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New York Times, Sunday, April 10, 2011

Author:
Paula Gamache
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Paula Gamache

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 136, Blocks: 68 Missing: {JQWX} This is puzzle # 68 for Ms. Gamache. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 0410 ( 22,433 )
Across
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Reduces to pulp : MASHES
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Betray, in a way : BACKSTAB
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They're unoriginal : APERS
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Haitian ___ : CREOLE
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Haiti's first democratically elected president : ARISTIDE
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Iconoclast : REBEL
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Skip Thanksgiving leftovers? : FORGOCOLDTURKEY
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Early spring bloomers : CROCI
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Operagoer's accessory : LORGNETTE
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Broke bread : ATE
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Longfellow's words before "O Ship of State!" : SAILON
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Singer Sumac : YMA
30
Say "No," "Never" and "Uh-uh"? : DOONESFORBIDDING
34
Mrs. Robert ___ (Mary Custis) : ELEE
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Make a big stink : REEK
37
Chacon of the 1960s Mets : ELIO
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Put up with : ABIDE
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One may be original : CAST
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Hopelessly lost : ALLATSEA
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Plea for immediate absolution? : FORGIVEUSTHISDAY
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Abbr. on a cover letter : ENC
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Wind in front of a stage : OBOE
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Kin of fairies : IMPS
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Not : NARY
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Crested ___, Colo. : BUTTE
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Chairlift alternative : GONDOLA
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Shake : ELUDE
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Blot with a paper towel, maybe : PATDRY
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Like food that's acceptable to cattle? : FORAGEAPPROPRIATE
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Inuit relatives : ALEUTS
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Checked, say : CHOSE
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Italian sportswear name : ELLESSE
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They come with turndown service : MINTS
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Soviet ___ : BLOC
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Burial site of early Scottish kings : IONA
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Rents : RIPS
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Pipe material, for short : PVC
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Memorable theatrical performance? : PLAYHARDTOFORGET
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Shell, e.g. : SEEDCOAT
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Warning from a driver : TOOT
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Extremely, in 1970s slang : MONDO
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Joyce's land : ERIN
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Bottom-line bigwigs, in brief : CFOS
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Head-turning sound : PSST
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Abstain happily? : GRINANDFORBEARIT
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Fairy : ELF
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Steven who co-wrote "Freakonomics" : LEVITT
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New Guinea port : LAE
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Life-threatening : NEARFATAL
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Blow away : AMAZE
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Is well-endowed? : CARRIESAFORTUNE
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One giving an order : DINER
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Declared : ASSERTED
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Dammed river in North Carolina : PEEDEE
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Maurice of Nixon's cabinet : STANS
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Region conquered by Philip II of Macedon : THESSALY
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Mounts : STEEDS
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"Back to the Future" family name : MCFLY
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"Get ___!" : AROOM
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California missions founder Junípero ___ : SERRA
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Scottish poet James known as "The Ettrick Shepherd" : HOGG
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Southern university that shares its name with a biblical judge : ELON
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Form a splinter group : SECEDE
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Sled dog with a statue in New York's Central Park : BALTO
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Elizabeth in the cosmetics department : ARDEN
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Abbr. following op. and loc. : CIT
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The Wildcats of the Big 12 Conf. : KSU
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Attack from the air : STRAFE
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2010 chart-topper for Ke$ha : TIKTOK
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Like ___ in the headlights : ADEER
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Old Ottoman governor : BEY
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Rural setting, in poetry : ARCADIA
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Green gemstone : PERIDOT
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Place in a Carlo Levi memoir : EBOLI
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Scout's mission : RECON
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David's weapon : SLING
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Western tribe : OTOE
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Preposterous : SILLY
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Once, a long time ago : ERST
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"Family Guy" creator MacFarlane : SETH
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Ignore, imperatively : BELAY
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Barely beat : EDGEDOUT
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Oahu offering : LEI
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In ___ (confused) : AFOG
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Mr. Burns's teddy bear on "The Simpsons" : BOBO
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Typical cemetery enclosure : IRONFENCE
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Driver's target : CUP
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Balloonhead : ASS
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Seller of space or time, for short : ADREP
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Showy craft? : SETDESIGN
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___'acte : ENTR
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___-deucy : ACEY
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Tennis's 1977 U.S. Open champ : VILAS
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Salon, e.g., informally : EMAG
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Accustom : INURE
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___-masochism : SADO
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False deity : BAAL
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Baloney and then some : UTTERROT
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Dinner scraps : ORTS
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Memorable time : EPOCH
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Vintage platters : LPS
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Kebab go-with : PILAF
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Bravura : ECLAT
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Cry to a mate : AHOY
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City east of the Sierra Nevada : RENO
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Concert stack : AMPS
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Unexploded : LIVE
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Made haste : SPED
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"___ dignus" (Latin motto) : ESTO
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Sans pizazz : BLAND
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Chapel line : IDO
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Giant of old : OTT
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Gist : POINT
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Basic first step : ATOB
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Mateus ___ : ROSE
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Chant syllables : OMS
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Bear vis-à-vis the woods, e.g. : DENIZEN
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Fails miserably : CRATERS
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Like a hair shirt : COARSE
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Bordeaux brothers : FRERES
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La Môme ___ (The Little Sparrow) : PIAF
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Sharpening devices : STROPS
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Sword lilies, for short : GLADS
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Send, as a check : REMIT
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Trump who wrote "The Best Is Yet to Come" : IVANA
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Instant : FLASH
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Lensman Adams : ANSEL
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Good to go : READY
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Dexterity exercise : ETUDE
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Like an Interstate : LANED
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Jumps bail, say : FLEES
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Say "What to do? What to do?," e.g. : FRET
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To ___ (precisely) : ATEE
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Siamese, e.g. : CAT
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Filing org. : IRS
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H : ETA

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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