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EITHER WAY

New York Times, Sunday, November 13, 2011

Author:
Jeremy Newton and Tony Orbach
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jeremy Newton
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Tony Orbach

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 78 Missing: {K} This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Newton. This is puzzle # 19 for Mr. Orbach. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 1113 ( 22,650 )
Across
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Followers of William the Conqueror : NORMANS
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___ Pepper : SGT
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African menace : ASP
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Part of a sentence: Abbr. : OBJ
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Tracing paper, e.g. : OVERLAY
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Twosomes : DUOS
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Partner of raised : BORN
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Who said "Learn from the masses, and then teach them" : MAO
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Students err? : PUPILSSLIPUP
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Bonus reel fodder : BLOOPERS
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Punk offshoot : EMO
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Pistil complement : STAMEN
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"10" in a bikini : BEACHBABE
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Oklahoma city : ADA
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Medusa killer takes his agent to court? : PERSEUSSUESREP
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Feel that one's had enough, say : WANTOUT
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Temptation : BAIT
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Singsong syllable : TRA
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Part of N.C.A.A.: Abbr. : ATH
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Rig : EQUIP
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Foreign tender? : AUPAIR
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Open hearings in courts : OYERS
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Reinforced ice cream container? : BUTTRESSEDDESSERTTUB
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What Eng. majors pursue : BAS
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Kay of "Rich Man, Poor Man" : LENZ
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"That's it!" : AHA
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Info on modern business cards : URLS
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Just sort, supposedly : LIBRA
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Inferior tour vehicle for Snoop Dogg? : SUBPARRAPBUS
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One side in a bullfight : ELTORO
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Em and Bee, e.g. : AUNTS
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Up : ARISEN
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Recollection from a winter tourist in Poland? : WARSAWWASRAW
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Cut, in a way : LASED
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It serves a duel purpose : EPEE
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Flip of a flop : HIT
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Bit of progress : DENT
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One encountered in a close encounter : UFO
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Disparaging Argentine leader badly injured? : DEROGATIVEEVITAGORED
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Ads : SPOTS
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Perks : EXTRAS
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"Shucks!" : AWGEE
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Actress Thurman : UMA
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With 65-Down, stuck : UPA
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The old man : PAPA
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"We totally should!" : YESLETS
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One-on-one job for a ladies' man? : GIGOLOSSOLOGIG
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Spin meas. : RPS
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Place to buy stage props : SCENESHOP
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Stanza alternative : SENTRA
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Former J.F.K. line : TWA
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Rug type : ORIENTAL
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"Son of Darius, please confirm my dog is male"? : XERXESSEXREX
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Hip-hop's ___ Def : MOS
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Rein in : TAME
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Denizens: Suffix : ITES
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Risk : VENTURE
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Approx. : EST
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Guitar great Paul : LES
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Emergency broadcast : SOS
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"Do it" : PROCEED
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"Don't think so!" : NOPE
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Ooplasm locale : OVUM
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Take back : REPO
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Picture of health, for short? : MRI
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Best effort : ALL
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Long Island county west of Suffolk : NASSAU
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Part of GPS: Abbr. : SYST
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1970 #1 R&B hit for James Brown : SUPERBAD
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Not be spoken aloud : GOUNSAID
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Rx qty. : TSP
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French clergymen : ABBES
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Way passé : SOLASTYEAR
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One who gets things : PROCURER
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1998 Masters champion Mark : OMEARA
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It may be settled over beers : BARBET
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Nativity figure : JOSEPH
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Stopping point? : DIME
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A lack of compassion : NOHEART
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Come full circle? : LAP
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"Reading Rainbow" network : PBS
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"That ... can't be ..." : BUT
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Busy : ATIT
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Send out press releases, e.g. : DOPR
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The Auld Sod : EIRE
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Former N.B.A. star Spud : WEBB
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A pastel : AQUA
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"Shoot!" : NUTS
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It's stunning : TASER
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Pres. Carter's alma mater : USNA
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Candy company whose first flavor was Pfefferminz : PEZ
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Federal org. with inspectors : OSHA
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Cry with a forehead slap, maybe : STUPID
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Pipe fitting : ELBOW
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Drains : SAPS
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Cities, informally : URBS
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Down in the dumps : BLUE
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Dashed fig. : SSN
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They may be sore after a game : LOSERS
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Nest egg option, briefly : IRA
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Big ___ : SUR
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Italian article : UNA
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Start of an aside, to tweeters : BTW
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Jah worshiper : RASTA
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Total : ARE
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Hampshire mother : EWE
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SoCal squad : LAPD
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See 93-Across : TREE
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Italian vineyard region : ASTI
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"Too bad!" : WHATASHAME
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River islands : AITS
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Whom Han Solo calls "Your Worship" : LEIA
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Constantly shifting : ANTSY
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TiVo, for one : DVR
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Press : URGE
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They may be metric ... or not : FEET
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Dedicated offerings : ODES
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Deluxe : OPULENT
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Completely flip : GOPOSTAL
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Scaloppine, usually : VEAL
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Show, as something new : EXPOSETO
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Curio displayers : ETAGERES
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Sound dumbfounded : GASP
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Their necks can turn 270 degrees : OWLS
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Repulsive : UGSOME
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Skirts smaller than minis : MICROS
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Having a policy of reverse seniority? : AGEIST
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Top 40 fare : POP
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Lead's counterpart : ERASER
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Wedded : ONE
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Producers of scuff marks : SOLES
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"New Sensation" band, 1988 : INXS
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Former telco giant : GTE
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Get back to : RSVP
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"That's a fact" : TRUE
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"#1" follows it : WERE
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Given the heave-ho : AXED
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Sorority letters : XIS
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Roxy Music co-founder : ENO
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A street drug, for short : XTC

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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