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HAVING PULL

New York Times, Sunday, January 28, 2007

Country that styles itself a "democratic socialist republic"

Author:
Victor Fleming and Bruce Venzke
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 72 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Fleming. This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Venzke.
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© 2007, The New York Times1/28/07 ( No. 20,900 )
Across
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Shoots : SPEWS
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Wicker willow : OSIER
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Bee Gees brother : GIBB
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Cry from a butterfingers : OOPS
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Words sung "with love" in a 1967 hit : TOSIR
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Band of fighters : CADRE
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___ vez (again, in Spanish) : OTRA
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"Fudge!" : DRAT
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They may be pulled : ALLNIGHTERS
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It may be pulled : GUARDDUTY
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Visibly showed displeasure with : GLAREDAT
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"Falstaff" and others : OPERAS
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Contest of wills? : PROBATE
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Member of the familia : TIA
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Lady from Ipanema : SENHORA
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Neutral shade : LINEN
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Half of a 1970's TV duo : STARSKY
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Traveled (along) : TOOLED
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Cookout staple : STEAK
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___-mo : SLO
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Goethe play : FAUST
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Cusp : EDGE
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One may be pulled : STARTINGPITCHER
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Scripture topic : SIN
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Mil. mail drop : APO
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Appeared : CAMEOUT
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Roasted snacks : CASHEWS
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Lincoln, maybe : TOWNCAR
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Hibernation site : DEN
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Water holder : DAM
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Select group : ELITE
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Bank holdings : MONEYS
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They may be pulled : MUSCLES
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Place for a beer and a bite : BISTRO
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Stu of early TV : ERWIN
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Dandy : FOP
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She-demon : HAG
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Like some Roman tragedies : SENECAN
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Feature of many a hospital rooftop : HELIPAD
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Saw-edged : SERRATE
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Day divs. : HRS
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"___ see" : SOI
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It may be pulled : CLIENTSCASEFILE
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Blockheads : LUGS
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Half of a 1980's TV duo : ALLIE
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Sot's affliction : DTS
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Lyndon Johnson, by birth : VIRGO
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Fireplace receptacle : ASHPAN
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Brandy glass : SNIFTER
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Some jackets : ETONS
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Women's apparel department : PETITES
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"Count me out" : NAH
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Convertibles : RAGTOPS
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Fundamental figure in geometry : EUCLID
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Tiger Beat topic : TEENIDOL
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It may be pulled : HANDBRAKE
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They may be pulled : WISDOMTEETH
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Pizazz : BRIO
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Always : EVER
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Syrian leader : ASSAD
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Grasshopper stage : IMAGO
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Arab League member : OMAN
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Break off : WEAN
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Content of some rings : SMOKE
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Far from enthusiastic : TEPID
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Place to sell tkts. : STA
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Campaign pro : POL
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Immigrant's class: Abbr. : ESL
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A hummingbird has a fast one : WINGBEAT
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Country that styles itself a "democratic socialist republic" : SRILANKA
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Yellowish shade : OCHRE
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Fill : SATE
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Fingered, briefly : IDED
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Text miscues : ERRATA
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Not let settle : RESTIR
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Kind of dancer : GOGO
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"Live ___!" : ITUP
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Highland hillsides : BRAES
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Hair clasps : BARRETTES
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Worthless loafer? : ODDSHOE
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Sch. in Tulsa : ORU
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Stroke : PAT
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Dump : STY
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Hood's rod : GAT
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Linda of soaps : DANO
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Abbr. of politeness : PLS
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Gradually slower, in mus. : RIT
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It may be pulled : ONESOWNWEIGHT
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___ as a fiddle : ASFIT
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It may be pulled : OLDSWITCHEROO
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University official : REGISTRAR
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Gulf of ___, off the Horn of Africa : ADEN
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Diet : SLIM
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Worked out : TONEDUP
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"Krazy ___" : KAT
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Desert bloomers : YUCCAS
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Chinese checkers board shape : STAR
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Counterfeit : SHAM
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Some VCR's : RCAS
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Pushes off : GOES
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They may be pulled : PUNCHES
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Köln's river : RHEIN
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"Look ___!" : ATME
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Oliver Twist's birthplace : POORHOUSE
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Besides that : ELSE
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Pulitzer-winning writer Sheehan : NEIL
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Diogenes, for one : CYNIC
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Put down : DEGRADE
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Major stretches : EONS
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Posers : MODELS
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Prix de ___ de Triomphe (annual Paris horse race) : LARC
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Kick : BEEF
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Strike out : FAIL
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Marie and others: Abbr. : STES
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Pilot, flight attendants, etc. : PLANECREW
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Lager holder : STEIN
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Observatory observer: Abbr. : ASTR
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Sharp rebuke : SLAP
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Diarist Anaïs : NIN
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"Aha!" : IVEGOTIT
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1962 musical  co-directed by Bob Fosse : LITTLEME
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Secretly watched : SPIEDON
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Econ. measure : GNP
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C.I.A. ancestor : OSS
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Swift's "A Tale of ___" : ATUB
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Mullahs' calls : FATWAS
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Basic belief : THEISM
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Freedman, once : SLAVE
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___ Janeiro : RIODE
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Naval V.I.P. : ADM
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Furniture retailer since 1943 : IKEA
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Laura of "I Am Sam" : DERN
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Petrol brand : ESSO
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Sask. neighbor : NDAK
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"Deadwood" carrier : HBO
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Tentacle : ARM
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Actress Long : NIA
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Literary monogram : EAP
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___ Friday's : TGI
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Brick holder : HOD

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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