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WOMEN OF THE EAR

New York Times, Sunday, November 11, 2001

"The Astonishing Elephant" author Alexander

Author:
Joe DiPietro
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 66 Missing: {JX} This is puzzle # 55 for Mr. DiPietro. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York Times11/11/01 ( No. 18,996 )
Across
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Go out : EBB
4
White poplars : ABELES
10
Inn name : RAMADA
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Peep for Bo-Peep? : BAA
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Blemish : MAR
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Original host of TV's "A Current Affair" : POVICH
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Shows feeling : EMOTES
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Band's need : AMP
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Years ___ : AGO
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Florist lady? : ARETHAFLOWERS
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Kind of artist : RAP
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Slight, in a way : IGNORE
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1997 Nicolas Cage thriller : CONAIR
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Like events on a time line : DATABLE
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Romantic lady? : LIZATHEHEART
34
Part of a theater : PIT
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Genre of 49-Across : RAGA
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Run for : SEEK
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Elevator firm : OTIS
38
Place for a gimlet or screwdriver : BAR
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Turkish money : LIRAS
40
Reebok competitor : FILA
42
Unchanging lady? : MAURATHESAME
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Old joke : WHEEZE
49
Noted Indian musician : SHANKAR
51
Off-guard connector : ONES
52
Le ___, France : HAVRE
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Like butter : CHURNED
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Gift from above : GODSEND
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___ advantage : ATAN
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It teaches freedom from desire : TAOISM
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Golfer Ballesteros : SEVE
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Try (for) : VIE
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Smidge : TAD
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Focused lady? : CORATHEMATTER
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Time ___ : INC
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Embitterment : IRE
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Bringer of bad luck, in legend : OPAL
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"Gulliver's Travels" brutes : YAHOOS
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TV psychic Miss ___ : CLEO
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It may be entered by a fluke : FISHNET
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Subside : DIEDOWN
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Dinner course : SALAD
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Watch word? : TICK
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Pays part of : DEFRAYS
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Exhibitionist's challenge : DAREME
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Religious lady? : BERTHACHRIST
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Part of a spy organization : CELL
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Reunion goers : ALUMS
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First name in horror : LON
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Muhammad al-Mahdi, for one : IMAM
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Oklahoma tribe : OTOS
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Prefix with -gon : DECA
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Farm female : SOW
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74-Across lady? : HEDDALETTUCE
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Times out? : CATNAPS
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Any .com : DOMAIN
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Important market : NASDAQ
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Tropical bird : ANI
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Academic lady? : DEENASTUDENTS
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Big Ten sch. : OSU
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"I am, like, ___ stupid!" : SOO
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Prompt : ONTIME
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High-stakes maneuver : BIGBET
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Portuguese king : REI
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Coastal bird : ERN
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High : STONED
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Girlfriend or boyfriend : STEADY
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Lexicon abbr. : SYN
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Contents of some in-boxes nowadays : EMAILS
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Food preserver : BAGGIE
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Olympics award : BRONZE
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In two : APART
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Mining passage : BOREHOLE
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Start of a race? : EVE
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Often-dried fruit : LITCHI
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Sound technicians' worries : ECHOES
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"The Astonishing Elephant" author Alexander : SHANA
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Like many cigars : RELIT
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Cupid : AMOR
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Trim : MOW
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Showed humility : ATEDIRT
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Clear of, as vermin : DERAT
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Sec'y : ASST
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Opera-going lady? : BARBARASEVILLE
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Diverse blend : AMALGAM
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Propitiate : APPEASE
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Partner of above : FAR
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Woodland plant with triangular fronds : OAKFERN
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Pops up : ARISES
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Seventh chapter of a fraternity : ETA
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TV's Jack : PAAR
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Small fastener : BRAD
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Credit source : LENDER
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Suffix with winter : IZE
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Gas producer : MARSH
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First female to sign with a 103-Down team : ANNMEYERS
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It gets picked in Hawaii : UKE
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Camel features : HOOVES
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Theoretical : WHATIF
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1962 John Wayne film : HATARI
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Impending lady? : EVADESTRUCTION
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Riverboat danger : SHOAL
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Quatre + quatre : HUIT
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About 3 grains in weight : CARAT
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Mount : GETON
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Start of many a workday : NINEAM
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Figure out : DECODE
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Brown v. Board of Education city : TOPEKA
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Puts away : STOWS
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Spiral shells : CONCHS
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Angry with : MADAT
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Deck call : AHOY
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Deals on wheels sites : CARLOTS
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Offer? : HITMAN
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"Jurassic Park" actress : DERN
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"See ___ care!" : IFI
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Bando of baseball : SAL
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Arabian sailing vessel : DHOW
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Lunatic : DEMENTED
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Extreme illness : BADCASE
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Joseph P. Lash book "___ and Franklin" : ELEANOR
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Near : CLOSETO
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Pac Ten school, informally : CAL
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Cry of accomplishment : IDIDIT
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Art of training and riding horses : MANEGE
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English royal family : TUDORS
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"The Plough and the Stars" playwright : OCASEY
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Spangle : SEQUIN
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Dead tired : SPENT
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Washed (down) : HOSED
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CPR pro : EMT
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Plasters : DAUBS
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Appetizing : TASTY
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Stirs : ADOS
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British title : DAME
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Miller mistress : NIN
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Warriors' grp. : NBA

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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