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BYPASSING SECURITY

New York Times, Sunday, October 21, 2012

Author:
Caleb Rasmussen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Caleb Rasmussen

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 84 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Rasmussen. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Notepad: This puzzle's grid represents a sealed vault and its well-guarded surroundings. After completing the crossword, start in the upper-left corner and find a safe path to an important item. Then determine where to use this item to access the vault and its contents.

To enter the contest, identify the following 10 things: a) the name of the "important item," b) where to use it, c) seven hazards to avoid, and d) the contents of the vault. Each of these things is named by a single word.

When you have found the 10 words, send them in an e-mail to: crossword@nytimes.com. Fifty correct solvers, chosen at random, whose entries are received by 6 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, Oct. 23, will receive copies of The New York Times Sunday Crossword Puzzles 2013 Weekly Planner Calendar (Andrews McMeel). Only one entry per person, please. The answer grid will appear next week. The winners' names will appear in the issue of Nov. 4.
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 1021 ( 22,993 )
Across
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Carne ___ (burrito filling) : ASADA
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Times when the French fry? : ETES
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Chess champion Mikhail : TAL
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Highland fling participants : LASSES
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Gave props on Facebook : LIKED
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Big drop : NOSEDIVE
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Inveigle : ENTICE
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Husky relative : AKITA
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Not entirely real, as a photo : DOCTORED
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"The Sorcerer's Apprentice" poet : GOETHE
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Footwear preserver : SHOETREE
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Poetic basis for an N.F.L. team name : THERAVEN
30
It has a light bark : ASPEN
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Go back over : RETRACE
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Affix, as a patch : SEWON
34
Move, in real-estate lingo : RELO
35
Soft scent : JASMINE
38
Actress Davis of "The Matrix Reloaded" : ESSIE
39
Warner who played Charlie Chan : OLAND
40
Oodles : ALOT
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Bands seen at Japanese weddings : OBIS
42
Football figs. : YDS
43
Carnivorous plant : FLYTRAP
44
Christopher Robin's last name : MILNE
45
Ripken with a 17-year consecutive game streak : CAL
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Org. with a wing and a globe in its logo : FAA
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___ B : PLAN
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BlackBerry features : KEYBOARDS
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Secretary of labor who became a Supreme Court justice : GOLDBERG
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He wrote "War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength." : ORWELL
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Rom-___ (some film fare) : COMS
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Clearheaded : SOBER
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Franklin output : ALMANAC
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One with a reduced term? : PREEMIE
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Skipping syllables : TRALA
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Scheduled : SLOTTED
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___ Palace : CAESARS
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Caper ... or going around the wrong way, in Britain? : ANTIC
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Owlish : WISE
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Do a line of shots? : STRAFE
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Gabrielle of volleyball and modeling : REECE
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Kind of barometer : ANEROID
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Fossil-rich location : TARPIT
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___ Pepper : SGT
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Kind of dye : AZO
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Warren site : BRIER
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Jazzman Jones : THAD
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Fan noise : RAH
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Rooty Tooty Fresh 'N Fruity establishment : IHOP
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Bodybuilder's count : REPS
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Get ___ on : AMOVE
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Skirt : EVADE
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Presumptuous, say : RUDE
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Elephantlike walker in "The Empire Strikes Back" : ATAT
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Former capital of 10+ million : LAGOS
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Historical figure in Isabel Allende's novel "Inés of My Soul" : PIZARRO
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Pet food container : TIN
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Digital problem : HANGNAIL
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Like a winning X Games trick, maybe : INSANEST
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"Harrumph!" : INEVER
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Inopportune : ILLTIMED
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Island entertainer : DONHO
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Persuasive Dr. Seuss character : SAMIAM
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Pod : SEEDCASE
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Daughter of King Triton : ARIEL
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Retro light sources : LAVALAMPS
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Boasts : HAS
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Predatory insect : ANTLION
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Pirate's moniker : REDBEARD
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Sighed line? : ALAS
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Guru's disciple, maybe : SIKH
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Toyota exec ___ Toyoda : AKIO
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Concludes : DETERMINES
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"It's ___!" ("You're on!") : ADATE
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Orson Scott Card's "____ Game" : ENDERS
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Not a challenge at all : TOOEASY
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F1 neighbor : ESC
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Sofas : SETTEES
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Gets bored with : TIRESOF
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Diplomat W. ___ Harriman : AVERELL
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What a handcuffed person may be : LEDAWAY
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There's one surrounding Atlantis : LEGEND
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Before long : ANON
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Jeanne d'Arc, e.g.: Abbr. : STE
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Rest awhile : SITASPELL
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Tier : ECHELON
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Reader's direction : SEENOTE
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"Stupid me!" : DOH
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Postal abbr. : RTE
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Musical family name : VONTRAPP
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"Cantar de Mio ___" (Spanish epic) : CID
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Runoff, perhaps : RAINWATER
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Crop holder : JOCKEY
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Basic rhyme scheme : ABAB
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Crop holder : SILO
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New World monkey : MARMOSET
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How a rocket launch is usually viewed : FROMAFAR
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Fan : ADMIRER
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Stubborn ones : ASSES
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Lying about : LOLLING
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Scores 100 : ACESATEST
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Reward for one who 52-Down? : GOLDSTAR
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Lifted : BORNE
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Cash back from an online purchase : EBATE
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Museum holding : RELIC
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Beginning of many a meal : GRACE
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Tolkien's Treebeard, e.g. : ENT
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Port from which Amelia Earhart left on her last flight : LAE
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TV type : LCD
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___ expected (predictably) : ASWAS
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Windows users : PCS
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Tattler : RAT
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Always, if the meter requires it : EER
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Waikiki locale : OAHU
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Brand associated with a crocodile logo : IZOD
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Dummy : DOPE
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Fictional Miss Jane : PITTMAN
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Central European capital : BRATISLAVA
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___ detachment : RETINAL
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Rio de Janeiro neighborhood : IPANEMA
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Gluttonous : HOGGISH
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Setting of "Anne of Green Gables" : AVONLEA
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University in Center Valley, Pa. : DESALES
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The statue of David in Florence, e.g. : REPLICA
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Bird: Prefix : AVI
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Least defined : HAZIEST
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Steel mill input : IRONORE
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Some cellphone settings : ALARMS
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Certain salad green : DANDELION
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Triage locales, for short : ERS
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Trooper's tool : RADAR
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Great deal : HEAP
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"___ be a pleasure" : ITD
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"Idylls of the King" wife : ENID
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Mama grizzly : SHEBEAR
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Ordered : TOLD
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Pep : VIM
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"Bambi" villain : MAN

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 6 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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