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New York Times, Wednesday, February 28, 2007

"Lord, it is good for ___ be here" (words of Peter to Jesus)

Author:
Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Elizabeth C. Gorski

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 152 for Ms. Gorski.
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© 2007, The New York Times2/28/07 ( No. 20,931 )
Across
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___ Willard, heavyweight champ dethroned by Jack Dempsey : JESS
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Got together : METUP
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Pot-au-feu : STEW
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"Lord, it is good for ___ be here" (words of Peter to Jesus) : USTO
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Wipe out : ERASE
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Two-handed sandwich : HERO
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Check writer's record : STUB
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More genuine : TRUER
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Sufficient, once : ENOW
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Establishment with spicy sauces : THAIRESTAURANT
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Brazilian-born bandleader Mendes : SERGIO
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Cousin of reggae : SKA
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Yang's counterpart : YIN
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Table scrap : ORT
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Harvest : CROP
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Romanian composer Georges : ENESCO
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Eaves dropping? : ICICLE
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Prey for a hognose snake : TOAD
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Martial art : TAICHICHUAN
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Sistine Chapel figure : ADAM
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Right triangle ratio : SECANT
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Country cuisine : FIXINS
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Mid sixth-century year : DLVI
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Rapper Lil' ___ : KIM
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Yank's foe : REB
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Poodle's cry : YIP
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Colorless gas : ETHANE
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Finish the job : TIEUPLOOSEENDS
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Sundance Kid's lady : ETTA
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One of the Marx brothers : HARPO
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Goddess depicted with a cow's horns : ISIS
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Wares encountered by Simple Simon : PIES
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Wee hour : ONEAM
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Risk : DARE
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Vaulted area : APSE
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"Ally McBeal" role : NELLE
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"Much" preceder : INAS
Down
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Like this : JUSTSO
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Handel oratorio about a biblical woman : ESTHER
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House of Charles I and II : STUART
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Pulitzer-winning Ferber title : SOBIG
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Sudden, swift and brilliant : METEORIC
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Drops the ball : ERRS
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Like a trampoline's surface : TAUT
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"___ directed" : USEAS
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Powdered wig : PERUKE
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Ballpark near La Guardia : SHEA
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"Locksley Hall" poet : TENNYSON
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"Delta of Venus" genre : EROTICA
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"Holy Toledo!" : WOW
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Perfumer Nina : RICCI
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Wasn't colorfast : RAN
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Silent go-ahead : NOD
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Phil who sang "Jim Dean of Indiana" : OCHS
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Employed busily : PLIED
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Virginie, e.g. : ETAT
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Neil Diamond's "___ Said" : IAMI
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Book after Proverbs: Abbr. : ECCL
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They're felt in mid-April : TAXBITES
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"Try it!" : HAVESOME
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Marry : UNITE
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It's south of Eur. : AFR
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"Cut down on between-meal snacks," e.g. : DIETTIP
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Greenwich Village sch. : NYU
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Draw (off) : SIPHON
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Bob Dole, e.g. : KANSAN
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One of the Gandhis : INDIRA
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Camp meals : MESSES
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Smoother : PLANE
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Swiss miss : HEIDI
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Allay : EASE
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City south of Moscow : OREL
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It's worn by some Libras : OPAL
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Air-testing org. : EPA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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