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New York Times, Sunday, September 1, 2013

Author: John Farmer
Editor: Will Shortz
John Farmer
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 83 Missing: none – this is a pangram This is puzzle # 30 for Mr. Farmer. NYT links: Across Lite PDF

John Farmer notes: It all started at 1-Across. The genesis was a brief conversation I'd overheard about Washington. 'Which one?' was the question, meaning to clarify whether city or state, but the way my mind works, I thought, ... more
Jeff Chen notes: Genius idea for a Sunday puzzle, a true WITT (Wish I'd Thought of That). The theme answers relate to American currency, so the one-dollar bill is represented by DENZEL WASHINGTON crossing 1 SEC, the ten-dollar ... more
JimH notes: Here are the people in question.
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N
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E
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L
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D
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L
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O
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U
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O
R
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S
A
M
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I
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B
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C
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V
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P
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L
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D
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L
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C
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Y
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R
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O
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M
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C
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A
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Y
A
L
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M
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H
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O
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V
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J
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A
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B
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M
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A
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E
A
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H
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I
M
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F
F
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A
D
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R
C
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Y
O
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A
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B
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Z
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R
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N
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S
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E
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K
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S
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A
C
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D
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T
A
C
O
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D
U
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A
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I
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R
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F
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R
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E
V
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N
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B
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R
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R
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A
W
A
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C
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W
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A
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B
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A
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C
L
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L
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P
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H
E
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O
M
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H
O
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S
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G
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F
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E
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A
R
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E
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D
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O
C
T
A
G
O
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N
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S
W
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A
N
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E
G
G
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K
O
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A
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D
E
A
T
H
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A
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A
L
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R
G
E
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M
O
A
118
N
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N
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E
L
M
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T
S
A
R
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T
121
A
R
G
O
N
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L
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L
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© 2013, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Star of four Spike Lee films : DENZELWASHINGTON
8. Exercised on a track : JOGGED
14. Longtime Ed Asner role : LOUGRANT
18. Birds at a ballpark : ORIOLES
19. 1954 film septet : SAMURAI
20. White: Fr. : BLANC
21. Away, in a way : ONLEAVE
22. Gustav Holst septet : PLANETS
23. Barista's offering : LATTE
24. Cable alternative : DSL
25. [typo not fixed] : SIC
26. Star of a 1981 Broadway revue subtitled "The Lady and Her Music" : HORNE
27. Add one's views : CHIMEIN
29. Style : TASTE
31. Second-in-command: Abbr. : DEP
32. 41-Across athlete : ELI
34. How his-and-hers towels are sold : ASASET
35. "Gossip well told," per Elbert Hubbard : HISTORY
37. Comebacks : RETORTS
39. Bud : MAC
40. Hydrocarbon ending : ANE
41. See 32-Across : YALE
42. Electrical unit, old-style : MHO
45. Webster's second? : VARIANT
47. Quick punch : JAB
50. Author Janowitz : TAMA
52. Bud's place : EAR
53. Strike turf before the ball, in golf : HITITFAT
54. Bye line? : IMOFF
56. Olympic venues : STADIA
58. It may extend for many minutes : ARC
59. Thoughtful exercise : YOGA
60. Overseas market : BAZAAR
62. Tease : FLIRT
63. Unspecified degrees : NTHS
65. Comic strip cries : EEKS
67. Waltzed through : ACED
69. ___ de carne asada : TACO
70. Burj Khalifa locale : DUBAI
72. Joint : REEFER
76. Fashion label ___-Picone : EVAN
78. Prickly sticker : BUR
79. Letter with a limited amount of space : ROOMER
81. Savvy : AWARE
82. Radar reading : VELOCITY
84. Steel giant, formerly : USX
85. Chug : DOWN
87. End of an argument : QED
88. Singer at Obama's 2009 inauguration : ARETHAFRANKLIN
89. Baseball All-Star who was also a football Pro Bowler : BOJACKSON
90. Edamame source : SOYA
92. Cross-state rival of CIN : CLE
93. Arizona's ___ Cienegas National Conservation Area : LAS
94. Hot prospects, say : PHENOMS
97. Home base for many a mission : HOUSTON
99. Like Victorian streets : GASLIT
102. Honorarium : FEE
103. Nirvana's "Come as You ___" : ARE
104. Paid to play : ANTED
107. It has 135-degree angles : OCTAGON
109. Proust title character : SWANN
111. See 115-Across : EGG
112. Campers' letters : KOA
114. ___ by chocolate (popular dessert) : DEATH
115. Certain 111-Across specification : AALARGE
117. Ghostly sound : MOANING
119. First film Tarzan : ELMOLINCOLN
120. White Russian, e.g. : TSARIST
121. 1918's Battle of the ___ Forest : ARGONNE
122. Formula One units : LAPS
123. "The Terminator" co-star : LINDAHAMILTON
124. Neighbor of Archie Bunker : GEORGEJEFFERSON
1. "I ___ it!" (Skelton catchphrase) : DOOD
2. Bond villain ___ Stavro Blofeld : ERNST
3. Popular snack brand : NILLA
4. Actress/screenwriter Kazan : ZOE
5. Stretchiness : ELASTICITY
6. Assesses : LEVIES
7. "Be right there!" : 1SEC
8. Heap : JALOPY
9. Poet Khayyám : OMAR
10. Artillery crewman : GUNNER
11. Founder of the New York Tribune : GREELEY
12. Have something : EAT
13. Tiddlywink, e.g. : DISC
14. Peruvian pack : LLAMAS
15. Warren of "Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia" : OATES
16. Free : UNTIE
17. Rapper who feuded with Ja Rule and Nas : 50CENT
19. Round figure : SPHERE
20. Second-tier, among celebs : BLIST
28. Women's rooms? : HAREMS
30. Actress Belafonte : SHARI
31. With 33-Down, Skeptic's advice ... or a "noteworthy" hint to seven Across answers in this puzzle : DONTTAKEANYOF
33. See 31-Down : ITATFACEVALUE
36. Colorful songbird : TANAGER
38. Brazilian greeting : OLA
39. Pop/rock group with a 2002 hit co-written with Mick Jagger : MATCHBOX20
42. Story coloring? : MEDIABIAS
43. 1980s British band : HAIRCUT100
44. Big deliveries? : ORATORY
45. Paganini or Rachmaninoff : VIRTUOSO
46. "He makes no friend who never made ___": Tennyson : AFOE
47. Schooner sail : JIB
48. Health org. since 1847 : AMA
49. Dickens pen name : BOZ
51. Raiding grp. : ATF
53. Polish the old-fashioned way : HANDRUB
55. Air safety org. : FAA
57. ___-rock : ALT
61. Apotheosizes : REVERES
64. Uncle ___ : SAM
66. Wrap (up) : SEW
68. Hollow : DALE
71. Homemade bomb, for short : IED
73. Web site heading : FAQ
74. Before, in verse : ERE
75. Sanguine : RED
77. Recently : NOTLONGAGO
80. Met, as a challenge : ROSETO
83. "U.S.A." is part of one : CHANT
86. Ended up? : WON
91. Acronym for the hearing-impaired : AMESLAN
92. Louis Armstrong instrument : CORNET
94. "___ Republic" : PLATOS
95. Celebratory gesture : HIGH5
96. Alaska town that is mile 0 of the Iditarod Trail : SEWARD
97. Does a surfboard stunt : HANGS10
98. 1913 Literature Nobelist from India : TAGORE
99. Douglas Hofstadter's "___, Escher, Bach" : GODEL
100. Amtrak bullet train : ACELA
101. Sign of approval : STAMP
105. Scratching (out) : EKING
106. "Meditation XVII" writer : DONNE
108. N.R.A. piece?: Abbr. : NATL
110. Vegas casino with a musical name : ARIA
111. Newsweek, e.g., now : EMAG
113. "Terrible" toddler time : AGE2
116. Auden's "___ Walked Out One Evening" : ASI
118. Often-partnered conjunction : NOR

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