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New York Times, Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Author:
Courtenay Crocker and Nancy Salomon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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26/23/20055/1/20071
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1.49010
Courtenay Crocker III
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1868/13/199511/7/2012116
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1.581521
Nancy Salomon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQ} Spans: 1 Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzles This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Crocker. This is puzzle # 173 for Ms. Salomon. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 0501 ( 20,993 )
Across
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Drink garnishes : ZESTS
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Seizes : GRABS
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"How about that?!" : GEE
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Broadcast workers' org. : AFTRA
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Lash of bygone westerns : LARUE
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Former : OLD
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Antic brother : GROUCHOMARX
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Fish story : LIE
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Stitched : SEWN
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Raw resource : ORE
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Pack, to a pack animal : BURDEN
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Sticking one's nose in : MEDDLING
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Canine line : ARF
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Swan's mate, in myth : LEDA
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Order in the court : ALLRISE
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Brigitte's friends : AMIES
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Seattle-to-Phoenix dir. : SSE
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Sci-fi invaders : ETS
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Title of this puzzle : BENDINGTHERULES
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What Alabama cheerleaders say to "gimme" four times : ANA
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Alley ___ : OOP
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"Is there no ___ this?" : ENDTO
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Speaks when one should stay out : BUTTSIN
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Tidy up topside : SWAB
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Inspiring sound : RAH
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Like many Chas Addams characters : GHOULISH
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Dinner table item on a string : TEABAG
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'07, '08 and '09 : YRS
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Onetime E.P.A. target : ALAR
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Chinese dynasty : HAN
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Back : REVERSESIDE
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Non-Rx : OTC
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Absurd : INANE
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Coffee for bedtime : DECAF
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Play for a fool : USE
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Wild : FERAL
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Clifford who co-wrote "Sweet Smell of Success" : ODETS
Down
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Takes a sharp turn : ZAGS
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Violinist Zimbalist : EFREM
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Vermont ski town : STOWE
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Rolled along : TRUNDLED
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Animal pouch : SAC
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Praise from a choir : GLORIA
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Nagano noodles : RAMEN
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Heavenly altar : ARA
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Bedroom community, briefly : BURB
10
Like some relations : SEXUAL
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Place to pick up valuable nuggets : GOLDFIELD
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Peace Nobelist Wiesel : ELIE
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Heaven on earth : EDEN
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Phone button : HOLD
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School basics, initially? : RRR
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Arnaz of '50s TV : DESI
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Big cut : GASH
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Author Harper : LEE
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Leave in, in proofreading : STET
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Petrol brand : ESSO
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Quatrain rhyme scheme : ABAB
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PC pop-up : MENU
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Mesmerized : INATRANCE
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Big inits. at Indy : STP
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"___ certainly do not!" : NOI
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1970s TV's "The ___ Show" : GONG
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Down-to-earth : REAL
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Without an agenda : UNBIASED
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Check : TAB
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Zhivago portrayer : SHARIF
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Equine color : SORREL
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Milquetoast : WUSS
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"Laughing" scavenger : HYENA
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Pizzeria order : SLICE
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Tore into : HADAT
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10 C-notes : THOU
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Absorbs, as a loss : EATS
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"The Match Game" host Rayburn : GENE
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Makes calls : REFS
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Alternative spelling: Abbr. : VAR
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Tokyo, once : EDO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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