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New York Times, Saturday, March 30, 2013

Writer of the lines "Pigeons on the grass alas. / Pigeons on the grass alas"

Author:
Gareth Bain
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Gareth Bain

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Bain.
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© 2013, The New York Times3/30/13 ( No. 23,153 )
Across
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In-box material for some agents : SCRIPTS
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Red, white and blue group : TEAMUSA
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Stock pantomime character : PIERROT
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Decorative server : SAMOVAR
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Ahead : INSTORE
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Wise words : PROVERB
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Prefix with car : ECO
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Boglike : MIRY
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Puts one's foot down : TREADS
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A cyclone is a big one : LOW
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Wisconsin port : KENOSHA
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Bad start? : MIS
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Put to work : UTILIZED
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Writer of the lines "Pigeons on the grass alas. / Pigeons on the grass alas" : STEIN
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"The Mikado" weapon : SNEE
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Emperor who built the Domus Aurea : NERO
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Gerontologist's study : THEAGINGPROCESS
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You might hear a children's song in one : LILT
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Some fairy story villains : HAGS
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Dispatch : HASTE
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Watching the big game, say : ONSAFARI
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Army missions : OPS
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Like Rome, it's said : ETERNAL
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Blue, in a way: Abbr. : DEM
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Defiant response : MAKEME
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Skating spot, maybe : LAKE
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Symbol of elasticity, in economics : ETA
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Paper work : ORIGAMI
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Server of food that may be steamed, fried or raw : CLAMBAR
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Went in tandem? : PEDALED
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Many are found on beaches : RESORTS
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Gets down : SADDENS
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Nonsense : EYEWASH
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Door-to-door delivery : SPIEL
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Important part of mayo : CINCO
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Plant more crops in : RESOW
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N.Y.C. line : IRT
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Alpha senior? : PROMKING
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One side in the Revolutionary War : TORIES
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Serious : STERN
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Common 31-Down: Abbr. : TSP
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Saltier : EARTHIER
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Neither good nor evil : AMORAL
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Dance element : MOVE
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Iris's location : UVEA
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Orangish gem : SARD
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Wall St. manipulators : ARBS
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1968 #2 hit with the lyric "My love for you is way out of line" : YOUNGGIRL
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Dance elements : STEPS
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Mustang competitor : MIATA
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Inti worshipers : INCAS
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End of a dictionary : ZEES
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At one time in the past? : ERST
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Prescribed amount : DOSE
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Town in '44 headlines : STLO
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Gracile : THIN
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Ones unable to swim straight? : EELS
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Bag : SNARE
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"Kiss Me, Kate" song : IHATEMEN
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"Gimme a break!" : OHPLEASE
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XX : FEMALE
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Annie once played by Ethel Merman : OAKLEY
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Iridescent material : NACRE
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Messing around on TV? : DEBRA
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Members of les Nations Unies : ETATS
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Reed section? : MARSH
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Items in buckets : MOPS
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Forte : AREA
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Privateer who captained the Blessed William : KIDD
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Quaint shout : EGAD
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They may be checked at an airport : IDS
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Part of a barn : MOW

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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