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New York Times, Friday, January 31, 2003

Going-nowhere position, in modern lingo

Author:
Brendan Emmett Quigley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Brendan Emmett Quigley

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 37 Missing: {FQ} This is puzzle # 81 for Mr. Quigley. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York Times1/31/03 ( No. 19,442 )
Across
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"Star Trek: Voyager" captain : JANEWAY
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"Look out!" : HEADSUP
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"You haven't started yet, have you?" : AMILATE
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"Paradise City" rocker : AXLROSE
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Make a bad entrance? : BREAKIN
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Library collection : VOLUMES
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It may keep you on your toes : BALLET
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It gets shelved : ETAGERE
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Ones who are handed sentences: Abbr. : EDS
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First Russian Literature Nobelist : BUNIN
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Reparteeist : WIT
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Per ___ : DIEM
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Large red hog with drooping ears : DUROC
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Nothin' : NADA
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One way to buy things : ONCREDIT
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They're represented by blue : BOYS
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Skiffle instrument : JUG
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Prince, e.g. : SON
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Choreographer Moiseyev : IGOR
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Starter course at a Spanish meal : GAZPACHO
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Uppity type : SNOB
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Library science innovator : DEWEY
43
A head : EACH
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U.S.A.F. E-7, e.g. : NCO
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Like some bonds : RATED
47
Common female middle name : MAE
48
Nostalgic time : OLDDAYS
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Señorita, say : LATINA
53
Arrivals : COMINGS
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Perth Amboy is at its mouth : RARITAN
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Generally speaking : ASARULE
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Gate-crash : INTRUDE
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Two fins : TENSPOT
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It doesn't include overtime : BASEPAY
Down
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Made a painful connection to : JABBED
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Common news source : AMRADIO
3
Big name in ratings : NIELSEN
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It's known for its tight security : ELAL
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Twister's trail : WAKE
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Slaving away : ATIT
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Thirst : YEN
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Poor soul : HAVENOT
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Unheard-of : EXOTIC
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Scottish poet ___ Ramsay : ALLAN
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Psychedelic, say : DRUG
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By fair means or foul : SOMEWAY
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Passwords' partners : USERIDS
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The euro replaced it : PESETA
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Immature one : BUD
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Altdorf is its capital : URI
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Going-nowhere position, in modern lingo : MCJOB
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Temperature abbr. : DEG
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Present occasion : NONCE
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1921 man-vs.-machine play : RUR
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Burlesque accessory : BOA
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One may bug you : SPY
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Nearby : INCLOSE
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Krupa played for him : GOODMAN
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Gears up : GETSSET
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Really move : AWE
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Series end, in England : ZED
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Chew the scenery : HAMITUP
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It's heard at some hockey games : OCANADA
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Vehicle with caterpillar treads : SNOCAT
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Kind of colors : DAYGLO
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"Death of a Naturalist" poet : HEANEY
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Incurred : RANUP
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Ones who make scenes?: Abbr. : DIRS
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Superboy's sweetheart : LANA
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Newspaper section, with "the" : ARTS
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It may need air : TIRE
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Corduroy feature : RIB

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

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