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READ IT AND WEEP

New York Times, Sunday, December 7, 2003

Author:
Sherry O. Blackard
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Sherry O. Blackard

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 136, Blocks: 73 Missing: {J} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 29 for Ms. Blackard. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 1207 ( 19,752 )
Across
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Spot of bubbly? : HOTTUB
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View from Fontanarossa Intl. Airport : MTETNA
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Workers with lines : FISHERS
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Some time : AWHILE
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Conger : SEAEEL
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The gardener in "The Marriage of Figaro" : ANTONIO
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In other words, mom or dad will have to operate it : NEEDSADULTSUPERVISION
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Actress Bening : ANNETTE
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Obeys : LISTENS
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What's left in France : RESTE
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Co-star of TV's "Dharma & Greg" : ELFMAN
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Smits of the N.B.A. : RIK
33
Article at the Louvre : LES
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In other words, no way it'll perform as advertised : YOURRESULTSMAYDIFFER
43
"Two Years Before the Mast" author : DANA
44
Math calculations : SLOPES
45
Morales of "N.Y.P.D. Blue" : ESAI
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Exhibitionist, informally : SHOWBOAT
50
"Mockingbird" singer Foxx, 1963 : INEZ
52
Word from a coxswain : STROKE
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In other words, it'll break in 24 hours : USEONLYASRECOMMENDED
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Ticket info : GATE
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Heartache : WOE
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Preceder of an un-altared name? : NEE
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Four quarters : ONE
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Relatives of "Gee whiz" and "Shucks!" : DANGS
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Marvel Comics heroes : XMEN
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Dentist's order : OPEN
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Hammerin' Hank : AARON
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Tokyo before 1868 : EDO
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Not 'neath : OER
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Cerise or magenta, e.g. : HUE
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Make legally effective : SIGN
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In other words, mom or dad will be out at midnight searching for an open store : BATTERIESNOTINCLUDED
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Book closing : THEEND
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New Look designer : DIOR
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Simpatico response : IHEARYOU
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Work without ___ (be daring) : ANET
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Imagined : DREAMT
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Pieces of one's mind?: Abbr. : EEGS
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In other words, it comes in 100 tiny pieces : SOMEASSEMBLYREQUIRED
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See 108-Across : GUM
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Hula hoop? : LEI
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Depletes : USESUP
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___ citato (footnote phrase) : OPERE
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With 102-Across, a candy counter item since 1962 : TRIDENT
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More compact : SOLIDER
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In other words, you must spend $500 more to please your child : FIGURESSOLDSEPARATELY
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One way to stop : ONADIME
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Go-getters : TIGERS
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Promised land : UTOPIA
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Minds : RESENTS
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Cartoonist Tex and others : AVERYS
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One of the smart set : MENSAN
Down
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Tennis's Mandlikova : HANA
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___ Wilson of "The Royal Tenenbaums" : OWEN
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In that case : THEN
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Beach eroder : TIDE
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Donegal's home : ULSTER
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Part of a 1960's invasion : BEATLE
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E. Lansing school : MSU
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Bare one's soul : TELLALL
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Erode : EATINTO
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"Working Girl" girl : TESS
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Neither masc. nor fem. : NEUT
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Mont Blanc, e.g., locally : ALPE
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Unseen area of the moon : FARSIDE
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Bill: Abbr. : INV
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Affect emotionally : STIR
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It may be coiled, but it never strikes : HOSE
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Isolate : ENISLE
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Hooligan, maybe : RIOTER
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Sound units : SONES
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Webster's entries: Abbr. : DEFS
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Prof. 'iggins : ENRY
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Hardly fresh : MUSTY
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Message on a candy heart : KISSME
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N.F.L. stat: Abbr. : YDS
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Home of Iolani Palace : OAHU
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Spanish articles : UNOS
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Steak tartare ingredient, maybe : RAWEGG
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Chrysler Building feature : SPIRE
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Word on the wall, in Daniel : MENE
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"Wait ___!" : ASEC
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Lot : FATE
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Granular snow atop a glacier : FIRN
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Fluff pieces : BOAS
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Hudson Bay prov. : ONT
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Anna Karenina's husband : ALEXEI
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Court defense : ZONE
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Reputation : ODOR
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Game of chance : KENO
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Fall locale : EDEN
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Blow away : AWE
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Prince, e.g. : SON
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Good guy : MENSCH
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Corporate woe : DEBT
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Wife of Esau : ADAH
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Do, for example : NOTE
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Equine star : MRED
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Like one who fans : OUT
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National Gallery architect : PEI
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Orinoco flow : AGUA
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Peace Nobelist Sakharov : ANDREI
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Tough row to hoe : ORDEAL
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Biblical peak : HOREB
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Martinique, par exemple : ILE
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Kind of spirit : TEAM
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Feminine suffix : ENNE
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Pro or con : SIDE
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What's expected : NORM
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Saltpeter, to a Brit : NITRE
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One who is "just looking" : EYER
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Venetian bigwig : DOGE
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Currency exchange board abbr. : USD
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Flies over the Nile : TSETSES
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Four-time Indy 500 winner : ALUNSER
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Head-scratcher : MYSTERY
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Face-up : SUPINE
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Some sorority women : OMEGAS
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"Dear" ones : SIRS
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She, to Sophia : ESSA
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Business necessity? : QUORUM
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Burning the midnight oil : UPLATE
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Dig : GOFOR
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Like starers : RUDE
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Oscar-winning role for Julia : ERIN
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Tad : IOTA
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Mid 6th-century year : DLIV
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Head start : EDGE
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"I have ___ good authority" : ITON
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Passbook amts. : DEPS
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Essayist's alias : ELIA
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Tom Clancy hero : RYAN
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CPR specialist : EMT
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Certain addenda: Abbr. : PSS

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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