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New York Times, Monday, November 8, 2010

Owner of the bed that was too soft in "Goldilocks and the Three Bears"

Author:
John Dunn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Dunn. NYT links: Across Lite
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A
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R
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C
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A
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L
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A
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M
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J
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A
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A
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D
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Y
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B
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G
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A
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W
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T
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G
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T
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G
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R
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I
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L
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C
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N
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L
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S
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W
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R
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P
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M
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M
A
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H
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C
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V
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C
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S
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© 2010, The New York Times11/8/10 ( No. 22,280 )
Across
1
Path of a Hail Mary pass : ARC
4
"Remember the ___!" (cry of 1836) : ALAMO
9
Wranglers, e.g. : JEANS
14
___ de Janeiro : RIO
15
Pine exudation : RESIN
16
Baby hooter : OWLET
17
The Braves, on scoreboards : ATL
18
"Carpe diem" : SEIZETHEDAY
20
Officer's identification : BADGE
22
Family car : SEDAN
23
Imitate : APE
24
Poverty : WANT
26
Burst of wind : GUST
28
Quickly satisfy one's hunger : GRABABITETOEAT
34
"___ the land of the free ..." : OER
35
Spike, as the punch : LACE
36
Birth-related : NATAL
38
Large number : SLEW
40
Harvests : REAPS
43
Owner of the bed that was too soft in "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" : MAMA
44
Takes on, as workers : HIRES
46
Diploma feature : SEAL
48
Hosp. employee : LPN
49
Rough-and-tumble outdoor kids' game : CAPTURETHEFLAG
53
London art gallery : TATE
54
Secular : LAIC
55
Where you might get into hot water? : SPA
58
Passover feast : SEDER
61
Motored : DROVE
64
Commonplace utterance ... or a description of 18-, 28- and 49-Across? : CATCHPHRASE
67
Half a dozen : SIX
68
Shake hands (on) : AGREE
69
Schindler of "Schindler's List" : OSKAR
70
Touch on the shoulder, say : TAP
71
Breakfast, lunch and dinner : MEALS
72
First-time drivers, often : TEENS
73
___-mo : SLO
Down
1
The "A" in U.A.E. : ARAB
2
Hayworth of "Cover Girl" : RITA
3
Late 1940s to about 1990 : COLDWARERA
4
Weapons depot : ARSENAL
5
Actor ___ J. Cobb : LEE
6
Sale tag words : ASIS
7
1987 Masters winner Larry : MIZE
8
Fidgety : ONEDGE
9
First impeached U.S. president : JOHNSON
10
Mother in a flock : EWE
11
Alan of "Crimes and Misdemeanors" : ALDA
12
Certain tide : NEAP
13
Eye problem : STYE
19
Fully stretched : TAUT
21
Talk and talk and talk : GAB
25
Ski lift : TBAR
27
Squad : TEAM
28
Exclamation before "darn it!" : GOSH
29
Excavated item, maybe : RELIC
30
What most of hail is : ICE
31
Razz : TEASE
32
Regardless of the results : ATALLCOSTS
33
Busch Gardens locale : TAMPA
37
Singer k. d. ___ : LANG
39
Openly grieved : WEPT
41
Caress : PET
42
Comic Mort : SAHL
45
Squirrels away : STASHES
47
Captains and commanders : LEADERS
50
Lone Star State sch. : UTEP
51
Extremely popular : REDHOT
52
Tree with cones : FIR
55
Offer that's too good to be true, often : SCAM
56
Beep, as a doctor : PAGE
57
Gillette brand : ATRA
59
Gaelic tongue : ERSE
60
___ over the coals : RAKE
62
Medicine bottle : VIAL
63
World's fair : EXPO
65
Animation frame : CEL
66
___ Bernardino Mountains : SAN

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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