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Theme: To Make A Long Story Short

New York Times, Sunday, December 1, 1996

Author:
D. J. Kahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David J. Kahn

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 80 Missing: {QZ} Spans: 7 This is puzzle # 22 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 1201 ( 17,190 )
Across
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"The Cape Cod Lighter" writer : OHARA
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Speak abusively to : JAWAT
11
Swear words : OATH
15
Hunt assemblage : MEET
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Like a shoe : SOLED
20
Add ___ of salt : ADASH
21
Cicatrix : SCAR
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Classic New Yorker cartoonist : ARNO
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The God, literally : ALLAH
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Undeliverable piece of mail : NIXIE
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Toaster, e.g. : CELEBRANT
27
Crystal-lined stone : GEODE
28
Ample shoe width : EEE
29
Precious one : PEARL
31
Progeny : ISSUE
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With 39- and 54-Across, the beginning of the story : EDWARDTUDORAROYALHEIR
36
Javits Center designer : PEI
37
Dark grayish green : FIR
38
Dolt : LUNK
39
See 32-Across : MEETSTOMCANTYAPOORLAD
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Takes too much, briefly : ODS
51
Chinese truth : TAO
52
Lloyd Webber musical role : CHE
53
Code word for "K" : KILO
54
See 32-Across : BYCHANCETHEYSWAPROLES
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Take care of : SEETO
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Start for bees or breeze : SEA
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Noted Expos name : ALOU
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Put away : ICE
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Dental mold : STENT
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S.A.T. subj. : ENG
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Flash : GLINT
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Insult, slangily : DIS
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Bangkok teacher, on Broadway : ANNA
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Anonymous one : DOE
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Literature Nobelist Pirandello : LUIGI
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With 94- and 106-Across, the end of the story : EDWARDWITHTOMSSUPPORT
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Panache : ELAN
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"I told you so!" : HAH
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Harris of "thirty-something" : MEL
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Fluffy scarf : BOA
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See 83-Across : REGAINSRULEBYLOCATING
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Newton of the N.F.L. : NATE
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"O Henry, ___ thine eyes!": Shak. : OPE
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Put ___ show : ONA
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See 83-Across : THEGREATSEALOFENGLAND
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Tidal flood : EAGRE
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Island near Quemoy : MATSU
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Louis who said "L'etat c'est moi" : XIV
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North of Virginia : OLLIE
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Heating conduit : STEAMPIPE
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Early pamphleteer : PAINE
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Rope with a loop : RIATA
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Say "z" imperfectly : LISP
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Ready for service : ONEA
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Church V.I.P. : ELDER
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Flower with a showy head : ASTER
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Pot builder? : ANTE
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1985 Cher film : MASK
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Baby Moses was hidden among them : REEDS
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Author Hite : SHERE
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Midwest tribe : OSAGE
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Used an awl : HOLED
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Grant : ALLOW
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Make suitable again : READAPT
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Holds fast : ADHERES
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Best-selling 1993 pop album : JANET
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"Bye" : ADIEU
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Simonized : WAXED
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"Do ___ say..." : ASI
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Mark Twain novel whose plot is encapsulated in this puzzle : THEPRINCEANDTHEPAUPER
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Hollywood statue : OSCAR
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Barbados cherry : ACEROLA
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Count, as votes : TALLYUP
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It ended in 1806: Abbr. : HRE
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Problematic construction site : MARSH
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Clear : ERASE
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Boredom : ENNUI
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Shopper, often : TOTER
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Silvers sarge : BILKO
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Like some humor : EARTHY
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Radio code sound : DIT
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___ piece (consistent) : OFA
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Doce meses, en Espana : ANO
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Dangerous group : MOB
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Popular ice cream brand : EDYS
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Suffix meaning "to become" : ESCE
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Stock page heading : OTC
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W. C. co-star : MAE
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Foldable items : COTS
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"It's O.K. with me" : YES
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Old studio : RKO
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Carnival girl, in the movies : LILI
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Actor McCowen : ALEC
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Shot : DOSE
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Males : HES
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___ of roses : ATTAR
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Very much : NOEND
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Part of a bray : HEE
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Card : WAG
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Whole : ALL
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W.W. I soldier : POILU
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Increase : RUNUP
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Wind dir. : NNW
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Mai ___ : TAI
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Sentimentality : GOO
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Stockbroker's offering : TIP
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A couple of bucks? : DEER
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Not occupied : IDLE
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Valuables : SWAG
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Lucci's elusive prize : EMMY
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Mongolian desert : GOBI
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Smooth : IRON
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Literary olio : ANA
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Calendar abbr. : THU
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Overhead figures? : HALOES
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Flandre flavoring : SEL
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Pavement caution : SLO
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ID of a sort : TAG
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Like some court proceedings : INREM
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Scotch refusal : NAE
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Marathoner's need : STAMINA
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Shoots over : RETAPES
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___ canto : BEL
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Persuade by trickery : CON
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Some sweaters : ANGORAS
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Somewhat high : TALLISH
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Electronics pioneer Nikola : TESLA
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Toss one's ___ the ring : HATIN
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Get rid of : EGEST
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Kool-Aid flavor : GRAPE
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Hearty dinner entree : STEAK
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Zinc ___ : OXIDE
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Penalized : FINED
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Diamond middleman? : EVERS
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Winged : ALATE
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Potassium compound : NITER
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"The Wreck of the Mary ___" : DEARE
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Spitz-type dog : POM
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Bath beverage : ALE

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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