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New York Times, Monday, July 6, 2009

Company-paid medical and dental coverage, college tuition, etc.

Author:
Fred Piscop
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Fred Piscop

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 143 for Mr. Piscop. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York Times7/6/09 ( No. 21,790 )

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Fruit often cut into balls : MELON
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___ Disney Pictures : WALT
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Actress Thompson of "Howards End" : EMMA
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Give off, as charm : EXUDE
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Song for a diva : ARIA
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The North and the South, in the Civil War : FOES
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Company-paid medical and dental coverage, college tuition, etc. : LIBERALBENEFITS
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Controversial substance in baseball news : STEROID
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Reduce to mush : PUREE
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"___ look like a mind reader?" : DOI
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Most like Solomon : WISEST
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Upholstered piece : SETTEE
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Dorothy, to Em : NIECE
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Not so congenial : ICIER
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Poet ___ St. Vincent Millay : EDNA
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Tanning lotion abbr. : SPF
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A sot he's not : MODERATEDRINKER
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Tissue layer : PLY
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"This will ___ further!" : GONO
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Artful deception : GUILE
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Factory : PLANT
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Pattern on a pinto horse : MOTTLE
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Angora goat's fleece : MOHAIR
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___ Lanka : SRI
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Ward off : AVERT
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Ireland's hue : EMERALD
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Bit of attire for a business interview, maybe : CONSERVATIVETIE
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Bowlful accompanying teriyaki : RICE
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A slave to opera? : AIDA
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Superior to : ABOVE
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Pindaric pieces : ODES
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Hosiery spoiler : SNAG
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Identified : NAMED
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Diner on "Alice" : MELS
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Emergency door sign : EXIT
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Garage job, for short : LUBE
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Baltic Sea feeder : ODER
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Wolfe of whodunits : NERO
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Hard-to-find guy in children's books : WALDO
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Wall St. whiz : ARB
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Tell a whopper : LIE
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Get some sun : TAN
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Pour forth : EFFUSE
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Wavy pattern on fabric : MOIRE
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Apportions, with "out" : METES
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Liability's opposite : ASSET
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Capitol Hill helper : AIDE
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Cast-of-thousands movie : EPIC
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Hits the tab key, say : INDENTS
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Grow tiresome : WEAR
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Nincompoop : SIMP
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Environmental sci. : ECOL
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Neat : TIDY
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___ time (golf course slot) : TEE
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Blow it : ERR
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___-European languages : INDO
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School attended by princes : ETON
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Burlesque bit : SKIT
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___-mell : PELL
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Gratis : FREE
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Petri dish gel : AGAR
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"Here ___ again" : IGO
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Macadamia, for one : NUT
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Breaks down grammatically : PARSES
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Lo-fat : LITE
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Actress Rogers who was once married to Tom Cruise : MIMI
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PC shortcut : MACRO
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Egg-shaped : OVOID
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"It follows that ..." : HENCE
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Put a new price on : RETAG
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Politico Bayh : EVAN
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McEntire of country music : REBA
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Molecule building block : ATOM
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Not prerecorded : LIVE
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Monopoly card : DEED
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___ Tafari (Haile Selassie) : RAS
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Beaujolais or Chablis : VIN
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Critic ___ Louise Huxtable : ADA

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