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New York Times, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

What a violinist may take on stage, in two different senses

Author:
Lynn Lempel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Lynn Lempel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJQX} This is puzzle # 35 for Ms. Lempel. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York Times7/22/08 ( No. 21,441 )
Across
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Requests for a saucer of milk, maybe : MEOWS
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Film vixen Bara : THEDA
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Woebegone : SAD
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Central courtyards : ATRIA
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Sahara sights : DUNES
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Blubber : CRY
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"2, 4, 6, 8 — who do we appreciate?," e.g. : CHANT
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Competitive noshers' event? : SNACKRACE
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Room under the roof : ATTIC
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Iraq's second-largest city : MOSUL
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One cured of a sleep disorder? : SNORELOSER
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Cyberjunk : SPAM
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British Conservative : TORY
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Demonic : EVIL
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Letter between eta and iota : THETA
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Like some winks : SLY
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Pupil surrounder : IRIS
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Transferred, as property : DEEDED
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Sarcastic comment? : SNIDELINE
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Glad rival in the kitchen : ZIPLOC
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Shipshape : NEAT
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LP speed : RPM
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Newspaper columnist Goodman : ELLEN
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Cargo : LOAD
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Nautical leader? : AERO
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Kazan of Hollywood : ELIA
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Brushoff from the Ottomans? : TURKEYSNUB
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___ Empire, conquered by Cortés : AZTEC
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Doled (out) : METED
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Terrible-twos tantrums? : BABYSNITS
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Hole-making tool : AUGER
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Round-faced flier : OWL
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Daisylike bloom : ASTER
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Low-tech office recorder : STENO
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Pint-size : WEE
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Bassoonists' buys : REEDS
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On edge : TESTY
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Apple on a desk : MAC
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Biofuel option : ETHANOL
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Speaker's art : ORATORY
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Cold and raw : WINTRY
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French composer Erik : SATIE
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Super Bowl stat : TDS
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Attila the ___ : HUN
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Tooth protector : ENAMEL
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Remodeler's planning : DECOR
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Seeks assistance : ASKS
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Like some tickets and Western pioneers : SCALPED
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Rocket's path : ARC
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Artificial color : DYE
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Fraternity recruit : RUSHEE
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Church official : CLERIC
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Parts of P.O. labels : STS
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Roman poet banished by Augustus : OVID
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Acapulco agreement : SISENOR
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Wolfed down : ATE
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Loony : MAD
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Sherpa shelter : TENT
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Informed about : INON
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Headgear fit for a queen : DIADEM
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Disreputable : SLEAZY
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Tap mishap : LEAK
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Last of 26 : ZEE
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Indisposed : ILL
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Easily bent : PLIABLE
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Goes back (on) : RENEGES
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Sensible : PRUDENT
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Gangster group : MOB
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Clear plastic : LUCITE
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Discerning : ASTUTE
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On edge : TENSE
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Moonshine ingredient : YEAST
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Romanov ruler : TSAR
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What a violinist may take on stage, in two different senses : BOW
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Amaze : AWE
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Brother of Jack and Bobby : TED
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Most univ. applicants : SRS
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Pop artist Lichtenstein : ROY

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle.

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