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BARGAINING

New York Times, Sunday, February 13, 2011

Author:
Ian Livengood
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ian Livengood

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 79 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Livengood. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 0213 ( 22,377 )
Across
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Little reminders : POSTITS
8
Bad record, e.g. : STIGMA
14
Coiled killers : ASPS
18
Home of Elaine, in Arthurian legend : ASTOLAT
19
Pirate's support : PEGLEG
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Donne piece : SONNET
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"Should I say 'Come here often?' or 'Hey, babe!'"? : WHATSMYBARLINE
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Recite, as a prayer : INTONE
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See 23-Down : TEASER
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Area banning pub regulars? : NOBARFLYZONE
28
Heartache : WOE
30
"Before I forget ..." : ALSO
32
Losing tic-tac-toe row : OOX
33
Actor Penn of "Van Wilder" : KAL
34
Kind of jelly : ASPIC
37
Connecting word : VIA
38
Pirate's support? : MAST
41
Capitol Records' parent co. : EMI
42
Lines on a Dan Brown best seller? : THEDAVINCIBARCODE
48
"Riddle-me-___" : REE
49
Like some yoga : TANTRIC
50
Sworn secrecy : OMERTA
51
Settled (on) : ALIT
53
E.T.'s ability to use the lower part of a keyboard? : ALIENSPACEBARCRAFT
58
Carpet option : SHAG
61
Subject for gossip : ITEM
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Easily swayed : PLIABLE
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___ Dan (Israeli archaeological site) : TEL
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Guidebook recommendation : HOSTEL
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Not in the country : ABROAD
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N.Y.C. avenue : LEX
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"Welcome to the Jungle" rocker : AXLROSE
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Support provider : ALLY
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Crux : MEAT
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Where dimwitted people pay to drink? : CASHBARFORCLUNKERS
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Won : TOOK
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Some potatoes : IDAHOS
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Smoothie ingredients : ORANGES
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Starts of some reproductions : OVA
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Like a former 97-pound weakling? : SAVEDBYTHEBARBELL
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It's bad to be over it : PAR
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To be, to Augustus : ESSE
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Chemical suffix : ENE
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When Macbeth asks "Is this a dagger which I see before me?" : ACTII
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"Holy smokes!," to a teen : OMG
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Montréal's ___ des Soeurs : ILE
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No. 2: Abbr. : ASST
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Little guy : LAD
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Dramatic production about Ivory or Dial? : SOAPBAROPERA
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1974 hit whose title is sung twice after "Como una promesa" : ERESTU
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Horn of Africa native : SOMALI
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Certain cases of the munchies? : MARSBARATTACKS
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Early online forum : USENET
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Author of the 2009 book subtitled "A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis" : ALGORE
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Protest sign : NONUKES
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Quagmire : MESS
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Midday meeting : NOONER
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Chic : INSTYLE
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Mitt : PAW
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Kyrgyzstan city : OSH
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Attica, e.g., informally : STATEPEN
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Carry-on : TOTE
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Lund of "Casablanca" : ILSA
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Headwear worn over dreadlocks : TAMS
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Eye problem : STYE
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Day ___ : SPA
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Coastal fliers : TERNS
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Home under the midnight sun : IGLOO
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Silver-tongued : GLIB
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Actress Suvari : MENA
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New ___ : AGER
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DreamWorks's first animated film : ANTZ
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Where an Englishman might get a break? : SNOOKERTABLE
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George Orwell, e.g. : PENNAME
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Agate alternative : STEELIE
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Storage spot : SILO
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Jet black : ONYX
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With 25-Across, a puzzle : BRAIN
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Picture, commercially : FOTO
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Small bit of power : WATT
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Injury-monitoring org. : OSHA
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High-end French retailer : LACOSTE
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Aid in lost and found : IDTAG
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Co-worker of Homer on "The Simpsons" : CARL
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Underworld activities : VICE
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Singer Anthony : MARC
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El Prado hangings : ARTE
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Union deserter, maybe : SCAB
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The King Henry who founded the Tudor dynasty : VII
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Push : IMPEL
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Show of pride : BEAM
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"Our Gang" girl : DARLA
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Spanish hero of yore : ELCID
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Subj. of Form 1040's line 32 : IRA
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Tiny complaint : NIT
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How to address a maj.? : APO
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Small part of a pound? : FLEA
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Modern communication : TEXT
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Opposite of leg., in music : STAC
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Prefix with -pod : HEXA
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Annual baseball events : ALLSTARGAMES
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Some campfire makers : HOBOS
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Home of Kansai International Airport : OSAKA
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Special delivery on Sun. : SER
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Divide up : ALLOT
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Some sweet wines : BLUSHES
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Rembrandt van ___ : RYN
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Fraternity chapter #17 : RHO
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Bruised, say : ACHY
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Big initials in news : MSNBC
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Cries of disgust : FIES
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Betting line : ODDS
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Broccoli ___ : RABE
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Japanese port : KOBE
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Stat for Seaver or Santana : ERA
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"Ta-___ Boom-de-ay" : RARA
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Score on a night out : GETLUCKY
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Lamb not found on a farm : ELIA
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Tried to make it home, say : SLID
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Pouch bearer : OPOSSUM
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Skedaddle : VAMOOSE
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Tack : VEER
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A.T.M. button : ENTER
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Suffix with contempt : IBLE
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Bébé's need : LAIT
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Match play? : ARSON
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Buffalo N.H.L.'er : SABRE
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Roasts : PANS
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Home of the Bahla Fort and nearby oasis : OMAN
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Arizona's ___ Verde Nuclear Generating Station : PALO
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Hence : ERGO
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Eastern blueblood : RANI
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School near the Royal Windsor Racecourse : ETON
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Radio choices: Abbr. : STNS
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Strained : TAUT
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___ Lingus : AER
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Kenan's old partner on Nickelodeon : KEL
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D.C.-to-Va. Beach direction : SSE

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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