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New York Times, Friday, December 26, 2003

"They have prepared ___ for my steps": Psalms 57:6

Author:
Robert H. Wolfe
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Robert H. Wolfe

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 32 Missing: {BJKQXZ} Spans: 5, (2 double stacks) This is puzzle # 61 for Mr. Wolfe.
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© 2003, The New York Times12/26/03 ( No. 19,771 )
Across
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Very virile : ALLMAN
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Sent off : DEPORTED
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Covent Garden landmark : ROYALOPERAHOUSE
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Showy show : GALAPERFORMANCE
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Dedicated lines : ODE
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Much, slangily : LOTSA
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Sarong's lack : SEAM
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Frontier scout's discovery : PASS
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Dimwit : STUPE
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Attach : ADDON
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Way : MODE
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Crossing user, for short : PED
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Having an easy time of it : SAILINGALONG
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Cinematic pair of 1991 : THELMAANDLOUISE
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Like some fine linen : SATINSTRIPED
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Name affix: Abbr. : RET
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River through Yakutsk : LENA
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Some are bitter : ALOES
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Joy Adamson's "Forever Free: ___ Pride" : ELSAS
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Second hand: Abbr. : ASST
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Is a contender : VIES
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Harden : INURE
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One on the books : LAW
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Way to sign : ONTHEDOTTEDLINE
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Gets very hot : LOSESONESTEMPER
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Some frameworks : TRESTLES
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Distinguished : OFNOTE
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Mythical craft : ARGO
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Whites or darks, e.g. : LOAD
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Football's Alzado : LYLE
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Kid's cry : MAA
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European skyline sight : ALP
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Seasons of celebration : NOELS
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Magicianlike : DEFT
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February figure : EROS
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Plane-jumping G.I. : PARA
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German physicist : OHM
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Get very hot : ROAST
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Performance enhancer : TUNEUP
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Hobby, e.g. : ESCAPE
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Held : DEEMED
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Debate list : PROS
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Places behind curtains : POLLS
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They're in a kingdom : ANIMALS
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Women con esposos : SENORAS
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Nova Scotia hrs. : AST
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Code word : DAH
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Randomizer : DIE
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It fell in the Old Testament : MANNA
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Starfire of 60's autodom : OLDS
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Dimwit : DOLT
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"Sabrina the Teenage Witch" actor Richert : NATE
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Put on : GAIN
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___ trip : GUILT
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Dot-commer's dream, for short : IPO
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Center of religious authority : SEE
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Life-altering people?: Abbr. : EDS
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Sicken : REVOLT
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Poet Wylie : ELINOR
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Nagana carrier : TSETSE
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Cremains, e.g. : ASHES
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Cultural doings : ARTS
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Mind : SEETO
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Loved one : IDOL
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Zip : NONE
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Huntsman Center team : UTES
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Alternative to dieting, briefly : LIPO
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"They have prepared ___ for my steps": Psalms 57:6 : ANET
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Ginger Rogers song "___ in the Money" : WERE
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Paris's Gare de l'___ : EST
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Very good, in the 'hood : DEF
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O lead-in : LMN

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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