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Just For Openers

New York Times, Sunday, October 30, 1994

Author:
R.M. Hopkins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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R. Max Hopkins

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 78 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Hopkins. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1994, The New York TimesNo. 1030 ( 16,427 )
Across
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Cheese in a mousetrap : BAIT
5
Rider Haggard romance : SHE
8
David Stockman's dept., once : OMB
11
Dickens alias : BOZ
14
Cheerless : DRAB
18
"Moses" author, 1951 : ASCH
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Circle : COTERIE
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One who has the hives : APIARIST
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"In the evening when I sit alone a-dreaming..." : SWEETADELINE
25
Arm of the sea? : TENTACLE
26
Kind of tea : HERBAL
27
"Oh, give me land, lots of land..." : DONTFENCEMEIN
29
Bruiser : APE
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Beethoven dedicatee : ELISE
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Org. for the 20 Down : AARP
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Excel : SHINE
35
Landslide detritus : SCREE
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Carve across the grain : THURM
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Lincoln in-law : TODD
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Selects : CULLS
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Popular sports car : MIATA
44
Like versatile appliances : ACDC
48
Each : APOP
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Call it _____ : ADAY
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Tax evaders' bugbears : AUDITS
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Turn about : SLUE
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Noted castaway : GILLIGAN
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Iranian desert : LUT
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Handbills : LEAFLETS
57
Gulf north of Somalia : ADEN
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Mummer, at times : PARADER
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Start, in a way : REACT
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Trifled : TOYED
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Top dog at the zoo : CURATOR
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Some canines : TEETH
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_____ cropper : COMEA
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Bracelets : BANGLES
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Spring : LEAP
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Seconds : HANDLERS
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M.I.T. grads, perhaps : EES
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Least clear : MURKIEST
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Gallimaufry : OLIO
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Spray alternative : MOUSSE
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Nut cases? : BURS
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Wipe out : NUKE
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Cult film "_____ 9 From Outer Space" : PLAN
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Protective rings : MOATS
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Where eagles gather : AERIE
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Kids' stuff? : TRIX
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Not well : BADLY
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Paid (up) : ANTED
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Hamlet's father, e.g. : GHOST
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Composed : COOL
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Milk: Prefix : LACTI
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Where to go for a spell? : BEE
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"Trailer for sale or rent..." : KINGOFTHEROAD
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Salad bar item : ENDIVE
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Introductory offer : OVERTURE
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"Alas! My love, you do me wrong..." : GREENSLEEVES
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Court official : LINESMAN
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Anomalous : UNUSUAL
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Legendary gunfighter : EARP
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They've earned their stripes: Abbr. : NCOS
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German spa : EMS
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Common pluralizer : ESS
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Stephen Foster's Nelly : BLY
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"Let us _____" : PRAY
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Do : BASH
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"..._____ forgive our debtors" : ASWE
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Petit four finisher : ICER
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"Casey would waltz with a strawberry blonde..." : THEBANDPLAYEDON
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Map info : SCALE
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Bricklayer's burden : HOD
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Printemps follower : ETE
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1983 World Series champs : ORIOLES
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Paul Bunyan's wife : MINNIE
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Borscht base : BEETS
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Restrain : BATE
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U.S. _____ : OPEN
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Wurtzite ingredient : ZINC
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Playhouse fare : DRAMA
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Kitchen gadget : RICER
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Have _____ of the tongue : ASLIP
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One of a vitamin complex : BTEN
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Seniors, with "the" : ELDERLY
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Special forces unit : ATEAM
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End of the race : TAPE
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Malodorous : FETID
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Kind of horn or line : STAG
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Snake dancers : HOPI
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Pop star : IDOL
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Nubian Desert locale : SUDAN
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Family : CLAN
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Prospective taxi fare : HAILER
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Out-and-out : UTTER
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Tabula _____ : RASA
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Pent up : CAGED
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Changes : MUTATES
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"Stormy the night and the waves roll high..." : ASLEEPINTHEDEEP
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Anti-slip device : CLEAT
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Reagan nickname : DUTCH
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"_____ a rire" ("It is to laugh"): Fr. : CEST
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"As the blackbird in the spring..." : AURALEE
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Flawless : IDEAL
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Gifts : LARGESS
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Kind of accident : FREAK
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Groaner : PUN
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Computer software abbr. : DOS
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"...and _____ a goodnight!" : TOALL
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_____ vincit amor : OMNIA
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Informal : CASUAL
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Laconic : TERSE
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Hatchet job? : CHOP
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Sit on : BROOD
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Like supermarket tabloids : LURID
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Madame Bovary : EMMA
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Entomb in a wall : MURE
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Dollar prefix : EURO
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Car-roof items : SKIS
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Words : TEXT
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Vogue : STYLE
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Happens to : BETIDES
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"Invincible" victim of Hercules : ANTAEUS
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Dries, in a way : BLOTS
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Nuts : ACORNS
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Personality determinant : GENE
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Kind of duty : CIVIC
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_____-trump : ONENO
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Monsters : OGRES
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Bicker : ARGUE
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Food processor : BELLY
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City south of Dusseldorf : KOLN
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Rage : FUME
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Stratford streetcar : TRAM
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Plymouth Rocks, e.g. : HENS
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Basso Andresen : IVAR
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Actress Miles : VERA
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Spot : ESPY
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Crux : NUB
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_____ ammoniac : SAL

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 9 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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