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CHANGE OF HEART

New York Times, Sunday, October 12, 2008

Author:
Rich Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 72 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 186 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 1012 ( 21,523 )
Across
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Sudden increase : SPIKE
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Jacks, e.g. : GAME
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Wallop : DRUB
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Fancy footwear : SPATS
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Up in the air : ALOFT
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Object of a mil. search : AWOL
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Deserve special perks, say : RATE
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Georges who wrote "Life: A User's Manual" : PEREC
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Low-budget films about hearty European meals? : DUTCHSTEWINDIES
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Even things : ATONE
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Conductor ___-Pekka Salonen : ESA
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Page with views : OPED
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Organ repair sites, briefly : ORS
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Some crew members : OARSMEN
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Hip-hop's ___ Kim : LIL
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Where hermit painters retire? : LONEARTSSTATE
36
"Impossible" response to the question "Are you sleeping?" : IAM
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"I'm not quite done yet" : ONEMORE
41
Bone: Prefix : OSTEO
42
Biography of Odin, e.g.? : SHAGGYGODSTORY
46
Traffic directors : ARROWS
50
Say without saying? : IMPLY
51
One to one, e.g. : TIE
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Bring (in) abundantly : RAKE
54
Pinza of "South Pacific" : EZIO
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Bones that support tibiae : TALI
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German beef? : ACH
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Family dinner : RIBROAST
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Eva's half sister? : ZSA
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Fingered : IDED
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Zinger : BARB
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Say A is not A, say : LIE
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College cohorts : ROOMIES
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Place to go for kitchenware? : GENERALPOTSOFFICE
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Ivory or Coast : BARSOAP
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Grp. that includes Canada and Colombia : OAS
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Hardware fastener : TNUT
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It's taken by some coll. seniors : LSAT
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It may be stroked : EGO
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Used : PREOWNED
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A little extra burnishing, maybe, in brief : TLC
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E.R. part: Abbr. : EMER
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Ltr. holders : ENVS
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Picard's counselor on "Star Trek: T.N.G." : TROI
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Narrow inlet : RIA
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Supermarket section : DAIRY
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Recital list : PIECES
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How beatniks raise kids? : INCOOLPARENTIS
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Decide to take part : OPTIN
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Make more tempting, as a deal : SWEETEN
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Worked (up) : HET
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Étagère with a single tiny shelf? : ONETHINGSTAND
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Be in a cast : ACT
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Frequent drivers : GOLFERS
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Butt : CIG
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Protester : ANTI
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Semi-attached compartment? : CAB
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Stash : HOARD
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Where citrus trees grow in small groups? : THREELIMEISLAND
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Richards : Moore :: Grant : ___ : ASNER
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Slate, for one : EMAG
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"The Virginian" author Wister : OWEN
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Hardly laid-back : TYPEA
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Mythical enchantress : MEDEA
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Explodes : POPS
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Agent with many girls : BOND
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White and wet : SNOWY
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Nigerian-born singer with five Top 40 hits : SADE
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Grade elevator : PLUS
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Wee bit : IOTA
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"Original or crispy" offerer : KFC
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Study of natural animal behavior patterns : ETHOLOGY
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Drop leaf support : GATELEG
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Staggered : AWED
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Take some off the top? : MOW
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Skull and Bones meeting attendee : ELI
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Rapper with a professional title : DRDRE
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Mrs. Gorbachev : RAISA
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4 x 4, briefly : UTE
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Infatuates : BESOTS
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Less dense : SPARSER
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Place to find a long-term companion, maybe : PETSTORE
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Oven emanation : AROMA
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Precept : TENET
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Embarrassing outbreak : SCENE
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Like cacti : SPINY
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Chamber work : NONET
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Fictional clue sniffer : ASTA
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California city where A & W root beer was born : LODI
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Skater Brian : ORSER
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Chicago journalist Mike : ROYKO
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Last Supper question : ISITI
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Rashad of football : AHMAD
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City NW of Minneapolis : MAPLEGROVE
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Lepidopterous movie monster : MOTHRA
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Moves quietly : GLIDES
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Once around : ORBIT
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Hardest to get : RAREST
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13-time Gold Glove-winning shortstop : OZZIESMITH
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Learned : WISE
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In order (to) : SOAS
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Sharp scolding : EARFUL
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Something very tough : ABEAR
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Cover in a layer : CARPET
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"How can ___?" : ILOSE
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Ceylon's capital? : SOFTC
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French pronoun : TOI
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Soothe, in a way, as a burn : BLOWON
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"American Pie" songwriter : MCLEAN
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Queue before Q : NOP
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Banker's worry : PANIC
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Ready to run later : ONTAPE
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When repeated, "Out of the way!" : BEEP
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Latin lambs : AGNI
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Raptor's roost : AERIE
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Date not marked on a calendar? : TRYST
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Circular gasket : ORING
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Inundate : DROWN
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With no adverse consequences : SCOTFREE
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Old TV's "___ Three Lives" : ILED
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Numbers, at times : DENTISTS
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Subject of a 2004 F.D.A. dietary supplement ban : EPHEDRA
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Disturbance : STIR
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Missouri feeder : OSAGE
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Done : ATANEND
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Straight: Prefix : RECTI
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Marching smartly : INSTEP
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Archaic Irish script : OGHAM
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Hanger? : NOOSE
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Kenyan grazer : ELAND
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Deep-six : SCRAP
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1970s-'80s supermodel : TIEGS
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"So be it" : AMEN
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Family head : CAPO
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Over : ANEW
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Celebration time, for short : BDAY
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Grp. with a co-pay : HMO
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High ball : LOB
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Noted war photo site, briefly : IWO
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Reagan adviser Nofziger : LYN

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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