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MS. CONCEPTIONS

New York Times, Sunday, May 9, 2010

Author:
Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Elizabeth C. Gorski

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Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 79 Missing: {J} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 178 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 0509 ( 22,097 )
Across
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New ___, N.Y. : PALTZ
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W.W. II beachhead south of Rome : ANZIO
11
"Amen!" : YEAH
15
Battle of Normandy site : STLO
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Japanese porcelain : IMARI
20
Washington zoo attraction : GIANTPANDA
22
Squares for breakfast : CHEX
23
Programming tool created by Grace Hopper (1906-92) : COBOLCOMPUTERLANGUAGE
26
In that capacity : ASSUCH
27
Stimpy's pal : REN
28
___ World : DISNEY
29
Item of apparel created by Mary Phelps Jacob (1891-1970) : THEMODERNBRASSIERE
36
Kissers : MUGS
39
River of St. Petersburg : NEVA
40
Mexican wrap : SERAPE
41
Active Japanese volcano : ASO
42
Pet food brand : IAMS
44
Like slanted type : INITALICS
50
Medical discovery of Gertrude Elion (1918-99) : DRUGFORLEUKEMIA
56
Having no talent for : BADAT
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Rocky's love : ADRIAN
58
It's south of Eur. : AFR
59
Songlike : ARIOSE
60
Really prospered : MADEAMINT
64
Woodworking tool created by Tabitha Babbitt (1784-1853) : CIRCULARSAW
68
Block : EMBAR
70
2008 Wimbledon champ : NADAL
71
Office item created by Bette Nesmith Graham (1924-80) : LIQUIDPAPER
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Practice game : SCRIMMAGE
83
Chaperons, typically : ADULTS
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___ king : ALA
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Singer Kitt : EARTHA
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Actress Téa : LEONI
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Driving convenience created by Mary Anderson (1866-1953) : WINDSHIELDWIPER
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Slightly faster than moderately slow : ANDANTINO
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Ramblers and Hornets : AMCS
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Cape ___ : ANN
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Like some companies' day care facilities : ONSITE
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Pike, e.g. : ROAD
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Music and dance, e.g. : ARTS
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Rock group whose name is an appropriate alternative title for this puzzle : MOTHERSOFINVENTION
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Fly : AVIATE
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Money machine co. : NCR
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First family starting in 2009 : OBAMAS
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Food formula created by Ruth Wakefield (1903-77) : TOLLHOUSECOOKIERECIPE
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Lunar effect : TIDE
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Entry-level carpentry jobs? : FRONTDOORS
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Proctor ___ (small appliance brand) : SILEX
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Shangri-la : EDEN
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Twists the truth : FIBS
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Act badly? : EMOTE
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Journal jotting : ENTRY
Down
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Common type : PICA
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Old Testament prophet : AMOS
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Bell ___ : LABS
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Whitlings, e.g. : TROUTS
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Zippo : ZILCH
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Before now : AGO
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Pilfer, old-style : NIM
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Microwave : ZAP
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Accustom : INURE
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Frolickers by a stream : OTTERS
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Yevtushenko's "Babi ___" : YAR
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Copy ctr. blowup : ENL
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Lead role in "The Piano" : ADA
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Telephone part : HANDSET
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"Pardon me, Arturo ..." : SCUSI
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Banquo, e.g. : THANE
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"La Grande Parade" artist Fernand : LEGER
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Yellow-and-white flower : OXEYE
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Tubular pasta : PENNE
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Julie of "The Early Show" : CHEN
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Joe and Jane : GIS
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"Golda's Balcony" subject : MEIR
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Roundish : OVAL
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Agatha Christie title : DAME
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Sombrero part : BRIM
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Eastern princess : RANI
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Where Polynesian Airlines is based : APIA
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___ Speaker : MADAM
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F.D.A. guideline : USRDA
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Primitive percussion instrument : GOURD
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"Don Giovanni" aria "Dalla ___ pace" : SUA
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Start of a spell : ABRA
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Home in the woods : LAIR
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Bride and groom exchange : IDOS
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Jorge's house : CASA
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Crock pot dinner : STEW
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Donate, to Burns : GIE
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LAX watchdog : FAA
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Popping pills : ONMEDS
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Letters on a bucket : KFC
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Celtic land : ERIN
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On the same side : ALLIED
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Little rascal : IMP
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Court grp. : NBA
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Beer source : TAP
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Dorm V.I.P.'s : RAS
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Public health agcy. : CDC
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Former Mideast inits. : UAR
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Interpret : READ
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Refrain syllables : LALA
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Esquire in "Henry VI, Part 2" : IDEN
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"Eris ___ sum" ("You will be what I am") : QUOD
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Forearm part : ULNA
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"Put ___ writing!" : ITIN
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Literary inits. : RLS
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Gaping mouth : MAW
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Brief look inside? : MRI
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Stock phrase : ATPAR
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War of 1812 treaty site : GHENT
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Takes in : EARNS
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"Brilliant!" : AHA
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First part of a record : WINS
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Preceder of many words? : INSO
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"There Is ___ ..." (song by the Cure) : NOIF
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Hungarian patriot Nagy : IMRE
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Coll. major : ECON
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Future atty.'s challenge : LSAT
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Removed with force : TOREOFF
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Add a hint of color to : TINCT
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Make secret : ENCODE
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Midnight Poison maker : DIOR
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Relief pitcher? : ANACIN
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Having a dull surface : MATTE
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Egglike : OVOID
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What appears above a piñata? : TILDE
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Rock's Van ___ : HALEN
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Land in East 58-Across: Abbr. : ETH
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Drag race sound : VROOM
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Like many a sumo wrestler : OBESE
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Jazz vibraphonist Jackson : MILT
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Impressionist : APER
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Like a hottie : SEXY
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Swiss canton : URI
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Have a good cry : SOB
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Nav. rank : ENS
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"Koochie-___!" : KOO
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Subway line to Columbia U. : IRT
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Needle point? : ESE

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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