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PREFIX REMIX

New York Times, Sunday, December 3, 2006

Author:
Patrick Merrell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Merrell

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 73 Missing: {FJQYZ} This is puzzle # 62 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 1203 ( 20,844 )
Across
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Percussion instrument : GONG
5
Hive makers : SWARMS
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Easily passed : ACED
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Junket : TRIP
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"Oh, uh-huh" : ISEE
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One with a mortgage : LENDEE
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Dark region of the moon : MARE
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Do followers : REMI
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Meat, lettuce, cheese and tomato in a foot-long bun? : SUBSTANDARD
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Huge : EPIC
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Destructive 1995 hurricane : OPAL
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Glare reducer : TINT
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Graffiti on a jail wall? : CONNOTATIONS
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Traffic monitors : RADARGUNS
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O.K. : NOD
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"P.U.!" : UGH
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Actor Charleson of "Chariots of Fire" : IAN
39
Poplar tree : ABELE
40
Lifeguard's purview : POOLAREA
43
Like some penguin feet : ORANGE
45
Social activity on a military base? : POSTDATING
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Pastor who pitches? : ADMINISTER
49
Prefix with light : TWI
50
Irritated with : SOREAT
52
Nascar circuits : OVALS
53
Early second-century year : CVII
56
Something struck : OIL
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Legal : ALLOWED
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Support payment query? : EXCOMMUNICATION
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Cataract site : NILE
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Refrigerator brand : AMANA
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"Finding ___" : NEMO
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Cinnamon source : BARK
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Tidewater collector : BASIN
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Director Gus Van ___ : SANT
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Amounts owed at a diner? : COUNTERBALANCES
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"CHiPs" star of 1970's-80's TV : ESTRADA
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Snowmobile steerer : SKI
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Obsessed with : INTO
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Defense initiative, for short : ATEST
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Bad musician's "body part" : TINEAR
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Draft org. : NBA
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Part voting aye? : PROPORTION
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Headwear for a building chief? : SUPERVISOR
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"S O S" : HELPME
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Bottle size : ONELITER
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Cat-___-tails : ONINE
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Maria preceder : AVE
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Dockworkers' org. : ILA
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Shine, in product names : GLO
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Island hoppers : SEAPLANES
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Junk mail a trucker might get? : SEMICIRCULAR
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Auto needs : TAGS
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Killarney's land : ERIN
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Drink mixer : COLA
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Where we be? : DISLOCATION
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Insurer's calculation : RISK
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Bygone despot : TSAR
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One who's left : EMIGRE
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Big source of corn : IOWA
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Legis. meeting : SESS
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Radio, e.g. : SEND
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Judge's declaration : RECESS
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Run things : RULE
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Dogfaces : GIS
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Big Ten powerhouse, for short : OSU
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Homestead Natl. Monument locale : NEB
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Unified whole : GESTALT
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Looie or hooey, e.g. : SLANG
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Approached : WENTUPTO
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"Then what?" : AND
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Food label fig. : RDA
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Chicago futures exchange, for short : MERC
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Arizona tourist town : SEDONA
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Changed : AMENDED
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Pitch-raising guitar device : CAPO
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Verdi aria : ERITU
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Having all angles equal to 144 degrees : DECAGONAL
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Counselor on "Star Trek: T.N.G." : TROI
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Fix, as brickwork : REPOINT
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"Somehow everything gets done" : IMANAGE
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Footed glass : PILSNER
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Clichéd : TIRED
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Romance novelist Roberts : NORA
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Electrification : THRILL
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Totally consumed : RAPT
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"Take ___" ("Congratulations!") : ABOW
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Extra capsule in a pill bottle : DESICCANT
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Film style : NOIR
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Loudness measure : SONE
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N.Y.C. landing site : LGA
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Latin 101 word : AMO
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Not quite rhyming : ASSONANT
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"Just ___ about to …" : ASIM
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Trump daughter : IVANKA
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Robert Burns's "___ Louse" : TOA
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"The Sound of Music" family name : VONTRAPP
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Philanthropist Hogg : IMA
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"What'll ___?" : ITBE
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When repeated, start of a child's taunt : LIAR
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Where the first Ringling Brothers circus was staged, 1884 : WISCONSIN
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Nobelist Wiesel : ELIE
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Places to put your feet up : DENS
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Facility : EASE
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Kind of tree : XMAS
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Having parts to be filled : UNCAST
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"The Matrix" hero : NEO
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Radio iconoclast : IMUS
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Bop : CONK
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Ball : ORB
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Outlaw : BAN
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Small songbird : TIT
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One way to the Hamptons, for short : LIRR
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The first letter in 84-Across : ATOMIC
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Bums : DERELICTS
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Uruguayan uncle : TIO
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"Woe ___" (humorous grammar book) : ISI
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Loco : NUTS
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Sport with arm-waving : EPEE
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Bubble makers : AERATORS
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Fish throwaway : BONE
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God with a crested helmet and spear : ARES
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Sci-fi weaponry : PHASERS
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It might end with a start : REVERIE
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Rebels of the Southeastern Conference : OLEMISS
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Wary : ONGUARD
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Dudley Do-Right's love : NELL
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Vital Russian route : VOLGA
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Agitated : INASTIR
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Stevedore : LOADER
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Emerged : AROSE
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Things counted by the second? : PACES
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Signs : INKS
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Genealogist's study : CLAN
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Nature film? : RIME
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[per the original] : SIC
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Size bigger than med. : LGE
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It might be called in : IOU
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Wise one : OWL
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Rob Roy's refusal : NAE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 6 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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