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New York Times, Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Richard Silvestri

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 42 Missing: none – this is a pangram. Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 153 for Mr. Silvestri. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 0407 ( 22,065 )
Across
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Prefix with lateral : EQUI
5
Frame side : JAMB
9
Was in the arms of Morpheus : SLEPT
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Ward who played Robin : BURT
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Baseball family name : ALOU
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Conductors' platforms : PODIA
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Wait : BIDE
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Symbol of uncommunicativeness : CLAM
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Hockey no-no : ICING
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One who plunders boatloads of jack-o'-lanterns? : PUMPKINPIRATE
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Published : RAN
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Zilch : NIL
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Pet store offering : GERBIL
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Pick-me-up : LIFT
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___-devil : SHE
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One way to read : ALOUD
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Shook out of dreamland : WOKE
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In among : AMID
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First-rate chastisement? : SUPREMEBERATING
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Tree of Life locale : EDEN
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Destination for a ferry from Livorno : ELBA
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Get stuffed : GORGE
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Words from the Rev. : SER
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One may be in waiting : LADY
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Ship of fuels : TANKER
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"The tongue of the mind": Cervantes : PEN
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Stage design : SET
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Nickname for an unpredictable Communist? : ERRATICTHERED
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Family : BLOOD
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Skyrocket : SOAR
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Love of Spain : AMOR
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Preceding on the page : ABOVE
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"I'm off!" : TATA
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Egypt's third-largest city : GIZA
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Arab League member : YEMEN
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Yoked pair : OXEN
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What "........" means to a typesetter : STET
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A drop in the ocean? : EBB
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Will Rogers specialty : QUIP
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Official language of Pakistan : URDU
4
News clipping : ITEM
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Follower who does the dirty work : JACKAL
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Bushed : ALLIN
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Sound stressed, maybe : MOAN
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Traffic slower : BUMP
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Ghost : SPIRIT
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Neighborhood pub : LOCAL
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Ready for release : EDIT
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Tar source : PINE
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It's game : TAG
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Fall preceder : PRIDE
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Draw a conclusion : INFER
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Krypton and others : GASES
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Not get caught by : ELUDE
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Rodeo specialist : ROPER
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Use as fuel : BURN
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Hotel area : LOBBY
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Furniture chain : IKEA
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Show of smugness : SMIRK
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Pivotal point : HINGE
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Trimming tool : EDGER
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Ironworker's union? : WELD
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Loads : ATON
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Had in view : MEANT
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Banded gemstone : AGATE
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Heavy : LEADEN
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Home of the Azadi Tower : TEHRAN
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Establish as fact : PROVE
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Union member : STATE
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Hamburg's river : ELBE
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Leeway : ROOM
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Part of an analogy : ISTO
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Sweet-talk : COAX
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Car wash gear : RAGS
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Shoot out : EMIT
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Snooze : DOZE
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Dark horse : BAY
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Chinese calendar animal ... or the key to this puzzle's theme : RAT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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