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New York Times, Friday, April 2, 2010

Periods added to harmonize the lunar and solar calendars

Author:
Alan Olschwang
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alan Olschwang

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 29 Missing: {FJW} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Olschwang. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York Times4/2/10 ( No. 22,060 )

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Across
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Certain fricassee : COQAUVIN
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Around-the-world race : HUMANS
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Teetotaler's order : ADAMSALE
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"Would you mind ...?" : ISITOK
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Special communication : MENTALTELEPATHY
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It's not exact: Abbr. : EST
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They come to a point while flying : GEESE
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Sacred Buddhist mountain : OMEI
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Dakota relative : OSAGE
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Starts occupying : MOVESINTO
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Special communication syst. : ASL
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On deck : UPNEXT
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Cause of some shaking, for short : DTS
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"Pay ___ mind" : ITNO
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King-high games : ECARTES
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Deep red : GARNET
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Not even consider : IGNORE
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One picking up a lot : NEATNIK
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Like pirates : ASEA
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Set to go off, as a bomb : ARM
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Where la Croix-Rouge is headquartered : GENEVE
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Radical 1970s grp. : SLA
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Rumble in the Jungle strategy : ROPEADOPE
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Cherry alternative : BEECH
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Become wearisome : PALL
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Important Indian : RANEE
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It may be exact: Abbr. : SCI
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One who keeps giving you the business? : REGULARCUSTOMER
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Philosophies : CREDOS
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Spin out on wheels? : TESTRIDE
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"Funeral Blues" poet and family : AUDENS
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In a tight spot financially : SQUEEZED
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Small part : CAMEO
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1905 revolt setting : ODESSA
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Virgin Blue rival : QANTAS
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Check information: Abbr. : AMT
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Gas bill information : USAGE
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Low point : VALE
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Big Italian daily : ILTEMPO
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Star of the 1998 film version of 45-Down : NEESON
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Get a move on : HIE
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It increased to 4 cents per oz. in 1958 : USPOSTAGE
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Home to Seaquarium and MetroZoo : MIAMI
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Serve : ATTENDTO
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Diamond dream : NOHITTER
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Top of the world? : SKY
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Spillover stopper : LEVEE
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Flash : GLINT
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Cut out : EXCISE
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Bone: Prefix : OSSE
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Loose : UNTIED
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Kind of hat : TENGALLON
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Biochemical enzyme, briefly : RNASE
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Growl : GNAR
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1970s-'90s international carrier based in Lima : AEROPERU
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Went wild : RAMPAGED
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Campbell's competitor : KNORR
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2004 Best Musical Tony winner : AVENUEQ
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Periods added to harmonize the lunar and solar calendars : EPACTS
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1987 Best Musical Tony winner, informally : LESMIZ
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Bow : ACCEDE
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Shake : ELUDE
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Greene who wrote "Summer of My German Soldier" : BETTE
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Like some help : HIRED
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"Mi casa ___ casa" : ESSU
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MP3 player maker : RCA
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One that may balk : ASS
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Stuff in a bank : ORE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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