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New York Times, Thursday, May 11, 2006

Mexican laborer doing seasonal work in the U.S.

Author:
Joe DiPietro
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joe DiPietro

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QVZ} This is puzzle # 88 for Mr. DiPietro.
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© 2006, The New York Times5/11/06 ( No. 20,638 )
Across
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Commercial : SPOT
5
Storm-bringing wind in Hawaii : KONA
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Card game similar to Texas Hold'em : OMAHA
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___ Stadium, sports venue since 1997 : ASHE
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Help when one shouldn't : ABET
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Rice ___ : PILAF
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School specializing in multiplication? : TIMESHIGH
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Not to be missed : AMUST
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Sisyphus' punishment, in myth? : STONEROLLING
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Didn't measure up : PALED
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John Denver's "Thank God ___ Country Boy" : IMA
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Hero : SUB
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Blatant deception : CHARADE
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Artsy one : ESTHETE
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Kitty mitt : PAW
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Tenor Carreras : JOSE
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Riding : AHORSE
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What almost every pro golfer wants to do? : BEATTIGER
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Laughable : ABSURD
42
Egg holders: Abbr. : CTNS
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Heat meas. : BTU
46
Bauble : TRINKET
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Even smaller : TEENIER
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It's a welcome site : MAT
51
Very active Japanese volcano : ASO
53
Mullally of "Will & Grace" : MEGAN
54
Group of round shapes, in geometry? : CIRCLEFAMILY
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City near Dayton : XENIA
60
What 17-, 20-, 37- and 54-Across flip-flop on? : THEISSUES
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Attack locale : FRONT
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Hospital supplies : SERA
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Gumbo vegetable : OKRA
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It appears in droves : LONGO
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Olympian archer : EROS
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Tiny fraction of a min. : NSEC
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___ score : SAT
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Pitchfork-shaped letter : PSI
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Current rule : OHMSLAW
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Move unsteadily : TEETER
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Sportswriter/editor Roger : KAHN
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Playwright's award : OBIE
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Pola of the silents : NEGRI
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In : ATHOME
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Fire ___ : OPAL
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Noted woman? : MIMI
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Four-time Indy 500 winner : ALUNSER
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Exhibits courage : HASGUTS
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Back of the boat : AFT
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Float preparer, maybe : SODAJERK
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Cheesy pasta dish : LASAGNE
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Narc's find : PCP
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"Just as I thought!" : AHA
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Garden visitor, perhaps : BEE
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Negotiate with success : DOADEAL
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Biblical suffix : EST
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Caption for a tournament round of four : THESEMIS
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Old TV knob: Abbr. : HOR
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Mail Boxes ___ : ETC
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Dog holder : BUN
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Addams Family cousin : ITT
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Store convenience, for short : ATM
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Mexican laborer doing seasonal work in the U.S. : BRACERO
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Audit, as a class : SITINON
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More than just giggles : BIGYUKS
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With 45-Down, beverage dispenser : TEA
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See 44-Down : URN
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Dreaded fly : TSETSE
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Wrestling hold : NELSON
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"A Jury ___ Peers" (classic short story) : OFHER
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Cabal : RING
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Censor of ancient Rome : CATO
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Designed for flying : AERO
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Unaccounted-for G.I.'s : MIAS
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Former grid org. : XFL
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Byronic "before" : ERE
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Egg holder : SAC

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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