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New York Times, Saturday, February 6, 2010

Observance made official by President Wilson in 1914

Author:
Frederick J. Healy
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 60, Blocks: 37 Missing: {JQXZ} Average word length: 6.27 This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Healy.
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© 2010, The New York Times2/6/10 ( No. 22,005 )
Across
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Savage : HARSH
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Present : NONCE
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Alpine feature : ARETE
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Get in the can early : PRERECORD
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Tasty torus : BAGEL
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Heavily corroded : RUSTEATEN
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"Not bad at all!" : IMIMPRESSED
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Cavaliers' home, for short : UVA
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"Cheers" alternative : BESTWISHES
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Calculating bunch, briefly : CPAS
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Relief pitcher Craig : HANSEN
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Day-care charges : TOTS
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Like some wrongs : AVENGED
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"Blue II" and "Harlequin's Carnival" : MIROS
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Run on : NATTER
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___ Mae : FANNIE
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Less approachable : ICIER
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Magic acts? : BASKETS
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Safety org. : MADD
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King's middle name : LUTHER
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Poison : BANE
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Observance made official by President Wilson in 1914 : MOTHERSDAY
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N.F.L. passing stat. : ATT
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Prominently featured : CENTERSTAGE
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"The lady in red" betrayed him : DILLINGER
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Pulitzer-winning poet Mark Van ___ : DOREN
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Samaritans' doings : GOODDEEDS
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Have no life : ARENT
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___ año (in the course of the year: Sp.) : ENTRE
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Socialite who inspired "Call Me Madam" : MESTA
Down
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Career diplomat Philip : HABIB
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Mild-flavored seaweed in Japanese cuisine : ARAME
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Denver university : REGIS
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Slow an increase : STEMTHETIDE
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Heading for classified information? : HELPWANTED
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Grant consideration : NEED
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Goose, in Spain or Italy : OCA
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Lacking sufficient desire : NOTUPTOIT
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Levee breaches : CREVASSES
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"Hairspray" mom and others : EDNAS
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Iron-handed one? : PRESSER
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Hasty : RUSHED
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Ruhr Museum locale : ESSEN
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Lines: Abbr. : RTES
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A dead one looks like something else : RINGER
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Place to get milk : CORNERSTORE
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Whit : TINKERSDAM
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Opposite of sluggishness : ANIMATION
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Something to build on : VACANTLOT
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Lothario : MASHER
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Confession receivers : FATHERS
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Stopped being a 38-Down, with "out" : BUTTED
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What opens easily? : LONGE
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Scout's honor : BADGE
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Mysterious word repeated in Daniel 5:25 : MENE
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Isn't too yellow : DARES
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Chemical ___ : AGENT
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Blabbermouth : YENTA
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Killer ending? : CIDE
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C.E.O., e.g.: Abbr. : LDR

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