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New York Times, Sunday, November 4, 2001

90-Down : Colombia is their largest producer

Author:
Manny Nosowsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Manny Nosowsky

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Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 64 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 142 for Mr. Nosowsky.
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© 2001, The New York Times11/4/01 ( No. 18,989 )
Across
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Some Ontario natives : OTTAWAS
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Tin can's target : UBOAT
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Best : OPTIMAL
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Exodus figure : PHARAOH
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Île de la Cité locale : SEINE
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Hardly a four-star restaurant : BEANERY
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Cold-blooded one : REPTILE
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What a show horse may be in? : HALTEREDSTATE
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On ___ (trying to lose) : ADIET
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Develop wrinkles, say : AGE
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Charade : MIME
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Deals with sin : ATONES
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Weakened military units? : HARMEDFORCES
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Kind of wrench : ALLEN
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Tee off : IRE
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Twelve : NOON
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Long ___ : AGO
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Place to kick something? : REHAB
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Staying power : LEGS
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High-muck-a-muck : MOGUL
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Be jarring : CLANG
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Commonsensical : SANE
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Do-say connection : ASI
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Drapery disaster? : BURSTOFHANGER
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Env. contents : LTR
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Lady with a box : PANDORA
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Compartment : ROOM
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Response in a guessing game : SMALLER
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Sound of the Northwest : PUGET
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Balancing pro : CPA
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Binds : TIES
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Quick : SPEEDY
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Señora Perón : EVA
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When to celebrate quays and piers? : HARBORDAY
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Farm shelter : STY
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Fumbling : ERRING
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Suns or Stars : TEAM
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Kwik-E-Mart clerk on "The Simpsons" : APU
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Flat tire causes : TACKS
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Flowers named for a Swedish botanist : DAHLIAS
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"Oh, my!" : ALAS
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Barefaced : BLATANT
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Mrs. William McKinley : IDA
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Shampoos? : CLEARSTHEHAIR
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TV's "Shop ___ You Drop" : TIL
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Good trait to have in a crisis : CALM
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Per ___ ad astra (motto of the Royal Canadian Air Force) : ARDUA
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Signs : OMENS
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Anent : ASTO
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October 31 option : TREAT
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One-horse carriage : GIG
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Juror : PEER
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Modern office staples : PCS
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"And so ___" : TOBED
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Attire at a British boarding school? : HARROWSHIRTS
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Dodge or Nash : WRITER
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Many millennia : AEON
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Singer DiFranco : ANI
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Unmoving : INERT
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Institute for short-order cooks? : HASHCANSCHOOL
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Party favorite : NOMINEE
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Taking time off : ONLEAVE
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Possibly will : COULD
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Source of running water : OPENTAP
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Olla : STEWPOT
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Basso Simon ___ : ESTES
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Peanut butter and jelly : SPREADS
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Popular afternoon host : OPRAH
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1970's TV courtroom drama : THEDA
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Animal with a snout : TAPIR
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Apollo's twin : ARTEMIS
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Person who reports to a captain : WAITER
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Part of many e-mail addresses : AOL
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Bundle : SHEAF
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Say goodbye to : USHEROUT
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"C'mon, ___ pal!" : BEA
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Some Texan V.I.P.'s : OILMEN
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Nay sayers : ANTIS
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Overflow : TEEM
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U.K. award : OBE
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Bike : PEDAL
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Vintner's employee : TASTER
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Chants : INTONES
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Stand for : MEAN
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El Prado work : ARTE
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Strong cleaners : LYES
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National airport name : REAGAN
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Pagoda features : GONGS
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Express doubts : DEMUR
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Modern newspaper feature : COLOR
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Itches : LONGS
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City on San Francisco Bay : ALAMEDA
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Astronomer Edmund's felines? : HALLEYCATS
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Paid (up) : ANTED
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Holly feature : BERRY
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Nordland resident : LAPP
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"I saw ___ kissing Kate ..." (tongue twister) : ESAU
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Nathan's spicy sister? : GINGERHALE
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Spinachlike plant : ORACH
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Group in a loft : CHOIR
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Paragons : GEMS
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Brooklyn ___ Garden : BOTANIC
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Developing business? : FOTOMAT
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Eminem, e.g. : RAPSTAR
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Rascal : DEVIL
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Free to attack : LETAT
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Excessively glib : PAT
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Foyer item : AREARUG
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Juice : SAP
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Raft material : BALSA
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Coffee brand : YUBAN
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Decree : EDICT
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What stealth may avoid : RADAR
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Many a fund-raiser : GALA
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Join : KNIT
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Normandy town : STLO
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Suit fabric : SERGE
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Smith, of a sort : SHOER
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Speech difficulties : LISPS
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Reebok rival : ADIDAS
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Colombia is their largest producer : EMERALDS
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Shore bird : HERON
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Whence the phrase "Blessed are the poor in spirit" : MATTHEW
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Dopey : ASININE
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Boot part : TOECAP
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Prove successful : PANOUT
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Bellman : CHIMER
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"Good job!" : BRAVO
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Yuletide sounds : HOHOS
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Lushes : WINOS
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___-Wreck : RENTA
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Escalator part : TREAD
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Escalator parts : STEPS
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"___ next?" : WHOS
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Talk like crazy? : RANT
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Bermuda, e.g. : ISLE
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"___ Homo" (Titian painting) : ECCE
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Safety measure : NET
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"Yay!" : OLE
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Versus: Abbr. : OPP

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later.

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