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ALTERNATING CURRENT

New York Times, Sunday, October 16, 2005

Author:
Con Pederson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 142, Blocks: 72 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Pederson. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York TimesNo. 1016 ( 20,431 )
Across
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"Meet John Doe" director : CAPRA
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Wooden shoe : SABOT
11
PIN spotters? : ATMS
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Realize : REAP
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Weaving willow : OSIER
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Softly : PIANO
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Bigmouth : CROC
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Relieve : EASE
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Dullish : MATTE
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Layabout : IDLER
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Poor actor staying sober? : HAMOFFRYE
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"Yeah, we've got that," e.g.? : ONHANDREMARK
30
Aligned : PARALLEL
31
Longtime "Today" co-host : LAUER
32
Olin of "Chocolat" : LENA
34
___-Magnon : CRO
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Philosophy of the "Chuang Tzu" : TAOISM
38
Extra-base hit, probably? : FLYOFFTHEWALL
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Solo : ARIA
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Et ___ : ALII
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Like tea : BREWED
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F.D.R.'s wiring program : REA
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Doesn't own : RENTS
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Fancy home features : ATRIA
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___ powers : WAR
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Now it's Thailand : SIAM
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Review of fall fashion accessories? : TAKEONTHEGLOVES
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Skate part : BLADE
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Ticket : CITE
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Astrological point : NADIR
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Trawlers' nets : SEINES
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Fetter : MANACLE
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Sat : POSED
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Agitation : FERMENT
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Humiliates : ABASES
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Decision points : FORKS
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First name in court fiction : ERLE
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Official denial : NOSIR
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Excused from saving a sinking boat? : RELEASEDOFFBAIL
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"Casablanca" role : ILSA
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Obscured : HID
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Having nothing obscured : NAKED
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Balderdash : TRIPE
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Like : ALA
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Given to glad-handing : SOCIAL
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Double-bonded compound : ENOL
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Not forgetting : ALSO
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Fouled in basketball, in a way? : CAUGHTONGUARD
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Prayer : ORISON
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Undisguised : RAW
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Pianist/composer Dohnányi : ERNO
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Beau : SWAIN
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Barren : DESOLATE
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Fake molding in a room? : KNOCKOFFWOOD
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Guidebook for golf greens? : ONPUTTING
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Mideast potentate : AMEER
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Butterfly in youth : LARVA
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No, to Natasha : NYET
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Make a long story short? : EDIT
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Like fur coats : LINED
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City north of Cologne : ESSEN
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Familiar truths : SAWS
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Try again : REDO
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Rectangular paving stones : SETTS
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Was very bright : SHONE
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Italian silk center : COMO
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Wise ___ owl : ASAN
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Tropical helmet material : PITH
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Practice tit for tat : RETALIATE
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Venues : ARENAS
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Skyline pointer : SPIRE
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Ambulance attendant, often : AIDER
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Aloe, naturally : BALM
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Low tie : ONEALL
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P.G.A. Tour site, ___ Pines : TORREY
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Oberhausen cry : ACH
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Catch-22 : TRAP
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Where "Guernica" was hung during W.W. II : MOMA
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Day in a heat wave : SCORCHER
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Run again : REFLOW
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Tupper of Tupperware fame : EARL
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Start of a sowing adage : ASYE
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Leave in a hurry, with "out" : PEEL
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Got along : FARED
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Russian assembly : DUMA
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Channel changer : KNOB
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Part of the Old World: Abbr. : AFR
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Tongue-curling : TART
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Blueprint datum : AREA
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Farm sound : OINK
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Can : FIRE
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Decreasing numbers of : FEWER
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It's in the past : TWAS
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European launch vehicle : ARIANE
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Hard to lift : LEADEN
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Most contrived : LAMEST
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Drink from a machine : LATTE
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Spillane's "___ Jury" : ITHE
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Game with a yellow card : SOCCER
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Skip : IGNORE
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Dweller on Cape Prince of Wales : ALASKAN
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Insignificant : SLIM
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1912 Physics Nobelist ___ Dalen : NILS
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Site of a historic 1905 revolt : ODESSA
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Film, briefly : VID
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Suffering a loss : BEREFT
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Ego : SELF
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Out-of-control : MANIAC
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Woolen cloak of ancient Rome : ABOLLA
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Long Island county : NASSAU
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Toucher of the Pacific Rim : ASIA
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Vote seeker : POL
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Ring bearer : FRODO
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Gave, as wood to a wood chipper : FEDIN
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Garden site : EDEN
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Antimob acronym : RICO
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Managed, with "out" : EKED
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Indoctrinate : BRAINWASH
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Afflicts : AILS
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___ facto : IPSO
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City NNW of Madrid : LEON
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Big trouble : HOTWATER
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Will of the Bible : SHALT
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Archaeologist's reckoning : AGE
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Hang around : LURK
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Hang around : LOAF
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Fills, as cracks between tiles : GROUTS
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Archive documents : ANNALS
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Dormmate : ROOMIE
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Ransacks : RIFLES
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Trapshoot : SKEET
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Lyrics : WORDS
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J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis, at Oxford : DONS
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"A Day Without Rain" singer : ENYA
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Gush : SPEW
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Rush : TIDE
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Cherokee Strip city : ENID
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Least change : CENT
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Approximately : ORSO
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Dutch ___ : OVEN
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Hamlet, e.g. : DANE
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1964 Ronny and the Daytonas hit : GTO

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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