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SOMETIMES A GREAT NOTION

New York Times, Sunday, December 13, 2009

Author:
Mike Shenk
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mike Shenk

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 72 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Shenk. NYT links: Across Lite
Notepad: The words in the shaded spaces will spell a quotation from Linus Pauling.
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 1213 ( 21,950 )
Across
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Intrinsically : ATHEART
8
Purple-flowering tree : PAPAW
13
Intensify : DEEPEN
19
Rows of buttons : TOOLBARS
21
Superior group : ELITE
22
___ Nehru Gandhi : INDIRA
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Setting setting : TABLETOP
24
"That's patently ridiculous!" : DONTBESTUPID
26
The Beatles' "___ Loser" : IMA
27
He played Dr. Kildare in 1930s-'40s films : LEWAYRES
29
Apartment manager, familiarly : SUPE
30
Leviathan's home : SEA
31
Atkins diet no-no : CARB
33
Artoo-___ : DETOO
34
TV networks, e.g. : AIRERS
36
Caper : ANTIC
38
Cariou of Broadway's "Sweeney Todd" : LEN
39
Victim of Achilles : HECTOR
41
Muppet with a goldfish named Dorothy : ELMO
45
Swabbies : TARS
47
Remote possibility? : CABLE
48
Kind of butterfly : SOCIAL
50
Giovanni of "Lost in Translation" : RIBISI
53
It borders the Brooklyn Botanic Garden : FLATBUSHAVENUE
56
Unstressed : ATONIC
57
Olive in the funny pages : OYL
58
Wishful thinker of story : ALADDIN
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Band with the 1998 #1 hit "Iris" : GOOGOODOLLS
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Set the price at : ASK
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Where a flock flocks : LEA
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300-cubit-long craft : ARK
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Activity for good-looking people? : HIDEANDSEEK
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Femur terminus : HIP
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Carol contraction : TIS
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Muttonhead : ASS
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Rich blue stone : LAPISLAZULI
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Hold back : STINTON
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Carry the day : WIN
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Easily identifiable : ICONIC
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All out : WITHAVENGEANCE
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Birthplace of Jules Verne : NANTES
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White Rabbit's lament : IMLATE
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Spring site : OASIS
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Piddling : MERE
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College freshman, usually : TEEN
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Turned informer : RATTED
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Night "The Wild Wild West" was shown in 1960s TV: Abbr. : FRI
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Pulitzer category : DRAMA
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Seeks water, in a way : DOWSES
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Related groups : CLANS
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Dry cleaner's challenge : SPOT
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Sculpting medium : ICE
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Junket : TRIP
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Western accessories : BOLOTIES
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Wrecking ball alternative : TNT
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Cause of Irish emigration in the 1840s-'50s : POTATOFAMINE
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Churlish : IMPOLITE
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Dish often served folded over : OMELET
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Mouth feature : DELTA
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Is around longer than : OUTLIVES
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Yen : DESIRE
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Business that makes the cut? : SALON
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Frequent Security Council topic : MIDEAST
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Region of Greece containing the capital : ATTICA
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Without exception : TOAMAN
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Tasmania's capital : HOBART
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Perpendicular wing : ELL
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Early shepherd : ABEL
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Like bonds and movies : RATED
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Helps in planting : TROWELS
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Director Almodóvar : PEDRO
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Sunscreen additive : ALOE
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They may be bowled over : PINS
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Brief writer, in brief : ATT
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Net assets? : WEBSITES
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Riot police goal : DISPERSAL
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Key in : ENTER
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Part of a dean's address : EDU
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Deck spots : PIPS
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Niagara River's source : ERIE
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Squat : NADA
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Sudden rush : SPATE
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100 cents : EURO
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Over there : YON
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Heavily satirical : BITING
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"Because Freedom Can't Protect Itself" org. : ACLU
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Break off : SECEDE
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Digital watch brand : CASIO
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Skimmer, e.g. : HAT
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Lose intensity : EBB
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She won her Best Supporting Actress Oscar for playing a man : LINDAHUNT
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Haleakala National Park setting : MAUI
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Author Robert ___ Butler : OLEN
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Big name in copiers : RICOH
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Lily variety : CALLA
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Amphitheater shape : OVAL
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Ravi Shankar performance : RAGA
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"Believe ___ Not!" : ITOR
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Spine feature : BOOKTITLE
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Nutritionists' topics : FOODS
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Actor Waggoner and others : LYLES
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Codlike fishes : HAKES
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Lane in Hollywood : DIANE
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Long-running NBC show, for short : SNL
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Meat-stock jelly : ASPIC
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The Pont Neuf spans it : SEINE
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Begins : DAWNS
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"In & Out" star, 1997 : KLINE
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Netman Nastase : ILIE
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Snaps : PICS
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Under control : INHAND
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"Now!" : STAT
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Have ___ up one's sleeve : ACARD
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Members of some city commissions : ZONERS
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"M*A*S*H" co-star : SWIT
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Proctor's call : TIME
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Replaced, on a hard drive : OVERWROTE
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List holders : NOTEPADS
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G-men's weapons : GATS
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Jargon ender : ESE
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Support : AID
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Low point : MINIMUM
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"Like that'll ever happen!" : ASIF
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Sitcom waitress : FLO
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Numerical comparison : RATIO
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I.B.M. computer of the 1990s : APTIVA
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Peaks, to Pedro : MONTES
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Bear witness : ATTEST
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Web-footed mammal : OTTER
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All washed up? : CLEAN
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Three more than quadri- : SEPTI
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It can carry a tune : IPOD
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Turn up : COME
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Busy times on the French Riviera : ETES
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Platypus part : BILL
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Aboard : ONTO
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Cry accompanied by a gavel rap : SOLD
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2001 biopic : ALI
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___ culpa : MEA
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Creative story : LIE

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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