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SPACE INVASION

New York Times, Sunday, October 7, 2012

Author:
Zoe Wheeler
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Zoe Wheeler

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 136, Blocks: 65 Missing: {JXZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Ms. Wheeler. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 1007 ( 22,979 )
Across
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Downer, for short : TRANQ
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Big break : SCHISM
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Something to seek in court : DAMAGES
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___ pork (Asian dish) : MOOSHU
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Did ordinary writing : PROSED
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Renowned : EMINENT
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Namibia neighbor : ANGOLA
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Old AMC car that came fully loaded? : HORNETOFPLENTY
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Belgian river to the North Sea : YSER
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Minnesota Fats's player in "The Hustler" : GLEASON
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Writer Ernie : PYLE
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Before, in brief : TIL
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Good locale for adoptions? : BIRTHMARKET
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Play to ___ : ATIE
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Mysterious figure : YETI
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Windy City trains : ELS
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Berlin article : EINE
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Scrape : SKIN
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Highlanders : GAELS
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Trim : PARE
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Ammo that's still on the store shelf? : SITTINGBULLET
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___ Khan (villain in "The Jungle Book") : SHERE
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Getting on the board : SCORING
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Root word? : OLE
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Pitchers : EWERS
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Nuts : LOONIES
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Director Jean-___ Godard : LUC
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Orch. section : STR
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Some bleating? : RACKETOFLAMB
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Little victory celebration : HIGHFIVE
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Dying words, in Shakespeare : ETTU
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"Put ___ on it!" : ALID
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It may be drawn at night : BATH
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For fear that : LEST
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Salsa ingredient : CHIPOTLE
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Excitement over some presidential selections? : CABINETFEVER
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Gumshoe : TEC
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Gold units: Abbr. : KTS
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Many-banded displays? : PARADES
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Have a loan from : OWETO
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"Shallow ___" (Jack Black film) : HAL
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He-man's nickname : MUSCLES
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Bind tightly : TRUSS
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Avoid a scalping? : ESCAPEHATCHET
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Sackcloth material : HEMP
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"Grease" singer : VALLI
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1998 Sarah McLachlan hit : ADIA
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Alone, as a female on stage : SOLA
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A/C meas. : BTU
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Fort ___, Ontario : ERIE
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Feds : GMEN
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ID for a certain band member? : TRUMPETCARD
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Go out for a while? : NAP
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Show, quickly : DEMO
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Jump on the ice : TOELOOP
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"___ Child" (Margaret Atwood poem) : ASAD
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Earth, in "Independence Day"? : PLANETOFATTACK
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___ hours : OFFICE
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Kind of exercise : AEROBIC
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Infant's shoe : BOOTEE
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One rummaging : RIFLER
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Take a fresh look at : RETHINK
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"... Baby One More Time" singer : SPEARS
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Lock : TRESS
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Lump in the throat : TONSIL
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Dancer Ginger : ROGERS
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Of ___ (somewhat) : ASORT
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People wear masks in this: Abbr. : NHL
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Sticking point? : QUAGMIRE
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Field : SPHERE
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Kick the bucket : CROAK
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Basketball shooting game : HORSE
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Playground retort : ISNOT
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Caught : SEEN
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Summer hrs. in Denver : MDT
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Challenging : DEFYING
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Sufficient : AMPLE
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Runner's unit : MILE
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Good "Wheel" buy for WHERE'S THE BEEF : ANE
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Refined : GENTEEL
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Authorize : ENTITLE
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Salon worker : STYLIST
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Third of three choices : MAYBE
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Going (for) : OPTING
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"Penny ___" : LANE
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Last ride? : HEARSE
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Actor Claude of "Lobo" : AKINS
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Alma mater of presidents #41, 42 and 43 : YALE
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Moundsman Dave : STIEB
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Deep ravine : GULCH
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Get excited : PERKUP
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Shrew : SCOLD
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College in New Rochelle, N.Y. : IONA
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Barber's job : TRIM
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Accepted as true : BOUGHT
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Wrap up : SWATHE
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Rushed : HECTIC
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1992 Liv Ullmann film : SOFIE
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Be constructive? : ERECT
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Hangs out : LOLLS
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Some Millers : LITES
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Strainers : SIEVES
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Tellies : TVSETS
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Like wide belts, fashionwise : RETRO
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Rat : TATTLE
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Brand name on a waistband : HANES
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Took off, as a bird : FLEWUP
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Bathroom fixture : BIDET
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Striped safari sight : OKAPI
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Brutus abettor : CASCA
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Move up, as an eyebrow : ARCH
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Christian of "The Dark Knight Rises" : BALE
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Providing of questions for answers on "Jeopardy!," e.g. : FORMAT
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Vladimir of Russia : PUTIN
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Fit : HALE
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Comprising : MADEOF
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Use a futuristic mode of transit : TELEPORT
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Golf round result : EVENPAR
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Frozen food brand : SARALEE
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Illustrator's shortcut : CLIPART
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Good place to 91-Across : HAMMOCK
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___-my-thumb : HOPO
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Lights up : SMOKES
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Some herbs : BASILS
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Remnants : TRACES
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Something to milk for all its worth? : UDDER
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Be admitted : GETIN
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Head-___ : TOTOE
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Rodeo rope : REATA
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Bad feeling in the pit of one's stomach? : ULCER
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___ latte : CAFFE
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Actress Mazar : DEBI
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Sports car option : TTOP
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Eastern drama : NOH
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Things used during crunch time? : ABS
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Christmas purchase : FIR

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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