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BONUS ROUNDS

New York Times, Sunday, December 29, 2002

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Will Shortz
___ J. Gaines, who wrote "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman"
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 78 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 115 for Mr. Silvestri. Sunday freshness: 10%
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© 2002, The New York Times12/29/2 ( No. 19,409 )
Across
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Partial : BIASED
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Boxing prize : BELT
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Area next to an ambulatory : APSE
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Natural emollient : ALOE
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And others, to Ovid : ETALII
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"A loaf of bread ..." poet : OMAR
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Victim : GOAT
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Tip off : WARN
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Precious strings : STRADS
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Dentist's jazz band? : FINETOOTHCOMBO
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Many a cabbie : TOOTER
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Like tongues of fire : FLAMY
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Intrepid : FEARLESS
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Student of Seneca : NERO
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Alitalia destination : ROMA
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Test material : DNA
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Picked-up item : TAB
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Mason's makeover? : BRICKREDO
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Box : ENCASE
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Millstone : ONUS
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Doily shade : ECRU
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Turn on a pivot : SLUE
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___ Holmes, "From Here to Eternity" wife : KAREN
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Pub competition : DARTS
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Two years in the House : TERM
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Longfellow's bell town : ATRI
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Transportation with rails : SLED
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Calls the shots : DIRECTS
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Doll-collecting gambler's two favorite things? : BARBIEANDKENO
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"Oops!" : SORRY
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Not sleeping : ASTIR
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County office : ASSESSOR
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Answer to the folk riddle "Big head, no hair" : APIN
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Confucian principle : TAO
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Overflow : TEEM
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Deposit : SEDIMENT
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Jackets and collars : ETONS
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Italian winemaker Carlo : ROSSI
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Top-secret turmoil? : CLASSIFIEDADO
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Secures : ATTAINS
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Offering : ALMS
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Jodie Foster film : NELL
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Take off : SOAR
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Key of Beethoven's "Eroica" : EFLAT
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"Peanuts" character : LINUS
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Win going away : ROMP
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Part of a 58-Across : SLAT
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See 44-Down : EVIL
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Bygone money : PESETA
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Embryonic instrument? : GERMCELLO
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Former name of Tokyo : EDO
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Early asylum : ARK
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It holds the line : REEL
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Way out there : AFAR
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Kind of partner : SPARRING
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Tiny amount : GRAIN
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Strauss opera : SALOME
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"I think, therefore I wrestle"? : COGITOERGOSUMO
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Bridal shop section : TIARAS
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Set down : ALIT
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Pig feed : SLOP
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Abridge, maybe : EDIT
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___ J. Gaines, who wrote "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman" : ERNEST
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Auto pioneer Karl : BENZ
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Actress Petrova, femme fatale of silents : OLGA
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Sherpa sighting : YETI
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Mississippi River explorer : DESOTO
Down
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Oscar word : BEST
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The Eagles' "Take ___ the Limit" : ITTO
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Biblical ass? : AARONBURRO
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Party offering : SLATE
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You get down from it : EIDER
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Strip : DISROBE
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Hit on Broadway : BOFF
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Literary Ludwig : EMIL
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Old Scottish county on the Clyde : LANARK
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Earthquake's onset : TREMOR
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Months ___ : AGO
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Magical sound effect : POOF
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Filled to the brim : SATED
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C2H6 : ETHANE
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Roll-call no-show : AWOL
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Fancy fabric : LAME
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"Fiery" things, to Shakespeare : ORBS
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Genesis son : ENOS
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"So Much in Love" singers, 1963, with "the" : TYMES
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Nut-case : CRANK
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First name in 1950's politics : ADLAI
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Mike who produced "Around the World in 80 Days" : TODD
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Diarist Nin : ANAIS
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Gate: Abbr. : RCTS
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Dander : IRE
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Reins in : CURBS
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Tops at the table : OUTEATS
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Port holders : CASKS
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Van Gogh locale : ARLES
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With 97-Across, a proverbial monkey's advice : SEENO
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Witch's place : ENDOR
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Suffix with dump : STER
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Take marks off : ERASE
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Beats it : SCRAMS
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Unkempt, in a way : MATTED
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Bit of newspaper advertising : INSERT
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Enter via keyboard : TYPEIN
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Ranch rope : RIATA
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Litters : BROODS
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Bust : DEMOTE
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Math table entry : ANTILOG
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Surmise : INFER
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Hustle tickets : SCALP
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Songwriter Greenwich : ELLIE
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Some cursing : DAMNS
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Campaign topic : ISSUE
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Rope's end, maybe : NOOSE
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Call at first : SAFE
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25th anniversary cookie? : SILVEROREO
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Grant-___ : INAID
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Bull of ads : ELMER
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Asia's ___ Sea : ARAL
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Normandy battle site : STLO
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Pledge of Allegiance ender : ALL
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Dive in : START
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Ragú rival : PREGO
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Like newlyweds, often : TOASTED
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Vocal passage : ARIOSO
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Liverpool's river : MERSEY
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Rains in the movies : CLAUDE
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Mournful chime : KNELL
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Renaissance ___ (old-fashioned festival) : FAIRE
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English novelist Sillitoe and others : ALANS
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Healing sign : SCAB
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Spar, e.g. : POLE
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Votin' no : AGIN
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Nabisco brand : RITZ
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Drink on board : GROG
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Not orig. : IMIT
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Reply to the Little Red Hen : NOTI
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Ship timber : MAST
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This, in Taxco : ESTO
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3.0, e.g. : GPA

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