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New York Times, Sunday, April 18, 2010

Nursery rhyme boy who "stole a pig, and away he run"

Author:
Randolph Ross
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Randolph Ross

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 142, Blocks: 74 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 97 for Mr. Ross. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York Times4/18/10 ( No. 22,076 )
Across
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*Your tongue : BITEIT
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Trip preparation : LSD
10
Early 10th-century year : CMII
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*Uncle : SAYIT
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"Lemme!" : IWANNA
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Sloping : ATASLANT
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Gland: Prefix : ADENO
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*An idea : COMETOTHINKOFIT
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*The picture : GETIT
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Identify : NAME
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1986 parody of a Sylvester Stallone film series : ROCKYVI
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First name among the Axis powers : BENITO
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Not going anywhere? : INPARK
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Direct to the exit : LEADOUT
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It often follows you : ARE
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Summer coolers : ICETEAS
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Dragon roll ingredient : EEL
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Spots : ADS
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Greek high spot : MTOSSA
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Gambler's hangout, for short : OTB
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Retro upholstery material : BARKCLOTH
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Dressing choice : OIL
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Contract winner, often : LOWBID
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Leave in a hurry : BOLT
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Opera ___ (complete works: Lat.) : OMNIA
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TV "Miss" : ELLIE
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Story accompanier : ART
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"A Beautiful Mind" star : CROWE
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You, in Yucatán : USTED
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Tool for making eyelets : STILETTO
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Old-fashioned clothes presser : FLATIRON
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Org. with an oath : BSA
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California's ___ Valley : NAPA
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Created : WROUGHT
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Old buffalo hunter : OTOE
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Closed-captioning problem : LAG
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Expanse : OPENAREA
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Surgeon's tool : HEMOSTAT
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Kind of ring : ONION
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Rube of bygone funnies : ABNER
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Common cricket score : NIL
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Cause of a pain in the neck : NOOSE
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Yawn producer : ENNUI
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Pouches : SACS
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Curly pasta : ROTINI
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Writer Anaïs : NIN
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Like cornstalks after about six weeks : WAISTHIGH
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Weapon carried in a speakeasy : GAT
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Accommodations with low overhead? : ATTICS
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Abbr. in many a Québec address : STE
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Fighter with a shuffle : ALI
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Math operations that yield remainders : MODULOS
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Shaker ___, Oh. : HTS
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Field tools : SCYTHES
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Moses at the Red Sea, e.g. : PARTER
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"In the Bedroom" actress, 2001 : SPACEK
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Rare announcement after balloting : ITSATIE
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Slams : RIPS
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*Crow : EATIT
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*A message : TAKEITORLEAVEIT
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Prince Valiant's wife : ALETA
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Didn't get a good deal : OVERPAID
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Name associated with fire : STELMO
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*The light : SEEIT
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Putter (around) : MESS
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Sot's woe : DTS
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*Face : LOSEIT
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Inexpensive pen : BIC
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Joyful cry : IWON
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Author Janowitz : TAMA
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Exes, sometimes : ENEMIES
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One ___ (long odds) : INTEN
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Eastern path : TAO
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Home of Shalimar Gardens : LAHORE
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*The point : STICKTOIT
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Like dungeons, typically : DANK
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Some garlic : CLOVES
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Scorsese subject : MAFIA
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___ Kamoze of reggae : INI
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Big corp. in defense contracts : ITT
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Bob ___, narrator on TV's "How I Met Your Mother" : SAGET
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Present-day site of the ancient port city Eudaemon : ADEN
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Hirsute Himalayan : YETI
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J. Edgar Hoover used one: Abbr. : INIT
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Fictional terrier : TOTO
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1973 NASA launch : SKYLAB
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Gillette's ___ II : TRAC
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Major portion : BULK
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Former Chinese Communist military leader Lin ___ : PIAO
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*A deck of cards : DEALWITHIT
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Olympic discus great Al : OERTER
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Not straight : ATILT
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*The aisles : ROLLINGINIT
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Announcement at a terminal, in brief : ETD
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Poor support : ALMS
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*Sure loser : DONTBETONIT
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Sloppy spots : STIES
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___ Southwest Grill (restaurant chain) : MOES
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*A pillow : SLEEPONIT
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Ticket site : BOOTH
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*An abacus : COUNTONIT
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"Humpty Dumpty ___ great fall" : HADA
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Angkor ___ (Cambodian temple) : WAT
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*Lunch : BROWNBAGIT
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Actress Sonia : BRAGA
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Wharf workers' org. : ILA
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Crossword creator, at times : CLUER
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Water source : TAP
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Course calls : FORES
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Part of a tuba sound : OOM
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Dressing choice : RANCH
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Spanish bear : OSO
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Theater mogul Marcus : LOEW
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Kournikova and others : ANNAS
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Without breaking a sweat : EASILY
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2010 Denzel Washington title role : ELI
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Athletic shoe brand : ASICS
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Second place? : TENS
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River of York : OUSE
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*Snuff : NOTUPTOIT
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Far out : RAD
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G.O.P. elephant originator : NAST
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Commit a computer crime : HACK
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Dirt : GOSSIP
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Does very well : THRIVES
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They may be fed downtown : METERS
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Scots with lots : LAIRDS
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City SSW of Moscow : OREL
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Tuned to : SETAT
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Ups : HIKES
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Classical sister : ERATO
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Seven ___ : SEAS
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Washed out : PALE
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Suit to ___ : ATEE
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Field opening? : CITI
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Not much : ATAD
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Soccer immortal : PELE
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California's ___ Valley : SIMI
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Nursery rhyme boy who "stole a pig, and away he run" : TOM
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N.Y.C.'s A, B, C or D : AVE
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Night sch. class : ESL
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Rug rat : TOT

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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