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THE OTHER HALF

New York Times, Sunday, December 26, 2004

Author:
Hal Turner
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 70 Missing: {QXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Turner. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 1226 ( 20,137 )
Across
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Novelist known for "locked-room" mysteries : CARR
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Just about hopeless : BLEAK
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Former first lady's name : BESS
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Rash problem : ITCH
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Potpourri : OLIO
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Terra firma : EARTH
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Coleridge's "___ Khan" : KUBLA
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"A Doll's House" heroine : NORA
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Long-running column : HINTSFROMABELARD
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Hostage crisis group : SWAT
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Those reversing : NEGATORS
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Pungent : TANGY
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What's happening : DOINGS
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Major or Thatcher, e.g. : TORY
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French department : MARNE
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Cool : NEAT
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Nook : ALCOVE
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"In Search Of …" host : NIMOY
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At sixes and sevens : CONFUSED
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"The Wreck of the Mary ___" : DEARE
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Cafeteria : DININGOATES
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James Clavell best seller "___-Pan" : TAI
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Stops up : DAMS
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Co. V.I.P. : PRES
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Like most of Oman : ARID
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Glossary entry : TERM
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Dubious "gift" : ESP
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Hammer wielder : BLACKWESSON
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Things put on houses : LIENS
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Manage : REGULATE
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Leigh Hunt's "Abou Ben ___" : ADHEM
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Derrières : RUMPS
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Newspaper department : OBITS
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Funny Mike : MYERS
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Portobello alternative : MOREL
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Toiletry item : FLOSS
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"I Believe" singer, 1953 : LAINE
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Islets of Langerhans locale : PANCREAS
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Fugitive's creation : ALIAS
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L-shaped tool : BURNSWRENCH
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"I'm Real" singer's nickname : JLO
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It's half the faun : GOAT
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Twinge : PANG
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Modern ice cream flavor : OREO
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Keyboard section : TIER
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Common test subject : RAT
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Classic doll : RAGGEDYAMOS
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Have a cow : CALVE
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Letter wearers, e.g. : ATHLETES
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Find new tenants for : RELET
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Spends pleasantly, with "away" : WHILES
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Kadett maker : OPEL
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Calls, old-style : DIALS
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Hue close to aqua : TEAL
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Video store category : ACTION
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Video store category : GENRE
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Like ocher : ORANGISH
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Lug : LOUT
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When some people pick up turkeys : THANKSGIVINGADAM
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Saying nothing : MUTE
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Bridge seats : EASTS
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Make beam : ELATE
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Lawn-Boy alternative : TORO
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Pony provoker : SPUR
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Tango moves : DIPS
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Struck out : DELED
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Crimson rivals : ELIS
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Harry who co-founded Columbia Pictures : COHN
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Live ___ (be someone you're not) : ALIE
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Arboreal age indicator : RING
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Some muscles : ROTATORS
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In the presence of : BEFORE
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Bird making a basket : LARRY
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The libido, in psychiatry : EROS
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Balance provider : ATM
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Head of Iran beginning 1997 : KHATAMI
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Shoplifter's giveaway, perhaps : BULGE
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Bidding site : EBAY
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Camera type, briefly : SLR
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Blue : SADDENED
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As originally arranged : INSITU
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Country partner? : TOWN
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Mountaineer's challenge : CRAG
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Tops : HATS
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Popular saxophonist : KENNYG
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Boiling point? : STOVE
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Captain of industry : BARON
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Bozos : OAFS
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Belarus's capital : MINSK
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Away : NOTIN
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Puff ___ : ADDER
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Car dealer's offering : LEASE
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Popular negotiation location : CAMPGOLIATH
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Flower girl, sometimes : NIECE
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Billiards bounce : CAROM
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Worker who shouldn't have acrophobia : STEEPLEJILL
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Makes : EARNS
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Makes indistinct : DIMS
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Mild oaths : DRATS
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Refreshing spots : OASES
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Surveyors' maps : PLATS
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Microwave feature : TIMER
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Felicity : BLISS
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Entrance : WAYIN
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Places of 50-Down : EDENS
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Cousin of a mole : SHREW
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Clumsy move : LURCH
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Lusitania sinker : UBOAT
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Big name in infomercials : RONCO
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Poet Piercy : MARGE
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Bison features : MANES
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Dairy treat : FLOAT
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Bronchi termini : LUNGS
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Candidate of 1992 : PEROT
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Bufferin alternative : ALEVE
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Sensitive spots : SORES
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Pearl Mosque locale : AGRA
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Toast alternative : BAGEL
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Some apples : ROMES
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Unduplicatable, in a way : PATENTED
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Follow very closely : TAILGATE
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Defaulter's comeuppance : REPO
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Predinner ritual : DRINKS
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A long time : YEARS
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Maintained : ALLEGED
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Michael who won the 1989 French Open : CHANG
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Stick around : LOITER
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No longer on the bottle : WEANED
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Auto damage : DENTS
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Old hat : TRITE
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Mendicant's want : ALMS
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Great move : COUP
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Ballet piece : TUTU
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Shocked reaction : GASP
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Racer's path : OVAL
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Pedestal figure : IDOL
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Raipur wrap : SARI
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Benefit package grps. : HMOS
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"Bali ___" : HAI
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Land in l'Atlantique : ILE

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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