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MAGIC SQUARE

New York Times, Sunday, January 13, 2013

Author:
Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Elizabeth C. Gorski

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 132, Blocks: 80 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 200 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 0113 ( 23,077 )
Across
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Sting : CONJOB
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Makes a love connection? : HOOKSUP
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Like Big Mama Thornton's "Hound Dog" : BLUESY
20
Inclined : ASLOPE
21
Mollify : APPEASE
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Limestone variety : OOLITE
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Middle row : THREEFIVESEVEN
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Ones getting hit on at salsa clubs? : BONGOS
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File extensions : TABS
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Gen. Bradley : OMAR
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Sledge who sang "When a Man Loves a Woman" : PERCY
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Master : SAHIB
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Stretched, in a way : CRANED
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Nesting place for a bird : EAVE
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Horned Frogs' sch. : TCU
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Like magic squares : MATHEMATICAL
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Investor's bottom line : NETCOST
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"Spider-Man" director Sam : RAIMI
45
Numerical prefix : TETRA
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Eco-conscious : GREEN
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Like letters marked "Return to sender" : UNREAD
49
Pizza topper : SAUSAGE
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Author of "Unto the Sons" : TALESE
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Poison hemlock or Queen Anne's lace : BIENNIAL
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When the Festival de Cannes opens : MAI
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"Peace ___ hand" : ISAT
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Comic actor Jacques : TATI
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Company closing? : INC
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Silent screen star Naldi : NITA
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Winging it? : INFLIGHT
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Back door : REAREXIT
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Lift : BUOY
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"I'm impressed!" : OOH
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Woodstock artist Guthrie : ARLO
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P.T.A.'s concern: Abbr. : EDUC
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Atlanta Braves' div. : NLE
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Knee-length hip-hop shirts : TALLTEES
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Mother who was a Nobelist : TERESA
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Skeleton section : RIBCAGE
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Rotating surveying tool : YLEVEL
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Hollywood's Patricia and others : NEALS
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"It Happened One Night" director : CAPRA
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Abruptly calls off plans, say : BAILS
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Show some irritation : BRISTLE
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See 119-Across : HORIZONTALLY
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Published : RAN
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Chorus after "All in favor" : AYES
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Road sign that may elicit a groan : DETOUR
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Used, as a dinner tray : ATEON
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Dance instruction : STEPS
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Ditch-digging, e.g. : TOIL
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___-Seltzer : ALKA
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Hip : WITHIT
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With 98-Across, 34-Down and 48-Down, what each line in the center square should do : ADDUPTOFIFTEEN
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Like some unexciting bids : LOWISH
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One who's beyond belief? : INFIDEL
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Revolutionary figure? : PLANET
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High-hat : SNOOTY
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Tennis Hall-of-Famer born in Bucharest : NASTASE
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Get ready to ride, with "up" : SADDLE
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Women's suffrage leader Carrie Chapman ___ : CATT
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Workplace welfare org. : OSHA
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Workplace rights org. : NLRB
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"Eat at ___" (classic sign) : JOES
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Unlock, to a poet : OPE
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One of two photos in an ad : BEFORE
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Where Ponce de León died : HAVANA
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Bernstein's "Candide," for one : OPERETTA
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Black ___ : OPS
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Stay fresh : KEEP
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Pitcher's datum : SAVE
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Friendly introduction? : USER
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Parts of pounds : PENCE
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Short cut : BOB
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Leaves out of the bag? : LOOSETEA
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Bone connected to the oblique cord : ULNA
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Top row : EIGHTONESIX
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Ancient Greek school : STOICS
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Start of an agreement that's not really an agreement : YESBUT
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Muslim leader : IMAM
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Light side : YANG
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Tuscan export : CHIANTI
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Prie-___ (kneeling bench) : DIEU
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See 119-Across : VERTICALLY
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Gershwin's "The ___ Love" : MANI
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Suffix with zillion : AIRE
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Fed. agents : TMEN
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Price abbr. : CTS
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Coach Parseghian : ARA
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Trail : LAG
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Singer Dion : CELINE
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Hitch : RUB
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See 119-Across : DIAGONALLY
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Snake along : SLITHER
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Oil-rich land : EMIRATE
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H.S. senior's exam, once : SATI
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Division politique : ETAT
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Playwright Fugard : ATHOL
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Beginning of ___ (watershed moment) : ANERA
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"Yeah, that'll happen" : IBET
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Many a Rubens subject : NUDE
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Bottom row : FOURNINETWO
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Parisian schools : LYCEES
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Sports car feature : ROLLBAR
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Greenish shade : TEAL
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84-Down's doings : EVIL
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Slippery : EELY
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Mercedes models : SLS
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Worshiper with a pentagram : SATANIST
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German pronoun : ICH
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Steamed bun in Chinese cookery : BAO
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E.M.T. training : CPR
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Drought-prone : ARID
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Newspapers : GAZETTES
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Dates : SEES
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Donnybrooks : BRAWLS
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Mete out : RATION
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Co-star of "The Stunt Man" : OTOOLE
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"There Is ___ ..." (song by the Cure) : NOIF
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Monet's Dutch subjects : TULIPS
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Laundry problem : STAIN
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The Wright brothers' home : OHIO
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"Hairspray" role : EDNA
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Some e-mail attachments : PDFS
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Diamonds, e.g. : SUIT
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Somewhat : ATAD
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Impart : LEND
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Bow attachment : KEEL
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Price to play : ANTE
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Commandment adjective : THY
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Hand-held organizer, in brief : PDA
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Hollywood's home: Abbr. : FLA

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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