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WHAT THE PROFESSOR MEANT TO SAY

New York Times, Sunday, December 18, 2005

Sarah Josepha ___, who wrote "Mary Had a Little Lamb"

Author:
Ethan Cooper and Michael Shteyman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 68 Missing: none – this is a pangram. Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Cooper. This is puzzle # 37 for Mr. Shteyman. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York Times12/18/05 ( No. 20,494 )
Across
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Takes off : SOARS
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Blurted (out) : SPAT
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Track runner? : TRAM
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Mona ___ smile : LISAS
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Parts of hearts : ATRIA
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Docent's offering : TOUR
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Sarah Josepha ___, who wrote "Mary Had a Little Lamb" : HALE
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Seven-time French Open winner : EVERT
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Melodramatic : SOAPY
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"The Aviator" actor, 2004 : ALDA
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Marine killer : ORCA
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The Beatles, once : MANIA
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"Have a nice weekend … heh-heh" : HOMEWORKISDUEONMONDAY
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Cousin of Muhammad : ALI
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Babealicious : HOT
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E'en if : THO
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Part of a speller's clarification : ASIN
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Having four sharps : INE
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Cry of success : YES
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Pound with a metric system? : EZRA
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First name in modeling : TYRA
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Cantillated : INTONED
44
"You, in the front row!" : INEEDAVOLUNTEER
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Cracked : AJAR
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Family : KIN
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Stamp letters : USDA
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Controversial 50's event : ATEST
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Element in magnetic alloys : COBALT
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Caesarean delivery? : ETTU
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Apples can be compared to them : IBMS
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Quadrennial White House administration : OATH
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"My lecture's done, but we still have five minutes" : ANYQUESTIONS
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Crowd attractor : SALE
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Riddle-me-___ : REE
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Like some effects : DESIRED
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Last lines : CODAS
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The lonely goatherd, in a "Sound of Music" song : YODELER
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Feminine suffix : ESS
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Slate, e.g., for short : EMAG
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"I can't read your handwriting!" : NEXTTIMETYPE
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Track event : MEET
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Record problem : SKIP
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Behind : REAR
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Listening to Muzak, maybe : ONHOLD
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German coal city : ESSEN
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Uncle ___ rice : BENS
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Inlet : RIA
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Some bills : ONES
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"Your grades aren't what they should be" : SEEMEAFTERCLASS
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Inhuman : BEASTLY
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Meatloaf serving : SLAB
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50-Across's partner : KITH
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Father or son Joad in "The Grapes of Wrath" : TOM
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It lacks 93-Across : ATM
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Port container : CASK
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Its musical ID is just the notes G, E and C : NBC
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Brian of rock : ENO
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Govt. org. with a flower in its logo : EPA
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"If I could digress for a moment …" : YOUDONTNEEDTOKNOWTHIS
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Diplomat Deane of early America : SILAS
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Start of a decision-making process : EENY
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"Good ___!" : IDEA
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Netanyahu's successor : BARAK
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Sharp : ALERT
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Philosopher Descartes : RENE
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Ending of many toothpaste names : DENT
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Steamed : IRATE
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Heads of états : TETES
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River of W.W. I : YSER
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Ziegfeld Follies costume designer : ERTE
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Spaced (out) : ZONED
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Proceed nonchalantly : SASHAY
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"High Spirits" star, 1988 : OTOOLE
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Literary dueler : ARAMIS
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Opportune : RIPE
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Pourer's request : SAYWHEN
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Successful film franchise starting in 1979 : STARTREK
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San Francisco street named for a president : POLK
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Not take for credit : AUDIT
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Certain guilty pleasure : TRASHTV
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Ten Commandments word : THOU
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"For the ___ and radiant maiden": Poe : RARE
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Reynolds Wrap maker : ALCOA
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Isn't joking : MEANSIT
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Sore throat remedy : LEMONTEA
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One of six Russian rulers : IVAN
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Submit : SENDIN
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French satellite-launching rocket : ARIANE
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Was a good dog, perhaps : STAYED
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Go through slowly : OOZE
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Dig : MINE
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Cutting down, after "on" : ADIET
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Old literary inits. : RLS
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Car maker whose name is Latin : AUDI
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"___ take arms against a sea of troubles": Hamlet : ORTO
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Like some Bedouins : IRAQI
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Like Charlie Chaplin : ANTIC
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Gets : NABS
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Professors' environs : ACADEME
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Objects of envy : JONESES
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Black holes, e.g. : ABYSSES
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In the initial phases : EARLYON
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Index fingers, in a children's hand game : STEEPLE
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Great American Ballpark team : THEREDS
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Siren : LURE
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Is multitudinous : TEEMS
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Any of TV's Simpsons : TOON
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Polite question : MAYI
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Technique for viewing some slides? : SLOMO
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Neb. neighbor : SDAK
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Old German duchy name : SAXE
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Fall locale : EDEN
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Best replacement : STARR
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Set of values : ETHOS
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Ridicule : GIBE
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Trojan horse : TRICK
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Hardy girl : TESS
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Some have black eyes : PEAS
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Bottom lines : NETCOSTS
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Vikings' org. : NFL
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Turn off : ALIENATE
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Verve : ELAN
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Open case : MYSTERY
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Good time to collect seashells : EBBTIDE
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27 for 56-Across, e.g.: Abbr. : ATNO
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"That's ___!" : SHOWBIZ
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Serenades, as the moon : BAYSAT
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Le soleil, par exemple : ETOILE
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It works like a charm : AMULET
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W.W. II conference site : TEHRAN
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Endorphin, e.g. : OPIATE
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Like raccoons : MASKED
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Cap sites : KNEES
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Spy's gizmo : CODER
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Beard : DARE
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Feminine suffix : ENNE
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Appraiser : EYER
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County of Dover, Delaware … or Dover, England : KENT
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Relative of a potato : TARO

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