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New York Times, Monday, June 3, 2013

You can't make a silk purse out of it, they say

Author:
John Lampkin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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John Lampkin

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Lampkin. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2013, The New York Times6/3/13 ( No. 23,218 )

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Across
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Wood for a chest : CEDAR
6
Holy Land : ZION
10
TV's Dr. ___ : PHIL
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Love, Italian-style : AMORE
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"Dies ___" (Latin hymn) : IRAE
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Gossipy Barrett : RONA
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Unseen purchase : PIGINAPOKE
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Like custard and meringue : EGGY
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Writer Wiesel : ELIE
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Long, long time : EON
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- - - : DASHES
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Transparent, informally : SEETHRU
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"___ Mio" : OSOLE
27
Greet with a honk : TOOTAT
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Reeves of "The Matrix" : KEANU
32
Holy wars : JIHADS
35
Drag behind, as a trailer : TOW
37
Designer Saint Laurent : YVES
38
Made in ___ (garment label) : USA
39
You can't make a silk purse out of it, they say : SOWSEAR
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Before, poetically : ERE
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Actress Moore of "Ghost" : DEMI
45
Tell a whopper : LIE
46
Buzz and bleep : SOUNDS
48
Daniel who wrote "Robinson Crusoe" : DEFOE
50
Drive-in server : CARHOP
52
How to sign a contract : ININK
54
Ambassador's helper : ATTACHE
58
Birthplace of St. Francis : ASSISI
60
African antelope : GNU
61
Part that wags : TAIL
62
Big name in crackers : RITZ
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Like some wasteful government spending : PORKBARREL
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Toward shelter, nautically : ALEE
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Asia's diminished ___ Sea : ARAL
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John ___ (tractor maker) : DEERE
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Physiques : BODS
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Words before and after "or not" : TOBE
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Attach, as a button : SEWON
Down
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Bullfighters wave them : CAPES
2
Writer Zola : EMILE
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Cowherd's stray : DOGIE
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Short operatic song : ARIETTA
5
Stimpy's bud : REN
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Like some detachable linings : ZIPOUT
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What bodybuilders pump : IRON
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Wood for a chest : OAK
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Essentials : NEEDS
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"Blue Suede Shoes" singer : PRESLEY
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Ecstatic state, informally : HOGHEAVEN
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"Bus Stop" playwright : INGE
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Puts down, as tile : LAYS
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Spray can : AEROSOL
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Just fine : AOK
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Mortar troughs : HODS
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Great Plains tribe : OTOE
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Floundering : ATSEA
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Stereotypical techie : NERD
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Applications : USES
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Naomi or Wynonna of country music : JUDD
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"Got it!" : ISEE
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Clumsy : HAMFISTED
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Laundry basin : WASHTUB
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Lighted part of a candle : WICK
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Part of a plant or tooth : ROOT
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Becomes charged, as the atmosphere : IONIZES
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Stuck, with no way to get down : UPATREE
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Sue Grafton's "___ for Evidence" : EIS
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Really bug : RANKLE
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Barely bite, as someone's heels : NIPAT
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Rod who was a seven-time A.L. batting champ : CAREW
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Prefix with -glyphics : HIERO
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"The ___ DeGeneres Show" : ELLEN
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Many an Iraqi : ARAB
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Corn Belt tower : SILO
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Seize : GRAB
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Spanish gold : ORO
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What TV watchers often zap : ADS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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