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New York Times, Monday, March 28, 2011

39-Down : Haphazardly

Author:
Robyn Weintraub
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 37 Missing: {JQZ} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Weintraub.
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© 2011, The New York Times3/28/11 ( No. 22,420 )
Across
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Pisa has a leaning one : TOWER
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Landlocked African country : MALI
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Numbskull : BOOB
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Wear away : ERODE
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With 8-Down, "Shane" star : ALAN
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Zenith : ACME
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Expert : MAVEN
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Much-used dinnerware : OLDDISHES
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More than sufficient : PLENTY
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Branch off : DIVERGE
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Disaster preparedness org. : FEMA
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Move to another location, as in a restaurant : RESEAT
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Centers of casino action : POKERTABLES
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Force out of the country : EXILE
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Apple computer : IMAC
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Fawn's father : STAG
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Food thrown to lions : REDMEAT
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Height : STATURE
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Control+Z on a PC : UNDO
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Scottish caps : TAMS
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Add up : TOTAL
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Places to drink and play darts : BRITISHPUBS
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Spanish discoverer of the Pacific, 1513 : BALBOA
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It may be lifted at a wedding : VEIL
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Loving : ADORING
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2001's "Ocean's Eleven" or 2010's "The Karate Kid" : REMAKE
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They're shrugged : SHOULDERS
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Voice below alto : TENOR
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Diplomat Annan : KOFI
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Fairy tale starter : ONCE
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Playground retort : ISTOO
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Copiers do it : SCAN
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Black-hearted : MEAN
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Things that 18-, 27-, 46- and 60-Across may have : CHIPS
Down
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It may be measured in F. or C. : TEMP
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Spoken : ORAL
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Used a loom : WOVE
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Genesis garden : EDEN
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Like living with Mom and Dad, perhaps : RENTFREE
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China's ___ Zedong : MAO
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Completely : ALL
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See 15-Across : LADD
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Not as the crow flies : INDIRECT
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First, second, third and home : BASES
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Yellowish shade : OCHRE
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Alpha's opposite : OMEGA
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Assail : BESET
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St. ___, place in a children's rhyme : IVES
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"You ain't seen nothin' ___!" : YET
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Tiki bar order : MAITAI
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Defensive weapon, for short : ABM
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Land conquered by Conquistadors : PERU
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Yoked pair : OXEN
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English pirate captain : KIDD
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Tickle Me ___ : ELMO
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TV collie : LASSIE
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"Freeze!" : STOP
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Ballerina's skirt : TUTU
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Bedouin, e.g. : ARAB
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Dippity-do and others : GELS
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Haphazardly : ATRANDOM
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Part of N.C.A.A. : ATHLETIC
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"Yo! ___ Raps" : MTV
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Heat to 212° : BOIL
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Title for Walter Scott : SIR
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Lies in the sun : BASKS
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Kind of committee : ADHOC
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Natural scrubber : LOOFA
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Boston N.H.L.'er : BRUIN
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Chromosome part : GENE
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Fit together : MESH
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Prefix with disestablishmentarianism : ANTI
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Surgeon general under Reagan : KOOP
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Cupid, to the Greeks : EROS
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Zenith competitor : RCA
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U.S. legislator with a six-yr. term : SEN

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