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CROSS REFERENCES

New York Times, Sunday, November 20, 2016

Author:
Ed Sessa
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Edward Sessa

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 68 Missing: {JKQ} This is puzzle # 32 for Mr. Sessa. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Edward Sessa notes:
I was surprised to find 6 theme pairs that shared a common interior letter (couldn't use Caesar-Rubicon, e.g.). Although the paired entries were all pretty short, the asymmetric fixed ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Famous people literally cross a body of water they were known for actually crossing in real life. I've highlighted the theme pairs below to help them stand out. Fun idea — it reminded both ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

Patrick Berry had a similar idea a little over a decade ago where a CHICKEN crosses THE ROAD. But why?

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© 2016, The New York TimesNo. 1120 ( 24,484 )
Across
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Like good whiskey : SMOOTH
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Signed notes : CHITS
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They might jump through hoops for you : ACROBATS
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Civil rights activist ___ Helen Burroughs : NANNIE
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Place for a home pool, maybe : LANAI
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Comforting words : THERENOW
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What Bart Simpson has been since 1989 : AGETEN
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Draw forth : EDUCE
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One of the Borgias : LUCREZIA
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Rap's Salt-N-___ : PEPA
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Bad thing to be behind : PRISONBARS
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Shame : PITY
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Wham-O toy introduced in 1961 : SLIPNSLIDE
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Late actor Bill who played Radio Raheem : NUNN
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Some break dancers, informally : BBOYS
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Diminutive suffix : ULE
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Quickly : APACE
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Entice : BAIT
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Bit of fiction : LIE
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See 2-Down : PACIFIC
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Blow away : AWE
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Famous crosser of the 12-Down : LINDBERGH
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Brisk rival : NESTEA
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It's easy to park : SMARTCAR
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Euro pop? : PERE
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Baghdad's ___ City : SADR
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Highway infraction, for short : DUI
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Zuo Zongtang, a.k.a. General ___ : TSO
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"Vox populi, vox ___" : DEI
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Biblical figure referred to as a "son of the desert" : ESAU
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Blue Moon ___, three-time World Series winner for the 1970s A's : ODOM
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Deletions : XOUTS
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Famous crosser of the 45-Down : MOSES
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Ben who played the Wizard in Broadway's "Wicked" : VEREEN
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See 62-Down : YANGTZE
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Yes vote : ASSENT
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Fidgety : ANTSY
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Separated by a hairbreadth : CLOSE
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Picked as the one, say : IDED
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Fourth-largest news agency in the world : TASS
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"Rugrats" baby : DIL
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Internet ___ : ERA
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Abbr. seen in some dictionary definitions : ESP
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Little more than : MERE
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Flair : ELAN
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Bugged? : INFECTED
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Beseeches : PLEADS
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Patron saint of soldiers and athletes : SEBASTIAN
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Mama baaer : EWE
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Put on : APPLIED
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"The Tell-Tale Heart" author : POE
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Pale purple shade : IRIS
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Like gymnasts : LITHE
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Outside: Prefix : EXO
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Spread by light strokes : DABON
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"Teach" at a college : PROF
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Famous crosser of the 90-Down : WASHINGTON
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Airline with famously tight security : ELAL
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Summoned from the office, say : CALLEDAWAY
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Tenerife, por ejemplo : ISLA
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See 86-Down : BEREZINA
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May 8, 1945 : VEDAY
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As well : TOBOOT
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Displaced : UPROOTED
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Civil rights leader Medgar : EVERS
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Fidgety : ONEDGE
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Alms recipients : THENEEDY
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Bullpen setting : RODEO
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Coral reef predators : MORAYS
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Grabs before someone else does : SNAPSUP
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Famous crosser of the 39-Across : MAGELLAN
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Like jumpsuits : ONEPIECE
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Ready to be drawn : ONTAP
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7-up, e.g. : TIE
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Partridge family mother : HEN
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Cassock wearer : CLERIC
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Was creative : HADIDEAS
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Employed : INUSE
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___ truck : TACO
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Earthy color : SIENNA
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See 43-Across : ATLANTIC
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Milk shaker? : CHURN
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Letters teachers send to colleges, informally : RECS
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Yossarian's tentmate in "Catch-22" : ORR
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Sound from the Road Runner : BEEPBEEP
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W.W. II beachhead : ANZIO
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Hoity-___ : TOITY
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Wins over : SWAYS
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Protester's sign : PLACARD
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Hunky : BUILT
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Commerce pact mentioned in the 2016 presidential debates : NAFTA
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Surveilled : SPIEDON
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Catcher near the plate? : BIB
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Chivalrous deeds : BEAUXGESTES
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C.E.O. and pres. : LDRS
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Puts out : ISSUES
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Iraq War subj. : WMD
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D.C. nine : NATS
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See 66-Across : REDSEA
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Jill Stein's group, with "the" : GREENS
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Unauthorized withdrawals? : HEISTS
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Anarchic action : RIOT
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Mantra syllables : OMS
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Gives the runaround : EVADES
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In one's dotage : SENILE
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Schoolroom with brushes and paint : ARTLAB
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Olive ___ (Popeye's gal) : OYL
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Famous crosser of the 70-Across : MAO
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9mm gun : UZI
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Main character on "How I Met Your Mother" : TED
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Pertaining to bones : OSTEAL
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Goggle at : EYE
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Instant: Abbr. : NSEC
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Long Island campus : ADELPHI
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"Pretty please?" : CANI
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Major theme of Philip K. Dick's "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" : EMPATHY
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Something observed in church : RITE
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Something observed in church : PEW
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Write again : REPEN
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Famous crosser of the 115-Across : NAPOLEON
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Damsel, to a knight : FAIRLADY
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Register, as for a class : ENROL
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See 109-Across : DELAWARE
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Pepsi Max, e.g. : DIETSODA
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Field for Alfred Kinsey : SEXOLOGY
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Trinity part : SON
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Supports the Red Cross, say : DONATES
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Should that happen : IFEVER
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Parent's definitive "End of argument!" : ISAYSO
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Opening : DEBUT
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First Hebrew letter : ALEPH
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Wilkes-___, Pa. : BARRE
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Like windows : PANED
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Used hip boots, say : WADED
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One dishing out digs : GIBER
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Name : CITE
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"Whip It" band : DEVO
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Actress Saldana : ZOE
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Certain cat : TOM
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Yoko from Tokyo : ONO

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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