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New York Times, Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Fictional character who cried "Curiouser and curiouser!"

Author:
Mike Buckley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 35 Missing: {JZ} Spans: 2 Minimum word length: 4 This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Buckley. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York Times8/7/12 ( No. 22,918 )
Across
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Empty spaces : GAPS
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Writer Roald who created the Oompa-Loompas : DAHL
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What a landscape painter paints : SCENE
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Father of Thor : ODIN
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Company name whose second letter is capitalized : EBAY
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Photocopier cartridge : TONER
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Saturn's second-largest moon : RHEA
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Stoop : BEND
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Birdlike : AVIAN
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With 38-Across, a complaint : DOCIMADDICTEDTO
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New World cat : OCELOT
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HBO's "Real Time With Bill ___" : MAHER
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Drink named for a certain small stature : NEHI
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Bergman who directed "Wild Strawberries" : INGMAR
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Smell, taste or touch : SENSE
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Partner of legis. and jud. : EXEC
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Plotter against Cassio in "Othello" : IAGO
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See 20-Across : TWITTER
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With 57-Across, response to the complaint : SORRYIM
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Prefix with -gramme : AERO
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Attire for Antonius : TOGA
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Without assistance : ALONE
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Decorative pin : BROOCH
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Shoreline structure : QUAY
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Subject of a painting by Picasso or Rousseau : DREAM
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Entrees brought out with carving knives : ROASTS
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See 40-Across : NOTFOLLOWINGYOU
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Situated near the upper part of the hip : ILIAC
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Mid-March date : IDES
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___ fixation : ORAL
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Capital of Belarus : MINSK
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Gaelic speaker : CELT
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1960s secretary of state Dean : RUSK
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Party throwers : HOSTS
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Jazzy Fitzgerald : ELLA
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Rented living qtrs. : APTS
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Astronaut Cooper, informally : GORDO
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On an ___ basis : ADHOC
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Gun, in slang : PIECE
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Symbol of slowness : SNAIL
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Election year event : DEBATE
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Not yet up : ABED
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Use a whisk on : HANDMIX
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Neighbor of ancient Phrygia : LYDIA
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New York's ___ Island : STATEN
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Beauty on display : COVERGIRL
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Woman's name that means "eat" backward : ENID
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Like Felix, but not Oscar : NEAT
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Puzzler Rubik : ERNO
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"Les Coquelicots" artist : MONET
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Marx brother at a piano : CHICO
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Tarzan or Buck Rogers, e.g. : HERO
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It's sometimes held at a deli : MAYO
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Not fer : AGIN
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Terminus for all roads, in a saying : ROME
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Wound for Cassio : STAB
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Still-life pitcher : EWER
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Actor Robert De ___ : NIRO
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Didn't compromise : STOODFAST
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"Hairy man" in Genesis : ESAU
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One of the Barrymores : ETHEL
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Synthetic material : RAYON
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Hunk on display : GQMODEL
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Some pottery containers : CROCKS
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Bygone record label : ARISTA
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Fictional character who cried "Curiouser and curiouser!" : ALICE
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Ancient Greek marketplace : AGORA
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Staple of IHOP booths : SYRUP
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Breakfast side dish : TOAST
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Is a sore loser, say : SULKS
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"The Secret of ___" (1982 animated film) : NIMH
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Jumble : OLIO
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Biscuit containers : TINS
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Wishing place : WELL

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle.

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