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New York Times, Thursday, March 23, 2006

"O, gie me the ___ that has acres o' charms": Burns

Author:
Ethan Cooper
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ethan Cooper

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FJQV} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Cooper. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York Times3/23/06 ( No. 20,589 )

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Across
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___ cherry : BING
5
Watergate figure Fred : LARUE
10
Countertop, maybe : SLAB
14
"___ vincit insomnia" (Christopher Fry quip) : AMOR
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Stinging surprise : IRONY
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Whitish : PALE
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Assuming it stays constant? : BARRINGTHERAISE
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Dismiss : AXE
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Prefix with meter : ODO
22
Real handful for a sitter : TERROR
23
Super-duper : AONE
25
Cousin of a weasel : STOAT
27
Keeping Don Juans at bay? : BUCKINGTHEPASS
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Tenochtitlán resident : AZTEC
33
Actors Calhoun and Culkin : RORYS
34
Flip (out) : WIG
36
Bibliographical abbr. : IBID
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Black tea : PEKOE
38
Prefix with phobia : XENO
39
Regulus's constellation : LEO
40
Greeted at the door : SAWIN
41
Cosmetician's goof : SMEAR
42
Finishing off a dressy outfit? : KNOTTINGTHETIE
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Cartoon sound effect : BOING
46
Refuses to : WONT
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Mophead : BEATLE
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Do some surgeon's work : SEW
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Orders : HAS
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Passing out tennis apparel? : ISSUINGTHESKIRT
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"O, gie me the ___ that has acres o' charms": Burns : LASS
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Was personally invested : CARED
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Worshiper of the sun god Inti : INCA
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It has a low bridge : LUTE
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Wife on "The Bob Newhart Show" : EMILY
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Awestruck : AGOG
Down
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The Who's "___ O'Riley" : BABA
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Big-screen format : IMAX
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Blank stare, say : NOREACTION
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"Hands off that bone …" : GRR
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Basswood tree : LINDEN
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Sirens passer : ARGO
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Baloney : ROT
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Durham sch. : UNH
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Perfectly alike : EYETOEYE
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Capital of ancient Laconia : SPARTA
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Den : LAIR
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Not to mention : ALSO
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Brew : BEER
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Kind of column : IONIC
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Realizes : REAPS
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Assented : OKED
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Feeding : STOKING
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Packed house : THRONG
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It's limited by the Eighth Amendment : BAIL
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Central Asian language : UZBEK
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Appeared, as baby teeth : GREWIN
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Doll : SWEETTHING
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War site of 1967 : SINAI
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Butchery : GORE
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1881 Gilbert and Sullivan operetta : PATIENCE
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Comic book debut of 1963 : XMEN
40
Popular Russian import, informally : STOLI
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TV Guide listings : SHOWS
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Dull : OBTUSE
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Like some professorial attire : TWEEDY
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Pecker : BILL
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Mess of pottage buyer : ESAU
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___ prof. : ASST
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Author Silverstein : SHEL
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Sacramento's ___ Arena : ARCO
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Way to attend a party : STAG
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Dame's asset : GAM
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One less than tetra- : TRI
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Sedona maker : KIA

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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