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IT'S PUZZLIN'

New York Times, Sunday, November 9, 2003

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 72 Missing: {J} This is puzzle # 56 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 1109 ( 19,724 )
Across
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With a good chance of success : ONICE
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One with class? : PROF
10
Public works project : DAM
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Sour : ACERB
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Arc lamp gas : XENON
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Museum piece : RELIC
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"Deliver Us From ___" (2003 romantic comedy) : EVA
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Devotee : LOVER
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What Commissioner Gordon is always findin' at Gotham City crime scenes? : BATMANANDROBBIN
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Orange container : CRATE
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Oxford's ___ Miss : OLE
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Deal (out) : METE
29
Problem that grandma had after usin' poorly-made jars? : LOOSECANNIN
31
Friendly greetin' from Fido? : WELCOMEWAGGIN
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Put on the page : TYPESET
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Harmonia's father : ARES
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Clear the slate : ERASE
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Applesauce : ROT
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Islands belonging to Portugal : AZORES
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Turkey ___ : TROT
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Removes, as excess water : DRAINSOFF
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What the security officer was doin' in womenswear? : GUARDINHOSE
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Good at one's job : ABLE
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___ jacket : MAO
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Wearer of pointy-toed shoes : ELF
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O'Casey and O'Kelly : SEANS
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Long talk : SPIEL
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Form-fitting : SNUG
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Writer Sontag : SUSAN
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Bygone carrier : TWA
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Fittin' nickname for Richard III? : THELYINKING
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Hunks : WADS
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Expend : USEUP
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Acting up : ACHY
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Major part of sumo wrestlin'? : BELLYBUTTIN
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Writer : PEN
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Liberal, slangily : LEFTY
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Price tag qualifier : ASIS
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Liable to snap : CROSS
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Percolate : LEACH
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Lionel Richie's "You ___" : ARE
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Smash into : RAM
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Partly melted : SOFT
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What power lines near cornfields might be doin'? : CARRYINCROW
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Like some fruit bats : TUBENOSED
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Per : APOP
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Gets better at : LEARNS
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Cut : LOP
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Mideast capital : AMMAN
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Wood cutters : SAWS
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Danced wildly : CAPERED
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Workin' a bit too zealously as a theater usher? : SEIZINTICKETS
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Opposite of White playin' chess patiently? : BLACKRUSHIN
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Mark's replacement : EURO
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Sprawl : LIE
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Choice : ELITE
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Realm with constantly changin' borders? : THEROAMINEMPIRE
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Star representing the Hunter's foot : RIGEL
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One with an antenna : CAR
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Process, as ore : SMELT
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Spread down? : EIDER
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Trail mix tidbits : SEEDS
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C.O.'s hangouts : HQS
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Buds : PALS
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Marsh growth : REEDS
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Curving lake's shape : OXBOW
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Writer Zora ___ Hurston : NEALE
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Big name in chips : INTEL
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URL ending : COM
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In love : ENAMORED
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Talks twaddle : PRATES
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Begin again : RENEW
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Not cutting-edge : OLD
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Cone site : FIR
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Like fillets : DEBONED
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Enterprise rival : AVIS
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"Olympia" painter : MANET
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St. Valentine's Day Massacre organizer : ALCAPONE
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Dixieland horns : CORNETS
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Olympic swimmer Janet : EVANS
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Take another bow? : RETIE
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___ Scowcroft, former presidential adviser : BRENT
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University in Hamilton, N.Y. : COLGATE
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2002's "Star Trek: ___" : NEMESIS
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___ de Boulogne : BOIS
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Russians write in it : CYRILLIC
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Baker v. ___, 1962 Supreme Court case : CARR
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They go up and down : AERONAUTS
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Flagrant : GROSS
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Quite a while : AGES
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Bantu language : ZULU
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Daily trippers? : OAFS
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Loosen : THAW
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Barroom foot rest : RAIL
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Suspended state: Var. : ABEYANCY
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Present opener? : OMNI
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Forest flautist : FAUN
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Verne hero : FOGG
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Goes site-seeing? : NETSURFS
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Wu ___ (martial art) : SHU
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Deli slice : PEPPERONI
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Hebridean island : SKYE
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Hole-making tools : AWLS
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Thumbs-down : NAY
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Sawbuck : TEN
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Senators' grp. : NHL
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Infamous 1971 air pirate : DBCOOPER
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___ boom bah : SIS
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TV cartoon boy : BART
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Jacob tricked him : ESAU
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Bird perch : LIMB
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Carry-on : TOTE
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1994 Costner role : EARP
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Jamie of "M*A*S*H" : FARR
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1980's arcade game : TRON
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Certain evergreens : YEWS
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Two-mile-high capital : LAPAZ
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Satirist Belloc : HILAIRE
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U-shaped devices : SNORKELS
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El ___ (Chevy vehicles) : CAMINOS
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Unfamiliar face : NEWCOMER
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Brewer's need : CASK
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Not appointed : ELECTED
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Speed demons : DASHERS
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Israeli P.M., 1969-74 : MEIR
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Double takes? : STUNTS
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Traveling speakers : CBERS
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"Kate & ___" : ALLIE
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Negro Leagues legend : PAIGE
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Word before oven or cupboard : DUTCH
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Kidman's "Dead Calm" co-star : NEILL
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Pass over : ELIDE
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Bushed : TIRED
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Advisers of old : SEERS
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Center of L.A. : SHAQ
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Stage equipment : AMP
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___ culpa : MEA
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Slapstick prop : PIE

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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