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HIDDEN SOURCE OF MONEY

New York Times, Sunday, November 18, 2001

83-Across : G.I.'s undertaking

Author:
Jim Page
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jim Page

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 76 Missing: {QVXZ} This is puzzle # 128 for Mr. Page. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York Times11/18/01 ( No. 19,003 )
Across
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Piece of hazmat equipment : MITT
5
The Crystals' "___ Rebel" : HESA
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Senseless : NUMB
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Basis of a musical composition : THEME
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Aragón River's outlet : EBRO
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Goes (for) : OPTS
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Head starts? : IDEAS
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Bother no end : EATAT
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Lecher's look : LEER
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Stray : WAIF
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"Just a little" : NOTTHATMUCH
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Borneo swingers : ORANGS
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Take off : FLEE
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Cabin sites : AIRPLANES
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Annual B-ball championship : NIT
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Reduced fare? : LOWFATMILK
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Delt neighbor : PEC
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Dance with dips : SAMBA
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Sell (for) : RETAIL
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English author Bulwer-___ : LYTTON
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Not rush to enter : EASEIN
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Actress Virna : LISI
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Killer at sea : ORCA
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Telephone part : HANDSET
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KNH2 and others : AMIDES
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What a tennis player may turn : PRO
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Hiked : UPPED
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Call at sea, maybe : SOS
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Tied up : LACED
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Hector's father : PRIAM
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Made suds : BREWED
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Wooley of 50's pop : SHEB
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Betas or Zetas, e.g. : FRATMEMBERS
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___ law : OHMS
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Coal or pine product : TAROIL
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Foolish : GOOSY
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Skulker : SNEAK
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Military inits. : SDI
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Plowmaker : DEERE
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Some Monopoly spaces: Abbr. : RRS
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Cuomo's successor as New York governor : PATAKI
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G.I.'s undertaking : COMBATMISSION
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Spun : ROTATED
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Seaweed extract : AGAR
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Tallinn native : ESTH
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Psychiatric disorder : AUTISM
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It can cause a stir : RECIPE
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"Red River" and others : OATERS
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Women's soccer star Michelle : AKERS
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Civil War veterans' grp. : GAR
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Place for shanks and flanks : MEATMARKET
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Feel lousy : AIL
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Sales agent : SOLICITOR
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Old Sod : EIRE
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Slight : MEASLY
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Mad words : WHATMEWORRY
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Growing business? : FARM
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Bedroom slipper : MULE
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Santa ___ : ANITA
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"Do as I say, not ___" : ASIDO
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Chemistry Nobelist Harold : UREY
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They're found in veins : ORES
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Bridge authority : GOREN
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Jacob's twin : ESAU
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D-Day craft: Abbr. : LSTS
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"Etta ___" : KETT
Down
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Vine products : MELONS
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Land on the Bay of Biscay : IBERIA
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Flip side of Elvis's "Jailhouse Rock" : TREATMENICE
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Rent : TORN
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"In what way?" : HOWSO
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Air monitor: Abbr. : EPA
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Exhibit stage fright : STIFFEN
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Comparable to a pancake? : ASFLAT
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Utah's ___ Canyon : NINEMILE
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Japanese vegetable : UDO
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It may be picked up in a bar : METAL
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A dyeing art? : BATIK
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Tea choice : TETLEY
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Unlikely Oscar winner : HAMACTOR
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Vingt-___ (blackjack) : ETUN
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Ground spice : MACE
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Biblical word endings : ETHS
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Nasdaq unit: Abbr. : SHR
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Special use: Abbr. : APPL
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___-in (like some porches) : GLASSED
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9:15, say, at J.F.K. : ETA
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Certiorari, e.g. : WRIT
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Pelvic bones : ILIA
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Write-off : BADDEBT
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Speaker of note : TRIS
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Prefix with -pod : OCTO
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Blocking attempts : NAYS
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R.P.I. grads : EES
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Bullish? : STUBBORN
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Sway : IMPRESS
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"Merry Toper" painter : HALS
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Wet nurse : AMAH
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Absolutely smooth : GRITLESS
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Stray : ROAM
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Silly trick : APERY
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"My People" subject : JEWS
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Tribute, of sorts : ODE
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Pioneer's place : PRAIRIE
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Intro : PROEM
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Computer unit, slangily : MEG
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"Next subject, please" : DONTASK
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Sweat bullets : FRET
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1960's-70's Italian P.M. : MORO
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Temperature : HEATMEASURE
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Turn into a success : MAKE
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It may leave its mark : SKID
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Drillers' grp. : ADA
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Glut : SATIATE
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Bad mark : SCAR
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Former Venetian V.I.P. : DOGE
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Apple product : IMAC
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Crock : POT
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Actress Nielsen of "Cobra" : BRIGITTE
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Ancient gathering spot : STOA
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Mad words : IHATEYOU
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J.F.K./L.B.J. cabinet member : RUSK
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Amount owed : ARREARS
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Arcade attraction : PACMAN
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Sandusky's county : ERIE
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Pa. nuclear accident site : TMI
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Good telling-off : EARFUL
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Small stream : RILLET
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Most foxlike : SLYEST
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"Loyal order" member : MOOSE
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"To ___ human" : ERRIS
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Awards ceremony : EMMYS
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Booty : SWAG
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"Mon dieu!" : OHNO
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Cub's hangout : LAIR
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Airport inits. : TWA
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Frenziedly : AMOK
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Vitamin abbr. : RDA
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Like some gen.'s : RET

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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