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OVERCHARGED

New York Times, Sunday, June 4, 2006

Dramatist Pirandello who wrote "Six Characters in Search of an Author"

Author:
Patrick Blindauer
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Blindauer

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 72 Missing: {QVZ} Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzlemakers This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Blindauer.
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© 2006, The New York Times6/4/06 ( No. 20,662 )
Across
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Wide-eyed : INAWE
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"Help wanted" : SOS
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Bass productions : ALES
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Big name in cards : TOPPS
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Kind of spray : NASAL
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Investment mgr.'s subject : IRA
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Exasperated cry in a 1950's sitcom : LUCY
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"Wake up!" : FACEIT
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Gold gathering dust? : SITTINGBULLION
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Shish-kebab need : SKEWER
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Tested in a fitting room : TRIEDON
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Lower oneself : DEIGN
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It has wings but doesn't fly : THEATRE
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On Soc. Sec. : RET
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Deportment on the Discovery? : MISSIONMANNERS
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One having a ball at the circus? : SEAL
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"Don't make such ___!" : AFUSS
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Prefix with phobia : ACRO
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Hi-___ : RES
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Rear ends, slangily : CABOOSES
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One slightly higher in a tree : AUNT
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Very, very soft, in music : PPP
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Supersized marathon? : RUNOFTHEMILLION
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Attacked, in a way : RANAT
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Summer cooler : ADE
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Not agin : FER
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Target : AIMAT
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Hit musical with the song "Razzle Dazzle" : CHICAGO
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Kind of badge : MERIT
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Mix : OLIO
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Spread dirt : GOSSIPED
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What Edmund Hillary had? : MOUNTAINPASSION
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Advertising "spokesman" since 1916 : MRPEANUT
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Oscar ___ Hoya : DELA
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Strepitous : NOISY
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Model : PARAGON
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1945 Robert Mitchum war film : GIJOE
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Datebook abbr. : TUE
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Old home loan org. : NHA
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Shorthand taker : STENO
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"Let's try e-tailing!"? : NOTIONFORPROFIT
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Dress (up) : TOG
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Snoopy : NOSY
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Lets go : SETSFREE
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Trouble : ADO
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Place for a stream : DALE
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Like some buggy drivers : AMISH
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Sudoku and others : FADS
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Pre-trial blunder? : DEPOSITIONSLIP
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"Concentration" pronoun : EWE
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Struck out : OMITTED
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Turn red, maybe : RIPEN
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She may be off her rocker : GRANDMA
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Outdid in : BEATAT
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Diner : EATERY
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Really digging : INTO
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It may be inflated : EGO
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Bait : TEMPT
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Comics canine : SNERT
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Role for 45-Down in "Angels in America" : COHN
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Spotted : SAW
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Some hook shapes : ESSES
Down
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Acad. : INST
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Product that comes as a cream or wax : NAIR
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City ESE of Turin : ASTI
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Ignominious end : WATERLOO
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Pass over : ELIDE
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Ink : SIGN
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Venus or Mars : ORB
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Allies in the Gulf war : SAUDIS
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"___ lost!" : ALLIS
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Dramatist Pirandello who wrote "Six Characters in Search of an Author" : LUIGI
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Low-budget prefix : ECONO
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Dict. listing : SYN
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Ruthless attitude : TAKENOPRISONERS
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Thalassographer's study : OCEAN
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Tankard material : PEWTER
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State capital since 1889 : PIERRE
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Pressure : STRESS
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Only key Irving Berlin composed in : FSHARP
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What a lover of kitsch has : NOTASTE
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Marked down : LESS
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HBO competitor : TMC
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Deliberate : MUSE
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Turkey club? : NATO
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Split : SCRAM
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___ Cologne : EAUDE
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Li'l Broadway role for Peter Palmer : ABNER
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Longtime baseball union head Donald ___ : FEHR
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Strong out of the gate : OFFTOAGOODSTART
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Hershey bar : ALMONDJOY
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Diminutive suffix : ULA
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Little louse : NIT
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See 120-Across : PACINO
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___ fide (in bad faith) : MALA
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Sundial hour : IIII
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Ones getting base pay?: Abbr. : NCOS
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High fiber? : NAP
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Sensitive subject, to some : AGE
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Strauss's "___ und Verklärung" : TOD
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Philosopher Chu ___ : HSI
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Words from a backpedaler : IMEANT
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12-time baseball All-Star, 1934-45 : OTT
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Fed. property overseer : GSA
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Game with a seven-card draw : UNO
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Trevor who directed "Cats" : NUNN
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Low hand : PEON
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First Hebrew letter: Var. : ALEF
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AWOL chasers : MPS
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Backstabber : RAT
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Opposite of post- : PRE
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Red leader? : INFRA
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Drew back : SHIED
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Eastwood's "Rawhide" role : YATES
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It was "really lookin' fine" in a 1964 pop hit : GTO
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"___ for Innocent" (Sue Grafton novel) : IIS
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Dos follower : TRES
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In the sky, maybe : UPTHERE
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"Dedicated to the ___ Love" : ONEI
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Russian poet ___ Mandelstam : OSIP
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Transgressions : OFFENSES
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High spirits : GAIETY
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Building blocks : ADOBES
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Put down : DEMEAN
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Sleep inducer : OPIATE
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Part of a U.K. business name : LTD
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On the calm side : ALEE
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Playful creatures : MINXES
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Playful creature : OTTER
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Home of the Black Bears : ORONO
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Last inning, usually : NINTH
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Secretly watch : SPYON
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Refuse : WASTE
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Wax : GROW
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Turns down : DIMS
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Brood : MOPE
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Army members? : ANTS
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Quick shot? : PIC
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Org. for drivers : PGA

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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