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CHICKEN LITTLE

New York Times, Sunday, January 25, 2004

Author:
Harvey Estes and Nancy Salomon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Harvey Estes
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Nancy Salomon

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 76 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 82 for Mr. Estes. This is puzzle # 114 for Ms. Salomon. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 0125 ( 19,801 )
Across
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Kid's name : CISCO
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Behind : TAIL
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Montana tribe : CROW
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Half of a classic comedy duo : MEARA
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Ready to be drawn : ONTAP
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___ point (never) : ATNO
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Monster-sighting spot : LOCH
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Car bars : AXLES
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"Moon River" composer : HENRYMANCINI
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Bite site? : EATINKITCHEN
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Daring deed : EXPLOIT
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Fleece : SCAM
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Staggered : REELED
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Threatening sign : FIST
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Looks to the future : PLANS
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Shoot a ray : LASE
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Dragster's pride : ENGINE
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Comes close : NEARS
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Important constituent of igneous rocks : FELDSPAR
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"Casablanca" actor : LORRE
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"Casablanca" music maker : PIANO
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Blockbuster offering : VIDEO
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Pint in a pub : ALE
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"Gotcha" : ISEE
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The Joker and Batman, e.g. : ARCHENEMIES
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Bounce : LILT
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Allegiance : TIE
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Mario ___ of the N.B.A. : ELIE
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Medical research grp. : NIH
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One who says "one club," e.g. : OPENER
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Carmaker Maserati : ERNESTO
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Not very : HARDLY
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Nixon impeachment hearings chairman : RODINO
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No-cal drink : WATER
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Hitchcockian : EERIE
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Loose : UNPIN
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Chip off the old block : SLIVER
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Got together : MASSED
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Point in a space shuttle's trip : REENTRY
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Provides provender : CATERS
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Area of 1940's mil. activity : ETO
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Pair at sea : OARS
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Skater of cinema : HENIE
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Mediterranean capital : ATHENS
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"That'll be the day!" : WHENPIGSFLY
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Boxing's Oscar ___ Hoya : DELA
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"My Name Is Asher ___" (Chaim Potok novel) : LEV
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Manhandles : MAULS
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Studies late : CRAMS
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Sends up : MOCKS
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Plasterboards : DRYWALLS
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Needle : TEASE
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Hair holder, sometimes : LOCKET
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"Walk ___" (1964 Warwick hit) : ONBY
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St.-Germain's river : SEINE
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Windshield option : TINT
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Jacket materials : SUEDES
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Applause : HAND
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Very fat cats : TYCOONS
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Spray with bouquet : AIRFRESHENER
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Author who covered the Spanish-American War for New York newspapers : STEPHENCRANE
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Court site, with "The" : HAGUE
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Linen hue : ECRU
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Cry made with a head-slap : OHNO
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Mass communication? : LATIN
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Stink : SMELL
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Slip through the cracks : SEEP
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Silent signals : NODS
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Bolt to bond : ELOPE
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"Suzanne" songwriter : COHEN
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Memo starter : INRE
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Ferry river : STYX
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Scout warmer : CAMPFIRE
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Like a certain birthstone : OPALINE
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Understood : TACIT
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Feuding : ATIT
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Setting for TV's "Newhart" : INN
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Fictional reporter : LOISLANE
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Wins big, with "up" : CLEANS
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Ranges : ROAMS
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10, in a way: Abbr. : OCT
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Spun : WHIRLED
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Gets by : MAKESDO
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Ones with homes away from home : EXILES
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Der ___ (Adenauer) : ALTE
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In-basket stamp: Abbr. : RECD
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Visibly shaken : ASHEN
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Reporter's asset : NOSE
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Writer Zora ___ Hurston : NEALE
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Off-the-wall play : CAROM
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Farmyard female : PEAHEN
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Select : ELITE
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Private reply : NOSIR
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Covetous : GREENWITHENVY
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"I'm impressed!" : NICE
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Questionable : FISHY
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Big bother : PAININTHENECK
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Kind of wrench : ALLEN
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Back in : RETRO
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Rap sheet listing : PRIOR
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Like some threats : VEILED
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Takes in or lets out : ALTERS
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Not one of the majors : INDIE
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Escorted : LEDIN
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Perfume part : ESTER
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Cantankerous : ORNERY
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Innocents, e.g. : POPES
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Gutter site : EAVES
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Conversion targets : HEATHENS
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Fabulous storyteller : AESOP
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Monopoly grp. : RRS
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Russian range : URALS
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Burn : SCALD
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"I'm outta here" : LATER
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Cries like a baby : MEWLS
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"Duino Elegies" poet : RILKE
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It's good at raising dough : YEAST
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"For the life ___ ..." : OFME
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Isolate during the winter : ICEIN
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Junior's junior : GRANDSON
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Postpaid encl. : SASE
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Kind of candidate : DOCTORAL
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Spindle for a grinding wheel : MANDREL
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"Seascape" playwright : ALBEE
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Novel banned in the U.S. until 1933 : ULYSSES
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Lord Peter Wimsey accessory : MONOCLE
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Very sorry : WOEFUL
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Shred : TEARUP
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Rock cruster : LICHEN
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Sex researcher Hite : SHERE
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Evidence of sloppiness : TYPOS
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Gulf of ___ (Joseph Conrad story setting) : SIAM
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Push : URGE
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Watch : TEND
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Alliance acronym : NATO
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Salon sound : SNIP
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Sounds of understanding : AHS
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Therefore : HENCE
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Howe'er : THO
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Toronto-to-Ottawa dir. : ENE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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