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New York Times, Monday, May 9, 2011

Tex-Mex dish with lettuce, tomato, cheese, etc., in a hard tortilla "bowl"

Author:
Nina Rulon-Miller
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {V} Spans: 2 This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Rulon-Miller.
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© 2011, The New York Times5/9/11 ( No. 22,462 )
Across
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Up high : ALOFT
6
On : ATOP
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Seriously susceptible to sunburn : PALE
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___ Vader : DARTH
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Tex-Mex dish with lettuce, tomato, cheese, etc., in a hard tortilla "bowl" : TACOSALAD
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Daily kids' TV show that debuted in 1955, with "The" : MICKEYMOUSECLUB
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Gun owners' org. : NRA
20
Talk that might put one to sleep : LECTURE
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Classic song about an Irish lass that was a #1 hit in 1913 and 1947 : PEGOMYHEART
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German magazine ___ Spiegel : DER
27
Central point, as of an argument : CRUX
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Farm-related: Abbr. : AGR
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China's ___ Xiaoping : DENG
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Knight's title : SIR
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Floating ice mass : BERG
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___ Beta Kappa : PHI
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A real wag : QUITETHEJOKER
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Convent resident : NUN
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"___ of Eden" : EAST
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Clearasil target, informally : ZIT
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Wine barrel : CASK
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Govt. prosecutors : DAS
48
Florence's river : ARNO
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Smart ___ whip : ASA
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Tool for turning up soil : GARDENSPADE
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Bulging, as a cloud : BILLOWY
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Be in debt : OWE
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Setting for the Cardinals or Orioles : BASEBALLDIAMOND
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No matter what happens : INANYCASE
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Independent candidate Ralph : NADER
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Old "Put a tiger in your tank" brand : ESSO
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Like the English Channel for the first time in 1875 : SWUM
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The bee's ___ (the height of excellence) : KNEES
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Navy V.I.P. : ADM
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China's Chou En-___ : LAI
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Tolkien creature : ORC
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U.S. army post in Kentucky : FTKNOX
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Heat unit : THERM
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$$$ convenience : ATM
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"___ Te Ching" (old Chinese text) : TAO
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Eye-related : OCULAR
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Tricky puzzle : POSER
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Treaty : PACT
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Refer (to) : ALLUDE
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Designer Ralph : LAUREN
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Tennis's Stefan : EDBERG
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Splinter group : SECT
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"Yippee!" : YAY
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Compaq products : PCS
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Actor La Salle : ERIQ
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Teacher sitting cross-legged, maybe : GURU
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Male deer : HART
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Brainiac : EGGHEAD
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Cartoonist Browne : DIK
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A/C meas. : BTU
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After-dusk time, to a poet : EEN
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Attire that might have images of jumping sheep, informally : PJS
34
Like the tropics : HOT
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Hard-to-erase stuff : INK
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Leisure : EASE
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Book before Nehemiah : EZRA
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Melon's cover : RIND
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Tip of a sock : TOE
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One hailed on city streets : CABBIE
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Tibetans and Thais : ASIANS
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Tex-Mex sauces : SALSAS
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Prohibition of alcohol sales : DRYLAW
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Tarzan, for one : APEMAN
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Elapse : GOBY
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Military plane acronym : AWACS
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"___ do not!" : NOI
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Actress Hilary : SWANK
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Funnyman Jay : LENO
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Baton Rouge sch. : LSU
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Rep.'s rival : DEM
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"___ on a Grecian Urn" : ODE
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Michelle Obama (___ Robinson) : NEE
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A.M.A. members : DRS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle.

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