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THAT'S AMORE

New York Times, Sunday, February 14, 2010

Author:
Matt Ginsberg and Pete Muller
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 136, Blocks: 74 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 21 for Mr. Ginsberg. This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Muller. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 0214 ( 22,013 )
Across
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It was once advertised as "Your favorite drink in your favorite flavor" : NEHI
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Cigna competitor : AETNA
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23-Across ... according to Shakespeare : BLIND
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Mecca trekker : HAJI
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Nonexclusive : OPEN
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Showed over : RERAN
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Sin city : SODOM
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Lena of "Chocolat" : OLIN
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1993 dance hit, and a question answered seven times in this puzzle : WHATISLOVE
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"E.T.," e.g. : SCIFI
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Some Da Vinci pieces : OILS
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It's whistleable : TUNE
28
Kilt accompaniers : TAMS
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"What is the sound of one hand clapping?," say : KOAN
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Purple or green vegetable : KALE
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... according to Joseph Campbell : FRIENDSHIPSETTOMUSIC
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Secret dish in "Sweeney Todd" : MEATPIE
37
One ___ (baseball variant) : OCAT
38
End of shampoo instructions, often : REPEAT
39
Linchpin : KEYSTONE
41
Martin's partner in 1960s-'70s TV : ROWAN
45
A.A.A. part: Abbr. : ASSN
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What some bombs lead to, for short : TDS
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Sherwood Forest sights : ELMS
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Like some mutual funds : NOLOAD
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... according to St. Augustine : THEBEAUTYOFTHESOUL
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Irritated : PUTOUT
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It may be marked on a racetrack : MILE
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Not clerical : LAIC
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Literally, "barley" : ORZO
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Fresh sets of clothes : CHANGES
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Lynn Fontanne and her husband : LUNTS
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Regarding that matter : THEREIN
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One who's easier to pray for than to visit, according to C. S. Lewis : BORE
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German region occupied by France and Belgium from 1923-25 : RUHR
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Responses to pleasure or pain : OOHS
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"And you'd better listen!" : ORELSE
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... according to Charles Schulz : SHARINGYOURPOPCORN
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Where some leaves settle : TEAPOT
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Sunfish or moonfish : OPAH
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Rep center? : GYM
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Star in the Summer Triangle : VEGA
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Slain twin : REMUS
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Milanese madames : SIGNORAS
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Pioneering 1740 novel subtitled "Virtue Rewarded" : PAMELA
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Telephone : RING
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Un-PC behavior : LEERING
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... according to Frank Sinatra : AMANYSPLENDOREDTHING
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Nary a soul : NONE
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Put one's foot down : TROD
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Actor Jannings, winner of the first Best Actor Oscar : EMIL
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Great Scott? : DRED
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Sullen : DOUR
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What's said before some numbers : HITIT
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... according to the Beatles : ALLYOUNEED
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Having given a slip the slip? : ASEA
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Apple juice brand : MOTTS
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E.T., e.g. : ALIEN
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Early smartphone : TREO
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What bears do : SELL
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... according to Neil Young : AROSE
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Reagan attorney general : MEESE
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U.S.A.F. noncom : SSGT
Down
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"I said ___!" : NOW
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New Testament book called the "Queen of the Epistles": Abbr. : EPH
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Weapons in Wells's "The War of the Worlds" : HEATRAYS
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Senses : INTUITS
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Hall of "Coming to America" : ARSENIO
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Unagi, in a sushi restaurant : EEL
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Brings (out) : TROTS
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Old cruise missile : NAVAHO
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Lacking vitality : ANEMIC
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M.I.T. degs. : BSS
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John who wrote "An Essay Concerning Human Understanding" : LOCKE
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Teller of a tale "full of sound and fury," per Macbeth : IDIOT
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Jack Sprat's requirement : NOFAT
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The saddest key, supposedly : DMINOR
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Assignations, slangily : HOOKUPS
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Ayn Rand and Anne Rice, e.g. : ALIASES
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Actress Ann : JILLIAN
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It may have an antenna : INSECT
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Bungling : INEPT
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Lock horns (with) : SPAR
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Audio ___ : FEED
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Star in the Summer Triangle : DENEB
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Like poker faces : STONY
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Maryland fort name : MEADE
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Nasdaq, e.g.: Abbr. : MKT
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B or C, but not A or D: Abbr. : ELEM
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Edinburgh tourist attraction : WOOLSHOP
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___ Romeo : ALFA
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Untagged : NOTIT
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Stereotypical starting job assignment at a corporation : MAILROOM
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"Star Trek" role : SULU
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Blessing preceder? : AHCHOO
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Kind of cartridge : TONER
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Warm welcome : HUG
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Forever, to a bard : ETERNE
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Kind of sax : TENOR
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Philosopher Kierkegaard : SOREN
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Pitcher Hershiser : OREL
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Weapons with telescoping bolts : UZIS
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Solo : LONE
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Chemicals banned by Congress in '76 : PCBS
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"This isn't good!" : UHOH
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Butler's locale : TARA
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Honeybunch : SUGAR
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Hiker's map, briefly : TOPO
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Bungle : ERR
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Some hot air : HYPE
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They may have jets : SPAS
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Land of amore : ITALY
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One-eighty : UTURN
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Kindergartner : CHILD
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Heros : GRINDERS
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The bright side? : YANG
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Flavor-enhancing additive : MSG
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"Scram!" : VAMOOSE
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Chief of staff under Obama : EMANUEL
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Blanket : GENERAL
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Hash browns, e.g., typically : SIDE
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Execute : GETDONE
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___ jacket : NEHRU
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Sets right : ORIENTS
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Animals with eye patches : PANDAS
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Cause of wheezing : ASTHMA
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Frequent Sgt. Friday rejoinder : NOMAAM
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Car part : GRILLE
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Record listing : PRIOR
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Jackpot producer : LOTTO
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Manuscript changes : EDITS
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Carl's lifelong companion in "Up" : ELLIE
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Lao-___ : TSE
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Hoped-for answer to "Will you be my Valentine?" : YES
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Hosp. test : EEG
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Speck : DOT

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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