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New York Times, Monday, February 27, 2012

Author:
Bill Thompson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Bill Thompson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Thompson. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0227 ( 22,756 )
Across
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___ Longstocking (children's story character) : PIPPI
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Dating from : ASOF
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Shaping tool : ADZE
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Energy giant that filed for bankruptcy in 2001 : ENRON
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Rob of "Parks and Recreation" : LOWE
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Relative of a frog : TOAD
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Exhibits pride : STANDSTALL
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Hens lay them : EGGS
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Calc prerequisite : TRIG
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Fine and dandy : AOK
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"Loud and clear, bro" : IDIG
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___ Vegas : LAS
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Betray a lover's confidences : KISSANDTELL
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Lashes grow from it : EYELID
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Confederate general at Gettysburg : LEE
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___ v. Wade : ROE
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Surround with a saintly light : ENHALO
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Craps table surface : FELT
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Symbol of embezzlement : HANDINTHETILL
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Landlord's due : RENT
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Surface for an unpaved road : GRAVEL
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Docs' grp. : AMA
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Abbr. on a garment sale tag : IRR
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2001 Sean Penn movie : IAMSAM
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E-ZPass pays it : HIGHWAYTOLL
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Israeli gun : UZI
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One of nine on a Clue board : ROOM
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Water, when it gets cold enough : ICE
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Greek H's : ETAS
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Spirited horse : ARAB
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Group with the 1971 3x platinum album "Aqualung" : JETHROTULL
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Bough : LIMB
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Vogue rival : ELLE
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"Gay" city : PAREE
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Small bouquet : POSY
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Wedding cake feature : TIER
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Place : STEAD
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Mortar's partner : PESTLE
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Place for arriving office papers : INTRAY
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Kudos : PRAISE
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Ping-___ : PONG
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Neither Rep. nor Dem. : IND
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Voices above tenors : ALTOS
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Good long baths : SOAKS
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Avian hooter : OWL
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Catlike : FELINE
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Suffered ignominious failure, in slang : ATEIT
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High-class poetry it isn't : DOGGEREL
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Zig's opposite : ZAG
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Workers with mss. : EDS
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Greeted informally : SAIDHI
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Ike's inits. : DDE
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Ilk : KIND
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Honolulu hello : ALOHA
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Laze : LOLL
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Court do-over : LET
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Gave temporarily : LENT
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Wrathful : ANGRY
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8 1/2" x 11" paper size: Abbr. : LTR
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"Annie" or "Annie Hall" : FILM
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Prefix with sphere : HEMI
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"Slot machines" and "cash lost in 'em," e.g. : ANAGRAMS
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More fiendish : EVILER
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Freshwater duck : TEAL
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"Go team!" : RAH
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___ Jima : IWO
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Kind of engine for an airplane : RAMJET
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Sew up, as a wound : SUTURE
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Rhododendron relative : AZALEA
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Deceived : MISLED
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Model building or stamp collecting : HOBBY
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"Annie" or "Annie Hall" : TITLE
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Autumn hue : OCHER
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Coup d'___ : ETAT
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Swiss peak : ALP
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___ de Janeiro : RIO
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QB Manning : ELI
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Photo ___ : OPS

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