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GETTING IN SHAPE

New York Times, Sunday, October 16, 2011

Author:
Joel Fagliano
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joel Fagliano

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 146, Blocks: 73 Missing: {JXZ} Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzlemakers This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Fagliano. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jim Horne notes:

The shapes form OVAL OFFICE, SQUARE INCH, DIAMOND NECKLACE, ARTIFICIAL HEART, LOVE TRIANGLE, and ARCTIC CIRCLE.

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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 1016 ( 22,622 )
Across
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Small amount : TRACE
6
Nab, as a base runner : PICKOFF
13
Well-known maze traveler : PACMAN
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Slings : HURLS
20
"I kid you not!" : TRUEFACT
22
"Things Fall Apart" author Chinua ___ : ACHEBE
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Full-length : UNCUT
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See shaded letters intersected by this answer : ARTIFICIALHEART
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Game hunters : SETTERS
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Business card abbr. : TEL
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Friend of Fifi : AMIE
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Fleur-de-___ : LIS
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Frozen beverage brand : ICEE
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One in debt : OWER
34
Author ___ Hubbard : LRON
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Guess on a tarmac: Abbr. : ETD
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Geological feature on a Utah license plate : ARCH
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Polite : CIVIL
40
Some batteries : AAAS
41
Speak horsely? : NEIGH
43
___ hall : REC
44
Tennis's Berdych : TOMAS
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Type : ILK
46
Golfer nicknamed "The King" : PALMER
47
Year Michelangelo began work on "David" : MDI
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As ___ (usually) : ARULE
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Charades participant, e.g. : GUESSER
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Newsroom workers, for short : EDS
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"Unfortunately, that's the case" : AFRAIDSO
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"Hurry!" : COMEQUICK
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Obedient : DOCILE
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Umpire's ruling : FAIR
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"I ___ the day ..." : RUE
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Priestly garment : ALB
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Folkie Guthrie : ARLO
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Repeated musical phrases : RIFFS
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Mazda model : MIATA
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Facility often closed in the winter : POOL
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Home state for 86-Across: Abbr. : DEL
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Soviet space station : MIR
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Zig or zag : VEER
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Home to the Venus de Milo : LOUVRE
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"Easy as pie" : ITSACINCH
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Majority figure? : EIGHTEEN
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Texans' org. : NFL
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Palindromic vehicle : RACECAR
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Cheney's successor : BIDEN
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82-Across stats : TDS
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Launch : PROPEL
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Jack or jenny : ASS
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Beginning of un año : ENERO
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Eggs in a sushi restaurant : ROE
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Freshen, as a stamp pad : REINK
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Isn't wrong? : AINT
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Popular pie flavor : PECAN
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Ends : AIMS
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PC key : ESC
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1977 thriller set at sea : ORCA
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Comedy Central's "___.0" : TOSH
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Prefix with -gon : OCTA
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Pointed tool : AWL
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"... ___ saw Elba" : EREI
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Co. that owns Moviefone : AOL
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Commonly called : KNOWNAS
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See shaded letters intersected by this answer : DIAMONDNECKLACE
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Child's pet : DOGGY
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Phenomenon associated with the Southern Oscillation : ELNINO
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Message seen after 13-Across dies : GAMEOVER
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Setting for van Gogh's "Cafe Terrace at Night" : ARLES
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Phillies div. : NLEAST
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Drama has it : TENSION
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Shooting sport : SKEET
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So : THUS
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Character in "The Hobbit" : RUNE
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See shaded letters intersected by this answer : ARCTICCIRCLE
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Critical situation : CLUTCH
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Cosmetician Lauder : ESTEE
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They have mtgs. in schools : PTAS
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Not std. : IRR
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Share : CUT
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Harvey of "Reservoir Dogs" : KEITEL
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Two-for-one, e.g. : OFFER
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Flunk : FAIL
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Media watchdog org. : FCC
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"Going Rogue" author : PALIN
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Rheumatism symptom : ACHE
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1969 film with an exclamation point in its title : CHE
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When the table is set : MEALTIME
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Missing parts : ABRIDGED
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Realizes : NETS
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Jewel holder : TIARA
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Book after Joel : AMOS
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Cousin of an oboe : RECORDER
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See shaded letters intersected by this answer : OVALOFFICE
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Sassy : WISE
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Site of a key battle in the War of 1812 : LAKEERIE
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Flotsam or Jetsam in "The Little Mermaid" : EEL
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Fleet : ARMADA
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He played the candidate in "The Candidate," 1972 : REDFORD
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"___ in the Morning" : IMUS
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'10 or '11 person, now : ALUM
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Buster : NARC
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Shop posting: Abbr. : HRS
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Follow : TAIL
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Aviation pioneer Sikorsky : IGOR
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Designer of the pyramid at the 74-Across : PEI
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See shaded letters intersected by this answer : SQUAREINCH
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It's for the birds : SUET
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Garlicky mayonnaise : AIOLI
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"___ for Cookie" ("Sesame Street" song) : CIS
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Totaled : KAPUT
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Ashanti wood carvings, e.g. : AFRICANA
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See shaded letters intersected by this answer : LOVETRIANGLE
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Reason to doodle : BOREDOM
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Apple debut of 1998 : IMAC
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"I'm less than impressed" : MEH
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Mouse in a classic Daniel Keyes book : ALGERNON
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Contact ___ : LENSES
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RCA products : VCRS
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"I didn't mean to do that!" : OHNO
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Quite a schlep : TREK
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"Do the Right Thing" pizzeria owner : SAL
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Thomas who lampooned Boss Tweed : NAST
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"You have no ___" : IDEA
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"Tell Me More" network : NPR
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Age-old philosophical topic : FREEWILL
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Fictional reporter : LOISLANE
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Buzzers : BEES
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___ Park, home for the Pittsburgh Pirates : PNC
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Cézanne's "Boy in ___ Vest" : ARED
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Bonus to something that's already good : ICING
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Spanish chickens : POLLOS
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Active : ATWORK
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Doubting words : ORNOT
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Representative : TOKEN
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Musical symbols that resemble cross hairs : CODAS
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Gulf of ___ : ADEN
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A very long time : EONS
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Top : ACME
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"Show Boat" composer : KERN
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Writer James : AGEE
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The "S" of TBS: Abbr. : SYST
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Unaccounted for, briefly : MIA
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Take sides? : EAT
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Prefix with culture : AVI
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Boss of bosses : CEO

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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