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ONE FOR THE BOOKS

New York Times, Sunday, October 2, 2005

96-Down : Held off

Author:
Randolph Ross
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Randolph Ross

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 142, Blocks: 82 This is puzzle # 84 for Mr. Ross.
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© 2005, The New York Times10/2/05 ( No. 20,417 )
Across
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A pinch, maybe : SNUFF
6
Provide food for many : CATER
11
Some dance records, for short : EPS
14
Musical Young : NEIL
18
Snouted animal : TAPIR
19
Of service : UTILE
20
Double-crosser : RAT
21
"Lay it ___!" : ONME
22
1996 Helen Fielding book made into a film starring Renée Zellweger : BRIDGETJONESSDIARY
25
Assault with a grenade, as a commanding officer : FRAG
26
Move, quickly : RELO
27
Space chimp of 1961 : ENOS
28
Memo abbr. : ATTN
29
Olympic rings, e.g. : LOGO
30
Absorb the cost of : EAT
31
Suffix with social : IST
32
Best-selling 2003 Alice Sebold novel : THELOVELYBONES
36
Three of ___ : AKIND
38
Capital of Hubei province : WUHAN
40
Israel's Weizman : EZER
41
1995 Ellen DeGeneres best seller : MYPOINTANDIDOHAVEONE
48
Very pleasant : SONICE
49
Like some translations : LITERAL
50
Alternative to oil : GAS
53
Larry McMurtry novel made into an Emmy-winning TV series : LONESOMEDOVE
57
Pharmaceutical giant : SEARLE
58
Longoria of "Desperate Housewives" : EVA
59
A thief might take one : ALIAS
60
Salad ingredient : EGG
62
Part : ROLE
63
Not clerical : LAY
64
Battle reminder : LIMP
65
2003 Bill O'Reilly political best seller : THENOSPINZONE
70
"Christ of St. John of the Cross" artist : DALI
71
"Wheel of Fortune" request : ANI
72
Bad party guest : BOOR
73
Kennel cry : ARF
74
Made up one's mind about : SETON
75
Grazing spot : LEA
76
Imperiled : ATRISK
79
1994 semi-autobiographical novel by Anna Quindlen : ONETRUETHING
83
Son of Prince Valiant : ARN
84
Heroic deeds : RESCUES
86
Monopoly maker : HASBRO
87
1939 Agatha Christie classic : ANDTHENTHEREWERENONE
92
Pakistani tongue : URDU
94
Early American diplomat Silas : DEANE
95
Nine: Prefix : ENNEA
96
1929 Virginia Woolf title : AROOMOFONESOWN
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Place for a team's insignia : CAP
103
Atlantic catch : COD
104
Winter Palace resident : TSAR
105
Sibilant talk : LISP
106
Dr. Pavlov : IVAN
108
Author Jaffe : RONA
109
Stay too long on the beach : BURN
110
2000 essay collection by David Sedaris : METALKPRETTYONEDAY
115
Protected, at sea : ALEE
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Before : ERE
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They give people big heads : AFROS
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Key : ISLET
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Sale site : YARD
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Filch : COP
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Lilac, e.g. : SCENT
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Bonnie's beau : CLYDE
Down
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Like poorly washed windows : STREAKY
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Something a maid might break : NAILTIP
3
Many a prom coif : UPDO
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Cookie fruit : FIG
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Springs : FREES
6
Stephen King canine : CUJO
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Squares things : ATONES
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"___ the season …" : TIS
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Trains in Chicago : ELS
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Signal to stop : RED
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Poet's inspiration : ERATO
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Last of a Monday-to-Friday series : PARTV
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"Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow" composer : STYNE
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Restricted area : NOFLYZONE
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Dress : ENROBE
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"This looks verrry bad for me!" : IMAGONER
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Kids' blocks : LEGOS
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Silver-scaled fish : BREAM
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Big bang cause : TNT
24
Suffix with proverb : IAL
31
Subject in foreign language class : IDIOMS
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Sem. degree : THD
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Applaud : HAIL
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"The ___ near" : ENDIS
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Actress Sobieski : LEELEE
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"Uh-uh!" : NOSOAP
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Baylor's home : WACO
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Odd : UNEVEN
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Pilot's dir. : NNE
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Rx instruction : TID
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Capri suffix : OTE
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George of "La Cage aux Folles" : HEARN
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Spanish rice : ARROZ
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Actor Raf of "The Italian Job," 1969 : VALLONE
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Fancy ice creams : GELATI
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Toyota model : AVALON
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Saw : SAYING
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[I can't remember the words to this song] : LALALA
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Henny Youngman specialty : ONELINER
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Apelike : SIMIAN
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It may need gratification : EGO
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Fed. property manager : GSA
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Schlepped : TOTED
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Longtime photographer for Vogue : HORST
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Author Segal : ERICH
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Disposed : PRONE
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Kind of logic : IFTHEN
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Take away the defenses of : DEHORN
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Famed huckster : BARNUM
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Actress Meryl : STREEP
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Take to court : SUE
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Japanese martial art : KENDO
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Exceptional : RARE
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Operate : USE
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"Charlotte's Web" monogram : EBW
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Fret : STEW
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Dolled up : ADORNED
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Chinese dynasty : HAN
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Impossible to read : ENCODED
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Nursery arrival : NEONATE
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Vitamin dosage : ONEADAY
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Author Le Guin : URSULA
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Lion : ROARER
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Held off : ATBAY
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Ancient Mexican : OLMEC
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1980's Pontiac : FIERO
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Ragtime dance : ONESTEP
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Massage locale : SPA
101
Bebopper : CAT
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Marx Brothers-like : ANTIC
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Press : IRON
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A piece of a three-piece : VEST
108
"Tarzan" actor : RONELY
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Vegas opening : LAS
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Fast food inits. : KFC
113
Grand ___, Nova Scotia : PRE
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Fashion inits. : YSL

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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