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New York Times, Friday, May 30, 2008

Author:
Natan Last
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Natan Last

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QWZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Last. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0530 ( 21,388 )
Across
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Elaborate procedure : RIGMAROLE
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Creep : JERK
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Soapmaking compound : OLEICACID
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Playful trickster : PIXIE
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Living end : BEESKNEES
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In with : AMONG
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Where to find lifesavers, for short : ERS
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"The Wandering Heir" novelist, 1872 : READE
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Settles : SINKS
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"The Big Lebowski" director : COEN
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River in Hades : LETHE
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Occupies : STAYSAT
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Not view innocently : LEERAT
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Something to take in court : STAND
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Orsk is on it : URAL
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Rabbit punch landing site : NAPE
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Shape-shifting giant of myth : LOKI
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"Just in Time" composer : STYNE
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Call in the game Battleship : DTEN
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"Without ___" (Grateful Dead album) : ANET
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Four-legged film star of the '30s : ASTA
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Let out : FREED
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The classical elements, e.g. : TETRAD
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Luxor Temple sight : OBELISK
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Bouncing off the walls : HYPER
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Animal some believe to be the source of the unicorn myth : ORYX
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Big bang creator : NTEST
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Keys : ISLES
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Org. that can't be lax about LAX? : FAA
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"The Fog of War" director Morris : ERROL
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Old comedian known for his unique piano-playing style : CHICOMARX
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Squalid : SEAMY
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"Oh well" : CESTLAVIE
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Disclosure on eHarmony : TYPE
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"My parents are gonna kill me!" : IAMSODEAD
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Something to put on before trying? : ROBE
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He played one of TV's Sopranos : ILER
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Goes right : GEES
4
Fire starter? : MIS
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Peter who wrote "The Last Testament of Oscar Wilde" : ACKROYD
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Eastern royals : RANEES
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Sealab inhabitants : OCEANAUTS
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Invented things : LIED
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Old bomb : EDSEL
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Follower of Sha Na Na at Woodstock : JIMIHENDRIX
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Clears : EXONERATES
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Flames shoot in it : RINK
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They're tapped : KEGS
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Belt : PASTE
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Question while eying someone else's plate : CANITRYSOME
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Publication with an annual "Green Issue" : ELLE
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Pit : STONE
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Be a whipping boy : TAKETHERAP
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"___ Forget" (Harbach/Kern tune) : TRYTO
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Sneak ___ : APEEK
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Lean : TEND
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Plane wing part : SLAT
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Process of molecular synthesis : ANABOLISM
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She had a 1993 hit with "No Ordinary Love" : SADE
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Eschew aid : FLYSOLO
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Well : APTLY
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Assembles : ERECTS
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Golden Globe-nominated actress for "The Opposite of Sex," 1998 : RICCI
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Leaves home? : NEST
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One before four : TREY
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Jets used to be seen there : SHEA
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Top pick, slangily : FAVE
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Scena segment : ARIA
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Dumped : AXED
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Unbalanced : MAD

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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