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New York Times, Monday, September 17, 2007

One running away with a spoon, in a children's rhyme

Author:
Sarah Keller
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Sarah Keller

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FJQZ} This is puzzle # 41 for Ms. Keller. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York Times9/17/07 ( No. 21,132 )

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Across
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With 68-Across, bell ringer : AVON
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Doing nothing : IDLE
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Speechify : ORATE
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Fashion designer Rabanne : PACO
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Vehicle on tracks : TRAM
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Pugilist : BOXER
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No. on a bank statement : ACCT
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Grotto : CAVE
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Material for Elvis's blue shoes : SUEDE
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Bell ringer : CHURCHWARDEN
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"California, ___ Come" : HEREI
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Spouse's meek agreement : YESDEAR
28
See 52-Across : ELS
29
Cy Young Award winner Blue : VIDA
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Home that may have a live-in butler : ESTATE
34
Less certain : DICIER
36
Archaeological site : RUIN
37
Bell ringer : PERCUSSIONIST
41
Go backpacking : HIKE
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Inside info for an investor, maybe : HOTTIP
43
Sheep's cries : BLEATS
46
Unskilled laborer : PEON
47
Ordinal suffix : ETH
50
Kids' game involving an unwanted card : OLDMAID
52
With 28-Across, winner of golf's 1997 U.S. Open : ERNIE
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Bell ringer : BICYCLERIDER
58
Org. : ASSOC
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Club that's not a wood : IRON
62
Al or Tipper : GORE
63
Book after Jonah : MICAH
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Emperor who reputedly fiddled while Rome burned : NERO
65
God of love : EROS
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"Lord, ___?" (biblical query) : ISITI
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Pop music's Bee ___ : GEES
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See 1-Across : LADY
Down
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Geronimo's tribe : APACHE
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Poet Lindsay : VACHEL
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Happens : OCCURS
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___ Dame : NOTRE
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Poison ivy symptom : ITCH
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Sketch : DRAW
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___ lamp (1960s novelty) : LAVA
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Manicurist's item : EMERY
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Dwell (on) : OBSESS
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Point A to point B and back : ROUNDTRIP
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Firefighter's tool : AXE
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Slugger Williams : TED
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"Able was I ___ I saw Elba" : ERE
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Honda model : CIVIC
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Joey with the Starliters : DEE
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Waters, informally : EAUS
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Going ___ (fighting) : ATIT
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Stimpy's cartoon pal : REN
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Post-op spot, for short : ICU
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One running away with a spoon, in a children's rhyme : DISH
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Greek fabulist : AESOP
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Heartthrob : DREAMBOAT
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Baptism or bar mitzvah : RITE
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Bit of medicine : PILL
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Squeezed (out) : EKED
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Palindromic tribe name : OTO
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Forty-___ (gold rush participant) : NINER
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"Curb Your Enthusiasm" airer : HBO
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Chinese martial art : TAICHI
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"___ 'em!" : SIC
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"Bewitched" witch : ENDORA
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Steering system component : TIEROD
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Religious dissent : HERESY
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Faulkner's "As I Lay ___" : DYING
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Star in Orion : RIGEL
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Native Canadian : CREE
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Stories passed down through generations : LORE
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1961 space chimp : ENOS
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Pal in Paris : AMI
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___ boom bah : SIS
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Lab field: Abbr. : SCI

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