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COLD CURE

New York Times, Sunday, December 23, 2001

Author:
Frances Hansen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Frances Hansen

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 75 Missing: {QZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 117 for Ms. Hansen. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York TimesNo. 1223 ( 19,038 )
Across
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1984 Paul McCartney hit : SOBAD
6
Subject of a clipping? : TOENAIL
13
ABC's : BASICS
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Nocturnal insect : EARWIG
21
TV exec Roone : ARLEDGE
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Soluble mineral salt : ALKALI
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Start of a verse : WHENSANTASPOLARCLIMES
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Tanning agent : SUNSHINE
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G.I. mailing address : APO
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Like many scolders' arms : AKIMBO
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When Christmas comes in Polynésie : ETE
30
Largest city in Md. : BALTO
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Letter add-ons: Abbr. : PSS
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They need to be chewed : SOLIDS
37
Sizable skirts : MAXIS
38
Tailor's concern : FIT
39
Picket line ignorer : SCAB
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Russia's ___ Mountains : URAL
44
Rani's wear : SARI
45
Zeno's home : ELEA
46
"Eugene Onegin" mezzo : OLGA
47
Verse, part 2 : MAKESANTASOBFORBIMINI
53
Diminutive suffix : ULE
54
Duke Ellington's "___ It Bad and That Ain't Good" : IGOT
55
Groucho's "Duck Soup" role : RUFUS
56
Not just "no!" : NEVER
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A pop : PER
58
Scratch : MAR
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Big name in book publishing : FARRAR
61
Canny : SHREWD
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"Bon ___!" : APPETIT
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They cut quite a swath : SCYTHES
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Make a chess move : CASTLE
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Pharmaceutical ointment : OLEATE
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Epitome of lightness : AIR
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Connect to secretly : TAP
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Hold forth : ORATE
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Make ___ for : APLAY
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Abruzzi bell town : ATRI
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Infamous Amin : IDI
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Verse, part 3 : HEWARMSHIMSELFATTIMES
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___ spumante : ASTI
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"Two owls and ___ ...": Lear : AHEN
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Place for a patch : TEAR
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1989 Literature Nobelist : CELA
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Zenith, metaphorically : NOON
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"Krazy ___" : KAT
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Carrier : TOTER
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Karen ___ (Isak Dinesen) : BLIXEN
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Skin defect : WEN
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Some bays : MARES
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Motor suffix : OLA
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Chart : MAPOUT
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Black bird : ANI
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Ogled : STAREDAT
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End of the verse : BYJUMPINGDOWNACHIMINI
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Turkish hospice : IMARET
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Get a sense of : FEELOUT
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Margaret Mead interviewee : SAMOAN
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Christopher Plummer's Tony-winning title role of 1973 : CYRANO
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Fuses : CEMENTS
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Toothsome : TASTY
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Plies a needle : SEWS
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Site of "interstates" H1, H2 and H3 : OAHU
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Gas-operated machine gun : BREN
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Beards : AWNS
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Gossiped : DISHED
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Poet laureate of 1700 : TATE
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___ pro nobis : ORA
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Cousins of monorails : ELS
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Gurkha, e.g. : NEPALI
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Takes in : ADOPTS
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Hardly a summer house : IGLOO
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Pasture : LEA
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Discredit sneakily : BACKSTAB
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Words before "calm" and "bright" : ALLIS
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Not fully digest : SKIM
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Foot : IAMB
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1917 role for 30-Down, informally : CLEO
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Affectionate family name : SIS
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Steps : GAITS
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Natchez-to-Memphis dir. : NNE
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Certain swords : RAPIERS
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See 17-Down : BARA
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X, Y or Z : AXIS
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Recap : SUMUP
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Papal vestment : ORALE
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Staples Center player : LAKER
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___ du Diable : ILE
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Houston, for one : MATT
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Like a breadmaker's hands, maybe : FLOURY
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"Three's Company" actress : SOMERS
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Novelist Barker : CLIVE
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10/10/73 resignee : AGNEW
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Puppeteer Bil : BAIRD
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Make a little "night music" : SNORE
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Wipe out : EFFACE
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Like olden times, supposedly : SIMPLER
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Yawning : AGAPE
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Hall-of-Famer Bobby : ORR
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Explode : BURST
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Get without effort : INHERIT
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Substitute : FILLIN
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1980's TV group : ATEAM
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Polo, e.g. : SHIRT
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Reach : ATTAIN
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Biblical place of punishment : TOPHET
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Native of the Steppes : TATAR
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George M. ___ : COHAN
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Joe Cocker's "You ___ Beautiful" : ARESO
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Took care of : SAWTO
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Cries on ships : AYS
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Company that cares for the face and hands : TIMEX
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An Astaire : ADELE
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Galileo, for one : PISAN
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Onetime West African kingdom : ASHANTI
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In the distance : AFAR
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Win back the favor of : MAKEUPTO
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Kitchen suffix : ETTE
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Noted Virginia family : LEES
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French roll call response : ICI
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Many a tractor-trailer : TANDEM
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Bobolink's kin : ORIOLE
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Ennui, with "the" : BLAHS
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Cow-catcher : LARIAT
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Restroom door sign : WOMEN
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Patrick who won a 1966 Tony for "Marat/Sade" : MAGEE
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Like some stocks: Abbr. : OTC
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"Oh, dear!" : MYMY
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Cracked a bit : AJAR
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Aqua ___ : PURA
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H.S. hurdles : SATS
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Austen novel : EMMA
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Spanish Almighty : DIOS
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Biol. subject : ANAT
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Wee : TINY
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Razor brand : BIC
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Giants' grp. : NFC
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Swept : WON
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Crackpot : NUT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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