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ME ME ME ME ME!

New York Times, Sunday, January 19, 2003

Author:
Eric Berlin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Eric Berlin

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 72 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Berlin. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 0119 ( 19,430 )
Across
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Picnic staples : SLAWS
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Lose ground : ERODE
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Gentlemen : SIRS
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Graduate's desire : JOB
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Biblical measure : CUBIT
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Chiantis, e.g. : VINOS
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Work with the hands : KNEAD
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Athos or Porthos, e.g. : AMI
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"The George & ___ Show" (old talk show) : ALANA
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Dead to the world : INERT
25
Sister of Olga and Masha, in Chekhov : IRINA
26
Bag : NAB
27
Pulitzer-winning cartoonist of 1948 : RUBEGOLDBERG
30
Tea-making gadgets : INFUSERS
32
Pool contents? : GENES
33
X : MARK
35
1924 Ferber novel : SOBIG
36
In a big way : MAJORLY
39
Putt-putt : MINIATUREGOLF
43
Lebanese, say : ARAB
44
Sammy Davis Jr.'s "___ Can" : YESI
46
"The Fugitive" pursuer : GERARD
47
Song sung by candlelight, perhaps : NOEL
48
Certain support : STILT
50
Stranded and sad : LONESOME
52
Gnatlike insect : MIDGE
53
First president to marry while in office : TYLER
54
___-tiller : ROTO
55
Windy City transports : ELS
56
Palestine, long ago : CANAAN
57
Rich dessert : TIRAMISU
60
Unkempt hair : MOP
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46-Across and others : LTS
62
Some alerts, for short : APBS
65
Possible alternative title for this puzzle : EGOCENTRISM
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Wild plum : SLOE
70
Indochinese language : LAO
71
Carol contraction : TIS
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Tricky pitch : CHANGEUP
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Symbol of cuteness : BUTTON
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High points: Abbr. : MTS
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Those, to Tomás : ESOS
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Suave competitor : PRELL
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Notwithstanding that, informally : ALTHO
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Luau fish : MAHIMAHI
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"Calvin and Hobbes" girl : SUSIE
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Rosetta's locale : NILE
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Like pets, ideally : DOCILE
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Lohengrin's bride : ELSA
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Naval noncoms : CPOS
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Exciting hockey finishes : OVERTIMEGOALS
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Saint-___ (Loire's capital) : ETIENNE
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Freak : GOAPE
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"___ Devil in His Own Home Town" (classic song) : HESA
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Getting rid of : AXING
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Leading, as a band : FRONTING
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Cars and refrigerators, e.g. : DURABLEGOODS
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With 62-Down, a legendary pro wrestler : LOU
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Be accepted by : ENTER
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Best-selling biography of 1934 : RELEE
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Modern factory sight : ROBOT
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Abbr. in car ads : APR
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It brings rain to the Rhein : STURM
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Utopias : EDENS
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Not disparately : ASONE
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Turner of TV channels : TED
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Breaking a mirror, maybe? : OMEN
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Files : SORTS
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Runs into : MEETS
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Sign of damage : SCAR
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Lollapalooza : LULU
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Simple rhyme scheme : ABAB
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They have feet and stems : WINEGOBLETS
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Broadway person : STAGER
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Bad look : EVILEYE
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Outer layers : RINDS
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Certain ground-floor apartment : ONEB
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Lettuce : DOREMI
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Isolate, emotionally : ESTRANGE
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Word with bum or bunny : SKI
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Cross inscription : INRI
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Cover again : REINSURE
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Isabel who co-starred in "The Jeffersons" : SANFORD
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Author of "In the Shadow of Man" : JANEGOODALL
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Jerusalem's Mosque of ___ : OMAR
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Lobster house supplies : BIBS
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Flavorful French stew : DAUBE
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Just : ONLY
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Hall-of-Fame QB Bob : GRIESE
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A security guard might ask you to do this : SIGNIN
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Pope John Paul II's real first name : KAROL
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Schooner part : MAST
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More than creative : ARTY
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Monopoly square : JAIL
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Causing constriction of the pupils : MIOTIC
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Woolen caps : TAMS
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Smoothly : LEGATO
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Strip, as a whale : FLENSE
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Films may be shown in it : SLOMO
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Prefix with -plex : TRI
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Smoke detector? : NOSE
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Plot out : MAP
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Poverty, so to speak : RAGS
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Beckoning word : COME
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This pulls a bit : REIN
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The Tar Heels: Abbr. : UNC
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E-mail: Abbr. : MSGS
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See 110-Across : ALBANO
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Pope after Marcellus II : PAULIV
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Natural container : BOTTLEGOURD
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Mother of Helios : THEA
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Itchy spots : RASHES
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How tuna may be packed : INOIL
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Attraction at the Evergreen Aviation Museum : SPRUCEGOOSE
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Moreover : TOO
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Pkg. deliverer : UPS
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Actress Charlize : THERON
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Nutmeg-based spice : MACE
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Wing alternative : THIGH
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Like fodder, in the winter : SILOED
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Part of ABC : ESPN
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Zodiac symbol : LION
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___-majesté : LESE
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Campaign need : MOMENTUM
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Appraises : MEASURES
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Take a bit from, as savings : DIPINTO
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Neuter : SEXLESS
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Even, after "in" : ATIE
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Family on "Soap" : TATES
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City on the Rio Grande : LAREDO
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R & B singer James : INGRAM
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Has ___ for (is skilled at) : ABENT
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Fizzless : FLAT
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Catch, in a way : ROPE
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"Chicago" star, 2002 : GERE
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Oakland A, e.g. : ALER
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Orchestra seat : OBOE
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"No!" : DONT
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Holy Fr. women : STES
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Former White House inits. : RMN

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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