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New York Times, Thursday, September 15, 2005

"___ far far better thing ...": Dickens

Author:
Frank Longo
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Frank Longo

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 37 Missing: {QV} Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzlemakers This is puzzle # 86 for Mr. Longo. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York Times9/15/05 ( No. 20,400 )
Across
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Home free : SAFE
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Condescend : STOOP
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Beam intensely : LASE
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Pristine plot : EDEN
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Caste member, say : HINDU
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Grimm opener : ONCE
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In one's Sunday finest : ALLDRESSEDUP
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Stooge's laugh syllable : NYUK
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Union demand : RAISE
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Interrogate : GRILL
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Rush-hour hour : SIX
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Flamenco guitarist Carlos : MONTOYA
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Antithesis: Abbr. : OPP
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Like, with "to" : COTTON
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Swazi, e.g. : BANTU
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Old paper section : ROTO
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Carousing : WHOOPINGITUP
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Hank of Hollywood : AZARIA
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Like just the draft of an e-mail : UNSENT
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Violet variety : JOHNNYJUMPUP
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A.A.A. and B.B.B., e.g. : ORGS
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Biscotto flavoring : ANISE
48
Jamison of the N.B.A. : ANTAWN
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In position : SET
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Opt not to charge, perhaps : PAYCASH
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Castigate : RIP
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Sword parts : HILTS
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Aria sung by Renato : ERITU
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Burlesque show accessories : BOAS
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What a vertigo sufferer may wonder : WHICHWAYISUP
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Neighbor of the radius : ULNA
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Stomach : ABIDE
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Radar unit? : MASH
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Crane construction : NEST
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In need of a muffler : NOISY
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Something to stage : PLAY
Down
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Retail giant : SEARS
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Two-time loser to Ike : ADLAI
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Name of three popes : FELIX
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Some linemen : ENDS
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Any car, affectionately : SHE
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Bard's contraction : TIS
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Follower of add, slip or come : ONS
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Horatian work : ODE
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A little overweight : PUDGY
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TV's Anderson : LONI
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For even a minute more : ANYLONGER
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Making a bust, maybe : SCULPTING
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Cry in cartoons : EEK
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Riviera's San ___ : REMO
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Follower of Meir and Shamir : RABIN
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"Venice Preserved" dramatist Thomas : OTWAY
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Greatest possible : NTH
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Before-long connection : TOO
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Inspiration for Lennon's "Woman" : ONO
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Tries to hole out : PUTTS
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Toes' woes : CORNS
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Williams of "Happy Days" : ANSON
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15-Across rulers : RAJAS
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Problem linked to CFC's : OZONEHOLE
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Papeete's people : TAHITIANS
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Cocoon residents : PUPAS
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Fumble-fingered : INEPT
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Cousin of a crow : JAY
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Family member, for short : UNC
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Training org.? : MTA
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"That was close!' : WHEW
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Nile spanner : ASWAN
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Coin of Qatar : RIYAL
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"___ far far better thing ...": Dickens : ITISA
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Far from reticent : PUSHY
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D.A.-to-be's hurdle : LSAT
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Alternative to stairs : RAMP
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Hair style : BUN
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"Deadwood" airer : HBO
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Junior's junior : III
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Parts of finan. portfolios : CDS
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"What's the big idea?!" : HEY

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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