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NATURE CALLS

New York Times, Sunday, January 28, 2001

Author:
Jim Page
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 136, Blocks: 80 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 121 for Mr. Page. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York TimesNo. 0128 ( 18,709 )
Across
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Spin doctor : PRMAN
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Some TV's : RCAS
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Like some sketches: Abbr. : BIOG
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90%, say : MOST
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Its walls withstand a lot of pressure : AORTA
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Novelist Ephron : DELIA
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The rain in Spain : AGUA
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Enough, for some : ONCE
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Pick up : LEARN
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Key material : IVORY
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Outlying district, briefly : BURB
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Ginza glower : NEON
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Never, in Nordhausen : NIE
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When the American Academy of Arts and Sciences was founded : SEVENTEENEIGHTY
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Cross with : MADAT
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___ chi (martial art) : TAI
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Eight in a row? : OARS
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Hands-on defense? : KARATE
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Patriot, e.g. : SAM
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Flip side? : TAILS
38
Sorority letters : MUS
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Social reformer Bloomer : AMELIA
40
14-Down's warning : GRR
41
Some annexes : ELLS
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No formal discourse : CHAT
44
Lift, so to speak : PILFER
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Like sleep, ideally : RESTFUL
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Where sharks prowl : POOLHALL
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Linguist Chomsky : NOAM
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"The Christmas Song" co-composer : TORME
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Mrs. Rabin : LEAH
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Winter time: Abbr. : FEB
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Destroyers, in brief : ABOMBS
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"Gotcha" : ISEE
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___ colada : PINA
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Prefix with friendly : ECO
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"Knight, Death and the Devil" engraver : DURER
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Local forecast focus : METROAREA
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Tawny thrush : VEERY
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Record's end? : EST
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Germs may grow in it : AGAR
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Blender sound : WHIR
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Oklahoma state tree : REDBUD
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Surprise party admonition : SHH
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Lock producer : YALE
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Took a position in the service? : KNELT
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Scott Turow book : ONEL
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Kind of day, month or year : SIDEREAL
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Least perturbable : COOLEST
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Dog : HARASS
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"Howdy!" sayer : PARD
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"Sula" novelist Morrison : TONI
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Big clod : APE
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Famous getting-off spot : ARARAT
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Water ___ : PIK
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"Right as the Rain" songwriter : ARLEN
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P.I., e.g. : TEC
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Stanza alternative : SENTRA
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Trash can on a desktop, e.g. : ICON
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Ceiling : LID
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Yawl look-alike : KETCH
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1956 Sinatra song : HOWLITTLEWEKNOW
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Traveller's rider : LEE
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Tennis's Nastase : ILIE
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Like Dumas's mask : IRON
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Actress Valli : ALIDA
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Soul singer Thomas et al. : IRMAS
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Some srs. take them : SATS
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Seine tributary : OISE
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Skater, at times : LACER
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Brisk : NIPPY
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Derisive laughs : HEHS
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Turndowns : NOES
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Son of Seth : ENOS
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Age : GETON
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Blood brother : PAL
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Spawn : ROE
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Crime-solving couple of old radio : MRANDMRSNORTH
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Skylit courts : ATRIA
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"Harper Valley P.T.A." actress : NANETTEFABRAY
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Leaks : REVEALS
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Saki's "The Chronicles of ___" : CLOVIS
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Frigid follower? : AIRE
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Refuse : SAYNO
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Diamond legend : BABERUTH
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Unconvincing concurrence : IGUESS
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Dogpatch possessive : OURN
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Mr. Kotter's portrayer : GABEKAPLAN
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Crossbreeding result : MONGREL
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Two quarters : ONEHALF
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Dog that yips : SCOTTIE
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Like some loan repayment plans : TENYEAR
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Concentrate, in a way : DISTILL
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Durango dish : TAMALE
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Neil Diamond's "___ Said" : IAMI
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Church dignitary's title: Abbr. : MSGR
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It flows through the Lake of Thun : AARE
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Some college endowers : ALUMS
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It may be stuck in an apple : CORER
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Mortgagor, often : HOMEOWNER
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1,000-pager, e.g. : TOME
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Part of 108-Down : POST
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"Tijuana Taxi" performer : ALPERT
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"Star Wars" role : LEIA
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Kind of seating : TIERED
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Be clueless : HAVENOINKLING
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No great endeavor : FEEBLEATTEMPT
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Almond : ECRU
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Peace Nobelist John ___ Orr : BOYD
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Juice bar stock : ADES
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Justice Souter's appointer : BUSH
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Neighbor of Mauritania : MALI
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Up : AHEAD
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Streamlet : RILL
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"James Joyce" author Leon ___ : EDEL
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Place for pumps : GASSTATION
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TV exec Arledge : ROONE
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Former Polish capital : KRAKOW
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Sexless ones : EPICENES
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It began after 1945 : COLDWAR
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On ___ (without a contract) : SPEC
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Kind of support : TECH
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Intoxicant : HASHISH
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Iris features : AREOLAE
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Used, as an idea : RANWITH
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Unaffected : ARTLESS
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Delhi wrap : SARI
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Some vacuum tubes : TRIODES
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Hairy : PILOSE
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Magnet alloy : ALNICO
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___ Fraser of tennis : NEALE
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Hitchcockian : EERIE
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Dumas's musketeers, for example : TRIO
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Hate group : KLAN
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V-mail address : APO
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Dict. listing : SYN

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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