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SET YOUR MIND AT EASE

New York Times, Sunday, October 21, 2007

Author:
Brendan Emmett Quigley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Brendan Emmett Quigley

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 136, Blocks: 68 Missing: {JX} This is puzzle # 121 for Mr. Quigley. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 1021 ( 21,166 )
Across
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Drink with a straw : SODAPOP
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Resting places : TOMBS
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Bit of congratulations : PAT
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Nurse : SIP
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Open-mesh fabric : ETAMINE
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"Day of ___" (what "Dies Irae" means) : WRATH
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Oil used in making polyurethane : ANILINE
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Organization of easily frightened people? : CHICKENLEAGUE
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Clambake item : STEAMER
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Chuck : TOSS
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Unbending : STEELY
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Sensors : DETECTORS
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Heaps : ALOT
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Place to buy a hookah : BAZAAR
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Italian eyeglass : LENTE
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"The Treachery of Images" artist : MAGRITTE
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Go for again : RETRY
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They're checked at the door : IDS
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Result of not wearing rouge? : BLANKCHEEK
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Seven ___ : SEAS
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Psalm, e.g. : PAEAN
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Right triangle figure : SINE
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Football Hall-of-Famer ___ (Greasy) Neale : EARLE
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Part of a dash : TACH
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It goes around at an amusement park : STILE
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Some skirts : MIDIS
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Cartoon character who amorously chases Penelope : LEPEW
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Stand-up comedian Caroline : RHEA
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Former Israeli president Weizman : EZER
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Jams : TIESUP
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HBO founder Charles : DOLAN
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For one : EACH
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Modern prefix with village : ECO
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Blood fluids : SERA
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Wagner's Tannhäuser, e.g. : TENOR
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Radio no. : FREQ
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Nasty biter : CUR
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Turns the other way : ZAGS
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Freedom from government control, for short : DEREG
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Traveling : ERRANT
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State : AVER
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Object rising in a Van Gogh landscape : MOON
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Brand of Lego bricks : DUPLO
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"___ say ..." : SADTO
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Euripides tragedy : MEDEA
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It may not need clarification : OLEO
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Bobby of the Chicago Eight : SEALE
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Level : TIER
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Indian honorific : SAHIB
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Elevator button : DOWN
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Strict Jesuit? : HARDPRIEST
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Neuron's tips? : ENS
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Peru's El ___ volcano : MISTI
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Psychiatrist's urging : LETITOUT
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Ben-Hur, for a time : SLAVE
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Sign up : ENROLL
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Univ. paper : DISS
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Extraction : PARENTAGE
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Houston pro soccer team : DYNAMO
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Made a case : PLED
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"The Break-Up" co-star, 2006 : ANISTON
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Smart fowl? : EDUCATEDGEESE
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"The Great ___" (Pat Conroy novel) : SANTINI
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Shoe store purchase : LACES
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Comeback : RIPOSTE
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Cold war jet : MIG
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Word before or after old : AGE
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"Nice!" : SWEET
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Less sufficient : SCANTER
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Faction : SECT
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Roman emperor with a three-month reign : OTHO
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Speech spot : DAIS
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Some movie theaters : AMCS
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Commercial end for Water : PIK
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Common pizzeria order : ONESLICE
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Lie detector alternative : PENTOTHAL
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Precious, to a Brit : TWEE
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Reach rival : ORALB
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Hungarian : MAGYAR
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A/C meas. : BTU
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Start to weep : SHEDATEAR
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Bundle of pies? : PASTRYSHEAF
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Blue chip, maybe : ANTE
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Haberdashery purchases : TIECLIPS
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"Mr. Cowell, grab that 'American Idol' contestant!"? : SIMONSEIZE
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Lifeless : INERT
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Intrinsically : PERSE
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Relatively recent time : LATEDATE
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Achieved in school athletics : LETTERED
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One cold symptom : EARACHE
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Place for couples? : ARK
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Procter & Gamble soap : ZEST
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13 years before the Battle of Hastings : MLIII
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"Biography" channel : AANDE
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Banded rock : GNEISS
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Fisherman's trap : EELPOT
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Real-estate ad abbr. : BSMT
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Capsized, with "over" : KEELED
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"While We're Young" songwriter Wilder : ALEC
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Last ruler of the Julio-Claudian dynasty : NERO
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Red Sea port : SUEZ
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Drawn back : WANED
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Fair-sized plot : ACRE
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Cornwall carriage : PRAM
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"Take your time" : NORUSH
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Towel stitching : HERS
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Bully turned Samaritan? : AGOODMEANIE
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1932 Democratic campaign plank : REPEAL
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Market value of a company's assets divided by their replacement cost : QRATIO
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Video shooters, for short : CAMS
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Eye part : UVEA
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House Un-American Activities Committee event? : REDHEARING
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Eschewing help : SOLOING
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Eyed angrily : GLAREDAT
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Something bid : ADIEU
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Bygone explosion, in headlines : NTEST
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Wrong : TORT
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Not take out of the company, say : REINVEST
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Onetime Movietone productions : NEWSREELS
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Veterans : OLDTIMERS
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A defendant may be tried in it : ABSENTIA
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Latch ___ : ONTO
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Like most sitcoms : EPISODIC
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Some footballers: Abbr. : RTS
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W.W. II nickname : ILDUCE
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Charley horse, e.g. : SPASM
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Roofed patio : LANAI
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It ends with a baccalauréat : LYCEE
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Chinese mafia : TONG
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Cartoonist who created the Tammany Hall tiger : NAST
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Drudge : PEON
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For fear that : LEST
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90 degrees from sur : ESTE
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Some game : DEER
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Black bird : DAW
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Transcript fig. : GPA

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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