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RETRONYMS

New York Times, Sunday, October 15, 1995

Author:
Mel Rosen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mel Rosen

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 142, Blocks: 74 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 26 for Mr. Rosen. NYT links: Across Lite
Notepad: More descriptive names to differentiate old things from their new form
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© 1995, The New York TimesNo. 1015 ( 16,777 )
Across
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Relative of "oy" : ALAS
5
Early poet laureate Henry : PYE
8
Mine vapor : DAMP
12
A lot : HEAPS
17
Pitcher's stat : SAVES
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King Duncan's resting place : IONA
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Mixed bag : OLIO
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"My Fair Lady" locale : ASCOT
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The press : PRINTJOURNALISM
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Animal track : SPOOR
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Attempt to escape : EVASION
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"Beetle Bailey" dog : OTTO
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Fill in (for) : TEMP
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_____ supra (where mentioned above) : UBI
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Singer Stevens : CAT
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Reuben's base : RYE
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"Billy _____" (Keith Waterhouse satire) : LIAR
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Bar into? : ISO
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Pathetic : SAD
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Undershirts : TEES
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Coffee additive : REALCREAM
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Words before cuff or record : OFFTHE
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Speak in a high voice : CHIRP
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"Woe _____" : ISME
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Supermarket department : DELI
49
Traveled with the Tlingit : CANOED
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Postal service, once: Abbr. : RFD
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"_____ was saying..." : ASI
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Be silent, in music : TACET
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Defenseless : UNARMED
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Durable wood : LARCH
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Quell, as rioters : TEARGAS
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Dishes (out) : METES
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Juice extraction device : REAMER
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Ballet star : DANSEUSE
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Dallas inst. : SMU
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Popular sporting event : DAYBASEBALL
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Business inits. since 1920 : ITT
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Early clock : HOROLOGE
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Sign of spring : GEMINI
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"A Garden of Earthly Delights" novelist : OATES
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Think through : ANALYZE
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Wined and dined : FETED
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Going price : CARFARE
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Fargo's partner : WELLS
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Rather than : ERE
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Census detail : SEX
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Refuses to deal with : SCORNS
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"Très _____!" : BIEN
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Killer whales : ORCS
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Big Sky conference team : IDAHO
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Big name in Gdansk : WALESA
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Slalom participant : SNOWSKIER
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Win at cat-and-mouse : TRAP
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Latin 101 verb : AMO
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_____ dancing : ICE
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Group of badgers : CETE
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California has a big one : SUR
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Southern Australia's _____ Bay : EMU
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George's predecessor : RON
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Ardor : GLOW
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'60s-'70s pitcher Jim : KAAT
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Moorish castle : ALCAZAR
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Papyrus' family : SEDGE
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Communications device : ROTARYTELEPHONE
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Crosswise to the keel : ABEAM
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Pointed stick : GOAD
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Mattress support : SLAT
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Looks after : TENDS
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Mud nesters : WASPS
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Out of action : IDLE
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Podium pauses : ERS
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Gist : MEAT
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Air : ASPECT
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Young insects : LARVAE
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Fly : AVIATE
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D.C. figures : SENS
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Show the way : PIONEER
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"_____ Send Me" (Sam Cooke hit) : YOU
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Join up : ENROLL
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Colorado tributary : DOLORES
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"Rope-a-dope" boxer : ALI
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Is too soon or too late : MISTIMES
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Apples and pears : POMES
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Closer : HASP
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Clairvoyant's claim : ESP
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Singer's accompaniment : ACOUSTICGUITAR
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Bureaucratic bigwig : POOBAH
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Unit of progress : STRIDE
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Child's order? : STIR
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Bit of buffoonery : ANTIC
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Reckless act : JOYRIDE
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Nintendo forerunner : ATARI
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Mind-set : MOOD
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Achieve : SCORE
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Eliot's "cruellest" mo. : APR
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Asian nurse : AMAH
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Greek cheeses : FETAS
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Broaden : FLARE
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Lines of fashion : HEMS
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Gratuity : CUMSHAW
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Buttercup family plant : ANEMONE
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Many Scandinavians : NATURALBLONDES
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Extra weight : FLAB
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Undermine : DAMAGE
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Leaning to the right : ITALIC
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_____ diamondback (venomous snake) : EASTERN
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Glossinidae members : TSETSES
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Sugarcoated medication : DRAGEE
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Bowler's button : RESET
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Thick liquers : CREMES
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Photo abbr. : ENL
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Size up : EYE
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Judo degree : DAN
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Crate qty. : DOZ
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Remain : BIDE
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One in a fine mess? : OLLIE
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Recedes, diseasewise : LYSES
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Mus. ensemble : ORCH
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Like the game, to Sherlock : AFOOT
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Moonwort, for one : FERN
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Chiefly : ASARULE
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Decorative furniture veneer : ROSEWOOD
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Top-of-the-watch number : XII
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Execute perfectly : NAIL
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Decorative knot of ribbons : COCKADE
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Kind of word : SWEAR
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Makes potable, in a way : DESALTS
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1939 invasion site : WARSAW
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Simple creature : AMOEBA
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Holds back : STAYS
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Mother's whistler : KETTLE
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Make a board decision : REZONE
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Plummer of film : AMANDA
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Most perfect : PUREST
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Pembroke pooch : CORGI
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"Bill paid" paper: Abbr. : RCPT
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Beauts : GEMS
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Sound of a break-in? : AHEM
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Interstice : GAP
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Mikhail of chess fame : TAL
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Flair for music : EAR

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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