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New York Times, Thursday, July 17, 2008

Quits misbehaving ... or a literal hint to 4-, 9-, 13-, 49- and 57-Down

Author:
Elizabeth A. Long
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 39 Missing: {FJXZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Ms. Long. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York Times7/17/08 ( No. 21,436 )
Across
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Salt or smoke : CURE
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Starr of the Old West : BELLE
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Boom : SPAR
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Type type: Abbr. : ITAL
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Bay window : ORIEL
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___ colada : PINA
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Like a bell : RUNG
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Pale purple : LILAC
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Pancake Day is the day before this begins : LENT
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Make rustle, as foil : CRINKLE
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Writes odes to, e.g. : PRAISES
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U.N. secretary general from Ghana : ANNAN
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Not straight up : ATILT
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Bits : IOTAS
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Winter melon : CASABA
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Colorful lawn or garden fixture : WHIRLIGIG
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Soundtrack annoyance : LAG
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Slithering danger : RATTLER
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Hebrews, for example : EPISTLE
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A pitcher should keep it low : ERA
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Something you might want to get to the heart of? : ARTICHOKE
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Annoy : NETTLE
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Sale day feeling : MANIA
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They cross here : WORDS
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___ salts : EPSOM
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One of TV's Gilmore Girls : LORELAI
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Unfolds : SPREADS
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Pen pal in Paris, perhaps : AMIE
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Agreement : UNITY
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Exercised a legal option : SUED
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Police protection : VEST
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Doha's domain : QATAR
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"___ This Last" (series of John Ruskin essays) : UNTO
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___ place : ONES
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Stood out, in a good way : SHONE
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Say no : PASS
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Around : CIRCA
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Often-illegal maneuver : UTURN
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Entered quickly : RANIN
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Percussion instrument in an orchestra : TRIANGLE
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Cotton pod : BOLL
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Pennsylvania's northwesternmost county : ERIE
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One of TV's Rugrats : LIL
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Bounded : LEAPT
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Coterie : CIRCLE
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Forks : SPLITS
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"The Worst ___ in London" ("Sweeney Todd" song) : PIES
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Monarch immediately after William and Mary : ANNE
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Headliner : STAR
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Small hill : KNOLL
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Mobile home?: Abbr. : ALA
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"___ see it ..." : ASI
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Railroad crossbeam : TIE
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Tourist city between Jaipur and Lucknow : AGRA
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Middle range : ALTO
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Hesitate : BALK
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Author James : AGEE
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Bird with speckled eggs : WREN
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Fabled racer : HARE
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"Take ___ face value" : ITAT
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"___ life!" : GETA
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Fraternity jewelry : PIN
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More likely to cause slipping : ICIER
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Quits misbehaving ... or a literal hint to 4-, 9-, 13-, 49- and 57-Down : SHAPESUP
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Abbr. in real estate ads : RMS
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Chirps : TWEETS
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Ha-ha, nowadays : LOL
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Unhip person : SQUARE
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Alice's pet cat in "Alice in Wonderland" : DINAH
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Hot spot : SAUNA
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"The Country Girl" playwright, 1950 : ODETS
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Many PCs once ran on it : MSDOS
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Racetrack : OVAL
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Impending clouds, e.g. : OMEN
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Small hill : RISE
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Avant-garde filmmaker Brakhage : STAN
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Funeral sight : PYRE
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"What am ___ do?" : ITO

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