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New York Times, Monday, April 18, 2011

Tree with seeds that whirl like helicopter blades

Author:
James Tuttle
Editor:
Will Shortz
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James Tuttle

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QWXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Tuttle.
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© 2011, The New York Times4/18/11 ( No. 22,441 )
Across
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Thailand, once : SIAM
5
Attack with a knife : STAB
9
Karate schools : DOJOS
14
How doodles are usually drawn : IDLY
15
Inform : TELL
16
Creative thoughts : IDEAS
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Prevarications : LIES
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Jason's ship, in myth : ARGO
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English P.M. William and others : PITTS
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Tricky romantic relationship : LOVETRIANGLE
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Inscribed pillar : STELA
24
Batman and Robin, e.g. : DUO
25
Spanish "that" : ESA
28
Distance on the Erie Canal, in song : FIFTEENMILES
33
Cardinals' home: Abbr. : STL
36
"Arabian Nights" bird : ROC
37
Computer data acronym : ASCII
38
One approaching middle age : THIRTYSOMETHING
43
___-Detoo ("Star Wars" droid) : ARTOO
44
PC linkup : LAN
45
Room with a mounted deer's head, maybe : DEN
46
"Arabian Nights" band : FORTYTHIEVES
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Finder's charge : FEE
52
Kentucky Derby month : MAY
53
Minimum : LEAST
57
Tennis winner's declaration : GAMESETMATCH
61
Sound of an unsound floor : CREAK
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Well-mannered : NICE
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"Gone With the Wind" plantation : TARA
66
"___ you're satisfied now!" : IHOPE
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Stratford-upon-___ : AVON
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Leprechaun's land : ERIN
69
Dead duck : GONER
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NaCl : SALT
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Coin with a torch on the back : DIME
Down
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Places to cool pies : SILLS
2
Dodo : IDIOT
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Excedrin alternative : ALEVE
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"I'll do it ___" : MYSELF
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The sun, e.g. : STAR
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Actress Hatcher : TERI
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Bit of plankton : ALGA
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Marilyn Monroe, e.g., hairwise : BLONDE
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Worker at the United Nations : DIPLOMAT
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"Garfield" dog : ODIE
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Boeing 757, e.g. : JET
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Muesli ingredient : OAT
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Draft org. : SSS
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___ chi (martial art) : TAI
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Item in a holster : GUN
25
Conqueror of Valencia in 1094 : ELCID
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Paris divider : SEINE
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"It's ___ of the times" : ASIGN
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Cook, as onion rings : FRY
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How-___ (books for handy types) : TOS
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Rod-shaped bacteria : ECOLI
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Kind of: Suffix : ISH
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Personnel : STAFF
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Pang : THROE
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Petrol measure : LITRE
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Decompose : ROT
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Hasbro or Fisher-Price : TOYMAKER
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Fannie ___ : MAE
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Card holder: Abbr. : ENV
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Scottish cap : TAM
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"Laughing" animals : HYENAS
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Tree with seeds that whirl like helicopter blades : ELM
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Ushered : SEATED
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Classic name in arcades : ATARI
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Theater backdrop : SCRIM
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Feudal baron : THANE
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Display awe : GAPE
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One of the Hindu trinity : SIVA
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Environmental subj. : ECOL
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Camper's shelter : TENT
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Item bummed from a pack : CIG
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Letter before sigma : RHO
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Years and years and years : EON

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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