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BLUE STREAK

New York Times, Sunday, November 14, 2004

Author:
Harvey Estes and Nancy Salomon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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11612/29/199311/26/200845
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1.52700
Harvey Estes
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1.581521
Nancy Salomon

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 76 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 88 for Mr. Estes. This is puzzle # 131 for Ms. Salomon. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

The #@%*& symbols are used in the grid but the words are spelled out in the answer words below.

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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 1114 ( 20,095 )
Across
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Special team : ALLSTARS
6
Chi-town paper : TRIB
10
Get lost : SCRAM
15
Dumptruckful : LOAD
19
"Twelfth Night" role : VIOLA
20
Mrs. Chaplin : OONA
21
"Ta-da!" : THERE
22
Word processor command : UNDO
23
March trailer : APRIL
24
Haltingly : BYFITSANDSTARTS
26
Kind of bike : TANDEM
27
Used up : SPENT
28
Space flight's starting point : EARTH
29
Nice-smelling gifts : LEIS
30
Rhode Island's motto : HOPE
31
Colored a bit : TINGED
33
Shake : LOSE
34
Rights of passage, e.g. : EASEMENTS
36
Cook's exhortation : DIGIN
38
McCartney title : SIR
40
Despot of yore : TSAR
41
Portion of a ton: Abbr. : CWT
44
Aerosol output : MIST
45
Hems and haws : ERS
46
Totaled : RANTO
50
Agreeable : PLEASANT
52
F.D.R. power project : TVA
53
Made book marks? : PAGINATED
56
Extra cost in mail order : HANDLING
57
Choler : IRE
58
Fights dirty, in a way : BITES
59
Martinique, e.g. : ILE
60
Street of mystery : DELLA
61
Pro pitchers : ADMEN
63
Rod attachment : REEL
64
Some votes : NOES
65
Mock plea for civil language : STOPTHEPOUNDATPERCENTSTARANDCUSSING
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Mix up : STIR
70
Came to : WOKE
71
Pricey : STEEP
72
Cut : HEWED
74
Russert of "Meet the Press" : TIM
75
Needed a doctor : AILED
76
Stale : OLD
77
Scarface portrayer : PACINO
78
Like some income : UNEARNED
80
South-of-the-border shout : OLE
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Got a slice of : SHAREDIN
83
Obscure : BEDIM
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Comic Gilliam : STU
85
"Rush Hour" star, 1998 : CHAN
86
Heartbeat, so to speak : SEC
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Abbey ___ : ROAD
90
Fortune 500 inits. : ITT
91
Invoice word : REMIT
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Coin of the realm : POUNDSTERLING
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Sewed up : ICED
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Perfumes with a joss stick : CENSES
104
Open : CANDID
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First child : CAIN
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Waxed bombastic : ORATED
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Supermodel Campbell : NAOMI
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Slave of opera : AIDA
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That, to this : ALTERNATIVE
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Values on a scale of 0 to 100 : PERCENTILES
113
Ship part : KEEL
114
60-Across's boss : PERRY
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It's not good : EVIL
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Ties up : EVENS
117
Highlands tongue : ERSE
118
Plain writing : PROSE
119
Hawk : SELL
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"I Am Woman" singer, 1972 : REDDY
Down
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"Cease" at sea : AVAST
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Painter Fra Filippo ___ : LIPPI
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"Two Women" Oscar winner : LOREN
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Black bird : STARLING
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Stored (away) : SALTED
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Words before and after "or not" : TOBE
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King's champion : ROYALIST
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Ahead : INFRONT
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Puts on the hook? : BAITS
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Elm and Peachtree: Abbr. : STS
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Ship provisioners : CHANDLERS
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Roadside pull-off : RESTAREA
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Oil worker : ARTIST
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Imbroglios : MESSES
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Like Wittenberg University in Ohio : LUTHERAN
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Continuously : ONANDON
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Crack : ADEPT
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Some stadium features : DOMES
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Best-selling 1974 detective novel : THESEVENPERCENTSOLUTION
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Yankee nickname of old : DIMAG
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Niles's ex on "Frasier" : MARIS
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Cry at the card table : GIN
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Investment option, briefly : IRA
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Under the table : CLANDESTINE
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Serendipitous : WELLTIMED
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Make fit : TAILOR
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All over : NATIONWIDE
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Looking good on the tube : TELEGENIC
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Lyrical lines : ODES
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High degree : PHD
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Clothes closer : SNAP
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Something good : TREAT
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Saturday night special : PIECE
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Truly enjoyed : ATEUP
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Firms : GELS
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Penned up : IMPOUNDED
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Like cattle on the range : BRANDED
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Burn ___ in one's pocket : AHOLE
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Faked out, in the rink : DEKED
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Some relations : NIECES
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Mattress type : TWIN
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Surprise : STARTLE
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___-Pei (Chinese dog) : SHAR
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Pitiful pencil : STUB
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King of the boxing world : DON
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Combat gear : ARMOR
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Wall Street scare : PANIC
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Terrier type : AIREDALE
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Giant of note : OTT
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Witchy woman : SHEDEVIL
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Showboater : HAM
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John Hancock and others : SIGNERS
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Thinking outside the box : CREATIVE
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Mammy Yokum's creator : ALCAPP
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Old phone user : DIALER
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Many an agent : TENPERCENTER
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Rich dessert : POUNDCAKE
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Comparatively gritty : SANDIER
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Holds, with "over" : TIDES
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Hot rod propellant : NITRO
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Rattletraps : CRATES
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Green : NAIVE
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Did a cobbler's job : SOLED
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Fix : EMEND
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Wuss : SISSY
107
Compaq competitor : DELL
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Potent potable : RYE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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