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New York Times, Friday, June 3, 2011

Misanthrope who says "We are all born mad. Some remain so"

Author:
Jeffrey Wechsler
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jeffrey Wechsler

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 31 Missing: {FJKQ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Wechsler. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2011, The New York Times6/3/11 ( No. 22,487 )
Across
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Launch time? : SPACEAGE
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Found to be legal, in a way : CARDED
15
Voicer of Underdog on TV : WALLYCOX
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Voicer of Ego in "Ratatouille" : OTOOLE
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Children's song that's based on an old work song melody : ALOUETTE
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Like many countries' rulers : METRIC
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The unwashed : PLEBS
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She hid Zeus from Cronus : RHEA
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Suffix with señor : ITA
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Generic addressees : SIRS
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Chilly shower setting? : BATESMOTEL
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Kind of milk : OAT
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Set upon : HAVEAT
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"King Richard II" lord : ROSS
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Subject of a museum in eastern Colorado : UTE
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Is no longer : USEDTOBE
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Without any embroidery : TERSE
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Passes out slowly : OOZES
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Misanthrope who says "We are all born mad. Some remain so" : ESTRAGON
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In ___ (embryonic) : OVO
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Alternative to being tapped : PSST
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It might make drinkers blush : WINERY
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Convention lengthener? : EER
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Great ape? : RICHLITTLE
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It often goes out with a bang : STAR
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"I think," briefly : IMO
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Literally, "barley" : ORZO
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They're no rain-makers : CIRRI
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Many a khan : MONGOL
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Wheatworm, e.g. : NEMATODE
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Crate : ENCASE
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Chemist's relatives? : ISOTOPES
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Thought : DEEMED
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Other side : OPPONENT
Down
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Exchanges : SWAPSOUT
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Ease : PALLIATE
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Winner of gold in four consecutive Olympics, 1956-68 : ALOERTER
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Set for juggling : CLUBS
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They're seen on both sides of bridges : EYES
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More than talk : ACT
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Confounded : GOT
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Like effort and influence : EXERTED
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Wakes : COMESTO
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Superior group : ATEAM
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Gobbledygook : ROT
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Tasty triangle : DORITO
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Superior groups : ELITES
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They might provide coverage for racecars : DECALS
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Track meet event : HEAT
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Coll. acquisitions : BAS
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Mediterranean or Baltic: Abbr. : AVE
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Kind of pie or cake : OREO
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They can be saturated : HUES
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Really thin : BONY
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Biblical 912-year-old : SETH
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Spinning device giving the illusion of motion : ZOETROPE
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Principal player in "Grease" : EVEARDEN
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Superlatively sad : SORRIEST
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Spun : TWIRLED
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Brand of munchables : RITZ
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Composer Vivaldi : ANTONIO
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Do stuff : GEL
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Part of the underground economy? : ORE
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Ready : PRIMED
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She had a 1959 hit with "I Loves You, Porgy" : SIMONE
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Wall fixture : SCONCE
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Laissez-faire : LOOSE
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Keep hush-hush : SITON
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Foe of Caesar : CATO
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What a floozy might show off : GAM
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Picking up power? : ESP
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Job for a barber : MOP

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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