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FANGS FOR THE MEMORY

New York Times, Sunday, October 31, 2010

Author:
Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Elizabeth C. Gorski
Fangs

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 144, Blocks: 79 Missing: {Z} Grid has mirror symmetry. This is puzzle # 181 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite
Notepad: When this puzzle is completed, connect the circled letters in alphabetical order from A to R to show the outline of an 84-Across.
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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 1031 ( 22,272 )
Across
1
Home of "Hardball" : MSNBC
6
"Love is blind," e.g. : ADAGE
11
Moolah : BREAD
16
Even : EQUAL
17
Doltish : IMBECILIC
21
Odd Fellows' meeting place : LODGE
22
Kind of acid : AMINO
23
1922 Max Schreck film : NOSFERATU
24
Words of empathy : ICARE
25
Heavyweight : TITAN
26
High-water mark : FLOODLINE
27
"Enough, Jorge!" : NOMAS
28
Super ___ (old game console) : NES
30
It might come after you : ARE
31
___ Balls (Hostess snack food) : SNO
32
As written : SIC
33
Tijuana table : MESA
36
Parking spot : CURB
38
Actor McGregor : EWAN
40
"Beetle Bailey" dog : OTTO
44
Lover of Isolde : TRISTAN
46
Oodles : SCADS
50
Cozy place? : TEASHOP
52
Wagnerian opera setting : VALHALLA
54
Crime scene matter : DNA
55
Saturnalia participants : FEASTERS
56
1995 Eddie Murphy film : VAMPIREINBROOKLYN
59
Tech whiz : GEEK
61
Athenian porch : STOA
62
Some gravesite decorations : URNS
63
Arctic herder : LAPP
66
Composer Ned : ROREM
68
1931 Bela Lugosi film : DRACULA
72
Fix, as laces : RETIE
73
Coolers, for short : ACS
74
System of beliefs : ISM
77
"The Rights of Man" writer : PAINE
78
Mauna ___ : KEA
80
Argentine article : UNA
81
Furry adoptee : PET
82
Water brand : NAYA
84
[See instructions] : BAT
85
Cobb of "12 Angry Men" : LEEJ
86
A bit of cheer? : RAH
87
Like some fondue pots : ENAMELED
89
Halloween cry : BOO
90
Compel : OBLIGATE
92
When Italian ghouls come out? : SERA
93
Poodle's greeting : YIP
95
Bygone flightless bird : MOA
96
___ Bator : ULAN
97
1979 George Hamilton film : LOVEATFIRSTBITE
105
"Fine" : ITLLDO
108
Stage direction that means "alone" : SOLUS
109
Ring figures : CARATS
113
1987 Adrian Pasdar film : NEARDARK
116
___ Tin Tin : RIN
117
2008 Robert Pattinson film : TWILIGHT
119
Bones also called cubiti : ULNAE
120
"Piece of cake!" : EASYASPIE
123
Pianist/composer Schumann : CLARA
124
Tandem twosome : SEATS
125
1986 Brad Davis film : BLOODTIES
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George who wrote "The Spanish Gypsy" : ELIOT
127
Walk the earth : EXIST
128
"___ Ben Adhem" : ABOU
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Belonging to you and me : OURS
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Many visitors to Legoland : DANES
Down
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Coconut filler : MEAT
2
Acreage fig. : SQMI
3
When French ghouls come out? : NUIT
4
Fruit-based fountain treat : BANANASHAKE
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Make a copy of : CLONE
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Sucks up : ABSORBS
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Crusoe's creator : DEFOE
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Breezed through : ACED
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Grade school door sign : GIRLS
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Noted New York eatery : ELAINES
11
Russian pancakes : BLINI
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What Chippendale furniture was made in : ROCOCOSTYLE
13
Cheese ball? : EDAM
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"Slumdog Millionaire" locale : AGRA
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Subpar grades : DEES
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Gershwin's "Concerto ___" : INF
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Canine cousin : MOLAR
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"Do ___!" ("Stop procrastinating!") : ITNOW
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Maestro's sign : CUE
29
Skull caps? : SCALPS
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Sly sorts : SNEAKS
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"Jersey Shore" airer : MTV
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All alternative : ERA
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Medal of valor : SILVERSTAR
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Like the inside of a coffin : UNLIT
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Used, as a dinner tray : ATEON
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Bernard Malamud's first novel : THENATURAL
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Rocky pinnacle : TOR
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Saturn's wife : OPS
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Souvenir from Scotland : TAM
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Early fifth-century year : CDI
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"Slander" author Coulter : ANN
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Bit of Vaseline : DAB
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Communication syst. : ASL
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Longtime Yankee nickname : AROD
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Roman squares : FORA
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O.K. Corral figure : EARP
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Exclude, with "out" : RULE
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Bunch at a grocery store : GRAPES
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Epoch in which mammals arose : EOCENE
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One getting hit on at a party? : PINATA
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Female fowl : PEAHEN
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Selfish person's cry before and after "all" : MINE
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Common rhyme scheme : AABB
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"Later!" : CIAO
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Biblical preposition : UNTO
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N.F.L. defensive lineman B. J. ___ : RAJI
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___ soda : SAL
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"... And I'm the queen of England!" : MYEYE
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Serving on a stick : KEBAB
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Sushi bar order : EEL
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Sarah McLachlan hit : ADIA
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It may be hidden at a hideout : LOOT
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Shopping center regulars : MALLRATS
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Kind of warfare : GUERILLA
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Units of cream: Abbr. : PTS
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Slush pile contents: Abbr. : MSS
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Least typical : ODDEST
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Cold war broadcasting inits. : VOA
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Gift giver's words : FORYOU
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Epic translated by Alexander Pope : ILIAD
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Reaches altogether : RUNSTO
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"Vous êtes ___" : ICI
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Sprinkled with baby powder : TALCED
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Like a locked lavatory : INUSE
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Old-style fax : TELEX
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Hawaiian veranda : LANAI
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Question shouted in exasperation : AGAIN
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Spasm : THROE
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Some of the fine print on sports pages : STATS
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1988 #1 country album : REBA
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Newsman Marvin : KALB
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Layer : TIER
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Jazz saxophonist/flutist Frank : WESS
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Ontario's ___ Canals : SOO
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"A ___ tardi" ("See you later," in Italy) : PIU

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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