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New York Times, Saturday, May 7, 2005

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 56, Blocks: 37 Missing: {JQVWYZ} Minimum word length: 5 Average word length: 6.71 This is puzzle # 74 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York TimesNo. 0507 ( 20,269 )

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Across
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Disparaging comments : SLURS
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Viperine : ASPISH
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They require you to pull your own weight : CHINUPS
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Literally, the way of the gods : SHINTO
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Believes : HASFAITH
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Recalled things from the 1970's? : PINTOS
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Features of a Martian costume : ANTENNAE
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Not showing much creativity : INARUT
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Fly catchers : FIELDERS
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Prove wrong : REFUTE
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Visionaries : FANTASTS
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Flats, e.g. : ABODES
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Antique shop employees : RESTORERS
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"___ is more beautiful than beauty": Emerson : GRACE
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Casting choices? : HEXES
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Last person, professionally? : SHOEMAKER
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Express disapproval of : HISSAT
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Falcons and Patriots, e.g. : MISSILES
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Cleave : ADHERE
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Strait-laced sort : BLUENOSE
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Original "S.N.L." cast member : RADNER
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Its logo is a pair of crossed hands : ALLSTATE
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River followed by the Oregon Trail : PLATTE
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Kept on : RETAINED
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Birds with valuable plumes : EGRETS
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Compaction tools : RAMMERS
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Sonata closers, often : RONDOS
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Food and water : NEEDS
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First name in country music : SHANIA
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"You're not paying attention!" : LISTEN
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Like quakes of magnitude 2.0 or less : UNFELT
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___-Urundi, former U.N. trust territory in Africa : RUANDA
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Library patrons read them : SPINES
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What a Cockney may not do : ASPIRATE
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Bootblack's need : SHINEBOX
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Child's flouncy apron : PINAFORE
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Meddles : INTRUDES
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More valiant : STOUTER
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First lady, often : HOSTESS
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Tease good-naturedly : CHAFF
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TV show with the most spinoffs, according to the Guinness Book : STARTREK
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"Siddhartha" author : HESSE
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Less pleasing to the ear : SHRILLER
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Confounded : GOSHDARN
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Took exception to : RESENTED
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Rich ice cream topping : AMARETTO
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Job title for Blondie, in the comics : CATERESS
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Expert gambler : SHARPER
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Spanish nobleman : HIDALGO
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Hinder : EMBAR
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Mideast V.I.P. : SULTAN
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With 41-Down, cooking oil source : SESAME
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Sooner or later : INTIME
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Advanced : LOANED
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Aromatic compounds : ESTERS
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See 37-Down : SEEDS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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