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YIN/YANG

New York Times, Sunday, November 27, 2011

Author:
Jeff Chen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jeff Chen

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 73 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Chen. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 1127 ( 22,664 )
Across
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Test-drive : DEMO
5
Scintillate : SHINE
10
Who wrote "By their own follies they perished, the fools" : HOMER
15
Name of nine Thai kings : RAMA
19
Name of five Norwegian kings : OLAV
20
Dogpatch yokel : ABNER
21
Name on a B-29 : ENOLA
22
"What ___?" : OFIT
23
Pirates of the Caribbean, e.g. : RIDE
24
Full of strong feelings : HOTANDHEAVY
26
Instinctive desire : URGE
27
Villainous role for Montalbán : KHAN
28
Bedelia of children's literature : AMELIA
29
Fearsome creature with plates on its back : STEGOSAUR
31
Something to enjoy on a beach : SUMMERBREEZE
34
More foamy : SUDSIER
35
"Let's make ___ true Daily Double, Alex" : ITA
36
Two on a line : ENDS
39
Razz : NEEDLE
40
Sleaze : FILTH
43
Mata ___ (spy) : HARI
47
Contented sighs : AAHS
49
Start of many Portuguese place names : SAO
50
Family ___ : UNIT
51
Gloomy : MOROSE
53
Irving Berlin's "___ Be Surprised" : YOUD
55
Area 51 holdings, supposedly : UFOS
58
Flavor enhancer : MSG
59
Representatives in a foreign country : CONSULS
60
Italian woman : DONNA
62
Amount past due? : TRE
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N.C.A.A. part: Abbr. : ATH
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Absorbed, in a way : ATE
65
Breach : GAP
66
Qatari bank note : RIYAL
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It has a crown : HAT
68
Turner who led a rebellion : NAT
69
Musician's asset : RHYTHM
71
Where the vice president presides : SENATE
72
Grp. with the 1973 gold album "Brain Salad Surgery" : ELP
73
Windy City rail inits. : CTA
74
Dud : LEMON
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Green hue : PEA
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Perfection, for some : TEN
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Opus ___ : DEI
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Rams, but not dams : HES
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Rice-___ : ARONI
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All together : ENMASSE
82
Dismiss : AXE
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Abbr. on a B-52 : USAF
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Dance partner? : SONG
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Early online forum : USENET
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Gillette brand name : TRAC
88
Gift in "The Gift of the Magi" : FOB
90
Classic soft drink brand : NEHI
92
Land o' blarney : ERIN
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Words on an information desk : ASKME
94
Crow with a powerful voice : SHERYL
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Guidelines: Abbr. : STDS
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Moo ___ pork : SHU
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Seaside : COASTAL
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He might put chills up your spine : OLDMANWINTER
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Perfectly : ONTHENOSE
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Edith's cranky husband : ARCHIE
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Not straight : AWRY
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Dept. of Labor arm : OSHA
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Started sneezing and sniffling, say : CAUGHTACOLD
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Sorvino of "Mighty Aphrodite" : MIRA
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Opponents of us : THEM
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Architect Jones : INIGO
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Singer Susan with the 2009 #1 album "I Dreamed a Dream" : BOYLE
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Wood alternative : IRON
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"No problem!" : SURE
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Fancy car starter? : ASTON
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Family of Slammin' Sammy : SOSAS
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Some shooters, for short : SLRS
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Root of politics : ELIHU
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Lady's address : MADAM
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Digit protector : OVENMITT
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Bygone Las Vegas hotel/casino with a roller coaster : SAHARA
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Certain W.M.D. : HBOMB
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Lay to rest : INTER
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Writer Zora ___ Hurston : NEALE
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Singer Tennessee ___ Ford : ERNIE
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Sly laugh sound : HEH
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Low dice roll : ONES
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Castle guard : MOAT
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Some cobblers of lore : ELVES
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Sci-fi zapper : RAYGUN
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"The Social Contract" philosopher : ROUSSEAU
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Suffering from nyctophobia : AFRAIDOFTHEDARK
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Author Cervantes : MIGUEL
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On the ground, in ballet : ATERRE
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Flabbergast : DAZE
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Some of Keats's feats : ODES
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Neighbor of Sudan: Abbr. : ETH
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"Bambi" character : ENA
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Walter Mitty, e.g. : DAYDREAMER
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Lock : SHOOIN
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Master criminal of books and film : FUMANCHU
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Establishes : INSTATES
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Weighing hardly anything : LIGHTASAFEATHER
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Time in Hawaii, maybe : HONEYMOON
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MGM motto starter : ARS
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Question asked to one with a hangover : ROUGHNIGHT
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Malcolm X adopted it : ISLAM
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Kuomintang co-founder : SUNYATSEN
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Is protective of : MOTHERS
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Particularly: Abbr. : ESP
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"CSI" procedure : DNATEST
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Grilling procedure : ORALEXAM
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Bit of stage scenery : SETPIECE
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"Cheers" waitress : CARLA
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Coeur d'___, Idaho : ALENE
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British weights : TONNES
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One of a standard group of five : SENSE
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Little bit of French? : PEU
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Singer DiFranco : ANI
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"Bad!" : FORSHAME
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Ring of Fire perils : TSUNAMIS
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Eight bits : BYTE
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It may precede a kiss : IDO
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Yellowfin tuna : AHI
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Skedaddles : SCOOTS
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Island south of Tsugaru Strait : HONSHU
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Italian automaker since 1906 : LANCIA
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Adirondack chair element : SLAT
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Hosts of the 1912 Olympics : SWEDES
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Some shark products : LOANS
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Bits : DRABS
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Marilyn who hosted 1980s TV's "Solid Gold" : MCCOO
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Mates' cries : AHOYS
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Nabisco brand : NILLA
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Pirouette : TWIRL
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Boot, in baseball, e.g. : ERROR
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"___ Hope" : RYANS
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Corporate bigwig : SUIT
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Frozen food brand : EGGO
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Sweetie : HON

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

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