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New York Times, Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Author:
Paula Gamache
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Paula Gamache

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FJQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 57 for Ms. Gamache. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 0420 ( 22,078 )

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Across
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"What did Delaware?" "I don't know, but ___" (old joke) : ALASKA
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"I ___ bored!" : AMSO
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Score components: Abbr. : PTS
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Decorate flamboyantly, in slang : TARTUP
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Simon ___ : SAYS
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Noisy fight : ROW
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King who was the son of Pepin the Short : CHARLEMAGNE
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"___ Rocker" (Springsteen song) : IMA
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Electron's path : ORBIT
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River that ends at Cairo : OHIO
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Cinematographer Nykvist : SVEN
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Post-copyright status : PUBLICDOMAIN
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Sister of Snow White : ROSERED
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Smack hard : SWAT
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Intuition, maybe: Abbr. : ESP
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Darkens : DIMS
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Big name in vacuums : ORECK
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La Choy product : CHICKENCHOWMEIN
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Russian country house : DACHA
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F.B.I. guys : GMEN
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Ming of the N.B.A. : YAO
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Puts away plates : EATS
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French carmaker : PEUGEOT
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Easternmost U.S. capital : AUGUSTAMAINE
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Graph paper pattern : GRID
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Food thickener : AGAR
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For face value : ATPAR
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Cabinet dept. overseeing farm interests : AGR
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Fancy equine coif : BRAIDEDMANE
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No. on a calling card : TEL
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Zealous : AVID
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Not polished : COARSE
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Pothook shape : ESS
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Till compartment : TENS
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Like Dracula : UNDEAD
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Classic record label for the Bee Gees and Cream : ATCO
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Bert who played a cowardly lion : LAHR
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Emirate dweller : ARAB
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Indicator of rank : STRIPE
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Civilization, to Freud : KULTUR
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Distant cousin of humans : APE
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Sapporo competitor : ASAHI
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___ Johnson : MAGIC
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Church councils : SYNODS
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Sugar suffix : OSE
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Philip Marlowe or Sam Spade : PRIVATEEYE
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Actress Marisa : TOMEI
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Ex-Steeler Lynn : SWANN
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Crown ___ : MOLDING
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Unctuous flattery : SMARM
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"Venerable" monk : BEDE
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"Geez! That stings!" : OWOW
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Shipping dept. stamp : RECD
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Dept. of Labor arm : OSHA
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Scary, Baby, Ginger, Posh and Sporty : SPICEGIRLS
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Year McKinley was elected to a second term : MCM
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First American in space : SHEPARD
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"Gotta go!" : CIAO
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Muscle malady : KNOT
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Hot: Fr. : CHAUD
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Kit ___ (candy bars) : KATS
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"Dedicated to the ___ Love" : ONEI
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Excessively fast : STARVE
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Japanese eel and rice dish : UNADON
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Lose patience and then some : GETMAD
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Ornamental quartz : AGATE
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Earnestly recommends : URGES
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"To repeat ..." : AGAIN
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Dust busters : MAIDS
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Peel : PARE
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Jug handle, in archaeology : ANSA
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Stalk in a marsh : REED
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Face the pitcher : BAT
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Old French coin : ECU

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

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