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New York Times, Wednesday, March 5, 2008

First person to win a Smarties Prize, for children's books, three years in a row

Author:
Steven Ginzburg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Ginzburg. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York Times3/5/08 ( No. 21,302 )
Across
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Humble home : SHED
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Software rerelease, e.g. : UPDATE
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Plane with a machmeter: Abbr. : SST
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Protagonist : HERO
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Meteor in a meteor shower : LEONID
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Spray-paint, maybe : MAR
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Fly off the handle : RANT
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Common computer feature : CDROMDRIVE
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Chemical compound suffix : IDE
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Hatcher of "Desperate Housewives" : TERI
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Bulldog : YALIE
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German auto debut of 1974 : VWSCIROCCO
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Departed : WENT
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Big name in stationery : EATON
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Longoria of "Desperate Housewives" : EVA
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Long, long ___ : AGO
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City near Saint-Exupéry International Airport : LYON
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Frankie with the 1959 #1 hit "Why" : AVALON
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It's more than a pinch: Abbr. : TSP
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First person to win a Smarties Prize, for children's books, three years in a row : JKROWLING
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"___ the season ..." : TIS
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Ohio city named for a mathematician : EUCLID
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Lends a hand : AIDS
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1969 "bed-in" participant : ONO
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Hoops org. : NBA
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"Eat!" : DIGIN
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Does in : OFFS
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Universal recipient type : ABPOSITIVE
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Some game endings : MATES
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Govt. org. : AGCY
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Neckline shape : VEE
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Cause of some burns : UVEXPOSURE
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Munich mister : HERR
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Sting : CON
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Cropped up : ARISEN
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Melpomene, e.g. : MUSE
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Units in a coll. curriculum : HRS
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Least prominent : MEREST
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Hightailed it : SPED
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Turn from a grape into a raisin, e.g. : SHRIVEL
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Progress : HEADWAY
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Automaker Maserati : ERNESTO
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One eye in ;-) : DOT
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Peptic disorder : ULCER
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Los Angeles's San ___ Bay : PEDRO
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Kind of column : DORIC
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"It's ___-brainer" : ANO
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Curry of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" : TIM
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Drainage indicator : EDDY
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Show friendliness : SMILEAT
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Cash cache : SAVINGS
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"Rock-a-bye, baby" spot : TREETOP
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Undeveloped : RAW
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Shack roof material : TIN
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If, and or but: Abbr. : CONJ
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They're part of the string section : CELLI
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Egg-shaped : OVOID
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"Raggedy" one : ANN
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Dutch-speaking part of the West Indies : ARUBA
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Words, informally : VOCAB
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Spiked punch? : AWL
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Novelist Kesey : KEN
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Manner of going : GAIT
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An overdose of : TOOMUCH
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Pro : INFAVOR
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Starts to melt : SOFTENS
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"You win" : IGIVEUP
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Varied : DIVERSE
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Showed contempt : SNEERED
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Like many a home improvement project, for short : DIY
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Driver's license datum : SEX
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Remote control button : PAUSE
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Fairy tale baddies : OGRES
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Bloodhound's guide : SCENT
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It may be caught in a filter : SPAM
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Ida. neighbor : ORE
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Round Table honorific : SIR
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___ Pinafore : HMS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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