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That's an Order

New York Times, Sunday, October 12, 1997

Author:
Nancy Salomon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Nancy Salomon

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 70 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 3 for Ms. Salomon. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 1012 ( 17,505 )
Across
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Puts down : DERIDES
8
Puts up : ERECTS
14
Passover breads : MATZOS
20
Surplus : OVERAGE
21
Fish that hitches rides : REMORA
22
Broadcast, e.g. : AIRING
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Order to a longshoreman? : GETALOADOFTHIS
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Surgical probe : STYLET
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Busy : INUSE
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Caesar, for one : SID
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Civil rights leader Medgar : EVERS
30
Antique car owner's need, for short : TLC
31
Perfect number : TEN
32
Order to a C.P.A.? : GOFIGURE
35
Fatigues : WEARIES
38
The Gipper : REAGAN
41
Robert Blake TV series : BARETTA
43
City on the Saône and Rhone : LYONS
44
That Geller feller : URI
45
Garden pests : SLUGS
46
Snaps of the fingers : INSTANTS
48
Order to an art gallery worker? : HANGINTHERE
52
Kind of sale : REDTAG
53
Spleen : IRE
54
Le ___ Noël : PERE
55
Telecast over : RERAN
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Where to hear "O patria mia" : AIDA
60
Give thumbs down : NIX
61
Some dances : PROMS
63
Breathing fire : MAD
64
Polished : SHINED
66
"Takin' It ___ Streets" (1976 hit) : TOTHE
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Order to a quarterback? : TAKEAHIKE
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Over and done with : ENDED
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Family once called "the landlords of New York" : ASTORS
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Hurray for José : OLE
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Old "S.N.L." name : GILDA
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Pindar work : ODE
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Gimlet or screwdriver : TOOL
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Soap seller : AMWAY
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Dweeb : NERD
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Anthem contraction : OER
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Wreck : DERAIL
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Order to an editor? : MARKMYWORDS
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Like Burns's "schemes o' mice an' men" : BESTLAID
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Thick locks : MANES
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Crew tool : OAR
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Siouan language : OMAHA
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Makes potable, in a way : DESALTS
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Grabs in monopolistic fashion : BUYSUP
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Strength: Var. : POTENCE
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Order to a surgeon? : CUTITOUT
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Gun grp. : NRA
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Up to : TIL
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Close to, once : ANEAR
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Navy NCO : CPO
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Kind of quarter : LATIN
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Making redundant : FIRING
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Order to a sloppy senator? : CLEANUPYOURACT
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Park, for one : AVENUE
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One who minds : HEEDER
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One out? : ESCAPEE
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Troubles : BESETS
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Rococo : ORNATE
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Burr and Hamilton, e.g. : DUELERS
Down
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Goldbrick : DOGIT
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More level : EVENER
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Do piano work : RETUNE
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Bank offerings, for short : IRAS
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Hill's partner : DALE
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It may need stroking : EGO
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Word with high or hunting : SEASON
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Like loose soil : ERODIBLE
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Call, in a way : REF
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Hosp. employee : EMT
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Sticks together : COHERES
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Three-legged stand : TRIVET
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Letter encl. : SASE
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Billiard shot : MASSE
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Small British island : AIT
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Order to a D.A. with a hung jury? : TRYTRYAGAIN
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Whole slew of : ZILLION
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Like early postcards : ONECENT
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Pepper, e.g. : SGT
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"What's the ___?" : DIF
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Congo neighbor : RWANDA
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One with a successful day on Wall Street : GAINER
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Indian ox : GAUR
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Push : URGE
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Baja opposite : ALTA
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Snake sound : SSS
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Calendar abbr. : AUG
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Can-opening aid : GRIPPER
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Ticket info, maybe : TIER
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Jewish pledge of faith : SHEMA
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They're on a sched. : STNS
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Imply : HINTAT
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Musical composition : ARIOSO
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Adjoining : NEXTTO
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Medium pace : TROT
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Use the spade again : REDIG
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Fan sound : RAH
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Not alfresco : INDOOR
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Transferred the title : DEEDED
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Bean counters : ADDERS
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"Cheers!" : SKOAL
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Fannie ___ : MAE
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Progress : HEADWAY
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Order to a cue card handler? : HOLDTHELINE
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Tarzan portrayer : ELY
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Quirks : KINKS
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Sch. type : ELEM
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1986 Starship hit : SARA
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Recover from a drenching : DRYOUT
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Knight's fair lady : MAIDEN
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Off the mark : WIDE
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Flair : ELAN
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Fountain treat : MALT
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Not backing : ANTI
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Prescription for burnout : RESTCURE
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Common correlatives : ORS
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40's-50's music : BOP
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Showing a lot of feeling : EMOTIVE
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Sendups : SATIRES
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Actress Stapleton : MAUREEN
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Rock climber : SCALER
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Uplifted : BUOYED
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Open a package, maybe : UNTAPE
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Supermarket employee : PRICER
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Pens : CAGES
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Vs. : OPP
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Primes the pot : ANTES
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Sonar signal : ECHO
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Time-honored name? : LUCE
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It's east of the Caspian : ARAL
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Dynamite : FAB
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It fits under a head : NUT
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Nabokov novel : ADA
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End amount : NET
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Big Ten inits. : OSU

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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