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New York Times, Friday, February 15, 2008

48-Across : Bathe in a glow

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 64, Blocks: 21 Missing: {JQVXZ} Spans: 4, (2 double stacks) Average word length: 6.38 Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzles Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzlemakers This is puzzle # 107 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York Times2/15/08 ( No. 21,283 )
Across
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Didn't take advantage of : PASSEDUP
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Muscleheaded : STUPID
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He conducted the premiere performances of "Pagliacci" and "La Bohème" : ARTUROTOSCANINI
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Bands of holy men : CLERICALCOLLARS
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Become one : MERGE
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Newspaper column separators : HAIRLINES
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___ Elliot, heroine of Jane Austen's "Persuasion" : ANNE
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Star of "Gigi" and "Lili" : CARON
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Put on an unhappy face : MOPE
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Revival movement's leader? : NEO
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Strand at the airport, maybe : FOGIN
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Maker of Coolpix cameras : NIKON
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Stray animals don't have them : NAMES
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___ Couple (yearbook voting category) : CUTEST
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"Field of Dreams" actress Amy : MADIGAN
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1979 #1 hit for Robert John : SADEYES
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More of the same : CLONES
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Like St. Basil's : DOMED
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Incite : EGGON
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Center : LOCUS
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Yielding ground : MUD
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Young cowboy in "Lonesome Dove" : NEWT
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Ships on the seafloor : HULKS
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Roofing choice : TILE
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Compliant : TRACTABLE
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Gives up responsibility : PUNTS
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Sometime soon : INTHENEARFUTURE
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One with a guitar and shades, stereotypically : ROCKANDROLLSTAR
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Bathe in a glow : ENHALO
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Most mawkish : SOUPIEST
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Game featuring Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde : PACMAN
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Photographer/children's author Alda : ARLENE
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Jelly seen on buffet tables : STERNO
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Kind of protector : SURGE
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Pennsylvania's Flagship City : ERIE
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Vet, e.g. : DOC
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Stage actress who wrote "Respect for Acting" : UTAHAGEN
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Pilot light? : POLARIS
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Treat badly : SCORN
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Albee's "Three ___ Women" : TALL
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Vast : UNLIMITED
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One that gets depressed during recitals : PIANOKEY
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Awaiting burial : INREPOSE
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Files a minority opinion : DISSENTS
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Boxy Toyota product : SCION
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Some emergency cases may be found in them : COMAS
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Steely Dan singer Donald : FAGEN
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Some Degas paintings : NUDES
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1939 film taglined "Garbo laughs" : NINOTCHKA
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First African-born Literature Nobelist : CAMUS
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"Is There Life Out There" singer : MCENTIRE
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Titular mouse in a classic Daniel Keyes novel : ALGERNON
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1600 to 1800, on a boat : DOGWATCH
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Big hit : SOCKEROO
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Number to the left of a decimal point, maybe : DOLLARS
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Unlikely to rattle or squeak, say : LUBED
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Trifling : MINUTE
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Political extremists : ULTRAS
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Roughly a third of the earth's land surface : DESERT
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Carthaginian statesman who opposed war with Rome : HANNO
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Rwandan people : TUTSI
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Blue shade : TEAL
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Great literature's opposite : PULP
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Possible work force reducer : FLU

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 7 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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