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SOUNDS OF NEW ENGLAND

New York Times, Sunday, January 29, 2006

Author:
Rich Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 136, Blocks: 84 Missing: {JQZ} Scrabble average: 1.76 This is puzzle # 178 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 0129 ( 20,536 )
Across
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Printing array : FONTS
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Eats : SUPS
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Not very bright : DRAB
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Eighty-six : TOSS
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Like tinned fish : INOIL
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Pointer's pronoun : THAT
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Sommelier's prefix : OENO
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Fixes holes, say : DARNS
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Important part of mayo : CINCO
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Site for stretchers : YOGACLASS
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U-shaped river bend : OXBOW
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Raise money using heavenly messengers? : HOCKTHEHERALDANGELS
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"Romanian Rhapsodies" composer : ENESCO
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Something may be taken in it : STRIDE
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TNT alternative : USA
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___-Seltzer : ALKA
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Defense  grp. formed in Bogotá : OAS
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Farm workers : PLOWMEN
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Like a phobic longshoreman? : AFRAIDOFTHEDOCK
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Suffix with ranch : ERO
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Mid-seventh century date : DCL
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Tip, in a way : DOFF
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Appetizer or entree : DISH
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Geiger with a counter : HANS
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Here, in Juárez : ACA
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Cross inscription : INRI
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Close encounter : BRUSH
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Tax check : AUDIT
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Portrait of an explorer with his timepiece? : LEWISANDCLOCK
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One expressing the same thoughts : ECHOER
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___ Clemente : SAN
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Kind of pass : VIP
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Agcy. spawned by the Manhattan Project : AEC
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Brewpub staple : ALE
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F.D.R. program : WPA
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Erasers? : HITMEN
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Force a physician and a "Star Trek" officer into a plane? : MAKESPOCKSFLY
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"Stand and Deliver" star, 1987 : OLMOS
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Hydra, for one : POLYP
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Dash : RACE
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Can. money : DOL
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Sangre de Cristo Mountains resort : TAOS
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"It's Impossible" singer : COMO
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Middle: Prefix : MESO
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"Rocks" : ICE
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Onetime Jeep mfr. : AMC
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Result of wires down in a blizzard? : GREATWHITESHOCK
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Prepare for firing : TAKEAIM
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Cock and bull : HES
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Restrain : STEM
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Québec's Côte-St.-___ : LUC
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Works together : COACTS
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Not fooled by : WISETO
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Brews in an elm instead of an oak? : BOCKSUPTHEWRONGTREE
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The Wall Street Journal visual : GRAPH
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Draft, basically : AIRSTREAM
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"Them" author : OATES
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European capital, in song : PAREE
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___ B'rith : BNAI
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Alternative to Breyers : EDYS
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Surgical tube : STENT
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Blown away : AWED
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Short pans : UGHS
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Secretary, for one : DESK
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Wiesbaden's state : HESSE
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Archives unit : FICHE
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Bagel flavor : ONION
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Time being : NONCE
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Seconds on a watch : TICKS
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Toy racer : SLOTCAR
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It's found on a lid : STYE
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"Whoops!" : UHOH
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House gofers : PAGES
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Begin : STARTOFF
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Akin to Ken? : DOLLISH
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Check the total : READD
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Looped handles : ANSAE
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Cap'n's underling : BOSN
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Accountant's concern : TAXLAW
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Planets, to poets : ORBS
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___-Globe (common paperweight) : SNO
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Jacksonville-to-Tampa dir. : SSW
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Makes out : DOESOK
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One of diamonds? : CARAT
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Guadalajara greeting : HOLA
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Deep ravine : GULCH
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Take illegally : KIDNAP
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Sew on sequins, say : ADORN
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Fancy-schmancy : POSH
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Herd containment device? : MEADOWLOCK
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1944 Pulitzer-winning journalist : ERNIEPYLE
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Cosa ___ : NOSTRA
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Ridicule of a foreign speaker? : ACCENTMOCK
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It might be only a scratch : FLAW
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"The Wizard ___" : OFID
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Cabinet dept. : EDUC
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Poker chip, e.g. : DISK
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1989 Peace Prize recipient : DALAILAMA
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"Say what?" : HUH
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"The fix ___" : ISIN
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One may replace an oath : BLEEP
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Fabled fliers : ROCS
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Super-duper : ACES
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"Concord Sonata" composer : IVES
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Encrusted : CAKY
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Sommer of "The Prize," 1963 : ELKE
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Like clay pigeons : SHOTAT
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Buttonhole : ACCOST
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Calendar pages: Abbr. : MOS
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N.Y.C. cultural center : MOMA
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Like crazy : ALOT
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___-à-porter (ready-to-wear) : PRET
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Havens : OASES
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Bank regulating org. : FDIC
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Work with feet : POEM
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Pain in the neck : CRICK
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1960's TV show set on a farm : MISTERED
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Lacking tact : GAUCHE
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Thingy : WHATSIS
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Author/screenwriter Ben : HECHT
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Chopped down : HEWN
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Valley Girl exclamation : OMIGOSH
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Chose the window instead of the aisle? : ELOPED
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Giving a line to : CUING
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Book club name : OPRAH
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Nobel, for one : SWEDE
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Condition : STATE
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Some Deco works : ERTES
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Cold temps : TEENS
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270° from norte : OESTE
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Stripped : BARE
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Indian-born actor in "A Tiger Walks," 1964 : SABU
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They're caught at the shore : RAYS
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City on the Irtysh River : OMSK
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Univ. stat : GPA
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Damp and chilly : RAW

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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