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New York Times, Monday, April 26, 2010

Doing something risky ... or a hint to the last words of 18-, 24-, 49- and 58-Across

Author:
Lynn Lempel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Lynn Lempel

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 48 for Ms. Lempel. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York Times4/26/10 ( No. 22,084 )
Across
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Navajo's neighbor in Arizona : HOPI
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Edinburgh native : SCOT
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Defect : FLAW
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Racetrack shapes : OVALS
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Many millennia : EONS
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Parks who received the Presidential Medal of Freedom : ROSA
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Tendon : SINEW
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Common advice to travelers : PACKLIGHT
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Terminus : END
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Seed with a licoricelike flavor : ANISE
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Beginning : ONSET
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Race that finishes in a tie : DEADHEAT
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Warm embrace : HUG
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Worms, to a fisherman : BAIT
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Early Fords that "put America on wheels" : MODELTS
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Say "C-A-T" or "D-O-G," e.g. : SPELL
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Boathouse gear : OARS
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"___ don't say!" : YOU
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Doing something risky ... or a hint to the last words of 18-, 24-, 49- and 58-Across : PLAYINGWITHFIRE
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Avis or Alamo offering : CAR
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Misfortunes : ILLS
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Uncles' mates : AUNTS
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Being risked, as in a bet : ATSTAKE
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Cassini of fashion : OLEG
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Cubes from the freezer : ICE
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Bygone love interest : OLDFLAME
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Digging tool : SPADE
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Weak-___ (easily intimidated) : KNEED
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Candlemaking supply : WAX
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"Omigosh!" : HOLYSMOKE
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Oven brand : AMANA
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Language of Pakistan : URDU
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What Yale became in 1969 : COED
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Hayseed : YOKEL
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Vault (over) : LEAP
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"The ___ the limit" : SKYS
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Crème de la crème : BEST
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Cleaned with water, as a sidewalk : HOSED
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Sheeplike : OVINE
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Adorable zoo critters from China : PANDABEARS
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Suffix with percent : ILE
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Tone of many old photos : SEPIA
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Where a hurricane makes landfall : COAST
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___ in a blue moon : ONCE
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"For shame!" : TSK
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Outer edge : FRINGE
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Hearth contents : LOGS
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U.S. tennis legend on a 37¢ stamp : ASHE
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The "W" of kWh : WATT
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Widespread language of East Africa : SWAHILI
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Earsplitting : LOUD
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Ping-Pong table divider : NET
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Tyne of "Cagney & Lacey" : DALY
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Party giver : HOST
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CT scan alternatives : MRIS
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Suffering from insomnia : LYINGAWAKE
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Wrong that's adjudicated in court : TORT
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Takes to court : SUES
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Org. for cat and dog lovers : SPCA
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Builder's map : PLAT
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Look at lustfully : OGLE
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Hole-making tool : AWL
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Athletics brand with a swoosh : NIKE
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9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., say, for a worker : HALFDAY
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Gasoline or peat : FUEL
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Neaten : TIDYUP
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Unreturned tennis serves : ACES
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Keats's "___ to Psyche" : ODE
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Not sharp or flat : ONKEY
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Textile city of north-central England : LEEDS
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Grooms comb them : MANES
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Praise mightily : EXALT
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Place for a bar mitzvah service : SHUL
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Skin opening : PORE
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Alan of "M*A*S*H" : ALDA
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Nutcase : KOOK
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Introducers of a show's acts, e.g. : MCS
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"The Godfather" crowd, with "the" : MOB

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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