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PUZZLER'S PC LEXICON

New York Times, Sunday, October 28, 2001

Author:
Michael Ashley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Michael Ashley

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 82 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Ashley. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York TimesNo. 1028 ( 18,982 )
Across
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Spring locale : SPA
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Was #1 : LED
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Wrangles : SPARS
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Peter Max's genre : POPART
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Baseball's Martinez : TINO
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Jackie's #2 : ARI
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"The Wizard of Oz" composer : ARLEN
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Mimosa, for one : ACACIA
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Chicago sightings : ELTRAINS
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Novelist Ephron : DELIA
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Tattered state : SHREDS
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ORDW, RDWO, DWOR : WORDPROCESSING
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Come-ons : TEASES
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Be in the driver's seat : STEER
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N.B.A.'s Thurmond and Archibald : NATES
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Miss : GIRL
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Point : AIM
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Tijuana lunches : TACOS
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Edge : HEM
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Sealing wax ingredient : LAC
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HEX VERIFY : SPELLCHECK
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Top-drawer : AONE
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"Blondie" boy : ELMO
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Big Apple subway, with "the" : LEX
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Insincere talk : CANT
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LOO : ENDLESSLOOP
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A chip, maybe : ANTE
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Toppers : LIDS
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Places wires meet : NODES
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Hits theaters : OPENS
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Out-of-favor icon : MARX
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Amateur video subject, maybe : UFO
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Suffix with aqua : NAUT
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Eddie's 1970's singing partner : FLO
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Sign of freshness? : SLAP
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EIOSN : RANDOMNOISE
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Like some cheeks : ROSY
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Barrel contents : ALE
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"The Celestial Country" composer : IVES
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Code carrier : DNA
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Something to go for a spin in? : TUTU
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Deer, beavers and such : FAUNA
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Kind of rug : SISAL
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Loading site : PIER
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Cut off : STEM
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IPD DPI IDP : DIPSWITCHES
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Lollygag : LOAF
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Beauty : GEM
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Con : ANTI
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Small diamond? : TREY
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YPOC : BACKUPCOPY
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As well : TOO
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Wolf, say : EAT
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Lost in reverie : MOONY
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Place for sheep : LEA
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What is expected : NORM
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Texas panhandle town : PAMPA
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Gets back to, in a way : RSVPS
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Red Cross supply : PLASMA
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ARMED (FILE) GUARD : FILEPROTECTION
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Bargain-hunter's locale : OUTLET
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Cast out : EXILE
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Humbly goes along with : DEFERSTO
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Numbskull : STOOGE
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Peak in the Bernese Alps : EIGER
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Butterfingers : OAF
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One of four Holy Roman Emperors : OTTO
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The seas, e.g. : HEPTAD
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Dings : DENTS
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Short Line and others: Abbr. : RRS
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Appeal : ASK
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Loses sleep (over) : STEWS
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Person in a high chair? : PILOT
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Cavern : ANTRE
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Retreat : LAIR
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Hungarian pianist von Dohnänyi : ERNO
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Laser ___ : DISC
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Blunderer : SADSACK
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Quickly : PRESTO
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Side in a war : ALLIES
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They may reach a bit : REINS
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Catch : SNAG
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Diversions : PASTIMES
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Autumn color : OCHER
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NEW YORK | HONG KONG : PARALLELPORTS
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Golf coups : ACES
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Nag ... or use a nag : RIDE
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Cold war news name : TASS
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Big test : ORDEAL
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"The uncertain glory of an ___ day": Shak. : APRIL
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Passes : ENACTS
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They make some people blond : GENES
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"The Virginian" star : MCCLURE
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Sinew : TENDON
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Course division : HOLE
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Substance in skin care : ALOE
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"You gotta be kidding!" : CMON
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Grand events? : SLAMS
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Kind of colony : PENAL
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Like a third hand : EXTRA
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City at the foot of Mt. Carmel : HAIFA
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Supplement : ADDTO
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Special ___ (military force) : OPS
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Protects, as pots : ENAMELS
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Grammar topic : NOUNS
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The sun : SOL
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S L O T : EXPANSIONSLOT
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Exploding suns : NOVAE
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Scared : FEARFUL
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Full of gossip : DISHY
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Inanity : IDIOCY
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No-goodnik : SNEAK
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Expenditure : OUTGO
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Pricey : STEEP
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Scrumptious : YUMMY
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Police, with "the" : LAW
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Many cos. seek its approval : FDA
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"___ She Sweet?" : AINT
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Till : UPTO
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Winning coach of Super Bowl IV : STRAM
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Tracy Marrow's stage name : ICET
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Flat : PLANAR
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Echoed : ITERATED
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Teeny people? : BOPPERS
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Nez ___ : PERCE
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San Francisco district : CASTRO
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Libel : MALIGN
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Dish with hash browns, maybe : OMELET
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End-all : OMEGA
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Mischievous one : PIXIE
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"Will ya look at that!" spot : VISTA
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Mrs. ___ of "Beauty and the Beast" : POTTS
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Derisive gesture : SNOOK
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Swanky : POSH
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Vermeer's "Woman With a ___" : LUTE
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On : ATOP
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Oats and the like : FEED
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Halitosis, e.g. : ODOR
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Burn up the road : TEAR
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Rotten grades : EFFS

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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