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New York Times, Monday, March 12, 2012

Scared the daylights out of Elijah in "The Lord of the Rings"?

Author:
Lynn Lempel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Lynn Lempel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {BJQ} This is puzzle # 57 for Ms. Lempel. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York Times3/12/12 ( No. 22,770 )

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Across
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German cry : ACH
4
Ice-grabbing tool : TONGS
9
Bid : OFFER
14
Genetic stuff : RNA
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Cutting one may bring tears to your eyes : ONION
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Mrs. Gorbachev : RAISA
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Oct. follower : NOV
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Had a big influence on Philip's music? : MOLDEDGLASS
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Bothered terribly : ATEAT
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Envision : SEE
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"Enough already!" : STOP
24
Fanatics : ZEALOTS
27
Grey who wrote about the Old West : ZANE
29
Harshly criticized Danielle's novels? : HAMMEREDSTEEL
34
___ Guevara : CHE
36
Starch from a tropical palm : SAGO
37
Company that created Pong : ATARI
38
The "L" in S.&L. : LOAN
40
___ decongestant : NASAL
43
Norway's capital : OSLO
44
Chef's wear : APRON
46
Clickable computer image : ICON
48
Hankering : YEN
49
Scared the daylights out of Elijah in "The Lord of the Rings"? : PETRIFIEDWOOD
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Soft powder : TALC
54
Bleepers : CENSORS
57
___ as it is : SUCH
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British ref. for wordsmiths : OED
62
Deplete : USEUP
63
Trounced Chris in a comedy competition? : CRUSHEDROCK
67
NBC comedy show since '75 : SNL
68
Be in harmony : AGREE
69
Lacking justification : UNDUE
70
Rightmost number on a grandfather clock : III
71
Veg out : RELAX
72
Keats and Shelley : POETS
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Charge for a bang-up job? : TNT
Down
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Desi of "I Love Lucy" : ARNAZ
2
100 smackers : CNOTE
3
"Show some mercy!" : HAVEAHEART
4
Native American drums : TOMTOMS
5
Yoko from Tokyo : ONO
6
Zero : NIL
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"Ye ___!" : GODS
8
Eruption that might elicit a blessing : SNEEZE
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Web site alternative to com or edu : ORG
10
Unnaturally high voice : FALSETTO
11
Italian carmaker : FIAT
12
Canadian gas brand : ESSO
13
Speak with a gravelly voice : RASP
19
Utterly exhausted : DEAD
21
State between Miss. and Ga. : ALA
25
I.R.S. agent, e.g., informally : TMAN
26
Company whose mascot is Sonic the Hedgehog : SEGA
28
Org. protecting U.S. secrets : NSA
30
Symbolic riveter of W.W. II : ROSIE
31
"Careful!" : EASYDOESIT
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Mystery writer ___ Stanley Gardner : ERLE
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Leo's symbol : LION
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Applaud : CLAP
35
Optimist's feeling : HOPE
39
Watery expanse between England and Scandinavia : NORTHSEA
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High-voltage Australian band? : ACDC
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Actor Rob of "The West Wing" : LOWE
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Vardalos of "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" : NIA
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Peacenik's mantra : NONUKES
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Floating arctic mass : FLOE
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Became a winter hazard, as a road : ICEDUP
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W.W. II intelligence org. : OSS
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Quarrel : RUNIN
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Bowler's challenge : SPLIT
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Battle reminder : SCAR
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Goad : URGE
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Ringlet : CURL
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James Bond's film debut : DRNO
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Evil spell : HEX
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Keats or Shelley work : ODE
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Abridge : CUT

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