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New York Times, Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Author:
Lee Glickstein and Nancy Salomon
Editor:
Will Shortz
"I was home asleep at the time of the murder" and others
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60685001
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11.60
Lee Glickstein
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1521.58
Nancy Salomon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 16 for Mr. Glickstein. This is puzzle # 158 for Ms. Salomon.
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© 2006, The New York Times3/15/06 ( No. 20,581 )
Across
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Moon of Uranus : ARIEL
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Daisy Mae's drawer : CAPP
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"Take a Chance on Me" singers : ABBA
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"Here, I'll do that" : LETME
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City NE of Haifa : ACRE
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Set foot (on) : TROD
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Third place wagers? : BETSOFSHOW
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Internet scourge : WORM
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Plane's domain : SKY
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Langston Hughes poem : ITOO
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___ Dam on the Tennessee River : BOONE
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Rounds for overworked cops? : BEATSOFBURDEN
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"I was home asleep at the time of the murder" and others : ALIBIS
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Take a chance : RISK
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Pear-shaped lute : SITAR
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Passionate : FIERY
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Penn. place : STA
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Pretentious : ARTY
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Battery type : NICAD
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"Comme ci, comme ça" : OKAY
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Fork over : PAY
40
Gave a fig : CARED
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Trixie's best friend in 1950's TV : ALICE
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"Who needs ___?" : THIS
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Operatives : AGENTS
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Lunar anti-prohibitionists? : WETSOFTHEMOON
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Evocative three-line verse : HAIKU
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Be nomadic : ROAM
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Singer Sumac : YMA
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"___ that special?!" : ISNT
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Sustenance for Adam and Eve? : EATSOFEDEN
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Alternatives to pumpernickels : RYES
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Suit to ___ : ATEE
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Fall into rows : ALIGN
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Can. province : SASK
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Emmy- and Tony-winning Carter : NELL
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Thicket of trees : COPSE
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Priestly garb : ALBS
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Stink up the joint : REEK
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Wee : ITTYBITTY
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911 responder, for short : EMS
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Assertive type : LEO
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Puts in play? : CASTS
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Cause for many a blessing : ACHOO
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Work on a galley : PROOFREAD
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Place to pray : PEW
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On the job : ATWORK
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Nestful : BROOD
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Endured : BORNE
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Some pitchers : ADMEN
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Looks good on : FITS
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Like a madras pattern : BUSY
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Online bazaar : EBAY
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Jingle : AIR
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Cardinal, for one : BIRD
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Hurry-up order : ASAP
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Old Italian coin : LIRA
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Well-done : FIRSTRATE
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Boardwalk treat : ICE
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Swim naturally? : SKINNYDIP
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Diplomacy : TACT
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Roll call calls : AYES
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Babe in the woods : NAIF
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Yellow stick : OLEO
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Old Chinese dynasty : CHOU
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Before now : AGO
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Finger wagger's comment : TSKTSK
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It's loaded : AMMO
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Helicopter sounds : WHIRS
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Soft course : EASYA
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Spearing points : TINES
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Suite spot : HOTEL
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Canvas support : EASEL
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Computer capacity units, briefly : MEGS
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Diarist Frank : ANNE
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Suffix with Caesar : EAN
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Univ. body : FAC
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"Evil Woman" grp. : ELO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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