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REJECTED COLLEGE MASCOTS

New York Times, Sunday, November 20, 2005

Author:
Patrick Merrell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Merrell

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Rows: 23, Columns: 23 Words: 166, Blocks: 86 Missing: {QX} Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzlemakers This is puzzle # 51 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York TimesNo. 1120 ( 20,466 )
Across
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Crows : BRAGS
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"A Passage to India" character : ADELA
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Popular player since 2001 : IPOD
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Kids : JESTS
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Baker, of a sort : PIEMAN
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Bulb unit : LUMEN
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Exclusive of anything else : MERE
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Author Sinclair : UPTON
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Of last month : ULTIMO
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Incarnation : EMBODIMENT
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Best-selling Hasbro toy introduced in the 1960's : GIJOE
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Mascot #1 : SKIDMOREBANANAPEEL
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Seafood selection : SOLE
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Feeling : SENSATE
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It might make the torso seem moreso : BRA
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Hypo meas. : CCS
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One taking advantage of a long arm : REACHER
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Q.E.D. part : ERAT
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Ka ___ (Hawaii's South Cape) : LAE
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Former German president Johannes ___ : RAU
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Duel personalities? : SECONDS
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G.P.S. heading : SSE
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Off-land lander : SEAPLANE
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Gray head? : LEE
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Lights (into) : RIPS
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Mascot #2 : NAVYBLUEBLAZER
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Rising times : DAWNS
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Things best let be, proverbially : BYGONES
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Symbols used in Navajo and Mayan art : SWASTIKAS
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Nut : LOON
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Heavy : LEADEN
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Barracks locale : BASE
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"In excelsis ___" : DEO
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Mail-sorting ctr. : GPO
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Genetic inits. : RNA
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Mr. Hulot's player, in films : TATI
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Galoot-like : OAFISH
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Street coat? : BLACKTOP
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Mascot #3 : COLGATETOOTHPASTE
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Name-callers, maybe : LIBELERS
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One of 12 tiles in mah-jongg : DRAGON
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Existence, to Claudius : ESSE
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Eight-time Norris Trophy winner : ORR
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First thing Iowa State cheerleaders ask for? : ANI
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It used to be pitched : WOO
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Uffizi display : ARTE
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Best of the best : TOPTEN
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Landlocked land : LAOS
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Rising : ASCENDANT
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Agog : POPEYED
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Writer Carroll : LEWIS
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Mascot #4 : HUNTERGATHERER
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Theo. Roosevelt Natl. Park site : NDAK
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End in the Bible? : ETH
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Shell carrier : TERRAPIN
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CD burners : PCS
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Tagged : LABELED
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Country singer Joe : ELY
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QB's gains : YDS
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Show appreciation : CLAP
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Acquisitive sort : AMASSER
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Mideast org. : PLO
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Scrap : ORT
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Petach Tikva resident : ISRAELI
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Armory grp. : REGT
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Mascot #5 : NOTREDAMEHUNCHBACK
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1960's TV actress Stevens : INGER
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Tries to trap something : WEAVESAWEB
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One rolling with the Stones? : ROADIE
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Skilled : ADEPT
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"Smooth Operator" singer : SADE
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Win by ___ : ANOSE
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Mooring spots : INLETS
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Clipped : TERSE
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List abbr. : ETAL
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Forlorn one : PINER
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Union general : MEADE
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Laser surgery targets : RETINAE
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In the center of : AMIDST
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Kind of ray : GAMMA
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Hardly one of hoi polloi : SNOOT
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"Hard ___!" (nautical order) : ALEE
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Airhead : DUMBBELL
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Imprison : EMBAR
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Hotelier Helmsley : LEONA
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Bandleader's start : ANDA
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Neat as a pin : IMMACULATE
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Henhouse sounds : PEEPS
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Caen's river : ORNE
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Prevents : DETERS
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Corked vessel : JUG
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Like George Washington's church : EPISCOPAL
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Mascot #6 : STJOHNSWORT
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Decorated, as leather : TOOLED
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Bad looks : SNEERS
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Kitties : PUSSES
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No fan of Pizarro, certainly : INCA
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Devices in electrical networks : RELAYS
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Act the ogler : LEER
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Burn cause : ACID
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Urgent transmission, for short : APB
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Country star's sitcom : REBA
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Compos mentis : SANE
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Roulette bet : EVEN
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2000 Olympics host : AUSSIE
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Most up-to-date : NEWEST
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Basso Pinza : EZIO
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Startled interjection : EEK
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"Sorry, Charlie!" : NODICE
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Narc's haul : LSD
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Sweater style : RAGLAN
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A doofus might do it : NONO
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It makes clothes close : SNAP
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Short order in a diner : BLT
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Voice vote : YEA
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Rod : GAT
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Springs : SPAS
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Farm calls : BAAS
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Rear : AFT
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Illogically, not the eighth mo. : OCT
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Monstrous : OGRISH
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Cement holder : HOD
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Lodge letters : BPOE
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Large fish, maybe, to a fisher : KEEPER
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Suffix with pay : OLA
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River through Siberia : LENA
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Like many Ping-Pong balls, nowadays : ORANGE
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Dentist's target : TARTAR
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Driver's lic. info : HGT
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Take it easy : LOLL
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Latin hymn "Dies ___" : IRAE
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Mascot #7 : BROWNBAGGER
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Squealer's spot : STY
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Match in chips : SEE
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Rear : END
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Left : WENT
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Fair and square : ONTHELEVEL
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Metered praise : ODE
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Inner tubes, topologically : TORI
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Store sign : OPEN
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Avoids : SIDESTEPS
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Prompt : CUE
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Having a goatee and beret, say : ARTY
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Digestive juice : PEPSIN
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"Do the Right Thing" pizzeria : SALS
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Shoe sales clerk's urging : TRYTHESE
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Ate : HAD
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Sharply focused : KEEN
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Made, as a case : PLEADED
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Stalagmite makeup : CALCITE
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Volleyball putaways : SPIKES
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Rodeo ring? : LARIAT
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___ honorable (formal apology) : AMENDE
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Drift off : DROWSE
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Prospector's find : LODE
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Scriptural interpretation : CABALA
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Fashionable bag : PRADA
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Muscat resident : OMANI
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Taken back, as territory : REWON
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Gauzy material : SCRIM
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Wine region : RHONE
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Milker's handhold : TEAT
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Rush! : ASAP
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Prefix with mensch : UBER
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Hwy. sign no. : RTE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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