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New York Times, Sunday, April 22, 2012

It begins "Forasmuch as many have taken in hand ..."

Author:
Paula Gamache and Ed Stein
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 68 Missing: {JQVZ} This is puzzle # 88 for Ms. Gamache. This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Stein.
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© 2012, The New York Times4/22/12 ( No. 22,811 )
Across
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Spiderwoman? : ARACHNE
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Phony laugh : HARHAR
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Possible barrier to romance : AGEGAP
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Dwells : RESIDES
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Natural gas component : ETHANE
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Wife of Alexander the Great : ROXANA
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Tea, e.g. : SOCIAL
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Plains Indian : OTOE
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Part of the Dept. of Justice : DEA
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Wee creature : AMOEBA
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Sign on a British restroom door : GENTS
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Be very successful at fishing? : LANDPLENTY
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Site : LOCALE
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Actor Paul of "American Graffiti" : LEMAT
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Do a clerk's work at a morgue? : BOOKTHEDEAD
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Unborn, after "in" : UTERO
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Cardinal from New York : EGAN
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Prussian pronoun : SIE
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Something further? : ADO
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Throw large bank notes around? : CASTTHOUSANDS
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It begins "Forasmuch as many have taken in hand ..." : LUKE
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What sisters often are : AUNTS
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Net : EARN
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___ Dame : NOTRE
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"___ mentioned ..." : ASI
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How albums may be stored : ONCD
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Beige : ECRU
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Conditional construct in programming : IFTHEN
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Take advantage of good Samaritans? : MILKHUMANKINDNESS
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Desert homes : ADOBES
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Amount in the back of a pickup, e.g. : LOAD
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Cloudless : FAIR
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Bunny man, for short : HEF
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Bathroom fixture : BIDET
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Abbr. in many a party invitation : BYOB
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It may be broken on a ranch : BRONC
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Kind of bean : SOYA
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It may be raw : FOOTAGE
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Forge some personal notes? : DOCTORLETTERS
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Director Lee : ANG
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Edwards or Andrews: Abbr. : AFB
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Whatchamacallit? : NOUN
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Breaking sports news, maybe : UPSET
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Outdo one's buddies? : BESTFRIENDS
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Cloudless : CLEAR
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#2 in a prosecutor's off. : ASSTDA
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Be a sadistic masseuse? : POUNDFLESH
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Without enough money : SHORT
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Coca-Cola brand : SPRITE
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Wee, to a Scot : SMA
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Anent : ASTO
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Dr. Seuss title character : HORTON
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Send for a special bridal accessory? : ORDERTHEGARTER
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Breakout : ESCAPE
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Swank do : SOIREE
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Chorus, e.g. : SINGERS
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Thin in supply : SPARSE
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Like many a Broadway play : TWOACT
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One getting roasted or toasted : HONOREE
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Chile de ___ (hot pepper) : ARBOL
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Lariat : REATA
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___ Martin, British sports car : ASTON
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Given a ticket : CITED
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"Good" cholesterol, for short : HDL
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Razz : NEEDLE
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Regard : ESTEEM
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___-haw : HEE
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Held off : ATBAY
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Baba au ___ : RHUM
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Overhead light? : HALO
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Ali trainer Dundee : ANGELO
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Some sports footwear : REEBOKS
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Word in the MGM logo : ARS
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Owner of YouTube : GOOGLE
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Go over : EXCEED
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Put on weight : GAIN
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Cadaver study: Abbr. : ANAT
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Mates : PALS
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Tennis champ Mandlikova : HANA
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Director's "start" : ACTION
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Garden ___ : PLOT
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Statistics method for checking means : TTEST
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"Excuse me" : AHEM
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Heavy-handed measure : BAN
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Next at bat : ONDECK
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Faddish 1970s footwear : EARTHSHOES
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Eat up, so to speak : ADORE
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Film director Stanley : DONEN
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Where Bertrand Russell taught philosophy, for short : UCLA
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Some crosses : TAUS
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They're mushed : ESKIMODOGS
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Itinerary abbr. : RTE
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Many an anesthetic : GAS
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Oscar winner Tom : HANKS
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Response to a shot, maybe : OUCH
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Too much : UNDULY
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Gandhi garment : SARI
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Figure out : INFER
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Foldable furniture : COTS
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Seek election to : RUNFOR
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Adams with the 1991 hit "Get Here" : OLETA
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Windup : END
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One way to be trapped during winter : INICE
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"Yeah, sure" : IBET
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It may be set with candlelight : MOOD
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Relatively safe investment : AABOND
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Frontiersman Boone, informally : DANL
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Award-winning British sitcom, to fans : ABFAB
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Moon of Saturn : DIONE
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Brontë heroine : EYRE
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Unfading : FAST
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Is suitable for : BEFITS
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HVAC measure : BTU
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Veg-O-Matic maker : RONCO
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500 initials : STP
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Needlefish : GARS
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Abbr. in trig : COS
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Gang land : TURF
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It helps support a canopy : BEDPOST
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___ sauce : TARTAR
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Camera settings : FSTOPS
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Like some minds and margins : NARROW
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Sot : LUSH
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Tangle up : ENMESH
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Slowly : ADAGIO
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Georges who wrote "Life: A User's Manual" : PEREC
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Slowly : LARGO
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Animal or vegetable fat, e.g. : ESTER
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Volume unit : STERE
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Play (around) : HORSE
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Steve Perry hit "___ Mine" : SHES
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O.R. or E.R. site : HOSP
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Ocean menace : ORCA
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Peculiar: Prefix : IDIO
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Trillion: Prefix : TERA
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Born as : NEE
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Vietnamese holiday : TET
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Mrs. Romney : ANN

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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