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New York Times, Sunday, October 9, 2005

Aid in solving the disappearance of the Thin Man

Author:
Kyle Mahowald
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 70 Missing: {JQ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Mahowald.
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© 2005, The New York Times10/9/05 ( No. 20,424 )
Across
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Was in a blue state : MOPED
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"Hold on!" : ONESEC
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"You go, ___!" : GIRL
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Dr.'s order : MRI
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Eyes? : OCULI
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Infrequent political event : RECALL
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1998 Sarah McLachlan hit : ADIA
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Asian capital : YEN
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Spanish dancers' residence? : BALLETBARRIO
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Hit the links : PLAYGOLF
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Shore sights : INLETS
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Jerk : TUG
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Honey : SWEETIEPIE
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Chin-ups and pull-ups develop them : LATS
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Charlemagne's domain: Abbr. : HRE
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___ time : TEE
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Monkey business : ANTICS
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Author LeShan : EDA
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Israeli leaders? : ZIONMASTERS
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Words to a bride and groom : TOAST
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Take in : ABSORB
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Lodge fellows : ELKS
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Removed : ALOOF
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Shopper's aid : TOTEBAG
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Captain of literature : AHAB
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To-do : FLAP
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Not close gently : SLAM
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Big name in antacids : ROLAIDS
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Island settled by shipwrecked colonists in 1609 : BERMUDA
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Run-in : SPAT
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Classic sports car : GTO
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Old-fashioned education : ROTE
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Zapper : RAYGUN
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Sniffler's keepsake? : CURIOFORTHECOMMONCOLD
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Melodious : ARIOSO
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Astin of "Lord of the Rings" : SEAN
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Keep out : BAN
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Aid in solving the disappearance of the Thin Man : ASTA
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Car dealers' offerings : LOANERS
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Member of a blended family : STEPDAD
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Trident-shaped letters : PSIS
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One side of a debate : ANTI
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Some tax advisers, for short : CPAS
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Danger for sailors : LORELEI
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Symbol of strength : STEEL
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Movie roll : REEL
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Go in all directions : FANOUT
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___-American : ANGLO
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Photogenic cats? : CAMERALIONS
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Lush : SOT
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Snaky swimmers : MORAYS
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Lines of praise : ODE
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Suffix with tank : ARD
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Bygone royal : SHAH
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Square : EVENSTEVEN
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Danger for sailors : FOG
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Blue, perhaps : RATEDR
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Romeo or Juliet : LEADROLE
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Aging Nintendo icon? : OLDGRAYMARIO
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Football stat. : INT
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Newton, e.g. : UNIT
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Went smoothly : SAILED
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___ being : ALIEN
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Some batteries : AAS
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Domain of the goddess Tethys : SEAS
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Go above and beyond : EXCEED
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Perfect, e.g. : TENSE
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City in 84-Down : MOBILE
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Whence the line "The True North strong and free" : OCANADA
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Can opener : PULLTAB
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Women of Paris : ELLES
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Purposely try to lose : DIET
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Mercury or Saturn : ORB
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Put in order : NEATEN
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Brown family member : ECRU
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Puppeteer Tony : SARG
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Collegiate Bulldog : ELI
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Where some think monsters live : CLOSETS
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Rubberneck : GAPE
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Waiting : IDLE
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It can be thrown from a horse : RIATA
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Let have it : LAYINTO
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Optometrist's concern : MYOPIA
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Some museum displays : RELICS
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Overrun : INFEST
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Souvenir buy : TSHIRT
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"You're crushing the watch!"? : GETOFFMYCASIO
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Itsy-bitsy : WEE
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Oscar winner Benigni : ROBERTO
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"That was bad" : TSK
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Camera attachment, informally : ZOOM
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Happy ___ : MEAL
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Pond plant : ALGA
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Pompon waver's cry : RAH
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Crypt cover : SLAB
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Gas pump's place? : STATIONISLAND
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Moon of Uranus : OBERON
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Gentlemen they're not : BOORS
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Regarding : ASTO
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Star of "Scared to Death," 1947 : LUGOSI
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Men and women : ADULTS
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One that "eats shoots and leaves" : PANDA
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Encourage : SPURON
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Animal catcher : LARIAT
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2000 Renée Zellweger title role : IRENE
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Dwarf with glasses : DOC
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Displayed fear : RAN
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Milan's La ___ : SCALA
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It weighs on astronauts : GFORCE
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Put in prison : EMBAR
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Sugar suffix : OSE
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Hardy character : TESS
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___ trick : HAT
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Headed toward : MADEFOR
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Blueprint detail : SPEC
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"Give me another chance," e.g. : PLEA
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Toots : DOLL
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Sharpies, e.g. : PENS
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1-Down's state: Abbr. : ALA
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Hall of Fame football coach Tom : LANDRY
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It has a giraffe mascot : TOYSRUS
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Rudolph's feature : REDNOSE
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'Fore : ERE
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Herald : USHERIN
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Bootlickers : TOADIES
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First name in aviation history : AMELIA
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Roman Catholic period of prayer : NOVENA
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Hall-of-Famers : GREATS
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"The Simpsons" bartender : MOE
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"Amen to that!" : IAGREE
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Symbol of sovereignty : THRONE
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Keith Richards, e.g. : STONE
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Past its prime : STALE
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Director Kazan : ELIA
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Fact-checks : VETS
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Bank letters : FDIC
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Make eyes at : OGLE
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Latin 101 word : AMAT
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Hardly thorough : LAX
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