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THIS'LL ONLY HURT A BIT

New York Times, Sunday, January 26, 2003

Author:
Nancy Salomon and Bob Peoples
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 83 Missing: {JQWZ} This is puzzle # 100 for Ms. Salomon. This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Peoples. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 0126 ( 19,437 )
Across
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Preparation for surgery, perhaps : SCAN
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It won't keep you up : DECAF
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Nurses : SIPS
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Divers' gear : MASKS
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Low woman? : ALTO
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Often-quoted line : ADAGE
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Reason for compensation : TORT
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Former Integra maker : ACURA
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Slapstick, e.g. : LOWBROWHUMOR
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It may be picked up in a locker : ODOR
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Lightly bite : NIPAT
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Canine's coat : ENAMEL
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Skiing style : ALPINE
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Gridiron feint : DEKE
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Satirist Freberg : STAN
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Behaving sheepishly? : FOLLOWINGTHECROWD
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Painter Andrea del ___ : SARTO
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Somme saison : ETE
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So-called page-oner : CELEB
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Preschooler's instruction : ABCS
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Sporty Chevy, informally : VETTE
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Comparatively superficial : SHALLOWER
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Round opening? : ROWROWROWYOURBOAT
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Crooner with a megaphone : VALLEE
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Prima ballerina : ETOILE
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One and only : SOULMATE
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Census datum : SEX
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Preachers' targets : SINNERS
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Driver's job : STEERING
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Lines of thought, for short? : EEGS
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Something to shoot for : PAR
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Jiffy : SEC
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Some jeans : LEES
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Most impertinent : SAUCIEST
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Compressed : SMALLER
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Lab sound : ARF
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Sticker : PRICETAG
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Fit for farming : ARABLE
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Sushi offering : SEAEEL
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Calls it quits : THROWSINTHETOWEL
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"Wow!" : HOLYMOLY
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It's done with a twist : SNEER
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Company with the old mascot Little Oil Drop : ESSO
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"I wanna!" : LEMME
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As written : SIC
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Small dresses, sizewise : SIXES
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Detailed description : BLOWBYBLOWACCOUNT
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Lift : TBAR
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Mother of Helen of Troy : LEDA
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Monkeyshines : ANTICS
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Potential lifesaver : AIRBAG
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Jane Eyre's pupil : ADELE
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Strip lighting : NEON
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Elocutionist's phrase : HOWNOWBROWNCOW
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Stone marker : STELE
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Disease fighter : DRUG
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32-Down, bandwise : EAGLE
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Taken in : SEEN
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Body of art : TORSO
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Mach 2 fliers : SSTS
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Came up : AROSE
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Goes off : ERRS
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Store sign : SALE
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Fools : CLOWNS
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Hitting opportunity : ATBAT
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Bellini heroine : NORMA
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"The Gremlins" author : DAHL
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E-mail address ending, maybe : EDU
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Machine piece : CAM
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Back : AGO
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Untamed : FERAL
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"Enough already!" : STOPIT
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First-aid supply : IODINE
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Outlet insert : PRONG
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Prison term : STRETCH
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Word before and after "oh" : MAN
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Battery part : ACIDCELL
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Much-hyped contests : SUPERBOWLS
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Onetime capital of Poland : KRAKOW
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Filled to excess : SATED
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1936 Olympics hero : OWENS
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Star of "Youngblood," 1986 : LOWE
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Rocker Glenn : FREY
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___ Graham, 1940's-50's Cleveland QB : OTTO
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Kind of position : LOTUS
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Angels' playing field : HEAVEN
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Raines of "Hail the Conquering Hero" : ELLA
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Declarer : AVOWER
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Hawkish deity : ARES
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Pasta shape : BOWTIE
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What the Queen turns into in "Snow White" : CRONE
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Planting : SOWING
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Bow and arrow carrier : EROS
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Gawk : STARE
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Letters on some pumps : EEE
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T. ___ : REX
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Like non-oyster months : RLESS
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On the other hand : BUT
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Thomas Nelson Page's "In ___ Virginia" : OLE
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NASA's ___ Research Center : AMES
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Odd mannerisms : TICS
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Egg on : SPUR
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Driving hazard : GLARE
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"___ on a hill cannot be hidden": Matt. 5:14 : ACITY
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Loaded : RICH
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Thrill : ELATE
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Pasta shapes : ELBOWS
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Two-time U.S. Open winner : SELES
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Cool : APLOMB
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Poetic adverb : EER
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Put away : STOW
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Russia's Itar-___ news agency : TASS
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Family name in Olympic skiing : MAHRE
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Move, in Realtor-speak : RELO
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Hair color : ASH
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Vintage wheels : REO
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Antlered Eurasian animals : FALLOWDEER
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Knife pitched on TV : GINSU
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Peepers : EYEBALLS
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Prize since 1949 : EMMY
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Bundestag vote : NEIN
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Church reading : TEXT
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Family that originally owned the Cadillac company : LELANDS
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Skipped : SATOUT
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Hockey no-nos : ICINGS
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Junk bond rating : CCC
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Flap : STIR
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Great time : BLAST
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Caused : LEDTO
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Baseball bigwigs : OWNERS
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Milo of "Ulysses," 1967 : OSHEA
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Linger at a bookstore : BROWSE
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Baseball's Doubleday : ABNER
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Speed demon : RACER
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Busy as ___ : ABEE
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Garb for grads : GOWNS
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Fair-hiring letters : EEO
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Man-___ : OWAR
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Vietnam's ___ Dinh Diem : NGO
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Barn denizens : OWLS

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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