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FIGURES OF SPEECH

New York Times, Sunday, October 15, 2000

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 136, Blocks: 72 Missing: {JZ} This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York TimesNo. 1015 ( 18,604 )
Across
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Eat in a hurry : WOLF
5
Comet rival : BONAMI
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Low spot : DELL
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"See you" : TATA
19
Jabir al-Ahmad al-Sabah, e.g. : EMIR
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Egg container : OVISAC
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Touching activity : EPEE
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Author Hunter a k a Ed McBain : EVAN
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"Give me a mudpack," e.g. : FACIALEXPRESSION
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Director of the "Dr. Mabuse" films : LANG
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Collectibles, so to speak : TREASURES
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Fume : BOIL
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Peace offering : AMENDS
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Succeeds : RISES
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Bad blood : RANCOR
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Row of pawns, e.g. : OCTET
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Broker's action : BID
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___ of Japan : SEA
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"My suitcase is better than yours," e.g. : BAGGAGECLAIM
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A Swiss army knife has lots of them : USES
43
Subdued : STAID
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Wands : RODS
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They fill holes : LACES
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"Any bullets in this thing?," e.g. : LOADEDQUESTION
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Land of the eland : KALAHARI
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Have an effect : REDOUND
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Firing squad?: Abbr. : NRA
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Rogue : SCALAWAG
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Cut back : PARE
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Best-selling car in America, 1997-99 : CAMRY
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"Olympic track events are thrilling," e.g. : RUNNINGCOMMENTARY
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Visibly astonished : AGAPE
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Borrower's handouts : IOUS
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Game with a ball that no player ever touches : ROULETTE
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Gothic author Radcliffe : ANN
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Paul of "Casablanca" : HENREID
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Says "please" and then some : IMPLORES
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"You might want to check the carburetor," e.g. : AUTOSUGGESTION
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Roll top? : ALIST
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Fleeting feeling : PANG
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How to get something from nothing, perhaps : MAGIC
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Practiced : ABLE
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"I'll give you $100 for that buffet table," e.g. : COUNTEROFFER
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Theater sound : SHH
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Place for a plug : EAR
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Little one : CHILD
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Says no : DEMURS
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Carrier that bought Piedmont in the 1980's : USAIR
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Most strapping : HALEST
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Indicator of current trends? : VANE
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Swamps : INUNDATES
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St. Patrick's home : ERIN
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"I'm making a quilt," e.g. : BLANKETSTATEMENT
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"Tess of the D'Urbervilles" cad : ALEC
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It may make a big haul : SEMI
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Optometrist's solution : SALINE
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Gathering : BEVY
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Stand in the flames : PYRE
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Dillies : PIPS
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Looney Tunes regular : TWEETY
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Striped stone : ONYX
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Tapestry thread : WEFT
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Baseball's Vizquel : OMAR
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Head hunters' targets : LICE
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Order member : FRIAR
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Difficult pills to swallow : BOLUSES
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Indulge, perhaps : OVEREAT
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Strikes out : NIXES
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Hieroglyph images : ASPS
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Spoil : MAR
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First-aid item : ICEBAG
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Film director Vittorio : DESICA
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Play wrap-up : EPILOG
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Papal name : LEO
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Watercolorist ___ Liu : LENA
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Put something on : TELECAST
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Successor to the Studebaker : AVANTI
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Bicycle type : TANDEM
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Unwanted feeling : ANGST
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One way to sell something : ASIS
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A bird may have one : SONG
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Toy factory equipment : MOLDS
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Perceptiveness, in a manner of speaking : RADAR
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It's rarely a ratings hit : RERUN
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Swells (up) : BULKS
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He was spared by divine intervention in Genesis : ISAAC
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U.S. citizen-to-be : DECLARANT
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The facts of life? : BIO
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Like virtually all schools nowadays : COED
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Make airtight : SEALUP
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Tire shop work : ALIGNING
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Starrett family savior : SHANE
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Vein : DEPOSIT
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Wheel from Holland : EDAM
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Place for a Yale lock? : DORM
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Ruining, as a deal : QUEERING
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Platinum-selling 10,000 Maniacs album of the 80's : INMYTRIBE
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Athlete who wrote "My Game" : ORR
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Thumbs down : NAY
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Bristle : AWN
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Italy's main broadcasting network : RAI
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Plant with heart-shaped leaves : CALLA
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Ring of color : AREOLA
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Horror film effects : GORE
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They may be given from behind a curtain : CUES
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___ de plume : NOM
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Male sheep, in Shropshire : TUP
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Org. that aids the stranded : AAA
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Stocky antelope : GNU
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Transformer former : TESLA
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Compound in ale : ESTER
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Event in a forest : HUNT
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Spurred : EGGED
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Meter inserts : DIMES
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Evident wealth : OPULENCE
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Smooths : SANDS
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Racer blade? : OAR
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Having only the upper part showing, as a heraldic beast : ISSUANT
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Sea air : CHANTEY
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Best Actor title role of 1968 : CHARLY
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Superior in lubricity : OILIER
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Overhaul : REVAMP
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Rial spenders : OMANIS
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Name on a dictionary : FUNK
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Least inhibited : FREEST
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Surprise party command : HIDE
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Underhanded : CHEAP
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Release : UNTIE
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Macho sort : RAMBO
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Recipe abbr. : TBSP
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Cuba's ___ of Youth : ISLE
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"90210" extra : TEEN
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Comparer's problem, maybe : ENVY
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River whose name means "hateful" : STYX
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Wahine accessory : LEI
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Shooter : TAW

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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