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New York Times, Thursday, May 20, 2010

Dancer in Jabba the Hutt's court, in "Return of the Jedi"

Author:
Jim Hilger
Editor:
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {CZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Hilger.
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© 2010, The New York Times5/20/10 ( No. 22,108 )
Across
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Brimless hat : TOQUE
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Chinese vessel : JUNK
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Prankster's look : GRIN
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Arboreal critter : ORANG
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Like many limericks: Abbr. : ANON
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Italian bread : PANE
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Grocery leisure? : RANDRINTHEAANDP
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To be sure : INDEED
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Dancer in Jabba the Hutt's court, in "Return of the Jedi" : OOLA
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Calendario unit : DIA
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"Guernica," e.g. : ARTE
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Like some lore : TRIBAL
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Fall off : EBB
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Common hotel room features : SAFES
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Some modern donations : OVA
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Baseball All-Star, 1954-73 : MAYS
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Word often cried after "Go" : TEAM
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Explosive stuff : NITRO
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Narrow strip of land: Abbr. : ISTH
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Dropping the ball, e.g. : ERROR
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"A Yank at ___," Mickey Rooney flick : ETON
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"The Merry Widow" composer : LEHAR
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Drama intro? : MELO
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Elisabeth of "Hamlet 2" : SHUE
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Bird with two sets of eyelids : EMU
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Item on a chain, maybe : IDTAG
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___ roll (sushi item) : EEL
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Bone below the femur : FIBULA
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What many audiences face : DAIS
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___ rush : INA
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Dr. Schneider of "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" : ELSA
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Undermine : IMPAIR
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Railroad's work to produce new products? : RANDDONTHEBANDO
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Internal: Prefix : ENDO
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"Heads up!" : FORE
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Many a film festival film : INDIE
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It's not good when it's outstanding : DEBT
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Popular chocolate bar : TWIX
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They're related : TALES
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Singer Amos : TORI
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Escape route city in "Casablanca" : ORAN
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Interview near an inn? : QANDABYTHEBANDB
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Hypnotized : UNDER
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Wetlands fowl : EGRETS
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Swing bandleader Garber : JAN
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Billy Graham's "___ the Hills" : UNTO
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It's west of New York's East Village : NOHO
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Showed reverence, in a way : KNELT
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Factor in a scholarship grant, maybe: Abbr. : GPA
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Soul music over a financial institution's sound system? : RANDBATTHESANDL
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Neighbor of China : INDIA
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Neighbor of China : NEPAL
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Conceive : IDEATE
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Sorkin who created "The West Wing" : AARON
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Penn and others : IVIES
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Viennese-born composer ___ von Reznicek : EMIL
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___ 10 : BASE
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Physics unit : FERMI
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Ending with dog or long : EARED
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Young salmon : SMOLT
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Big name at SeaWorld : SHAMU
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Lothario : ROUE
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First-year Harvard law student : ONEL
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One who works with speakers? : ROADIE
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Wore the crown : RULED
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Queen's ___ : GAMBIT
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Let go : FIRED
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Silly : INANE
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Overhead : ALOFT
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Bucky Beaver's toothpaste : IPANA
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Winter fall : SNOW
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Longfellow bell town : ATRI
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"And When ___," 1969 Blood, Sweat & Tears hit : IDIE
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European deer : ROES
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Pixel : DOT
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Bad spelling? : HEX

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