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MAKING T H A T SOUND

New York Times, Sunday, October 1, 2006

Author:
Ashish Vengsarkar
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ashish Vengsarkar

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 64 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Vengsarkar. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 1001 ( 20,781 )
Across
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Mitsubishi S.U.V. : MONTERO
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Knocked their socks off : WOWEDEM
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Earth : TERRA
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Wake-up call, e.g. : AROUSER
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It may be said after kissing the tips of one's fingers : OOHLALA
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Healing plants : ALOES
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What the peddler owes? : DEBTOFASALESMAN
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B-ball : HOOPS
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Bust ___ : AGUT
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Construction material in King Solomon's temple : CEDAR
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National rival : ALAMO
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Driver's aid : TEE
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Maker of the first walkie-talkie : MOTOROLA
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"All My ___ Live in Texas" (1987 #1 country hit) : EXS
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Berate : YELLAT
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Lt.'s subordinate : ENS
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Top Tatar's tattler? : THERATOFKHAN
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Jellied dishes in England : EELS
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Place for a father-to-be: Abbr. : SEM
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First name in gossip : RONA
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Passes : ENACTS
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Squad leaders: Abbr. : SSGTS
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Way to the top : TBAR
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Shirt tag info : CARE
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Not knowing what to do : ATSEA
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"You're ___!" (Archie Bunker comment) : APIP
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Advice for an understaffed yachtsman? : USEBOATHANDS
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___ seul (solo dance) : PAS
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Change for a fin : FIVEONES
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Net alternative : COM
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Close pitches : DUSTERS
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Kind of acid : ACETIC
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Unable to get loose : SECURED
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Site of a 1797 Napoleon victory : RIVOLI
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Cause of some spots : RUBELLA
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Screwball : NUT
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Apple holder, maybe : ROASTPIG
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St. Martin, e.g. : ILE
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Result of whipping? : WELTCREATION
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Architect William Van ___ : ALEN
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Simmons competitor : SERTA
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Suffix with flex : IBLE
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Cartoonist who drew the Shmoo : CAPP
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Mimics : APERS
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Some hotel visits : TRYSTS
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Summer coolers : ADES
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Clamor : HUE
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Spanish for "are" : ESTA
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Best-selling baseball equipment? : POPULARMITTS
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Sec : DRY
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Neverland : UTOPIA
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Common street name : ELM
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At no charge : COSTFREE
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Classic New Yorker cartoonist ___ Irvin : REA
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100 centimes : FRANC
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___ set (group of tools) : PLIER
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Early Beatles, affectionately : LADS
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"The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?" writer : ALBEE
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Packer fan's angry cry after an interception? : TAKEMYBRETTAWAY
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Massey of "Rosalie" : ILONA
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Slimmest election margin : ONEVOTE
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Cupidity : AVARICE
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Cake part : LAYER
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Balcony's edge : PARAPET
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Gifts : TALENTS
Down
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___ Defarge of "A Tale of Two Cities" : MADAME
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Hells Canyon locale : OREGON
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"Quit your excuses" : NOBUTS
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All, in music : TUTTO
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That, to Tadeo : ESO
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Call : REF
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Ouija, e.g. : ORACLE
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Blue dye : WOAD
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Dancing girl in "The Return of the Jedi" : OOLA
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"The ground ___ she trod": Milton : WHEREON
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Urban carriers : ELS
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Patterned fabric : DAMASK
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Operation Exodus participant : ELAL
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"Every ___ king" : MANA
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Literally, "big water" : TAHOE
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Grp. with the 1977 platinum album "Out of the Blue" : ELO
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Hoboes by nature? : ROOTLESSPEOPLE
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Anti-Prohibitionist's cause : REPEAL
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Ledger column : ASSETS
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Burn : SEAR
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Repetitive sort : MYNA
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Delivery lines: Abbr. : RTES
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Law man? : OHM
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Unknown : XFACTOR
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Riga native : LETT
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Show horse : ARAB
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Ring figure : TORO
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Ox-eyed queen of myth : HERA
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Means to ___ : ANEND
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Fla. vacation spot : STPETE
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Black currant flavor in wines : CASSIS
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Bush activities : SAFARIS
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Skeletal support in a sponge : SPICULE
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Muppet seller's gender guideline? : GIVEBERTTOABOY
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Lao-___ : TSE
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1940's first lady : BESS
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Woeful words : AHME
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Flashback caption : EARLIER
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Transfers : ASSIGNS
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Cry made with one's arm behind one's back : UNCLE
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Less than right? : ACUTE
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Real-life boxing champ who appeared in "Rocky II" : DURAN
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Lubrication channel : OILWAY
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VCR insert : TVTAPE
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Bottom-of-letter abbr. : ENCL
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Panpharmacon : CUREALL
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Insomnia cause : DRIP
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O'Connor successor : ALITO
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Alley ___ : OOP
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Recipe abbr. : TBSP
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Fast server? : ACER
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Island that's part of 90-Down: Abbr. : TASM
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Big fat mouth : TRAP
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See 84-Down: Abbr. : AUST
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Clash (with) : SPAR
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Floor wiper : DAMPMOP
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Elevs. : HTS
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Overseas train service : EURAIL
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___ Artois, beer from Belgium : STELLA
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"Mr. Belvedere" co-star : UECKER
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Hit man : ICER
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Pawed : TOREAT
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Attract : DRAWIN
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Blue-pencil : REDACT
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Impatient agreement : YESYES
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Start to a bit of bad news : IFEAR
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Blaze : FLARE
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Opposite of under : ATOP
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Kid watcher : NANA
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Suffix with electro- : LYTE
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Sarcastic comment : IBET
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Little Rock-to-Memphis dir. : ENE
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Seductive Longoria : EVA
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New Deal inits. : TVA
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Chess champion Mikhail : TAL

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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