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New York Times, Thursday, May 27, 2010

Author:
Josh Knapp
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Josh Knapp

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQ} Spans: 1 There are unchecked squares This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Knapp. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 0527 ( 22,115 )

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Across
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Israeli tourist attraction on the Dead Sea : MASADA
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"Fawlty Towers" airer : BBC
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Look like a creep : OGLE
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Withdraws, with "out" : OPTS
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Testify in court : SWEAR
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Smart-alecky : FLIP
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Japanimation character with a line of school supplies : HELLOKITTY
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An ellipse has two : FOCI
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___ Darya (river to the Aral Sea) : AMU
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Switch : SWAP
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Winged Greek god : EROS
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"Get a clue!" : WAKEUP
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Takes a spill : EATSDIRT
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Tinkertoy alternative : KNEX
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Firing need : OVEN
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1927 Upton Sinclair novel : OIL
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"Ghosts" playwright : IBSEN
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Neat : SPRUCE
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"The Giving Tree" author Silverstein : SHEL
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One in a crowd : EXTRA
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Resorts to : USES
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Roadside sights : MOTELS
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Not perfect : HUMAN
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Part of N.C.A.A.: Abbr. : ATH
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Handout from an aspiring musician : DEMO
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U.S.N. brass: Abbr. : ADMS
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Total witch : SHEDEVIL
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Call before shooting : ACTION
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Bar mitzvah party staple : HORA
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Virgil contemporary : OVID
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___ dye : AZO
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Event on an estate : HUNT
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Where cabs wait? : WINECELLAR
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"Ahhh, O.K." : ISEE
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Shangri-las : EDENS
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Reynolds of "Boogie Nights" : BURT
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Asian holidays : TETS
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Start of many French titles : LES
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Takes in : ADOPTS
Down
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Sighting at a punk rock concert, maybe : MOHAWK
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So-called missing link : APEMAN
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Name on many a hospital : STLUKE
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Communication system for the gorilla Koko: Abbr. : ASL
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"Shoot!" : ASK
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Where to look for hidden words in this puzzle's fifth and eleventh columns? : BETWEENTHELINES
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1942 Philippines fighting locale : BATAAN
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Remains here? : CRYPT
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Iced : OFFED
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Oh-so-splendid : GLORIOUS
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Food that usually comes in red or black : LICORICE
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The New Testament has 21 : EPISTLES
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Mich. neighbor : WIS
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52-Across, e.g., in his later years : EXILE
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Mannequins are in them : POSES
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Puzzle : VEX
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Caramel-coconut Girl Scout cookie : SAMOA
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Barrel toward : RUNAT
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Sellout : SMASHHIT
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Breeding ground : HOTHOUSE
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Modern means of connecting : ETHERNET
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Mojito component : RUM
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Undergo mitosis : DIVIDE
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Oldish means of connecting : DIALUP
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"Eine kleine Nachtmusik" composer : MOZART
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Stifled laughs : SNORTS
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Some history memorization : DATES
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There's one at the end of this clue : VOWEL
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Opium ___ : DEN
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Jefferson Davis's org. : CSA
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Certain corp. takeover : LBO

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later.

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