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I DON'T WANT TO HEAR IT

New York Times, Sunday, October 20, 2002

Author:
Harvey Estes and Nancy Salomon
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
11612/29/199311/26/200845
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1.52700
Harvey Estes
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
1868/13/199511/7/2012116
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3633533719611
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.581521
Nancy Salomon

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 72 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 70 for Mr. Estes. This is puzzle # 95 for Ms. Salomon. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 1020 ( 19,339 )
Across
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Scratch : MOOLAH
7
Bogged down : INARUT
13
Claret containers : CARAFES
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Charge : ACCUSE
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So far : TODATE
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Swallowed humble pie : ATEDIRT
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Battery power? : CATCHERSMIGHT
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Layered entree : LASAGNA
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Gasteyer of "S.N.L." : ANA
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Senior member : DOYEN
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French collagist : ARP
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Almost : NIGHON
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Nobelist Hammarskjöld : DAG
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Certain clock setting: Abbr. : DST
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Ring source : ONION
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Go down : SET
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Hacienda brick : ADOBE
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Mini? : SLIGHTSKIRT
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La preceder : TRA
46
Procrastinator's catchword : MANANA
48
SALT subject : ICBM
49
American composer who pioneered in polytonality : IVES
50
Done, for Donne : OER
51
Vents : AIRWAYS
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Like windows : PANED
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Elementary education : ABCS
56
Skin pigment : MELANIN
58
Stoops : DEIGNS
59
Take out : DELE
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Spade, for one : SAM
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Dracula roles? : BITEPARTS
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Something nerds don't do : FITIN
65
Shrill sounds : TREBLES
67
Screen writing? : EMAIL
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Dry drink : MARTINI
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Say yea : AGREE
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Arson? : SPITEFIRE
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Common Market: Abbr. : EEC
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Storm : RAGE
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Card game with a Chinese name : FANTAN
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Hall-of-Famers : LEGENDS
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"___ intéressant" : TRES
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Get together : AMASS
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Snack bar : GRANOLA
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Cariou of "Sweeney Todd" : LEN
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Rock climber's challenge : CRAG
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Synthesizer pioneer : MOOG
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Snacks : NOSHES
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And so on: Abbr. : ETC
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Yodels? : HEIGHTSONGS
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Wake Island, e.g. : ATOLL
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Singer Sumac : YMA
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Gets "warmer" : NEARS
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Big spender's roll : WAD
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"Told ya!" : SEE
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Kind of soda : BAKING
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Strand from a parent : DNA
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Northeast Indian state : ASSAM
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Clavell's "___-Pan" : TAI
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Sleep inducers : OPIATES
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Task for King Arthur? : KNIGHTPICKING
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Ceramic vessels : POTTERY
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Bakery buy : ECLAIR
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1862 battle site : SHILOH
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Like some olives : SPEARED
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Prepares for more battles : REARMS
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Ceremonial dinners : SEDERS
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Paving material : MACADAM
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It's heard at some baseball games : OCANADA
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___ Building, landmark on New York's Roosevelt Island : OCTAGON
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Director Jean-___ Godard : LUC
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Hair color : ASH
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Takes to heart : HEEDS
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Teeny : ITSY
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Iditarod terminus : NOME
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Server's edge : ADIN
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Duster : RAG
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World leader elected in 1961 : UTHANT
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Hot 90's computer game : TETRIS
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Old White House nickname : CAL
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___ advantage : ATAN
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Won't cooperate : RESISTS
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"Time is money," e.g. : ADAGE
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Struggle for a deadlock? : FIGHTTOBETIED
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Cube creator Rubik : ERNO
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One of the deer hunters in "The Deer Hunter" : STAN
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Doesn't keep : ROTS
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Sticking (out) : POKING
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Subject to disproval : DENIABLE
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Physicist Georg : OHM
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Phileas Fogg portrayer : NIVEN
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False idol : BAAL
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Radio host Hansen : LIANE
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Very distant : ICY
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Literary inits. : GBS
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McCarthy's quarry : REDS
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Takes it easy : RECLINES
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Cause of Philip Boyes's death in a Dorothy Sayers novel : ARSENIC
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1970's sitcom : ARNIE
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Cards : WITS
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It means little to Chirac : PETIT
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Congregation divider : AISLE
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Mine entrance : ADIT
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Shakespearean queen : MARGARET
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Reserve flier? : EMERGENCYKITE
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Exhaust : DRAIN
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Shake up : STARTLE
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Raid targets : PESTS
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Oscars' org. : AMPAS
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Fail to pay the freight : FREELOAD
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Some contests : BEES
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Comportment : MIEN
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Fluorescent lamp filler : ARGON
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She wrote "Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe" : FLAGG
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Food : FARE
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Vigorously, of old : AMAIN
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Played the shrew : NAGGED
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Democratic donkey designer : NAST
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Schmaltz : GOO
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Wood of the Rolling Stones : RON
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Cheerleader, often : CHANTER
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Work for eds. : MSS
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Antagonistic : HOSTILE
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"The Lion in Winter" queen : ELEANOR
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Sites for bells : SLEIGHS
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Long : HANKER
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Deep thought : TRANCE
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Quid pro quo : SWAP
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Mazda model : MIATA
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Off : AMISS
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Dances to jazz : BOPS
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Each : APOP
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"Unfaithful" star : GERE
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Thickening agent : AGAR
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Mason's wedge : SHIM
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Orch. section : STRS
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Charlie Chaplin's brother : SYD
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Wharf workers' org. : ILA
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"Evita" narrator : CHE
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Billy, for one : KID

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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