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TWO OUT OF THREE

New York Times, Sunday, November 25, 2007

Author:
Trip Payne
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Trip Payne

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 78 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 34 for Mr. Payne. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 1125 ( 21,201 )
Across
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Contractors' offerings : BIDS
5
Rigging technicians : GRIPS
10
Traipse (about) : GAD
13
Diamond points : BASES
18
Fashion's Tahari : ELIE
19
Affected : TOOTOO
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Web-based education : ELEARNING
22
Between green and black, maybe : RIPE
23
General assemblies : ARMIES
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Nonsense about a cocktail? : ROBROYROT
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Warning about Mel Gibson on a wrestling surface? : MADMAXMANMAYMARMAT
28
Catchy tunes : DITTIES
29
___ prime : USDA
30
Somewhere around : CIRCA
34
Far from perky : DOUR
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One who tells it like it isn't : LIAR
38
Bagel order : SHMEAR
39
Skosh : TAD
41
Major book about a leader of the lighter industry? : BIGBICBIZBIO
47
Mr. Noodle's friend on "Sesame Street" : ELMO
48
Ltr. with a period : INIT
50
Like most jigsaw puzzles : DIECUT
51
Snow leopard : OUNCE
53
Capital of Honshu : YEN
54
French Toaster Sticks maker : EGGO
55
Work with intaglio : ETCH
56
Decent : NOTBAD
57
Fixes a soundtrack : REDUBS
59
Margaret famous for painting waiflike children with big eyes : KEANE
62
Japanned metal : TOLE
63
Climber's challenge : ALP
66
Not for the masses : ELITE
67
Hound, typically? : FOEFORFOX
69
Subject of the film "An Unreasonable Man" : NADER
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Sportscaster Dierdorf : DAN
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He spent 29 years in the Knesset : EBAN
74
Kind of powder : ONION
75
Formerly did : USEDTO
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Part of making a crossword : CLUING
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They travel very long distances : UFOS
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X-ray doses : RADS
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Takes too much, quickly : ODS
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Half of an animation duo : HANNA
85
Verdi's "Don ___" : CARLOS
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"___ Unleashed!" (cartoon volume) : ODIE
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Figure skating maneuver : LOOP
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Why horses are attracted to a witch's headgear? : HAGHASHAYHAT
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Something "realise" lacks : ZED
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Overshadows : DWARFS
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Chang and Eng's homeland : SIAM
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1987 Suzanne Vega hit : LUKA
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Join up : ENROL
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Berserkly : AMOK
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Divers' milieus : SEABEDS
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Why guitar-loving Cooke was blue when his gal named her favorite musical instrument? : SADSAMSAWSALSAYSAX
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Witticism about a wrinkly little dog? : PUGPUPPUN
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Flame battler, at times : CANUCK
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Cover, in a way : PAVE
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Part of the answer to 36-Down : INTENSIVE
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Tannin source : ACACIA
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City that lost capital status in 1990 : ADEN
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Unable to pay the bill : SHORT
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1980s video game console, in brief : NES
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Puzzled (out) : DOPED
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___ Spenlow (Dickens girl) : DORA
Down
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Road's shoulder : BERM
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Its first word translates as "wrath" : ILIAD
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A nitwit liked the loud noise? : DIPDIDDIGDIN
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Apparently do : SEEMTO
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"Eydie Swings the Blues" singer : GORME
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Some tomatoes : ROMAS
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Find ___ one's heart : ITIN
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Gray lines : POEM
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Dominican-born player with more than 600 homers : SOSA
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Infection causes : GERMS
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Get ___ of : ALOAD
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Messing of "Will & Grace" : DEBRA
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Open up, as a topic : BROACH
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Whenever : ANYTIME
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"My dear man" : SIR
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Musician Brian : ENO
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Rank below warrant officer: Abbr. : SGT
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Some crosstown trips : TAXIRIDES
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Word before lock and load : ARM
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Swift's "A Tale of ___" : ATUB
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1980s Soviet leader Andropov : YURI
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Count (on) : RELY
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Signed in, say : CAME
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Middle name of "the King" : ARON
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Red-shelled fruit: Var. : LICHEE
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R.N.'s locale : ICU
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U.S. dance grp. : ABT
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L.A.'s region : SOCAL
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Having multiple layers : TIERED
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German chancellor Merkel : ANGELA
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"Skedaddle!" : GIT
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Making a curling motion with the forefinger, maybe : BECKONING
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Frenzied situation : ZOO
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Like some jeans : BUTTONFLY
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To-do pile's place : INBOX
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Promote : TOUT
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Perfect places : EDENS
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Italian saint Philip ___ : NERI
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Nut producer : BEECH
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In ___ (dazed) : AFOG
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Vote in Québec : NON
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Complicate commercials for woodworking tools? : ADDADZADSADO
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End of a James Bond title : LETDIE
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Wrote a novel, e.g. : PROSED
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Safari spottings : FAUNA
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Graveyard shift time : FOURAM
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Aviation-related : AERO
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Doldrums : BLAHS
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W.W. II American naval cruiser : USSALASKA
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Slangy turndown : NAH
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"Feels good!" : OOH
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Shoppe adjective : OLDE
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Temporarily not working : DOWN
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Take to the skies : SOAR
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William Petersen series : CSI
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"Oh, clever!" : AHA
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Flourish : PROSPER
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Calls (for) : ASKS
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"Symphonie Fantastique" need : TUBA
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Show off : FLAUNT
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Feature of some locks : KEYPAD
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Clinton's first defense secretary : ASPIN
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"___ is just pink trying to be purple": Whistler : MAUVE
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Exeunt ___ (stage direction) : OMNES
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Beurre blanc, e.g. : SAUCE
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Rider of the steed Babieca : ELCID
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Coupon user : SAVER
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Two-out actions: Abbr. : DPS
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Plebe's place: Abbr. : ACAD
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Home to the Dr Pepper Museum : WACO
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Velcro alternative : SNAP
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Her sidekick was Gabrielle : XENA
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Greek consonants : PIS
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New England sch. : UNH
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New Pontiac of 1964 : GTO

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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