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New York Times, Saturday, April 19, 2008

Author:
Bob Klahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Bob Klahn

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 27 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 55 for Mr. Klahn. NYT links: Across Lite
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Across
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Lock combination? : COIF
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"L'Orfeo" composer : MONTEVERDI
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It means everything : OMNI
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Compulsive shopper : ONIOMANIAC
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Seeks change? : BEGS
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20th-century scandal : TEAPOTDOME
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Poor devil : WRETCH
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Court calls : LETS
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List on a society calendar : DOS
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Net sales : ETAIL
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Product once advertised as "Ice-cold sunshine" : COKE
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Bicycle pack : DECK
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Birthplace of Sert and Miró : BARCELONA
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Bread : MOOLA
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"A Clockwork Orange" instrument : MOOG
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"La Bohème" setting : GARRET
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"Casablanca" screenwriter Julius or Philip : EPSTEIN
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Reason : PURPOSE
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Dawn observance : MATINS
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Like a raspberry bush stem : CANY
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Folds : PLIES
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Giant perissodactyls : RHINOCERI
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Lush sounds : HICS
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Stooge : FOIL
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Like M, L or XL : ROMAN
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Call upon : ASK
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Spongelike cake : BABA
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"I said that's enough!" : DROPIT
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Mixture : SALMAGUNDI
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Council of ___, 1409 : PISA
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Visionary : IDEALISTIC
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Lassie creator Knight : ERIC
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Windy? : SERPENTINE
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Check for letters : RENT
Down
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Network seen in many homes, and not proudly : COBWEB
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"The Last Don" sequel : OMERTA
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Engaged : INGEAR
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Boxing-related : FISTIC
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Phototropic flier : MOTH
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It's next to nothing : ONE
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"Love Jones" actress, 1997 : NIALONG
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City whose name is Siouan for "a good place to grow potatoes" : TOPEKA
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Engage in cabotinage : EMOTE
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Drums : VATS
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Heel : END
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Western Sahara region : RIODEORO
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Flattering courtier who changed places with the tyrant Dionysius, in Greek legend : DAMOCLES
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Blade holder : ICESKATE
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Only starting pitcher since 1971 to win a league M.V.P. award : CLEMENS
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Cousin of a kinkajou : COON
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Hamlet : DORP
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"Such Good Friends" novelist Gould : LOIS
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Writer of the story upon which "All About Eve" is based : MARYORR
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"Treasure Island" character : GUNN
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What "!" provides : EMPHASIS
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Defensive structure : PALISADE
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Person not easily budged : STICKLER
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Makes ends meet? : TIES
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Something well-placed? : PAIL
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It could end up in a fiasco : CHIANTI
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Powerful : ROBUST
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Big maker of tires : COOPER
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Neoclassic style : EMPIRE
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Dark purplish blue : RAISIN
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Whole : INTACT
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Dickens's "merry old gentleman" : FAGIN
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Make a bundle : BALE
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Cut to bits : DICE
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Relief provider, maybe : MAP
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Roar : DIN

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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