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BABY TALK

New York Times, Sunday, January 13, 2008

Author:
Stella Daily and Bruce Venzke
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 12 for Ms. Daily. This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. Venzke. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0113 ( 21,250 )
Across
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"Come on ... be good, kids" : NOWNOW
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Kind of jacket : FLAK
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Actor Gulager : CLU
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Occurs to, with "on" : DAWNS
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Emulate Earhart : AVIATE
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Bean town? : LIMA
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Alley ___ : OOP
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Traditional whale hunter : ALEUT
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Like some titmice : TUFTED
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Went too far : OVERSHOT
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Pretty cool : NIFTY
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Mark who won the Masters and British Open in 1998 : OMEARA
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The old frontier you and I don't remember? : WESTWEFORGET
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Is covered in dew, perhaps : GLISTENS
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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, e.g. : IRANI
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Longtime Bob Hope broadcaster : NBC
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___ d'amore : OBOE
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Like some traffic : THRU
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Donkey Kong, for one : APE
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Place to gamble in N.Y.C. : OTB
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Job ad abbr. : EOE
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Center of success? : CEE
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Rap's Dr. ___ : DRE
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Climate that's copy-protected by law? : PATENTWEATHER
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Ralph Nader and Ross Perot : ALSORANS
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Brought on : LEDTO
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Sound from a fan : WHIRR
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___ Tunes : LOONEY
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U.K. record label : EMI
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Richness : OPULENCE
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Like some grasses : AWNED
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Porridge ingredients : PEASE
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Scratches (out) : EKES
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Took too many pills, briefly : ODED
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Merlin on an Imax screen? : GIANTWIZARD
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Fall mos. : OCTS
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Currency whose symbol is "$" : PESO
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Like Java man : ERECT
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Lose one's marbles : GOMAD
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What to follow in the forest : FOOTPATH
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Stat for Warren Spahn: Abbr. : ERA
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Pull out formally : SECEDE
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F.B.I. director appointed by Clinton : FREEH
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Jimmy of DC Comics : OLSEN
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Bond poster : BAILSMAN
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Eyelid moistener at a museum? : ARTWINKWETTER
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Some colas, familiarly : RCS
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Small wts. : OZS
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"Well, ___-di-dah!" : LAH
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Asian school of thought : ZEN
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U.S.O. show attendees : GIS
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Cuddly sci-fi critter : EWOK
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Algonquian tongue : CREE
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Court call : LET
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Twangy : NASAL
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Mover left or right : ARROWKEY
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Rouse a beloved English queen? : WAKEVICTORIA
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Nocturnal insect : EARWIG
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Buggy drivers : AMISH
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In the world : EXISTENT
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National airline of Afghanistan : ARIANA
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Coca-Cola trademark : FANTA
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Singer Des'___ : REE
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10-year host of "Entertainment Tonight" : TESH
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Boasts of : VAUNTS
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Seventh-grader, often : TWEEN
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Many, many mos. : YRS
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Pamplona shouts : OLES
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Tangle up (in) : ENMESH
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Group with a secy. gen. : NATO
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Certain gamete : OVUM
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Better half takes the stage? : WIFEGOESON
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Christmas on Capri : NATALE
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"S.N.L." alum Cheri : OTERI
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Married in error? : WEDASTRAY
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Scent maker : FLOWER
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Add pep to : LIVENUP
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"What ___!" ("This place needs cleaning!") : AMESS
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Go-___ : KART
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Able to be followed : COHERENT
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Bath scrubber : LOOFA
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So far : UPTONOW
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"Goll-lee!" : DANG
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Many a "Star Trek" character : ALIEN
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Tush made of shuttle thread? : WEFTBEHIND
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Bit of trail mix : NUT
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Pork place? : STY
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Grabbed surreptitiously : SWIPED
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Graduation or confirmation : RITE
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Following : THEN
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Not just ask : COERCE
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Florida county seat : OCALA
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Not on deck : BELOW
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Had something : ATE
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Go "waaaah!" : BAWL
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Got things wrong : ERRED
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Harriet Beecher Stowe novel : DRED
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Elite : ALIST
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Didn't walk or go by subway, say : TOOKACAB
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___ Epstein, Red Sox G.M. starting in 2002 : THEO
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Mr. Right, with "the" : ONE
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Enjoy the theater : SEEASHOW
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Word before and after "a" : MANO
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Prell competitor : PERT
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Currency exchange abbr. : USD
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Painter Mondrian : PIET
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Milk source : EWE
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Former Israeli president Weizman : EZER
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3.5, e.g.: Abbr. : GPA
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Actress Papas : IRENE
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Viscera : OFFAL
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Rodeo locale : CORRAL
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Stick one's foot in Chardonnay? : TOETHEWINE
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Good winter entree : STEW
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Some toothpastes : GELS
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Where to get a mil. commission : OCS
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Development of amnesia? : MEMORYWANE
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In ___ (stunned) : ADAZE
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None too bright : DENSE
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Illustrator for Charles Dickens : PHIZ
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Fabric that needs serious mending? : SICKWEAVE
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Bequests : LEGACIES
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Circus props : STILTS
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Supposed makers of crop circles : ETS
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Suffix with buck : AROO
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Bird whose name sounds like its soft call : NENE
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Tricks : KNAVERY
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Get more soap suds out of : RERINSE
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Angers : WRATHS
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Metal that may ignite if scratched : CERIUM
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Try : TASTE
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Dr. J was one : SIXER
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Spinning dizzily : AREEL
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Part of DKNY : KARAN
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Tribal chief : KHAN
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"The Simpsons" bus driver : OTTO
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They're not good for QB's : INTS
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Nasty wound : GASH
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Back : AFT
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Big mouth : MAW

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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