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New York Times, Monday, June 4, 2007

Break, briefly ... or a hint to this puzzle's theme

Author:
Steve Kahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York Times6/4/07 ( No. 21,027 )
Across
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"Madness" month : MARCH
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Crime-fighter Eliot Ness, notably : TMAN
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Hug givers : ARMS
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What a sun visor prevents : GLARE
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Saab or Subaru : AUTO
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Santa's "present" for a naughty child : COAL
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Company that clears clogged drains : ROTOROOTER
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Game with Miss Scarlet and Professor Plum : CLUE
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"Faster!" : STEPONIT
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Spanish squiggle : TILDE
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Uses a stool : SITS
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Phone part : HANDSET
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Rocky hill : TOR
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"___ on your life!" : NOT
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Following : AFTER
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With 48-Across, popular computer product : ADOBE
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Second Amendment rights org. : NRA
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Adjective follower : NOUN
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Car for a star : LIMO
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Break, briefly ... or a hint to this puzzle's theme : RANDR
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Use a keyboard : TYPE
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Held on to : KEPT
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Suffix with expert : ISE
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Fancy tie : ASCOT
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French political divisions : ETATS
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Barn bird : OWL
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U.S.N.A. grad : ENS
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See 30-Across : ACROBAT
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The Godfather's voice, e.g. : RASP
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Put in ___ way : HARMS
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Scenic view : PANORAMA
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Greek Cupid : EROS
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Friendly tournament format : ROUNDROBIN
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Baseball's Matty or Felipe : ALOU
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Ladder step : RUNG
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1940s Bikini blast, in brief : ATEST
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Subject to mildew, perhaps : DAMP
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Web destination : SITE
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Nick of "Lorenzo's Oil" : NOLTE
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Baseball team V.I.P.'s: Abbr. : MGRS
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Gobs : ALOT
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Assign an NC-17, e.g. : RATE
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Corn and wheat : CROPS
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Nancy Drew or Joan of Arc : HEROINE
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One who knows "the way" : TAOIST
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Unlikely dog for a canine registry : MUTT
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Lunched, say : ATE
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Neither's partner : NOR
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Mishaps : ACCIDENTS
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Silver Cloud of autodom : ROLLSROYCE
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Bea Arthur sitcom : MAUDE
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Winter precipitation : SLEET
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Not fooled by : ONTO
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Explosive inits. : TNT
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Steellike : HARD
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Way off : AFAR
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Lecture : TALK
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"Garfield" canine : ODIE
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Classic kids' show : ROMPERROOM
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Exhortation at a pub : BOTTOMSUP
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SSW's opposite : NNE
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Atop : UPON
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New Jersey hoopsters : NETS
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"Lovely ___, meter maid" (Beatles lyric) : RITA
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Entry-level position: Abbr. : ASST
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Ross Perot, in 1992 and 1996 : ALSORAN
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Tummy muscles : ABS
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Like pumpkins and traffic cones : ORANGE
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Harry Potter prop : WAND
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In front : AHEAD
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Nurse Espinosa on "Scrubs" : CARLA
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Prefix with -plasm : PROTO
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Football kick : PUNT
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Cain's brother : ABEL
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Aerosol spray : MIST
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Poker stake : ANTE
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Monopoly quartet: Abbr. : RRS
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Pro vote in a French referendum : OUI

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

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