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CAN I CHANGE PLACES?

New York Times, Sunday, October 3, 2010

Author:
Daniel A. Finan
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Daniel A. Finan

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 69 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Finan. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 1003 ( 22,244 )
Across
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"This can't be happening!" : OHGOD
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Apple's instant-messaging program : ICHAT
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Headquartered : BASED
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Anatomical pouch : SAC
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Spanish fowl : POLLO
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Headquarters : NERVECENTER
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Inquire about private matters : PRY
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Lewis and Clark expedition, for the 1800s? : TRAILOFTHECENTURY
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"Monsters, ___" : INC
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Student : ENROLLEE
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Elite group, with "the" : CHOSEN
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Like some exams : ORAL
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Turn red, say : DYE
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"___ you!" ("Just try it!") : IDARE
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Search the heavens : STARGAZE
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Spoiler of a parade for Ahmadinejad? : TEHRANRAIN
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Racing boat : SCULL
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Charlie Brown's curly-haired pal : FRIEDA
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January birthstone : GARNET
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Attaches with string : TIESON
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Like most city blocks: Abbr. : RECT
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Parisian possessive : TES
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Andrea ___ (lost ship) : DORIA
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Like some kicks : ONSIDE
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"___ From Hawaii," 1973 Elvis album : ALOHA
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Top butcher's title? : THELOINKING
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Pull : TOW
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WXY buttons : NINES
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Sultan's group : HAREM
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Santa Barbara-to-Las Vegas dir. : ENE
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Blemish : WART
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Hosiery shade : ECRU
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"Climb ___ Mountain" : EVRY
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___ en scène (stage setting) : MISE
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Her: Ger. : IHRE
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"Independence Day" fleet : UFOS
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Singer DiFranco : ANI
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Brewery sights : OASTS
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South American shrubs with potent leaves : COCAS
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T-shirt sizes, in short : SML
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Destroyers of les forêts? : FRENCHFIRES
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Glide : SKATE
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Aplenty : GALORE
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Surgeon's procedure : GRAFT
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Super ___ (game console) : NES
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Minute fraction of a min. : NSEC
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Cave dwellers : APEMEN
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Menu option : SAVEAS
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Upbeat : CHEERY
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Chocolate substitute : CAROB
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What a family court judge enforces? : MARITALLAW
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Where sharks are in their food chain : ATTHETOP
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Plant ___ of doubt : ASEED
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Glimpsed à la Tweety Bird : TAW
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Luke's princess sister : LEIA
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Yellowish-brown : SIENNA
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Convert, as metal into a melt? : SCRAMBLE
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Prefix with skeleton : EXO
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Admonishment at a Surrealist museum? : DONTTOUCHTHATDALI
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Delivery means : VAN
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"West Side Story" fight scene prop : SWITCHBLADE
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More awesome, to a rapper : ILLER
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Slalom figure : ESS
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Lab holder? : LEASH
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Darling : SUGAR
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Like many mosaics : TILED
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Went (for) : OPTED
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___ toad : HORNY
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Cold look : GLARE
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Grab bag : OLIO
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Moved on wheels, as a movie camera : DOLLIED
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Afraid : INFEAR
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Et ___ : CETERA
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Regal letters : HRH
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Opposite of sans : AVEC
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Practical school, for short : TECH
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Uncle ___ : BENS
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Pennies are small ones : ANTES
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Staples of action scenes : STUNTS
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Poetic contraction : EER
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Humorless : DRY
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Decorative piece of George Harrison tour equipment? : SPIRALSITARCASE
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Ball's partner : ARNAZ
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Spring, summer, fall and winter, e.g. : CYCLE
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Big suit : CEO
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Stale : OLDHAT
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Eyes : OGLES
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Grade school subj. : ENG
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Play opener : ACTONE
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Wishing undone : RUING
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Restrains : TETHERS
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Boo ___, recluse in "To Kill a Mockingbird" : RADLEY
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Forster's "___ With a View" : AROOM
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Crucifix letters : INRI
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Unlikely response to "Sprechen Sie Deutsch?" : NEIN
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Actress Drescher : FRAN
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Chart showing highs and lows : RELIEFMAP
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Paintings of Marilyn Monroe, Che Guevara and the like? : ICONCOLLECTIONS
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Rests : TAKESTEN
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Shoe insert : ODOREATER
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Grown-up eft : NEWT
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Anesthetic gas : ETHENE
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Sharpener residue : SHAVINGS
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Sun Devils' sch. : ASU
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Screw up : ERR
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Actually : INESSE
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Words said with a shrug : WHOKNEW
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Tiki bar order : MAITAI
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Medit. state : ISR
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Suffix with robot : ICS
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Grp. concerned with courses : USGA
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Playground retort : ARENOT
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Volunteer : OFFER
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Cabinet member: Abbr. : SECY
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Parisian business partner, maybe : FRERE
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Squeeze (in) : CRAM
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"___ Nagila" (Hebrew folk song) : HAVA
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Site of the College World Series : OMAHA
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Cornea neighbor : SCLERA
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RR stop : STA
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Didn't shrink from the challenge : HADATIT
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1990s war site : BOSNIA
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Member of the prosecutor's office: Abbr. : ASSTDA
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Fyodor Karamazov, for one : LECHER
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Advil rival : ALEVE
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U.S.S. ___, first battleship to become a state shrine : TEXAS
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ZaSu of film : PITTS
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Peewee slugger's sport : TBALL
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Tree-lined walk : ALLEE
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Kooky : WEIRD
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Permanently mark : ETCH
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Japanese drama : NOH
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Gists : NUBS
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Rights org. : ACLU
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Year Boris Godunov was born : MDLI
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Broadband letters : DSL
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Be behind : OWE
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Witch : HAG

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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