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WISHFUL THINKING

New York Times, Sunday, October 25, 2009

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

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 76 Missing: none – this is a pangram. Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzlemakers This is puzzle # 134 for Mr. Quigley. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 1025 ( 21,901 )
Across
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"My People" writer : ABBAEBAN
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Its motto is "Under God, the people rule": Abbr. : SDAK
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___ Errol, main character in "Little Lord Fauntleroy" : CEDRIC
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Violent behavior due to excessive use of banned athletic substances : ROIDRAGE
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Humana competitor : AETNA
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Time's 1986 Woman of the Year : AQUINO
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Start of a wish by 112-Across on 9/21/09 : MYGOALINLIFEIS
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Big name in tires : DUNLOP
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___ bark beetle (pest) : ELM
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Nita of silents : NALDI
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Wish, part 2 : TOBEACLUE
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___ of the Guard : YEOMEN
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Actress Merrill : DINA
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Like the best wallets? : FATTEST
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Working hours : UPTIME
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Lucy's guy : DESI
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Big wheels : UTES
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Wish, part 3 : INTHENEWYORKTIMES
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[Yuck ... that's awful!] : GAG
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Parliament output? : ASH
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Toward the quiet side : ALEE
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It seemingly never ends : EON
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Page, e.g. : AIDE
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Malia's sister in the White House : SASHA
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Wish, part 4 : CROSSWORDPUZZLE
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Table scrap : ORT
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Oxford, e.g. : SHOE
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Paragons : EPITOMES
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Garage container : TOOLBOX
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Wish, part 5 : IVE
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___ the Laborer, patron saint of farmers : ISIDORE
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Hell's Angels, e.g. : OXYMORON
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Aside from that : ELSE
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Prince ___ Khan, third husband of Rita Hayworth : ALY
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Wish, part 6 : NEVERTOLDANYONE
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Transition : SEGUE
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Words of agreement : AYES
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Musical sense : EAR
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Not in operation : IDLE
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Christmas hours in N.Y.C. : EST
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Law, in Lima : LEY
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Magazine for which 112-Across writes : SPORTSILLUSTRATED
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Refuse : SCUM
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What can one do? : SOLO
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Actor who said "I'll make him an offer he can't refuse" : PACINO
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Tropical grassland : SAVANNA
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Astronomer's sighting : NOVA
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Minotaur feet : HOOVES
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NBC football analyst/reporter and longtime writer : PETERKING
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Flavor : SAPOR
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Sudan neighbor: Abbr. : ETH
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Kind of penguin : ADELIE
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End of the wish : THATBUTITSTRUE
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More massive : VASTER
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Magical symbol : SIGIL
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Take for a spin : TESTRIDE
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Infiltrates, say : ENTERS
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Ballet jump : JETE
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Soda bottle size : ONELITER
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Dick who was once House majority leader : ARMEY
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Danny who directed "Slumdog Millionaire" : BOYLE
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Windbags : BIGMOUTHS
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Whirl : ADO
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Long, long time : ERA
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___ Harbour (Miami suburb) : BAL
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Sayin' no to : AGIN
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"99 Luftballons" pop group : NENA
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Got hitched : SAIDIDO
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Noah Webster, for one : DEFINER
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"I already ___" : ATE
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Pullover, e.g. : KNIT
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Middle-school Girl Scout : CADETTE
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Draws a parallel between : EQUATES
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Boneheads : DUNCES
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Streamlets : RILLS
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Kind of tray : INOUT
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Hack it : COPE
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Starting from : ASOF
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Obama's honorary deg. from Notre Dame : LLD
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Creator of Oz : BAUM
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Dashboard stat : MPH
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"L'heure d'___" (2008 Juliette Binoche film) : ETE
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Historic ship whose real name was Santa Clara : NINA
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Cockeyed : ASKEW
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Nickname of the Spice Girls' Sporty Spice : MELC
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Porcelain containers, maybe : EWERS
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Poem with the lines "Nobody'll dare / Say to me, / 'Eat in the kitchen'" : ITOO
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"___ in ice" : IAS
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Hush-hush org. : NSA
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Michelle of "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" : YEOH
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Memo intro : INRE
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Contraption : GIZMO
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Freud disciple Alfred : ADLER
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Canada ___ : GEESE
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Chemical coloring : AZODYE
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Famous deerstalker wearer : HOLMES
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Shady spot : ARBOR
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"___ thought" : SOI
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John Elway, for the Broncos : SEVEN
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Printer resolution meas. : DPI
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Piazza dei Miracoli town : PISA
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Monthly expenditures: Abbr. : UTILS
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Battery, e.g. : TORT
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Like most music : TONAL
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It has ray flowers : OXEYE
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"Sheesh!" : OYVEY
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Losing tic-tac-toe combo : XOO
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Bridge expert Culbertson : ELY
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Member of the Brew Crew, e.g. : NLER
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Dirty : SOIL
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Land, eventually : ENDUP
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"___ all!" ("Fini!") : DATS
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Hot topic in insurance : ARSON
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___ Schneider, villainess in "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" : ELSA
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"Stop your moping!" : GETOVERIT
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Capitalize on : USE
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Flight board fig. : ETD
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Impress permanently : ETCH
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More hairy : SCARIER
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Some Warped Tour attendees : PUNKERS
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Big name in hotels : OMNI
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Lame excuse for missing homework : ILOSTIT
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Endearing : LOVABLE
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2016 Olympics locale : RIO
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It's got mayo : ANO
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Thin : SVELTE
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Alternative to a wagon : SEDAN
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Secret event of '45 : ATEST
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Harvesters, e.g. : ANTS
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"Much ___ About Nothing" ("The Simpsons" episode) : APU
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Practice piece : ETUDE
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Like some stockings : SHEER
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Asphalt, e.g. : PAVE
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Run of letters : GHIJ
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Germany's ___ von Bismarck : OTTO
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Nothing, in Nantes : RIEN
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Subject of many lies : AGE
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K'ung Fu-___ (Confucius) : TSE
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The Gateway to the West: Abbr. : STL
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Prefix with valent : TRI

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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