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PUT IT TOGETHER

New York Times, Sunday, December 4, 2005

Author:
Eric Berlin and Craig Kasper
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
416/23/200211/11/20183
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1.52361
Eric Berlin
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1612/5/199710/21/20075
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1.58211
Craig Kasper

This puzzle:

Rows: 23, Columns: 23 Words: 170, Blocks: 100 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 21 for Mr. Berlin. This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Kasper. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York TimesNo. 1204 ( 20,480 )
Across
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Diner option : BOOTH
6
Rice University mascot : OWL
9
Place to perform : VENUE
14
Top of the line : SUPERB
20
Certain scholar : RABBI
21
Top of a clock dial : XII
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Puts into action : EXERTS
24
Nobelist Sakharov : ANDREI
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First-stringers : ATEAM
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Football amts. : YDS
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Mrs. John Quincy Adams : LOUISA
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Do worse than : LOSETO
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Solidify : GEL
30
"Now ___ it!" : IGET
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Monopoly quartet: Abbr. : RRS
32
Tire holders : RIMS
34
Sellers's foil, in the "Pink Panther" movies : LOM
35
Give life to : ANIMATE
38
1966 film western set in Texas : WACO
40
Cassio's rival : IAGO
41
Ripped : TORE
42
143A + 144A : CHINACABINETCONTENTS
47
Grp. with eligibility requirements : NCAA
49
Certain supports : IBARS
50
Unloading site : PIER
51
Fast-moving piano piece : RAG
52
14A + 6A : FOOTBALLCHAMPIONSHIP
57
Completely : ALL
58
Old video game inits. : NES
59
Channels: Abbr. : STNS
60
Many of the Marshall Islands : ATOLLS
64
"Follow me" : DOASIDO
67
Slowly : ADAGIO
71
Sixth-grader, usually : PRETEEN
72
Craggy peak : TOR
73
Amtrak train : ACELA
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Called across the field : MOOED
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You might shake on it : DEAL
78
146A + 9A : THOROUGHFAREINNEWYORK
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Percolate : SEEP
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Tricky billiards shot : MASSE
85
"L'Arlésienne" composer : BIZET
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"The One I Love" group : REM
87
Stadium parking lot habitué : SCALPER
89
Some French wines, informally : RHONES
91
Bests at the dinner table : OUTEATS
95
Caught a glance of : ESPIED
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"Take one" : HERE
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Where a water mint grows : FEN
99
Sound of support : RAH
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1A + 145A : GRAVEYARDINDODGECITY
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Sounds of satisfaction : AHS
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Rank above viscount : EARL
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Classic theater : ODEON
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Percolate : OOZE
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20A + 142A : OLDTELEVISIONANTENNA
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___ Point Lighthouse, on Buzzards Bay : NEDS
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Abbé de l'___, sign language pioneer : EPEE
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Instruction to an equestrian : TROT
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Séance holders : MYSTICS
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Mad. ___ : AVE
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Moonshine mix : MASH
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Buddy : MAC
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Acronym since 1960 : OPEC
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Lake Okeechobee's state: Abbr. : FLA
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Bought out the store, say : BINGED
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Eyepiece : OCULAR
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Rattle : JAR
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Lift : STEAL
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Withstand : ENDURE
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Gary of "CSI: NY" : SINISE
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Louisville museum subject : ALI
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Outpouring from ducts : TEARS
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Movie preview : TEASER
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Bad habits : VICES
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"___ bite!" : ILL
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Hood's place : PARKA
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Actress Sonia : BRAGA
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Like granola : OATEN
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Symbols marking spurious passages in old manuscripts : OBELI
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Not yet decided: Abbr. : TBA
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Half of an everyday duo : HIM
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About 21% of the atmosphere : OXYGEN
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Off, as a pitch : WIDE
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It's just one thing after another : LIST
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M.p.h. : VEL
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Head-turning experience? : EXORCISM
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Synapse neighbor : NEURON
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"Trinity" author : URIS
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Some characters in "The X Files," for short : ETS
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Gravlax base : SALMON
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Spanish ones : UNOS
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A.P.B. broadcasters : PDS
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By and by : ERELONG
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Many a zinger : RETORT
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Ecological units : BIOMES
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Crusaders' enemies : SARACENS
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"Lord, is ___?" : ITI
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Stravinsky and others : IGORS
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Future doc's exam : MCAT
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Queequeg's captain : AHAB
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Crib cry : WAAH
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"East of Eden" woman : ABRA
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Suffix with exped- : ITION
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Old White House scandal : TEAPOTDOME
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Has a temperature, say : AILS
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Toronto media inits. : CBC
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Perfectly illustrate : EPITOMIZE
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Played out : TRITE
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Court plea, for short : NOLO
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Carbonated choice : COLA
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Rage : FAD
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Perseus' wife, in myth : ANDROMEDA
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Writer Rosten : LEO
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Pressure unit: Abbr. : PSI
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Achieved through great effort : HARDWRUNG
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What a rake may do : LEER
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Little hole, maybe : LEAK
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NBC offering, in brief : SNL
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They turn at busy intersections : STOPLIGHTS
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Super ending? : IOR
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German cries : ACHS
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Postponements : DEFERRALS
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Taking after : ALA
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"___ Talks" (1984 movie) : GARBO
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Capital of Poland : PEE
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Ashcroft and Reno, e.g.: Abbr. : AGS
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Snake eyes : ONES
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Mich. neighbor : ONT
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P.I.'s : TECS
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Pile : HEAP
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Former Mideast inits. : UAR
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German article : EIN
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Even so : YET
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Burlington-to-Brattleboro dir. : SSE
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Inherently : PERSE
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5-Down's partner : HER
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Ref. staple : OED
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London Bridge's home now: Abbr. : ARIZ
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Poet laureate of 1700 : TATE
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Short : SHY
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Junkings : HEAVEHOS
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High nest: Var. : EYRIE
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Helvetica is one : FONT
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Number twos : VEEPS
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Entrance frame : DOORCASE
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"___ idea!" : IDNO
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Straight, or straightened : NEAT
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Slip on : DON
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Long periods : EONS
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Checked item : COAT
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Extras : ADDENDA
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For money : ONABET
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Ted of "Monk" : LEVINE
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Column one story : LEADER
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Leaning to the right : ITALIC
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Food Network name : EMERIL
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Home of Times Sq. and Columbus Cir. : NYC
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"Alas ..." : IFEAR
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University in Worcester, Mass. : CLARK
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Lively dance : SALSA
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Insignificant : MERE
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Tax-free bond, briefly : MUNI
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City east of Santa Barbara : OJAI
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Gloomy atmosphere : PALL
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Gloomy guy : GUS
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Kind of engr. : CIV
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___ gestae : RES
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Racing car product : STP
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Sri Lanka export : TEA

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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