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GRIN AND PARROT

New York Times, Sunday, October 9, 2011

Author:
Brendan Emmett Quigley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 78 Missing: none – this is a pangram. Scrabble average: 1.73 This is puzzle # 151 for Mr. Quigley. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 1009 ( 22,615 )
Across
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Dancing misstep : TRIP
5
Time's 1981 Man of the Year : WALESA
11
Churchill item : CIGAR
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Chattering bird : JAY
19
Subject of a blurry photo, maybe : YETI
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Some terminals : ANODES
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Mild 11-Across : CLARO
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Ice climber's tool : AXE
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Ride : RAZZ
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Détente as a means of self-preservation? : DEFENSIVEPAX
26
World Factbook publisher, in brief : CIA
27
Floored by : AMAZEDAT
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Some extra bills, maybe : TIP
30
Symbols of a budding romance : SPARKS
32
Big name in office supplies : AVERY
33
"The ___ Bride" (Rimsky-Korsakov opera) : TSARS
36
Take ___ (rest) : ANAP
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Like most churches : SPIRED
40
Make a homie's turf unfit for habitation? : POISONTHEHOOD
44
Adjust : ALTER
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"Today" rival, for short : GMA
47
Veep Agnew : SPIRO
48
Off : AWRY
49
Thai money : BAHTS
50
Dissertation : PAPER
53
Where the 34th Infantry Division fought: Abbr. : ETO
54
Joint legislative assemblies : PLENA
55
Israel's Weizman : EZER
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Seven, for one : NATURAL
58
Songs for one : SOLI
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Eye part : ROD
61
Diminutive of a common Russian man's name : ALEXI
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Antiulcer pill : ZANTAC
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Juice component : PULP
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Lay out some newspaper copy the old-fashioned way? : PASTEONATRUESTORY
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Debating two options, say : TORN
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Whine : SNIVEL
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Barrel part : STAVE
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Match closers, for short : KOS
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Tucson sch. : UOFA
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Quickly : INAWINK
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"While you ___ out ... " : WERE
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Go off : ERUPT
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They're laid by aves : OVA
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Shiny, hollow paperweight : GEODE
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Prefix with venous : INTRA
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Star men? : MAGI
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Churchgoers : FLOCK
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Electoral map shade : RED
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Blender maker : OSTER
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Rhombus on an award? : PLAQUEDIAMOND
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Taking drugs : ONMEDS
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Dead letter? : RUNE
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Concert for ___ (2007 event) : DIANA
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Highflier's home? : AERIE
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Derailleur settings : SPEEDS
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Cartoon character whose last name is Höek : REN
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Dressing place : SALADBAR
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P : RHO
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What a mysterious restaurant critic has? : SECRETPALATE
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1968 live folk record : ARLO
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Company with Patch Media : AOL
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Sourpusses : CRABS
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Precipitation prediction : INCHES
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Something special : LULU
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Many a shampoo : GEL
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Court nobleman in "Hamlet" : OSRIC
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Bottoms : NADIRS
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"Mr. Roboto" band, 1983 : STYX
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Banks raking in the money? : TYRA
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Criticize severely, with "out" : REAM
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Chichén ___ (Mayan ruins) : ITZA
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Getaway where Italian pies are consumed? : PIZZARETREAT
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Crumpled (up) : WADDED
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Close to, in poetry : ANEAR
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Skyscraping : LOFTY
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Dutch city : EDE
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Mailed : SENTTO
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Setting of the castle Rocca Maggiore : ASSISI
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Early third-century year : CCV
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France's Belle-___-en-Mer : ILE
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Vacancies : GAPS
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Foe of the Pawnee : ARAPAHO
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Cyrano de Bergerac wooed her : ROXANE
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Strength required to lift a car? : JACKPOWER
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Revolutionary line : AXIS
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What a raised hand may mean : YEA
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"Can't beat that contract" : IPASS
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Duke ___, Rocky's manager/trainer : EVERS
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1986 Indy 500 winner : RAHAL
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Weapon in Clue : ROPE
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Ticked-off states : SNITS
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"Quién ___?" ("Who knows?") : SABE
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Shopping center : PLAZA
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What PC gurus provide : ITHELP
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Some New Guineans : PAPUANS
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Army units : TROOPS
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"Yes ___?" : ORNO
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Couple : DYAD
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Scholastic measure: Abbr. : GPA
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Seder serving : MATZO
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Title character in love with Elvira : ERNANI
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Snitch's activity : RATTING
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Light on the stove : PILOT
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Drag-racing fuel : NITRO
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Grubs, e.g. : LARVAE
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Ukrainian city : LUTSK
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Obliterates : XSOUT
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Last thing a fellow actor says, maybe : CUEWORD
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Awards won by shrimps? : PRAWNSMEDALS
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Surround : ENFOLD
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Drop a letter or two : ELIDE
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Actress Mimieux : YVETTE
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Dropped the ball : ERRED
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Dole's running mate of 1996 : KEMP
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Like some contraception : ORAL
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Where your opinion on "One lump or two?" counts? : SUGARPOLL
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Skirt : AVOID
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Nascar Hall-of-Famer Jarrett : NED
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Spots for hammers and anvils : EARS
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Sharp irritation : PIQUE
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Berry in some energy boosters : ACAI
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Slice of old Turkey? : IONIA
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Bird hangouts : FEEDERS
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Target competitor : KMART
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Intl. humanities group : UNESCO
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Bowler's target : ONEPIN
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Refrain bit : NANANA
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End of a pricing phrase : ORLESS
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Japanese beer : ASAHI
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Fire-___ (carnival performer) : EATER
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Home for a certain old woman : SHOE
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Tattoo removal reminder : SCAR
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Like some sparkling wines : BRUT
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Side (with) : ALLY
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Sauce thickener : ROUX
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Car wash need : RAG
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A single may get you one, briefly : RBI
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PC key : ESC
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Like some flat-screen panels, for short : LCD

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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