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New York Times, Saturday, March 4, 2006

1994 literary autobiography whose first chapter is titled "Infant Prodigy?"

Author:
Bob Peoples
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Bob Peoples

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 26 Missing: {JZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 35 for Mr. Peoples. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York Times3/4/06 ( No. 20,570 )
Across
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Working together : INCAHOOTS
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Level connectors : RAMPS
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Ready to take off : AIRWORTHY
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Arita porcelain : IMARI
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Dig in one's heels : STANDFIRM
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Risk : PERIL
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N.Y.C. subway line : IRT
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"The X-Files" org. : SETI
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The "R" in Edward R. Murrow : ROSCOE
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Cleaner : MAID
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Item with a long spout : OILCAN
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It follows directions : ERN
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Plains natives : OTOES
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Schedule : SLOT
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Sheet of matted fabric used in quilting : BATT
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Staging area for the Crusades : VENICE
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Post-accident inquiry : AREYOUOK
35
Dated database : CARDINDEX
37
Rare occasion : BLUEMOON
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King's bane : RACISM
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Abu ___, first Muslim caliph, 632-34 : BAKR
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Turns down : DIMS
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Drug agent : NARCO
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Part of the sch. year : QTR
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Tick off : DETAIL
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Stage lead : REIN
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Vegetable holder : PEAPOD
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Depilation brand : NEET
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Common gift of welcome : LEI
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Newswoman Gwen : IFILL
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Frequent raid target : PIGGYBANK
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View : TENET
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Green light : CLEARANCE
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Beginnings : SEEDS
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Really big job : TALLORDER
Down
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1994 literary autobiography whose first chapter is titled "Infant Prodigy?" : IASIMOV
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River pollutant : NITRATE
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Meal replaced by M.R.E.'s : CRATION
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Grass part : AWN
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Bricklayers' equipment : HODS
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Monteverdi opera : ORFEO
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Common childhood malady : OTITIS
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Epic 1975 showdown, popularly : THRILLAINMANILA
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N, O or P, in chem. : SYM
10
Bad-mouth : RIPON
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Rachel of "General Hospital" : AMES
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"Art of silence" performer : MARCEAU
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Ahead of : PRIORTO
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Start to knit : SILENTK
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Very violent, say : RATEDR
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Ethylene glycol product : DEICER
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Chip ingredient : CORN
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Hustle : SCAM
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Railyard sight : BOXCAR
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Lost ground : ERODED
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Birth : YEAN
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"Act!" : DOIT
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Grill sites, briefly : BBQPITS
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Visa charge : LATEFEE
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Largest country wholly in Europe : UKRAINE
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Ignis fatuus, the fair maid of ___ : IRELAND
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Learning : SCIENCE
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Handle : MONIKER
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Don who directed "Invasion of the Body Snatchers," 1956 : SIEGEL
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Idiots : DOLTS
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Copier setting : LEGAL
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Responded in court : PLED
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Trainee : TYRO
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Loan figure: Abbr. : PCT
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Except for : BAR

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later.

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