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New York Times, Friday, April 4, 2008

Sleuth who "looked rather pleasantly like a blond satan"

Author:
David Quarfoot
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 36 Missing: {BCWXY} This is puzzle # 26 for Mr. Quarfoot. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York Times4/4/08 ( No. 21,332 )
Across
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Abstainer's order : ADAMSALE
9
Ranger rival : DEVIL
14
Linden : LIMETREE
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Like some cubs : URSINE
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Accidental in the key of B or E : DNATURAL
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Olympic event since 1988 : SUPERG
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Call letters? : ATT
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Retreats : DENS
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Three-ingredient treats : SMORES
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Producer/director ___ MacNaughton of Monty Python : IAN
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Peck parts: Abbr. : QTS
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Beethoven's "Pastoral" Symphony is in it : FMAJOR
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Noted centenarian of 2000, familiarly : QUEENMUM
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Chocolate snacks : ROLOS
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Parent's ruse to hush noisy kids : QUIETGAME
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Job preceder: Abbr. : ESTH
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Silence : QUELL
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Silk Road locale : ASIA
37
Burger replacement : REHNQUIST
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Key : VITAL
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One way to wax : ELOQUENT
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Stands in line at an airport? : KIOSKS
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Member of an "ooky" sitcom family : ITT
43
Take in tentatively : SIP
44
Dash : PIZAZZ
48
Betray horror : GASP
49
Yamaha product, briefly : ATV
52
Title woman of a film that won the 1985 Camera d'Or : ORIANA
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Dodger's dread? : IRSAUDIT
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Do borderline work? : PATROL
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Sleuth who "looked rather pleasantly like a blond satan" : SAMSPADE
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Small pieces : SNIPS
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Spellbinding "Batman" villainess played by Joan Collins : THESIREN
Down
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Tynan player in "The Seduction of Joe Tynan" : ALDA
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Force : DINT
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End of a loving trio : AMAT
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Huddled (with) : MET
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Places to make tracks : STUDIOS
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Unfulfilled duty : ARREAR
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Rimes with "Blue" : LEANN
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Catch in pots : EELS
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Band ensemble : DRUMSET
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1969 and 1974 Hart Trophy winner, familiarly : ESPO
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Number between drei and funf : VIER
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About : INRE
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Staying power : LEGS
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Largest tenant of Pittsburgh's tallest skyscraper : USSTEEL
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It often gets down : QUILT
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Réunion reunion attendee : FRERE
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German wine region : MOSEL
25
Poetic conjunction : ALTHO
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2002 Denzel Washington drama : JOHNQ
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Pursuit : QUEST
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Contemporary of Agatha and Erle : NGAIO
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Pair from a deck, maybe : MASTS
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Literally, "women's boat" : UMIAK
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Board : MEALS
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Rare delivery : QUINT
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Guatemala's national bird : QUETZAL
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"Mmmm ... Toasty!" sloganeer : QUIZNOS
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It might get you backstage : VIPPASS
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Pecking order? : KISSME
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Miles of film : SARAH
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Old man : POPS
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Modern home of ancient Medes : IRAN
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Feeding tubes? : ZITI
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Powerful D.C. lobby : AARP
48
Meat : GIST
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When the Feast of Lots is observed : ADAR
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Periodic riser : TIDE
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Powerful engine : VTEN
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News inits. : UPI

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

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