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New York Times, Wednesday, March 9, 2005

Defender of some unpopular causes, in brief

Author:
Rob Richardson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 4 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Richardson.
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© 2005, The New York Times3/9/05 ( No. 20,210 )
Across
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Light ___ : ASAIR
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Defender of some unpopular causes, in brief : ACLU
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"Jabberwocky" starter : TWAS
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Father ___ Sarducci of "S.N.L." : GUIDO
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Game delayer : RAIN
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"I can't ___ thing!" : EATA
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Comedy troupe since the 60's : FIRESIGNTHEATRE
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Org. with bomb-sniffing dogs : ATF
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Gull-like predator : SKUA
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Enter cautiously : EASEIN
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The Joads, e.g. : OKIES
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Features of some cell phones : CAMERAS
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Breakfast bowlful : FARINA
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"Really?!" : DOTELL
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Milk: Prefix : LACTI
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Gives a rap : CARES
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Hogwarts letter carrier : OWL
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Bellicose god : ARES
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Propelled a shell : OARED
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Peau de ___ (soft cloth) : SOIE
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Part of w.p.m. : PER
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Orbital point : APSIS
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___ nova : BOSSA
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Slips on a slip : ERRATA
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Housekeeper, at times : DUSTER
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Lights into : ASSAILS
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Margaret Mead study site : SAMOA
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From there : THENCE
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Geeky sort : NERD
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Nashville sch. : TSU
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Momentous : EARTHSHATTERING
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Double contraction : IDVE
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Egyptian Christian : COPT
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Bubbling over : ABOIL
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Poetic adverb : NEER
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Gas brand in Canada : ESSO
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Like unwashed rugs : LINTY
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Fuji competitor : AGFA
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Exec : SUIT
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Military part-timers : AIRFORCERESERVE
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Chemical suffix : IDE
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"William Tell" composer : ROSSINI
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Giant slain by Hermes : ARGUS
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Water-to-wine site : CANA
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Beyond tipsy : LIT
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Cold : UNHEATED
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Prickly plant : TEASEL
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London rail hub : WATERLOOSTATION
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Places in the heart : ATRIA
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Composer Camille Saint-___ : SAENS
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Swedish chain : IKEA
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Chair designer Charles : EAMES
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Hobby shop stock : KITS
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Nuclei : CORES
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Brouhaha : FLAP
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Bern's river : AARE
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MTV teen toon : DARIA
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Broadway rosters : CASTS
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Cheeky : WISE
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Shakespearean king : LEAR
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Shimmer : OPALESCE
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Passable : SOSO
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"If I Were ___ Man" : ARICH
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Short end of the stick : BUMDEAL
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Blusterer : RANTER
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1960's-70's Dodge : DART
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Had home cooking : ATEIN
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Parasol's offering : SHADE
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Brief tussle : SETTO
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Drops off : NAPS
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Piqued state : SNIT
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Beyond homely : UGLY
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Sounds from Santa : HOS
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Baseball card stat. : RBI

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

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