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THE LONG AND SHORT OF IT

New York Times, Sunday, January 9, 2011

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 72 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 138 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 0109 ( 22,342 )
Across
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Thanksgiving staple : PIE
4
"Big ___," 1995 Notorious B.I.G. hit : POPPA
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Some special deals : TWOFERS
16
Entanglement : WEB
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Beer buyers' needs : IDS
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Low profile maintainer : ALIAS
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Purifies : REFINES
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Exclusively : ALL
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Manic desire to make sweaters when the weekend starts? : SATURDAYKNITFEVER
26
Certain corp. takeover : LBO
27
Musical virtuosity : CHOPS
28
Uncharitable : MEAN
29
One side of a shutout : NIL
30
Put away : STOW
31
"I shouldn't have done that" : OOPS
32
Contents of the Visine Gazette? : EYEWHITENESSNEWS
37
Empty words : PAP
38
Spot for a stream : GLEN
39
Half brother of Athena : ARES
40
Naval need of old : TAR
41
Like the narrowest of wins : ONEPOINT
43
Mends : DARNS
45
Hardly surprising : NORMAL
48
Parts of many cheerleading uniforms? : SLIGHTSKIRTS
50
Where brown and white meet : TANLINE
51
Music category : SOUL
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Bit of chicken feed : OAT
53
Plumbing, e.g. : TRADE
55
Sticky sticks : GUM
56
Disastrous : FATAL
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Chock-a-block : SOLID
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Author in the 1950s "angry young men" movement : AMIS
62
"True Blood" network : HBO
63
Addison's "___ to Creation" : ODE
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Cleanup crew's goal? : ZIPPOLITTER
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Badge material : TIN
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Caterer's vessel : URN
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Part of a code : GENE
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Photography problem : GLARE
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"Ghosts of the ___" (James Cameron documentary about the Titanic) : ABYSS
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Whither Cain fled : NOD
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Furnishes : LENDS
76
Musician Brian : ENO
77
___ Rosada (Argentine presidential manor) : CASA
79
Dandy things? : TIEPINS
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Punchophobic? : AFRAIDOFHITS
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Layers : STRATA
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Asks for help, in a way : PRAYS
88
Getting help, in a way : ONRELIEF
90
London's Old ___ : VIC
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Unwelcome stocking stuffer : COAL
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Like some highlighter colors : NEON
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2006 Verizon acquisition : MCI
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Company whose motto is "Our pilots are moderately intelligent"? : BRIGHTISHAIRWAYS
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Black : EBON
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Repetition : ROTE
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"Giant" in "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" : ANT
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Layer : COAT
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All-too-public tiff : SCENE
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Org. that supports water fluoridation : ADA
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"That thar was an appropriate thing to say!"? : THEMSFITTINGWORDS
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Many a hand sanitizer : GEL
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Undeniable success : HOMERUN
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Major-league manager Joe : TORRE
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Urban rollers : ELS
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Message in a bottle : SOS
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Bringing forth young, as sheep : YEANING
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Springe : SNARE
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Batiking need : DYE
Down
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Sinatra portrayer on "S.N.L." : PISCOPO
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Residents of Canyon County : IDAHOANS
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Legal impediment : ESTOPPEL
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Three, four and five, usually : PARS
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Outdated : OLD
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___ mater (cranial membrane) : PIA
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Checks, e.g. : PAYMENTS
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Not straight : ASKEW
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Singer Lopez : TRINI
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Like some snow : WET
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Vacationing : OFF
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Voldemort's portrayer in the Harry Potter films : FIENNES
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Begrudges : ENVIES
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Reacts to a shock : REELS
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Div. of a former union : SSR
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Cronkite when at the top of the ratings? : WALTERMIGHTY
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The radius extends from it : ELBOW
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Explodes : BLOWS
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Boom markets : UPS
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"On second thought, forget it" : NAH
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Tie-up : SNARL
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Root of diplomacy : ELIHU
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Musical featuring "The Way He Makes Me Feel" : YENTL
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Like crab apples : TART
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John Steinbeck's middle name : ERNST
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Top-grossing concert act of 1989, '94 and '05, with "the" : STONES
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"The Government Inspector" playwright : GOGOL
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Home of Galileo Galilei Airport : PISA
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___ box (computer screen pop-up) : DIALOG
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Big guns : ARTILLERY
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Most hopeless moment : NADIR
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Jackal-headed god : ANUBIS
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Nonstarters? : LEMONS
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Reagan-era surgeon general : KOOP
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Unexciting : TAME
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Insurance quote : RATE
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Water sources : FOUNTS
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Dexterous : ADROIT
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Easily damaged major organs? : TENDERVITALS
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Tore : SPED
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"___ Story," 1989 best seller : DIANAS
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Ethan Frome's sickly wife : ZEENA
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Wayhouses : INNS
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Half-human counselor on "Star Trek: T.N.G." : TROI
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Program problem : GLITCH
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Drained of blood : ASHEN
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Help (out) : BAIL
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___ Hughes, 2002 Olympic skating gold medalist : SARAH
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Brooklyn's ___ Island : CONEY
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"Hair" hairstyles : AFROS
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Baseball Hall-of-Famer with the autobiography "Maybe I'll Pitch Forever" : PAIGE
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1940s White House dog : FALA
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Political caller's request : DONATION
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Covered with trees : TIMBERED
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"For another thing ..." : SECONDLY
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They deliver : POSTMEN
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Savoir-faire : FINESSE
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Industry built around shooting stars? : CINEMA
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Talks big : BRAGS
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Barrel racing venue : RODEO
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Chevy S.U.V. : TAHOE
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Winter windshield problem : ICING
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Cheap booze : ROT
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Light figures? : WATTS
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Sphere or system starter : ECO
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"Little ___' Pea" (1936 cartoon) : SWEE
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Your alternative : THY
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Mumbai Mr. : SRI
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Beer and skittles : FUN
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Big D.C. lobby : NRA
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Dog's sound : GRR

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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