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HEY, MISTER!

New York Times, Sunday, December 26, 2010

Author:
Darin McDaniel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 70 Missing: {QZ} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. McDaniel. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 1226 ( 22,328 )
Across
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Shine : EXCEL
6
Intensifies, with "up" : AMPS
10
High-school class : SHOP
14
On the 73-Across, e.g. : ATSEA
19
Élan : VERVE
20
Lampblack : SOOT
21
Come to : WAKE
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Shifty ones? : GEARS
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Loving comment from an astronaut's wife? : INEEDMYSPACEMAN
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Place from which to watch a Hawaiian sunset : LANAI
27
Low tip : TOENAIL
28
Not well : BADLY
29
Throws (off) : CASTS
30
Close : END
31
Big brass : TUBA
34
Plumber's fitting : TEE
35
News offices : BUREAUS
37
The Dark Knight rooms with Quasimodo? : BATMANSINTHEBELFRY
41
Chili powder ingredient : CUMIN
44
"He wore a diamond" in "Copacabana" : RICO
45
Ryan's "Love Story" co-star : ALI
46
Origin : SEED
47
Hotel's ask-your-greeter-anything approach? : OPENDOORMANPOLICY
53
Popular portal : MSN
54
Swift : FLEET
55
Modern pentathlon event : EPEE
56
Difference in days between the lunar and solar year : EPACT
61
"All clear" : ITSSAFE
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Honoree's spot : DAIS
65
Singer Carey : MARIAH
66
"South Park" character leading a walk around a paddock? : CARTMANBEFORETHEHORSE
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Patronized a restaurant : ATEOUT
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One ___ (ball game) : OCAT
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W.W. II carrier praised by Churchill for its ability to "sting twice" : USSWASP
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Vaults : LEAPS
75
Aspersion : SLUR
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Brazilian name for six popes : PAULO
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Speak lovingly : COO
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What Dustin Hoffman gets to do often, thanks to royalties? : TAKEARAINMANCHECK
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Advantages : PROS
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Scoundrel : CUR
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Steve McQueen's first major movie, with "The" : BLOB
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Sled dog : HUSKY
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Actor Hugh involved in every swap shop deal? : JACKMANOFALLTRADES
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W.W. I hero played by Gary Cooper : SGTYORK
99
Pre-1868 Tokyo : EDO
100
"Don't strain" : EASY
101
Song on an album : CUT
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___ Gillis of 1960s TV : DOBIE
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Colloquialism : IDIOM
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Bar activity : KARAOKE
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Like some gases : NOBLE
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Actor John playing Wayne Knight's role on "Seinfeld"? : GOODMANASNEWMAN
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Inhabitant of the Pribilof Islands : ALEUT
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Razor brand : ATRA
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Quotable Hall-of-Famer, informally : YOGI
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Excoriate : BLAST
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"Viva ___!" : ELREY
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Pastoral sounds : BAAS
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Sign : OMEN
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Dummkopfs : ASSES
Down
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Modern party summons : EVITE
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Element in strobe lights : XENON
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Confession of faith : CREED
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Square : EVEN
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Mother of Helen : LEDA
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Retreat : ASYLUM
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___ Eisley, "Star Wars" cantina town : MOS
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Dad : POP
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Attempt : STAB
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Winter Olympics powerhouse : SWEDEN
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Whence the phrase "Murder most foul" : HAMLET
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So-so : OKAY
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Pound : PEN
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Harshly bright : AGLARE
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Prickly plants : TEASELS
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Onetime home for Georgia O'Keeffe : SANTAFE
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Expunction : ERASURE
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Sinatra's "Softly, ___ Leave You" : ASI
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Hand, in slang : MITT
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Charged particle : CATION
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Third-degree, in math : CUBIC
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Vermont city : BARRE
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Cartoon genre : ANIME
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Contradict : BELIE
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Old-time cartoonist Hoff : SYD
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Hopper : BIN
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Plus : AND
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Vamoose : SCAT
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Most fit : HALEST
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Funny : COMICAL
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Like Rochester, N.Y. : UPSTATE
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Literally, "guilty mind" : MENSREA
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Run ___ the mouth : OFFAT
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Author Robert ___ Butler : OLEN
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Nectar flavor : PEAR
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1960s TV boy : OPIE
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Chorus of approvals : YEAHS
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Projecting front : PROW
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The Red Baron and others : AIRACES
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Clerical robe : CASSOCK
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Stir : THEPOKY
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"Uncle!" : STOP
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Something that's not optional : AMUST
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E-mail address component : DOT
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Quark/antiquark particle : MESON
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Slow dance with quick turns : BOLERO
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S. American land : ECUA
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Actress Diane of "Numb3rs" : FARR
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___ Bowl : HULA
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Shut out : SKUNK
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Tiresomely disagreeable sort : PILL
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Make ___ of : ANOTE
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Planetary shadow : UMBRA
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Without ___ (nonchalantly) : ACARE
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Flowering : ABLOOM
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"El ___ vive!" (revolutionary catchphrase) : CHE
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Czech martyr Jan : HUS
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Comfy bedwear : PJS
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Ann or Andy : RAGDOLL
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When Canada celebrates Thanksgiving : OCTOBER
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Azure : SKYBLUE
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Half : MOIETY
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Topper for Ol' Blue Eyes : FEDORA
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Nike competitor : ADIDAS
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Welcomes warmly : ASKSIN
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Actress Cannon : DYAN
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Results of some accidents : COMAS
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Decree : UKASE
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Backpackers' gear : TENTS
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Wee bit : IOTA
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Spread for lunch, maybe : MAYO
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First name in country : REBA
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Woodworking tools : AWLS
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Dundee dissent : NAE
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Yak : GAB
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Passeport info : NOM
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Dating service datum : AGE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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