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LADIES' FINISHING SCHOOL

New York Times, Sunday, February 12, 2006

68-Down : Etta of old comics

Author:
Manny Nosowsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Manny Nosowsky

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 72 Missing: {JZ} This is puzzle # 229 for Mr. Nosowsky.
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© 2006, The New York Times2/12/06 ( No. 20,550 )
Across
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Staff : CANE
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Test group? : MENSA
10
La Scala cheer : BRAVA
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Germ jelly : AGAR
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"I smell ___!" : ARAT
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Financial mogul Carl : ICAHN
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Indian bread : RUPEE
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Plain and simple : MERE
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Nostalgic person's utterance : SIGH
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Why the convent's head couldn't find information on the nun? : NOPRIORESSRECORD
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Basilica of San Francesco site : ASSISI
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"Er-r …" : UMM
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First step in addicts' treatment : DETOX
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Kind of school : MED
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Merged coastal access? : BEACHCOMBINE
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Gives more than a licking? : BITES
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Social sort : ANT
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Wall protector : EAVE
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Victory: Ger. : SIEG
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Staple of Italian cuisine : RISOTTO
44
Unilever? : CARESSMANUFACTURER
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Mexican Mrs. : SRA
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Reason for school cancellation : SNOW
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"Ouch!" : YEOW
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Canadian Club and others : RYES
52
Henhouse sounds : PEEPS
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Iceland is part of it: Abbr. : NATO
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Pops : SODAS
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Accepts oppression no longer : REVOLTS
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Reason to lube a tube? : PIPETTESQUEAK
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Certain canine : EYETOOTH
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Tape, for short : VID
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Surrender : SAYUNCLE
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Artist's board nearby? : PALETTEAROUND
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Circular : LEAFLET
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Cast : HEAVE
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Word said with a tip o' the hat : MAAM
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Stomach and intestine, e.g. : TRACT
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View from the Gulf of Catania : ETNA
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Speaker of the line "Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi; you're my only hope" : LEIA
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Spanish flower : ROSA
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French connections? : ETS
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Cabaret singer in the style of an old pope? : GREGORIANCHANTEUSE
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Square things : GETEVEN
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"Cut it out!" : STOP
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"___ take arms against a sea of troubles": "Hamlet" : ORTO
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Knock over : WOW
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Second-stringer : SCRUB
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Top knot? : SUPERBOWLINE
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Mil. address : APO
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Washersful : LOADS
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Accelerate, for short : REV
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Lesser hit locations : BSIDES
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Rubber mania? : MASSEUSEHYSTERIA
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Stakes : BETS
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Moscato d'___ (Italian wine) : ASTI
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Lion's home, to Hercules : NEMEA
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Dander : IRISH
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"Waiting for the Robert ___" : ELEE
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Sound before "Your fly's open" : PSST
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Dagwood and Blondie's dog : DAISY
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___ Foods, Fortune 500 company : TYSON
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Cat with tufted ears : LYNX
Down
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Winter melon : CASABA
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Up : ARISEN
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Bothers : NAGSAT
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Standard of living? : ETHIC
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They're easy to park : MINICARS
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"Baudolino" author : ECO
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Time out? : NAP
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Fuchsia, e.g. : SHRUB
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Belief of many Africans : ANIMISM
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Cold comment : BRR
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Felt sorry about : RUED
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Area with a curved wall : APSE
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Flak jacket, e.g. : VEST
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Like some exercises : AEROBIC
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Cinemax competitor, for short : AMC
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Class of planes? : GEOMETRY
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One in handcuffs : ARRESTEE
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Funny Foxx : REDD
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"___ vincit amor" : OMNIA
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Have a place in the world : EXIST
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Big Apple park : SHEA
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It takes the cake : OVEN
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Quark-plus-antiquark particle : MESON
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Counting-out starter : EENY
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See the sights : TOUR
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Kind of room : GUEST
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Unfair treatment : RAWDEAL
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Surgeons' sites, briefly : ORS
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Philip Seymour Hoffman title role : CAPOTE
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Substitute : SWAP
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Pays, as a bill : FOOTS
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"Bye" : SEEYA
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Make merry : REVEL
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Princeton Review or Kaplan study : PREP
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Exertion aversion : SLOTH
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Modern recording option : TIVO
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It's addictive : OPIUM
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"... so long ___ both shall live" : ASYE
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Crouch : SQUAT
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Carry : TOTE
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Enter quietly : STEALIN
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"So Big" author Ferber : EDNA
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In chains : UNFREE
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Acclaim : ECLAT
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Smart guys? : ALECS
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Etta of old comics : KETT
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"___ heart" ("Be kind") : HAVEA
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Power to control : REINS
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Put in stitches : DARN
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Tool along : MOTOR
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Ingredient in a flip : EGG
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Poach : TRESPASS
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Bases from which profits are figured : NETCOSTS
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Golden or teen follower : AGER
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Isn't naturally : ACTS
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Novi Sad resident : SERB
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High-speed roadway : AUTOBAHN
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Seed-to-be : OVULE
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Get well fast : REBOUND
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Time of operation : HOURS
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"Bon ___!" : APPETIT
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Propagates : SOWS
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In many places : WIDELY
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50 to two : ONETEN
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Setting for many Thomas Hardy novels : WESSEX
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Part of EGBDF : EVERY
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Defamation : LIBEL
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"Do I need to draw you ___?" : AMAP
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Well off the coast : ASEA
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Half: Prefix : DEMI
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"___ Gotta Have It" : SHES
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Do nothing : SIT
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"Way to go!" : YAY
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Bradbury's "___ for Rocket" : RIS
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Prefix with morphic : ISO

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