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New York Times, Monday, March 22, 2010

Author:
Andrea Carla Michaels
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Andrea Carla Michaels

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQWZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 20 for Ms. Michaels. NYT links: Across Lite
Andrea Carla Michaels notes:

Again, I tried to branch out, this time with anagrams: LEAD, DALE, DEAL as anagrams of LADE. But I wish I had included something about LEDA "transforming" into something else, since according to myth went from human to swan. That would have made it a stronger reveal.

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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 0322 ( 22,049 )
Across
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J.F.K.'s predecessor : DDE
4
Thesaurus creator : ROGET
9
Roil, as the waters : MUDDY
14
Film critic Reed : REX
15
Embarrass : ABASH
16
Licorice flavoring : ANISE
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All around, as on a trip : OVERHILLANDDALE
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Common cold cause : VIRUS
21
Spanish bulls : TOROS
22
Suffix with disk : ETTE
23
Young and feminine : GIRLIE
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Money on a poker table : POT
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"Hel-l-lp!" : SOS
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Dashing actor Flynn : ERROL
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Ho-hum sort : BORE
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"Remember the ___!" : ALAMO
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Horse color : SORREL
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TV show with many doors : LETSMAKEADEAL
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Last words of "Green Eggs and Ham" : SAMIAM
39
Get by logic : INFER
40
"___ a fool to ..." : IDBE
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Passover meal : SEDER
42
Caboodle's partner : KIT
45
Sleepless princess' bane : PEA
46
Heat detector, e.g. : SENSOR
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Walk a hole in the carpet, maybe : PACE
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River of Arles : RHONE
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Richard's partner in the Carpenters : KAREN
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Move into first place in a race : TAKEOVERTHELEAD
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Pillowcase accompanier : SHEET
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Celebrate boisterously : REVEL
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Sense of self-importance : EGO
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Rice field : PADDY
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Rascal : SCAMP
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Fellows : MEN
Down
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Herds : DROVES
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Danny of "Throw Momma From the Train" : DEVITO
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Applies, as pressure : EXERTS
4
Stadium cheers : RAHS
5
Kabuki sash : OBI
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Guy's date : GAL
7
Night school subj. : ESL
8
Buddy Holly's "___ Be the Day" : THATLL
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"The Treasure of the Sierra ___" : MADRE
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Reverse, as an action : UNDO
11
Scattering of an ethnic group : DIASPORA
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Internet connection faster than dial-up : DSL
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"___-haw!" (cry of delight) : YEE
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Street, in Paris : RUE
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"There is ___ in 'team'" : NOI
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Former Texas senator Phil : GRAMM
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"___ la Douce" : IRMA
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First-year players : ROOKIES
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Pitcher Hershiser : OREL
28
___ Aviv : TEL
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"Born Free" lioness : ELSA
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Title before Rabbit or Fox : BRER
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End in ___ (come out even) : ATIE
33
More secure : SAFER
34
German/Polish border river : ODER
35
Stow, as cargo ... or an anagram of the last word of 17-, 35- or 52-Across : LADE
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Started out (on), as a journey : EMBARKED
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Prefix with skeleton : ENDO
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Tiniest drink : SIP
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Contemptuous looks : SNEERS
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N.B.A.'s ___ Abdul-Jabbar : KAREEM
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Period of advancing glaciers : ICEAGE
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Sinew : TENDON
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Like Santa's suit after going through the chimney : SOOTY
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Letter holder: Abbr. : ENV
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Chum : PAL
50
Follow, as advice : HEED
51
Seaweed used as food : KELP
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Recipe amt. : TSP
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"That's brilliant!" : AHA
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___ center (community facility) : REC
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Energy inits. in the South : TVA
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Bottom line? : HEM

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