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New York Times, Monday, March 11, 2013

"The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" writer

Author:
Robert Fisher
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Robert Fisher

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Fisher.
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© 2013, The New York Times3/11/13 ( No. 23,134 )
Across
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Noggin : HEAD
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Sturdy walking stick : STAFF
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Bug : GERM
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Folklore villain : OGRE
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Part of the eye : PUPIL
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Rest ___ (roadside stop) : AREA
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Prankish activity : TOMFOOLERY
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Not quite all : MOST
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No-tell motel get-togethers : TRYSTS
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Attic accumulation : DUST
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Before, in verse : ERE
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Double-whammy economic condition : STAGFLATION
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Lose : MISLAY
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The "A" of Chester A. Arthur : ALAN
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Sought-after rock : ORE
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___ no good : UPTO
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Did some figuring : RECKONED
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Without a stitch on : BUCKNAKED
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Again : ONCEMORE
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Farm unit : ACRE
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Hi-___ graphics : RES
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Came down on a branch, say : ALIT
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Men's grooming scent : BAYRUM
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Impromptu, wide-ranging conversation : BULLSESSION
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Stomach muscles, informally : ABS
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Oolong and Earl Grey : TEAS
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"Ain't gonna happen" : NODICE
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Church seats : PEWS
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Shoddy and unsturdy : RAMSHACKLE
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Part of the eye : IRIS
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"___ a Nightingale" : ODETO
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Slithery fish : EELS
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Bygone U.S. gas brand : ESSO
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"Untrue!" : NOTSO
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"Dang!" : DRAT
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On a streak : HOT
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Display of self-importance : EGOTRIP
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What two theatergoers may share : ARMREST
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Boldly resist : DEFY
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Hit-or-miss : SPOTTY
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Oklahoma oil city : TULSA
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Go ___ (flip out) : APE
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Tree with needles : FIR
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Go by plane : FLY
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Full range : GAMUT
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Wearing away of soil : EROSION
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Put back in good condition : RESTORE
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Wrestling surface : MAT
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Greek peak : OSSA
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"___ schön" ("Thank you very much": Ger.) : DANKE
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Relative of an ostrich : EMU
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Red gems : GARNETS
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One nipping Nipper, maybe : FLEA
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Be short of : LACK
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Flanders of "The Simpsons" : NED
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Brain section : LOBE
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Jazz chanteuse Anita : ODAY
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Amherst school, informally : UMASS
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___ slaw : COLE
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___ Kringle : KRIS
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Big ball in space : ORB
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Spays, e.g. : NEUTERS
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"The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" writer : CSLEWIS
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"Polly want a ___?" : CRACKER
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German measles : RUBELLA
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Letters on an ambulance : EMS
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"Gee, that's really too bad" : BOOHOO
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Forever ___ day : ANDA
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Catch, as a calf at a rodeo : LASSO
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Research facilities: Abbr. : INSTS
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Treated, as a sprained ankle : ICED
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___ à la mode : PIE
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Song syllable repeated after "Da Doo" : RON
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Big fuss : ADO
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Encountered : MET
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D.C. winter hrs. : EST

Answer summary: 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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