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"NATIONAL" HOLIDAY

New York Times, Sunday, November 21, 2004

Author:
Kumar Balani
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Kumar Balani

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 72 Missing: {QX} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Balani. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 1121 ( 20,102 )
Across
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Causes of bickering : RIFTS
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"Rock'd the full-foliaged ___": Tennyson : ELMS
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Solar event : FLARE
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See 24-Down : HAVE
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Prayer recipient, maybe : ALLAH
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Binge : TOOT
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1962 tennis Grand Slam winner : LAVER
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Sudden clouding-over, maybe : OMEN
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Step 1 of a Thanksgiving dinner : YOUREGHANABUYAFATBIRD
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Thatcher's place : ROOF
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One of the angels on "Charlie's Angels" : KRIS
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Mount : HORSE
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Undersides of overhangs : SOFFITS
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Interpret : READ
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Cared for lovingly : CARESSED
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Elevate : UPLIFT
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Extended time : AEON
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Young hog : SHOAT
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Step 2 : STUFFANDPUTITINJAPAN
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Walks : HIKES
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Send off : EMIT
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Game equipment : DICE
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Work of Homer : EPOS
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Cooling treats : ICES
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Look-alike : TWIN
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Opponent of Stalin : TITO
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Work of Juvenal : SATIRE
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The "one" in the phrase "draw one" : BEER
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Ray who founded McDonald's : KROC
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Actress Flockhart : CALISTA
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Step 3 : TAIWANLEGWITHTHEOTHER
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Blue Diamond canful : ALMONDS
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"Phooey!" : RATS
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Tirade : RANT
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Elements of a biblical miracle : LOAVES
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Cooling treat : CONE
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Sawbuck halves : FINS
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Beach sandal problem : GRIT
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Spill producer : LUGE
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Santa ___ : CRUZ
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Creepy crawler : SLUG
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Having the toilet paper roll put on the "wrong" way, e.g. : PEEVE
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Step 4 : DONOTLETANYONERUSSIA
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Responds to gravity : DROPS
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"Dies ___" : IRAE
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Loosens : UNTIES
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Make retroactive : BACKDATE
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"Laugh-In" segment : SKIT
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Plate : LICENSE
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Register : ENROL
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Procrastinator's promise : SOON
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Show windedness : PANT
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Step 5 : FEEDYOURHUNGARYGUESTS
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"___ Rock" : IAMA
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Matrimony : UNION
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Perfidious : EVIL
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Hello or goodbye : ALOHA
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Polar expedition, e.g. : TREK
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Competed in a rodeo event : ROPED
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Genesis maker : SEGA
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Like some jackets : LINED
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Line in geometry : RAY
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U.N. agcy. dealing with jobs : ILO
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Sore throat producer : FLU
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Blacken : TAR
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Western heroes : SHERIFFS
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Spirit of a people : ETHOS
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Be idle : LOAF
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Time to get back to work: Abbr. : MON
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Police action : STAKEOUT
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Not static : FLUID
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Macaulay's "___ of Ancient Rome" : LAYS
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Actress Gardner : AVA
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Officiate, briefly : REF
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Big real estate firm : ERA
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Vagabonds : HOBOS
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Desert V.I.P.'s : AMIRS
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Poetry : VERSE
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Over : ENDED
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With 15-Across, need, slangily : GOTTA
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Small goose : BRANT
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Certain sorority member : THETA
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___ bar : SUSHI
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Sight-related : OPTIC
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Hole in one, assuredly : FLUKE
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Small wind instruments : FIFES
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Fasten again : REPIN
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1970's sitcom title character : CHICO
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Dynamite : AONE
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British rule in India : RAJ
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Approve of : ADMIRE
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Card : STITCH
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Stair posts : NEWELS
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Putdown of those with whom one disagrees : IDIOTS
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___ point : PETIT
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Imitative : APISH
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Spanish point : NORTE
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Burn : SEAR
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Oversees : TENDS
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Much-heard : TRITE
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Composer Saint-___ : SAENS
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Gobs : ALOT
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Ruin : BANE
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Winter celebration : KWANZA
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Nickel and dime : CHANGE
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High : TALL
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Vocally : ALOUD
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Insect stage : IMAGO
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Interlaced : WOVEN
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Cavity fillers : GROUTS
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Three-in-one : TRIUNE
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Item with syrup : CREPE
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Homecoming project : FLOAT
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Chanson de ___ (medieval poem) : GESTE
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Balsam, e.g. : RESIN
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Brown group : IVIES
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Kid : TEASE
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Set : CLOT
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Hospital supplies : SYRINGES
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On the dot : PUNCTUAL
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"You'd never have guessed, but ..." : ODDLY
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Singing syllable : TRA
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Photography brand : NIKON
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Having second thoughts about : RUING
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Suit : BEFIT
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Something to be lent, in phrase : ANEAR
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Twinkie filler : CREME
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Photography brand : KODAK
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Valid : SOUND
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1972 pop hit with a never-ending chorus : LAYLA
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Sole supporter? : SHOE
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Fussbudget : PRIG
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"___ Father ..." : OUR
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Mattel game : UNO
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Lace (into) : RIP
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Hello or goodbye : AVE
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Inventor Whitney : ELI
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"My boy" : SON
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Café alternative : THE
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Depressing : SAD

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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