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INTANGIBLES

New York Times, Sunday, November 26, 2000

Oscar winner for Best Original Screenplay, 1996

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

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Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 74 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York Times11/26/00 ( No. 18,646 )
Across
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One wearing the pants in the family? : PAPA
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Gulf war planes : AWACS
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Gets back (to) : RSVPS
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Education grp. : PTA
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Something you might get at work : THEAX
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"Grease" singer : VALLI
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Where "Aïda" premiered : CAIRO
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It lasts and lasts : EON
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OPEC-sold intangible? : BARRELOFFUN
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Lighter offense? : ARSON
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Call out : CRY
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Plan for later yrs. : IRA
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Café lightener : LAIT
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Clear dishes : BUS
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Not smart : DIM
31
Mike & ___ (candy brand) : IKE
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Bank posting : RATE
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Wallet items : IDS
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Quite a few auctioned-off intangibles? : FATLOTOFGOOD
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Heading to the finish? : DOOMED
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1942 surrender site : BATAAN
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Gunpowder ingredient : SULFUR
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Fragment from an intangible? : SHREDOFDECENCY
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Soprano ___ Lehmann : LOTTE
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Take longer than expected : RUNLATE
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Penalty imposer : EXACTOR
51
Person who spends a lot of time dressing : MEDIC
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Hall-of-Famers Kaline and Lopez : ALS
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Officeholders : INS
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When not yet due : TOOSOON
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Axle securer : UBOLT
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Actress Headly : GLENNE
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Bus. letter directive : ATTN
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Radar anomaly : UFO
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Aix-___-Bains, France : LES
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Bright, shining intangible? : RAYOFHOPE
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Air conditioner abbr. : BTU
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Prior to : ERE
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Dietary figures, for short : RDAS
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Toddlers' rides : TRIKES
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Notepaper feature : RULES
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Bashed, as a door : STOVEIN
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Wave carrier : SEA
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Ambulance occupant, for short : EMT
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One of the Horae : IRENE
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Marker's marker : FELTTIP
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Winter expense : HEATING
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Oscar winner for Best Original Screenplay, 1996 : FARGO
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Freighterborne intangible? : LOADOFNONSENSE
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Certain sorority women : OMEGAS
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Like some oak leaves : LOBATE
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Like part of the circulatory system : VENOUS
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Minuscule intangible? : GRAINOFTRUTH
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Premium channel : HBO
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Sugar amts. : TSPS
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A pint, maybe : ALE
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Blight : MAR
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Confucian concept : TAO
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Twelve ___ (Tara neighbor) : OAKS
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Org. with an Office of Water : EPA
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Despot Amin : IDI
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Summoned : PAGED
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Tightly wrapped intangible? : BUNDLEOFJOY
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It's thrown in anger : FIT
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Name in 2000 headlines : ELIAN
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Established : USUAL
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Clean the hard-to-get-at areas, say : FLOSS
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Kind of sauce : SOY
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1492 voyager : PINTA
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Relays : SENDS
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Part of a paper towel roll : TUBE
Down
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Dynasty member : PHARAOH
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Faucet attachment : AERATOR
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Standard : PAR
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Olympics jump : AXEL
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Duck : AVOID
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Travels by air : WAFTS
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1980's NBC sitcom : ALF
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Part of a driver, e.g. : CLUBFACE
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Wavy : SINUATE
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Indianapolis's ___ Dome : RCA
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Cameo stone : SARDONYX
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Pop by : VISIT
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Trailers : PROMOS
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___ of a gun : SON
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Eight-quart intangible? : PECKOFTROUBLE
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Removed, in a way : TOREOUT
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Some : ANY
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Sporty Ford Motor products : TBIRDS
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Applied : LAIDON
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"South Park" boy : STAN
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Inuit homes : IGLOOS
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Chef Lagasse : EMERIL
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They're poked in the eyes : LACES
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Robert after whom seven U.S. counties are named : FULTON
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Rap's Dr. ___ : DRE
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Extracted chemical : EDUCT
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Fashion designer Johnson : BETSEY
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Undisguised : FLAGRANT
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Metroplex city : DALLAS
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Certify : ATTESTTO
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Item in a tent : COT
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Plow pullers : MULES
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Reviewer Roger : EBERT
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Spoon-administered intangible? : DOSEOFREALITY
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Prefix with structure : INFRA
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Blue Cream Soda maker : NEHI
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Commonly : OFTEN
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"Don't even bother" : NOUSE
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Put down : NOTE
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Evolutionary intermediate : APEMAN
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1940's-50's actor Dennis : OKEEFE
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Advance again : RELOAN
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Telegraph sound : DIT
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Shampoo directive : RINSE
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Like a FedEx package : URGENT
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Meat shunner, informally : VEGGIE
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Hound's trail : SPOOR
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Do wrong by : ILLTREAT
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Place of growing concern : HOTHOUSE
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Call upon : INVOKE
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Shore concealer : FOG
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It's mostly talk nowadays : AMRADIO
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Border : ABUT
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Digital information carrier : DATABUS
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Elective surgery : NOSEJOB
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Gather : SUPPOSE
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Lamb's output : ESSAYS
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Dweller on the Gulf of Aden : SOMALI
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Dickens villain : FAGIN
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Beach impostor : HODAD
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Part of a count : BALLS
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Delicate : SOFT
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Stipulations : IFS
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Dash : PEP
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It has a twist : DNA
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Prioress : NUN
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Unwanted "gift" : FLU

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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