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FOR YOUR EDIFICATION

New York Times, Sunday, March 6, 2011

Author:
David Levinson Wilk
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Levinson Wilk

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 77 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 16 for Mr. Wilk. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 0306 ( 22,398 )
Across
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Thicken : COAGULATE
10
Pirates' home : PNCPARK
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Venezuelan's "very" : MUY
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1994 biography of Calvin Klein : OBSESSION
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1937 Cole Porter tune : ROSALIE
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Serpent's tail? : INE
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Be willing to apprehend Mr. Bradley at any cost? : WANTEDDEADORALIVE
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Original "I Love Lucy" airer : CBS
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"What ___!" : AMESS
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Doo-wop syllable : DUM
28
"Oh, baloney!" : PSHAW
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One awaiting a shipment, maybe : NARC
31
Punish Mr. Harris in a medieval way? : BURNEDATTHESTAKE
39
Person with a mortgage, e.g. : LIENEE
41
Menotti's "Lullaby," for one : ARIA
42
Epitome of thinness : REED
43
Get Mr. Koch addicted to a modern reading method? : HOOKEDONPHONICS
48
Fashion's Gucci : ALDO
49
To the point : TERSE
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"Pictures ___ Exhibition" : ATAN
51
Down a submarine, say : EAT
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Evade : SIDESTEP
57
Barrel in a bar : ALEKEG
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Kind of wave : TIDAL
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Hungarian city known for its thermal baths : EGER
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Preside over Mr. O'Neill's baptism? : BLESSEDEVENT
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___ Long, Union general in the Civil War : ELI
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"___ Carter III," best-selling album of 2008 : THA
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Smallest member of the European Union : MALTA
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Idle : NOTON
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Criminalize : BAN
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Letters on Ozzie Smith's cap : STL
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Do Mr. Sullivan's stand-up material? : CRACKEDJOKES
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French weapon : ARME
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Montaigne work : ESSAI
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"That seems to be the case" : SOISEE
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Act of coming out : EMERSION
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Madre's hermano : TIO
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Fur fighters? : PETA
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Opinion pieces : OPEDS
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Made in France? : FAIT
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Prohibit Mr. McMahon from ever socializing again? : GROUNDEDFORLIFE
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Pool organism : ALGA
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12-Down soldiers, for short : REBS
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Set as a goal : AIMFOR
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Perform brain surgery on Mr. Begley? : TOUCHEDINTHEHEAD
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Mgr.'s aide : ASST
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Singer ___ Khan : CHAKA
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Virginia ___ : HAM
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Military march : ETAPE
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Suffix with Ecuador or Euclid : EAN
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Put Mr. Meese in an Armani suit? : DRESSEDTOTHENINES
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Mauna ___ : LOA
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Treater's phrase : ITSONME
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Where the stars might be pointing? : FOOTNOTES
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Longtime 25-Across president Moonves : LES
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Brand name that used to be spelled out in commercials : NESTLES
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Star Alliance member : AIRCANADA
Down
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Lee of NBC News : COWAN
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U.S. president whose mother's first name was Stanley : OBAMA
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109-Down portrayer in 2003's "Elf" : ASNER
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Approaches : GETSCLOSER
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Purposes : USES
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"Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out" subject : LSD
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Give a leg up : AID
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Part of Italy where Cape Spartivento is : TOE
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Disney doe : ENA
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Haughty : PROUD
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"The Divorcee" actress Shearer : NORMA
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Civil War org. : CSA
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Bud : PAL
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Noted Cosell interviewee : ALI
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Colorado, e.g.: Abbr. : RIV
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Doesn't give up : KEEPS
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One of the Jackson 5 : MICHAEL
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Not yet in the oven : UNBAKED
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One side's retort to "No, you don't!" : YESWEDO
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R.M.N. served under him : DDE
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Some clouds : STRATI
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Apiphobiac's fear : BEE
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Grand Forks sch. : UND
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Auto last made in 1936 : REO
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"99 Luftballons" singer, 1984 : NENA
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Noted John Boehner feature : TAN
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Prefix with Cities : TRI
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Souse's sound : HIC
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Slip (into) : EASE
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Mike and ___ (some jellybeans, informally) : IKES
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Brooklyn ___ : HEIGHTS
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Trying experiences : ORDEALS
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Mom-and-pop grps. : PTAS
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Fit : HALE
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Linear : ONED
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"Mogambo" threat : TSETSE
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Fax cover sheet abbr. : ATTN
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Transport on a slope : TBAR
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Greece, to Greeks : ELLAS
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Retailer with a cat and dog in its logo : PETCO
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Numbers game : KENO
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Call up : EVOKE
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"___ while they're hot!" : GETEM
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Interrogate, in a way : DEBRIEF
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Dessert menu phrase : ALAMODE
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Sheets and such : LINENS
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"Esmé" writer : SAKI
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Beak or beat : NOSE
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Early 12th-century year : MCII
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Sister company of ABC : ESPN
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Title : DEED
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Ballet leap : JETE
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Hope : ASPIRATION
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Take the offensive : ATTACK
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Caramel-filled treat : ROLO
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Figure in Tom Thumb tales : OGRE
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Wife of Esau : ADAH
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Adipocyte : FATCELL
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Elvis sings it in "Blue Hawaii" : ALOHAOE
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Household pets that need ultraviolet light in their cages : IGUANAS
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Buttons on the big screen : RED
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Geisha's accessory : OBI
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"Top Gun" org. : USN
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Disgusted cry : FIE
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Medical suffix : OMA
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"Mayberry ___" : RFD
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Welcomed, as a guest at the door : HADIN
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Motif : THEME
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Epitome of hotness : HADES
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911 responder : EMT
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See 3-Down : SANTA
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1994 action flick with the tagline "Get ready for rush hour" : SPEED
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"The Constant Gardener" heroine : TESSA
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Sicilian city : ENNA
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Way to go: Abbr. : RTE
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Un-P.C. suffix : ESS
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Souse : SOT
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TV show filmed at 30 Rock : SNL
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___ sort : OFA
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You: Fr. : TOI
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Not vert. : HOR
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And the rest: Abbr. : ETC

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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