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New York Times, Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Author:
Joe DiPietro
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joe DiPietro

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 72 for Mr. DiPietro. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York TimesNo. 0420 ( 20,252 )
Across
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Lab containers : VIALS
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Stay away from : SHUN
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Rapscallions : IMPS
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Fool : IDIOT
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Flying prefix : AERO
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A two-piece? : DUET
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Publisher Zuckerman's book about weapons negotiations? : MORTONSALT
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"Beetle Bailey" pooch : OTTO
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It usually pops up : TOAST
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Purification aid : FILTER
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"So there!" : HAH
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With not much vermouth : DRY
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After-game meeting place : PUB
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Lead ___ : ORE
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Language of the Koran : ARABIC
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Harmless : BENIGN
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Put on again : RERAN
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Actress Derek's book about port facilities? : BOONDOCKS
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___ Zone (bar and restaurant chain) : ESPN
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Street-smart : CANNY
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Pronoun in a Hemingway title : WHOM
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First baseman Vaughn's book about bad pitching? : MOONWALKS
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Night sound : SNORE
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Egyptian underworld god : OSIRIS
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Put to rest, in a way : DISPEL
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Normandy negative : NON
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QB Dawson : LEN
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Spongy ground : BOG
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Erie Canal mule : SAL
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Swallow up : ENGULF
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On the way out : GOING
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Pope with an appropriate-sounding name : PIUS
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Singer Charles's book about healthy eating? : RAYONFIBER
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Teen worry : ACNE
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The shady bunch? : ELMS
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Drink garnish : OLIVE
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Reduced by : LESS
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All-star game side : EAST
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Brought down to earth? : RAZED
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Pep : VIM
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Wedding declaration : IDO
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Word with strike or ball : AIR
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Trent of the Senate : LOTT
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Substituted (for) : STOODIN
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Smart-alecky : SASSY
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Cooking direction : HEAT
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www.yahoo.com, e.g. : URL
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"I don't appreciate the humor" : NOTFUNNY
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Any Beatle, once : IDOL
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Comic strip character's book about butchers' cuts? : MUTTONCHOPS
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Fizzle, with "out" : PETER
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Squirrel away : STORE
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One who monitors traffic : NARC
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Footnote abbr. : IBID
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Spouses of a sultan : HAREM
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"You ___ right!" : ARESO
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A Marx brother's book about shooting? : HARPOONGUNS
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Lowly workers : PEONS
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Wedding proclamation : BANNS
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Hits on the head : BONKS
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Prom apparel : GOWNS
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Ina in films : BALIN
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Split country : KOREA
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Ammonia, e.g. : SMELL
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Happy-go-lucky : CAREFREE
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Something read in many a murder mystery : WILL
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Confirm the receipt of : SIGNFOR
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Finish off : DOIN
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It abuts Tibet : NEPAL
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Chilling : ONICE
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Shot in the arm : BOOST
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Employs : USES
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B-ball sites : GYMS
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Arizona river : GILA
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Carte start : ALA
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Show ___ : BIZ
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"Who's That Girl?" rapper : EVE
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Carrot-top's nickname : RED

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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