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IT'S IN THERE!

New York Times, Sunday, February 10, 2002

Author:
Harvey Estes & Nancy Salomon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Harvey Estes
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Nancy Salomon

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 63 for Mr. Estes. This is puzzle # 82 for Ms. Salomon. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 0210 ( 19,087 )
Across
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One of the friends on "Friends" : ROSS
5
Fictional circumnavigator : FOGG
9
Does a Sylvester impression : LISPS
14
Mosque heads : IMAMS
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"... for ___ care!" : ALLI
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Superman's mother : LARA
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Key : ISLET
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Favorite babysitters, maybe : NANAS
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For-display-only deli items? : FAUXPITAS
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Protest that eventually dies out? : MORTALSITIN
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Shooter's setting : FSTOP
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Pitcher's delivery : SPIEL
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Girded : STEELED
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Potherb mint : HYSSOP
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Joust verbally : SPAR
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Eden was one : EARL
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Gut reaction? : OOF
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"Ed Wood" director Burton : TIM
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Causes of rain in London? : BRITAINSTORMS
44
Touch upon : ABUT
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Aeneas abandoned her : DIDO
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Poets' dark periods : EENS
49
Prize : ESTEEM
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Song that doesn't go on forever? : FINITETUNE
53
Small portions : DRAMS
55
Class-conscious org.? : NEA
56
Matzoh meal? : SEDER
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At the front of the line : NEXT
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Harry's successor : IKE
60
Ice cream purchases : PINTS
62
Museum piece : RELIC
65
Like some restaurant orders : TOGO
67
Where El Niño comes from : SPANISH
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Decision for Dracula? : TOBITEORNOTTOBITE
72
Track meet lineup : HURDLES
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Flies and such : BAIT
75
Come after : ENSUE
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Do away with : ERASE
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Dallas dribbler, briefly : MAV
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See 80-Down : CUBS
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Fiesta fare : TACOS
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23rd Hebrew letter : TAV
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Phantasmal : EERIE
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Baby bloomer? : PETITEROSE
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Anxious : UNEASY
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Political columnist Charen : MONA
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Star sci. : ASTR
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Satirist Mort : SAHL
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Well-mannered gymnast? : POLITEVAULTER
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Danube locale: Abbr. : AUS
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Mule of song : SAL
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Rough breathing : RALE
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Channel choker : SILT
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Erred big-time : BLEWIT
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Targets, collectively : HITLIST
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"Star Wars" name : VADER
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Mr. Television : BERLE
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Kilted musician everyone feels sorry for? : PITIEDPIPER
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Flippant attitude toward the I.R.S.? : TAXLEVITY
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Frog removers? : AHEMS
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Squeezing (out) : EKING
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Censorship-fighting org. : ACLU
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Watering holes : INNS
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Rival of Ajax : COMET
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Salon job : RINSE
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Literally, "injured" : LESE
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"Hud" Oscar winner : NEAL
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W.W. II bombers : RAF
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Norwegian saint : OLAF
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Money for who-knows-what : SLUSHFUND
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A mile a minute : SIXTY
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Half a platter : FLIPSIDE
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Bit in a horse's mouth : OAT
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Fathom : GRASP
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Have a sudden inspiration? : GASP
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Green dessert : LIMEPIE
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Walled off : ISOLATED
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Camera type, briefly : SLR
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Bad moods : PETS
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___ Island : STATEN
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Magazine fallout? : INSERTS
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One-piece swimsuit : MAILLOT
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Pay to play : ANTE
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Marian, for one : MAID
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1040 info: Abbr. : SSN
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Put up : POST
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Flat contracts : LEASES
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Med. country : ISR
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Drop : OMIT
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Went wild : RANRIOT
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Bozos : OAFS
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Stage award : OBIE
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Exemplar of dryness : BONE
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Author Dinesen : ISAK
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"The Day the Earth Stood Still" star Michael : RENNIE
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Boy-girl link : MEETS
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Hard show to get tickets for : SMASH
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Bars on cars : TIERODS
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No Mensa member : DUNCE
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Soprano : TREBLE
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One of a Hollywood crowd? : EXTRA
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Quantum physics particle : MESON
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Mixer of a sort : TONIC
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Nevada native : PAIUTE
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Deeply touched, perhaps : INTEARS
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Many an excuse : LIE
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Knocker's announcement : ITSME
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Stood : GOTUP
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"Mystery!" shower : PBS
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Go places : TRAVEL
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Hardly subtle : OBVIOUS
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Lab work : TESTS
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In a lather : HETUP
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Heavens: Prefix : URANO
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First word of Virgil's "Aeneid" : ARMA
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With 79-Across, babes in the woods? : BEAR
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Place to patrol : COASTLINE
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Dept. of Labor arm : OSHA
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Convince : SELL
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Lens cover? : EYELID
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Adds pizazz to : ENLIVENS
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Leaning letters: Abbr. : ITAL
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Staunch : TRUEBLUE
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Some advertisers buy it : AIRTIME
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Most musty : STALEST
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Not in custody : ATLARGE
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Evening bell : VESPER
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Announcement in a waiting area: Abbr. : ETD
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___'Pea : SWEE
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Support : BRACE
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Monte ___ of Cooperstown : IRVIN
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"Farmer in the Dell" syllables : HIHO
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Tabloid twosome : ITEM
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Polynesian pendant : TIKI
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Bibliog. space saver : ETAL
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European erupter : ETNA
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D.C. donator : PAC
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Olympics souvenir : PIN
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Big sizes, briefly : XLS
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Fashion letters : YSL

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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