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NOW IT'S CLEAR!

New York Times, Sunday, October 5, 2003

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Richard Silvestri

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 142, Blocks: 72 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 118 for Mr. Silvestri. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 1005 ( 19,689 )
Across
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Nile wader : IBIS
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Public clerk : SCRIBE
11
Eat or drink : HAVE
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"The Mammoth Hunters" heroine : AYLA
19
Reading spot : NOOK
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Stiff : WOODEN
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Second son : ABEL
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Bar order : SOUR
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One who paints dunce caps? : CONICARTIST
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"If today is the 18th, then Christmas is next week"? : YULELOGIC
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Not raise a hand, say : ABSTAIN
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Article of faith : TENET
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Cry before a children's drawing? : GOFISH
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Invisible to the naked eye : TINY
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Some undergrowth : VINES
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"Shoot!" : DARN
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Ticks off : ANGERS
37
Gaucho's accessory : RIATA
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Farewell bash : SENDOFF
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Catch on : LEARN
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Something discussed over dinner? : TABLETOPIC
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Court order : WRIT
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"Judging Amy" actress : DALY
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Wing : SIDE
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Beersheba is near it : NEGEV
50
Occupational suffix : YER
51
Wright wing? : ELL
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Cry of relief : ATLAST
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Check the bar code : SCAN
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Rousseau work that led to his banishment from France : EMILE
57
Cupid, for one : REINDEER
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Come to pass : OCCUR
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Eggnog ingredient, maybe : BRANDY
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Promising person : COMER
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Inner circle : CADRE
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Ferber novel : SOBIG
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Seed-bearing organ : PISTIL
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Word-processing command : PASTE
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Did over : REVAMPED
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Part of ICBM : INTER
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Milk: Prefix : LACT
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Plantation pest : WEEVIL
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The second Mrs. Sinatra : AVA
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W.B.A. outcome : TKO
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VCR button : EJECT
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Earned a citation? : SPED
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Didn't just guess : KNEW
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Score halves : TENS
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Cut-up in the cafeteria? : ANTICEATER
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Kind of shrimp : BRINE
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Is contingent : DEPENDS
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Bygone : OLDEN
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Home sites : TRACTS
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Safety installation : RAIL
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Annoy : PEEVE
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Bring (out) : TROT
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Least outgoing : SHIEST
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Shelf : LEDGE
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Emus and kiwis : RATITES
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Gigantic gin mixer? : MEGATONIC
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Mr. Ed being sarcastic? : IRONICHORSE
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Gen. follower : EXOD
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Actress Downey : ROMA
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What you will : ESTATE
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Shuttle launchers : NASA
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Listening devices : EARS
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Pavlova portrayal : SWAN
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Useful hunting companion : SETTER
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Predicament : SPOT
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The ___ Trail (route through Peru) : INCA
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Meathead : BOOB
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Exchanged items : IONS
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Easily frightened : SKITTERY
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Boyfriends of yore : SWAINS
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Hardly sophisticated : CORNY
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Go bad : ROT
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A mean Amin : IDI
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Inhuman : BESTIAL
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International understanding : ENTENTE
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Elvin ___, 1960's-80's N.B.A. star known as "Big E" : HAYES
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End at : ABUT
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Distance divided by time: Abbr. : VEL
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Refinement : ELEGANCE
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Currently : ASOFNOW
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Mystical person : YOGI
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California's San ___ Dam : LUIS
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Chief : ARCH
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___ terrier : CAIRN
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Lady's man : LORD
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Well-executed : NEAT
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Hampton's instrument : VIBES
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Condescend : DEIGN
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Birch relative : ALDER
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Hall-of-Fame football coach Greasy ___ : NEALE
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French diamond? : GALLICSTONE
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Tracking device : RADAR
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Bit of broccoli : SPEAR
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Funny guy with a skillet? : FRYINGPANIC
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Place for a test : FIELD
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Roof worker : TILER
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Perfectly timed, dramatically : ONCUE
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Low club : TREY
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Kind of wool : STEEL
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S.A.T. section : VERBAL
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Esteem : ADMIRE
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Words of honor? : TOAST
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Propeller shape : SCREW
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Disfigure : MAIM
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Do, e.g. : NOTE
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Chi. summer setting : CDT
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Ox, goat or sheep : BOVID
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They connect to points in the Southwest : CACTI
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Cleave : SEVER
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"Se7en" star, 1995 : PITT
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Readied the press : INKED
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Some antitrust violations : PACTS
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Put back in the cage : REPEN
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Subject of media coverage : EVENT
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Coolidge's veep : DAWES
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U.S. Open champ, 1985-87 : LENDL
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First name in cosmetics : ESTEE
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Custodial staff : JANITORS
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Army food : KRATIONS
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Some magazine ads : SPREADS
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Unlike Morehouse College : COED
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Mournful poems : ELEGIES
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Unfavorable : ADVERSE
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Stock : BROTH
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Point to the right? : EAST
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Missing parcel inquiry : TRACER
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Pie choice : PECAN
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Shopworn : TRITE
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Hook's mate : SMEE
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Numerical prefix : HEXA
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Prince of opera : IGOR
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Bean town? : LIMA
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Mouth, slangily : TRAP
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Sinclair rival : ESSO
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Pants part : SEAT
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E.R.A. backers : NOW
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Polo Grounds hero : OTT
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Organic: Abbr. : NAT

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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