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PUTTING ON HEIRS

New York Times, Sunday, December 10, 2006

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

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 142, Blocks: 74 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 118 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 1210 ( 20,851 )
Across
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Many applications : GELS
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Miss : GIRL
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Tudor queen, informally : BESS
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Rafting area : RAPIDS
19
Final, e.g. : EXAM
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To be played in unison : ADUE
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Horse ridden by Hotspur in "King Henry IV, Part I" : ROAN
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Shrewdness : ACUMEN
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Jazzy James : ETTA
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Breakdown on a Hyundai assembly line? : SONATASTANDSTILL
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Edit for TV, say : RECUT
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Birthplace of 41-Across: Abbr. : RUS
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Reason for a flood of calls to the police dept., maybe : UFO
31
"Wheel of Fortune" purchase : ANI
32
Rev. Jesse on Sundays? : JACKSONINTHEPULPIT
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___ florentine : ALA
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Author Bagnold : ENID
40
Till bill : TEN
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"Nemesis" novelist : ASIMOV
45
Stickers : BARBS
47
Old Roman's boast after a deer hunt? : VENISONVIDIVICI
52
Town north of Anaheim : BREA
53
Seat of Washoe County, Nev. : RENO
54
Runners at the corners, say, in baseball : TWOON
55
Chow : EATS
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Long in the tooth : AGED
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Go on stage : ENTER
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Bluish gray : SLATY
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"Oh, give ___ home …" : MEA
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Check for typos, e.g. : REREAD
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Some of Shakespeare's income? : SONNETPROFITS
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Astroturf alternative : GRASS
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Truss : TIE
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Popular vodka, informally : STOLI
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Newly mortared bricks and stones? : VIRGINMASONRY
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Decrees : UKASES
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With 74-Down, unanimity : ONE
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Grisham's "___ to Kill" : ATIME
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Obstruct : DAMUP
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Become unhinged : SNAP
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Words of confidence : ICAN
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Go ___ (start fighting) : TOWAR
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Person making unauthorized reports : MOLE
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Oscar-winning Irene : CARA
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November through April, to vacationers? : CARIBBEANSEASON
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World Series game : POKER
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Decorate with pointy figures : ENSTAR
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Unveil, in poetry : OPE
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Instance : CASE
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Mad staff: Abbr. : EDS
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One needed to bestow a blessing on a golf club? : PARSONFORTHECOURSE
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Leaves at a luau : LEI
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Mad., e.g. : AVE
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1950 World Cup host, with a stadium for 180,000+ people : RIO
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Musical with the song "N.Y.C." : ANNIE
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Advice to Claudius, in "Hamlet"? : WATCHYOURSTEPSON
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Memorable 2004 hurricane : IVAN
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Spoke in a poke? : OINKED
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Spoils : LOOT
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Dubai or Houston : PORT
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TV part : TELE
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Gets rid of : ERASES
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Big petrol seller : ESSO
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Chop ___ : SUEY
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Formerly, once : ERST
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"Is that a fact?!" : GEE
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Supersized : EXTRALARGE
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Phase of life before retirement : LATECAREER
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Buss : SMACK
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"Beauty and the Beast" role : GASTON
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Words said with a raised hand : IDO
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Reward for going home? : RUN
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Pick up : LEARN
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Most insolent : BRASHEST
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Volkswagen model : EOS
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Took notice : SATUP
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State of confusion : SNAFU
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Far out : RAD
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Coolers, for short : ACS
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Commonly accepted as such : PUTATIVE
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Comment after looking at one's cards : IMIN
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Submarine base? : DELI
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NBC inits. : SNL
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___-frutti : TUTTI
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Cambodia's Lon ___ : NOL
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Applications : USES
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N.B.A. legend Kareem Abdul-___ : JABBAR
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Oscar winner for "Separate Tables" : NIVEN
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Driver's lic., e.g. : IDENT
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Adequate, old-style : ENOW
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Tablet : PAD
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See 117-Down : ISI
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Home of El Nuevo Herald : MIAMI
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Wedding band, maybe : OCTET
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Travel items : VISAS
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Dishonest sort : BADEGG
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Rejections : NOES
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Jet part : NOSE
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Battery number : VOLTS
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Out of place : INAPT
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Pharaoh, for one : REDANT
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___-Rooter : ROTO
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Company on the move : TROUPE
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Yellow ball : YOLK
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"Di quella pira," e.g. : ARIA
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Palindromic writer : NIN
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Eggheady sort : NERD
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Flop : FIASCO
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Hit hard : SMITE
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Where "yes" is "ioe," pronounced in three syllables : SAMOA
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See 83-Across : VOICE
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Like the emperor Atahualpa : INCAN
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Backs : REARS
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Like baseball covers : SEWN
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Thanksgiving dishes : YAMS
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It starts in Yellowstone National Park : SNAKERIVER
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Barrel-shaped marine mammals : EAREDSEALS
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Meager : SPARSE
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Sponge : MOOCH
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Long bones : ULNAE
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Splits hairs : NITPICKS
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On and after : ASOF
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Be under, as an officer : REPORTTO
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Ewe said it : BAA
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Cold response? : BRR
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High point : AERIE
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V.I.P.'s opposite : PEON
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Meager : SCANTY
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Africa's ___ Tomé : SAO
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Future seed : OVULE
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___ Circus (ancient Roman arena) : NEROS
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Big name in trading cards : TOPPS
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Put together : UNITE
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Hidey-hole : LAIR
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10,900-foot European peak : ETNA
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With 37-Down, popular book on grammar : WOE
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Laugh syllable : HEE
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Tailback's stat: Abbr. : YDS
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Call for help : SOS
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Symbol of worthlessness : SOU
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It's found in seams : ORE
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Celtic rival : NET

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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