queen of the 45-Across, for short : CLEO
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Definitely a day for air-conditioning : HOTONE
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"That's all ___ wrote" : SHE
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Actress Falco : EDIE
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French miss: Abbr. : MLLE
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Envisions : SEES
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Agenda details : ITEMS
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Veteran, perhaps : EXGI
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Mr. ___ (Lucy's TV boss) : MOONEY
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Giggle : TEEHEE
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Lampoon : SATIRE
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Yawning or visibly astonished : AGAPE
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Reclusive actress Greta : GARBO
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Just right : IDEAL
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"There!" : VOILA
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Arrested : RANIN
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Old-fashioned food containers : TINS
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Not fooled by : ONTO
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Maui music makers : UKES
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Newbie : TYRO
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Carson City's home: Abbr. : NEV
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Ignition starter : KEY

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2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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