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NAME THAT PHRASE

New York Times, Sunday, December 14, 2008

Author:
Trip Payne
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Trip Payne

This puzzle:

Rows: 23, Columns: 23 Words: 170, Blocks: 90 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 36 for Mr. Payne. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 1214 ( 21,586 )
Across
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Small amount of power : WATT
5
Where opposite sides meet : DEBATE
11
Fireplace tool : TONGS
16
Be bold enough : DARE
20
Eponym of a North Carolina "-ville" : ASHE
21
Skeptical response : DREAMON
22
Use TurboTax, perhaps : EFILE
23
Particular : ITEM
24
Mother of Cronus : GAEA
25
Like Rudner's audiences after a good joke? : ROLLINGINTHEAISLES
28
"Stormy" seabird : PETREL
30
Zool. or ecol. : SCI
31
Drama that uses masks : NOH
32
Supremely macho : ALLMAN
33
Treat for Damone? : VANILLAICECREAM
37
Northern star? : SANTA
39
Drool catchers : BIBS
40
Volkswagen coupe convertible : EOS
41
Runners may round them : BASES
42
Like fries, typically : SALTED
43
Sunlit ledge : SILL
44
Google search result : URL
45
Delhi-to-Madras dir. : SSE
47
Author Dinesen : ISAK
49
Exist : ARE
50
Attack vigorously : WADEIN
52
Where Paul stays when performing in New York? : LOWEREASTSIDE
58
Carol ending? : INE
59
Hindu honorific : SRI
61
Once known as : NEE
62
"Heroes" actress Larter : ALI
63
It's said for stress : IREPEAT
67
Chewed out : SCATHED
69
Comes in dramatically, like West? : MAKESANENTRANCE
72
Baghdad's ___ City : SADR
73
More furtive : SLIER
75
Threshold : VERGE
76
Needing air freshener : MUSTY
77
Better-suited : APTER
79
Funny frame : CEL
80
Largest U.S. movie theater chain : REGAL
83
"___ Millions" (Eugene O'Neill play) : MARCO
86
The rite place? : ALTAR
89
Black, in a way : SOOTY
91
"The Neverending Story" author : ENDE
95
McAn's favorite novel? : THEHOUSEOFMIRTH
99
Astronomical collision results : CRATERS
101
Tyrrhenian Sea port : SALERNO
102
Dict. tag on "tzar" : VAR
103
It may be radical : ION
104
Duped : HAD
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Op. ___ : CIT
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Odds of Alda winning an Oscar? : ASLIKELYASNOT
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Take on : TACKLE
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Piece of software, for short : APP
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Patron saint of goldsmiths : ELOI
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Sign of a champ : VEE
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Unwrap, in verse : OPE
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Sound : HALE
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Knave : VARLET
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___ a customer : ONETO
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Gilbert and Sullivan princess : IDA
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Tinnitus causes : DINS
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Kiss on the cheek, perhaps : GREET
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Putting in a row, like Sampras's rackets? : PLACINGENDTOEND
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More affordable : ONSALE
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Conductance unit : MHO
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Suffix with fail : URE
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Person of learning : SAVANT
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Court case where Ripken is one of many plaintiffs? : CLASSACTIONLAWSUIT
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Trickle : SEEP
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___ tape : DEMO
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Don't fold or call : RAISE
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Banishes to Elba, e.g. : ENISLES
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Light brown : ECRU
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Spotted : SEEN
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Nautical measure : KNOTS
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Recipients : DONEES
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Having similar genetics : AKIN
Down
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Boxer's approval : WAG
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"Quickly," quickly : ASAP
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Horror film enjoyed by Turner? : THEEVILDEAD
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It holds a service : TEATABLE
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More whimsical : DROLLER
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Fish with toxic blood : EEL
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Trees with soft wood : BALSAS
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___ curiae (friends of the court) : AMICI
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Mixer : TONIC
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Official lang. of Mauritius : ENG
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Roy Orbison and Marvin Gaye, e.g. : TENORS
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Musical that inspired Redding? : OFTHEEISING
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Agcy. with the Office of Disease Prevention : NIH
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Scintillate : GLEAM
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It's on the back of the $1 bill : SEAL
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Bleak : DISMAL
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Home of the world's largest aquarium : ATLANTA
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What a stamped hand may allow you to do : REENTER
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Typography units : EMS
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Cologne trio : DREI
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Viracocha worshiper : INCA
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Rick's love, in film : ILSA
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Bedside workers, often: Abbr. : RNS
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Relax : LOLL
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Hairstylist José : EBER
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P.D.A. part: Abbr. : ASST
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Humorist George : ADE
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Woman in "Othello" : BIANCA
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Sidestep : SKIRT
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Cheese with eyes : SWISS
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Turmoil : UNREST
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Say "#@%!" : SWEAR
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Try to unearth : SEEK
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Spelling clarification : ASIN
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-like, alternatively : ISH
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"Take a Chance ___" (Abba song) : ONME
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Tripod, sometimes : EASEL
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Banned chemical : ALAR
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Skin layer : DERMA
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Shoulder frill : EPAULET
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Going nowhere : IDLE
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Half 19-Down : ENS
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Fill in (for) : ACT
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"The Daughter of Time" author : TEY
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Choking spot : TRACHEA
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"... if ___ saw one!" : EVERI
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Tulip chair designer Saarinen : EERO
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"Dies ___" : IRAE
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Standard partner : POORS
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Accord rival : CAMRY
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Clearly impress : ETCH
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Take turns? : GYRATE
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Parts of a range: Abbr. : MTS
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"The light has dawned!" : AHA
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Seminary subj. : REL
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Flower typically given to Neeson? : LOVEINAMIST
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Brand of nonstick cookware : TFAL
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"W." director : STONE
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"This can't be!" : OHNO
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How Goldin and her rivals finish in photography competitions? : NECKANDNECK
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Boring things : DRILLS
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Cosmetics magnate Lauder : ESTEE
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Available, in a way : UNLET
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Dirty : SOIL
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Levitate : RISE
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Mathematician Lovelace : ADA
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The Gang's leader : KOOL
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___ lady : AVON
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Sarah Palin's husband : TODD
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Taiwan's setting : CHINASEA
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Mean: Abbr. : AVG
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One just out : PAROLEE
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Georgia or Virginia, e.g. : PRENAME
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Dupes : PATSIES
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Teacher's teaching : LESSON
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Airport monitor info, for short : ETAS
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Comes back the same : ECHOES
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Common noun ending : TION
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Really existing : INESSE
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Part of R&D: Abbr. : DEV
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State tree of Texas : PECAN
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Organic fertilizer : GUANO
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Physicist Schrödinger : ERWIN
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Trotter fodder : OATS
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Brownish songbird : LARK
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Actress Polo : TERI
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Contents of jewel cases : CDS
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Uncle, in Uruguay : TIO
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Played a heart, say : LED
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Little: Suffix : ULE
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86-Across, e.g. : PUN

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

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