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FRANKLY SPEAKING

New York Times, Sunday, November 4, 2012

Author:
Brendan Emmett Quigley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Brendan Emmett Quigley

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 66 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 156 for Mr. Quigley. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 1104 ( 23,007 )
Across
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One to take a complaint to: Abbr. : MGR
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It can get the blood flowing : STENT
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Like calves at a rodeo : LASSOED
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Crush, e.g. : POP
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Some soft words : COO
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Lost deliberately : THREW
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Wave receiver : ANTENNA
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Card game with stakes : LOO
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Subject of three Oliver Stone films, informally : NAM
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Fixed-term agreement : LEASE
25
Marseille mothers who are not goddesses? : MEREMORTALS
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Half-court game? : ALAI
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Sailing : ATSEA
31
Barber's challenge : MANE
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Hawaiian coffees : KONAS
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Back-to-school purchase : BINDER
35
Sense : INTUIT
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Hot ___ : TAMALE
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"Easy" : BEGENTLE
40
Working on one's biceps and triceps in Toulon? : TRAININGBRAS
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On the up and up : LEGIT
44
Soldier under Braxton Bragg, for short : REB
45
Female suffix : ENNE
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Org. with badges : BSA
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Country whose name means "he that strives with God" : ISRAEL
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[That's awful!] : BARF
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Quality that produces taste : SAPOR
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Stinging insect : REDANT
59
Cowardly end in Cannes? : YELLOWFIN
62
Innocent one : BABE
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Issue (from) : ARISE
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Tiara component : GEM
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It may contain traces of lead : ERASER
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Tony winner Schreiber : LIEV
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Less refined : CRASSER
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Like an infant's fingers, typically : PUDGY
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Matisse masterpiece : LADANSE
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Actress Bosworth : KATE
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Pathetic group : SADLOT
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The limbo, once : FAD
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Turkey's third-largest city : IZMIR
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John Maynard Keynes's alma mater : ETON
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Bordeaux bear cub? : ONEOFOURS
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Indians' shoes : CLEATS
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"Phooey!" : NERTS
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Fiji competitor : NAYA
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Cosa ___ : NOSTRA
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Nevada county : NYE
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Spy, at times : TAIL
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With 98-Down, "Mad Money" host : JIM
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First capital of Alaska : SITKA
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Online feline in Lyon? : INTERNETCHAT
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Who said "I owe the public nothing" : JPMORGAN
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Dead ringers? : NOOSES
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___ Inn : RAMADA
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Home of Gannon Univ. : ERIEPA
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Short-tailed weasel : STOAT
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Crib side part : SLAT
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First college frat to charter a chapter in all 50 states : SIGEP
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Environmental portmanteau : SMOG
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Nine to five, generally, in Grenoble? : OFFICETEMPS
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Certain work of subway art : MURAL
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Word with salad or roll : EGG
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Mauna ___ Observatory : LOA
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Surround with shrubbery : HEDGEIN
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Rocks for Jocks, most likely : EASYA
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Eleanor Roosevelt ___ Roosevelt : NEE
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Take a wrong turn : ERR
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"What's it gonna be?" : YESORNO
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What to wear : DRESS
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Healy who created the Three Stooges : TED
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QB Donovan : MCNABB
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Net guard : GOALIE
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Prizefighter in a Parisian novel? : ROMANGLADIATOR
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The Rams, on sports tickers : STL
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Expert at brewing oolong in Orléans? : THEARTIST
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Q.E.D. part : ERAT
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Mysterious Scottish figure, informally : NESSIE
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Many an "iCarly" fan : TWEEN
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Hasty flight : LAM
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Weakness : ANEMIA
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Layers of clouds : STRATI
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On TV, say : SEEN
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"Got a Hold ___" (1984 top 10 hit) : ONME
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"Lux" composer Brian : ENO
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Lost time? : DARKAGES
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Two-dimensional : PLANAR
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"De-e-eluxe!" : OOLALA
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Entourages : POSSES
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Indiana Jones venue : TOMB
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___ fixe : IDEE
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Comic Dave : ATTELL
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Ramjets, e.g. : ENGINES
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Populous area : URB
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Country music channel : TNN
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Paper size: Abbr. : LTR
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Some foam toys : NERFS
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Area close to home : INFIELD
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Put on the job again : REEMPLOY
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Large fern : BRACKEN
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Toothed : SERRATE
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58-Down 29-Across : AYE
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"Star Trek" villains : BORG
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Not present at : AWAYFROM
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Flaming : ABLAZE
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Overseeing of a Bayonne bakery? : PAINMANAGEMENT
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Issue for Michelle Obama : OBESITY
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R in a car : REVERSE
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Go-ahead : ASSENT
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Showed, as a seat : LEDTO
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Org. for big shots? : NRA
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Family nickname : GRANNIE
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That, to Tomás : ESO
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Tucson school, briefly : UOFA
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Eye surgeon's instrument : DILATOR
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Was concerned (with) : DEALT
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Cretin : ASS
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QB legend nicknamed "the Golden Arm" : UNITAS
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French-speaking country where illegal activity runs rampant? : CRIMEPAYS
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Elastic : STRETCHY
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It's more than a pinch: Abbr. : TSP
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Interview seg. : ANS
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What a photocopier light may indicate : JAM
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"American Idol" winner Allen : KRIS
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Relief for plantar fasciitis : INSOLE
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Against : NOTFOR
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Outside of walking distance, say : TOOFAR
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Actor Morales : ESAI
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See 91-Across : CRAMER
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Millinery item : HATPIN
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Operating system between Puma and Panther : JAGUAR
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Most distant point : APOGEE
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Rode hard : NAGGED
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Nickel-and-___ : DIMED
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E.P.A. issuances: Abbr. : STDS
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Kind of brick : LEGO
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The language Gàidhlig : ERSE
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Shoe width : EEE
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___-Seal (leather protector) : SNO
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___ Palmas, Spain : LAS

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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