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New York Times, Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Richard Silvestri

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 81, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQXYZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 141 for Mr. Silvestri. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 0905 ( 21,120 )
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It may be held together by twine : BALE
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Bit of broccoli : SPEAR
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Tussle : SCRAP
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___ Turing, the Father of Computer Science : ALAN
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Usher's domain : AISLE
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Incinerator deposit : TRASH
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Do a post office job : SORT
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Prenatal : FETAL
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It leaves the left ventricle : AORTA
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Start of an idle question : IFVEGETARIANSEAT
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Long look : STARE
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Canasta plays : MELDS
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Kon-Tiki Museum site : OSLO
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Mid sixth-century year : DLI
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___-cow : MOO
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Robbie Knievel's father : EVEL
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Blow a mean horn : WAIL
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Ruby's victim : OSWALD
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Middle of the question : VEGETABLESWHATDO
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Book before Jeremiah : ISAIAH
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Drink with tempura : SAKE
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Antelope's playmate : DEER
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Inc., in St. Ives : LTD
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Insolence : LIP
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Rover's pal : FIDO
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Low-fat breakfast dish : MELON
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Cambria, today : WALES
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End of the question : HUMANITARIANSEAT
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Tenth of a decathlon : EVENT
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Manhattan Project result : ABOMB
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Contact at a hospital, say : PAGE
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Pad paper? : LEASE
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Bottom line : TOTAL
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Tropical spot : ISLE
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Went white : PALED
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In need of middle management? : OBESE
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"Bang Bang" singer, 1966 : CHER
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Groundwork : BASIS
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In the air : ALOFT
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Pre-chrysalis stage : LARVA
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Record : ENTER
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Call at first : SAFE
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Painter Mondrian : PIET
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Is, to Isabella : ESTA
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Chili rating unit? : ALARM
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Depended : RELIED
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Miles from Plymouth : STANDISH
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Boxing punch : CROSS
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Few and far between : RARE
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Hammett pooch : ASTA
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Excellent, slangily : PHAT
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Prefix with thermal : GEO
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Licit : ALLOWED
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Language from which "safari" comes : SWAHILI
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Part of a science course : LAB
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Museum display : OILS
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Final check : MATE
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Ye follower : OLDE
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Gas leak giveaway : ODOR
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Satanic : EVIL
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Endow with authority : VEST
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"Zounds!" : EGAD
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Luau favor : LEI
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Fall faller : LEAF
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Chewing gum mouthful : WAD
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Masterful : TALENTED
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Runner with a turned-up nose : SKI
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Victim of ring rot : POTATO
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Have title to : OWN
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Parson's place : MANSE
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Big shot : NABOB
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Molded jelly : ASPIC
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Collar attachment : LEASH
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Top scout : EAGLE
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Have the tiller : STEER
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Fab Four film : HELP
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Part of the eye : UVEA
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Square thing : MEAL
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Learning method : ROTE
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"___ corny ..." : IMAS
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Up to snuff : ABLE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle.

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