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New York Times, Monday, December 10, 2007

Straight-to-curly transformation, informally

Author:
Lynn Lempel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Lynn Lempel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQZ} This is puzzle # 29 for Ms. Lempel. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York Times12/10/07 ( No. 21,216 )

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John ___, host of "America's Most Wanted" : WALSH
6
"Jeopardy!" whiz Jennings : KEN
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"Hey, you!" : PSST
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___ 2600 (classic video game console) : ATARI
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St. Louis landmark : ARCH
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Voice above a tenor : ALTO
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Appetizer with sweet and sour sauce : SPRINGROLL
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Gorilla watcher Fossey : DIAN
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Frightful female : HAG
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Puccini heroine : TOSCA
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Cheerful : SUNNY
22
Take turns : ROTATE
24
Dangler on a suitcase : IDTAG
26
Deadly long-tailed fish : STINGRAY
28
Where you might get into hot water? : SPA
31
Schiaparelli of fashion : ELSA
34
Cigarette substance : TAR
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Interlocks : MESHES
37
Bride's bounty : DOWRY
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Meadow : LEA
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Bird on birth announcement cards : STORK
42
Comes about : ARISES
44
Wrigley's product : GUM
46
S. & L. conveniences : ATMS
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All U.S. senators until 1922 : MEN
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Monotonous voice : SINGSONG
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Birds flying in V's : GEESE
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Has confidence in : TRUSTS
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Beverly Sills and others : DIVAS
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Young cod for dinner : SCROD
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F.D.R. job-creating measure: Abbr. : WPA
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"Famous" cookie maker : AMOS
63
Gangly guy : STRINGBEAN
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Fruit from a palm : DATE
66
"Don't hurt me!," e.g. : PLEA
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Straight up : ERECT
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Laid off, as workers : AXED
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Wood in archery bows : YEW
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Copenhageners, e.g. : DANES
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Do the laundry : WASH
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Even, on the leaderboard : ATPAR
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Slow, in symphonies : LARGO
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___ Lanka : SRI
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Merely suggest : HINTAT
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Ray who created the McDonald's empire : KROC
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Custardy dessert : ECLAIR
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Rink org. : NHL
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City where Galileo taught : PADUA
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Goliath's undoing : SLINGSHOT
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Baseball's Musial : STAN
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Broadway award : TONY
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Weapons stash : ARSENAL
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"Oh, I see" : GOTIT
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Eyelid nuisances : STYES
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Romanov rulers : TSARS
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River blocker : DAM
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One of the Allman Brothers : GREGG
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Straight-to-curly transformation, informally : PERM
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Poses questions : ASKS
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Dutch city with a cheese market : EDAM
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Oral tradition : LORE
33
Make-or-break election bloc : SWINGVOTE
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Does' mates : STAGS
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Sí and oui : YESES
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Home of the von Trapp family : AUSTRIA
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Bro's sibling : SIS
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Lamebrain : MORON
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Get cozy : NESTLE
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Prodded gently : NUDGED
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Lessened, as pain : EASED
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11- or 12-year-old : TWEEN
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Rocket's realm : SPACE
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1920s art movement : DADA
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Giant-screen theater : IMAX
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Backstage bunch : CREW
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Tiny tunnelers : ANTS
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Mata Hari, for one : SPY
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Top half of a bikini : BRA

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

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