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WING NUTS

New York Times, Sunday, February 18, 1996

Author:
Norma Steinberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Norma Steinberg

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 82 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 43 for Ms. Steinberg. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 0218 ( 16,903 )
Across
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Ball : ORB
4
Handouts : AID
7
"Like, stupid!" : DUH
10
Reprimand viciously, in slang : STRAFE
16
Make suitable for family viewing, e.g. : BLEEP
18
Close-fitting clerical garment : SOUTANE
20
Chest : THORAX
21
70's White House name : TRICIA
22
Less compromising : STERNER
23
Kickback : REBATE
24
Crazy bird? : RAVENLUNATIC
26
Tied article of apparel : OBI
28
"Happy Birthday" writer : ICER
29
Doesn't forgive and forget : AVENGES
30
Concluded : SEWNUP
32
"___-ce pas?" : NEST
33
Computer interface jack : PORT
34
Forecast info, for short : TEMPS
38
Attendance notation : ABSENT
40
Silver or blue follower : STREAK
41
Belly : GUT
42
"Butterfield 8" author : OHARA
46
Geronimo and kin : APACHE
50
Hudson Bay settlers : TRAPPERS
53
Brash : NERVY
54
Secure by tying down : BELAY
55
Recorder abbr. : MIC
56
Mister abroad : HERR
57
Play period : RECESS
58
Barbara, to friends : BABS
59
Dressing ingredient : VINEGAR
61
Kama___ : SUTRA
62
"Bummer!" : ALAS
63
Bird's privileges? : EAGLERIGHTS
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Kind of test : ACID
69
Nubs : CORES
71
Election results : TALLIES
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Numbskull : DODO
73
Outdo : SHOWUP
75
The Andrews Sisters, e.g. : TRIO
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Part of an Egyptian headdress : ASP
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Colonial suitor : ALDEN
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Subjects of New Age study : AURAS
80
1989 Winona Ryder movie : HEATHERS
82
Comic John : CLEESE
83
Marquises, e.g. : PEERS
84
Jackie's second : ARI
85
"The___Tale" (Chaucer segment) : REEVES
87
Pines : YEARNS
89
Car with Teletouch transmission : EDSEL
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Polish's partner : SPIT
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Schlep : TOTE
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Duplicity : DECEIT
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The sea personified : NEPTUNE
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Kind of game : AWAY
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Spanish bear : OSO
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Cultural bird-geoning? : WRENAISSANCE
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Like some reasoning : LINEAR
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Helped : AVAILED
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Perthshire pattern : TARTAN
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Vocalize : INTONE
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Was excited : TINGLED
115
Fairy folk : ELVES
116
Reps : AGENTS
117
Convened : SAT
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Personal___ : ADS
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Ile surrounder : MER
Down
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"Food, Glorious Food" musical : OLIVER
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New-sprung : RECENT
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Since, colloquially, with "as" : BEING
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Grp. : ASSN
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Trace : IOTA
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Something one can't do : DUET
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Step lively : DANCE
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A, as in Arles : UNE
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Dueling bird? : HERONBURR
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Sort : STRIPE
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"What___..." (cry of surprise) : THE
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Dating a young bird? : ROBINTHECRADLE
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"It's___to the finish" : ARACE
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Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos : FATES
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Push : EXERT
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"Superb!" : BRAVO
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Artist's range of options : PALETTE
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Speaker of baseball : TRIS
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Police operation : TRAP
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___-friendly : USER
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Arrests : BUSTS
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Reno transaction : WAGER
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Measuring (out) : METING
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Shopper's burden : PARCEL
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Relative of reggae : SKA
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Multipart composition : NONET
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Short : SHY
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Prefix, of sorts : AREACODE
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Vacation homes, for short : RVS
45
Old-style exclamations : AYS
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Group that did "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do" : ABBA
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Knell : PEAL
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Long-finned tuna : ALBACORE
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What a suspicious bird will do? : CASSOWARYEYEON
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Ruler in Exodus : PHARAOH
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Cause of worry : PERIL
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War statistics : MIAS
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Old bandleader Morgan : RUSS
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No. 2 : VEEP
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Understand : GETIT
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Part of a process : STEP
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Expressed anger, in a way : GLARED
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Villain's earful : HISSES
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March time : IDES
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Ready to eat : DONE
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Ballet___ : RUSSE
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It runs in the woods : SAP
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Vietnamese city : HUE
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Treacherous birds? : TERNCOATS
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Hike : RAISE
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TV's Bundy and others : ALS
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Symbols of speed : HARES
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Prior to : ERE
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Madame___, French dancer of old : CELESTE
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Start of Caesar's boast : VENI
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Flips over, so to speak : ADORES
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More than fast : STARVE
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Special team member, in football : PUNTER
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Conquerees of 1533 : INCAS
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YM competitor : TEEN
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Actress Shire : TALIA
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Due (to) : OWING
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French relation : TANTE
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"___my Maypo!" : IWANT
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High school math : TRIG
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Song of David : PSALM
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First name in jazz : ELLA
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Impecuniosity : NEED
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Puts on : ADDS
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Certain soldier : ANT
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Trajan's way : VIA

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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