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New York Times, Friday, September 26, 2008

Book concerned with the end of the Babylonian captivity

Author:
Barry C. Silk
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 28 Missing: {FJ} Spans: 5, (2 double stacks) This is puzzle # 30 for Mr. Silk. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York Times9/26/08 ( No. 21,507 )
Across
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Reversion to an earlier type : ATAVISM
8
Shout after a knock : ITSOPEN
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King's honor : NOBELPEACEPRIZE
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Where moles may try to dig? : CIAHEADQUARTERS
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Hamburger's course? : ELBE
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Xbox 360 competitor : WII
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Attempt to make out : PEERAT
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Actress Suvari : MENA
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Den ___, Nederland : HAAG
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Ones at home on the range? : BAKERS
27
Victory celebration, of sorts : WARDANCE
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Integrated : ASONE
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Muralist José María ___ : SERT
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Understanding responses : OHS
34
An artificial satellite may have one : STATIONARYORBIT
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Before, briefly : TIL
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Modulate : VARY
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Yield : WAIVE
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"Friends" who aren't really being helpful : ENABLERS
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Basis of some discrimination : GENDER
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Exceptional : RARE
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Bits : TADS
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Stout : HEROIC
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Halo tarnisher? : SIN
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Follow : HEED
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Film about an aristocrat captured by the Sioux : AMANCALLEDHORSE
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Dish named for the queen consort of Italy's Umberto I : PIZZAMARGHERITA
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Ready for the bad news : STEELED
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It's a square : SIXTEEN
Down
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Clear conclusion? : ANCE
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Sweat : TOIL
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Like many of Shakespeare's rhymes : ABAB
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Very strong : VEHEMENT
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Ithaque, e.g. : ILE
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Generates : SPAWNS
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___ circus : MEDIA
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People in this are watched closely: Abbr. : ICU
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Occasion to serve light refreshments : TEAPARTY
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Roll top? : SPREAD
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Katherine ___, 1983-89 Treasurer of the United States : ORTEGA
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Place for loading and unloading : PIER
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Book concerned with the end of the Babylonian captivity : EZRA
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Kite flying destination? : NEST
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Smog stat. : AQI
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"A special laurel ___ go": Whitman : EREI
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Plague : HARRY
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Beat badly : BASTE
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John of "Freaky Friday" : ASTIN
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Sluggish tree-dweller : KOALA
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Models : WEARS
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Passing remark : NOBID
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Vichyssoise garnish : CHIVE
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Vegetable oil, e.g. : ESTER
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Game stopper? : SNARE
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Mastered : OVERCAME
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Was shy : OWED
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Was shy : RANSHORT
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Like the Colossus of Rhodes : BRONZE
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Flock-related : LAICAL
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Leader who said "There is no god higher than truth" : GANDHI
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Model who wrote "The Way to Natural Beauty" : TIEGS
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Occurrences : HAPS
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Release : EMIT
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Deconstruct? : RAZE
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Shooting option, briefly : SLR
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War of 1812 siege site : ERIE
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City SW of Padua : ESTE
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One doing school work? : DEAN
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Sprout : LAD
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Curse : HEX

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