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New York Times, Saturday, May 29, 2010

6-Down : Powder used in lasers

Author:
Caleb Madison
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 32 Missing: {Q} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. Madison.
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© 2010, The New York Times5/29/10 ( No. 22,117 )
Across
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Surly TV bartender : MOESZYSLAK
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Cover lots of ground : ROVE
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Nervous wreck : BASKETCASE
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Stricken : EXED
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It might be evaluated along with the nose : AFTERTASTE
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Like some pitches : WILD
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Decks : ADORNS
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"Bad Boy for Life" performer at the 2004 Super Bowl : PDIDDY
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It grows during game play : POT
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Interviewer's invitation : SIT
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Web forums' ancestor : USENET
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Dan. preceder : EZEK
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Author who wrote "Anyone who fights for the future, lives in it today" : AYNRAND
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9 to 5, e.g. : RATIO
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Reggae artist ___-Mouse : EEKA
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It may be applied: Abbr. : SCI
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Classic 1978 punk song : IWANNABESEDATED
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Hardly firm : LAX
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Abbr. sometimes before a date : ESTD
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Alcove-hiding hanging : ARRAS
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Agog : BUGEYED
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Camposanto Monumentale locale : PISA
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Eagerly criticize : JUMPON
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Alma mater for Buzz Aldrin and Kofi Annan: Abbr. : MIT
51
Organ piece : KEY
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1950s-'60s left fielder selected for nine All-Star Games : MINOSO
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Fix à la a farrier : RESHOE
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Hebrew for "spring" : AVIV
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How some selling is done : DOORTODOOR
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Asian of legendary status? : YETI
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"The Snows of Kilimanjaro" co-star : AVAGARDNER
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Explanation follower : ISEE
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They're often ticked after being licked : SORELOSERS
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Many a mgr. holds one : MBA
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Yo-yo : OAF
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Passing burden? : ESTATETAX
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Slot holder, for short : SKED
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"2001" characters : ZEROS
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Powder used in lasers : YTTRIA
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Like thongs : SCANTY
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Burns's "The Lovely ___ o' Inverness" : LASS
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Bermuda hrs. : AST
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Lock of hair, maybe : KEEPSAKE
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Go back to the start, in a way : REWIND
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6-Down, for one : OXIDE
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Outback relative : VELDT
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Dust devil, e.g. : EDDY
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"Don't mention it" : DENADA
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Daredevils are often in it : PERIL
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1976 Emmy winner for "Evening at Symphony" : OZAWA
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Actress Mary and musician Midge : URES
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Branches of some trees : KIN
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Broke : NEEDY
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Tops : ONEUPS
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First of three to be put out : STRIKEONE
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Let up : CEASE
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"If you ask me ..." : IDSAY
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Virtually : ASGOODAS
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Old Martin bomber : BTEN
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Creator of the bronze "En Songe" : ARP
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People may act terribly in it : BMOVIE
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Surface : EMERGE
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Situated away from the point of origin : DISTAL
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Kids : JIVES
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Ally : UNITE
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Utter, briefly : THORO
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Start of a request : MAYI
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Sound heard before some films start : ROAR
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9 to 5, e.g. : ODDS
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Egg opener? : OVO
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"___ the towering steep" (anthem lyric) : OER
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Yards are part of them: Abbr. : RRS

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