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SWAPPING PARTNERS

New York Times, Sunday, December 4, 2011

Author:
Kelsey Blakley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Kelsey Blakley

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 70 Missing: {JX} This is puzzle # 8 for Ms. Blakley. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 1204 ( 22,671 )
Across
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Secretaries, e.g. : DESKS
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Modern record holder? : IPOD
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Bucks : CLAMS
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Take ___ (doze) : ANAP
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Dow Jones industrial with the N.Y.S.E. symbol "AA" : ALCOA
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Cataract site : NILE
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"The Ten Commandments" role : AARON
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___ contendere (court plea) : NOLO
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Anaïs Nin, e.g.? : DIARYQUEEN
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Seizure at Sing Sing? : PRISONGRAB
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Title girl in a 1979 Fleetwood Mac hit : SARA
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Reverse : UNDO
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Cause for a kid's grounding : SASS
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Heavenly: Prefix : URANO
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Tech marvel of the 1940s : ENIAC
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"Adam-12" call, briefly : APB
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Pioneering : EARLYDAY
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Rice may be served in it : BED
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Heavenly voice of conscience? : INTERNALANGEL
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Figure in Raphael's "School of Athens" : EUCLID
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Going to hell : DOOMED
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Verbally attack, with "at" : LASHOUT
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Old switch attachment? : EROO
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Wrong : AMISS
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Due : OWED
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House of ___ (European dynasty) : ESTE
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Sailors' spars : BOWSPRITS
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Specialty of a couples therapist? : MARITALARTS
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"___ see it my way" (Beatles lyric) : TRYTO
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Razzed : GIBED
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Adams and Falco : EDIES
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Israel's Dayan : MOSHE
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Dear : TREASURED
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Capital and largest city of Ghana : ACCRA
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Gathering of spies : INTEL
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Fjord, e.g. : INLET
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Very good, in slang : BOFFO
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Courtroom jacket? : TRIALBLAZER
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Work in a chamber, say : LEGISLATE
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Scrutinizer : EYER
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Prone to acne, say : OILY
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Food item prized in French cuisine : MOREL
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De Matteo of "Desperate Housewives" : DREA
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Put right : RESTORE
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"Yeah, r-i-i-ight!" : MYFOOT
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Hypnotist Franz : MESMER
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Circus performer in makeup? : ROUGEELEPHANT
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Fashion inits. : YSL
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Starts, as a big meal : DIGSINTO
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Business partner, often : SON
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Reciprocal function in trig : COSEC
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Very sore : IRATE
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Island hopper? : FROG
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No voter : ANTI
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Herr's her : FRAU
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Storyteller for Satan? : DEVILSLIAR
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Improvement of a Standardbred's gait? : TROTREFORM
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"The ___ lama, he's a priest": Nash : ONEL
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Biology lab stain : EOSIN
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Dense : SLOW
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Rend : RIPUP
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Moolah : KALE
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Prefix with history : ETHNO
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Gorilla skilled in sign language : KOKO
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Kicks back : RESTS
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Many Little League coaches : DADS
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"Popular Fallacies" writer : ELIA
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One starting a stampede, maybe? : SCAREDCOW
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Much-read collection of verses : KORAN
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Suppose : SAY
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Rub with ointment, as in a religious ceremony : INUNCT
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Skewbald : PIED
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Bread spread : OLEO
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Burrow, for some : DEN
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Qualified : CAPABLE
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"___ and the Real Girl" (2007 movie) : LARS
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Up : ARISEN
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Criminal patterns, briefly : MOS
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Hostess ___ Balls : SNO
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Up in arms : ANGRY
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"WarGames" grp. : NORAD
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"The George & ___ Show" (old talk series) : ALANA
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Submarine : POBOY
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Dilemma : QUANDARY
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Sets to zero : NULLS
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Name sung over and over in a Monty Python skit : SPAM
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The last Pope Julius : III
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Década divisions : ANOS
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Decorative tip on a lace : AGLET
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___-thon (literary event) : READA
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English channel, familiarly, with "the" : BEEB
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Mark's replacement : EURO
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Counterpart of advertising : EDITORIAL
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Antarctica's ___ Ice Shelf : ROSS
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Votary : ADORER
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Became discouraged : LOSTHEART
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NyQuil targets : HEADCOLDS
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"Hamlet" courtier : OSRIC
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Downright : UTTER
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Nickname for Theresa : TESSA
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"Leather," in baseball : MITT
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Generous leeway : WIDEBERTH
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Onetime Procter & Gamble shampoo : PRELL
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Churl : MISER
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Be contiguous to : ABUT
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Pages (through) : LEAFS
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Kind of force : GALE
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Corner joint : MITER
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How some sandwiches are made : ONRYE
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Wallowing sites : STIES
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Cause of a breakdown : ENZYME
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___ of Venice : DOGE
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Movie genre : FILMNOIR
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Element used for shielding nuclear reactors : BORON
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Rank below capt. : LIEUT
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Möbius strip, e.g. : LOOP
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Troops' harvest? : ARMYCROPS
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Athletic supporters? : TEES
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Title below marquis : EARL
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Big name in faucets : MOEN
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Balcony window : ORIEL
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"What's it gonna be?" : YESORNO
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Whip : FLOG
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Some "Men in Black" characters, for short : ETS
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Card game akin to Authors : GOFISH
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Time for the balcony scene in "Romeo and Juliet" : ACTTWO
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Managed : DIDOK
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"The Faerie Queene" character : IRENA
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It may punctuate a court order : GAVEL
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Fence straddler : STILE
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Annual advertising award : EFFIE
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It may come in buckets : RAIN
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First name at Woodstock : ARLO
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Barnes & Noble electronic reader : NOOK
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Stuck in ___ : ARUT
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Tag callers? : UMPS
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"Get it?" : SEE
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Bunch : LOT
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Reproachful cluck : TSK
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Mess up : ERR

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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