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New York Times, Monday, May 3, 2010

Author:
Susan Gelfand
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Susan Gelfand

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 4 for Ms. Gelfand. NYT links: Across Lite
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Across
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Vision that isn't real : DREAM
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Areas of urban decay : SLUMS
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Country singer Ritter : TEX
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Ahead of time : EARLY
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Vietnam's capital : HANOI
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Vietnam ___ : WAR
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A-team : FIRSTSTRING
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Provision for old age, in brief : IRA
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Footballers' measures: Abbr. : YDS
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Pay attention to : HEED
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Excellent, in slang : GNARLY
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Abruptly dump, as a lover : JILT
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Curly-haired dogs : POODLES
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Composer's work for a film : MUSICALSCORE
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Caribbean resort island : ARUBA
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"Sesame Street" airer : PBS
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Realtor's favorite sign : SOLD
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Five-digit postal number, informally : ZIP
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Slow-moving primates : LORISES
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___ de Janeiro : RIO
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Canadian gas brand : ESSO
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Former Mideast inits. : UAR
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"Come on!" and "Go!" : CRIES
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Portuguese, for Brazilians, e.g. : MOTHERTONGUE
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Waltz composer : STRAUSS
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Love god : EROS
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Fireplace floor : HEARTH
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Spew : EMIT
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Drunk's road offense, for short : DWI
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"Star Trek" rank: Abbr. : ENS
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Really steamed ... or what the ends of 17-, 26- and 47-Across are? : FITTOBETIED
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Conk : BOP
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Map close-up : INSET
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"Boléro" composer : RAVEL
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"___ questions?" : ANY
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Show just a little bit of leg, say : TEASE
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Winding : SNAKY
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Go against, as someone's will : DEFY
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Antibug spray : RAID
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Makes a boo-boo : ERRS
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Gore and Green : ALS
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Like dragons and centaurs : MYTHICAL
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Yiddish for "small town" : SHTETL
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Cooking fat : LARD
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Prefix with cycle : UNI
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Kipling's Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, for one : MONGOOSE
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Milan mister : SIGNOR
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Band majorette's move : TWIRL
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Country star Steve : EARLE
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Pictures at a dentist's : XRAYS
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Actress Ward : SELA
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Fruity drinks : ADES
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Triangular sail : JIB
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Banned pollutants, briefly : PCBS
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Labyrinth : MAZE
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Literary Leon : URIS
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Dines : SUPS
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Church feature seen from a distance : SPIRE
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Not a copy: Abbr. : ORIG
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In ___ of (replacing) : LIEU
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One teaspoonful or two caplets, maybe : DOSE
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Surpass : OUTSHINE
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Stadium cheers : RAHS
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Relatives of mopeds : SCOOTERS
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"The Rubáiyát" poet ___ Khayyám : OMAR
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E.R. or O.R. workers : RNS
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Barbie doll purchase : OUTFIT
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What a couch potato probably holds : REMOTE
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Oakland paper, informally : TRIB
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Biblical queendom : SHEBA
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It's inserted in a mortise : TENON
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Hoarse : RASPY
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Hot times on the Riviera : ETES
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One who might receive roses at the end of a performance : DIVA
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Timespan for The Economist : WEEK
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How thumbs are twiddled : IDLY
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Airport worker's org. : TSA
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Light brown : TAN

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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