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WHAT'S MY LINE?

New York Times, Sunday, February 18, 2001

Author:
David J. Kahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David J. Kahn

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 72 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 70 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York TimesNo. 0218 ( 18,730 )
Across
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Got a look at : ESPIED
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Mazda model : MIATA
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Like fresh water : POTABLE
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Jeanne d'Arc, e.g. : SAINTE
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Prefix with type : ARCHE
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On the payroll : SALARIED
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GUIDELINE : TRAVELWRITER
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Arboreal creature : TREETOAD
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"___ charge!" : ATNO
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Whups : TANS
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San ___, Calif. : MATEO
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Federal agcy. : GSA
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Where jackets are lined up : BOOKCASE
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Change a head : RETITLE
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They come out at the seams : ORES
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Hibernia : ERIN
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Burdened : LADEN
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Musical in which musical chairs is played : EVITA
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Road curve : ESS
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AIRLINE : ECOLOGIST
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Like some complexes : OEDIPAL
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Knee, essentially : HINGE
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Old radio's "___ Maxwell's Party Line" : ELSA
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Brownie : ELF
52
Doofus : SCHMO
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Appropriate : USURP
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Wardrobe item from "The Mikado" : OBI
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Lecture hall V.I.P.'s : PROFS
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Frozen Wasser : EIS
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Having two univalent metal atoms : DIBASIC
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Elbow grease : TOIL
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Stick-to-it-ive types : DIEHARDS
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DEADLINE : FUNERALDIRECTOR
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Tony Awards category : BESTPLAY
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Place : LIEU
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Grovel : EATDIRT
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Web site address ending : EDU
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End of ___ : ANERA
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Icy remark? : BRR
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Beau : WOOER
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Bite : NIPAT
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Suffix with dextr- : OSE
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Major silver exporter : PERU
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Shaw who wrote "Love of My Life" : ARTIE
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Busy : TEEMING
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BOWLINE : VIOLINIST
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At all : ANY
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More suitable : RIPER
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Early computer : ENIAC
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Meets with : SEES
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Vagrants : BUMS
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Need to arrest? : WARRANT
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Turns on : ATTRACTS
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W.W. II arena : ETO
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Brand with the old slogan "It's blended, it's splendid" : PABST
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Words before "of money" or "of gold" : APOT
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Mother of Hades : RHEA
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You shouldn't go through this : REDLIGHT
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HEADLINE : PSYCHOLOGIST
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Chinese restaurant offering : GREENTEA
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Cheri of "S.N.L." : OTERI
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Mario Puzo best seller : OMERTA
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One showing empathy : SOLACER
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In shape : TONED
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Cross over : RESPAN
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Abbr. on a college building : ESTAB
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Painter Andrea del ___ : SARTO
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Key locale : PIANO
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Appeal to : INVOKE
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Hot time in Haiti : ETE
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Like some river areas : DELTAIC
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Scene of heavy W.W. II fighting : MARNE
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Rainbow : IRIS
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Not hesitate : ACT
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Source of some frenzy : THEMEDIA
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Freshens : AERATES
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OUTLINE : PAROLEOFFICER
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Word of encouragement : OLE
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___ kwon do : TAE
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1998's 69-Across : ART
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LIFELINE : BIOGRAPHER
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Auto dealer's offer : LEASE
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Old Icelandic writings : EDDAS
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Leave in : STET
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"That ___ lady ..." : WASNO
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Salon worker : TINTER
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Approaches from behind, with "on" : CREEPSUP
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Criticizes, with "on" : RAGS
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Time of nervousness, perhaps : EVE
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Suffix with neur- : OTIC
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Nymphet : LOLITA
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Freudian topics : IDS
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Barak of Israel : EHUD
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Acapulco acceptance : SISI
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Brushoff : SNUB
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Isr. neighbor : LEB
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During : AMID
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Business concern : LOSS
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Payola : GRAFT
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Bonanza : LODE
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UNDERLINE : OCEANOGRAPHER
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Bent knee movement : PLIE
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___ good example : SETA
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On the Coast, maybe : INLA
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Earthen pot : OLLA
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A mean Amin : IDI
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Trouble : HOTWATER
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Zeal : ARDOR
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Bakery selections : RYES
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Explanatory comment : RUBRIC
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Twisted : BENT
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Emmy-winning Falco : EDIE
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CLOTHESLINE : SUPERMODEL
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Smidgen : IOTA
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Restraint : REIN
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Three in a casino : TREY
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Recording effect : REVERB
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Look after : RUN
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"Lucky Jim" novelist : AMIS
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Line just above the total : TIP
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Indicates : POINTSTO
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Israeli resort : ELAT
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Untried : NEW
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Having some trouble : INASPOT
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Playground retort : ISTOO
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One who creates a trust of property : SETTLOR
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Some N.C.O.'s : SARGES
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Habitats for some seals : BERGS
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In ___ (unborn) : UTERO
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Pro follower : RATA
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Tiny hopper : APHID
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Happy sound : CHIRP
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Seed covering : TESTA
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Subject of diabolism : SATAN
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It may be under development : ACRE
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Grazing spot : LEA
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Like easy piano pieces : INC
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A Verizon predecessor : GTE
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Kyoto kale : YEN
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Alfie's residence : OME

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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