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CUED UP

New York Times, Sunday, November 29, 2009

Author:
Will Nediger
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Will Nediger

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 142, Blocks: 72 Missing: {J} Scrabble average: 1.73 This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Nediger. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 1129 ( 21,936 )
Across
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Government pubs., say : DOCS
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Twine holder : SPOOL
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Amateur publication, for short : ZINE
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What a migraine might feel like : VISE
18
Moonfish : OPAH
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Primary stratagem : PLANA
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Like much music : TONAL
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Old alpaca wool gatherer : INCA
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Delighted exclamation? : SQUEALOFAPPROVAL
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Cough cause : SMOG
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Sail extender : SPRIT
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Inventive type : IDEAMAN
28
Bit of attire for a carriage ride : SHAWL
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Pitcher's feat : ONEHITTER
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One all, say : TIED
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Tame : GENTLE
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"Tamerlane" dramatist Nicholas : ROWE
35
V-chip target : SEX
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Part of an Irish playwright's will? : WILDEBEQUEST
38
Museum worker : GUARD
40
Bank statement entry : DEBIT
42
It came up from Down Under : EMU
43
Tom of "The Tomorrow Show" : SNYDER
45
Fish-and-chips fish : COD
46
Sultan's land : OMAN
49
Aquafina competitor : EVIAN
54
Impertinent sort : SNIP
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TV character often seen in a Metallica T-shirt : BEAVIS
58
Pipe attachment : FLANGE
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Needle problem : SKIP
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Tests the water? : SIPS
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"Don't fight" : BENICE
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Game grp. : NCAA
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Many curves, in math : LOCI
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Carsick passenger? : QUEASYRIDER
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Bon mot : QUIP
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Babylon's site, today : IRAQ
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Conventions : USAGES
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Starting point : GERM
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Some pieces in an archaeological museum : URNS
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Bratislava's river : DANUBE
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"Come on, guys!" : LETSGO
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"Jour de Fête" star, director and writer, 1949 : TATI
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Neighbor of a shift key : ENTER
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"Little Women" woman : BETH
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Iranian supreme leader ___ Khamenei : ALI
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New Zealand's discoverer : TASMAN
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49-Across, e.g. : EAU
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Red leader? : INFRA
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Spanish girl : CHICA
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Causing uneasiness? : QUALMSGIVING
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Not safe : OUT
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Schools of thought : ISMS
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Drawers, e.g. : UNDIES
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Plain and simple : MERE
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Darjeeling, e.g. : INDIANTEA
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White as a sheet : ASHEN
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Germane : APROPOS
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Last stage of insect development : IMAGO
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Believe : FEEL
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Carryin' on, in olden times? : QUAINTMISBEHAVIN
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Gambling game enjoyed by Wyatt Earp : FARO
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Paunch : BELLY
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Wake Island, e.g. : ATOLL
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Turn over : CEDE
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Irish ___ : STEW
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Put in stitches : SLAY
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Poet who wrote "An' the Gobble-uns 'at gits you / Ef you / Don't / Watch / Out!" : RILEY
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Walked : TROD
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Bobs and such : DOS
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Alphabetic trio : OPQ
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Florida Keys connector : CAUSEWAY
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Anger at losing one's flock? : SHEPHERDSPIQUE
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Gymnastic feat : SPLITS
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Conspired : PLOTTED
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Unlikely ballet dancer : OAF
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Sign warning people to be quiet : ONAIR
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Columbo's employer, for short : LAPD
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Whizzed along : ZOOMED
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Maraud : INVADE
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Tandoor-baked bread : NAAN
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Head of lettuce? : ELL
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Krishna is one of his avatars : VISHNU
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One surrounded by cell walls : INMATE
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Looks sore : SCOWLS
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Bald baby? : EAGLET
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Bring up the rear : TRAIL
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N.L. West team, on scoreboards : ARI
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___ four : PETIT
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"The Dark Knight," for one : SEQUEL
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Assns. : ORGS
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It may be declined : NOUN
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Suit : EXEC
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Absolute beauty : GEM
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Call on a pitch : WIDE
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Nebraska senator Nelson : BEN
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Easy chair site : DEN
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Narrator of "How I Met Your Mother" : BOBSAGET
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Blue : RISQUE
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Superior to : OVER
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It may feature a windmill : MINIGOLF
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"Don't Be Cruel" vis-à-vis "Hound Dog" : ASIDE
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Subjugation? : VANQUISHINGACT
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Bring about : INCUR
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Time's partner : AGAIN
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Some tides : NEAPS
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Name shared by 12 popes : PIUS
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Big gulf : ABYSS
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French mathematician who pioneered in the theory of probability : FERMAT
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Water park feature : SLIDE
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Sura source : KORAN
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"Impossible!" : ICANT
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Positive thinking proponent : PEALE
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Legal writ, in brief : CERT
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Clockmaker Thomas : SETH
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German city where Beck's beer is brewed : BREMEN
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"Our ___" : GANG
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Certain X or O : TAC
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Programming problem : BUG
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Wood alternative : IRON
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Get fogged up : MISTOVER
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Greatest flowering : ACME
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Astronaut's insignia : NASA
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Dolt : ASS
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Like a butterfingers : INEPT
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Within earshot : AUDIBLE
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Hearty drafts : QUAFFS
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Prevent from being reelected : UNSEAT
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Cleave : ADHERE
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Try to avoid detection : LIELOW
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Chevy model : IMPALA
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Forsooth : VERILY
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It may be dramatic : IRONY
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Opportune : TIMELY
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Matthew 26 question : ISITI
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Sound at a spa : AAH
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"The Clan of the Cave Bear" author : AUEL
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Baseball G.M. Minaya : OMAR
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Montana and others, for short : QBS
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Helios' counterpart : SOL
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It may be said before a kiss : IDO
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___ Land of "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" : NED

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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