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DOUBLE BREAK POINT

New York Times, Sunday, December 6, 2009

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 134, Blocks: 72 Missing: {JKQZ} This is puzzle # 125 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 1206 ( 21,943 )
Across
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Like mountains and maps : SCALED
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"The Lord of the Rings" dwarf : GIMLI
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Attack helicopter : COBRA
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1930s heavyweight champ known as the Ambling Alp : CARNERA
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Choose not to cook, say : EATOUT
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Plays at maximum volume : BLARES
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Deciding the best man is better, perhaps? : CHANGINGGROOMS
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As yet unactualized : LATENT
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Where Caleb was sent as a spy : CANAAN
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Seaside bird : ERN
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Memento of an old athletic injury? : SPORTSSCAR
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Suave competitor : PRELL
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Many a shipment to Detroit : STEEL
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Air play? : PASS
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Med. care provider : HMO
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Nitpicks? : ASSAULTTRIFLES
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Uses as a source : CITES
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Like a foreboding sky : GRAY
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What white flour lacks : BRAN
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West Bank grp. : PLO
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Majestic : STATELY
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Professorial material? : TWEED
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Bottom line? : FOOTER
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Sorters' formations : PILES
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Architect of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao : GEHRY
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Double or nothing, say? : NEWWAGER
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Gambler's declaration : IMIN
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Hymn starter : GLORIA
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Like many rugs : WOVEN
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Keats's "___ on Indolence" : ODE
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Pickett's Charge participant : REB
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Begging soldiers? : TROOPPLEADERS
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Co. of which Howard Hughes became the principal shareholder in 1939 : TWA
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___ rigueur (literally) : ALA
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Call before a football game : HEADS
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Manchester moms : MATERS
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Handle : GRIP
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Young scientists who are impossible to work with? : LABBRATS
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Tips : LISTS
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View from the Quai d'Orsay : SEINE
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Sir ___, nephew of King Arthur : GARETH
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X-ray view : BONES
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Gave birth to a litter : WHELPED
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Triumphant cry : YES
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Kick in the rear, maybe : PROD
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Senate tie breaker : VEEP
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Country whose name means "warrior king" : GHANA
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Things heard after thumbs are hit with hammers? : CARPENTERRANTS
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Languish : ROT
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Water carrier : MAIN
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Maker of "the plow that broke the Plains" : DEERE
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Prostitute who protected Israelite spies, in Joshua : RAHAB
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Holder of pet electrons, protons and neutrons? : ATOMICCAGE
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Windup : END
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Pro ___ (for one's country) : PATRIA
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Get by somehow : MANAGE
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Reductions in rank that aren't entirely bad? : MIXEDDEMOTIONS
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Key holders : PIANOS
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Spectacular autumn trees : ASPENS
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Up : ELEVATE
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Setting of Van Gogh's "Cafe Terrace at Night" : ARLES
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Shy : SHORT
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Adjusts for daylight saving, e.g. : RESETS
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Large hot spot : SAHARA
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Heavy lifters : CRANES
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Archival material : ANNALS
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They're set for drinking and smoking : LEGALAGES
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John-Boy Walton's sister : ERIN
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Brown who wrote "The Lost Symbol" : DAN
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Earn : GARNER
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Skater Midori : ITO
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Farmyard chorus : MOOS
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Mattress problem : LUMP
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"Come on in!" : ITSOPEN
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School cards : CLASSCLOWNS
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Muesli ingredients : OATS
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"Mother Courage and Her Children" playwright : BRECHT
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Call again? : RENAME
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Minute Maid Park players : ASTROS
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Letters on old rubles : CCCP
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Great white ___ : EGRET
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Lunch orders that are typically sliced in half : BLTS
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Los Angeles museum, with "the" : GETTY
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Coll. dorm overseers : RAS
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Off : SLAY
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Tolerant of other opinions : LIBERALMINDED
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It might have an extension: Abbr. : URL
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James who wrote "A Million Little Pieces" : FREY
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Boyo : LAD
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Trace : IOTA
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Superheroes have them : POWERS
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Galaxy shape : SPIRAL
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Delay : TIMELAG
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"Arabian Nights" opener? : ALIBABA
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Olympics ideal : TEN
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Competitors of Wahoos and Tar Heels : TERPS
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It's most useful when it's cracked : WHIP
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Peggy Lee's signature song : FEVER
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Vanity case? : EGOTRIP
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Médoc, for one : REDWINE
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Stock in trade : GOODS
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Stem joints : NODES
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Brought in : REAPED
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Hall-of-Famers : GREATS
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Reluctant : LOATH
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South Los Angeles district : WATTS
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1986 film featuring Chevy Chase as Dusty Bottoms : THREEAMIGOS
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Affluence : EASE
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Cream alternative : GEL
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___ Mawr College : BRYN
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Ankh's top : LOOP
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Becomes layered while settling : SEPARATES
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Shaker's sound : BRR
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"___ here!" : WERE
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"Away From ___" (Julie Christie film) : HER
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Headwear also known as jipijapas : PANAMAS
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Colorado's Mesa ___ : VERDE
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Rocking chair storyteller : GRAMPA
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Empty words : HOTAIR
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Keyless : ATONAL
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Pres. title : CIC
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"You ___ bother" : NEEDNT
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Looks after : TENDS
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Best guide around town, probably : NATIVE
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Dewlap's place : THROAT
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They're all good : SAINTS
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Bullets, in Texas hold'em : ACES
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Dishonorable : BASE
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Horsehair source : MANE
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"Intolerance" actress Lillian : GISH
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Fair : EXPO
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Subway car feature : POLE
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Suffix with slogan : EER
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France's Belle-Île-en-___ : MER

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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