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FALSE IDENTITIES

New York Times, Sunday, January 7, 2001

Author:
Manny Nosowsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Manny Nosowsky

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 70 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 123 for Mr. Nosowsky. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York TimesNo. 0107 ( 18,688 )
Across
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Skilled felon : YEGG
5
"Hold on there!" : WHOA
9
Hustles : CONS
13
Some engines : TURBOS
19
Sphere : AREA
20
Snake dancers : HOPI
21
Fish with scarlet fins : OPAH
22
Mark for greatness : ANOINT
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He's got clout : WILLPOWER
25
She sews at home : CAROLSINGER
27
Proscribed : TABOO
28
Kind of commander : NATO
30
Air traveler's choice : CLASS
31
The great Ziegfeld : FLO
32
He'll thank you kindly : ARTAPPRECIATION
35
Too heavy makeup : GOOK
36
Prov. on Atlantic Time : PEI
37
Open court hearing : OYER
38
Equally irate : ASMAD
40
Range : ROVE
41
Actual : TANGIBLE
45
Australian crop pests : EMUS
47
Under, in a way : SEDATED
49
Conqueror of Northumberland, 954 : EDRED
50
Author Lessing : DORIS
52
VCR button : REC
53
Laundromat machine feature : COINBOX
56
Shirt style : POLO
57
Poe poem : THEBELLS
62
Matches : AGREES
63
Spoils : HAUL
64
Opera libretto : BOOK
65
"Oh, that's silly" : POOH
66
Kind of skirt : SLIT
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She's a softy : PATTYMELT
69
Start of a conclusion : ERGO
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New Age composer John : TESH
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Propose at a meeting : MOVE
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Orthodontist's concern : BITE
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Hardly a little angel : TERROR
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Uphold : ADHERETO
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Musical epilogue : CODA
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Long-suffering : PATIENT
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Start of a popular round song : ROW
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Dinnertime annoyances : CALLS
82
"Star Wars" figure, informally : ARTOO
83
Unsavory types : SLEAZES
87
"Just a Gigolo" singer, 1985 : ROTH
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The way ferries go : TOANDFRO
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When pinned, it's a lock : HASP
93
Church tenets : DOGMA
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Island with a 13th-century cathedral : IONA
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Big Apple subway line, with "the" : LEX
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Ally McBeal, e.g.: Abbr. : ATTY
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He's got a craggy face : ROCKYPROMONTORY
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Measure of conductance : MHO
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Places to drill : TEETH
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"You go not till ___ you up a glass": Hamlet : ISET
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"Do I ___ second?" : HEARA
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She plays her little game : PENNYARCADE
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She has a ghostly pallor : LILYWHITE
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Early source of spices, with "the" : ORIENT
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Challenge, metaphorically : HILL
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Hoskins role in "Hook" : SMEE
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Scott Turow title : ONEL
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Relatives of the Omaha : OSAGES
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Colorless, as writing : ARID
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Brain tests, briefly : EEGS
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Renamed oil company : ESSO
Down
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It puts you off course : YAW
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Asmara is its capital : ERITREA
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Form of dynamite : GELATIN
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Nero's successor : GALBA
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Victor's reaction : WHOOP
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What students want to know : HOW
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Watchful : OPENEYED
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Star in the sky? : AIRACE
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Shade darker than chestnut : COCOA
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___-Locka, Fla. : OPA
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Garden perennials : NARCISSI
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Yiddish writer Aleichem : SHOLOM
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Provider for Pravda : TASS
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Les États-___ : UNIS
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Former Congressman Dellums : RON
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It's hard to photograph : BIGFOOT
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Classic Bob Marley song : ONELOVE
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Rowed : STROKED
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Short report : POP
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Turner and others : LANAS
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Ran ragged : TIREDOUT
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Well-related : APT
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Something flexible to wear : ROLEX
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Bull: Prefix : TAURO
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She comes to a full stop : GRACEPERIOD
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Yankee Jeter : DEREK
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He's getting a doctor's help : GENETHERAPY
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"Why, ___ delighted!" : IDBE
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Boys in the 'hood : BROS
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She's holding things down : MOLLYBOLT
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Cotillion V.I.P. : DEB
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Operagoer's wear, maybe : STOLE
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___ spell on : CASTA
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Showed obvious interest in : OGLED
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Like some whiskey : IRISH
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Crown : PATE
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Much sought-after : HOT
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Actor born Laszlo Loewenstein : LORRE
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Prepare to surf? : LOGON
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Missing money : SHORT
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Devastation : HAVOC
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Second in a series : BETA
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Put a lid on it : POT
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Centrally, at sea : MIDSHIPS
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Made kit calls : MEWED
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"Ciao" : TATA
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007's school : ETON
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Cartoonist Chast : ROZ
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Mask : CLOAK
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Pebble Beach event : PROAM
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Quarterbacking locale? : ARMCHAIR
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Never ever : ATNOTIME
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Suds maker : SHAMPOO
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Suds : LATHERS
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Independent land since 1991 : ESTONIA
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Not so pleased : SORER
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Dutch money : FLORINS
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Alters an assessment : RERATES
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Big oil company, for short : OXY
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"You're mine!" : GOTCHA
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Common threat : ORELSE
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Harvest : YIELD
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"That's for sure" : OHYES
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Not used : NEW
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Deep border lake : TAHOE
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Newcastle's place : TYNE
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Emulates Pac-Man : EATS
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Master of photog. : NEG
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Year in Vigilius's papacy : DLI
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Table part : LEG
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"Rock 'n' Roll Is King" band : ELO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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