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HALF AND HALF

New York Times, Sunday, January 12, 2003

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 76 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 40 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 0112 ( 19,423 )
Across
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Fluffy accessory : BOA
4
San Antonio landmark : ALAMO
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Military org. with the motto "Per ardua ad astra" : RCAF
13
Intensified, as sound : AMPED
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Telephone man : BELL
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Second part : TIGER
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First name in jazz : ELLA
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Thomas of 1960's-70's TV : MARLO
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Like some adapters : ACDC
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It makes your face red : ROUGE
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High time? : NOON
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"The results ___!" : AREIN
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First part : GASOLINE
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President who won a Nobel Peace Prize : SADAT
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When most people retire : NIGHT
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For example : SUCHAS
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First part : PRIM
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Second part : FABULOUS
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Hard drive needs? : SHOCKS
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Simplifies : EASES
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Chop ___ : SUEY
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Earth sci. : GEOL
41
Pays attention : HARKS
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Occurring every other leap year, say : OCTENNIAL
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"___-hoo!" : YOO
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Redeye : WHISKEY
51
Diamond and Simon : NEILS
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Telephoto lens user, maybe : SPY
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Patriots' org. : NFL
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Violet of many colors : PANSY
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Time magazine called him "The Texan Who Conquered Russia" : VANCLIBURN
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Rapidity : HASTE
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Monastery sound : CHANT
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Like most store-bought clothing : SIZED
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Up in the air : IFFY
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Blend of two parts : PORTMANTEAU
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Dodge : RUSE
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Window hider : DRAPE
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Take-home for Bowser : TBONE
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Expensive violin, for short : STRAD
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First part : TELEVISION
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Bandleader's call : HITIT
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Rte. that'll cost you : TPK
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Two-time loser to D.D.E. : AES
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Cornice bracket : ANCON
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Philosophical theory first advanced by Leucippus and Democritus : ATOMISM
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Amber, e.g. : ALE
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Eric the Red explored it : GREENLAND
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First part : MOTOR
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Planner's problem : SNAG
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New-___ : AGER
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Suffix with land or sea : SCAPE
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Service lines? : EULOGY
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Built up : ACCRETED
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Scott Turow's first book : ONEL
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Second part : POMELO
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R. J. Reynolds brand : DORAL
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First part : DRAMA
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Vine with large flower clusters : WISTERIA
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Early calculators : ABACI
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Tributary of the Seine : OISE
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Popular "jam band" : PHISH
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Harrow blade : DISK
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Closet eaters : MOTHS
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Decamped : FLED
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Jiggly comestible : JELLO
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Some soldiers : ANTS
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Fall of winter : SLEET
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Skin : FLAY
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Piece of candy : SWEET
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"Indubitably" : YES
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Owing to : BECAUSEOF
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Group that dislikes whippersnappers : OLDSCHOOL
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Second part : ALCOHOL
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In a bad spot : ATRISK
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First part : LION
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Shivery fever : AGUE
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Columnist Greenfield : MEG
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Tramcar load : ORE
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Change the identity of : RENAME
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Dummkopf : CLOD
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"Half ___ is better than none" : ALOAF
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First part : FANTASTIC
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Helper who takes dictation : AMANUENSIS
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Noted Andy Warhol subject : MARILYN
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Ragú rival : PREGO
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Diplomat Root : ELIHU
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List of house rules, maybe : DONTS
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Trousers, slangily : BAGS
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Fond du ___, Wis. : LAC
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Second part : SISSY
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Like morning news people : PERKY
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Toothed tool : RAKE
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Union general at Shiloh : BUELL
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Literally, "way of the gods" : SHINTO
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Voiced : SONANT
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Ob-___ : GYN
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Claim : ASSERTION
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Hundredth of a lira : CENTESIMO
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Axiom developer : ISUZU
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___-ski : APRES
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Old "Hollywood Squares" celeb : LYNDE
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F.D.R. creation of 1935 : WPA
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Door securer : HASP
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Rooftop sight : VANE
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Country singer? : BIRD
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It's hard to live up to : HYPE
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"Follow us!" : CMON
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Dynasty after the Ch'in : HAN
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Convention handout : IDTAG
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Less controlled : FREER
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F on a test paper : FALSE
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Low-risk investment choice : TBONDS
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Habiliments : ATTIRE
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"Mila 18" author : URIS
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Second part : EVANGELIST
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Distributor of rcpts. : ATM
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Entrance : INLET
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Cowed : SCAREDOFF
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Second part : HOTEL
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First part : TANGERINE
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Deejays consult them : PLAYLISTS
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Beer holder : KEG
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Appliance company in Iowa : AMANA
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Drink heavily : TOPE
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Otalgia : EARACHE
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In the foreseeable future : SOMEDAY
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Second part : COMEDY
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Result : UPSHOT
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Tract : LOT
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"1776" role : ADAMS
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Old programming language : COBOL
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Farmer's market container : CRATE
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It turns a bit : DRILL
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Fair ___ (Civil War battle site) : OAKS
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On a brig : ASEA
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Trick : WILE
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"Survivor" setting : ISLE
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What to wear while out? : PJS
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Hack : HEW

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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