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A RIVER PUNS THROUGH IT

New York Times, Sunday, January 16, 2011

Author:
Joon Pahk
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 73 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. pahk. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 0116 ( 22,349 )
Across
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Most debonair : SUAVEST
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Cookie with a geographical name : MILANO
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Chocolate substitute : CAROB
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More than just leaning toward : INTENTON
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The Ducks of the N.C.A.A. : OREGON
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Basketmaking material : OSIER
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With 24-Across, why a Midwest river has so many tributaries? : MISSOURI
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See 23-Across : LOVESCOMPANY
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Big name in bubbly : MOET
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Attacks dinner : DIGSIN
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Popular Ford : HARRISON
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Devour, with "up" or "down" : SNARF
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She's prone to brooding : HEN
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Exemplary : STELLAR
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Fop who makes idle sketches of a Chinese river? : YANGTZEDOODLEDANDY
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They're checked at check-in : IDS
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Move, in Realtor-ese : RELO
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Literary title character from the planet Antiterra : ADA
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See 69-Down : ENLAI
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"If you don't meet my demands within 24 hours, I'll blow up a Russian river"? : TOMORROWNEVADIES
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Corner : TRAP
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Not give ___ : ARAP
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Start of a Beatles refrain : OBLADI
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Pained expression? : YOWIE
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Aunt of 1960s TV : BEE
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"I Shot Andy Warhol" actress Taylor : LILI
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Fail to notice : MISS
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Old-timey oath : NERTS
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Life vest worn on a Korean border river? : YALUJACKET
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Piranhas in a German border river? : ODEREATERS
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Speed of sound : MACHI
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___ spell : SITA
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One often going by limo : EXEC
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"American Beauty" director Mendes : SAM
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Corporate shuffling, for short : REORG
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Stand-up guy? : NOSHOW
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___ dixit : IPSE
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Workers : CREW
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Request to an Alaskan river to return to its headwaters? : YUKONGOHOMEAGAIN
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Played one's part : ACTED
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Can of Cornwall? : LOO
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Provoke : GOAD
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Atlanta-based cable inits. : TNT
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Aggressive posturin' on an English river? : THAMESFIGHTINWORDS
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The merchant of Venice : ANTONIO
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Stephen of "The End of the Affair" : REA
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Tad : SKOSH
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Bookish : STUDIOUS
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"Buon ___" : GIORNO
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Dull discomfort : ACHE
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With 123-Across, what minor rivers of Pakistan say at their junctions? : WEREALLINDUS
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See 120-Across : TOGETHER
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Train track beam : IRAIL
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Channel crosser Gertrude : EDERLE
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Connected, as circuit elements : SOLDERED
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Fountain orders : MALTS
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Team whose home ice is the Prudential Center : DEVILS
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V.M.I. athletes : KEYDETS
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N.F.L. commentator Phil : SIMMS
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Labor party? : UNION
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Adrift, say : ATSEA
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Priests' changing room : VESTRY
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U2 collaborator on "Passengers: Original Soundtracks 1" : ENO
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Hold 'em alternative : STUD
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Tubes, e.g. : TORI
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Illinois home of Black Hawk College : MOLINE
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With 11-Down, prehistoric period : IRON
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"My Name is Asher ___" : LEV
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See 9-Down : AGE
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Snacked : NOSHED
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Reachable by pager : ONCALL
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Cold war term of address : COMRADE
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Hopeful : ASPIRANT
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Narrow inlets : RIAS
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Sommelier's prefix : OENO
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___ Mawr : BRYN
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One who doesn't retire early : NIGHTOWL
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Shield border, in heraldry : ORLE
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"___ you!" : SEZ
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Jamie of "M*A*S*H" : FARR
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Pop : SODA
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Lickspittle : TOADY
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Last Julio-Claudian emperor : NERO
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Semiliquid lump : GLOB
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California governor who was recalled in 2003 : DAVIS
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Workers' rights org. : NLRB
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Christine ___, "The Phantom of the Opera" heroine : DAAE
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"Wow!" : YIPE
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2006 World Cup champion : ITALY
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Andrea ___, famous shipwreck : DORIA
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Minute : SMALL
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"Confessions of an English ___-Eater" : OPIUM
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Pinpoint, say : NAME
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Works on copy : EDITS
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Actress Skye : IONE
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It has a big mouth : EWER
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Father, as a mudder : SIRE
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H as in Hera : ETA
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"I thought ___!" ("My feeling exactly!") : SOTOO
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"Shrek!" author William : STEIG
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Unsettle : JAR
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___-deucey : ACEY
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With 47-Across, onetime Chinese premier : CHOU
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2009 sci-fi role for Chris Pine : KIRK
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- : DASH
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Hemingway, once : EXPAT
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Fly catcher : RESIN
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Whiff : SCENT
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Expensive bar : INGOT
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Silly singing : SCAT
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Main : ARCH
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Prefix with carpal : META
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___ apparatus (cell organelle) : GOLGI
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School whose motto is Latin for "Never tickle a sleeping dragon" : HOGWARTS
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"Typee" sequel : OMOO
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Rock, in modern lingo : WEAR
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Cry of accomplishment : WEMADEIT
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Neighborhood west of the Bowery : NOHO
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Kicks in : ADDS
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Stonewallers' statements : DENIALS
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Acronym for a small-runway aircraft : STOL
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Sent to the free-throw line : FOULED
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Like some jokes and jobs : INSIDE
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Van Gogh painting that sold for a record $53.9 million in 1987 : IRISES
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Prefix with con : NEO
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Cut a fine figure? : SKATED
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Earth shade : OCHRE
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0.2% of a ream : SHEET
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Tends, as sheep : HERDS
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1960s dance, with "the" : SWIM
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Trillion: Prefix : TERA
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Risk territory east of Ukraine : URAL
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Rook : GULL
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Cozy corner : NOOK
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Look badly? : OGLE
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The Silver State: Abbr. : NEV
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Soft & ___ : DRI
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Ice cream mogul Joseph : EDY

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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