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COMMON ENDS

New York Times, Sunday, November 4, 2007

Author:
Bob Klahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Bob Klahn

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 66 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 53 for Mr. Klahn. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 1104 ( 21,180 )
Across
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Ring regulator: Abbr. : WBA
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State secrets : BLAB
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Argosy : ARMADA
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"The Perfect Fool" composer : HOLST
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Cupcake : HON
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Anise-flavored apéritif popular in Turkey and the Balkans : RAKI
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Tan shades : BEIGES
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Have because of : OWETO
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Best Picture of 1954 : ONTHEWATERFRONT
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Four-time Indy winner : UNSER
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Not turned up : ONLOW
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Half-Betazoid on "Star Trek: T.N.G." : TROI
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Olympic troublemaker : ERIS
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Asian honorific : SRI
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Skin : PEEL
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In addition to : OVERANDABOVE
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Boise-to-Billings dir. : ENE
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One whose business is taking off? : STRIPPER
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It's done : DEED
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Burlesques : SATIRES
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Descry : DETECT
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Nursery nappy : DIDY
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Doll in "A Doll's House" : NORA
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Biblical name meaning "laughter" : ISAAC
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"Hollywood Squares" line : OOO
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Six-pointer, perhaps : STAG
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It's spotted on a ranch : PINTO
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Swampy : MIRY
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High-end version of a product : DELUXEMODEL
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Berenstain of kid-lit's Berenstain Bears : STAN
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L.A. summer setting : PDT
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Took one's first steps : TODDLED
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Ring Lardner title character : ALIBIIKE
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"Sweet ___" (1937 Oscar song) : LEILANI
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Worry : ANGST
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"Anne of Green Gables" setting : AVONLEA
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True : ACCURATE
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Looked for : AWAITED
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First name in chillers : LON
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Casual denials : NAHS
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Singer with the 1996 #1 hit "You're Makin' Me High" : TONIBRAXTON
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Row between houses? : FEUD
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Lovers' plight : TROTH
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Reign : RULE
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Lose liquidity : GEL
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Topping made with pine nuts : PESTO
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It should be even : KEEL
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Snap : FOTO
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Zigzag : SLALOM
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French mime : PIERROT
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Master of the double take? : NOAH
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Showy climber : CLEMATIS
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Oh of Cologne : ACH
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Role for Alec Guinness and Ewan McGregor : OBIWANKENOBI
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Receiver of a brush-off? : LINT
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At birth : NEE
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Transcontinental bridge, e.g.: Abbr. : ISTH
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City near Carson National Forest : TAOS
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Gut feeling : SENSE
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Full speed ahead : AMAIN
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Broadcast with Baba Booey, with "The" : HOWARDSTERNSHOW
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Champagne department : MARNE
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French "White House" : ELYSEE
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Jerk : YOYO
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Bath suds : ALE
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Starting pay? : ANTES
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One on a quest : SEEKER
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For the second time : ANEW
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Key of cartooning : TED
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Cousin of "uh-oh" : WHOOPS
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British hood : BONNET
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Buck topper : ANTLER
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Steep : BREW
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Bar code? : LAW
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Sometimes called : AKA
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Arctic : BITTERCOLD
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Out of the country : ABROAD
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Tasteful : REFINED
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Salyut 7's successor : MIR
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What "syne" means : AGO
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With Altair and Vega, it forms the Summer Triangle : DENEB
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Colt .45s, today : ASTROS
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Santa's landing site : HOUSETOP
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To have and to hold : OWN
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Where to find the Windward and Leeward Islands : LESSERANTILLES
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"A Sentimental Journey" author : STERNE
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Disraeli and Churchill : TORIES
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Eve's follower : HOLIDAY
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Go off : ERR
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One of the Brothers Karamazov : IVAN
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Elect : OPT
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Civic center? : VEE
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Voltaire's religious view : DEISM
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Heighten : ADDTO
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Iron pumper's target : PEC
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In film, gradual appearance of an image through an expanding circle : IRISIN
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Bride in "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" : TOULA
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When repeated twice, et cetera : YADA
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Fix firmly : IMPLANT
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Brandy + orange liqueur + lemon juice : SIDECAR
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Fancy salad ingredient : ARTICHOKEHEART
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Symbols of strength : OXEN
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Tuscan treat : GELATO
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Sign inside a restaurant : TAKEOUT
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Common baseball count : ONEANDO
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Oscar winner as Mr. Chips : DONAT
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Copy righter? : EDITOR
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Annual literary prize since 1946 : EDGAR
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Jazz (up) : LIVEN
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Salt : TAR
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Physique, slangily : BOD
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Brilliance : LUSTER
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Boodle : SWAG
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Subject of Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution : TAXES
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Ample, to Li'l Abner : ENUF
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"You're gonna pay!" : ITLLCOSTYA
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Moviedom's Massey : ILONA
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Back : BETON
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Misses, e.g. : FEMALES
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Batgirl and Wonder Woman : HEROINES
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Brit, to an Aussie : POM
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Soft shots : LOBS
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Symbol of strength : OAKTREE
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Neighbor of Greece: Abbr. : ALB
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Kona keepsake : LEI
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Summer topper : PANAMA
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Block buster? : ICEMAN
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Gives religiously? : TITHES
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Tumble : HEADER
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Doughboy's topper : TINHAT
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Oxford pad : INSOLE
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Stinko : STEWED
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Intact : WHOLE
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Rebuffs : NOS
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Bamboozle : SNOW
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Carol ending? : INE
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Ex follower : WYE
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It's all you have to do sometimes : ASK
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Slice of history : EON
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Deli slice : RYE

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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