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New York Times, Thursday, August 31, 2006

"Protect mine innocence, ___ fall into the trap …": "King Henry VIII"

Author:
Patrick Merrell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {BJQVWXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 60 for Mr. Merrell.
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© 2006, The New York Times8/31/06 ( No. 20,750 )
Across
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Person of letters? : PENPAL
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Picker-uppers : PEPPILLS
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Pique : AROUSE
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Prairie State : ILLINOIS
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Peanut brittle base : TOFFEE
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Puts faith in : COUNTSON
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Preceders of G : CDEF
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Pusan soldier : ROK
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Pair of filmmaking brothers : COENS
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Perfidious clerk in "David Copperfield" : HEEP
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Practically no time : AFLASH
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Pamphlet with a "Draw Me" challenge : ARTTEST
29
Pageantry : POMP
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Phoenix neighbor : MESA
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Paternity identifier : DNA
36
Personal: Prefix : IDIO
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Pretty souvenir : PICTUREPOSTCARD
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Play's ___'acte : ENTR
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"Protect mine innocence, ___ fall into the trap …": "King Henry VIII" : ORI
43
Portree's isle : SKYE
44
Port-of-call call : AHOY
45
Pay no heed to smoking rules : LIGHTUP
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Parisian thought : PENSEE
49
Paulina's "other" : OTRA
53
Paper towel-touting waitress : ROSIE
57
Pisa monk's title : FRA
58
Peter Sellers parodied him in "Murder by Death" : CHAN
59
Pair on a head : ANTENNAE
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"Princess Ida" follow-up operetta, with "The" : MIKADO
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Pacific wriggler : SEASNAKE
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PC info : USERID
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Pulsating sound, informally : PITTYPAT
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Potato, meat and sauce dish : POTPIE
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Pirate's eye cover : PATCH
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Partly eat away : ERODE
3
"Payment not required" : NOFEE
4
Pepperidge Farm offering : PUFFPASTRY
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Peer Gynt's mother : ASE
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Profligately eye : LEERAT
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Preserved food in jars : PICKLEDPIGSFEET
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Pop grp. heard in "Xanadu" : ELO
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Phenomena or personae: Abbr. : PLU
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Practice economy, when preceded by 48-Down : PINCH
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Preoccupied with : INTO
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Place last, say : LOSE
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Pride member : LION
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Payroll dept. ID's : SSNS
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Poetic adverb : OFT
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"… perhaps comes ___ surprise …" : ASNO
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Penn. and others : STAS
28
President Johannes ___ of Germany, 1999-2004 : RAU
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Petty criminal : PICKPOCKET
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Performer with Krupa and Kenton : ODAY
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Peat source : MIRE
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Plant container, when preceded by 37-Down : POD
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Phu My Hung site, Ho Chi ___ City : MINH
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Plasm prefix : ECTO
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Preceder of 32-Down : PEA
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Part : ROLE
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Poetic name for Ireland : ERIN
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Pedagogical inits. in Nashville : TSU
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Part of H.M.S. : HER
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Partner (with) : TEAMUP
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Preceder of 10-Down : PENNY
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"Push Comes to Shove" choreographer : THARP
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Projections from a central point : RADII
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Positive end : ANODE
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Prisoner's tool for escape : RASP
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"Phew! Finally ___ know!" : ONEI
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P.D.Q., to a surgeon : STAT
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Pluck or hair extension? : IEST
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Pile : NAP
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Pseudonym lead-in : AKA
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Prefix with propyl : ISO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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