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New York Times, Monday, April 25, 2005

Author:
Alison Donald
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alison Donald

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQVZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Ms. Donald. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York TimesNo. 0425 ( 20,257 )

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Across
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"The World According to ___" : GARP
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Peach ___ (dessert) : MELBA
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Nobleman : EARL
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Cake decorator : ICER
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Brainstorms : IDEAS
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Opera highlight : ARIA
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Mysterious writing : RUNE
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Doc : MEDIC
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See 24-Across : RAMP
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Where actors put costumes on : DRESSINGROOM
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Took care of : SAWTO
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With 19-Across, where to get on a freeway : ENTRANCE
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Buffoons : OAFS
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Sounds like a donkey : BRAYS
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Take steps : ACT
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1950's girl's fashion : POODLESKIRT
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Make ready, briefly : PREP
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In progress : AFOOT
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Swing around : SLUE
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Witty banquet figure : TOASTMASTER
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Opposite NNW : SSE
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1964 Olympics city : TOKYO
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"Time ___ the essence" : ISOF
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In the movies : ONSCREEN
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"___ my case" : IREST
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Thanksgiving decoration : HORNOFPLENTY
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Mongolian desert : GOBI
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Czar or king : RULER
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Cozy spot : NOOK
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One who might have a prime corner office : EXEC
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Obliterate : ERASE
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Answer's opposite : CLUE
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Scrutinizes : EYES
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Jobs for repair shops : DENTS
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Porkpies and panamas : HATS
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Strengthens : GIRDS
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Integra maker, formerly : ACURA
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Keep one's subscription going : RENEW
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Cousin of "Abracadabra!" : PRESTO
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Food critic Sheraton : MIMI
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Idyllic garden : EDEN
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Shelf : LEDGE
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Scottish child : BAIRN
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Fancy tie : ASCOT
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Special features : EARMARKS
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Coach Parseghian : ARA
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Perimeter : RIM
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Once around the track : LAP
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Afternoon TV fare : SOAP
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Planets : ORBS
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Manicurists' targets : NAILS
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Secretary of State Vance : CYRUS
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Cosmetician Lauder : ESTEE
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Lather : FOAM
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Upholstered piece : SOFA
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Is ___ (probably will) : APTTO
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Sing softly : CROON
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Trees used in shipbuilding : TEAKS
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MS-___ : DOS
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French novelist Pierre : LOTI
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Summers on the Riviera : ETES
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Mediums : PSYCHICS
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Matador charger : TORO
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Muddy up : ROIL
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Word that can precede the start of 20-, 35-, 43- or 58-Across : FRENCH
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Flubbed : ERRED
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Accustom : ENURE
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Pitcher Ryan : NOLAN
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___ Gay (W.W. II plane) : ENOLA
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Not exactly svelte : STOUT
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Kiddies : TYKES
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Holiday suffix : FEST
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J.F.K. or Dubya : PRES
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"Gosh!" : GEE
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Prefix with acetylene : OXY
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Quilting party : BEE

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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