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New York Times, Monday, September 11, 2006

Author:
Lynn Lempel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Lynn Lempel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {GQZ} This is puzzle # 20 for Ms. Lempel. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 0911 ( 20,761 )

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Across
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Blind trio in a children's rhyme : MICE
5
Cripples : MAIMS
10
Hindu prince : RAJA
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On the ocean : ASEA
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Eve of "Our Miss Brooks" : ARDEN
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"Be it ___ so humble …" : EVER
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Tenant's monthly check : RENT
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Embroidery, e.g. : NEEDLEWORK
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Crosses (out) : XES
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Wrote fraudulently, as a check : KITED
22
Armored vehicles : TANKS
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Chicago-based TV talk show : OPRAH
25
Actor Bert in a lion's suit : LAHR
27
Lantern usable during storms : HURRICANELAMP
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Snaky curves : ESSES
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Activist Brockovich : ERIN
33
Mauna ___ (Hawaiian volcano) : LOA
36
Like arson evidence : ASHY
37
Bread for breakfast : TOAST
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Bucket : PAIL
40
Prefix with cycle : TRI
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Closed : SHUT
42
Refuse a request : SAYNO
43
Hanukkah food : POTATOPANCAKE
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Dramatist Simon who wrote "Plaza Suite" : NEIL
48
Rewords : EDITS
49
Tolerate : ABIDE
52
Fable writer : AESOP
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Olympic gold-medal runner Sebastian : COE
57
Some makeup : FACEPOWDER
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Alluring : SEXY
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Actor Baldwin : ALEC
61
Hackneyed : TRITE
62
Leg's midpoint : KNEE
63
Hazard : RISK
64
Without the help of written music : BYEAR
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Hankerings : YENS
Down
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Karl who philosophized about class struggle : MARX
2
"Aha!" : ISEE
3
Government suppression of the press : CENSORSHIP
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Have dinner : EAT
5
Nutcase : MANIAC
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Franklin known as the Queen of Soul : ARETHA
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___ fixe (obsession) : IDEE
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Busybodies : MEDDLERS
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Weekend NBC hit, for short : SNL
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Put on the stove again : REWARM
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The Bard's river : AVON
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Bozo : JERK
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Torah holders : ARKS
19
Wharton's "___ Frome" : ETHAN
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___ Kringle : KRIS
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Hunter's target : PREY
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Landed (on) : ALIT
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Summer oppressiveness : HEAT
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SALT I signer : USSR
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"Cool!" : NEATO
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Do some acting : PLAYASCENE
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Sty sound : OINK
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___ vera : ALOE
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Spicy Asian cuisine : THAI
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Criminal activity : OUTLAWRY
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Treaty : PACT
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Precipitous : STEEP
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Small scissor cut : SNIP
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Next up : ONDECK
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Pre-euro Spanish coin : PESETA
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Worshipful one : ADORER
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Way, way off : AFAR
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"___ Ha'i" ("South Pacific" song) : BALI
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Frosty desserts : ICES
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___ Britt on "Desperate Housewives" : EDIE
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Yoked beasts : OXEN
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What the starts of 18-, 27-, 43- and 57-Across all have : EYES
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Wagering loc. : OTB
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Heavens : SKY

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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