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New York Times, Sunday, February 13, 2005

Author:
Daniel C. Bryant
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Daniel C. Bryant

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 70 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Bryant. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York TimesNo. 0213 ( 20,186 )
Across
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"That's ___" : AMORE
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Clear the tables : BUS
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They stand by doors : JAMBS
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See 120-Down : BABA
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Untrustworthy one : JUDAS
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Word to a team : MUSH
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Glory : ECLAT
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Outback runners : EMUS
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Checking the help wanted ads? : UNEMPLOYMENTRITE
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Duke of ___, Shakespearean character : YORK
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Surround : GIRD
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Curse : EXECRATE
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Personal histories : MEMOIRS
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Have a change ___ : OFAIR
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Oldest technological univ. in America : RPI
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County across the bay from San Francisco : MARIN
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Scrabble piece in a retirement home? : OLDWIVESTILE
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Speech enlivener : ANECDOTE
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Quint's name : DIONNE
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___ Pieces : REESES
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Archaeologists, by profession : DATERS
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Pudding ingredient : EGG
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Where to find teachers and students : INCLASS
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School grp. : PTA
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Spooks : SHIES
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Send : SHIP
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Protected, in a way : SHOD
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___ Garcia (Indian Ocean atoll) : DIEGO
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Actress Sommer : ELKE
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One meter x one meter x one meter : STERE
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Still : EVENSO
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Catch up to again : RELAP
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Birthplace of the Roman poet Sextus Propertius : ASSISI
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"Roots" Emmy winner : EDASNER
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Certain believers : DEISTS
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Defiant cry : NEVER
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Free : GRATIS
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Former Crayola color : FLESH
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Trading grp. : OPEC
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Some hooks : ESSES
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Sent duplicates to, briefly : CCED
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___'acte : ENTR
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Certain outbreak : HIVES
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Title acronym of 1980's TV : ALF
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Hay fever sufferer, e.g. : SNEEZER
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Indian title : SRI
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They can make a strong person weep : ONIONS
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Summer complaint : ITSHOT
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"Wine-dark" sea : AEGEAN
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Ajar : HALFOPEN
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Complaint precipitating the American Revolution? : CONCORDGRIPE
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Poor prognosis : WORSE
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MSN competitor : AOL
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Vatican masterpiece : PIETA
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Relating to a mystic Jewish sect : HASIDIC
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Like some robes : PRIESTLY
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First name in linguistics : NOAM
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Caspian tributary : URAL
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For turning a screw when you lack a screwdriver, there's … : NOTHINGLIKEADIME
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Peevishness : BILE
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"Good ___!" : GRIEF
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Top-notch : AONE
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He said "A lie told often enough becomes truth" : LENIN
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Bloomingdale's rival : SAKS
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Displaying no emotion : STONY
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Stage : LEG
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Miffed : IRKED
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"___ of Wine, a Loaf of Bread …" : AJUG
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Certain bond, slangily : MUNI
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German/Polish border river : ODER
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Force into : RAMDOWN
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Mysterious gift : ESP
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Clientele : BUYERS
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Mil. branch : USMC
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Spanish wines : SHERRIES
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Breakwaters : JETTIES
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It can be a lot : ACRE
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Year in Edward the Confessor's reign : MLI
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Cape wearer : BATMAN
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Guided : STEERED
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Where pa took his boy for a whipping? : BEYONDTHEPILE
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Mine, to Mimi : AMOI
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1973 Gore Vidal political novel : BURR
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Interrogates : ASKS
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Nerve : MOXIE
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Lightens : LEAVENS
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City due west of the Everglades Parkway : NAPLES
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Certain silicates : MICAS
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It's done in France all the time : FINI
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How football's Jerry was addressed as a boy? : MASTERRICE
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Site of the Potemkin mutiny : ODESSA
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Part of an auto safety inspection : LIGHTS
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Plains orphans : DOGIES
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Worked on the Street : TRADED
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Trompe l'___ : OEIL
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Long haul : TREK
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To be at the Colosseum : ESSE
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Prefix with center : EPI
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Italian question starter : CHE
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"I only have eyes for you," e.g.? : LOVERSLINE
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With 57-Down, ancient : AGE
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Lothario? : PRINCEOFWILES
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Spanish lady : DONA
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See 51-Down : OLD
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Erie-to-Phila. dir. : ESE
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Rosinantes : NAGS
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Former map inits. : SSR
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W.W. I army: Abbr. : AEF
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"___ had it!" : IVE
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Yadda yadda yadda : ETCETC
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Judo teacher : SENSEI
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Woman's shoe : TSTRAP
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Pilgrim's destination : SHRINE
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Hockey's Tikkanen : ESA
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"___ who?" : SEZ
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Expectant cry : OHOH
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___ colada : PINA
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"___ falls on him who goes to seek it": Cervantes : EVIL
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Young newt : EFT
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Marksman : DEADEYE
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Hair net : SNOOD
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Winner, for sure : SHOOIN
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Outside the law : NONLEGAL
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Grp. of battalions : REGT
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Helps out quickly? : SPRINGS
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Severely criticize : SCARIFY
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More vast : GRANDER
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Take : ESCORT
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Checking a box, say : OPTING
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"The Sonnets of Orpheus" poet : RILKE
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Centers : HUBS
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Solo : ARIA
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Virologist Jonas : SALK
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Weight-loss drug combo fen-___ : PHEN
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Wild plum : SLOE
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Farm cry : OINK
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Jeanne to Jean, peut-être : AMIE
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Fix : MEND
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Mañuel's uncle : TIO
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With 14-Across, a famous "cave man" : ALI

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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