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MRS. HERR'S LUNCH

New York Times, Sunday, November 19, 2000

Author:
Cathy Millhauser
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Cathy Allis

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 80 Missing: none – this is a pangram. This is puzzle # 62 for Ms. Allis. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York TimesNo. 1119 ( 18,639 )
Across
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Proper name in Masses : JESU
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David's biblical predecessor : SAUL
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Tennis stroke : CHOP
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Zenith : ACME
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Big Daddy portrayer, in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" : IVES
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It's involved in arm-twisting : ULNA
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On delay : SLOWED
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Mother of Hera : RHEA
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On the way to the bus stop to ___ ... : METERMAID
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... Mrs. Herr decided she'd ___ albums : CELLARDOORS
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Going nowhere : INARUT
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Realm of Morpheus : DREAMS
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Ancient medium : ORACLE
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Bound : LEAP
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New Hampshire is famous for them : INNS
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Instigated : SPARKED
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At lunch with friends she ___ of meat back and ordered seafood : CENTERPIECES
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Enthralled : RAPT
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Rival of Bjorn : ILIE
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Sheathe : ENCASE
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Afore : ERE
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Spot remover? : SHOO
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Confessional list : SINS
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Bond classic : DRNO
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Just as she started to ___ to her lips ... : RAZORCLAMS
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... the waitress tried to ___ : CAESARSALAD
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Actress Myrna : LOY
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Ear-related : AURAL
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Marked down : ONSALE
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Ore of lead : GALENA
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Newspaper department : METRO
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A drink was spilled all over her wallet and she had to ___ clean : LIQUORLICENSE
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Effigy : IMAGE
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Drawers : UNDIES
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Some Italian designs : PUCCIS
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Woody Allen title role : ZELIG
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Full of: Suffix : OSE
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Next, she ___ in the car and wanted to get it home : SPIDERPLANT
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The waitress took forever with the checks and then ___ change : ODOREATERS
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Kind of bean : NAVY
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Chase of old game shows : ILKA
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Feat : DEED
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Unhandled : NEW
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Wish, with "to" : ASPIRE
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Occupy : FILL
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Yemeni port : ADEN
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When she came back to top off the drinks, the waitress ___ cup : MISTERCOFFEE
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Order of the British Empire and others : HONOURS
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Chooses : OPTS
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Knock off : STOP
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Orbital far point : APOGEE
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Gourmet's sense : PALATE
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Cyclical thing : CICADA
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By then Mrs. Herr was ready to ___ for incompetence : SEWERWORKER
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She wanted to ___ for suggesting the place! : SOCCERMOM
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Prayed, in Paris : PRIE
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Smiths : SHOERS
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He and she : THEY
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With competence : ABLY
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Without : SANS
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Has : OWNS
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Trader's abbr. : AMEX
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Quarter-pint : GILL
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Guitarist Hendrix : JIMI
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Flush (with) : EVEN
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Biological bristle : SETA
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Not a teetotaler : USER
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South Carolina county or its seat : SUMTER
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Menu phrase : ALA
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Verse starter? : UNI
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Actress Diane : LADD
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Spot remover : CLEANSER
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Filmdom's Ian and Celeste : HOLMS
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They fly by night : OWLS
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Low-tech missile : PEA
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Like Niagara Falls : AROAR
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Steadying wedge : CHOCK
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Singer Travis : MERLE
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Lightened : EASED
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They're made during tantrums : SCENES
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Baster, basically : DROPPER
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Decree : RULE
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"Curses!" : DRAT
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Villa ___ (town near Atlanta) : RICA
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Echopractic ones : APERS
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Feather, zoologically : PINNA
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"The Human Comedy" novelist : SAROYAN
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Big tech stock : CISCO
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Young Gonzalez : ELIAN
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Complements on diamonds : NINES
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"The Gondoliers" flower girl : TESSA
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E.P.A. concern: Abbr. : ECOL
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Allow for business growth, say : REZONE
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Swing around : SLUE
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He's a deer : HART
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Bradley, the G.I.'s General : OMAR
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Capital near Lilleström : OSLO
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Vier preceder : DREI
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Actor McCowen : ALEC
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Arose : CAMEUP
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Claim : ALLEGE
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Farming prefix : AGRI
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Valleys : DALES
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Have trouble with assessors? : LISP
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Those cited : QUOTEES
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Apart at the seams : UNSEWN
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River of Frankfurt : ODER
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Still getting around : SPRY
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Shirt label : IZOD
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Ancient Iranian : MEDE
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Lotion ingredient : ALOE
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Surround : GIRD
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Overlook : CLIFF
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Ariz. neighbor : CALIF
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Linen tape for trimmings : INKLE
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Days-old : STALE
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Name part: Abbr. : INIT
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Looks straight in the eye, say : DARES
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Flip : EVERT
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Maryland Air Force base : ANDREWS
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Old home decorations : SAMPLERS
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Fretted instruments : SITARS
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Attention-getter : PSST
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Violinist Leopold : AUER
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Tailbone : COCCYX
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Mayberry minor : OPIE
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Padlocks lock them : HASPS
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Theater offering : OPERA
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Kind of situation : NOWIN
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Sigmoid moldings : OGEES
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Sturdy, in a way : OAKEN
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Stem : PROW
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This one, in Spain : ESTA
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Rocky projection : CRAG
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Prefix with polar : AMBI
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Gussy (up) : DOLL
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Form of nitrite : AMYL
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"Well, lookee here!" : OHO
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Man with a law : OHM
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Cold front? : CEE

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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