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COMPLETE THE QUESTION

New York Times, Sunday, December 26, 1993

Author:
Tom Underhill
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Tom Underhill

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 81 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Underhill. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 1226 ( 16,119 )
Across
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Having dogpaddled : SWUM
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Tax lowerer : ABATER
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Witticism : CRACK
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Glancing blow : SWIPE
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Yucatán's capital : MERIDA
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Taft, for one : OHIOAN
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A: Yale Q: What to they call a ____? : SWEDISHPRISON
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Like St. Petersburg, in 1991 : RENAMED
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Yarn : TALE
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Renowned Bears coach George : HALAS
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French river or department : ORNE
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Buster Brown's dog : TIGE
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Aardvark snack : ANT
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A: 9-W. Q: Wolfgang, do you spell your name ___? : MITEINVEE
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Neb. neighbor : KAN
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Toot : BEEP
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Talese's "Thy Neighbor's ___" : WIFE
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Bacchus worshiper : MAENAD
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Women's suffrage leader : CATT
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Calm : SERENITY
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Wear : SPORT
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Flabbergasts : AMAZES
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One point of eating? : TINE
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Happy one : CLAM
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Play part : SCENE
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Incensed : FUMING
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A: Seven drachmas a day. Q: What's a ___? : GRECIANURN
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Caress : PAT
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Teed off : IRATE
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Ghost costume? : SHEET
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Nigerian city : LAGOS
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"___Believer" (Monkees hit) : IMA
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Wobegon, e.g. : LAKE
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Celebration : FEAST
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Of bees : APIAN
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Boo-boo : SLIP
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Seine sight : ILE
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Beanstalk dweller : GIANT
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"___needs a good memory" (old maxim) : ALIAR
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Oar fulcrum : THOLE
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Smoking flick? : ASH
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A: No strings attached. Q: How do you describe ___? : ABRASSBAND
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Tarried : WAITED
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Creeps : OOZES
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Johnson of "Laugh-In" : ARTE
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Laze : LOLL
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Keeps tabs on : FOLDER
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Perseus's mother : DANAE
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Anadems : CIRCLETS
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Rock-___ -baby : ABYE
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Lathered up : SOAPED
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"Lélia" author : SAND
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Winter fall : SNOW
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Near empty : LOW
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A: Dr. Livingstone, I presume. Q: What is your full name, ___? : DRPRESUME
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I.R.S. challenger : CPA
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"The King and I" locale : SIAM
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Tennis's Sampras : PETE
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Court event : TRIAL
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The old sod : ERIN
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Fine homes : ESTATES
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A: Annie Laurie. Q: What is the indefinite English ___? : NAMEFORATRUCK
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Wyoming peaks : TETONS
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Compelled : DRIVEN
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Unrefined : CRASS
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Mary Richards's TV neighbor : RHODA
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Depositors : SAVERS
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Big ___conference : EAST
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Not on target : WIDE
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A.P. competitor : UPI
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What gears do : MESH
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Provide details : AMPLIFY
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Scold : BERATE
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Come up : ARISE
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Notes : TIS
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Tokyo, once : EDO
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Exceeded : RANOVER
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Eye part : CORNEA
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Korean statesman : RHEE
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Rhone tributary : AIN
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Blazer : COAT
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A: Chicken Teriyaki. Q: Who is the sole surviving ___? : KAMIKAZEPILOT
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Al Jolson hit : SWANEE
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Nullify : NEGATE
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Uses a dirk : STABS
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Grandson of Noah : HAMITE
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Body shop jobs : DENTS
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Patronize Avis : RENT
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Collision : IMPACT
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One of the Judds : NAOMI
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Dress size : PETITE
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Hockey position : WING
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Fabric invented in1941 : DACRON
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Fire : CAN
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1982 Tommy Tune show : NINE
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Postman's challenge : SLEET
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Clothing department : MENS
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Summits : CRESTS
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Result of raising cane : SUGAR
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Daughter, to Cato : FILIA
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Eurasia divider : URALS
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A: Boil the hell out of it. Q: How do you ___? : MAKEHOLYWATER
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Accra's site : GHANA
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Skiing event : ALPINE
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Water nymph : NAIAD
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A miss's equivalent : AMILE
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Not live : TAPED
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Old catalogue issuer : SEARS
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Many phone lines, nowadays : FIBERS
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Winged : ALATE
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Scam accomplices : SHILLS
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Stare : GAZE
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Wear away : ABRADE
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Sprinkle after a shower? : TALC
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More logical : SANER
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News : WORD
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"___to Billy Joe" : ODE
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Not 2-D or 3-D : LINEAR
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Test answer : FALSE
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Chamber ensemble player : OBOIST
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Flit : DART
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Attaches : APPENDS
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Military trucks : CAMIONS
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Form a hard surface : ENCRUST
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They're open to discussion : TOPICS
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Oh, so elegant : SWANK
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Black Sea port : ODESSA
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"Swell" guy? : SURFER
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Singer Winwood : STEVE
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Number crunching : MATH
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Hang fire : PEND
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Chantilly ___ : LACE
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Epochs : ERAS
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Overly : TOO
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Altar in the sky : ARA
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Twice DII : MIV
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Refrain syllable : TRA

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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