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GRIDIRON GLOSSARY

New York Times, Sunday, October 31, 2004

Author:
Patrick Merrell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Merrell

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {JXZ} This is puzzle # 38 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 1031 ( 20,081 )
Across
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How one must win in volleyball : BYTWO
6
Like most bicycle tires : TUBED
11
World Service provider : BBC
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King of comedy : ALAN
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Element #5 : BORON
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Stradivari's teacher : AMATI
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Breeder's interest : BLOODLINE
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What one gets from the hot dog vendor when paying with a $5 bill? : QUARTERBACK
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Who we are : OURSELVES
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Mesabi Range wealth : IRONORE
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Under cover? : ABED
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A stone may have one : CARAT
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Not allow : DENY
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Platinum blonde cheerleaders? : STADIUMBLEACHERS
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Basic learning, for short : RRR
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Tom, Dick and Harry : HES
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It's murky : GRAYAREA
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Singer Baker or Bryant : ANITA
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Carpet type : SHAG
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Horror maven Craven : WES
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Clears : RIDS
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Home viewers' HDTV's? : WIDERECEIVERS
51
Where the Danube ends : ROMANIA
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Words before ghost or doctor : SEEA
54
Some fancy footwork : DANCE
55
Manage, with "out" : EKE
57
Of lesser size : PUNIER
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Star followers : MAGI
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Ill-treats : MAULS
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One who flies south in the winter : SANTA
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Most popular beer brands at the concession stands? : NUMBERONEDRAFTPICKS
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Easily bribed : VENAL
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Bids one club, e.g. : OPENS
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Marineland performer : ORCA
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Time for a spring roll? : EASTER
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1990 Broadway one-man play : TRU
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33-Down output : FABLE
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Lodge sign : BPOE
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Led : STEERED
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Trash talk? : OFFENSIVELINE
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Babysitters' charges : TOTS
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Sinker's call : SOS
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Eye part : UVEA
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Molokai colonist, once : LEPER
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Tufted tweeter : TITMOUSE
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E and G, e.g., in D.C. : STS
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"Halloween ___" (1983 flick) : III
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Rule barring players from dating cheerleaders? : PASSINTERFERENCE
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Stuart monarch : ANNE
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Mo who unsuccessfully ran for president in 1976 : UDALL
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Some pats : OLEO
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Flout the Volstead Act : BOOTLEG
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Associated with : RELATEDTO
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Untackled players? : THEUPRIGHTS
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Mukluk attachments : SNOWSHOES
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"And if that weren't bad enough ..." : WORSE
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Sea inlet: Var. : FIORD
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Many ages : EONS
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Part of E.S.T. : Abbr. : STD
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Payments made before a deal is completed : ANTES
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Politico Kefauver : ESTES
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Jul. 4 happening : BBQ
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2-Down reader, right now : YOU
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Track event? : TRAINRIDE
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Cause of wrinkles : WORRY
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Aware of : ONTO
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Large decks : TAROTS
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Spectral image : UMBRA
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Bleated : BAAED
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"..., ___" : ETC
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Hägar creator Browne : DIK
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Store restriction : BLUELAW
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Neighbor : BORDERER
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N.Y.S.E. listings : COS
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Subject of much praise : ALLAH
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Été reading : LIVRE
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Lend ___ : ANEAR
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Fits snugly : NESTS
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Overseas whistle blower : BOBBY
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Longtime record label : DECCA
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Start of Massachusetts' motto : ENSE
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Hosp. workers' org. : AMA
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Picks at random : DRAWS
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With 86-Down, 2002 British Open winner : ERNIE
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1997 Aaliyah hit "The One ___ My Heart To" : IGAVE
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Impulse : URGE
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Name on many a children's book : AESOP
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Laugh syllable : HAR
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Ones on a bench together : TEAMMATES
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One in 100: Abbr. : SEN
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Sot's sound : HIC
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Connected two computers, say : RANACABLE
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Permanently : ININK
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Cuts carbs, maybe : DIETS
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1986 #1 Starship hit : SARA
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What a sphere lacks : EDGE
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Home of Al-Azhar University : CAIRO
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Chair filler : REAR
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Arctic gull : SKUA
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Work done to scale : MUSIC
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One with a pole position? : ELF
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More fit : ABLER
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Rx prescribers : MDS
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Russian export, familiarly : STOLI
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Cool : NEATO
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Loose, as stones : UNSET
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Choose : OPT
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Roman imperator : NERO
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Sufficient, informally : ENUF
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Beforehand: Abbr. : PREV
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Third piece : VEST
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Gum : RESIN
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Head warmer? : FEVER
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Suffix with oct- : ANE
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Troop grp. : BSA
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Fresh from the oven : PIPINGHOT
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___ ten (long odds) : ONEIN
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Unsettling : EERIE
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Child's puzzle : DOTTODOT
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Detonator : FUSE
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See 29-Down : ELS
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Refined : SMELTED
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Jousting contests : TILTS
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Snacks packaged in trays : OREOS
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One evidently not filing a flight plan : UFO
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Monkey Trial defendant, 1925 : SCOPES
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Having four parts: Prefix : TETR
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Prize money : PURSE
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Gland: Prefix : ADENO
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Where a do is done : SALON
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Certain side dishes : SLAWS
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Chicago-based critic : EBERT
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Hopeless : NOUSE
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Auspices : AEGIS
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Bio : LIFE
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Geezers' interjections : EHS
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Old "Up, up and away" sloganeer : TWA
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Dearie : HON
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Thrice uno : TRE
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60's campus grp. : SDS

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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