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WHAT PEOPLE MIGHT SAY BEFORE DOING THIS PUZZLE

New York Times, Sunday, January 2, 2005

Author:
Patrick Merrell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {Q} Spans: 6 This is puzzle # 40 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York TimesNo. 0102 ( 20,144 )
Across
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Garlicky seafood dish : SCAMPI
7
Vacuum tube : TRIODE
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Trig function : SECANT
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What imbibers might feel : NOPAIN
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Desk-clearer : OUTBOX
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Great Plains tribe : ARAPAHO
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The optimist … : ICANSPAREEIGHTMINUTES
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Bill extras : PORK
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Tower supports : IBARS
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John : TOILET
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Contingency plans address them : IFS
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Collector's suffix : IANA
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High spots : TORS
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Brain section : LOBE
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The pessimist … : IWONTKNOWANYTHINGINIT
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Overly studious types : NERDS
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Fielders' choices : MITTS
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It precedes one : NOON
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Alphabet trio : RST
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The Green Wave, in college sports : TULANE
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Famed caravel : PINTA
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Cousin of Wm. and Robt. : JOS
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The self-hypnotist … : ITSMAKINGMEVERYSLEEPY
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Approved : OKED
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Site of the Grimaldis' 700-year reign : MONACO
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Pull (in) : REIN
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It's seen in the dark : MOVIE
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"McHale's Navy" craft : PTBOATS
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Good looks : GAZES
70
Super-duper : ACES
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Sharply reprimand : BARKAT
73
Rap music's Kris Kross and others : DUOS
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The conformist … : WHATDIDOTHERPEOPLESAY
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The sun : SOL
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Some cheeses : EDAMS
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Yellow : AFRAID
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U.N. workers' grp. : ILO
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Kind of sch. : ELEM
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Israeli port : HAIFA
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Fife accompanier : TABOR
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The therapist … : WHATIDSAYISNTTHEISSUE
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Function : ROLE
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Docs prescribe them : MEDS
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Tour de France challenge : ALPS
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Señores say it in unison : OLE
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Stuffed Indian dish : SAMOSA
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"Hey! … yeah, you!" : PSSST
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New Rochelle college : IONA
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The mentalist … : NEXTWEEKSLOOKSTOUGHER
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Author of "Guerrilla Warfare" : GUEVARA
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Cry on a baseball field : IGOTIT
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Money left at a secret location, maybe : RANSOM
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Duel item : PISTOL
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Rural hangouts : ROOSTS
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Bean and others : ORSONS
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Presumptuous one : SNIP
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Popular fragrance from France : COCO
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On ___ with : APAR
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Race around the earth? : MANKIND
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Mathematical constants : PIS
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How baby girls are often dressed : INPINK
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When said three times, a W.W. II film : TORA
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One having second thoughts : RUER
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Followers: Suffix : ITES
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Sash : OBI
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Rubber bones, e.g. : DOGTOYS
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Urge : EXHORT
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With 72-Down, a signature on the Declaration of Independence : SAML
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Pennsylvania's northwesternmost county : ERIE
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"Out of the question" : CANT
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Kwik-E-Mart clerk on "The Simpsons" : APU
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Land : NATION
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It began in 1908 with 34 agts. : THEFBI
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Caucasus native : OSSET
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Impose ___ on (outlaw) : ABAN
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"Oh, pooh!" : TISH
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Risked : ATSTAKE
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Cause of a big blowup : TNT
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China's ___ Yutang : LIN
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Cross inscription : INRI
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One side in an annual football game : WEST
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Leavings : ORTS
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Arabian Sea borderer : OMAN
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Wound, but not fatally : WING
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Up and ___ : ATEM
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Where the 2004 Rep. Natl. Convention was held : INNYC
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Untrue : NOTSO
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Successful kick : GOAL
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Four-stringer : UKE
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Topper : LID
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Constrained, with "up" : PENT
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Form 1040 declarations, for short : IRAS
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"Holy mackerel!" : JEEZ
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Lad clipped by Floyd the barber : OPIE
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Prim and proper, e.g.: Abbr. : SYNS
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Like most lips : MOIST
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Show feelings : EMOTE
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Overseas broadcaster, in brief : VOA
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Clear the tape : ERASE
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Gaping holes : MAWS
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Number below cinco on un teléfono : OCHO
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Butcher's offering : VEAL
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Event for limos : PROM
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Longtime Times Sq. site : TKTS
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"A Christmas Carol" exclamation : BAH
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Fancy pen decoration : GOLDTIP
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Waited : BIDED
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See 13-Down : ADAMS
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___ good deed : DOA
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News inits. : UPI
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Supermarket section : DELI
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Drops down from above : RAIN
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Up in smoke : PFFT
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Q.E.D. part : ERAT
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Bedroom sharers, maybe : SIBS
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Baseball's Felipe : ALOU
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Those were the days : YORE
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When Bastille Day is celebrated : ETE
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The Father of Mexican Independence : HIDALGO
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Numbskull : ASS
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Gives : ASSIGNS
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Injustice : WRONG
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Hide out : HOLEUP
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2002 Olympic skating gold medalist Yagudin : ALEXEI
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Every which way : AMOK
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Boot camp reply : YESSIR
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Verb with "thou" : HAST
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Corrida charger : ELTORO
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Belt : SWAT
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Designed for flying : AERO
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Mess, e.g. : MEAL
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Kitchenware : POTS
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Camp performance : SKIT
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Boomers, once? : SSTS
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Quite : OHSO
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Diner sign : NEON
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Gives a piece : ARMS
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Sets : TVS
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Tic-tac-toe winner : OOO
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Former polit. union : UAR

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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