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THE MODERN CYNIC

New York Times, Sunday, January 28, 1996

Author:
M. W. Perry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Michael W. Perry

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 78 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Perry. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 0128 ( 16,882 )
Across
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Waste : SLOP
5
"Catch!" : HERE
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Pure : VESTAL
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Canine greeting : ARF
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Stevenson character : HYDE
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Sharp : ALERT
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Corrida participant : ELTORO
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Early August arrival : LEO
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"Quanto è bella," e.g. : ARIA
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Weather forecast : CLEAR
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Only Illinois-born President : REAGAN
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Defile : TAR
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Speaker of this puzzle's quip : HENRYKISSINGER
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Soothe : BECALM
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Knotted up : TENSE
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Petition : SUE
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Wins over : DISARMS
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Noted writer on poker : SCARNE
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Foundation : BED
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Stage planning : DECOR
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Part 1 of the quip : NINETYPERCENTOF
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Island transportation : MOPED
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Semiconductor giant : INTEL
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Actor's direction : EXIT
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Slick : OILY
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Dodge : ELUDE
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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame architect : PEI
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Kind of movie : STAG
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Remote button : MUTE
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"Eat!" : DIGIN
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Tangle : SNARL
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Many a Michener novel : SAGA
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"Impression: Sunrise" and others : MONETS
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Part 2 of the quip : THEPOLITICIANSGIVETHE
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"Britannicus" playwright : RACINE
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Be bereft of : WANT
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The Louvre's "Venus d'___" : ARLES
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Battery end : ANODE
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Reference : CITE
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Betting game, informally : STUD
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"Deep Space Nine" changeling : ODO
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Kim Philby and others : MOLES
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Gossip : DISH
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Stitch together : SEAM
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Rocky Mountain town : ASPEN
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Sci-fi writer Anthony : PIERS
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Part 3 of the quip : OTHERTENPERCENT
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Disheveled : MESSY
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Facilitate : AID
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Hobo's lodging : LEANTO
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Younger son of a Spanish monarch : INFANTE
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Christmas staple : FIR
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Perspective : SLANT
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Reward : BOUNTY
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End of the quip : ABADREPUTATION
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Street of film : ELM
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1965 Yardbirds hit : IMAMAN
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Nicholas Gage book : ELENI
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Leading___ : EDGE
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Wolfed : ATE
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On now : AIRING
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Australian sheep menace : DINGO
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Capacity : ROLE
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Club___ : MED
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Commercial papers : LEASES
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First place : EDEN
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Kind of dog : SLED
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Bygone ruler : SHAH
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Prop for Orpheus : LYRE
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Frigg's husband : ODIN
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Part of "Twelve Days of Christmas" gift : PEARTREE
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Carriage horse : HACKNEY
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Psychologist Havelock___ : ELLIS
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Pee Wee of Cooperstown : REESE
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Christian and others : ERAS
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Threshold : VERGE
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"Waiting for the Robert___" : ELEE
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Gertrude Lawrence film bio : STAR
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Coat, in old slang : TOG
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Like 1, 2, 3 : ARABIC
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1986 Pulitzer novel : LONESOMEDOVE
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Place of worship : ALTAR
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Sphere : REALM
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Return parts : FORMS
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Make scores of 60 : TRISECT
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Streisand film : YENTL
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Fully exposed : NUDE
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Comedy club on cable TV : CAROLINES
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Stand up to : DEFY
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Fragment : SNIP
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Movie prefix : CINE
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Hostile to : ANTI
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Nancy, in a Sir William Gilbert song : BRIG
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___Food Company : DOLE
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Pioneer bacteriologist J.R. : PETRI
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Deify : EXALT
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Treat with nuts : NOUGAT
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Pre-Jet New York footballer : TITAN
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Sound of Washington : PUGET
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"Dombey and Son" wife : EDITH
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Compact : DENSE
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Clearance : SALE
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Mt. Katahdin's locale : MAINE
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Peter Parker's alias : SPIDERMAN
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Superfluous : NONESSENTIAL
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Blister : SCATHE
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Adjective in cigarette ads : MILD
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"My Three Sons" dog : TRAMP
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Former enemy capital : HANOI
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Molière's "L'___des femmes" : ECOLE
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First two words of "Dixie" : IWISH
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"Fie, thou dishonest___!": "Twelfth Night" : SATAN
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Complainer : GRUMP
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Slicker's home : CITY
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Acorn, e.g. : SEED
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Outdoors : OPEN
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Small progress : DENT
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"I'm___you!" : ONTO
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Two pills, e.g. : DOSE
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Rousted : STIRRED
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Bowl : ARENA
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Sows : SCATTERS
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S.C. Johnson brand : RAID
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Rapture : ELATION
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Perplex : STYMIE
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Girder : IBEAM
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"Extreme Prejudice" actor : NOLTE
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Got angry : FUMED
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Large canines : FANGS
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Outlay : SPEND
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Knife wielder's move : LUNGE
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Contemporary novelist Martin : AMIS
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Curse : BANE
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Writer Wiesel : ELIE
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___worship : IDOL
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Check out, so to speak : OGLE
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Desideratum : NEED
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Coach Parseghian : ARA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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