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New York Times, Monday, April 24, 2006

Author:
Lynn Lempel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Lynn Lempel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JXZ} This is puzzle # 18 for Ms. Lempel. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 0424 ( 20,621 )
Across
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First name in daytime talk : OPRAH
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Expires : DIES
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Has a part on stage : ACTS
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Carbon copy : CLONE
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Univ. military program : ROTC
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Abrupt : CURT
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Quaker Oats cereal : CAPNCRUNCH
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Village Voice bestowal : OBIE
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Indian in the Four Corners states : UTE
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Fraternity party staples : KEGS
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Entrance to a superhighway : ONRAMP
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Fixes, as old shoes : RESOLES
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Hired hitman : GOON
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One side in checkers : RED
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Good-looking : HANDSOME
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Whaling weapon : SPEAR
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Seeger of the Weavers : PETE
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Wharf : QUAY
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Threadbare : WORN
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Passover meal : SEDER
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Lenin's land, for short : USSR
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Entranced : AGOG
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Cribbage pieces : PEGS
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Wash oneself : BATHE
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Steep drop, as in prices : NOSEDIVE
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"___ better to have loved …" : TIS
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Pickle-to-be, slangily : CUKE
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Ship's warning signal : FOGHORN
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What a 54-Across may do to a matador : CHARGE
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Matador's foe : TORO
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Cattle call : MOO
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Doozy : LULU
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Iced tea garnish : LEMONTWIST
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Awfully long time : AGES
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"Heavens to Betsy!" : EGAD
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Tighten, as laces : RETIE
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Ritzy : POSH
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Awfully long time : EONS
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Acceptances : YESES
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Take place : OCCUR
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Batter's place : PLATE
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Know the ___ : ROPES
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Andy's raggedy pal : ANN
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Audience troublemaker : HECKLER
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What dispensaries dispense : DRUGS
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Molecular bits : IONS
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And so on, briefly : ETC
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Large sailing vessel : SCHOONER
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Thanksgiving vegetable : ACORNSQUASH
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It's south of Florida : CUBA
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Svelte : TRIM
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"___ lively!" : STEP
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Oboe part : REED
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Silent assent : NOD
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Soft drink that Norman Rockwell drew ads for : ORANGECRUSH
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Fence openings : GATES
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Property divider : HEDGE
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Give the heave-ho : OUST
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Turn into pulp : MASH
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Brontë's "Jane ___" : EYRE
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"___ Lake" : SWAN
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Cartoon possum : POGO
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Greek love god : EROS
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Irk : PEEVE
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"Do the Right Thing" director, writer and actor : SPIKELEE
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Prejudice : BIGOTRY
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Searched for buried treasure : DUG
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Shredded : TORN
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Supermarket offerings : FOODS
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Excludes : OMITS
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W.W. II's ___ the Riveter : ROSIE
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Memory joggers : NOTES
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Applaud : CLAP
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"Les Misérables" author : HUGO
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Tavern mugfuls : ALES
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I.R.S. agent, e.g. : TMAN
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Source of an attitude : EGO
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Pint-sized : WEE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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