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THE INSIDE DOPE

New York Times, Sunday, January 6, 2008

Author:
Lynn Lempel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Lynn Lempel

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {JXZ} This is puzzle # 31 for Ms. Lempel. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0106 ( 21,243 )
Across
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Kind of court : PAPAL
6
Decorative inlay material : NACRE
11
Screening : MESH
15
Took off : FLEW
19
Shooter's target : AGATE
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Facility : FLAIR
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What pi may be used to find : AREA
22
Much family history, e.g. : LORE
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*Feature of some kids' cereals : COCOAFLAVOR
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Shelter supplies : COTS
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Feeling : AURA
27
Rita Hayworth title role of 1946 : GILDA
28
Monarch's bane : NET
29
*Regular provider : GASSTATION
31
Bollix up : FLUB
32
Interior look : DECOR
34
Aniselike herbs : FENNELS
35
"___ dreaming?" : AMI
37
*Holder of the world record for the longest ovation on the operatic stage (80 minutes) : PLACIDODOMINGO
41
W.W. II noncombatants : WACS
43
Spirit : ELAN
44
Eremites : LONERS
45
"The Guns of August" figure : TSAR
49
Weekend warrior's woe : ACHE
50
Grauman of Grauman's Chinese Theater : SID
51
Swift gift : SATIRE
52
Reagan attorney general : MEESE
53
Where you can feel the heat : SAUNA
55
Part of a tennis racket : GRIP
57
Accusatory words : ETTU
59
H look-alike : ETA
60
*Let the mind believe what it likes : HUMORONESELF
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Parter of the waters : OAR
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Soyuz destination : MIR
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Governessy : PRIM
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Covers up : SHROUDS
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Behind : LATE
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Room sharer, often : SIB
74
Group west of the Atlantic: Abbr. : OAS
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*Bastion of brotherhood : MASONICLODGE
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Uniters with 51-Down : OVA
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Hug and kiss, to a Brit : SNOG
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Cracker topper : EDAM
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Bird baked in a pie : SQUAB
85
1920s anarchist in a celebrated trial : SACCO
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Some cottons : LISLES
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Tennis's Shriver : PAM
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Kierkegaard's "The Sickness ___ Death" : UNTO
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"My Way" lyricist : ANKA
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Mexican revolutionary ___ Hidalgo : MIGUEL
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Brush makeup : SAGE
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Earth Day subj. : ECOL
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*Elementary school test package : READINGBATTERY
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Slice of history : ERA
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Approaches aggressively : ACCOSTS
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Portrait photographer Arbus : DIANE
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Ralph ___, 1974 N.L. batting champ : GARR
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*Dress for the return of cool weather : FALLOUTFIT
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Indeed : YEA
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Overdo it, in a way : EMOTE
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Requirement for some degree candidates : ORAL
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___ avis : RARA
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*Not even close : WORLDSAPART
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Dungeons & Dragons figure : OGRE
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List ender : ETAL
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Ones being shot at : ENEMY
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Heinrich who wrote "Atta Troll" : HEINE
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Moneybags in "The Wind in the Willows" : TOAD
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Comfy retreats : DENS
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Unpadded : TERSE
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Synthetic fabric : ARNEL
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Grp. influential in campaigns : PAC
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Wide-eyed : AGOG
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*Alaskan cruise sighting : PACIFICHUMPBACK
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Midway, e.g. : ATOLL
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Preliminary events : LEADUP
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Cowboys' org. : NFL
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Bean who was the fourth man to walk on the moon : ALAN
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Gave up at last : CAVEDIN
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Ran amok : RIOTED
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Add instead of subtract, e.g. : ERR
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Some tubes : MACARONI
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Lover boy? : EROS
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Lights : SETSFIRETO
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Speeds up : HASTENS
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It's sour : FLATNOTE
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Disney duck : LOUIE
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Documentary filmmaker Morris : ERROL
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Gets off the bottle : WEANS
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Title on a child's bookshelf : FABLES
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Object of a vain wait : GODOT
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Lee who directed "Brokeback Mountain" : ANG
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Pay increase to keep up with inflation, in brief : COLA
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Up to one's ears : AWASH
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Former Portuguese colony in China : MACAU
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Put right : ALIGN
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Core groups : CADRES
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Piddling : MERE
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Title with a tilde : SENOR
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*Wasn't clear, as one's future : SEEMEDUNCERTAIN
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Where Monferrato wine comes from : ASTI
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Behind : REAR
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Uniters with 80-Across : SPERM
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Finds at Pompeii : MURALS
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Songlike : ARIOSO
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Suffix with sheep or goat : ISH
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Soapstone, e.g. : TALC
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Mideast's Gulf of ___ : OMAN
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Mauna ___ : LOA
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Firecracker parts : FUSES
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Cabinet inits. since 1947 : DOD
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Show annoyance with : SNAPAT
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Chef's hat : TOQUE
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Sportsman of the Year co-winner of 1998 : SOSA
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___ the Great : IVAN
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Like some electronics : SOLIDSTATE
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Politician's projection : IMAGE
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Seminole's archrival : GATOR
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Virulent virus : EBOLA
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1945 Colette novel : GIGI
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Spread some holiday joy : CAROLLED
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Quaint garden fixtures : SUNDIALS
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O.K. : LEGIT
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Where Napoleon planned his Hundred Days campaign : ELBA
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Welds : MERGES
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Reached the due date : MATURED
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Helmsman : STEERER
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That: Sp. : ESO
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"Do I have a volunteer?" : ANYONE
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Company whose production goes in cycles? : YAMAHA
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Going on : AFOOT
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Load of ships? : CARGO
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Santa ___, Calif. : CLARA
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Rodeo competitor : ROPER
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"The Nanny" actress Drescher : FRAN
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Poor returns? : ALMS
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Island-dotted lake of Northern Ireland : ERNE
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Not fair : WET
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Food additive : DYE
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___ Aviv : TEL

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

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