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New York Times, Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Author:
Jim Page
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jim Page

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {GJQX} This is puzzle # 143 for Mr. Page. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 0418 ( 20,980 )
Across
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Playground retort : DIDSO
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Pre-bedtime ritual : BATH
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Flower people?: Abbr. : FTD
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Passes over : OMITS
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Made an overthrow, say : ERRED
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Milne baby : ROO
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Rectory : PARISHHOUSE
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Coastal bird : ERN
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Super server : ACER
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Multivolume refs. : OEDS
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Neckline? : LASSO
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Minor-league club, in baseball : FARM
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Jumper alternative : SETSHOT
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Locked up : INPRISON
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Make secure : LASH
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Christopher of "Back to the Future" : LLOYD
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Kinski title role : TESS
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Look after : TEND
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Delicacy that may be pickled : EEL
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Worthless pile : ASHHEAP
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Fish spawn : ROE
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Speaker in the Hall of Fame : TRIS
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"___ were ..." : ASIT
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Easy pace : AMBLE
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Keep one's distance from : SHUN
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Glare blocker : SUNVISOR
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Erudite sort : SCHOLAR
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Foot specialist? : POET
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___ water : INHOT
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Part of A.A.R.P.: Abbr. : ASSN
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Autocrat of old : CZAR
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___ fault : TOA
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Feast of Trumpets : ROSHHASHANA
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Balance provider, for short : ATM
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___-Detoo : ARTOO
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Sounds to shop by : MUZAK
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Hi-___ monitor : RES
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Harsh cry : YAWP
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Tickle : AMUSE
Down
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L-___ (treatment for parkinsonism) : DOPA
2
Apple variety : IMAC
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Desperate : DIRE
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Wok preparation : STIRFRY
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Bygone covert org. : OSS
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Whales, elephants, etc. : BEHEMOTHS
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Dominican-American major-league slugger, to fans : AROD
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Tie up tightly : TRUSS
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Cock and bull : HES
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Sprigs from the garden : FRESHHERBS
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Sculpted form : TORSO
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"___ disturb!" (and a hint for 17-, 40- and 65-Across, and 10- and 30-Down) : DONOT
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American rival : DELTA
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___ de combat : HORS
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Tel. message taker, maybe : ASST
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1953 Loren title role : AIDA
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Mrs. Einstein : ELSA
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"Why should ___ you?" : ILET
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D-back, for one : NLER
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Deli selections : POLISHHAMS
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Classic sodas : NEHIS
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Go into business : SETUPSHOP
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Court plea, for short : NOLO
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They're game : DEER
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Mideast capital : SANA
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Cobble, for example : PAVE
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"Amscray!" : SHOO
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"The Night of the Hunter" star, 1955 : MITCHUM
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To-the-max prefix : ULTRA
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Hendryx of the group Labelle : NONA
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"Norwegian Wood" instrument : SITAR
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Franklin's on it : CNOTE
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Dreadlocked one : RASTA
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Keep an appointment : SHOW
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Bird in "The Lion King" : ZAZU
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Literary olios : ANAS
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Croupier's tool : RAKE
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Suffix with direct : ORY
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Little, to a lass : SMA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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