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Actually Spoken By 121-Across

New York Times, Sunday, January 10, 1999

Author:
David J. Kahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David J. Kahn

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 142, Blocks: 74 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 46 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 0110 ( 17,960 )
Across
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Question for Poirot : WHO
4
Do away with : SCRUB
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Twinges : PANGS
14
Braces : TWOS
18
His greeting at the Vatican : HELLOPOPE
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___ Gay : ENOLA
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1914 battle site : MARNE
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With 115-Across, his protest about always being quoted : IREALLYDIDNTSAY
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Élève's place : ECOLE
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Demand at a breakup : LEAVE
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"I'll get right ___!" : ONIT
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Valuable Scrabble tile : ESS
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Some TV's : SONYS
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Sight from Messina : ETNA
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Scale notes : TIS
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Idle talk, so to speak : GAS
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___-you-please (not tied down) : GOAS
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Skedaddle : GIT
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Clangor : DIN
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It pours but doesn't rain : URN
39
With 68- and 97-Across, his comment while driving to Cooperstown : WERELOST
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Alphabet trio : MNO
42
It makes a racket : CATGUT
44
Real estate account : ESCROW
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Site of ancient Miletus : IONIA
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With 86-Across, his query after a sudden downpour : WHERESTHAT
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Group of notes sung on one syllable : MELISMA
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Old Eur. conflict : WWI
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Punt, for one : BOAT
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747 letters : TWA
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Old hat : DATED
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Carbolic acid : PHENOL
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Rope with a loop : RIATA
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El océano, por ejemplo : AGUA
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"There you ___" : ARE
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Radiation dosage : REM
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See 39-Across : BUTWEREMAKING
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Folks : KIN
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___ treadmill : ONA
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"Star Wars" lovely : LEIA
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Cola choice : PEPSI
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Make gloomy : DEJECT
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After-theater destination? : VIDEO
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Year of Clovis I's death : DXI
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Suffix with refer : ENCE
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O.T. book : ISA
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How some warnings are given : STERNLY
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See 48-Across : COMINGFROM
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Put on : STAGE
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Centers of interest : MECCAS
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Foppish : LADIDA
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Green : ECO
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See 39-Across : GOODTIME
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Crackerjack : ACE
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Devil's end? : ISH
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Road warning : SLO
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It may be grand : TOUR
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That girl in "That Girl" : ANN
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Baseball's Master Melvin : OTT
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Quash : VETO
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Cabaret band : COMBO
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Draw from : TAP
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Word before house or hall : TOWN
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Big troublemaker : SATAN
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Light ___ : ASAIR
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See 22-Across : EVERYTHINGISAID
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Small change : PENNY
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Network, e.g. : AIRER
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Source of all the quotes in this puzzle : YOGIBERRA
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Ice cream brand : EDYS
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Gray shade : TAUPE
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High-hatters : SNOBS
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"Let's do it!" : YES
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Passed, with "away" : WHILED
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Inquisition target : HERETIC
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1992 David Mamet play : OLEANNA
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Flounder's cousin : SOLE
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Mil. rank : CPL
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Mr. Rogers : ROY
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Swept hairstyles : UPDOS
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60's event : BEIN
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One of five rulers : PENTARCH
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Farm worker : ANT
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Plane part : NOSE
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Major shipbuilding city : GLASGOW
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Dicta : SAYSOS
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Sonora snack : TACO
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See 53-Down : WRONGMISTAKES
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His reaction to the election of a Jewish mayor in Dublin : ONLYINAMERICA
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Follows through on : SEESTO
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Hot issue : LAVA
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Imbroglio : MESS
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Word in many magazine titles : DIGEST
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Loyal : TRUEBLUE
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Emcee's forte : INTRO
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Hospital supplies : SERA
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Play to ___ : ATIE
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Critic's pan : UGH
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Certain terrier, informally : WESTIE
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1990's Senate leader : LOTT
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Double : TWIN
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Senescence : OLDAGE
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Peeples of TV's "Fame" : NIA
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Auricular problem : EARWAX
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Early stargazers? : MAGI
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Make ___ in : ADENT
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What he liked best about school : WHENITSCLOSED
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With 15-Down, his take on why the Yankees lost the 1960 World Series : WEMADETOOMANY
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Kind of hours : WAKING
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Can. divisions : PROVS
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Geometric figure : OBLONG
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Klee contemporary : ARP
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Driver's helper? : TEE
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Concert prop : AMP
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Opposite of ham : UNDERACT
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Clean (up) : TIDY
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In ___ (somehow) : ASENSE
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Hendrix of 60's rock : JIMI
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Horse-and-buggy ___ : ERA
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Sewed up : ICED
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Uncommon major : CFLAT
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Big name in construction : LEGO
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Numerical prefix : OCTA
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Trapper John's last name : MCINTYRE
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Answer to an accusation, maybe : IAMNOT
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Copland's "Symphonic ___" : ODE
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Brno is its principal city : MORAVIA
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Low-cal : DIETARY
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"Steps in Time" autobiographer : ASTAIRE
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Slip away : ESCAPE
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Beat at dinner : OUTEAT
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Civics, e.g. : HONDAS
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Sir Robert Peel, notably : TORY
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Reason for tears? : ONION
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Still life subject : VASE
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Containers : BINS
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Mountainous land : PERU
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Explanations : WHYS
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They're all in the family : SIBS
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Elephant fan: Abbr. : REP
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Vietnam's ___ Dinh Diem : NGO
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Male cat : GIB

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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