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PUTTING ON SOME WEIGHT

New York Times, Sunday, November 11, 2007

Author:
Alan Arbesfeld
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alan Arbesfeld

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: none – this is a pangram. This is puzzle # 76 for Mr. Arbesfeld. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 1111 ( 21,187 )
Across
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Award for hanging : PLAQUE
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18th-century Venetian master who painted "Adoration of the Magi" : TIEPOLO
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Magnetic induction unit : GAUSS
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___ Beach, Calif. : LAGUNA
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How miracle workers walk : ONWATER
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It may be left holding the bag : TEAPOT
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Up to top physics standards? : ASGOODASNEWTON
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Flammable gas : ETHANE
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Time, in Munich : ZEIT
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Pet lovers' org. : SPCA
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Raid target : ROACH
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Actress Scala : GIA
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Spinning : AREEL
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Recumbent W.W. II general? : PATTONONTHEBACK
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Punching tool : AWL
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Perry of fashion : ELLIS
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Zhou ___ : ENLAI
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Substitute (for) : PINCHHIT
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First game of a Chinese double-header? : CANTONOPENER
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Inkling : IDEA
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Omelette ingredient : OEUF
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Yard units : FEET
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Answer, briefly : RSVP
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Container for an iron or wedge? : CLUBCARTON
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Grab : SNAPUP
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Scot's topper : TAM
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Prefix with comic : SERIO
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Ludacris's music : RAP
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"Air Music" composer, 1974 : ROREM
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"I'm not interested in having tea!"? : DONTGIVEMEANYLIPTON
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Absolut rival, for short : STOLI
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Thing often rolled over, in brief : IRA
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Tiny amounts : IOTAS
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British rule in India : RAJ
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Bureau : AGENCY
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Where to pick up nuclear supplies? : PROTONSHOP
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Lago composition : AGUA
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Seagoing: Abbr. : NAUT
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Small salmon : COHO
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Big rig : SEMI
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Crucifix? : SEXTONSYMBOL
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Like some odes : PINDARIC
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Fabric with a repeated pattern : TOILE
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House overhang : EAVES
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Green : RAW
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Traveler's aid in South Carolina? : CHARLESTONATLAS
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Item often cloned : IBMPC
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With it : HIP
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Burglar's advance man, maybe : CASER
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Goes (for) : OPTS
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Bern's river : AARE
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Bakery lures : AROMAS
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Easily transportable plantation product? : ROLLAWAYCOTTON
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Take umbrage at : RESENT
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Lawyer, at court : PLEADER
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Writers Shreve and Brookner : ANITAS
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"Golden Boy" playwright : ODETS
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Wharf locale : SEAPORT
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Schoolyard challenge : MAKEME
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Square : PLAZA
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Surgical beam producer : LASER
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Texas A & M athlete : AGGIE
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Nasdaq info : QUOTE
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Game with Skip and Reverse cards : UNO
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St. Louis's historic ___ Bridge : EADS
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Puccini classic : TOSCA
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Present at birth : INNATE
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Meadow mother : EWE
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Pussy foot : PAW
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Member of the 500-home run club : OTT
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"The Joys of Yiddish" author : LEOROSTEN
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"Smoking ___?" : ORNON
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Call 911, e.g. : GETHELP
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Sound of satisfaction : AAH
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Facing : UPAGAINST
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Seattle cager, for short : SONIC
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Word with round or rump : STEAK
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Modern music genre : TECHNO
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Makeup kit item : APPLIER
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Give two fives for ___ : ATEN
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"Well, ___-di-dah!" : LAH
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Spa offering, briefly : TLC
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Patron saint of Norway : OLAF
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Low cards in pinochle : NINES
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1930s heavyweight champ : BAER
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"Hold on there!" : WHOA
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Brief shots? : PICS
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Killed time : IDLED
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Prefix with surgery : NEURO
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Mountain retreats : CABINS
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When repeated, a reproach : TUT
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Eared seal : OTARY
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Longoria of "Desperate Housewives" : EVA
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Record letters : RPM
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Fairway cry : FORE
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Baked, in Bologna : COTTA
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'60s hot spot : NAM
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Party person : POL
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William Tell's home : URI
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Charlemagne's father, dubbed "the Short" : PEPIN
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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame designer : PEI
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Peak in NE Greece : MTOSSA
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Prince in Ezekiel : GOG
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___ de France : ILE
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Joe Pesci title role : VINNY
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Dada pioneer : ARP
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Figure in a bust : NARC
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Questionnaire category : OTHER
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Watts at the movies : NAOMI
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___ and Span (cleanser) : SPIC
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Coll. dorm figures : RAS
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Questionnaire info : AGE
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Place together : JUXTAPOSE
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Small part : CAMEOROLE
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Folgers alternative : YUBAN
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Alley ___ : OOP
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Unable to pass the bar? : THIRSTY
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Biography subtitled "Living in the Shadows" : OONA
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Suffix with liquid or fabric : ATOR
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"L'Shana ___" (Rosh Hashanah greeting) : TOVA
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Garage litter : OILCANS
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Marlins' div. : NLEAST
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Cong. period : SESS
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Court ruling? : LET
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It makes MADD mad : DWI
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Not as busy : SLOWER
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Singer with Xavier Cugat : CHARO
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Brought on board : HIRED
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A.C.C. team, informally : TERPS
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Spaced out : APART
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It's a dyeing art : BATIK
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Photo finish : MATTE
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Tourney type : PROAM
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Perfume, in a way : CENSE
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Con game : SCAM
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Ran into : MET
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Shepherd's locale : LEA
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Child seat? : LAP
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Brouhaha : ADO
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___ trial basis : ONA

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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