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New York Times, Saturday, March 8, 2003

Failed utopian community of 1840's Illinois

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 62, Blocks: 28 Missing: {JQXZ} Average word length: 6.35 This is puzzle # 44 for Mr. Berry.
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© 2003, The New York Times3/8/03 ( No. 19,478 )
Across
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Dramatic situations : CRISES
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Places side by side : APPOSES
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Fresh : RECENT
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Like discarded habits : UNLEARNT
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Lake ___, source of the Mississippi : ITASCA
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It can take the edge off : NAILFILE
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Hod filler : MORTAR
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One that heads up the staff : CLEF
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Baby seat, say : LAP
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White-collar profession? : PRIESTHOOD
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Irving hero : GARP
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"Missouri Waltz," e.g. : STATESONG
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Smattering : TINGE
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Cattle calls : MOOS
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Rendered unconscious, maybe : CONKED
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Burned rubber : TOREUPTHEROAD
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Voiced : SONANT
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Take in : REAP
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Famous Chicago critic : EBERT
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Lead to mislead, in bridge : FALSECARD
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Hand (out) : METE
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Blew up : BOILEDOVER
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Meeting time suffix : ISH
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In "Hamlet," it's "in russet mantle clad" : MORN
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Unfrequented : LONELY
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Harrier : NUISANCE
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Memory trace : ENGRAM
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Set : ARRANGED
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Looks after : SEESTO
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California's ___ National Park : REDWOOD
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"Death Becomes Her" star, 1992 : STREEP
Down
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Makes waves : CRIMPS
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Come back with : RETORT
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Failed utopian community of 1840's Illinois : ICARIA
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Bard's work : SESTET
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Means of protecting breakables : ENCASEMENT
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Begins : STARTSOUT
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Having hands, as a clock : ANALOG
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Furnished (with) : PLIED
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Ill-gotten funds : PELF
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Butterfingers : OAF
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It means "resplendent land" in Sinhalese : SRILANKA
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Blew up : ENLARGED
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Like Mayan pyramids : STEPPED
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At liberty : UNCONSTRAINED
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Cager's target : HOOP
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Italian painter Severini : GINO
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Protection for a boat's hull : TORPEDONET
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Nonstop : CEASELESS
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Admittedly : TOBESURE
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Four in every dozen : ONETHIRD
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Choice : RARE
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Something to catch or raise : HELL
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Limited course : SEMINAR
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Unnatural : FORCED
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Certain eel : CONGER
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Not sympathetic : AVERSE
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Pertain : RELATE
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Dust remover : DRYMOP
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Drum played without sticks : BONGO
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Rancho hand? : MANO
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Bromide : SAW

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 6 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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