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CHEERS FOR UNCLE SAM

New York Times, Sunday, December 2, 2001

Author:
Nancy Nicholson Joline
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Nancy Nicholson Joline

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 82 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 99 for Ms. Joline. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York TimesNo. 1202 ( 19,017 )
Across
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Where clippers go at a clip : OPENSEA
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Havana houses : CASAS
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Recently : OFLATE
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Restricted fare : RATIONS
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En ___ (forward): Fr. : AVANT
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Not on the up-and-up : ILLEGIT
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The Flying Wallendas, e.g. : CIRCUSACT
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Pizzeria order : SAUSAGEANDONION
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Director Keshishian : ALEK
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Online giggle : HEHE
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Give the eye : LEERAT
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Tolstoy heroine : ANNA
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Spooks : SCARES
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The toast of Champaign : ILLINI
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A police car may get one: Abbr. : APB
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Ali, the ___ of God : LION
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Preschoolers : TOTS
38
Some are on wheels : MEALS
43
River at Stratford, Conn. : HOUSATONIC
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"___ a Grand Old Flag" : YOURE
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Puts on a list : ENROLS
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City near Lake Nasser : ASWAN
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Retro style : DECO
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Ques. response : ANS
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Andrea ___ : DORIA
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Football Hall-of-Famer Greasy ___ : NEALE
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Open : UNCAP
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Lots and lots : THOUSANDS
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It's caught in a trap : DRYERLINT
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Rod : ROSCOE
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Some jeans, informally : LEES
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Slippery : ICY
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Czech leader ousted in the Velvet Revolution, 1989 : HUSAK
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Lord's Prayer start : OUR
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Exploits : ACTS
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Hidden : CACHED
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In a steady onrush : STREAMING
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Pilgrimage locale : JERUSALEM
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1980's series, with "The" : ATEAM
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Adjust, as laces : RETIE
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Hersey's fictional town : ADANO
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Popular street name : ELM
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McCarthy-era hearings grp. : HUAC
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Idyllic places : EDENS
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Isabella and Sofia : REINAS
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Bank : AMASS
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Cookie name : FAMOUSAMOS
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It may get a licking : STAMP
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Clothe : VEST
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Russian city, site of heavy W.W. II fighting : OREL
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___-Cat : SNO
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Game in which kings are high : ECARTE
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Post-___ : MORTEM
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Part of the Bible: Abbr. : APOC
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Like some Egyptian relics : NUBIAN
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Bryce Canyon locale : UTAH
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Bismarck, for one : OTTO
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Tragic Roman of Shakespeare : TITUSANDRONICUS
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Reason why : CAUSATION
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Blessings : MERCIES
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Dirt : GRIME
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Glut : ENGORGE
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Steamship worker : STOKER
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Ward and namesakes : SELAS
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Farsighted one : SEERESS
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Dolphin family member : ORCA
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Beach item : PAIL
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To be abroad : ETRE
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Chips : NICKS
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March bigwig : SOUSA
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Bind : ENCHAIN
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Space rock : ASTEROID
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Checks out : CASES
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Bogie's "Barefoot Contessa" co-star : AVA
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Town on San Francisco Bay : SAUSALITO
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"All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes" writer : ANGELOU
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Keen minds, metaphorically : STEELTRAPS
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Ancient : OLDTIME
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___-Jo (1988 Olympics star) : FLO
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Yakutsk's river : LENA
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Not fer : AGIN
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Noun suffix : TION
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Mount known locally as Mongibello : ETNA
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"___ emergency ..." : INAN
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Sprung : ARISEN
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Start of a conclusion : HENCE
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Pioneering geneticist : CLONER
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Give ___ (aid) : AHAND
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Enigma : POSER
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Transport to a distant neighborhood, say : BUSAWAY
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Prefix with morph : ENDO
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Stimulation : AROUSAL
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Greene of "Bonanza" : LORNE
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Decline : SLIDE
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Something spun : TALE
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Over there : YON
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Disrespect : SASS
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Off the team : CUT
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Great ___ River, through Canterbury : STOUR
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Important campaign : CRUSADE
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Fine : AOK
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Present : HERE
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Dog problem : LICE
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Caesar's "veni" : ICAME
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U.N. locale : NYC
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Place for a sheet : COT
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Worked (up) : HET
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Between open and closed : AJAR
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Gives up : CEDES
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Attribute : TRAIT
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Stephen Foster girl : SUSANNA
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Blacksmiths' sounds : HAMMERINGS
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Mustangs' home: Abbr. : SMU
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Small interstice : AREOLE
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Monster slain by Perseus : MEDUSA
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Particulars : ITEMS
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Curtain fabric : NINON
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Painting surface : GESSO
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Farm soil : LOAM
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Sounds of understanding : AHS
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Decorative wall basin : LAVABO
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"The game is ___" : AFOOT
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Le Mans and others : CARRACES
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Prodigal : SPENDER
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Star born Frederick Austerlitz : ASTAIRE
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Letter producer : STENCIL
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Marsh gas constituent : METHANE
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Heels : CURS
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Dreams : MUSES
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Kind of mouth : MOTOR
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20's producers : ATMS
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Painter Mondrian : PIET
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Not esto or eso : OTRO
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Noted acting brother or sister : CUSACK
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Bore : TIRE
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Duds : TOGS
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Very low ratings : ONES
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Never, in Neuss : NIE
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Actress Thurman : UMA
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Treatment : USAGE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 7 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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