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New York Times, Monday, March 13, 2006

Author:
Bernice Gordon
Editor:
Will Shortz
"And stay by my cradle till morning is ___"
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Bernice Gordon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 139 for Ms. Gordon. Monday freshness: 50%
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© 2006, The New York Times3/13/6 ( No. 20,579 )
Across
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Role to play : PART
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Poison ivy woe : ITCH
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In ___ (not yet born) : UTERO
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Worker in the garden : HOER
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Connecting point : NODE
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Word before and after say : NEVER
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"My Friend ___" of 50's TV : IRMA
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Mangled : TORN
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Words before "So sue me!" : ILIED
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Hurried : HASTY
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It "has fleas" in an old ditty : MYDOG
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A few : SOME
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Forward flow : ONRUSH
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"That was bad of you!" : TSK
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Claw : TALON
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Pay the kitty : ANTE
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Alan of "M*A*S*H" : ALDA
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French cubist Fernand ___ : LEGER
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Big ___ (circus) : TOP
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Mischief-maker : RASCAL
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Hornswoggle : HOAX
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Poet T. S. ___ : ELIOT
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Apportions (out) : METES
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Powdered cleaning agent : BORAX
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Guy with an Irish Rose, on old Broadway : ABIE
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Delete : XOUT
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Question to the Lord in Matthew 26 : ISITI
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Shout : YELL
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Prefix with scope : ENDO
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Goes a few rounds in the ring (with) : BOXES
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Not delete : STET
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Glimpsed : SEEN
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Look for people to scam online : PHISH
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Major blood conveyor : AORTA
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Story-telling uncle : REMUS
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Pieces of land to develop : TRACTS
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Put ___ words : INTO
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Bugs Bunny or Wile E. Coyote : TOON
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Computer information holder : CDROM
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Funnyman Youngman : HENNY
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A choir may sing in it : UNISON
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Old Western Union delivery : TELEGRAM
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Foul doings : EVIL
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Where a yacht might run aground : REEF
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City reg. : ORD
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Capital of Japan before 22-Down : KYOTO
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Old name for Tokyo : EDO
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Homo sapiens : MAN
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Airline to Tel Aviv : ELAL
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Condo, e.g. : UNIT
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Normandy invasion town : STLO
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"S.O.S.!" : HELP
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Nicholas II was the last one : TSAR
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Room in una casa : SALA
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See 59-Down : KIDS
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Be in the red : OWE
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"And stay by my cradle till morning is ___" : NIGH
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Mangle : LACERATE
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Prefix with classical : NEO
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Many an Arthur Miller work : DRAMA
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One of the Carringtons on "Dynasty" : ALEXIS
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___ Fail, Irish coronation stone : LIA
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Son of Darius I : XERXES
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Green-lights : OKAYS
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Lhasa's land : TIBET
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Hearty steak : TBONE
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Give the slip : ELUDE
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Attack : SETON
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Neither good nor bad : SOSO
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Cereal for 34-Down : TRIX
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Alexandria's river : NILE
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Go soft, as butter : MELT
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Baby's dinner neckwear : BIB

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