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New York Times, Sunday, December 31, 2006

59-Across : Pre-Q queue

Author:
Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Elizabeth C. Gorski

This puzzle:

Rows: 23, Columns: 23 Words: 168, Blocks: 94 Missing: {Z} This is puzzle # 150 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite
Notepad: Note: When this puzzle has been completed, the following answers will form a progression: 76A, 10D, 112A, 22A, 51A, 15D, 37A, 86D, 97A, 62D and 131A.
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© 2006, The New York Times12/31/06 ( No. 20,872 )
Across
1
Sharp competitor : RCA
4
"Do ___ to eat a peach?": Eliot : IDARE
9
German link : UND
12
Represent, as in legal matters : ACTFOR
18
Ectomorphic : LEAN
19
Worker with a chair : BARBER
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Be a make-up artist? : LIE
21
Red fluorescent dye: Var. : EOSINE
22
1954 film set in 16th-century Japan : SEVENSAMURAI
24
Old cable inits. : TNN
25
They may get into a jam : GUAVAS
26
Low digits : TOES
27
Elite groups : OLIGARCHIES
29
About : INRE
30
Many garden plantings : ANNUALS
32
Most broad? : HAMMIEST
34
Wide shoe spec : EEE
37
1981 Alan Alda comedy, with "The" : FOURSEASONS
42
Underground network : ROOTS
43
Diplomat Silas : DEANE
45
Flip (out) : FREAK
46
Jubilant : ELATED
48
Barely beat : NIP
49
Director Welles : ORSON
50
Stockholm flier : SAS
51
1982 Dudley Moore tearjerker : SIXWEEKS
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British gun : STEN
55
In a sardonic way : WRYLY
56
Blood line : AORTA
57
Goldman ___ : SACHS
59
Pre-Q queue : MNOP
60
Some accents : BROGUES
63
Bad beginning? : MAL
66
Prof.'s helpers : TAS
67
More manly-chested : HAIRIER
70
Charged : RANAT
71
"Yeah, that'll happen!" : DREAMON
73
"All the Things You Are" composer : KERN
74
Avian meat : EMU
75
Wordsworth works : ODES
76
1983 Charles Bronson thriller : TENTOMIDNIGHT
79
Symbol : ICON
80
Fed. medical research group : NIH
81
Fey of "30 Rock" : TINA
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Supremos : LEADERS
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QB Favre : BRETT
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Child's activity? : COOKING
86
Candy holder : TIN
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Madrid Mrs. : SRA
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Browns slowly : BRAISES
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Roman man : UOMO
91
"___ new?" : WHATS
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Fights : BOUTS
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Pang : THROE
96
Tale : YARN
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1990 sequel to "Chinatown," with "The" : TWOJAKES
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Half of a 1955 merger: Abbr. : CIO
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January 1 events : BOWLS
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Colorado Indian : UTE
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Ghost : SPIRIT
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Instruments with keys : MOOGS
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Off : AMISS
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Christopher who wrote "Still Me" : REEVE
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1988 baseball flick : EIGHTMENOUT
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Emeritus: Abbr. : RET
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In an odd way : QUIRKILY
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Magazine success : RENEWAL
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Cart : HAUL
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Subscription card option : BILLMELATER
127
Feminine suffix : ENNE
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The Caribbean's ___ Islands : CAYMAN
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Suffix with glass : INE
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1987 Peter Falk crime caper : HAPPYNEWYEAR
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"Quantum Healing" author : CHOPRA
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Some linemen: Abbr. : RGS
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Heraldic silver : ARGENT
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Towel embroidery : HERS
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Reasons : CAUSES
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Summer clock setting: Abbr. : DST
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Entangle : SNARE
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Gridiron figs. : YDS
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Incomes : REVENUES
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Pause in verse : CAESURA
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Cape ___, Mass. : ANN
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"___ Said" (Neil Diamond hit) : IAMI
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Knock out, say : DRUG
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Start of a spell : ABRA
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Tail end : REAR
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"Love Story" author Segal : ERICH
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Last month : ULTIMO
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1995 Hugh Grant farce : NINEMONTHS
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Rock stats : DENSITIES
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Auspices : AEGIS
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With 81-Down, tradition suggested by this puzzle's theme : COUNTDOWNIN
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Bygone despot : TSAR
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1970 Jack Nicholson picture : FIVEEASYPIECES
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___ lark : ONA
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Thing in court : RES
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Original title of Beethoven's "Fidelio" : LEONORA
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Rafter's wood : BALSA
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Crooks : STAFFS
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Dover delicacy : SOLE
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Not liquidy : HARD
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Begins courting : ASKSOUT
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Cable staple since 1979 : ESPN
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Organic compound : ENOL
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Choosing-up word : EENY
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"___ needle pulling thread" ("The Sound of Music" lyric) : SEWA
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Flamenco cheer : OLE
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Rob Roy's refusal : NAE
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Co. shares : STK
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Overthrowing, e.g. : ERROR
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Twisty curve : ESS
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Temper : IRE
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Old IBM PC's : XTS
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Price reader : SCANNER
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Turkish V.I.P.'s : AGAS
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Feuding (with) : ATODDS
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Gas station adjunct, often : MART
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It may go for a couple of bucks : BRONC
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Dashboard feature : RADIO
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1932 romance with Maurice Chevalier : ONEHOURWITHYOU
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Actor with a mohawk : MRT
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Kind of harp : AEOLIAN
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Elegy : LAMENT
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Laugh sound : HEH
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Not play it straight : EMOTE
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Peewees : RUNTS
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Kind of test : DNA
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War stat : MIA
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Metric wts. : KGS
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Baseball's Martinez : TINO
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Part of E.S.L.: Abbr. : ENG
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Bank offering : IRA
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It's surrounded by white : IRIS
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See 13-Down : TIMESSQUARE
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Some cricketers : BATSMEN
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Popular smokes : KOOLS
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1999 film set in the Persian Gulf : THREEKINGS
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___ choy : BOK
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Parisian way : RUE
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Flamingo, e.g. : WATERBIRD
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Speedway letters : STP
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Huge financial loss : BATH
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It'll give you a lift : TBAR
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Instruction to a chauffeur : HOME
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Gagarin in space : YURI
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Golf's Michelle : WIE
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"... ___ quit!" : ORI
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Springy dance : JIG
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Joint proprietors : COOWNERS
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Cold-blooded pets : IGUANAS
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Horse handler : OSTLER
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Unload : SELL
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Like a Cyclops : ONEEYED
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Most loathsome : VILEST
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1545 council site : TRENT
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No more than : MERE
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Arm parts : ULNAS
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Jewish orgs. : YMHAS
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Concert gear : AMPS
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Bring in : EARN
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Org. for women drivers : LPGA
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Copycat : APER
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Actress Daly : TYNE
128
Junk bond rating : CCC
129
"I see!" : AHA
132
"___ me?" : WHY

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 9 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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