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New York Times, Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Author:
Ed Stein and Paula Gamache
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Paula Gamache

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 37 Missing: {JKQX} Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzles This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Stein. This is puzzle # 42 for Ms. Gamache. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0401 ( 21,694 )

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Across
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Frog-dissecting class: Abbr. : BIOL
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"Ship of Fools" painter : BOSCH
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Riot queller : MACE
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Pink, maybe : RARE
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Lawn care brand : ORTHO
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"Such a pity" : ALAS
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Slate, e.g. : EMAG
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Where was the Battle of Bunker Hill fought? : BREEDSHILL
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Makes invalid : ANNULS
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California Indian tribe: Var. : WASHO
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Seminary teaching : DOGMA
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Drain : SAP
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Cousin of a cat's-eye : AGATE
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What animal does a bulldogger throw? : STEER
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Drop ___ (moon) : TROU
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Soprano Gluck : ALMA
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Get copy right : EDIT
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Money : TENDER
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In what country are Panama hats made? : ECUADOR
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What is George Eliot's given name? : MARYANN
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It'll keep the home fires burning : GASLOG
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Queens's ___ Stadium : ASHE
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Seed cover : ARIL
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Golfer Ballesteros : SEVE
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From what animals do we get catgut? : SHEEP
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Smallest : LEAST
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Soft shoe, briefly : MOC
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Part of São Paulo : TILDE
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Column style : IONIC
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Putting up the greatest affront : RUDEST
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In what country are Chinese gooseberries produced? : NEWZEALAND
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Times to call, in some want ads : EVES
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Unoccupied : FREE
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Deejay's interest, typically : SIDEA
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Port opener? : HELI
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Family dogs, for short : LABS
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Very funny happenings : HOOTS
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The "I" in M.I.T.: Abbr. : INST
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Challah and baguettes : BREADS
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"You are so!" preceder : IAMNOT
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What color is the black box in a commercial jet? : ORANGE
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Pea, for one : LEGUME
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Short cuts : BOBS
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Bruins' retired "4" : ORR
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What is actor Stewart Granger's family name? : STEWART
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For next to nothing, in slang : CHEAPO
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Brick carriers : HODS
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Reddish brown : MAHOGANY
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Clay, today : ALI
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"Silent" prez : CAL
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Adult ed. class, often : ESL
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___ Na Na : SHA
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Rio Grande port : LAREDO
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Recipe verb : STIR
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"M*A*S*H" star : ALDA
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Eliot Ness and others : TMEN
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Bring home : EARN
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The California gull is the state bird of which state? : UTAH
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For what animals are the Canary Islands named? : DOGS
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1974 Mocedades hit : ERESTU
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Not différent : EGAL
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___ package : CARE
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Former Voice of America org. : USIA
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Nobody too big or too small, on a sign : ALLSIZES
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Fraction of a tick: Abbr. : MSEC
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What kind of fruit is an alligator pear? : AVOCADO
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Actor Estevez : EMILIO
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Cab Calloway phrase : HIDEHI
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How many colleges are in the Big Ten? : ELEVEN
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Ford failures : EDSELS
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Take care of a neighbor's dog, say : PETSIT
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Piggy : TOE
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He wrote "If called by a panther, / Don't anther" : NASH
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Nutritional amts. : RDAS
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Cowboys' org. : NFL
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Cold war ___ : ERA
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Site for a site : WEB
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Site for a site : NET

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

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