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New York Times, Thursday, December 18, 2003

"The blood-red blossom of ___ ...": Tennyson

Author:
John Underwood
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {X} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Underwood.
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© 2003, The New York Times12/18/03 ( No. 19,763 )
Across
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PC bailout : ESC
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Utah's ___ Canyon : SEGO
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Padrone : BOSS
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Gold star, e.g. : HONOR
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Ain't right? : ISNT
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Even, to Yvette : EGAL
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Procter & Gamble brand : IVORY
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Musical embellishment : GRACENOTE
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Went pffft : DIED
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Singer with the 1999 #1 hit "Believe" : CHER
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Fasten over : RETIE
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Italian dancer ___ Cecchetti : ENRICO
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Dracula prototype : VLAD
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Big mouth : YAP
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Major annoyance : HEADACHE
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Bill passer : SENATE
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The Buckeyes, briefly : OSU
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Fireworks time, with "the" : FOURTH
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Still-life vessel : EWER
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With 39-Across, a common greeting : QUE
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Dayton-to-Toledo dir. : NNE
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Summer mo. : AUG
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See 35-Across : PASA
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Avoids : SKIRTS
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Common cricket score : NIL
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Ethically indifferent : AMORAL
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Awful : GRUESOME
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Gaslight : JET
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Pitcher with 5,714 lifetime strikeouts : RYAN
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They're often settled : SCORES
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"Wait Until Dark" co-star, 1967 : ARKIN
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Total requirement? : MILK
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Punchers : AWLS
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Like some modern signals : MICROWAVE
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Church recital : CREDO
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Thickening agent in food : AGAR
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Sea of ___, arm of the Black Sea : AZOV
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"Borstal Boy" author : BEHAN
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Wails : SOBS
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___ Martin (cognac) : REMY
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What the Cubs play games in: Abbr. : CDT
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Like ones starting over : ENOERAUQSOTKCAB
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Vile : SORDID
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Tally-ho, e.g. : CRY
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Pine (for) : SIGH
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Opposite of making progress : ESREVERNIGNIVOM
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Twist : GNARL
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School for future Lts. : OTC
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"Good!" in Genoa : BENE
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Traveling up a down staircase, e.g. : OGOTYAWGNORWEHT
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Fill up : SATIATE
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Person in 39-Down : SLEEPER
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Cab Calloway, King of ___ : HIDEHO
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Sheep : OVINES
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"Das Lied von der ___" : ERDE
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Designer Chanel : COCO
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___ noir : CAFE
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Bat wood : ASH
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Beefcake poser : HUNK
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Modern: Ger. : NEU
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Hawaii, once: Abbr. : TERR
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Old Mideast inits. : UAR
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"Hold on ___!" : ASEC
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See 11-Down : PAJAMAS
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Explorer Vespucci : AMERIGO
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Sneaky : SLY
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Narwhal feature : TUSK
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Marcos of the Philippines : IMELDA
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It may be written on a chalkboard : LESSON
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Classic New Yorker cartoonist : ARNO
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Zoomed : SOARED
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Throw : AMAZE
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Some bargain bin items, for short : IRRS
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Impose : LEVY
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"The blood-red blossom of ___ ...": Tennyson : WAR
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Toronto media inits. : CBC

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