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YUKS IN THE HENHOUSE

New York Times, Sunday, November 30, 2003

Author:
Manny Nosowsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Manny Nosowsky

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 134, Blocks: 70 Missing: {QZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 188 for Mr. Nosowsky. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 1130 ( 19,745 )
Across
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Layers underground : SUBSOILS
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Shampoo brand : PRELL
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8th-century B.C. preacher : AMOS
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Warning cry : CHEESEIT
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Film genre : ACTION
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Neuralgia : PAIN
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Sound the fox-in-the-henhouse alarm? : RAISEONESCACKLES
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Home of Pauley Pavilion: Abbr. : UCLA
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Field of energy : AURA
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Grinders : HEROS
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Last Chance Gulch city : HELENA
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Put it to : ASK
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Depth checker : PLUMB
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Challenger to D.D.E. : AES
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Went (with) : SIDED
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U.S. 101, e.g.: Abbr. : RTE
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Dimethyl sulfate, for one : ESTER
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Competition between henhouses? : GOODCOOPBADCOOP
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Things tunnelers look for : ORES
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When said three times, a crew member's fraternity? : RHO
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"The Professor and the Madman" subj. : OED
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Dik Browne cartoon girl : HONI
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Thick and sticky : VISCOUS
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Bubble to the surface : BOILUP
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Reno in Miami : JANET
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Cups, at times : AWARDS
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Classic yo-yo maker : DUNCAN
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Hacienda hand, maybe : PEON
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___ his word : MANOF
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Actor Jacobi, star of "I, Claudius" : DEREK
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Sang-froid : POISE
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Forum 300 : CCC
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Joke going around the henhouse? : OLDCOCKANDPULLETSTORY
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Pilot's domain : SKY
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The Amazing ___ (magician) : RANDI
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Broadcasting : ONAIR
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Midwest tribe : IOWAS
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Streep's "___ in the Dark" : ACRY
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Gradually 29-Down, as new ingredients : STIRIN
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Degree : EXTENT
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"Understand?" : GETME
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Darer's question : WHYNOT
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Slows down : IMPEDES
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Webster's first river : AARE
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___-jongg : MAH
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W.W. II war zone: Abbr. : ETO
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Size up : RATE
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Act like a hen after grain is thrown on the ground? : STANDONONESFEED
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Like a yahoo : CRASS
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It's easy to swallow : PAP
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Jungle family : PRIDE
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Certain corp. takeover : LBO
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___ Kinte of "Roots" : KUNTA
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Subway alternatives : ELS
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Biblical book I or II : SAMUEL
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Impolite dinner sound : SLURP
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Thérèse and others: Abbr. : STES
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Qatar's capital : DOHA
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Plucking ground, to a hen? : LANDOFMYFEATHERS
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In a while : ANON
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Actress Langtry : LILLIE
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Make just right : FINETUNE
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Riga resident : LETT
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Ride : TEASE
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Tablet : STENOPAD
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Skin : SCRAPE
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Some movers : UHAULS
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Mediterranean capital : BEIRUT
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Opening word? : SESAME
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Full of: Suffix : OSE
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The "I" of I. M. Pei : IEOH
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Trees reveal them : LINEAGES
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Speaker arrangements : STEREOS
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Subjects of fed. election regulations : PACS
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Zenith rival : RCA
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Impress, as in memory : ETCH
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Thus : LIKESO
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Sucker : LOLLIPOP
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Kwik-E-Mart employee on "The Simpsons" : APU
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Nutty treat : MACAROON
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Sharpener : OILSTONE
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Dangerous place : SNAKEPIT
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Should it be required, after "if" : NEEDBE
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Not bad : SOSO
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"Golf Begins at Forty" author : SNEAD
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See 74-Across : ADD
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Show of henhouse power? : BROODFORCE
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Went on and on and ... : DRONED
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Scores by a henhouse newcomer? : CHICKPOINTS
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Green-skinned dancer in "Star Wars" : OOLA
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"The Chinese Parrot" hero : CHAN
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U.S.S.R. state: Abbr. : RUS
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"Let's go, amigo!" : VAMOS
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Johnny Cash's "___ the Line" : IWALK
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Hair color : SANDY
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Toothy menace : CROC
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Buff : BURNISH
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Straighten, as braided hair : UNPLAIT
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Light eater at the henhouse? : JOESIXPECK
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Done for : DEAD
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Quay : PIER
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Fig. at a body shop : EST
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Fashion initials : DKNY
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Lena of "Chocolat" : OLIN
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Hardly bold : COWED
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Lifter-upper : CRANE
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Wens and such : CYSTS
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Teen's wish : CAR
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Blow the top off? : UNROOF
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Big bag : TOTE
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Word said before looking up : AMEN
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Prized salmon : TYEE
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R.N.'s colleague : EMT
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Step on it : GASPEDAL
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Have a table for one : EATALONE
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Tough effort in golf : TRAPSHOT
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Movie genre : WHODUNIT
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"It's absolutely terrific!" : IADOREIT
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Certain lesson : MORAL
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Sloth, e.g. : ANIMAL
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Snubs : REBUFFS
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Get-two-out situations: Abbr. : DPS
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Christmas debris : NEEDLE
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Mom in "For Better or for Worse" : ELLY
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Hurry in the direction of : RUSHTO
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Pay a stud fee? : ANTEUP
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Breastbones : STERNA
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Disrespected : SASSED
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"Damn Yankees" vamp : LOLA
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Hook hand : SMEE
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Glazier's fitting : PANE
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Six-footer? : ANT
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Hi-___ : FIS
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Phil Rizzuto's retired number : TEN

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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