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New York Times, Monday, March 23, 2009

Author:
Randy Sowell
Editor:
Will Shortz
Fix part of dinner with lettuce, carrots, peppers, etc.
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: none – this is a pangram. This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Sowell.
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© 2009, The New York Times3/23/09 ( No. 21,685 )
Across
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Point the finger at : BLAME
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Impudent : PERT
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Jail unit : CELL
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Parts to play : ROLES
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One putting finishing touches on a cake : ICER
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Light greenish blue : AQUA
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Worker for 15%, say : AGENT
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"Meet Me at the ___" : COPA
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Japanese wrestling : SUMO
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Fix part of dinner with lettuce, carrots, peppers, etc. : TOSSASALAD
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Large part of a waiter's income : TIPS
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A.B.A. member: Abbr. : ATTY
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Game company behind Sonic the Hedgehog : SEGA
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Play a part : ACT
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Go off like Mount St. Helens : ERUPT
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Sailor's "Stop!" : AVAST
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Writer Harte : BRET
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Put ___ good word for : INA
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Words cried before "No hands!" : LOOKMA
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Activity with bubbles : BATH
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Retail giant selling dog food, birdcages and such : PETCO
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Knots : TIES
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Islands west of Portugal : AZORES
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___-Magnon man : CRO
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Coup d'___ : ETAT
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Church council : SYNOD
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Food Network stars : CHEFS
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"___ you ready?" : ARE
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Take a 39-Across : WASH
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Boneheads : SAPS
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___ California : BAJA
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Prepare to camp : PITCHATENT
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Minnesota's St. ___ College : OLAF
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What "video" means literally : ISEE
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Bit part : CAMEO
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Sitarist Shankar : RAVI
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In tatters : TORN
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Perrier competitor : EVIAN
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Pesky flier : GNAT
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Lighted sign over a door : EXIT
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Bush's 2004 opponent : KERRY
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Kid with frequent temper tantrums : BRAT
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Golden arches, for McDonald's : LOGO
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Pub draughts : ALES
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High-I.Q. group : MENSA
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Billionaire's home : ESTATE
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Petty : PICAYUNE
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Environmental sci. : ECOL
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Meal : REPAST
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Swap : TRADE
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Participate on Election Day : CASTAVOTE
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Prefix with lateral : EQUI
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It's in your throat when you choke up : LUMP
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Vientiane's land : LAOS
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Bacon units : STRIPS
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Fed. auditing agcy. : GAO
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The P.L.O.'s Mahmoud ___ : ABBAS
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Touched in the head : CRAZY
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Wyoming's ___ Range : TETON
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Where watermelons grow : PATCH
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Japanese dog : AKITA
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Mascara mess : SMEAR
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Important sense for a gourmet : TASTE
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Show childish anger : THROWAFIT
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Sponge used in a 39-Across : LOOFAH
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Moon shape : CRESCENT
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Psychologist/writer LeShan : EDA
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Longtime Comiskey Park team, informally : CHISOX
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Sissy of "Carrie" : SPACEK
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Ill will : SPITE
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Prevent, with "off" : STAVE
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Tennis's Bjorn : BORG
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Astronaut Shepard or Bean : ALAN
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Coffee, slangily : JAVA
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Garr or Hatcher : TERI
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Mideast bigwig : EMIR
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Close : NEAR
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Broadway honor : TONY

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

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