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TWO OUTS

New York Times, Sunday, December 8, 2013

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 76 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 182 for Mr. Berry. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jeff Chen notes:
I've been hesitant to give Patrick Berry POWs! even though most of his puzzles deserve them, in order to give others a chance. But this week I couldn't help it, as I found this Sunday ... read more
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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 1208 ( 23,406 )
Across
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Palindromic band name : ABBA
5
Tosca's feeling for Cavaradossi : AMORE
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Spring for a vacation : SPA
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Hawaiian tourist purchases : UKES
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"___ yourself" : BRACE
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Cow catcher : ROPER
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Red wine drinker's paradise? : SHANGRILA
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Employee at the Ron Paul Archive? : LIBERTARIAN
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Pitch that fixes everything? : CURVEBALL
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"Strange Magic" band, briefly : ELO
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Dollar bill featuring a portrait of Duran Duran's lead singer? : SIMONLEBON
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IRS Form 5498 subject : IRA
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Street caution : SLOW
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Ball with a yellow stripe : NINE
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Shiner? : SUN
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Willowy : SLENDER
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Like a robot's voice : TONELESS
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Still : ATREST
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Architect Saarinen : EERO
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Blue expanse : SEA
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Follow closely : DOG
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Hair-raising shout : EEK
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"___ te absolvo" (priest's phrase) : EGO
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The one puppy that can read? : LITTERMATE
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Creator of perfect whirlpools? : MAELSTROM
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Baath Party member : ARAB
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Uncommunicative : SILENT
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Political title of the 1930s-'40s : ILDUCE
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Counter formations : LINES
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Mix in a tank : GASOHOL
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Overextend oneself? : STRETCH
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Classical guitarist Segovia : ANDRES
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Adds to the batter, say : STIRSIN
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In a kooky manner : ZANILY
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Buttonholed : WAYLAID
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Given a home : ADOPTED
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Triumphant song : PAEAN
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"This isn't making sense" : IMLOST
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Whom John Bull symbolizes : BRITON
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Have an objection : MIND
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Minor-league championship flag? : PENNYANTE
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Alienate a New Jersey city? : EASTORANGE
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Biblical priest of Shiloh : ELI
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Blue expanse : SKY
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"Man of Steel" actress Adams : AMY
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Sully : MAR
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Go on strike : WALK
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Film crowd : EXTRAS
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CBS spinoff that ran for 10 seasons : CSIMIAMI
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How sports cars are contoured : SLEEKLY
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"Cover ___ Face" (P. D. James's first novel) : HER
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Distress : PAIN
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Actor Jack of oaters : ELAM
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Cousin of a crumble : PIE
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Begat a soft place to sleep? : FEATHERBED
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Burlesque garment : BRA
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"Charge!," to Duracells? : BATTLECRY
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Satisfying finale coming to pass? : HAPPYENDING
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Labeled idiotic? : BRAINDEAD
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First name in photography : ANSEL
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Nickname for Palmer : ARNIE
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"Don't be a spoilsport!" : CMON
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Savory condiment : SOY
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Variety show fodder : SKITS
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Trader ___ : JOES
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Most qualified : ABLEST
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Relative of S.O.S : BRILLO
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Galoot : BABOON
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One-hit wonder? : ACE
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Friend of d'Artagnan : ARAMIS
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Thick bunch? : MORONS
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Venture a thought : OPINE
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Unfeigned : REAL
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Miranda of the Miranda warning : ERNESTO
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Avoid : SHUN
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Course listing : PAR
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Percussion instrument in "Maxwell's Silver Hammer" : ANVIL
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Sophisticated : URBANE
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Automaker that started as a bicycle company : KIA
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Bent pipe : ELL
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"She's a good old worker and a good old pal," in song : SAL
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Med. workplaces : ERS
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Tea go-with : SCONE
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"Days of Heaven" co-star : GERE
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Would-be singers' liabilities : TINEARS
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Little town : BURG
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Site of a 1963 J.F.K. speech : WESTBERLIN
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Chargers and coursers : STEEDS
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Forest game : DEER
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"By that logic ..." : ERGO
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Boarder's domain : ROOM
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Director Daniels of "The Butler" : LEE
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Of the lymph glands : ADENOID
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Signet ring feature : SEAL
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Dropper? : KLUTZ
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Steven Bochco series : LALAW
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Youngest of Chekhov's "Three Sisters" : IRINA
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Eldest Best Actress winner : TANDY
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Acronymic aircraft name : MIG
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Wistful remark : ALAS
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With a will : TESTATE
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It's "well regulated" in the Constitution : MILITIA
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Quarrel : SCRAP
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"Lovergirl" singer : TEENAMARIE
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Pulsation : THROB
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Morally degraded : SEAMY
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Fish hawks : OSPREYS
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Cross-promotion : TIEIN
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Streetcar sound : CLANG
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Chrissie in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame : HYNDE
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Start of a George Eliot title : SILAS
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N.B.A. team originally called the Americans : NETS
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Elephant's opposite, symbolically : DONKEY
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URL component : DOT
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Zeus swore oaths upon it : STYX
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Excited Oscars attendee : NOMINEE
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Nave furniture : PEWS
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Airline that doesn't fly on religious holidays : ELAL
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Khartoum's river : NILE
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Run headlong into : RAM
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Datum in a house listing : AREA
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___ Vineyard : MARTHAS
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Confined : KEPTIN
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"I thought ____ never leave!" : THEYD
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Pile on the floor : CARPET
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Soothsayers of old : SIBYLS
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Person prone to sunburn : ALBINO
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Last Hitchcock film with Tippi Hedren : MARNIE
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Some Google search results : IMAGES
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Hot pot locale : KILN
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English film festival city : LEEDS
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It "hits the spot," per old radio ads : PEPSI
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Begin to show wear : FRAY
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Yarn quantity : HANK
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Hair strands? : DNA
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"EastEnders" network : BBC
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Shot spot : ARM
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Metaphysical concept : TAO
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Fortune cover subj. : CEO
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Longtime Sixers nickname : DRJ

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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