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New York Times, Saturday, February 16, 2008

Author:
Tony Orbach
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Tony Orbach

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 28 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Orbach. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0216 ( 21,284 )

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Across
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Bristles : GETSMAD
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Post boxes? : CEREALS
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Thinner option : ACETONE
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Piece of silver, say : UTENSIL
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Lab tube : BURETTE
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A lot of foreign intelligence intercepts : CHATTER
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Relatively remote : FARTHER
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Many-sided problems : HYDRAS
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Ready to be put to bed : EDITED
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"Rugrats" baby : DIL
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Isn't O.K. : AILS
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One of the Gandhis : SONIA
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Golden fish stocked in ornamental pools : ORFE
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Christening spot : PROW
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Nottingham's river : TRENT
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Dirt : PORNO
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One protected by a collie : EWE
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Patron of Paris : GENEVIEVE
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One making calls : UMP
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Schubert's "Eine Kleine Trauermusik," e.g. : NONET
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Demand : EXACT
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Some apéritifs : KIRS
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Mother of Hyacinth, in myth : CLIO
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Hindu sage : RISHI
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Certain alkene : ENOL
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Incubator : HEN
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Slew : PASSEL
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Anti-ship missile that skims waves at nearly the speed of sound : EXOCET
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Touch-related : TACTUAL
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Part of a special delivery? : TRIPLET
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Be quite enough for : SATIATE
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Amscray : VAMOOSE
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Hamlet, notably : AVENGER
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Give a bad name : SLANDER
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"On Your Toes" composer : RODGERS
Down
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"The View," essentially : GABFEST
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Home to Mount Chimborazo : ECUADOR
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Earthen casserole dish : TERRINE
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Letting stand : STETTING
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Decayed : MOTHEATEN
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Put in up front : ANTED
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Skittish herd : DEER
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Small, deep-fried pork cube : CUCHIFRITO
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C2H4 : ETHYLENE
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Size up : READ
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Bait : ENTRAP
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Singer of "A Foggy Day" in "A Damsel in Distress" : ASTAIRE
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Isn't very visible : LIESLOW
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Shooter that may be digital, for short : SLR
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Caused to be scored, as a run : DROVEIN
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European Union member: Abbr. : SWE
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Means of public protest : OPENLETTER
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Was broad on the boards : OVERACTED
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Big Mac request : NOCHEESE
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Real : EXISTING
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Island entertainer : UKE
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Kind of water : MINERAL
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Nearest, to Nero : PROXIMA
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Lessen : ASSUAGE
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One using a crib : CHEATER
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They work the earth : TILLERS
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Apply messily : SLOPON
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___ Nurmi, nine-time track gold medalist in 1920s Olympics : PAAVO
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Chowderhead : CLOD
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Peter or Paul, but not Mary : TSAR
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Picture producers : TVS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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