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TALKING HEADS

New York Times, Sunday, October 28, 2007

Author:
Ben Tausig
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 70 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Tausig. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 1028 ( 21,173 )
Across
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Pirate spirits : RUMS
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Jarhead's rank: Abbr. : PFC
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Presidential candidate born in Hawaii : OBAMA
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Kids may take them to school in boxes : JUICES
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Authors' list ender : ETAL
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Corn product : OIL
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Japanese apples named for a mountain : FUJIS
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Like Bollywood films : INDIAN
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Writer Steel : DANIELLE
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Al's impressions? : FRANKENSENSE
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"What did Bill do to earn this check, anyway?"? : WHYPAYMAHER
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Unaided perception : NAKEDEYE
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Sum in English : IAM
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Protected by law : VESTED
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"À la Recherche du Temps Perdu" author : PROUST
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1960 Pirates World Series hero, familiarly : MAZ
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Vietnam's ___ Dinh Diem : NGO
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First name in beauty products : ESTEE
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Natural riser : HEAT
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Flirt : TEASE
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It might make you sick : GERM
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Bit : TAD
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Capital of Lorraine : METZ
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Flavorful seed source : DILL
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Half of an athletic pair : SNEAKER
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Bill's biography? : LIFEOFOREILLY
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Deutsch article : DER
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Flair, e.g. : PEN
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Carnatic pieces : RAGAS
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Sequel's sequel : III
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Lonely trucker, perhaps : CBER
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Maestro Toscanini : ARTURO
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Have a bawl : SOB
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Go postal : SNAP
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"And tonight's guest is ... Ann!"? : YOUREGETTINGCOULTER
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Old English bard : SCOP
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2007 Hall of Fame inductee Ripken : CAL
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Seconded : ECHOED
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Ages and ages : EONS
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Lou Gehrig's disease: Abbr. : ALS
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Andrea ___ : DORIA
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"___ time" : ITS
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Ger. neighbor : BEL
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Dance like Rush? : DOTHELIMBAUGH
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Excites : FIRESUP
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"Just ___!" : ASEC
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Boring : BLAH
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Many a fed. holiday : MON
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When doubled, a Robin Williams character's catchphrase : NANU
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As a friend, in France : ENAMI
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Set of Web pages : SITE
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Hawaiian staple vegetables : TAROS
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___-X : GEN
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Chem. unit : MOL
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Rags' opposite : RICHES
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Judd of "Numb3rs" : HIRSCH
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Mantel piece : URN
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Like the era of highest sheet music sales : PRERADIO
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Phoning Phil and hanging up immediately? : DONAHUEDARE
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Don's parting words? : IMUSBEOFFNOW
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Number revealer : CALLERID
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Disconcert : RATTLE
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Spinning : AREEL
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"Helping doctors help patients" org. : AMA
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Singer Braxton : TONI
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Comes after : ENSUES
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Laughs heartily : ROARS
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Sunday delivery: Abbr. : SER
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An NCO : SSGT
Down
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Joe Louis Arena team : REDWINGS
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Tony winner for "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" : UTAHAGEN
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Frequent end of an anniversary toast : MANYMORE
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Boo-boo : SLIP
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A synthetic : POLYESTER
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Clooney or Rooney : FILMSTAR
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Like baseball shoes : CLEATED
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Iced : OFFED
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Power-driven shop tool : BURR
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1977 double-platinum Steely Dan album : AJA
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Clock div. : MIN
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Beginning of a noted political admonition : ASKNOT
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High ___ : JINKS
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Perturbs : UNSETTLES
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Carded : IDED
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The silver screen : CINEMA
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What Astrophysics and Advanced Calculus probably aren't : EASYAS
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Reaction to pepper, maybe : SNEEZE
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Overhang : EAVE
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Mer filler : EAU
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Snicker syllable : HEE
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Red Rose : PETE
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Triple-header, maybe : RAZOR
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Magazine exec in a robe, familiarly : HEF
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___ Lilly : ELI
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Partner of kissed : MADEUP
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Wee : MINUTE
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Be a benefactor : DOGOOD
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Ex-Yankee Hideki : IRABU
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"The Galloping Gourmet" host Graham : KERR
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Riga resident : LETT
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Roman symbol of power : FASCES
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Sheet material : LINEN
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Yarn spinners : LIARS
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Litter cry : YIP
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Qualifying round, informally : PRELIM
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Pedicab alternative : CYCLO
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Back : BOOST
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Mushroom with an umbrella cap : AGARIC
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Wrestler Flair famous for the figure four leglock : RIC
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Where angels come from : ONHIGH
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Hot : STOLEN
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Word before primaire or secondaire : ECOLE
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Style with dark clothes and heavy eyeliner : GOTH
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Look like a creep? : LEER
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Deplorable : SAD
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Pleasing : DESIRABLE
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Hoffman who once backed a pig for president : ABBIE
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Like human vision : BINOCULAR
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Cut-up : HAM
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Hgts. : ALTS
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Ajman's home: Abbr. : UAE
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"Tsk!" : FORSHAME
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Arizona state flowers : SAGUAROS
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Perfect : UNERRING
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What the puzzlemaker did to the name in each of this puzzle's theme answers? : PUNNEDIT
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Position in a rhythm band : MARACAS
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See 90-Down : EMPIRE
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With 89-Down, historic part of NW Europe : NORMAN
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Some seal hunters : ALEUTS
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Rabbi's instrument : SHOFAR
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Material for a whitesmith : TIN
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Illustrator Silverstein : SHEL
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They may come to une tête : IDEES
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A.F.L.'s partner : CIO
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Laughs heartily : HOWLS
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Set before V : RSTU
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Action figure? : DOER
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Some "CSI" figs. : DETS
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Black pride cut, informally : FRO
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PBS supporter : NEA

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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