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New York Times, Friday, April 23, 2010

Blanche DuBois's "I have always depended on the kindness of strangers," e.g.

Author:
Brad Wilber
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 33 Missing: {KW} This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Wilber.
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© 2010, The New York Times4/23/10 ( No. 22,081 )
Across
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Hearty cuts : TBONES
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Response of mock subservience : YOURANG
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Lid : CHAPEAU
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The "thee" in "Get thee to a nunnery" : OPHELIA
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Address location : LECTERN
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Bad setting : GERMANY
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1040 subjs. : IRAS
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Room in Clue : STUDY
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Antibiotic, e.g., briefly : MED
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Prefix with relation : COR
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Finds unbearable : ABHORS
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"Meet Me at the ___" : COPA
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Govt. org. associated with auctions : HUD
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Fencing action : FEINT
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Culmination's opposite : NADIR
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Blanche DuBois's "I have always depended on the kindness of strangers," e.g. : EXITLINE
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Founder of experimental physiology : GALEN
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Bad marks gotten in high school? : ACNE
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Lizard Fuel beverage maker : SOBE
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Top banana : MRBIG
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Giant in fashion : HUGOBOSS
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Cardio option : TAEBO
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Palate stimulus : SAPOR
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HVAC measure : BTU
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Not settled : IFFY
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Defense attorney's claim : DURESS
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Syllables sung by Figaro : LAS
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"Non ___ andrai" (Figaro aria) : PIU
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36-Down, notably : LOSER
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Tubes in an oven : ZITI
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1886 Alcott sequel : JOSBOYS
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Favorite card game of Winston Churchill : BEZIQUE
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In the main : ASARULE
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Musical with the song "Everyone's a Little Bit Racist" : AVENUEQ
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Spinner with numbers : ROLODEX
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Boston and Charleston : DANCES
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"The Great Railway Bazaar" travel writer : THEROUX
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Owner of Martini & Rossi, Dewar's and Grey Goose : BACARDI
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Gets off the fence : OPTS
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It separates two names : NEE
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Attention : EAR
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Gloom's opposite : SUNSHINE
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Kind of smoothie : YOGURT
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Pundit pieces : OPEDS
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Pulitzer winner for "Driving Miss Daisy" : UHRY
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Nocturnal cycle occurrence : REM
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Having gotten the scoop? : ALAMODE
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One standing in the back of an alley : NINEPIN
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Sense of orientation : GAYDAR
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Chestnut : CLICHE
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Cosmetologist's concern : TONE
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Org. with a handshake in its logo : AFLCIO
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It's alive : BEING
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Biblical scout : CALEB
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He played an attendant at Wally's Filling Station in 1960s TV : NABORS
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Puss : TABBY
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"Our Lips Are Sealed" band : GOGOS
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2007 hit comedy with a character who dubbed himself McLovin : SUPERBAD
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One who might be seen in the offing? : MAFIOSO
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Thumbs-down : REFUSAL
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Famously overconfident competitor : HARE
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Indirect : OBLIQUE
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Bronzes, maybe : STATUES
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Final track on the Rolling Stones' "12 X 5" : SUSIEQ
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Place for extra notes on a piano? : TIPJAR
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Area where the hoax Piltdown man was found : SUSSEX
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Creator of Professor Challenger : DOYLE
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Obstreperous : LOUD
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Calamine component : ZINC
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Dawg : BRO
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2006 Bond girl ___ Green : EVA
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Road to enlightenment, for some : ZEN

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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