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BREAKING A PART

New York Times, Sunday, November 3, 2002

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 136, Blocks: 69 Missing: {JZ} This is puzzle # 36 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 1103 ( 19,353 )
Across
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Fluid container : SAC
4
Causes redness : SHAMES
10
Kind of power : VETO
14
Arid Asian region : GOBI
18
"What did you say?" : HUH
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Work from Lichtenstein : POPART
20
Unreactive : INERT
22
___ Picone (clothing maker) : EVAN
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Disposed of : ATE
24
The Washington Monument? : ASPIRETOGREATNESS
27
Beats in battle : WORSTS
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Of a color scheme : TONAL
30
Spiteful shout : SOTHERE
31
Elbow : POKE
32
Pigment that's a provitamin : CAROTENE
34
Fall : AUTUMN
36
Gets married? : TAKESAMISS
38
Cheat on a diet : NOSH
40
Response to revelations : ISEE
41
Contrive : BREW
42
Calendar pgs. : MOS
43
What the adorable Southern belle had? : ACUTEACCENT
46
Raise, as prices : STEEPEN
48
Low places : VALES
50
Urban reformer Jacob : RIIS
51
Cartoon dog : REN
52
Unpartnered : SOLO
53
Home away from home, maybe : DORM
54
Crime-fighting grp. : FBI
57
Stops playing hangman after the first wrong guess? : QUITSWHILEONEISAHEAD
63
Certain Muslim : SUNNI
64
Overhead light? : HALO
65
Bros : PALS
66
Hotel room listing : RATES
67
Compliment paid to an artful hit man? : YOUGOTAWAYWITHMURDER
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Not well-defined : DIM
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Quiet moment : LULL
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Member of the other side : ANTI
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Neither's partner : NOR
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Daughter of Zeus : HEBE
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Stubborn : MULEY
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Brightest star after Sirius : CANOPUS
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Performs "Frère Jacques" in concert? : PLAYSAROUND
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Banquet : SUP
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Put in the hole : SANK
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Food fish : CARP
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Like some verses : SUNG
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Portly sailor? : AVASTMATEY
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Abolitionist senator Charles : SUMNER
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Rafter connectors : TIEBEAMS
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What a celebrity may carry : AURA
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Element in vacuum tube filaments : THORIUM
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Folk/country singer Griffith : NANCI
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Noncompromiser : PURIST
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Official flower of Phoenix? : AROSEFROMTHEASHES
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Kind of operation : CIA
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Carnegie ___ : DELI
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Rising and falling : TIDAL
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Sergeant's yell : ATEASE
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Down : ILL
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Great, slangily : ACES
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Appealing : SEXY
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Security system part : SENSOR
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The pros say it : AYE
Down
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"Man and Superman" playwright : SHAW
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Mechanic's item : AUTOPART
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One of the Five Civilized Nations : CHEROKEE
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Outpourings : SPATES
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Dan Blocker role on 60's TV : HOSS
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Piece of software, for short : APP
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Rum cocktails : MAITAIS
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Bugs : ERRORS
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They serve dictators : STENOS
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Concern of some media watchdogs : VIOLENCE
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Official lang. of Malta : ENG
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Superlatively brief : TERSEST
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Modern ice cream flavor : OREO
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Subject for Gregor Mendel : GENETICS
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Cause of depletion : OVERUSE
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They may play first : BASEMEN
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Favored bunch : INS
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"Ciao!" : TATA
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Work with a shuttle : TAT
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Corpus Christi's day: Abbr. : THU
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Making fun of mercilessly : SKEWERING
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"Let's roll" : CMON
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Entre ___ : NOUS
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Bring in : NET
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"Dinner & A Movie" airer : TBS
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Church chorus : AMENS
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Daring : HEROISM
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Soothing stuff : ALOE
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Hauteur : AIRS
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Edna Ferber novel : CIMARRON
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Leafstalks : PETIOLES
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Proud cry : VOILA
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Cast iron, e.g. : ALLOY
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Wrap : SHAWL
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Its busiest street is Chandni Chowk : DELHI
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Garden party : FETE
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Heavyweight champ of 1934 : BAER
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Air travelers' needs, for short : IDS
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What Sartre said? : QUOI
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Coined word? : UNUM
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Ones who go after big schools? : WHALERS
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Offer thoughts : OPINE
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Very smart : NATTY
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Extinct duck-billed beast : HADROSAUR
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Old cartoonist Hoff : SYD
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Big brass : TUBA
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"Peyton Place" producer Jerry : WALD
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Not likely (to) : UNAPT
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Cause of some staring : HYPNOSIS
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Certain bond, informally : MUNI
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Roughly : UNGENTLY
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Ornery one : CUSS
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Former Rep. Schroeder : PATRICIA
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With reservations : UNEASILY
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What's up? : SKY
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Dell products, in brief : PCS
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Toulouse-___ : LAUTREC
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Top opening : ARMHOLE
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Render obsolete : OUTMODE
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Three-stringed instrument : SAMISEN
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Lover of Dido, in myth : AENEAS
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Give up : VACATE
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Classic German-made rifle : MAUSER
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Before : ERE
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Falling out : RIFT
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"What nonsense!" : BAH
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"Mitla Pass" author : URIS
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Dominican dollar : PESO
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Any "Twilight Zone" episode : TALE
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Oklahoma town : ADA
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Upper limit, informally : MAX
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Undergoes : HAS

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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