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REVERSE ENGLISH

New York Times, Sunday, February 10, 2008

Author:
Bill Zais
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 77 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. Zais. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0210 ( 21,278 )
Across
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Inferior : THIRDRATE
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Puzzle page favorite : REBUS
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S. Amer. land : ECUA
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Like some addresses : ORATORICAL
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Communist's belief : UTOPIANISM
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Part of a blouse that touches the waist? : TOPSBOTTOM
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The real scoop about lipids? : FATSSKINNY
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They're better than F.G.'s : TDS
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Portion of a drag queen's wardrobe : BOAS
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Bumptious : PUSHY
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Toy company that launched Rubik's Cube : IDEAL
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Bad ___ : REP
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Snowmobile parts : SKIS
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Professional with an x-ray machine: Abbr. : DDS
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Underage child of a military officer? : MAJORSMINOR
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Nonsense of a market pessimist? : BEARSBULL
44
Affirm : AVOW
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Oven maker : AMANA
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Caught in ___ : ALIE
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Biblical birthright seller : ESAU
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Oscar winner Hunt : LINDA
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Glad Wrap competitor : SARAN
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Pianist Dame Myra : HESS
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Missy Elliott's "___ What I'm Talkin' About" : DATS
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Toil of a Broadway show? : PLAYSWORK
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Match for a bad guy? : HEAVYSLIGHT
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Owns : HAS
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Fine-tune : HONE
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Italian port on the Adriatic : BARI
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Make ___ of : AMESS
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Sam's Club competitor : COSTCO
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Yes : ASSENT
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Watchdog org.? : ASPCA
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Fixes : RIGS
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Hair behind the ears, maybe : MANE
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E-mail directive: Abbr. : FWD
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What can produce a "boing!"? : SPRINGSFALL
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Ardor of a new employee? : HIRESFIRE
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Bookstore sect. : BIOG
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"Our Gang" affirmative : OTAY
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Stop early : ABORT
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Botulin, e.g. : TOXIN
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"___ la Douce," 1963 film : IRMA
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Charlie's Angels, e.g. : TRIO
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Tally mark : NOTCH
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Torn : RENT
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Comeback of a Japanese game? : GOSRETURN
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Singer Johnny's gallop? : CASHSCHARGE
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It can be measured in gigs : RAM
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So : VERY
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"Yo!" : HEY
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Over : AGAIN
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Molière's Harpagon, e.g. : MISER
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Prosperity : WEAL
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Go the other way : ZAG
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Privilege of liberals? : LEFTSRIGHT
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Road in Yellowstone? : PARKSDRIVE
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Become level : FLATTENOUT
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Darlin' : SWEETIEPIE
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Give it ___ : ATRY
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Say yes : AGREE
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Reason to take Valium : TENSENESS
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Trampled : TROD
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Accidents : HAPS
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"___ Alive!" (1974 thriller) : ITS
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One looking for a lift? : ROBBER
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Wilts : DROOPS
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Comic Rudner : RITA
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New Testament book : ACTS
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"The way of nature" : TAO
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Popular street name : ELM
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Patriot Putnam of the American Revolution : RUFUS
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When planes are due, for short : ETAS
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Equivocator's choice : BOTH
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Child-raiser's cry? : UPSYDAISY
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Start of a cheer : SIS
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City WNW of Stillwater : ENID
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François Truffaut's field : CINE
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West Point rival, for short : USNA
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___ nitrate : AMYL
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Polo Grounds legend : OTT
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Words sung before and after "is just" : AKISS
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Literally, "fish tooth" : PIRANHA
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Rambunctious : ROWDY
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Lewis Carroll creature : SNARK
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Hawaii's ___ Coast : KONA
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Habiliments : DRESS
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"Happy Days" character : MALPH
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Province of central Spain : AVILA
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Villain in "Martin Chuzzlewit" : JONAS
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"National Treasure" group : MASONS
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Turkish hospice : IMARET
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Believers in the spiritual unity of all people : BAHAIS
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Roadside sign abbr. : ELEV
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Obscure : BEDIM
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Gas bill info : USAGE
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Roofing items : LATHS
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Yearns (for) : LUSTS
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Refuse holder : ASHCAN
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It's pitched : WOO
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Times gone by : ERAS
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Current : LATEST
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Be angry : BOIL
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It's kept within the lines, usually : CRAYON
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Sully : SMIRCH
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"At the ___ Core," 1976 sci-fi film : EARTHS
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Laredo-to-Fort Worth dir. : NNE
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Comparable in size : ASBIG
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Veep after Hubert : SPIRO
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Destinations of some limos : PROMS
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Perfecto, e.g. : CIGAR
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One taking a quick look : GLANCER
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Handyman : FIXER
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Squeeze-dry : WRING
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Al ___ : DENTE
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Must, informally : GOTTA
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Ukulele activity : STRUMMING
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Playable : FAIR
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___-totsy : HOTSY
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Venture : FORAY
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Erymanthian ___, fourth labor of Hercules : BOAR
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Artist Max : ERNST
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Pure : CHASTE
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Restrained : HELDIN
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Sports car since '53 : VETTE
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Italian wheels : ALFA
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Moola : GELT
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Miles away : AFAR
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___-bitty : ITTY
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"The Lay of the Host of ___" (old Russian epic poem) : IGOR
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Elisabeth of "Leaving Las Vegas" : SHUE
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Small warbler : WREN
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Makes (out) : EKES
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Speeds : ZIPS
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Alamo battler? : AVIS
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1,000 smackers : GEE
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Actor Stephen : REA
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West Coast hrs. : PST
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Wow : AWE
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"Riddle-me-___" : REE

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

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