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SPACE TRAVEL

New York Times, Sunday, December 1, 2002

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

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 142, Blocks: 76 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 88 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 1201 ( 19,381 )
Across
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Belittle, as yo' mama : DIS
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One who might slip one past you : ACER
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Crane : HOIST
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See 123-Across : VENUS
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Guess: Abbr. : EST
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Without equal : ALONE
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Big fan of Dr. Phil : OPRAH
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"Maria ___" (1963 hit) : ELENA
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Nest-egg builder, for short : IRA
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Guinness orders : PINTS
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View from Geneva : RHONE
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Do tune-up work : REOIL
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Clue for 29-Across : GARMENTOPENINGS
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Step 7 of the journey : VENTS
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One using crystals medically, say : NEWAGER
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Settled : OVER
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Vacation souvenir : TEE
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Vacation locale, with "the" : SEA
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Bohemian, e.g. : SLAV
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Didn't rent : OWNED
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Remedies : HEALS
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Like some muscles : RIPPLED
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Step 6 of the journey : CENTS
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Semi conductor? : CBER
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Fight down 'n' dirty : RASSLE
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Calendar abbr. : SEP
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Lurk : HIDE
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Mince words? : PARSE
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Thesaurus abbr. : ADV
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Chemical suffix : ENE
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Carvey and Delany : DANAS
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They have strings attached : SPINETS
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Soft & ___ (Gillette product) : DRI
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Brief phrase : INRE
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Step 5 of the journey : CERTS
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Remove viscid material from : UNTAR
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Canvas cover : OILPAINT
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Chiang ___-shek : KAI
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Workplace watchdog's concern : ASBESTOS
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Get past : ELUDE
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Step 4 of the journey : CARTS
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Tracks : DOGS
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Mtn. statistic : HGT
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Lab assignment, maybe : DNATEST
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Actress Watts : NAOMI
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Butterfingers : OAF
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___ culpa : MEA
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Condos, e.g. : UNITS
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One may be square : ROOT
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"Wheel of Fortune" request : ANI
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Emotional : MOVING
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Suspect's byword : DENY
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Step 3 of the journey : DARTS
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Set about : ENTERON
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Octave, e.g. : RANGE
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"The Temptation of St. Anthony" artist : BOSCH
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"___ job" : ITSA
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Medical suffix : OMA
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Rhineland spa : EMS
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Cat calls : MEWS
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Passenger vehicle on tracks : RAILBUS
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Step 2 of the journey : DARTH
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Clue for 74-Across : VEHICLESONFARMS
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E. M. Forster subject : INDIA
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Smart one : ALECK
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Red-spotted creatures : NEWTS
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Got into a stew? : ATE
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Three-time 1950's N.F.L. champs : LIONS
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Olds model : ALERO
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W.W. II conference site : CAIRO
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Web site address ending : NET
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Start of a journey ending at 13-Across (changing one letter at a time) : EARTH
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Inveigled : LEDON
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Valle del Bove locale : ETNA
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Surg. gen. and others : DRS
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Thinks fit : DEIGNS
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Where Mount Tabor is : ISRAEL
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Clue for 109-Across : STARWARSVILLAIN
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Dress design : ALINE
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Jurisdiction : CONTROL
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Within: Prefix : ENTO
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Got back (to) : RESPONDED
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With 97-Down, bird of prey : HORNED
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Biblical land of wealth : OPHIR
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Steam ___ : IRON
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Named names : SANG
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America, familiarly : THESTATES
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Panaches : VERVES
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Robt. ___ : ELEE
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Some signs : NEONS
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Gang up : UNITE
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Mouth burner, maybe : SALSA
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Take down ___ : APEG
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Song thrush : MAVIS
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Start of something big : EVE
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2002 British Open champ : ELS
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Bentley of "American Beauty" : WES
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Bank job : HEIST
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Upshot : END
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Seven nymphs of Greek myth : PLEIADES
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Clue for 43-Across : PENNIES
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Charm and more : CHARISMA
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Isn't level : CANTS
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Clue for 64-Across : BREATHMINTBRAND
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Ovary secretion : ESTROGEN
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Matter in court : RES
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"Hair" co-writer James : RADO
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National Book Award-winning poet ___ Rich : ADRIENNE
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Hoarders : PACKRATS
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Wishes, sufferingly : PINESFOR
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Directional suffix : ERN
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Swell : NEATO
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Clue for 92-Across : PUBGAME
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List ender : ETC
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Sorry : SAD
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It may fit the mold : PUTTY
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___ Canals : SOO
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Kind of beetle : STAG
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Make ___ of (record) : ANOTE
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Washout : DUD
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Historic region divided in 1994 : TRANSVAAL
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Basically : INESSENCE
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Web site address ending : ORG
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Part of some co. names : INC
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Doer's cry : VOILA
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Obstruction : DAM
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Add at the last minute : THROWIN
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Unoriginal work : REHASH
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Tempt : BECKON
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See 8-Down : OWL
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Fort in 1861 news : SUMTER
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Bonds and others : ASSETS
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"Swan Lake" role : ODILE
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Wildness : MANIA
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Fervency : ARDOR
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Smaller than small : MICRO
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Bony cavities, anatomically : ANTRA
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In case it's true : IFSO
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Windshield option : TINT
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"Legally Blonde" girl : ELLE
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Attention : HEED
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Headquarters : SEAT

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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