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New York Times, Sunday, May 23, 2010

Capital city more than 9,000 feet above sea level

Author:
Yaakov Bendavid
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 74 Missing: none – this is a pangram. This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Bendavid. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York Times5/23/10 ( No. 22,111 )
Across
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Frozen dessert in France : GLACE
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Vise parts : JAWS
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Personnel IDs : SSNS
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Michelle Robinson, now : OBAMA
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Nearby school, maybe : RIVAL
20
Jai ___ : ALAI
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"While you're ___ ..." : ATIT
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First sign : ARIES
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Where ETs do knitting and art? : ALIENCRAFTSPACE
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Country singer Chesney : KENNY
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Old fogy : FOSSIL
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Bell site : STEEPLE
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David, for one : STATUE
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Give ___ (say O.K.) : ANOD
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Current regulator : RHEOSTAT
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Thug living next to humorist Will? : MRROGERSHOODNEIGHBOR
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Org. for Venus and Serena Williams : WTA
43
Comical Johnson : ARTE
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Keats's nightfall : EEN
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Place for grain : SILO
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"Get that first down ... and don't fumble"? : HANDOFFREMARK
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Book contents: Abbr. : PGS
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Home of the N.C.A.A. Spartans : MSU
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Wine city north of Lisbon : OPORTO
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Pacific atoll in 1943 fighting : TARAWA
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Frozen dessert : SORBET
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Shortish piano piece : SONATINA
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Home of the N.C.A.A. Minutemen : UMASS
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Bright lights : NEONS
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Watching over Warsaw's national emblem? : POLEFLAGSITTING
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Relevant, in law : ADREM
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Former Yankee pitcher Hideki : IRABU
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Biennial golf competition : RYDERCUP
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"Parade de Cirque" artist : SEURAT
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Future seeds : OVULES
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Verdi tragedy : OTELLO
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Ill-mannered one : CAD
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"Platoon" setting, for short : NAM
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Waiting in line for hooch? : ATASTILLSTAND
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Alan of Hollywood : ALDA
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Pen name : BIC
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Skin ___ : TONE
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Dorm V.I.P.'s : RAS
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Competition among shrinks? : PSYCHOLOGICALFAREWAR
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Paid attention to, with "of" : TOOKNOTE
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Santa ___ : ROSA
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Long bones : FEMURS
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Halloween purchase : COSTUME
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Fireplace cavity : ASHPIT
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Gave heartburn, say : ATEAT
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Visitors' fair warning? : WESHALLCOMEOVER
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Capital city more than 9,000 feet above sea level : QUITO
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Prefix with logical : IDEO
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Maintain : AVOW
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Start of the French Lord's Prayer : NOTRE
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Temptress : SIREN
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Relish : ZEST
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Round of golf, informally : NINE
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County of Newark, N.J. : ESSEX
Down
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Five-time U.S. Open champ : GRAF
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Disney title character from Hawaii : LILO
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Hertz rival : AVIS
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Husband of Pompeia : CAESAR
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Cause of some storms : ELNINO
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Big bump : JAR
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Word said with a tear, maybe : ALAS
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Ride the breeze : WAFT
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Web presence : SITE
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Plato's "tenth Muse" : SAPPHO
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Lost zip : STALED
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"Good comeback!" : NICEONE
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Chateau ___ Michelle winery : STE
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Art supply store stock : OAKTAG
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Inspirations : BREATHS
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"___ No Woman," 1973 hit for the Four Tops : AINT
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Computer offering : MENU
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"___ sow ..." : ASYE
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Jam : CLOG
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Blood fluid: Prefix : SERO
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Undercover jobs : STINGS
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Not to be persuaded : DEAF
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Ooze : SEEP
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Philippines' highest peak: Abbr. : MTAPO
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Blathered : RANON
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Growling sound : RRR
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[Ignore edit] : STET
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Blood: Prefix : HEMA
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Airhead : BIMBO
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Colleague of Lane and Kent : OLSEN
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No contests : ROUTS
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"___ next?" : WHOS
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Clothier, in Cambridge : DRAPER
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Hassock : OTTOMAN
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Thwart : FOIL
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Salad green : ARUGULA
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Super Bowl XXXIV champs : RAMS
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Famous movie river : KWAI
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Milton works : SONNETS
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Observatory subj. : ASTR
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Kick oneself over : REGRET
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"In the," in Italy : NEI
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Place to stick a comb : AFRO
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"Charlotte's Web" setting : STY
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Pumice source : LAVA
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Be flush with : ABUT
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Pedestal topper : IDOL
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Royalties org. : ASCAP
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Passes out : DEALS
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Like some complexions : RUDDY
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"Bewitched" aunt : CLARA
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___ nerve : ULNAR
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Sci-fi escape vehicles : PODS
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They're just not done : TABOOS
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Spanish demonstrative : ESTA
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Small-runway aircraft, briefly : STOL
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Standard part of a food pyramid : MILK
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Like Saint-Saëns's "Urbs Roma" Symphony : INF
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Norman of TV fame : LEAR
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Impel : ACTUATE
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Say "I lost," say : CONCEDE
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Dr. Seuss title animal : HORTON
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Spurs : GOOSES
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"Boy, am I shvitzing!" : ITSHOT
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Job legislation estab. in 1973 : CETA
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Stray : ROAM
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Dead Sea Scrolls writer : ESSENE
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Exuberant cries : WAHOOS
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Recommended reading for newbies : FAQS
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Thread holder : ETUI
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Kiev-born Israeli P.M. : MEIR
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___ Bator, Mongolia : ULAN
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10 years before the Battle of Hastings : MLVI
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Nobel Prize category: Abbr. : ECON
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A lot of mil. personnel : PVTS
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"Able was ___ ..." : IERE
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Creature in a "King Kong" fight : TREX
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Guru : WIZ
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Fall behind : OWE

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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