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New York Times, Monday, March 15, 2010

Author:
Fred Piscop
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Fred Piscop

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {KQXZ} This is puzzle # 120 for Mr. Piscop. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 0315 ( 22,042 )

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Across
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Sank, as a putt : HOLED
6
What bird wings do : FLAP
10
Usually deleted e-mail : SPAM
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Item stuffed with pimento : OLIVE
15
Suffix with zillion : AIRE
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Living ___ (what an employer is asked to pay) : WAGE
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Two steeds? : PARAMOUNTS
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Pi r squared, for a circle : AREA
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Somewhat : INASENSE
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One signing with a landlord : TENANT
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Groove : RUT
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Industrialist J. Paul ___ : GETTY
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Pants ending just below the knees : CAPRIS
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Small whiskey glass : JIGGER
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Hang around for : AWAIT
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$$$ : MONEY
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Boat propeller : OAR
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"Cheers" barfly : NORM
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Isolated hill : BUTTE
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"___ cow!" : HOLY
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In the style of : ALA
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Hearty enjoyment : GUSTO
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Small error : LAPSE
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Poor, depressed neighborhood : GHETTO
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Rodeo ropes : LASSOS
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Hank whose home-run record was surpassed by Barry Bonds : AARON
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___ de toilette : EAU
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Intelligence : SMARTS
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Move to another country : EMIGRATE
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Cuts off, as branches : LOPS
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Two water slides? : PARACHUTES
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Dull hurt : ACHE
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Bug-eyed : AGOG
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Sewing machine inventor Howe : ELIAS
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Like a buttinsky : NOSY
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Deep-six : TOSS
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Harking back to an earlier style : RETRO
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Arizona tribe : HOPI
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"The Good Earth" heroine : OLAN
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Italian currency before the euro : LIRA
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Actresses Mendes and Longoria : EVAS
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Point off, as for bad behavior : DEMERIT
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In legend he sold his soul to the devil : FAUST
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Queue : LINE
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The "A" in MoMA : ART
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Cockroach or termite : PEST
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Al Jolson classic : SWANEE
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Two scout groups? : PARATROOPS
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Player's rep : AGENT
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Full of substance : MEATY
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Cross to bear : ONUS
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Like omelets : EGGY
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Biblical water-to-wine site : CANA
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Missing roll call, say : AWOL
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Two charts? : PARAGRAPHS
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Salt's place on a margarita glass : RIM
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Word-guessing game : JOTTO
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Wild about : INTO
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"Wow, I didn't know that!" : GEE
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Event not to be missed : MUST
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"Not to mention ..." : ALSO
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Dark loaves : RYES
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"However ..." : BUT
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Is afflicted with : HAS
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Mannerly guy : GENT
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Lopsided win, in slang : LAUGHER
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Rocking toy, in tot-speak : HORSEY
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Of the flock : LAIC
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Lion in "The Chronicles of Narnia" : ASLAN
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Oil company acquired by BP : AMOCO
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Online publications, briefly : EMAGS
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Small argument : SPAT
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Greek Cupid : EROS
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Govern : RULE
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Going ___ tooth and nail : ATIT
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Go like hell : TEAR
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Old U.S. gas brand : ESSO
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"Fourscore and seven years ___ ..." : AGO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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