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Per-plexities

New York Times, Sunday, November 27, 1994

Author:
Jacques Liwer
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jacques Liwer

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 79 Missing: {QWXZ} This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Liwer. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1994, The New York TimesNo. 1127 ( 16,455 )
Across
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Ripoffs : SCAMS
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Ventricles' outlets : AORTAS
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Kind of cheese : GRATED
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Central Asian capital : KABUL
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Necked : SPOONED
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Immigrant, to the British : INCOMER
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Riled up : IRATE
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Dog assessing shoplifting, e.g.? : PETRATINGACRIME
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"The Birthday Party" playwright : PINTER
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Double-crosser : RAT
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Money-changer's profit : AGIO
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Faux pas : SLIP
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Look-alikes' container : POD
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Jean Laffite et al. : PIRATES
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Triple-decker sandwich : CLUB
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_____ du Diable : ILE
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Environmentally concerned : ECO
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Intrafamily chat? : SONTOSONPHONECALL
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Bombast : RANT
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Sun. talk : SER
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Supervision : CARE
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Stretch : CRANE
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Passe : OUT
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Fathers : SIRES
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_____ di Como, Italia : LAGO
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What laid-off workers need to remember? : SEVERANCEPAYS
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Do an antique dealer's job : DATE
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Handed down : TRADITIONAL
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Idol's place : PEDESTAL
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Something to believe in : ISM
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Capone's nemesis : NESS
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Audi rival : SAAB
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Charlottesville sch. : UVA
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Made a successful stand : REPULSED
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Used a stethoscope : AUSCULTATED
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Fox and others, informally : NETS
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Falsely sent legal panel to insane asylum? : COMMITTEDJURY
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Variety of cotton : PIMA
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Papal tribunals : ROTAS
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"This _____ stickup!" : ISA
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Alpinist's need : PITON
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Landed : ALIT
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Grazing land : LEA
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Ice-T servings? : RAPS
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Inexpensive Sherlock Holmes job? : SEVENCENTSOLUTION
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Part of TNT : TRI
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Thai's neighbor : LAO
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Cravings : YENS
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Treaty site of 1925 : LOCARNO
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Musical notes : LAS
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Cost of playing : ANTE
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"Mark Trail" cartoonist Ed : DODD
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Firing squad order : AIM
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Like some knights : ERRANT
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Hobo gridlock? : BUMTOBUMTRAFFIC
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Kind of pie : MINCE
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Latecomer, perhaps : STANDEE
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Lustrous fabrics : SATEENS
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China _____ (showy bloom) : ASTER
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Slowpokes : SNAILS
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Poor man's penthouse : GARRET
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Approximates : NEARS
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Ship officer (with orders for this puzzle?) : SKIPPER
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Latin dance : CARIOCA
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Wild _____ : ABANDON
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American Kennel Club outcast : MUTT
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Is in Morpheus' arms : SLEEPS
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Uraeus, in ancient Egypt : ASP
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Run : OPERATE
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Spinner : ROTATOR
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High-calorie desserts : TORTES
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Compilation : ANA
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Bristle : SETA
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Hired escort : GIGOLO
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Cell component : RNA
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U.N.C. athletic grp. : ACC
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High points : TORS
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Mexican revolutionary Zapata : EMILIANO
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"The King of Kings" director : DEMILLE
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Archaeological site : DIG
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Throw off : REPEL
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Fitting places : NICHES
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Sugarloaf Mountain site : RIO
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Hosp. staffers : RNS
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Get-together : SOCIAL
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Nude : UNCLAD
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Rail at : BERATE
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_____ a one : NARY
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H.S.T. or R.M.N. : PRES
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Batting equipment : CAGES
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Nailed obliquely : TOED
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Swiss canton : URI
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Matter of retaliation : TAT
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Vichy et al. : SPAS
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Fuss : STIR
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Gaelic : ERSE
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Seductress : VAMP
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Ball teams : NINES
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Like Yale since 1969 : COED
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Nav. officer : ENS
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Society event : DEBUT
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Deal : PACT
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Outfit for Pavlova : TUTU
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State : AVER
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1980 Kenny Rogers hit : LADY
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First graders' work : SUMS
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"_____ live and breathe!" : ASI
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Merge : UNITE
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Like many furniture sprays : LEMONY
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Posture : STANCE
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Powerful explosive : AMATOL
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Ring around the collar? : LEI
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Some sports scores : TDS
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Open a bit : AJAR
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Future stallion : COLT
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Elevator inventor : OTIS
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Basketball center, e.g. : PIVOTMAN
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King's _____ : RANSOM
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Tiny people : PEANUTS
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Friction match : LUCIFER
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Loosely woven fabric : ETAMINE
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Kind of ball or bill : AIR
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New Year's bowl site : ATLANTA
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Vixen's mate : PRANCER
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Swoosie Kurtz TV series : SISTERS
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Road parts : SLABS
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Puts on : ENDUES
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Slip-on : LOAFER
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Unseparated : ONE
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Oklahoma city : NORMAN
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Lab item : ETNA
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Sot's woe : DTS
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Race, in a way : DRAG
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Low hill : RISE
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_____ et amo (expression of mixed feelings) : ODI
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Sounds unit : BEL
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_____ standstill : ATA
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Ill. time : CST

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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