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New York Times, Sunday, January 7, 2007

Author:
Ashish Vengsarkar
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ashish Vengsarkar

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 70 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Vengsarkar. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 0107 ( 20,879 )
Across
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Cross, maybe : MEDAL
6
Met expectations? : ARIAS
11
Refuge : SAFEHAVEN
20
Nitrogen compound : AMINE
21
TV exec Arledge : ROONE
22
Last czarina of Russia : ALEXANDRA
23
"Absolutely, ambassador" : YESYOURXLNC
25
Colonies, e.g. : DOMINIONS
26
Frigid : ARCTIC
27
Southern group address : YALL
28
Alliance dissolved in 1977 : SEATO
29
"Wonderful!" : OOH
30
Pulitzer Prize subj. : HIST
32
Continental capital : EURO
34
Starter: Abbr. : IGN
36
Island with a Hindu majority : BALI
39
Like some unpopular leaders : BURNEDINFEG
45
Computer pioneer Lovelace and others : ADAS
48
The Huskies of the N.C.A.A. : UCONN
50
Fraternity letters : NUS
51
Captivate : ENGAGE
52
Antivenins, e.g. : SERA
53
Award-winning TV host : LNDGENERES
56
Charles Lindbergh, once : RANSOMER
58
Buzzer : BEE
59
Blue-pencil : REDACT
60
Advance : LOAN
62
Academy head : PLATO
63
Follower of mars : AVRIL
64
Modern greeting : ECARD
66
Narrow the gap with : GAINON
67
Marine mammal : SEALION
70
Advantageousness : XPDNC
71
Fair fare : CORNDOG
72
Friends : ALLIES
73
Went downhill : SKIED
74
"___ ramparts!" : TOTHE
75
St.-Tropez's Place des ___ : LICES
76
Bingo call : BTEN
77
Cuneiform discovery site : AMARNA
79
Cartesian conclusion : IAM
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"It's dark in here!" : ICANTSEE
84
x : UNKNOWNNTT
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Ad time : NITE
87
Main international airport of Japan : NARITA
91
Width measure : EEE
92
Holy text : KORAN
93
Raison d'___ : ETRE
94
1 + 1 = 2, e.g. : LMNTARYMATH
97
Great American Ball Park team : REDS
98
Death on the Nile cause, perhaps : ASP
100
"Brave New World" drug : SOMA
101
Usher in : SEAT
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___-Boy : LAZ
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Keep an ___ the ground : EARTO
109
Some Wall St. deals : LBOS
112
Daughter of Zeus : ATHENA
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Claim : ASSERTION
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Weighty issue? : OBCTPROBLEM
120
Scoots over : MAKESROOM
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Prudential competitor : AETNA
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Female demon : LAMIA
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Nickname for Tasmania : APPLEISLE
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Waste : DROSS
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City on the Rhone : LYONS
Down
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"Apocalypto" subject : MAYA
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Like some profs. : EMER
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Wink in tiddlywinks, e.g. : DISC
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"Take your pick" : ANYTHING
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Sainted pope of 682 : LEOII
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Airport sign abbr. : ARR
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Classic theater name : ROXY
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Seat of Allen County, Kan. : IOLA
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Shaker leader : ANNLEE
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Shut off : SECLUDE
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Dirge : SADSONG
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Natural balm : ALOE
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Relief provider, for short : FEMA
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Out : EXIT
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Capital once known as Thang Long ("Ascending Dragon") : HANOI
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Cuckoo bird : ANI
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Streaming content : VDOONDEMAND
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Composer Dohnányi : ERNO
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Ambassador or Statesman of old autodom : NASH
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Campus 100 miles NW of L.A. : UCSB
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Hip : TUNEDIN
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Oysters ___ season : RIN
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Molotov cocktail component : GASOLINE
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Onion, for one : BULB
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Teen trouble : ACNE
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Treasure-trove : LODE
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Not built up : RURAL
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Tiny time unit: Abbr. : NSEC
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Capacitance measure : FARAD
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Richard of old westerns and action films : EGAN
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Pentagon fig. : GEN
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Playground retort : ARETOO
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It's a wrap : SARONG
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Most gutsy : NERVIEST
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___ Circus (where St. Peter was crucified) : NEROS
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Enter : STEPIN
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Fictional knight named for a bird of prey : SPARHAWK
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Carriage : LANDAU
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Fabulous monster : ORC
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Property recipients : ALIENEES
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Do, re, mi : CDE
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"I've ___ Strings" (Pinocchio song) : GOTNO
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Like tears : SALINE
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Bring out : ELICIT
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Rare ex-prisoner : ALCATRAZSKP
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Classic Jaguar : XKE
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Some horns : CORNETS
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Brooking no dissent : STERN
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Lead-in to bow or hike : TAKEA
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Show pride, in a way : BEAM
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Memory: Prefix : MNEM
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About : INRE
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Just barely : ATAD
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Much of Colo. : MTNS
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"Mad TV" rival, for short : SNL
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Marin and Sonoma's region : NORTHBAY
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"I'll get this" : ITSONME
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Chinese "way" : TAO
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Two bags of groceries, say : ARMLOAD
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Talk on and on, Down Under : YABBER
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Get wind of : HEAR
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Intrinsically : PERSE
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Ringlike formation : ATOLL
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Priest of the East : LAMA
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"Pronto" : ASAP
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Longfellow's bell town : ATRI
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Paraguay and others : RIOS
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Cleaver or lever : TOOL
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Numerical prefix : OCTO
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RR stops : STNS
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Sailor's saint : ELMO
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Ruhr refusal : NEIN
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Latin 101 verb : AMAS
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Reef dweller : EEL
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Not abroad : PAS

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later.

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