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New York Times, Thursday, March 30, 2006

Break one of the Ten Commandments

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Richard Silvestri

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 163 for Mr. Silvestri.
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© 2006, The New York Times3/30/06 ( No. 20,596 )
Across
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Pesto base : BASIL
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Insurance office form : CLAIM
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Stop stalling : ACT
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1970 World's Fair site : OSAKA
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Swarm : HORDE
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Topic of some tales : WOE
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Aftershave? : ASCENTOFMAN
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Gardner of "Mogambo" : AVA
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Bite this and die : DUST
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Bet accepter : TAKER
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Nutty confection : PRALINE
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Grand relatives : SPINETS
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Pupil's neighbor : RETINA
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Jai alai need : PELOTA
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"Love ___ the Ruins" (1975 film) : AMONG
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Collect little by little : GLEAN
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Place for a ball : TEE
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Coastal high spot : DUNE
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Bunch name : BRADY
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Same as before : IDEM
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Sugar suffix : OSE
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Indiana's state flower : PEONY
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Close call : SCARE
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Arden, for one : FOREST
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Receive : SHOWIN
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Ballpark figures : SCORERS
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In a daze : STUNNED
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Song of joy : CAROL
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A little lower : CALF
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Bodybuilder's pride : ABS
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Henry Luce, notably? : AHEADOFTIME
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Neckpiece : LEI
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Mare's partner : TERRA
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Like some 1960's-70's missions : LUNAR
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East end? : ERN
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Put into use : EXERT
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A face in the crowd? : EXTRA
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Neckpiece : BOA
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Stubborn sort : ASS
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Pouch : SAC
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One of the Clantons : IKE
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Touchdown : LANDING
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Decided : CHOSE
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Barn area : LOFT
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Part of a slot machine : ARM
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Muckraker Tarbell : IDA
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It may be honorable : MENTION
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Result of early-morning boating? : AWAKEATDAWN
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Break one of the Ten Commandments : COVET
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"___ on My Pillow" (1958 hit) : TEARS
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Salad ingredient : TUNA
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Fire ___ : ANT
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Where some Goyas hang : PRADO
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Famous twin : REMUS
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Scarlet? : ATONEFORSIN
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Bank annoyance : LINE
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Down-at-the-heels : SEEDY
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Pass or run : PLAY
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Undercover agent : PLANT
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"Eww!" : GROSS
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Like some coincidences : EERIE
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Alter : EMEND
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It has a head and hops : BEER
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Sect symbol : ICON
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Church dignitary : PRELATE
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Cut preceder : SHUFFLE
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Acapulco gold : ORO
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Capital of Manche : STLO
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Union wage : SCALE
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Scots toss it : CABER
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Camp David accords signer : SADAT
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Mystery writer John Dickson ___ : CARR
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Bad spell : HEX
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Afore : ERE
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Prom rental : TUX
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Bankbook entry: Abbr. : INT
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Blemish : MAR
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Span of history : ERA

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