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New York Times, Saturday, March 20, 2010

Author:
Joe Krozel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joe Krozel
Matisse Tulips

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 56, Blocks: 37 Missing: {BFGWZ} Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry. Minimum word length: 5 Average word length: 6.71 This is puzzle # 33 for Mr. Krozel. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

Click the thumbnail to see a larger version of the 1944 Matisse painting Annelies, White Tulips and Anemones mentioned at 33 Down.

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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 0320 ( 22,047 )
Across
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To boot : NOLESS
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Big impression : SPLASH
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Worked up : INASTIR
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Photons, e.g. : QUANTA
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Made unbearable? : NEUTERED
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Writing style of old Latin manuscripts : UNCIAL
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Like 1-Down : JAPANESE
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Rare battery varieties : ACELLS
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Options for thinning : ACETONES
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Harsh-sounding bird that immobilizes its prey by impalement : SHRIKE
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Like part of a foot : STRESSED
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1995 Literature Nobelist : HEANEY
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Lonely : DESERTED
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Limerick neighbor : CLARE
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Jerks : ASSES
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Had a prior link with : TRACEDTO
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Some imposing museum displays, briefly : TREXES
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Place for many a shot : UPPERARM
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Outfit for a new voyage, say : REMAST
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Ogled : LEEREDAT
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Explosive stuff : AMATOL
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"Sure thing!" : IDLOVETO
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Cathedral candle : VOTIVE
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Events with marching bands? : PROTESTS
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People taking les examens : ELEVES
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Heroin and the like : OPIATES
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Ties don't have them : LOSERS
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Eye muscles attach to it : SCLERA
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Stealthy fighters : NINJAS
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Like Edward Albee's first five plays : ONEACT
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1984 Best New Artist Grammy winner : LAUPER
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One taken care of by a caretaker : ESTATE
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Attendees at some biz meetings : STENOS
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Speeders' dreads : SIRENS
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Ends abruptly : SQUASHES
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Pugilists ... or stationery store items : PUNCHERS
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Tear : LACERATE
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Compounds that smell of rotting fish : ANILINES
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Didn't just follow around : STALKED
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Vice admiral on the U.S.S. Enterprise : HALSEY
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Fixed some greens : RESEEDED
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Since: Sp. : DESDE
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Glorified gatekeeper, in Goiás : SAOPEDRO
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Burns up : CREMATES
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Feen-a-mint was one : LAXATIVE
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Certain full house, in poker lingo : ACESOVER
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Always moving : RESTLESS
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Mandolin effect : TREMOLO
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White item in a 1944 Matisse painting : TULIP
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Job requirement, often : TRAVEL
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He was served to the Olympians as food : PELOPS
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More than suggestive : EROTIC
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Leak : REVEAL
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Noel opener : ADESTE
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Certain cat or dog : RATTER
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It's S. of the Vale of Tempe : MTOSSA

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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