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MASQUERADE

New York Times, Sunday, October 2, 2011

Author:
Eric Berlin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Eric Berlin

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 67 Missing: {KQZ} This is puzzle # 37 for Mr. Berlin. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Notepad: Ten famous people are attending a costume party in this crossword. After the grid is filled, change the two shaded letters in each theme answer to "unmask" a celebrity.
Jim Horne notes:

The ten celebrities are RAY CHARLES, GREG NORMAN, BOB DYLAN, ANNE RICE, ELI MANNING, ALEX TREBEK, JOE TORRE, LOU RAWLS, DON CHEADLE, and TINA LOUISE. Quite a party!

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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 1002 ( 22,608 )
Across
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Tierra en el agua : ISLA
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Horror movie locale, in brief : ELMST
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Run ___ of : AFOUL
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"Whoa! Calm down!" : EASY
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Be featured (in) : STAR
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Words on a Spanish valentine : TEAMO
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Temerity : NERVE
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Choir part : ALTO
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Rods on a cowboy's truck : RANCHAXLES
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Environmentally sound keyboard : GREENORGAN
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Prepare the soil for planting, perhaps : ROTOTILL
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Multicapable : VERSATILE
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DLXXVI doubled : MCLII
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Lily type : CALLA
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Foreign visitors? : ETS
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Only nonsentient zodiac symbol : LIBRA
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In style : CHIC
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Voting to pass : FOR
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Empathetic words : ICARE
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Password preceder, generally : USERID
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Example, for instance: Abbr. : SYN
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007 strategy : BONDPLAN
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High card up one's sleeve : INNERACE
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Baltimore daily, with "the" : SUN
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___ voce : SOTTO
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French river or department : AUBE
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Web programs : APPLETS
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Property claims : LIENS
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Some sexy nightwear : TEDDIES
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Clingy wrap : SARAN
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Ties up : EVENS
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Memo abbr. : ATTN
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"To Live and Die ___" : INLA
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Narrow overhang : SLIMAWNING
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Government resister standing ready : ALERTREBEL
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It might be in a belt : AMMO
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More than attentive : RAPT
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Immature egg : OVULE
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East Coast rte. : USONE
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Was sincere : MEANTIT
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Strong point : ASSET
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It often involves a Snellen chart : EYEEXAM
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___ about : ONOR
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All, in old-time stage directions : OMNES
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Modern address : URL
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Shock a fairy-tale monster : JOLTOGRE
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Nocturnal birds liable to keep people awake : LOUDOWLS
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Take most of : HOG
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Burglar discouragers : ALARMS
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Billiards shot : MASSE
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Fannie ___ : MAE
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"Pastorals" poet : POPE
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Former Portuguese colony in China : MACAU
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Certain game-ending cry : GIN
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Industrial hub of Germany : ESSEN
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1983 domestic comedy : MRMOM
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Like invalid ballots : UNCOUNTED
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Fries, e.g. : POTATOES
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Soup spoon designed for shellfish : CONCHLADLE
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Last costume at a costume party : FINALGUISE
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Requiem hymn word : IRAE
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Visibly stunned : AREEL
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Michael and Sonny's brother in "The Godfather" : FREDO
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Cleaner target : SCUM
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Five-spots : ABES
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Transport, as across a river : FERRY
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1999 Broadway revue : FOSSE
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Seasonal worker, say : TEMP
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U.N. member since '49 : ISR
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Like some newly laundered shirts : STARCHY
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Ointment base : LANOLIN
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Bitterly cold : ARCTIC
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Californie, e.g. : ETAT
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Collection of specialized words : LEXICON
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Green-headed water birds : MALLARDS
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What wavy lines may indicate in a comic strip : SMELL
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Lean-___ : TOS
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Celestial being, in France : ANGE
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Actor José : FERRER
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Trilogy that includes "Agamemnon" : ORESTEIA
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Eye layers : UVEAS
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Carnival follower : LENT
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When the events in flashbacks took place : EARLIER
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Field with unknowns : ALGEBRA
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RR stop : STA
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"___ knight doth sit too melancholy": "Pericles" : YON
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Part of "the many," in Greek : HOI
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Canola, for one : OILSEED
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Clears out of, as a hotel room : VACATES
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Hosts, briefly : MCS
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Cheerful and spirited, as a voice : LILTING
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Singer Ocasek : RIC
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Fruit drink : ADE
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It might have serifs : FONT
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Before long : ANON
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Straight : UNBENT
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___ Vista (Disney video distributor) : BUENA
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Boiled cornmeal : POLENTA
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Cashew, for one : NUTTREE
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Hit hard, as brakes : SLAMON
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Northeastern Indian state : ASSAM
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___ d'Or (film award) : PALME
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Italian "first" : PRIMA
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Many a "Damn Yankees" role : SENATOR
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Mutely showed respect : SALUTED
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Truck fuel : DIESEL
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Paper collector : INBOX
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Kagan of the Supreme Court : ELENA
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"The Crucible" locale : SALEM
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Pooh-bah : VIP
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Business card abbr. : TEL
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Gets the water out of : WRINGS
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Many Monopoly spaces : AVENUES
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They might atone : RUERS
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Moved like water into plant roots : OSMOSED
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Very, very funny : TOOMUCH
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Short answers? : SOLS
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Festive time : YULE
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Note to self : REMINDER
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"___ in the kitchen with Dinah" (old song lyric) : SOMEONES
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Bad situation : JAM
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Suffix with Cray- : OLA
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Unfilled spaces : LACUNAE
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Mesmerized states : TRANCES
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Newspaper section that competes with Craigslist : WANTADS
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Hockey team's advantage : HOMEICE
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Smallish marsupial : OPOSSUM
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Prize : GEM
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Elk's weapon : ANTLER
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"The Prisoner" author : PROUST
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"A Free Man of Color" playwright : GUARE
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Veep Agnew : SPIRO
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Part of a business sched. : MTG
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Count ___ (Lemony Snicket villain) : OLAF
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Snakelike : EELY
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Palliative plant : ALOE
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Org. in "Burn After Reading" : CIA
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Round body : ORB
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Opposite of ppp, on scores : FFF
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Hirohito's title: Abbr. : EMP

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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