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New York Times, Wednesday, March 27, 2002

Easily provoked, as a temper

Author:
Sarah Keller
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Sarah Keller

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {DJQWZ} This is puzzle # 13 for Ms. Keller.
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© 2002, The New York Times3/27/02 ( No. 19,132 )
Across
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___ Romeo : ALFA
5
Prohibits : BANS
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Feature of most roofs : SLOPE
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Dappled horse : ROAN
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Shaving cream ingredient : ALOE
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Spud : TATER
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Border upon : ABUT
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Getting warm, say : NEAR
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Unqualified : UTTER
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Winner of a belt : BOXINGCHAMPION
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Furthermore : TOO
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Long, long time : EON
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Easily provoked, as a temper : HAIRTRIGGER
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It stands at stands : CAB
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Plead a case : ARGUE
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Shed : MOLT
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Mystery writer Nevada : BARR
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Animator's portfolio items : CELS
38
___-ski : APRES
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Concession closer? : AIRE
40
Tie-up : KNOT
41
Lyra's brightest star : VEGA
42
Wall hanging : ARRAS
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___ Paulo : SAO
44
Ballpark figure? : TALENTSCOUT
46
Hula hoop? : LEI
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Wore away : ATE
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Fine flatware : STERLINGSILVER
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Fleece : SHEAR
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Potatoes partner : MEAT
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Slick : OILY
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Costner's "Tin Cup" co-star : RUSSO
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Far from ruddy : PALE
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Snoop (around) : NOSE
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Bury : INTER
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Sail support : SPAR
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Amber brews : ALES
Down
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Horse of the desert : ARAB
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Gray wolf : LOBO
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Not genuine, as gems : FAUX
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Like some business suits? : ANTITRUST
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City on the Penobscot : BANGOR
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One of the Baldwins : ALEC
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Ham's father : NOAH
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"Que" follower, in song : SERA
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Daze : STUPOR
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It can be vulgar : LATIN
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Conductor Klemperer : OTTO
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Ball-shaped hammer part : PEEN
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Goof : ERR
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Word before a colon : NOTE
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Confronts : MEETS
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Penny-a-liners : HACKS
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Sports venue : ARENA
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Winter home, perhaps : IGLOO
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Urge forward : IMPEL
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Bungee jump site : GORGE
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Gather : GLEAN
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So-called "City of Victory" : CAIRO
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Pianist Claudio : ARRAU
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French naval base : BREST
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Where the Dream Team debuted : BARCELONA
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Benefit : AVAIL
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Piedmont province : ASTI
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More than a brat : TERROR
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Oenologist, at times : TASTER
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Take temporarily : LEASE
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Never touch : SHUN
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Word after high or road : TEST
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Little demons : IMPS
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Semimonthly tide : NEAP
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Big bash : GALA
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Six-stringed instrument : VIOL
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Last word in an ultimatum : ELSE
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Some whiskeys : RYES
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___ Lanka : SRI

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