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New York Times, Monday, May 30, 2005

Leon ___, who wrote "Mila 18"

Author:
Lynn Lempel
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Will Shortz
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Lynn Lempel

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JX} This is puzzle # 9 for Ms. Lempel. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York Times5/30/05 ( No. 20,292 )
Across
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Chasm : ABYSS
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Grassy clump : SOD
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Pond organism : ALGA
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Provide comfort to : SOOTHE
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Crazy eights spinoff : UNO
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Competed : VIED
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Stuff oneself : PIGOUT
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Enter quickly : DUCKINTO
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Response to an insult : SLAP
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Angry audience reaction : HISS
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Low point : NADIR
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Detail in a builder's plan : SPEC
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Infuse with oxygen : AERATE
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Store for future use : SQUIRRELAWAY
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Cleanse totally : PURGE
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In a snit : RILED
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Sharp turn : ZIG
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Parade spoiler : RAIN
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Pasture : FIELD
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Continental coin : EURO
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Football distances: Abbr. : YDS
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Spree : BINGE
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Home in the Arctic : IGLOO
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Spend time playfully : MONKEYAROUND
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Have ambitions : ASPIRE
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Wax-coated cheese : EDAM
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"One of ___ days, Alice …" : THESE
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Sensible : WISE
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Taj Mahal city : AGRA
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Devour quickly : WOLFDOWN
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Pay what's due : PONYUP
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Planning to vote no : ANTI
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Bowling target : PIN
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Not quite a homer : TRIPLE
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Breather : REST
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"___ the season …" : TIS
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Centers of operation : BASES
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Nile slitherers : ASPS
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Seethe : BOIL
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Spiritual exercise : YOGA
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Reason to hit the brakes : STOPSIGN
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Moo ___ pork : SHU
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Lather : SUDS
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Burden : ONUS
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Med school grad : DOC
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House that's for the birds : AVIARY
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Singer Ronstadt : LINDA
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Be in on the joke : GETIT
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Idolize : ADORE
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Potent anesthetic : ETHER
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Bread machine cycle : KNEAD
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Skater's hangout : ICERINK
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Prefix with schooler : PRE
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Thinking "Gee whiz!" : AWED
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Nimble : SPRY
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Campus area : QUAD
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Leon ___, who wrote "Mila 18" : URIS
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Feudal lord : LIEGE
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Spellbound : ALLEYES
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South African native : ZULU
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What spinach is rich in : IRON
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Dandy : GOOD
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Dandy : FINE
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Extreme self-centeredness : EGOMANIA
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Ready for a change : BORED
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S. & L. holding : IRA
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Fish out of water : MISFIT
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Highly capable : ADEPT
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Fighting : ATWAR
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Gleamed : SHONE
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Animal hides : PELTS
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What V-J Day ended : WWII
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Rustic retreats : INNS
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Swindles : GYPS
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Hold sway : RULE
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Pals of Tarzan : APES
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Decide : OPT
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Sun or moon : ORB

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