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BUREAUCRATICALLY SPEAKING

New York Times, Sunday, February 12, 1995

Author:
Alex & Victoria Black
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 80 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. Black. This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Black. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1995, The New York TimesNo. 0212 ( 16,532 )
Across
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Liquor shop order : CASE
5
Apple variety : ADAMS
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Carson predecessor : PAAR
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Bag, in dialect : POKE
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One of the Bowls : HULA
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Exemplary : MODEL
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"_____ when?" : SINCE
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Final notice : OBIT
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Nest eggs, for short : IRAS
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Softly : PIANO
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Kind of dish : PETRI
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Give the slip to : LOSE
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Potholes : PAVEMENTDEFICIENCIES
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Makes one : MERGES
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Grays : AGES
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Wine holder : VAT
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Claims : ALLEGES
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Part of the familia : TIO
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Addition to a letter : CEDILLA
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First name in hotelkeeping : LEONA
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Manicurist : NAILTECHNICIAN
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Projecting angle : CANT
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Lasso parts : NOOSES
49
Iota : WHIT
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Thunder Bay locale: Abbr. : ONT
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Schoenberg's "_____ to Napoleon" : ODE
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Engross : RIVET
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Exfoliate : PEEL
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Idiosyncrasy : KINK
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Parachute attacks : VERTICALINSERTIONS
61
Store fodder : ENSILE
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Sushi offering : EEL
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Shaky start? : SEISMO
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Wristwatch : PERSONALTIMECENTER
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Ornery fellow : CUSS
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Heart-to-heart : CHAT
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Indispensable : VITAL
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Literary initials : RLS
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What "+" means: Abbr. : POS
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"Easy to Be Hard" musical : HAIR
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Webster, for one : ORATOR
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Roman ethicist : CATO
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Utility bill : ENERGYDOCUMENT
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Timekeeper, of sorts : BATON
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Encroachments : INROADS
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_____ Brainard, the Absent-Minded Professor : NED
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Intellectualizes : REASONS
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Bus depot abbr. : ARR
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Belt : SWIG
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Detects : SMELLS
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Dust : AIRBORNEPARTICULATES
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Hatcher of "Lois & Clark" : TERI
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False front : GUISE
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Hearing enabled : EARED
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Plant pod : BOLL
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Cereal choice : BRAN
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Over : ENDED
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Admiral Byrd book : ALONE
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1967 folk album : ARLO
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Something to break into : SONG
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Opposite of alway : NEER
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Nudges : PESTS
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Individual figure : STAT
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Minimum wager : CHIP
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Goddess of gentle winds : AURA
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Tito, e.g. : SLAV
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Right of passage : EASEMENT
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It comes as a shock : AMPERE
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Activities : DOINGS
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Early TV's "_____ With Judy" : ADATE
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Repairs : MENDS
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Gin flavoring : SLOE
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Slice : PIECE
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Pro's foes : ANTIS
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Port north of Haifa : ACRE
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Create the wheel? : REINVENT
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Tactful : POLITIC
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Penetrating wind : OBOE
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1930 hit "The _____ Waltz" : KISS
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It starts in juin : ETE
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Tap : SPIGOT
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Prefix with dose : MEGA
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Goes belly up : FAILS
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Muslim judge : CADI
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Bookcase site : ALCOVE
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Heavy : LEADEN
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Hardly partygoers : LONERS
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Secure : TIE
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Kind of dog : CHILI
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Regulus' constellation, with "the" : LION
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Thin : LANK
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Hill dweller : ANT
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Author Behn : NOEL
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Spumante source : ASTI
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Juice server : EWER
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"Good night, _____" (old TV sign-off) : CHET
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Comparatively likable : NICER
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Follicles have them : OVA
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Vexes : RILES
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It gets a tanning : PELT
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Pay obeisance : KNEEL
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"The doctor _____" : ISIN
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Rewards for waiting : TIPS
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Without water : NEAT
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French preservative : SEL
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Sesame Street dweller : OSCAR
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Prefix with sphere : STRATO
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Overcoat material : MELTON
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Bean and others : ORSONS
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Bushels : SCADS
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Home to 19 Congressmen : OHIO
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Pusher's pursuer : NARC
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Sculptor Mestrovic : IVAN
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Fly catcher : MITT
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W.W. II area: Abbr. : ETO
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'40s boxer Billy : CONN
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Word with friendly or fee : USER
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Ieoh Ming _____ : PEI
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#1 on a table : HYDROGEN
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Physics particle : OMEGA
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Flushed : RED
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Winter melons: Var. : CASSABAS
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Brisk, as business : ROARING
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Uniforms : GARB
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Having a single foot : UNIPED
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_____ State (David Letterman's alma mater) : BALL
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Fresh : RECENT
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Escapes : ELUDES
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Nasty : SNIDE
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North Sea feeder : WESER
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Warmed-over : STALE
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Some Surrealist works : MIROS
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Pertaining to flight : AERO
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Neighbor of Armenia : IRAN
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Ancient writing : RUNE
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Come by : REAP
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Suit material, perhaps : TORT
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Miss Cinders of old comics : ELLA
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Groove : SLOT
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Cable net : TBS

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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