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New York Times, Monday, June 21, 2010

Author:
Fred Piscop
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Fred Piscop

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 121 for Mr. Piscop. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 0621 ( 22,140 )

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Across
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Leftover bit of cloth : SCRAP
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"The Zoo Story" playwright Edward : ALBEE
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Manx or Siamese : CAT
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"Remember the ___!" (cry of 1836) : ALAMO
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Sounds SSTs made : BOOMS
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Color shade : HUE
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"It ain't hard!" : SIMPLEASABC
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Ill temper : IRE
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Go like a bunny : HOP
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Wedding dress material : LACE
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Kind of sleeve named after a British baron : RAGLAN
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With 46-Across, "It ain't hard!" : DUCK
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Chop-chop : RAPIDLY
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Nadir's opposite : ZENITH
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School time when kids aren't studying : RECESS
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Without an escort : ALONE
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Irritated : VEXED
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Potpie vegetable : PEA
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Playful bites : NIPS
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Tennis great Monica : SELES
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Source of linen : FLAX
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Big beagle feature : EAR
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Farm tracts : ACRES
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Work like a dog : SLAVE
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Be against : OPPOSE
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Hung around : STAYED
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Singer Flack or Peters : ROBERTA
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See 24-Across : SOUP
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Mama Cass ___ : ELLIOT
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Autobiographer's subject : SELF
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Follow the coxswain's calls : ROW
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Sidewalk stand quaff : ADE
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"It ain't hard!" : PIECEOFCAKE
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Not Rep. or Ind. : DEM
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"The Odd Couple" slob : OSCAR
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Bird on a U.S. quarter : EAGLE
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B'way sellout sign : SRO
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Attempts at baskets : SHOTS
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Live in fear of : DREAD
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Pageant entrant's wear : SASH
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Advertising award : CLIO
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Multistory parking garage feature : RAMP
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Guitarist's accessory, for short : AMP
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Foul the water, e.g. : POLLUTE
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Taken ___ (surprised) : ABACK
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Get whipped : LOSE
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Drag queen's wrap : BOA
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Hugs tightly : EMBRACES
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Made a getaway : ESCAPED
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"It ain't hard!" : CHILDSPLAY
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Hearing-related : AURAL
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Pint-size : TEENY
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To ___ his own : EACH
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U.S.O. show audience members : GIS
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Rackets : DINS
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T. ___ (fearsome dinos) : REXES
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Grey who wrote westerns : ZANE
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Charles Lamb alias : ELIA
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"It ain't hard!" : NOPROBLEMO
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C.S.A. general : RELEE
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Vice ___ : VERSA
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Roof overhang : EAVE
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Abruptly dismissed : AXED
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Like many tartan wearers : SCOTTISH
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Pajamas' rear opening : FLAP
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Pertinent : APROPOS
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Like a taxidermist's work : STUFFED
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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame architect I. M. ___ : PEI
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Without an escort : SOLO
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Uses a Kindle, e.g. : READS
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Like a big brother : OLDER
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Tarot card readers, e.g. : SEERS
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Ad-libbing vocal style : SCAT
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Violent 19-Across : RAGE
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State with a panhandle: Abbr. : OKLA
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Whacked plant : WEED
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___-friendly (green) : ECO
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Indy 500 entry : CAR

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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