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TURIN THE COUNTRY

New York Times, Sunday, December 12, 1999

Like Iran's government before the Ayatollah

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 70 Missing: {JKQV} This is puzzle # 86 for Mr. Silvestri.
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© 1999, The New York Times12/12/99 ( No. 18,296 )
Across
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Eagle org. : BSA
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Chuck alternative : CHAS
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Whiplike? : SMART
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Surly : GRUFF
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Make fun of : RAG
19
Truck stop entree : HASH
20
"___ Was a Lady" (1932 song) : EADIE
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Go back to the drawing board : REPLAN
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What an Italian wheeler-dealer wants? : APISATHEACTION
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Completely : INTOTO
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Instruments used by the Beatles : SITARS
28
Popeye's rival : BLUTO
29
Snappy comebacks : RETORTS
30
1954-77 alliance : SEATO
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Highest point in Italy? : NAPLESULTRA
34
Shoe specification : EEE
35
Passionate : INTENSE
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Shakespearean prince : HAL
38
Dumfries denial : NAE
39
1974 title role for Dustin Hoffman : LENNY
41
When Georges burns : ETE
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Golden Horde member : TATAR
44
"___ bien" : MUY
45
Midwest Indian : SAC
46
Barton and Bow : CLARAS
48
Filled Indian pastry : SAMOSA
51
Do boring work : REAM
54
Outfit : ACCOUTER
57
Wedding wear : TUX
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Like some terminals: Abbr. : POS
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One of the Simpsons : LISA
60
Off the street : GARAGED
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Sorry sinner : PENITENT
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Baton Rouge sch. : LSU
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Kitchen gadget : GRATER
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1984 Jeff Bridges film : STARMAN
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Sea off Sicily : IONIAN
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It's charged : ION
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Peter Jennings or Shania Twain, by birth : ONTARIAN
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Neanderthal man, for one : HOMINID
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Exile site of 1814 : ELBA
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Scratch the surface of : MAR
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Atlas abbr. : ISL
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With the mouth wide open : GAPINGLY
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Parliament prize : SEAT
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E'erlasting : ETERNE
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Dress down : BERATE
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Staff associate? : ROD
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Dress fancily, with "out" : TOG
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Distinguished : GREAT
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Diploma word : CUM
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Billiard table cloth : BAIZE
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"___ time" : ITS
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Cutesy add-on : POO
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Fifties revival group : SHANANA
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Some sports score notations : OTS
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Italy's leading auto manufacturer? : GENOAMOTORS
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Part of a joint : TENON
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Presided over : CHAIRED
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On the double : APACE
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Hit the road : BEATIT
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At the tail : CAUDAL
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No particular place in Italy? : ENNAWHEREATALL
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Make hard to read : ENCODE
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Shearer of "The Red Shoes" : MOIRA
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G.P.A. spoilers : DEES
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Athletic supporter? : TEE
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Struck out : DELED
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Gray : SLATY
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Bygone era : YORE
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Job listings, e.g. : ADS
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Number two wood : BRASSIE
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Full of wisdom : SAPIENT
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Provoke : AGITATE
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Styx ferryman : CHARON
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Millinery : HATS
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Olive kin : ASH
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Yemen, in biblical times : SHEBA
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Like Iran's government before the Ayatollah : SECULAR
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Barbie's maker : MATTEL
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"Later" : ADIOS
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Carnival locale : RIO
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Jack's inferior : TEN
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One of the L.A. Rams' Fearsome Foursome : GRIER
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Lake cabins, often : RENTALS
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As far as : UPTO
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Top and bottom of an Italian room? : FLORENCEILING
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Make stout : FATTEN
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Hardly unconcerned: Var. : NOSEY
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Stuff : SATE
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AAA : ALPHAS
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A.A.A. suggestion : RTE
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Closed in on : NEARED
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One in numismatics : UNUM
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Expose : LAYOPEN
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Accommodations on an Italian ship? : STATEROME
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British blueblood : EARL
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Feather bed? : TAR
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Greatest possible : MAXIMAL
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Checked item : COAT
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Bob's cousin : LUGE
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Daily occurrence : SUNRISE
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Tom, to the piper : SON
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Italian medical man? : ASTIOPATH
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Pounce upon : ASSAIL
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___ Thursday : MAUNDY
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Big 12 team nickname : AGGIES
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King of music : CAROLE
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Italian Thanksgiving serving? : CRANBARISAUCE
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Lachrymal : TEARING
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K-12 grp. : PTA
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Browning work? : TAN
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Fugue feature : STRETTO
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Fail to mention : OMIT
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Opening time, maybe : NINE
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N.B.A. Hall-of-Famer Holman : NAT
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Hound : HARASS
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The gamut : ATOZ
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Thou : GEE
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Parks of civil rights fame : ROSA
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Pin : BROOCH
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Lower in quality : DEGRADE
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Escaped : GOTAWAY
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Choral composition : CANTATA
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Squeaky, maybe : UNOILED
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Symbols of authority : MANTLES
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Bowling game : BOCCE
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Within reach : ATHAND
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Like Bach's "Magnificat" : IND
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Warhol works : POPART
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Army command : ATEASE
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Spruce : NEAT
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Joined a conger line? : EELED
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The Beatles inspired it : MANIA
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Full of cattails : REEDY
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Object of devotion : IDOL
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Cold draft : BEER
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North Sea feeder : EMS
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Name in Cambodian history : NOL
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Old Olds : REO

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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