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New York Times, Friday, August 18, 2006

Lincoln's description of pre-Civil War America … or a hint to the circled letters

Author:
Joe DiPietro
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joe DiPietro

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 32 Missing: {BQXZ} This is puzzle # 90 for Mr. DiPietro.
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© 2006, The New York Times8/18/06 ( No. 20,737 )
Across
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Predicament : SPOT
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Tots' pops : DADAS
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See 12-Down : PLAY
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Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference team : IONA
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Rice/Lloyd Webber work : EVITA
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It's part of P.R. : RICO
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Backup troops : RELIEFARMY
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Dying words : ETTU
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Sweet German bread : STOLLEN
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Its use might leave you out of gas : SIPHON
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Old computer networking protocol : OPENTRANSPORT
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One way to be repaid : INKIND
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Torment : AGONY
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Tiptop, in hip-hop : SOOPA
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Steve ___, 1980 Olympic gold-medalist runner : OVETT
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"Fat chance!" : HAH
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Musical instruction : ADUE
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Where "Aida" debuted : CAIRO
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Captured, after "on" : TAPE
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In addition : YET
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Starch sources : TAROS
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Provide food for : CATER
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Overseas carrier : CAMEL
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Wags : JOKERS
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Lincoln's description of pre-Civil War America … or a hint to the circled letters : AHOUSEDIVIDED
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Brown v. Board of Education city : TOPEKA
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Movable belonging : CHATTEL
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"___ charmant!" : TRES
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Turn up on the beach : WASHASHORE
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Religious inscription : INRI
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Bypass : AVOID
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Enthralled : AGOG
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Shade of blue : CYAN
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Cries out : YELPS
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Junk : TOSS
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Paul McCartney and others : SIRS
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Foot specialist? : POET
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Watching : ONLOOKOUT
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Engine attachment : TAILPIPE
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Stand up for : DEFEND
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Opposite of après : AVANT
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Board member: Abbr. : DIR
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Bill holder : ATM
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Refuses : SAYSNOTO
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Lacoste-wearing, maybe : PREPPY
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Affordable artwork, perhaps : LITHO
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One in a 10-Across : ACTOR
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Baseball Hall-of-Famer Robin : YOUNT
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Actress Verdugo : ELENA
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Fails to be : ISNT
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Literally, "little turnips" : RAVIOLI
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New ___ (certain occultists) : AGERS
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"Well, well," to Wellington : ISAY
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Knot : NODE
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Four-___ boat : OARED
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Didn't like leaving : HATEDTOGO
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Little, e.g. : APER
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One of a matched set : HERS
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Left : CAMEAWAY
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Words of defiance : TAKETHAT
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Mission : TASK
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Notes at the end? : CODAS
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Makes aware : CUESIN
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Crusades : JIHADS
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Where Christmas decorations go up in summer? : ATTIC
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Ceratoid : HORNY
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Word with light or horse : OPERA
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Screening device : VCHIP
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"Aeneid" figure : EROS
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Endurance : LEGS
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Greetings from Galba : AVE
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Staff note : SOL

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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