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PLURAL PERPLEXITY

New York Times, Sunday, November 28, 1999

Author:
Cathy Millhauser
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Cathy Allis

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 80 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 58 for Ms. Allis. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 1128 ( 18,282 )
Across
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Lets up : ABATES
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Rosé alternative : CLARET
13
Rogue : SCAMP
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Rossini setting, in España : SEVILLA
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Ancient galley : TRIREME
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Funnies format feature : PANEL
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Start of a verse : THEMOUSEHASMICE
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Where matches are booked : ARENA
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Done, for Donne : OER
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Embedded, in a way : NESTED
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1969 Series winners : METS
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Arab League member : OMAN
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Conical-toothed tool : RASP
32
Verse, part 2 : THELOUSEHASLICE
36
Bargain hunters look for them : DEALS
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Nero's title: Abbr. : EMP
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Inveigled : ENTICED
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Most reliable : SUREST
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Start of a recipe direction : ADDA
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Place to hibernate : DEN
49
Verse, part 3 : WHYCANTAGROUSE
53
Clayey deposit : MARL
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1951 N.L. Rookie of the Year : MAYS
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Suffix with tyranno- : SAUR
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Big number, slangily : MIL
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Cal. page header : AUG
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Skydived : CHUTED
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Verse, part 4 : BREEDBABYGRICE
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Like some sculptures : KINETIC
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Shine, in commercial names : GLO
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Titillates : AROUSES
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Verse, part 5 : ANDMOTHERGOOSE
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Becomes less high, with "up" : SOBERS
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Indeed : YEA
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Sch. founded by Thomas Jefferson : UVA
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Drone, e.g. : MALE
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Capital of Moravia : BRNO
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King Mongkut's realm : SIAM
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Verse, part 6 : BEGETSHERGEESE
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Noted Turner : NAT
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Stocking shade : NUDE
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Table with a map : LEGEND
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Metal marble : STEELIE
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Long-jawed fish : GAR
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Actress Kelly of "Chaplin" : MOIRA
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Verse, part 7 : WHYCANTTHEMOOSE
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Collars : NABS
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Vexed : IRED
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Prefix with phobia : ACRO
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They may compete with boxers : BRIEFS
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Prompt : CUE
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Ace, maybe : PILOT
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End of the verse : HAVELITTLEMEESE
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1996 Madonna musical : EVITA
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Cricket teams, e.g. : ELEVENS
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Rushed at : STORMED
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The Haggadah's read here : SEDER
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Bar food : SALADS
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Way out : EGRESS
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Nancy, the first woman in Parliament : ASTOR
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Take off the top : BEHEAD
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Reluctant : AVERSE
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Hall-of-Fame pitcher Keefe : TIM
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Big South Conference college : ELON
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Pivot around : SLUE
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Telephone part : CRADLE
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A fleur : LIS
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Sphygmomanometer's place : ARM
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French cathedral city : REIMS
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Roast host : EMCEE
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Grow grinders : TEETHE
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Where one might take off on a vacation? : SPA
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Early American colony : CAROLINA
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Feeble : ANEMIC
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Gun wielder, say : MENACE
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Did some shaving : PLANED
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Kind of D.A. : ASST
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"America" pronoun : THEE
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Old verb ending : ETH
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Smooth, in a way : SAND
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Medium for announcements : PASYSTEM
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He played Yuri in "Doctor Zhivago" : OMAR
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Salon creation : UPDO
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Check : STEM
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Director Jean-___ Godard : LUC
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Málaga Mrs. : SRA
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Capt.'s aide : ENS
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Attempt : STAB
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Bull's head? : TAUR
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Like some errors : DUMB
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SEATO part : ASIA
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Hula dancers : WAHINES
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Daewoo competitor : HYUNDAI
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Shorthand system inventor : GREGG
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Island north of Montecristo : ELBA
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Parents, e.g. : RAISERS
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Lake of Four Forest Cantons : LUCERNE
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"Home to Harlem" novelist Claude : MCKAY
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Bas-relief medium : GESSO
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W.W. II action locale : ETO
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Morse code click : DIT
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Grp. that sang "Do Ya" : ELO
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Sentences : DOOMS
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Abbr. in ages : YRS
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Sticky stuff : GOO
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Applied well, as sunscreen : RUBBEDIN
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Great Lakes fish : CHUB
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Level : EVEN
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Prego rival : RAGU
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Mort from Montreal : SAHL
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"Waiting for the Robert ___" : ELEE
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Fraction of a joule : ERG
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Personal account : ANECDOTE
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___ fides (bad faith) : MALA
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Sharp quality : EDGE
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Squad : TEAM
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Special person : GEM
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Musician Brian : ENO
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Brown of Talk magazine : TINA
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Pinches : SWIPES
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Flourish : THRIVE
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It moves in a wink : EYELID
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Emulates Rembrandt : ETCHES
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Spring cheepers : ROBINS
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Unbranched flower cluster : RACEME
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Corrupt practices : ABUSES
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Happy-go-lucky song part : TRALA
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Shack : HOVEL
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Treat for Rover : ORTS
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Entreaty for Rover : SIT
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Congers and kin : EELS
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Origins : SEEDS
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Gala : FETE
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Portmanteau pollution mixture : SMOG
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Besmirch : TAR
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"The Loco-Motion" singer Little ___ : EVA
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Was a bellwether : LED
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Are all wet : ERR

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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