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New York Times, Sunday, December 16, 2001

The Admiral Benbow ___ ("Treasure Island" locale)

Author:
Fred Piscop
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Fred Piscop

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 119 for Mr. Piscop.
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© 2001, The New York Times12/16/01 ( No. 19,031 )
Across
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Second-rate : LESSER
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White rat, e.g. : ALBINO
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Donut, mathematically : TOROID
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Showy shrub : AZALEA
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Enter, as data : READIN
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Up for grabs : UNOWNED
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Screwball actress? : VERONICAFLAKE
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Science of programmable machines : ROBOTRY
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Burlesque bit : SKIT
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It's outstanding : DEBT
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Passport producer : HONDA
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Twisty turns : ESSES
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Checks out carefully : CASES
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Turners of blind eyes : CONDONERS
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Big Indian : RAJAH
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Cousin of "Rah!" : OLE
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Schiller work adapted by Beethoven : ODETOJOY
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Ovid opus : AMORES
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Lock : TRESS
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French illustrator Gustave : DORE
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Not shut, to Shelley : OPE
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"Phooey!" : BAH
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Per : APIECE
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"Suppose ..." : WHATIF
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Biddy : HEN
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The Admiral Benbow ___ ("Treasure Island" locale) : INN
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Actress on parole? : DONNAFREED
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Animals with twisted horns : ELANDS
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"Two Years Before the Mast" writer : DANA
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3:1, e.g. : ODDS
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"Family Ties" mother : ELYSE
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This puzzle's surplus : EFFS
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Farsi speaker : IRANI
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Colorless gas with a pungent odor, for short : HCL
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Nuremberg trial defendant : SPEER
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Spotted : SEEN
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Words following "often" : ASNOT
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Prefix with -hedron : OCTA
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Part of an oil lamp : WICK
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Pablum eater : INFANT
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Cross-dressing comedian? : CHRISFROCK
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Prefix with -hedron : TRI
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Place for bateaux : MER
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Extras : FRILLS
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Nationalists' capital : TAIPEI
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Feline, to Tweety : TAT
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Clark's "Mogambo" co-star : AVA
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Make more potent : LACE
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Winter Palace figures : TSARS
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Blessing elicitor : SNEEZE
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Gloomy Gus : NAYSAYER
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Quotable one : WIT
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Shipping weights : TARES
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None the worse for wear, emotionally : UNSCARRED
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"Full House" star : SAGET
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Ladybug's prey : APHID
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Romance novelist Georgette : HEYER
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Cassio's rival : IAGO
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Online event : CHAT
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Junior partner, maybe : PROTEGE
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Mad-dog singer? : DAVIDLEEFROTH
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Widens, in a way : REBORES
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News-making 1926 Channel swimmer : EDERLE
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Tyro : ROOKIE
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Setting of many Hardy novels : DORSET
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Turn in : REDEEM
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Site of 1970's marches : SOWETO
Down
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W.C.'s : LAVS
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Book before Daniel: Abbr. : EZEK
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Lahore garb : SARI
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Miniature racer : SLOTCAR
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Dusk, to Donne : EEN
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Bootleggers' worries : RAIDS
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Some Semites : ARABS
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Took a powder : LEFT
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___ Harbour, Fla. : BAL
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Some taters : IDAHOES
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Canon rival : NIKON
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Uninterruptedly : ONEND
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1926 La Scala premiere : TURANDOT
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Sean ___ Lennon : ONO
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Chicken general? : ROBERTEFLEE
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Michigan town where Thomas Dewey was born : OWOSSO
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Results of some bad QB passes : INTS
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"Dat ___" (jazz tune) : DERE
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Prefix with function : DYS
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Clamp shape : CEE
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Thingamajigs : DOODADS
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On top : AHEAD
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Actor Lee Van ___ : CLEEF
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Like "The X-Files" : EERIE
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Fanatical : RABID
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"Built better than it has to be" sloganeer : AMANA
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Singer in a brawl? : JOHNNIEFRAY
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Ocean menaces : ORCAS
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Dawdling actor? : JOHNFRITTER
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Some newspaper essays : OPEDS
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Itches : YENS
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Runaway of rhyme : SPOON
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Look after : TEND
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Terrif : SWELL
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Kind of ink : INDIA
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Attention-getter : HEY
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Prefix with linear : RECTI
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Not many : AFEW
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Expanse : AREA
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Bar, in law : ESTOP
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Belgian advice columnist? : ANNFLANDERS
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Actor Buchholz : HORST
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Duelers' units : PACES
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1983 Indy 500 winner Tom : SNEVA
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Eyeball covers : SCLERAE
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Art Ross Trophy org. : NHL
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Work ___ : OFART
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Collinsworth of N.F.L. fame : CRIS
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The twist, once : CRAZE
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Toys with tails : KITES
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One-named supermodel : IMAN
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Cafeteria needs : TRAYS
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Sober : STAID
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Kunta ___ ("Roots" role) : KINTE
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Picnic staple : ICECHEST
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Avoided an accident, maybe : SWERVED
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Be humiliated : EATCROW
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Stereotypical bouquet bringer : SUITOR
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Golf's ___ Cup : RYDER
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Aptly named author : READE
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"The Crucible" setting : SALEM
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Store, as wine : AGE
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Gadabouts : GOERS
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Financing abbr. : APR
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Sentence part: Abbr. : PRED
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Wanderer : HOBO
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Waiting : IDLE
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Jazz (up) : HOKE
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Going ___ : ATIT
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Huxtable boy : THEO
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Word said while scratching the head : GEE
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Spleen : IRE
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Rock's ___ Fighters : FOO

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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