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SOUNDS OF OLD

New York Times, Sunday, January 14, 2007

Author:
Harvey Estes
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Harvey Estes

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 72 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 106 for Mr. Estes. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 0114 ( 20,886 )
Across
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Eponymous physicist : TESLA
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Mary Kay rival : AVON
10
See 64-Down : CASS
14
Corroborator, maybe : ALIBI
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Drink : OCEAN
20
Ill humor : BILE
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Online initialism : IMHO
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Parts of a routine : JOKES
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Hat with a plume : SHAKO
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Steady, say : BEAU
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Family-gathering time : NOEL
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One year's record : ANNAL
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Like shoes made in St. Louis and finished in New Orleans? : SOLEDDOWNTHERIVER
31
"Bambi" character : ENA
32
Tops : BEST
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2001's "Ocean's Eleven" and others : REMAKES
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Matching : TWIN
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Bear witness : ATTEST
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Fauna : ANIMALS
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Listing : TILTED
42
Part of a parka : HOOD
43
Detroit's Joe Louis ___ : ARENA
44
"Gr-r-ross!" : YECCH
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Old pigskin org. : AFL
46
Got a facial piercing? : HOLEDONESNOSE
51
Danger to divers : EEL
54
Birthplace of the Cyrillic alphabet : BULGARIA
56
Dressing room door figure : STAR
57
"Funny Girl" composer : STYNE
59
Dadaist Max : ERNST
60
Flips : GOESAPE
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Acclaim : KUDOS
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Got by : MADEDO
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Crooks on golf courses : DOGLEGS
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Kind of iron : WAFFLE
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Moon of Uranus : ARIEL
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Diver's hose : AIRLINE
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"Blood and Fire" for the Salvation Army : MOTTO
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Certain finish : MATTE
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Break : TAME
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Bread-for-cake event? : BAKESALE
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Tie indicator : ALL
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Played tenpins in officers' uniforms? : BOWLEDASBRASS
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Good deal : LOT
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___ Falls : IDAHO
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Hides a mike on : WIRES
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Fair shelter : TENT
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Modern site of the capital of ancient Galatia : ANKARA
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Pinkish yellow : APRICOT
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Deepen : DREDGE
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Home paper : DEED
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Freshly consider : RETHINK
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French word of approval : BIEN
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Sacrifice fly stat : RBI
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Walking on hot embers? : GETTINGCOALEDFEET
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Top : OUTDO
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Bothers : AILS
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Familiar sigh : AHME
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Boy in TV's "Life Goes On" : CORKY
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Old war story : ILIAD
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Tennis's Nastase : ILIE
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Jell-O flavor : LIME
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Boring bit : AUGER
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To-do list : TASKS
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Org. in TV's "Adam 12" : LAPD
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Ankh feature : LOOP
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Novel content : PROSE
Down
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Chuck : TOSS
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Parrot : ECHO
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SeaWorld frolicker : SEAL
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Silt locale : LAKEBED
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Some terminals : ANODES
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Superior's title : ABBOT
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Pleasant hotel room feature : VIEW
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Pearl Buck heroine : OLAN
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Elementary particle : NEUTRINO
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Screening locale : CINEMA
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Making no value judgments : AMORAL
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Some oil barons : SHEIKS
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Work out : SOLVE
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Close to closed : AJAR
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First name in horror : LON
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Comment about suddenly thinner mares? : IKNEWTHEYDFOALED
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Small topper : BEANIE
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Easter, e.g. : ISLAND
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Schedule-shifting syst. : DST
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Atlas, e.g. : HEMAN
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Opera singer Simon ___ : ESTES
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Pampering, for short : TLC
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Starring role for John Barrymore and Gregory Peck : AHAB
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Good source of protein : TOFU
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Rang true? : TOLLEDITLIKEITIS
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Painter's calculation : AREA
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Actor Beatty : NED
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They just scrape the surface : ICESKATES
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Made a touchdown : ALIT
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Knight's time : YORE
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Place to get a grip : HANDLEBAR
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Estimator's phrase : ORSO
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City north of Cologne : ESSEN
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Oater transport : STAGE
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Is off guard : NAPS
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Hydroxyl compund : ENOL
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___-majesté : LESE
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Say hey to : GREET
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University of Massachusetts : TUFTS
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"Blame It on the Bossa Nova" singer, 1963 : GORME
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Like some bodies on a beach : OGLED
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Samuel's teacher, in the Bible : ELI
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With 10-Across, popular 1960's-70's singer : MAMA
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Kazakhstan's ___ Sea : ARAL
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Combination lock feature : DIAL
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Cooking vessels : WOKS
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Part of a Lawrence Welk count : ATWO
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"Serpico" author : MAAS
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Writer Harte : BRET
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Dragged out : LONG
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Female name ending : ETTE
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Midwest transfer point : OHARE
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Causing wonder in : AWING
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Line of soldiers needing medical attention : SICKCALL
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"My man!" : BRO
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Little League coach, often : DAD
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"Message received" : TENFOUR
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Nimble : ADROIT
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Distant cloud : NEBULA
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Fifth-century invader : ATTILA
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Avant-garde composer Glass : PHILIP
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Finished, as dishes : RINSED
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Game piece : DIE
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Worker for tips : REDCAP
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Sell online : ETAIL
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Clean up, in a way : BLEEP
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Mercury and Mars : GODS
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Grant's birthplace : OHIO
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Magazine contents : AMMO
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Start of a conclusion : ERGO
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Barely gets, with "out" : EKES
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Phoenician trading center : TYRE
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Former U.S. terr. : DAK

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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