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New York Times, Friday, February 15, 2013

Nagg's wife in Samuel Beckett's "Endgame"

Author:
Tom Heilman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 62, Blocks: 30 Missing: {QVXZ} Average word length: 6.29 This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Heilman.
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© 2013, The New York Times2/15/13 ( No. 23,110 )
Across
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Smelting ended it : STONEAGE
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Latin pop Grammy winner Jon : SECADA
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Intellectually stimulating : CEREBRAL
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Drive : PROPEL
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Traditional : OLDWORLD
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Scam : RIPOFF
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Pringles Light ingredient : OLEAN
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Roster shortener : ETALII
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Bach wrote three for violin : PARTITAS
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Impenetrable : ARCANE
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Thornton Wilder, while earning his B.A. : ELI
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Debt memo : CHIT
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Mower handle? : DEERE
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Close match point? : RINGSIDESEAT
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Knuckles the Echidna's company : SEGA
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Crayola color introduced in 1958 : SEPIA
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Wishy-washy reply : IMAY
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Variable pay schedule : SLIDINGSCALE
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Put away one's own groceries? : ATEIN
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Nagg's wife in Samuel Beckett's "Endgame" : NELL
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Ziploc bag introducer : DOW
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They have their own kingdom : PLANTS
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Whisk clean : SWEEPOUT
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Procured unlawfully, old-style : ILLGOT
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What Montana was in the '80s : NINER
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CW series based on a French film : NIKITA
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"Piranha" director, 1978 : JOEDANTE
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One of the Wayans brothers : KEENEN
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Wicker seat place? : USSENATE
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As far out as possible : ODDEST
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Blooms named for their scent : TEAROSES
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Ice cream store employees : SCOOPERS
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Invent something : TELLALIE
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Activity for diners and list makers : ORDERING
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Just starting to learn : NEWAT
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Controversial school language subject : EBONICS
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Weather might delay it: Abbr. : ARR
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Square dance partner : GAL
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Antiquity, in antiquity : ELD
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Like a snow angel maker, at times : SPREADEAGLE
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1890-1941 Italian colony : ERITREA
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Ducky : COPACETIC
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Like hydra neurons : APOLAR
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Characterize : DEFINE
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Caine character who's left wondering : ALFIE
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Served : AIDED
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Quaint undies : STEPINS
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It works via a series of explosions : GASENGINE
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Resilient strength : SINEW
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Paintings often including an infant : MADONNAS
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Kindergarten song : ALOUETTE
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Some graveyard flora : YEWTREES
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Figure of speech like "not unlike" : LITOTES
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Not unlike a ballet dancer : SLENDER
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Acting as one : ALLIED
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Named names, say : TALKED
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McCarthy-era epithet : PINKO
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Source of grand sounds? : PIANO
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Extrude : JUT
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Relative of -ish : OSE
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Spanish demonstrative : ESA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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