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MAGIC WORDS

New York Times, Sunday, February 18, 2007

Author:
David Kwong and Kevan Choset
Editor:
Will Shortz
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1.59432
David Kwong
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Kevan Choset

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 70 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Kwong. This is puzzle # 16 for Mr. Choset. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

David Kwong who co-constructed Magic Words is a working magician.

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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 0218 ( 20,921 )
Across
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Treat for a dog : TBONE
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California's ___ Woods National Monument : MUIR
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Near eternity : AEONS
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Runner's place : SLED
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Moses' brother : AARON
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"___ cost to you!" : ATNO
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Civil War signature : RELEE
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Sinatra's "Meet Me at the ___" : COPA
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Organisation des ___ Américains : ETATS
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Calls the shots? : REFS
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Einstein's asset? : GREATBRAIN
27
Acerbic rock/folk singer? : BITINGCROSBY
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Plenty : OPULENCE
31
Like some garages : ONECAR
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Jim Palmer, notably : ORIOLE
34
Graf ___ : SPEE
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"___ Tu" (1974 hit) : ERES
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Interminably : NOEND
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Shell alternative : SUNOCO
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Protest gone bad? : DEADLYSITIN
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The Henry who founded the Tudor line : VII
50
Faulkner character ___ Varner : EULA
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Little ___ : UNS
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Manche's capital : STLO
53
15 minutes of tightrope walking and animal acts? : SHORTCIRCUS
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Sign up for more : RENEW
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By and by : SOON
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1993 Super Bowl M.V.P. : AIKMAN
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Worked (up) : HET
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1986 self-titled soul album : ARETHA
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Done in : SLAIN
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Con : ANTI
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Magic words … or a hint to the other long answers in this puzzle : NOWYOUSEEITNOWYOUDONT
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Fashion : MODE
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Percolate : LEACH
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Heretofore : ERENOW
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Doo-wop syllable : SHA
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Copy illegally : PIRATE
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Greeting with a salute : HEIL
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"Baloney!" : NOTSO
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Certain NASA probes? : SUNVISITORS
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Not docked : ASEA
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In the know : HIP
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Eastern royal : RANI
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Way-off : FAR
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Deer season hairdo? : HUNTINGPERM
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End of an act, maybe : SCENEV
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Person at court : BARON
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France ___ (Parisian daily) : SOIR
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Library indexing abbr. : ETAL
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Engine capability, slangily : HORSES
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Not stay alert : DROWSE
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Post-accident inquiry : AREYOUOK
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Troupe of suspects from "The Fugitive"? : ONEARMEDBAND
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Tennessee offense and defense? : TITANLINES
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Lead-in to girl : ATTA
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"___ Dream" ("Lohengrin" piece) : ELSAS
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Space: Prefix : ASTR
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Chocolate, e.g. : TREAT
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Fed : TMAN
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Fix, as a bow : RETIE
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Sore, with "off" : TEED
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Ones picking up things? : SEERS
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Psychiatrist's appt. : SESS
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Detect, in a way : SMELL
Down
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Modern workout system : TAEBO
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Bring home? : BATIN
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Make a delivery : ORATE
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Saw : NOTICED
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Tangle up : ENSNARL
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French film director Allégret : MARC
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Unborn, after "in" : UTERO
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About to receive : INFOR
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"The Barber of Seville" composer : ROSSINI
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Sock pattern : ARGYLE
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Ending with ballad : EER
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Cooking staple : OLEO
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Certain tides : NEAPS
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Cons : SETUPS
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Airport worker : SCREENER
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Cadger's request : LOAN
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Anthony Mann's "The Fall of the Roman Empire," e.g. : EPIC
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Any King Christian I-X : DANE
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French flag color : BLEU
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Lady Jane and Zane : GREYS
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Blessings : BOONS
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Ballade ending : ENVOI
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Onetime French fleet : SSTS
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Dagger : DIRK
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"Yow!" : OUCH
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Word in many a Nancy Drew title : CLUE
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Hops-drying oven : OAST
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Boxer nicknamed "Hands of Stone" : DURAN
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Año starter : ENERO
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Good ___ : ASNEW
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Admission of defeat : ILOSE
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"A Confederacy of Dunces" author : TOOLE
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"___ come as no surprise …" : ITMAY
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Title woman in a Woody Allen film : HANNAH
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River rental : CANOE
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Sequentially : INTURN
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Dict. info : ETYM
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First name in comedy : WHOOPI
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Hammer user : NAILER
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Some German imports : AUDIS
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Relative of -ian : ITE
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Logical start? : IDEO
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Font feature : SERIF
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Where an echograph is used in measuring : OCEAN
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Tricks are played in it : WHIST
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Words with house or move : ONTHE
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Polite refusal : NOSIR
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Soap time, maybe : TWOPM
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Georgia and others, once: Abbr. : SSRS
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Sen. McCarthy ally : HUAC
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"___ of the Thousand Days" (1969 film) : ANNE
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Run ___ (owe) : ATAB
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Literally, "instruction" : TORAH
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Rings of plumerias, e.g. : LEIS
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Napa sight : VINEYARD
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Cut off : SHORN
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+ part : ANODE
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Defeats, in a way : UNSEATS
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Beams : GIRDERS
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"No ___!" : PROBLEM
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___ Society (English debating group) : ETON
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Jumps : VAULTS
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Hen cages : ROOSTS
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Tours can be found on it : LOIRE
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Wonderland cake message : EATME
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Sp. women : SRTAS
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Devastate : WASTE
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Slowpoke : SNAIL
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Citation of 1958 : EDSEL
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Rat follower? : ATAT
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Progress : RISE
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Suffix with major : ETTE
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Orthopedic specialty : KNEE
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Staffs : MANS
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What barotrauma affects : EAR

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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