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HIGH JINKS

New York Times, Sunday, November 27, 2005

Author:
Peter Abide
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter Abide

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 70 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Abide. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York TimesNo. 1127 ( 20,473 )
Across
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Peter ___ : RABBIT
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Awakens : COMESTO
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Hot coffee hazard : SCALD
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Queen of mystery : ELLERY
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Bits of shells : SHRAPNEL
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Advice-giving sort : ELDER
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One who may give you fits : TAILOR
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Upper crust of the N.B.A.? : HIGHTOPSOCIETY
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Mideast capital : AMMAN
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They may carry antibodies : SERA
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Cold one : BEER
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"Hot" one : MAMA
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One cautioning about opening a soda can? : POPTOPWARNER
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Made heroic : ENNOBLED
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Sports stat : ERRORS
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"You don't say!" : GEE
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Big lug : APE
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Antlered animal of the Old World : REDDEER
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Mail-in for a toy ninja? : BOXTOPTURTLE
48
"___ Little Girl," Shirley Temple film : OUR
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Football officials, slangily : ZEBRAS
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Makes even : TRUES
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Wine holder : VAT
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As ___ resort : ALAST
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Prefix with reading : MIS
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Borden who founded the Borden Co. : GAIL
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High-performance Camaro : IROC
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One who opts for a convertible? : RAGTOPPICKER
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Thrown together : SLAPDASH
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Fast Eddie's girlfriend in "The Hustler" : SARAH
68
Prefix with centric : HELIO
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It has a nut on each end : UBOLT
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Tossed : GOTRIDOF
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Playwright in rare form? : TIPTOPONEILL
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About : INRE
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Pronoun with "sommes" : NOUS
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Symbols used in angle measurement : PIS
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Jim Henson gave him voice : ERNIE
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"Fantasy Island" prop : LEI
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Plaintiffs : SUERS
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Order member since 1534 : JESUIT
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Baseball C.E.O.'s : GMS
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Part of Santa's team on a computer? : LAPTOPDANCER
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Papal court : HOLYSEE
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Scrap for Rover : ORT
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I.R.S. worker: Abbr. : AUD
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Future ferns : SPORES
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Hot dog : SHOWBOAT
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Waikiki ringmaster? : BIGTOPKAHUNA
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Afghan makeup : YARN
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Tennyson work : IDYL
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Sound heard through a stethoscope : RALE
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Tools with teeth : RAKES
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Miss Road Pavement? : BLACKTOPBEAUTY
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Hocked : INPAWN
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___ ease : ILLAT
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"Star Trek" directive : BEAMMEUP
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Handles : SEESTO
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Villainous looks : LEERS
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Serious scoldings : EARFULS
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Furthest out there : ODDEST
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Draw on again : RETAP
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Budget rival : ALAMO
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It's often seen over a bowl : BLIMP
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After the fact : BELATED
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Magnetite, for one : IRONORE
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Norse god of war : TYR
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Cricket sounds : CHIRRS
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Club publication : ORGAN
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___-jongg : MAH
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Capable, jocularly : EPT
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"Superior" one : SNOB
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Dakota dwelling : TEPEE
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The ___ twins of "New York Minute," 2004 : OLSEN
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League for L.S.U. and Mississippi St. : SEC
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Socialite wannabe : CLIMBER
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"You've got ___!" : ADEAL
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"I'll help!" : LETME
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Woods nymph : DRYAD
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Wind phenomenon : SHEAR
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Baroque : ORNATE
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Talked a blue streak? : SWORE
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W, for one : PREZ
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They may clash among titans : EGOS
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Mardi Gras royal : REX
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Work : OPUS
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Kett of the comics : ETTA
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Den din : ROAR
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Faulkner's femme fatale ___ Varner : EULA
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Rubber-burning area : DRAGSTRIP
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Jazz scores : BASKETS
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"___ my flesh of brass?": Job : ORIS
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Bar exercise : PULLUP
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Important info for advertisers : TVRATINGS
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Mekong River locale : LAOS
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Delineate : ETCH
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Ascap alternative : BMI
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On easy street : RICH
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It may be fixed : STARE
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Famous Amos : TORI
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Vise : GRIPPER
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Slugabed : IDLER
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Shock absorber : PAD
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Dropped a dime, so to speak : PHONED
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Judge in I Samuel : ELI
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Blood classification : ABO
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Corn cake : PONE
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Man's name meaning "One who hears well" : OTIS
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Underwater breathing apparatus : GILL
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Most likely to be called up : ONEA
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Places of open discussion : FORA
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Buckeye sch. : OSU
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Cola additive : LIME
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Suffix with Congo : LESE
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Inst. for midshipmen : USNA
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Gather on the surface, chemically : SORB
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Able : UPTOIT
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Knight at the movies : JEDI
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Start of a wish : IHOPE
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One of the Monkees : TORK
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Chauffeur's vehicle : TOWNCAR
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Newbie : CUB
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Sagelike : LEARNED
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Like a slingshot : YSHAPED
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Situation : STATUS
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Surgery target : POLYP
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Emmy-winning role for Sally Field, 1976 : SYBIL
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Luscious Berry : HALLE
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Papal attire : ORALE
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Southwestern home : ADOBE
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Competitive and impatient, say : TYPEA
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Orphanage fare, once : GRUEL
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Imperial pronouncement : UKASE
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Earthworm eaters : NEWTS
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Words following "often" : ASNOT
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Iron brace : LBAR
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Gold units: Abbr. : KTS
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Band with the 1991 #1 hit "Unbelievable" : EMF
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Asia's ___ Darya river : AMU
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Prefix with metric : ISO

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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