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New York Times, Thursday, April 18, 2002

"Don't try to spare my feelings ."

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 This is puzzle # 29 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite
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G
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A
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S
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SIX
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K
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FIVE
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FIVE
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© 2002, The New York Times4/18/02 ( No. 19,154 )
Across
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Communicates in bursts : GASPS
6
Kind of bean : BAKED
11
Fig. on a baseball card : RBI
14
Free : UNTIE
15
Go over : ELIDE
16
Incompetent : OAF
17
Laughable : INANE
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They're anything but spineless : HEDGEHOGS
20
Friends and family : LOVEDONES
22
Stopping point : DEPOT
23
Chromotrope : DYE
24
"Hey you!" : PSST
26
Certain intervals in music : SIXTHS
28
Onetime Southern "king" : COTTON
30
7-Eleven purchase : SIXPACK
32
Walked boldly : STRODE
35
Clumsy ship : TUB
37
Debtor's worry : LIEN
38
Irving's "A Prayer for ___ Meany" : OWEN
39
Chatter on : PRATE
41
Cartoonist Peter : ARNO
42
Picnic spots : LEAS
43
___ soda : SAL
44
Torments : EATSAT
46
Our home : EARTH
48
Badly bruised : PURPLE
50
River in a 1957 film : KWAI
51
Slightest protest : PEEP
52
Elec. bill unit : KWH
55
1973 Rolling Stones ballad : ANGIE
58
Kids' card game : CRAZYEIGHTS
60
Figure that concerned Malthus : BIRTHRATE
63
Polonium discoverer : CURIE
64
80 or over, say : OLD
65
Mashie : FIVEIRON
66
Nonnative : ALIEN
67
Rubber-stamps : OKS
68
Fin : FIVESPOT
69
Courtroom combatants : SUERS
Down
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Artisan alliance : GUILD
2
Discommode : ANNOY
3
Ward (off) : STAVE
4
Floor cleaner scent : PINE
5
Bean container : SEEDPOD
6
"Don't try to spare my feelings ." : BEHONEST
7
Stuff sold in yards : ALE
8
Capturer of the Quedagh Merchant : KIDD
9
Nose (out) : EDGE
10
Chucks : DEEPSIXES
11
Plant parts that absorb water : ROOTHAIRS
12
Breathalyzer attachment : BAG
13
Contingencies : IFS
19
Kitchenette appliance : HOTPLATE
21
Ragtime dances : ONESTEPS
25
Sum : TOTALUP
27
Extended operatic solo : SCENA
28
Everlasting : CONSTANT
29
Zealot : NUT
31
Sailor's unit : KNOT
32
Possible splinter site : SOLE
33
Playful pinch : TWEAK
34
How some train riders ride : REARWARDS
36
Modern theater interruption : BEEPER
40
Genre for Coolio or Chuck D : RAP
45
Llama relatives : ALPACAS
47
Some slaps : HIGHFIVES
49
Late : RECENT
52
___ eleison ("Lord, have mercy") : KYRIE
53
More meaningful : WEIGHTIER
54
Elevates : HEIGHTENS
56
"Bearded" bloom : IRIS
57
Tombstone name : EARP
59
Natal native : ZULU
60
Shock giver : BOO
61
Class : ILK
62
"I am ___!" : TOO

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