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AS ELMER FUDD WOULD SAY...

New York Times, Sunday, February 11, 1996

Author:
Harvey Estes
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Harvey Estes

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 70 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 26 for Mr. Estes. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 0211 ( 16,896 )
Across
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Bumps one's gums : GABS
5
Miles of film : SARAH
10
Barefaced : BOLD
14
Model for the writer La Fontaine : AESOP
19
I.R.S.'s tax portion, seemingly? : ALLTHEWAGE
21
The buck private stops here : ENCAMPMENT
23
Fridge device : EVAPORATOR
24
Marry feisty lady? : WEDHOTMAMA
25
Gizmos for office files : LABELERS
26
___Fernando : SAN
27
Friendless : LONELY
28
Mind : TEND
29
Retiring : TIMID
31
Sandra Bullock film, with "The" : NET
32
Jenny Lind, e.g. : SWEDE
34
Show overanticipation : DROOL
35
"Henry IV" role : FALSTAFF
40
Kind of jacket : NEHRU
41
Street vendor's offering : FRANK
42
Abductor of Helen : PARIS
43
Start of a drive : TEE
44
Summer abroad : ETE
45
Slalom markers : POLES
47
George Meredith novel, with "The" : EGOIST
49
Ominous cloud : PALL
50
Check : STEM
52
Day's end : NIGHTFALL
54
Red River delta city : HANOI
55
Musical standouts : SOLOISTS
57
Inclines : HILLS
58
Speaker's aid : LARYNX
59
Runs in place : IDLES
60
Lounges : LOLLS
61
Overhaul : RENEW
62
Manhattan buyer : MINUIT
64
Monte___ : CARLO
65
Sleeper's problem : BADDREAM
68
Word of surrender : UNCLE
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Tacking on : APPENDING
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Madonna's record label : SIRE
72
White sheet : FLOE
73
Like some teeth : CAPPED
75
Rubes, in old slang : OKIES
77
Metro vehicle : GEO
78
Like words after la: Abbr. : FEM
79
Big leaf containers : TOMES
80
Dry up and shrink : WIZEN
82
Skeptical comment : PSHAW
84
Hie : STEPONIT
86
Pack extra : JOKER
87
Batters : BEATS
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Go (for) : OPT
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Nation reunited in 1990 : YEMEN
90
___of faculty : DEAN
91
Gives lip service : KISSES
94
Yugo. neighbor : ALB
95
Big barker : GUARDDOG
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Condemned inventor? : WATTINHELL
101
Tentacled creature : SEAANEMONE
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Unseemly : INBADTASTE
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Newton's choreography? : WAYNEDANCE
105
Inscribed pillar : STELE
106
Pasture, in poetry : MEAD
107
Something to believe in : CREED
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Beginning to do well? : NEER
Down
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Iona College athlete : GAEL
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Edison's middle name : ALVA
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Let it all out : BLAB
4
Writer of two biblical epistles : STPETER
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Unperturbed : SERENE
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Star, e.g. : AWARD
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"Darn!" : RATS
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Long___ : AGO
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"And I Love___" : HER
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Bawl over : BEWAIL
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Upright : ONEND
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Calculator feature: Abbr. : LCD
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"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" author : DAHL
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Relevance : APTNESS
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Clown Kelly : EMMETT
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Letter closer : SEAL
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"___word..." : ONMY
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Educ. org. : PTA
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In hiding : HOLEDUP
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Like an evening landscape : MOONLIT
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Where baby dragons come from? : SMOKEFILLEDWOMB
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Refuse : TRASH
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Kind of exchange : ION
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Spat : SETTO
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Roulette profit? : WHEELINCOME
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Last sip bits : DREGS
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Misses the boat : FAILS
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___Nova (old musical style) : ARS
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No matter how heavy? : ATANYWEIGHT
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One in a pen : FELON
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Name of three popes : FELIX
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Stack part : NESS
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Darts : FLITS
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Canvasses : POLLS
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Kickoff : ONSET
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Jug size : GALLON
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Kitchen utensils : PARERS
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Lunar___ : MODULE
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1912 Olympic decathlon champ : THORPE
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Card collection : HAND
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Nasty, formally : ILIE
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Projection : LEDGE
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Nordland natives : LAPPS
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Took to jail : RANIN
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Bungles : MUFFS
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Place to beach a boat : INLET
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Hugh le roi : CAPET
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One on two wheels : BIKER
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They fill perimeters : AREAS
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Word purrfect? : MEOW
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Quantity purchase : DOZEN
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What's in it : CONTENT
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Bon or mon follower : AMI
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Stuck : SPEARED
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Highest level : TOPSIDE
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Turner of tunes : IKE
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Unlicensed anesthesiologist : SANDMAN
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Kind of service : POSTAL
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Solidified : JELLED
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Hit on the head : BEANED
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1945 trio's site : YALTA
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Eddy of "Rebel-'Rouser" : DUANE
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"Critique of Pure Reason" writer : KANT
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"Let___Me" : ITBE
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Counterfeit : SHAM
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"Sexual Healing" singer, 1982 : GAYE
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Contest winner's cry : DONE
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In years past : ONCE
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Will of "The Waltons" : GEER
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Minn. neighbor : WIS
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Compass dir. : ESE
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U. of Texas teams play in it : SWC
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Pitch sensitivity : EAR

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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