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I NEED MY SPACE

New York Times, Sunday, January 27, 2008

Author:
Mike Nothnagel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mike Nothnagel

This puzzle:

Rows: 23, Columns: 23 Words: 170, Blocks: 86 Missing: {Q} Spans: 1 Scrabble average: 1.75 This is puzzle # 16 for Mr. Nothnagel. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0127 ( 21,264 )
Across
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Literary elephant : BABAR
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Succeeded in : WONAT
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Hot : STOLEN
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Drag show accessory : BOA
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___ Stadium, home of the University of Hawaii Warriors : ALOHA
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Baseball Hall-of-Famer Edd : ROUSH
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Admonish : REPROVE
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Suffix with absorb : ENT
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Like a useless photo lab employee? : AFRAIDOFTHEDARKROOM
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Stephen of "Breakfast on Pluto" : REA
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Dejected : SAD
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Trespasses : SINS
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Lineage : ROOTS
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Imported by plane : FLOWNIN
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TV oil baron : EWING
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"Let's go, Miguel!" : VAMOS
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Wally's TV brother, with "the" : BEAV
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Take on : HIRE
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Offers breakfast to students before first period? : BRINGSHOMEROOMTHEBACON
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Marriage ___ : RITES
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Part of A.A.R.P.: Abbr. : ASSN
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First word of "Jabberwocky" : TWAS
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Put a rider on, e.g. : AMEND
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It may be false : IDOL
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Game stopper : TILT
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Place for a panel : DAIS
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Director Anderson : WES
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Beer sources for genteel guests? : POWDERROOMKEGS
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Extremely inept person, slangily : SPAZ
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Sharp turn : ZIG
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___ Arbor : ANN
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Through : VIA
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Cartoonist Bil : KEANE
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Sauce thickener : ROUX
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Name in a hymn : JESU
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Worthless talk, in slang : BILGE
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It may charge you a fee : ATM
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Casino surface : FELT
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Mattress brand : SERTA
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Reminder to a forgetful judge on bowling night? : THEBALLSINYOURCOURTROOM
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Early invader of Britain : SAXON
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Esq. : ATTY
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Sette minus quattro : TRE
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Utter : SPEAK
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Give ___ of hope : ARAY
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Functions : USES
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1977 George Burns film : OHGOD
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Fix : JAM
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Letter addenda, for short : PSS
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Band with the 1989 hit "Stand" : REM
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Own (up) : FESS
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What talk show guests have before the broadcast? : GREENROOMPARTY
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Yowl : CRY
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Playboy's look : LEER
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Sloops' headsails : JIBS
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Sported : WORN
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Poker game with four hole cards : OMAHA
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See 26-Down : AJAR
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Ring stats : TKOS
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Guest beds, often : SOFAS
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Sign outside a church lavatory? : NORESTROOMFORTHEWICKED
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Stately trees : ELMS
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Work units : ERGS
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Satirical paper, with "The" : ONION
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They may be scattered : ASHES
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Short-hop plane : AIRTAXI
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Potential hangar buildup : FUMES
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On the safe side : ALEE
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Music with jazzlike riffs : SKA
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Ruby ___ : DEE
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Where a Monkee changes after a game? : DAVYJONESLOCKERROOM
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"___ Poetica" : ARS
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Handily defeated : ACEDOUT
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Church support : TITHE
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1964 Quinn role : ZORBA
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Still : YET
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Tasty bit : MORSEL
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PC key : ENTER
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Beginning : ONSET
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Barnyard calls : BAAS
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___-Romeo : ALFA
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Laredo or Nuevo Laredo : BORDERTOWN
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"Now it's clear!" : AHA
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Cereal topping : RAISINS
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Torts : WRONGS
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Responses to punches : OOFS
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Crackpot : NUT
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Religious retreats : ASHRAMS
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1976 horror film whose score won an Oscar : THEOMEN
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Talks from a Rev. : SERS
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Toll hwy. : TPK
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Sports legend whose #4 was retired : ORR
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Day spa accessories : LOOFAHS
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Unfold : EVOLVE
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"Finding ___," 2003 film : NEMO
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Eccentric friend on "Designing Women" : BERNICE
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Seldom-used golf club : ONEIRON
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Over : ATANEND
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1969 Oscar-nominated film role : RATSO
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Little job for a body shop : DING
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With 102-Across, dashboard warning light : DOOR
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Loud hits : WHAMS
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Exert, as influence : WIELD
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___ 1, Yuri Gagarin's spacecraft : VOSTOK
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Jaguar alternatives : BMWS
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Seventh-brightest star in a constellation : ETA
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Offer to buy at auction : BIDON
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Meteorological effect : HALO
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Steam shovel inventor William : OTIS
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Guthrie's follower at Woodstock : BAEZ
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TV host Kelly : RIPA
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Diva's effect : TRILL
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Host of public radio's "This American Life" : IRAGLASS
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Cubs' protector : DENMOTHER
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Survey info : AGE
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Increase, in a way : WAX
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Poland Spring competitor : EVIAN
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Owen ___, John Irving character : MEANY
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"A maid with hair of gold," in an old song : KATY
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Goes it alone : SOLOS
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Attempt to trick : PUTUPJOB
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"Beetle Bailey" soldier : ZERO
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Analogy part : ISTO
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U.S. possession since 1898 : GUAM
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Kind of hall : REC
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Schmo : JERK
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Rap enthusiast, in slang : BBOY
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Rob of "Melrose Place" : ESTES
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Damager of the ozone layer : FREON
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Pouting person's action : STAMP
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Bygone leader : TSAR
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Fabled race loser : HARE
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Reason for an office visit : EXAM
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"___ my fault!" : ITS
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Impulse : URGE
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Paper purchases : REAMS
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Turnaround, slangily : UEY
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Bauxite, e.g. : ORE
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"Right Place Wrong Time" singer, 1973 : DRJOHN
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Seminar leaders : PROFESSORS
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Expensive strings : STRAD
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Dict. listings : SYNS
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Brothers : FRAS
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Beginning, as of an idea : GERM
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Seine tributary : OISE
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Stirred up, as memories : AWOKE
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Blanket holder : CHEST
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Golden Triangle country : LAOS
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Prescription phrase : ONEADAY
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"Le Misanthrope" playwright : MOLIERE
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Place for an elbow : ARMREST
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One pulling in : ARRIVER
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Road bend : JOG
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Italian province or its capital : TRIESTE
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Singer with the #1 country album "80's Ladies" : KTOSLIN
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Playful movement : SCHERZO
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Company with a star logo : TEXACO
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Source : FOUNT
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"This one's ___!" : ONME
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Physical therapy equipment : WALKER
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"Now it's clear!" : ISEE
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The first prophet of God, in Islam : ADAM
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Awful : FOUL
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Feel compassion : ACHE
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Kind of beef : KOBE
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Part of a Latin 101 conjugation : AMAT
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Gridiron units: Abbr. : YDS
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Java : JOE
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Giant born in Louisiana : OTT
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1989 Gold Glove winner Darling : RON

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 6 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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