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NOVEL EXPRESSIONS

New York Times, Sunday, October 12, 2003

Author:
David J. Kahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David J. Kahn

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 78 Missing: {J} This is puzzle # 99 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 1012 ( 19,696 )
Across
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Hang back : LAG
4
Shot in the arm : HYPO
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Like tigers and yaks : ASIAN
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Employer of many scientists : NASA
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___ Miss : OLE
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Cape Province settlers : BOERS
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Toothpaste introduced in 1915 : IPANA
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Kind of position : FETAL
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Creator of 47-Across : CERVANTES
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"Don't tell a soul" : MUMSTHEWORD
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Individually : APIECE
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Apple products : CIDERS
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38-Down's home : ARABIA
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"Don't do me any favors" : THANKYOUFORNOTHING
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Historic Italian family name : ESTE
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___ alcohol : BUTYL
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Faith: Abbr. : REL
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"Aeneid" figure : EROS
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Send on : REFER
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Red, for one : NLER
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Set up : FRAME
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Ornamental shrub : SPIREA
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Classic saga from which the expressions at 23-, 29-, 63-, 83-, 100-, 111- and 114-Across all originated : DONQUIXOTE
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Patriotic org. : DAR
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Quirk : TIC
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Can openings? : BREAKOUTS
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Straying : ERRANT
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Lucie's dad : DESI
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In ___ (seething) : ARAGE
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Rosary recital : AVEMARIA
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"Anything you want" : THESKYSTHELIMIT
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Coolers : ICEBOXES
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Basketball defenses : ZONES
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Evasive : EELY
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Reconciled : MADEUP
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Involved : ELABORATE
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Mamie Eisenhower ___ Doud : NEE
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Newlywed in '68 headlines : ARI
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Bad feeling : NOLOVELOST
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Onetime Missouri tribe : OSAGES
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Flogged : CANED
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62-Down rival, for short : AMEX
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Chewy treat : SMORE
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With 74-Down, Marvel Comics founder : STAN
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"Wheel of Fortune" request : ANI
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Desserts baked in muffin tins : BABAS
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Short distance : INCH
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Be fair to a fault : GIVETHEDEVILHISDUE
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Wish, with "to" : ASPIRE
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Long John Silver feature : ONELEG
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Nips and tucks : ALTERS
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Short distance : STONESTHROW
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Be suspicious : SMELLARAT
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47-Across and the like : TALES
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Haile Selassie follower : RASTA
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See 18-Down : TAXES
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W.W. II map: Abbr. : ETO
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Ones in need of refinement : ORES
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96-Down in 28-Across : AMEER
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"The Naked Jungle" menace : ANTS
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Cave : DEN
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Get seated : LOCATE
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Hebrew letters : ALEPHS
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Old medicine? : GERIATRICS
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Raccoonlike mammal : HONEYBEAR
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Up to now : YET
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Like most store-bought bread : PRECUT
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Harden, in a way : OSSIFY
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Archer, at times : AIMER
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Brush off : SPURN
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Reply to "You are not!" : IAMSO
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Reply: Abbr. : ANS
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Holman who was known as Mister Basketball : NAT
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Enya, notably : NEWAGER
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Hardly the full gamut : ATOB
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Delhi attire : SARI
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"Betsy's Wedding" actor : ALDA
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With 118-Across, subject of an I.R.S. request : BACK
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Popular house gift : FERN
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Finish : VENEER
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Flag down : HAIL
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Euro competitor: Abbr. : DOL
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Lord's Prayer start : OUR
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Bygone terror, for short : TREX
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Grinder : HERO
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Kind of gun : RADAR
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Saudi's neighbor : OMANI
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A name that people lie about? : SERTA
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Amethyst's mo. : FEB
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Fruitcake : NUT
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Fleur-de-___ : LIS
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Manhattan Project scientist : FERMI
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Part of C.S.T.: Abbr. : STD
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Word with sugar or cream : PIE
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Some clothing shades : DARKS
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Unhurt : OKAY
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Holiday drinks : NOGS
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Bird with brilliant green and scarlet plumage : QUETZAL
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Brim (with) : TEEM
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Relative affluence : EASE
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Figure of interest? : RATE
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"How can ___?" : ITBE
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Whistle, maybe : ALERT
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Plastic producer : VISA
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Pester : HOUND
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Big show : EXPO
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Wanderer : HOBO
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"The Dukes of Hazzard" spin-off : ENOS
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Apple products : IMACS
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Small weight on the finger? : CARAT
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City next to the Twin Cities : EDINA
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Gave rise to : ENGENDERED
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See 92-Across : LEE
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Agreement : YES
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Time before : EVE
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Big Apple subway, with "the" : LEX
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Pulitzer-winning TV critic : TOMSHALES
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"___ Beso" (Paul Anka hit) : ESO
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Driver's place : LANE
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Drop : OMIT
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Grain bristle : ARISTA
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Some roarers : ENGINES
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Baseball's Maglie : SAL
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They sometimes have presidents' names: Abbr. : AVES
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___ canto : BEL
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Zoroastrian literature : AVESTA
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Potentate, say : BIGMAN
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Preacher : CURATE
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"An Actor's Life" autobiographer : HESTON
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Rages : IRES
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Mount : HORSE
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Quick Internet message : ENOTE
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Noted name in Scotch whiskey : DEWAR
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Pandora's release : ILLS
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About : ASTO
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Headline : STAR
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Fishing need : POLE
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Song syllable : TRA
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It can be cured : HAM
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Business card abbr. : EXT

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

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