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New York Times, Sunday, November 23, 2008

Author:
David J. Kahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David J. Kahn
Le Bateau Le Bateau

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 142, Blocks: 71 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 132 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite
Notepad: When this puzzle is done, read the circled letters in the top half of the puzzle clockwise starting with the last letter of 66-Across; and read the circled letters in the bottom half of the puzzle clockwise starting with the second letter of 77-Across.
Jim Horne notes:

Click the thumbnail above for a larger image of the upside down Matisse masterpiece Le Bateau.

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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 1123 ( 21,565 )
Across
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Dr. Seuss character with a red hat : SAMIAM
7
Train stop? : ALTAR
12
Not useless, as clothing : WEARABLE
20
British noble, for short : ARISTO
21
Football Hall-of-Fame coach Greasy ___ : NEALE
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Earmarked (for) : ALLOTTED
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Leader of the Fauvist movement : HENRIMATISSE
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Title of a work by 23-Across : LEBATEAU
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Publicity : INK
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Fictional spread : TARA
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Hip in the '60s : MOD
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Hideout : LAIR
30
Agcy. overseeing reactor safety : NRC
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It's deep : BASS
33
Winter protection : EARLAP
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Metric weight : TONNE
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Vegetable with yellow pods : WAXBEAN
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Nurse : SIP
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Intense aversions : ODIUMS
44
Somewhat reduced : LOWISH
47
Academic area : SCIENCES
50
Debate (with) : SPAR
51
Whirling : INASPIN
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Nabokov novel : ADA
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Flying grp. since 1918 : RAF
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___ Accords of 1993 : OSLO
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Workout target : LATS
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"On&On" singer Erykah ___ : BADU
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Special ___ : OPS
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Say "Final answer," say : COMMIT
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Will be now? : ARE
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Double-layer breads : PITAS
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First name in spydom : MATA
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Paris's ___ la Paix : RUEDE
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Suppliers of greetings : CARDSTORES
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What Ramona wore in a 1966 Chuck Berry song : TIGHTDRESS
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Year Super Bowl XXXVII was played : MMIII
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Ziegfeld Follies designer : ERTE
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Scuffles : FRAYS
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Morning deposit : DEW
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Individual : PERSON
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Al Kaline, in uniform : SIX
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Son, at the Sorbonne : FILS
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It's cultivated in the Andes : COCA
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Stone in a 2008 Olympic medal : JADE
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Rejections : NOS
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Invoice amount : NET
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Carted off : LEDAWAY
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Auspices: Var. : EGIS
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Cushion user? : BANKSHOT
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Brags about : VAUNTS
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More cool : NEATER
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Canterbury can : LOO
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Boardinghouse boarders : ROOMERS
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Florence attraction : DAVID
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Musical for which Ben Vereen won a Tony : PIPPIN
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Those, to Muñoz : ESAS
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See 106-Down : AFB
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Nobelist Pavlov : IVAN
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Big D player : MAV
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Visiting the U.S. capital : INDC
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Sportage maker : KIA
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25-Across, e.g. : PAINTING
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23-Across, e.g. : FRENCHARTIST
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Factor in a restaurant rating : AMBIENCE
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Skylit areas : ATRIA
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Like the return of swallows to Capistrano : YEARLY
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Cupid, e.g. : REINDEER
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Fiber-yielding plant : SISAL
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Volleyball position : SETTER
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Old term of respect : SAHIB
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Concert venue : ARENA
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Otter cousins : MINKS
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Home of the Ramon Crater: Abbr. : ISR
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Scuffling : ATIT
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N.Y.C. cultural event : MOMAEXHIBITION
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Brightest star in Scorpius : ANTARES
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Tiki bar offering : LEI
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Devil's home? : TASMANIA
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Onetime political columnist Joseph : ALSOP
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Sax player's need : REED
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Cleanup hitter, e.g. : WALLOPER
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Like the earliest Olympic festivals : ELEAN
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Animal oddity : ALBINO
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Had a big laugh : ROARED
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Long-distance letters : ATT
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Revolutionary 1930s bomber : BTEN
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Duke of Cornwall's father-in-law, in Shakespeare : LEAR
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Part of H.E.W.: Abbr. : EDUC
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Show horse : ARAB
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Like the mathematician Euler : SWISS
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Fond du ___, Wis. : LAC
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Personal quirk : TIC
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Horned viper : ASP
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Reply to irritably : SNAPAT
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Compound variant : ISOMER
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How 25-Across appeared at a 6-Down in 1961 : UPSIDEDOWN
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Kipling short story, with "The" : MALTESECAT
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Low-cost accommodations, briefly : SRO
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Reddish purple : LILAC
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Angrily crusading : ONARAMPAGE
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Styles of 25-Across and the like : WATERMEDIA
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Ancient land near the Dead Sea : EDOM
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Pouch : SAC
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Spain joined it in 1982 : NATO
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How long 25-Across was 41-Down before being noticed and fixed : FORTYSEVENDAYS
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Be bold enough : DARE
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Web browsers : USERS
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Unreasonable, pricewise : STIFF
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Oozy mixtures : MUDS
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Fraternity letters : PSIS
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Prefix with chemical : AGRI
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Most urgent : DIREST
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Well-oiled : STINKO
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Concert venue : HALL
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Brings around : SWAYS
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Brad and 86-Down, e.g. : EXES
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San Francisco's ___ Hill : NOB
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Touch off : CAUSE
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See 78-Down : JEN
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"The Laughing Man" author : SALINGER
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Prospering ones : THRIVERS
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___ es Salaam : DAR
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Make a slip : NOD
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"Alley ___" : OOP
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Current : TOPICAL
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Worked on a Life sentence? : EDITED
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Coulee : RAVINE
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Ho Chi ___ : MINH
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With 112-Across, Okla. military area : VANCE
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First installment : PARTI
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Get around : SKIRT
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Bridal path : AISLE
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Butterfly variety : SATYR
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On ___ with (equal to) : APAR
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Celebrity : FAME
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Andersson of "Wild Strawberries" : BIBI
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Some 6-Down curators: Abbr. : MFAS
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Canadian natives : CREE
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"Ladders to Fire" writer : NIN
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Long in films : NIA
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Make lace : TAT

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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