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New York Times, Monday, March 17, 2014

Author:
John Lieb
Editor:
Will Shortz
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John Lieb

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {KQZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Lieb. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
John Lieb notes:
"Vowel run" themes seem to come along three or four times a year and when they do I wonder where the inspiration for them comes. This ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Such a fun time meeting John at the ACPT a week ago! We toiled away at judging (read: goofed off in the back room) and attended two ... read more
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© 2014, The New York TimesNo. 0317 ( 23,505 )
Across
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Ace of spades, e.g. : CARD
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Room under the roof : ATTIC
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Old Russian autocrat : TSAR
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Lothario's look : LEER
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The middle Corleone brother : FREDO
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Six: Prefix : HEXA
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"Dies ___" (Latin hymn) : IRAE
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Poacher's nemesis : GAMEWARDEN
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Guitarist Lofgren of the E Street Band : NILS
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With it : HIP
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In ___ of : LIEU
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Idaho's nickname : GEMSTATE
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Muslim pilgrim's destination : MECCA
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Pringles container : CAN
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Witness : SEE
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Young 'un : TOT
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College concentration : MAJOR
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Request for some skin : GIMMEFIVE
38
Gung-ho : AVID
39
Regulations : RULES
40
Streets: Abbr. : AVES
41
Mayberry resident who became a Marine : GOMERPYLE
43
Lifeless : INERT
44
Beat by a hair : NIP
45
Old what's-___-name : HIS
46
Picnic pest : ANT
47
Hersey's "A Bell for ___" : ADANO
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Round candy in a vending machine : GUMBALLS
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Stow, as cargo : LADE
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Burma's first prime minister : UNU
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Campbell's product : SOUP
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Sport that includes the pommel horse and parallel bars : GYMNASTICS
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"Assuming that's true ..." : IFSO
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Round hammer part : PEEN
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Most accessible seating choice : AISLE
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Grub : EATS
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Out of kilter : AWRY
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"___ Gold" (Peter Fonda film) : ULEES
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Eye woe : STYE
Down
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Hold on (to) : CLING
2
Eagle's nest : AERIE
3
Domain : REALM
4
Casual Friday relaxes it : DRESSCODE
5
Kabul native : AFGHAN
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Characteristic : TRAIT
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City near Phoenix : TEMPE
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Suffix with sulf- : IDE
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Monk's hood : COWL
10
Number of Scrabble points for a B, C, M or P : THREE
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Alluring : SEDUCTIVE
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Lumberjack's tool : AXE
13
Moved fast : RAN
19
"Save Me" singer Mann : AIMEE
24
Cigarette substance : TAR
26
Report on, as a news story : COVER
27
1945 Alamogordo event, informally : ATEST
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Captain Hook henchman : SMEE
30
Ambulance letters : EMS
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___ Carta : MAGNA
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Steer clear of : AVOID
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Orioles Hall-of-Fame pitcher who modeled Jockey underwear : JIMPALMER
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Fellas : GUYS
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Not well : ILL
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Excursions to la-la land : FANTASIES
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School in Troy, N.Y. : RPI
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"The Mary Tyler Moore Show" spinoff : RHODA
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Bach's "Mass ___ Minor" : INB
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Makes laugh : AMUSES
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One minding the baby : NANNY
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False front : GUISE
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"I give up!" : UNCLE
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Lite : LOFAT
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Robust : LUSTY
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"Assuming it's true ...," informally : SPOSE
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Jacob's twin : ESAU
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Transcript stat : GPA
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Archery wood : YEW
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Up to, briefly : TIL

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