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SMOOTH MOVE

New York Times, Sunday, January 30, 2005

Author:
Derrick Niederman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 146, Blocks: 73 Missing: {J} Scrabble average: 1.70 This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Niederman. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York TimesNo. 0130 ( 20,172 )
Across
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Panhandle site : ALASKA
7
In ___ rush : AMAD
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Two-wheeler : BIKE
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Farm mother : DAM
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Defendants' protests : DENIALS
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Health resorts : SANITARIA
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Call ___ day : ITA
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Chaim Weizmann, for one : ZIONIST
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Orbit : EYESOCKET
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Shook hands, say : MET
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Capital of Jamaica [black] : KINGSTON
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Beloved British figure [black] : QUEENMOTHER
29
District of Colombia? : CALI
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Platoon V.I.P. : SFC
33
Noted Twain portrayer [black] : HOLBROOK
35
N.Y.C. subway : IRT
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Chloe's love, in myth : DAPHNIS
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Military pilots : AIRMEN
40
Fortress : CITADEL
43
April, May and June, to Daisy Duck : NIECES
44
Misdirect, maybe : TRICK
45
Suffix with 44-Across : STER
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Long time : ERA
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Yellowish shade : OCHRE
48
When schoolkids go to bed early [black] : WEEKNIGHT
49
Actress Ullmann : LIV
50
U.K.'s locale : EUR
52
Common hospital name : STLUKES
55
Baseball Hall-of-Famer Roush : EDD
56
Grown-up kit : FOX
57
Writer/humorist Joe [white] : QUEENAN
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Basic belief : THEISM
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Eying [white] : LOOKINGAT
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The sixth of Henry VIII : CATHERINE
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Big inits. in bowling : AMF
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Rotten : LOUSY
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Solitary : LONE
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Easy two-pointer : DUNK
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___-Turkish War : ITALO
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Hwy. : RTE
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Abandoned child : FOUNDLING
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Postwinter flood : ICERUN
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Author Gordimer : NADINE
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Famed bluesman [black] : BBKING
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Cry on "The Simpsons" : DOH
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Dog in "Dondi" [black] : QUEENIE
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Hobo : VAGRANT
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Newspaper adv. unit : COL
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Criticize : PAN
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Bankrolls : WADS
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Russian emperor in 1800 : PAULI
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Tokyo, formerly : EDO
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Bidding site : EBAY
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Send : REMIT
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Freed : UNTIED
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Way of thinking : MINDSET
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100 centimos : PESETA
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Begin to flourish : BLOSSOM
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Excellent service : ACE
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Ship's mooring aid [black] : KNIGHTHEAD
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Med. land : SYR
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Actress Lillian : GISH
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Some fuel-carrying ships : COALERS
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Old ___, Conn. [black] : SAYBROOK
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Actress Sue ___ Langdon : ANE
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Colonial craft [white] : SILVERMAKING
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Rotten : SPOILED
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___ culpa : MEA
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What black and white squares do on a chessboard : ALTERNATE
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Leather factory : TANNERY
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Round no., maybe : EST
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Predicament : MESS
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Husky vehicle : SLED
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Stowe character : LEGREE
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Relative of a chisel : ADZ
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Circular greeting : LEI
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Year abroad : ANO
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Kind of feeling : SINKING
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Given name among old Chinese leaders : KAISHEK
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Old Dodgers manager called "Smokey" : ALSTON
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Enzyme suffix : ASE
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Spring festival honoree : MAYQUEEN
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Geritol target : ANEMIA
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Unruliness : DISORDER
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One of the three B's : BACH
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Annoyed : IRKED
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John of radio's "Information, Please!" : KIERAN
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Tuck in : EAT
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Follower of samedi : DIMANCHE
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Studios : ATELIERS
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"The Piano Lesson" painter : MATISSE
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Small runway craft, for short : STOL
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Walk shakily : TOTTER
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First World Series color broadcaster, 1955 : NBCTV
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Result of black's move from the upper-left board to the lower-right board : CHECKMATE
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Proved pleasing : SATWELL
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Emergency safeguard : FIREDOOR
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Yelled : CRIEDOUT
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Beginner : ROOKIE
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Devout : PIOUS
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R & B singer Brian : MCKNIGHT
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Picked up the check : TREATED
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Some corporal punishment : LASHING
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Early morning hour : SIX
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Chance : LOT
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Durham sch. : UNH
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Fun race : TENK
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Prevaricate : LIE
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Wray of "King Kong" : FAY
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Kind of chair : QUEENANNE
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Link aggregation, in computing : TRUNKING
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"Proper" speech : KINGSENGLISH
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Expression of numerical certainty : COUNTEM
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Food : EDIBLES
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Box office draws : MARQUEENAMES
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Smoothness : FLUIDITY
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Butcher's offering : LOIN
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I, in Berlin : ICH
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Poor, filmwise : ONESTAR
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Medicine approval agcy. : FDA
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Wall Street deal, in brief : LBO
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Charged particle : ION
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Sign of spring : ARIES
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___ job : DAY
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United and Allied, e.g. : VANLINES
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It's typically made of leather or plush : AUTOSEAT
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Responsibilities : CONCERNS
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Trails : PATHS
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N.B.A.'s Unseld : WES
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Darts, e.g. : PUBGAME
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Old phone user : DIALER
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Dub "sir" : BEKNIGHT
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Singer Leon : REDBONE
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Mild-mannered : DOCILE
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Skin-related : DERMAL
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Online purchase facilitator : PAYPAL
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Sheds : MOLTS
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Toward dawn : EAST
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Mad. and Lex. : AVES
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Glut : SATE
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Cheating : ROOKING
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"Cheers" role : SAM
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Like a double-decker checker : KINGED
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Celtic Neptune : LER
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Afore : ERE
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___ job : DYE

Answer summary: 15 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 9 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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