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TRIANGULATION

New York Times, Sunday, January 20, 2008

Author:
Natan Last
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Natan Last

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 76 Missing: {J} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Last. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

Natan Last was a 17-year-old Brooklyn high school student when he became the youngest ever Sunday NYT constructor with this puzzle. The record lasted until 15-year-old Caleb Madison broke it on August 17, 2008.

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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0120 ( 21,257 )
Across
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Magazine that features "Alfred's Poor Almanac" : MAD
4
I.R.S. form 1099-___ : MISC
8
Early pulpit : AMBO
12
"The Simpsons" character who often refers to himself in the third person : DISCOSTU
18
Speedy steed : ARAB
20
"___ tale's best for winter": Shak. : ASAD
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Reddish-brown : ROAN
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How Mulan dresses in much of "Mulan" : ASAMAN
23
Fielder's cry : MINE
24
Something to play : CATANDMOUSE
26
Numbers game : SUDOKU
27
They're left behind : ESTATES
29
Turns in : REDEEMS
31
Old infantry spears : PIKES
32
Saw things : TEETH
33
"___ Blas" (Lesage novel) : GIL
34
"Where ___ go wrong?" : DIDI
36
Procter & Gamble brand : ERA
37
One succumbing to 6-Down : SINNER
39
Bird: Prefix : AVI
40
It might be silver : LINING
42
Be in another form : ARE
44
"Don't worry about me" : IMFINE
46
Archbishop Tutu : DESMOND
48
Censures : BLAMES
50
Some players in a kids' game : SEEKERS
52
Single, for one: Abbr. : SYN
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As quickly as possible : SOONEST
54
Sinai borderer: Abbr. : ISR
55
King in a Steve Martin song : TUT
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Star in old westerns : BADGE
58
Home of Canadian P.M. Stephen Harper : ALBERTA
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Freight weight : TON
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"Great" boy detective : NATE
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When the sun is directly overhead : ATMIDDAY
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Combined : INONE
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Facilities : RESTROOMS
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Creepy sort : LETCH
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Thin-framed, big-footed woman of cartoons : OLIVEOYL
75
Indian bread : NAAN
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Lilliputian : WEE
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Chest protector : RIBCAGE
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Subject of this puzzle [and proceeding counterclockwise] : TRIGONOMETRY
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Summons: Abbr. : CIT
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Words of honor? : ODE
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Thought : IDEATED
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"Notes ___ Scandal," 2006 film : ONA
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Skateboarder's accessory : KNEEPAD
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Rim in which a gem is set : COLLET
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Guessing game : HANGMAN
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Flat ___ (some proponents of I.R.S. reform) : TAXERS
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Big picture?: Abbr. : ENL
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Jazz singer Nina : SIMONE
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Songwriters' org. : BMI
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Gag reflex? : HAHA
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Córdoba kinswoman : TIA
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Bring (out) : TROT
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Bagel topper : LOX
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Strip joints? : CASINOS
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Buttonholes : ACCOSTS
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New York governor after Pataki : SPITZER
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Place : SITUATE
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Drink whose name is Tahitian for "good" : MAITAI
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Like any points on a circle, from the center : EQUIDISTANT
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X-ray ___, joke shop offering : SPEX
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Sandinista leader : ORTEGA
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Pipsqueak : RUNT
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Judge, with "up" : SIZE
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Went like the dickens : TORE
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Mixed economy advocate : KEYNES
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Salty septet : SEAS
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Disney World transport : TRAM
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Galas : DOS
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"Speed-the-Plow" playwright : MAMET
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Greet the day : ARISE
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Whence the line "Into the eternal darkness; into fire and into ice" : DANTESINFERNO
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Medieval weapon : MACE
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"That ___ it should be" : ISAS
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See 37-Across : SATAN
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PC data reader : CDDRIVE
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Three-time A.L. M.V.P., familiarly : AROD
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Pouty look : MOUE
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Working out of : BASEDIN
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What those in agreement are said to be of : ONEMIND
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Court figs. : DAS
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Bats : ISUP
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___ Hawkins Day : SADIE
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"Seinfeld" character : COSMOKRAMER
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"Catch your breath" : TAKEAREST
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"___ pro omnibus, omnes pro uno" : UNUS
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1950s stereotype : BEATNIK
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Joan Rivers's daughter and TV co-host : MELISSA
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Place for surfing : THENET
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Star Wars, initially : SDI
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Flit (about) : GAD
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Highlighted, as text : INBOLD
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Second showing : RERUN
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Wish one could : LONGTO
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Comprehensive : GLOBAL
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Spanish pronoun : ESTA
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Query to the Lord in Matthew : ISITI
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Quark-plus-antiquark particle : MESON
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"Love of loves" : MYDARLING
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In the blink of ___ : ANEYE
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Not just hungry : STARVED
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Oaf : SADSACK
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Inebriate : BESOT
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See 81-Across : EMONO
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Place for a swing : TEE
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Maria Muldaur's "___ Woman" : IMA
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Like some diet colas, in brief : NOCAL
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Makes up? : ELATES
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Power in Hollywood : TYRONE
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Like things : TWOPEASINAPOD
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Chest material : CEDAR
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Listens to : HEEDS
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"That makes sense!" : IGETIT
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Bottom of the ___ : NINTH
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The Owls of the N.C.A.A. : RICE
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"Do what you want" : IDONTCARE
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Aggressiveness : BELLICOSITY
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Played : GAMBLED
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It was passed in May 1773 : TEAACT
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Poop : EXHAUST
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Store on "Sesame Street" : HOOPERS
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Relic : ANTIQUE
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Don Juan : AMORIST
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Put the kibosh on : NIX
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"___ Miniver" : MRS
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When some nighttime news begins : ATTEN
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Alamogordo's county : OTERO
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Makes attractive, with "up" : SEXES
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Every which way : AMOK
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Wizard : SAGE
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Kind of melt : TUNA
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Jerry Scott/Jim Borgman comic : ZITS
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Anthem part : STANZA
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Tabloid twosome : ITEM
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"___ in Icarus" (1979 French thriller) : IAS
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How every letter to The Economist begins : SIR

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 6 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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