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The Cost Of Living

New York Times, Sunday, February 20, 1994

Author:
Harvey Estes
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Harvey Estes

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 142, Blocks: 72 Missing: {JQVXZ} Spans: 5 This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Estes. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1994, The New York TimesNo. 0220 ( 16,175 )
Across
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"The Virginian" star : COBB
5
C.I.A. mole, perhaps : PLANT
10
Yankee home-run legend : MARIS
15
Blackmailer's meeting point : DROP
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Defendant's friend, often : ACLU
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Delivers a phillipic : RANTS
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Practice piece : ETUDE
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New Rochelle college : IONA
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Start of a quip : THEYSAYTHECHEMICALSIN
27
Start of an ode's title : TOA
28
One of 12 popes : PIUS
29
Redding of 60's soul : OTIS
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Lists : LEANS
31
Writer Quentin : CRISP
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Stop on a European tour : MILAN
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Secretly take : PALM
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To land : ASHORE
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Mata _____ : HARI
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Leaves : DECAMPS
43
Quip, part 2 : THEBODYARENTWORTHALOT
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Ending for silver or glass : WARE
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Rubbernecked : EYED
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They may be wee : HOURS
51
Wander : ERR
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Unwitty comebacks : OHS
53
Board : MEALS
55
Like Windsor wives : MERRY
56
Actress Belafonte : SHARI
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"M" star of 1931 : LORRE
59
Miss Piggy and others : SOWS
60
Untrustworthy sort : WEASEL
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Quip, part 3 : BUTASANYMOTHERCANTELL
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Electron collectors : ANODES
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Aware of : ONTO
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Notre Dame faithful : IRISH
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Lucky _____ : LINDY
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Kind of acid : AMINO
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Meanness : SPITE
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Blubber : SOB
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Food additive : MSG
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Stories : PROSE
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Circuit component : FUSE
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A lot of lot : ACRE
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Quip, part 4 : YOUITSNOTTHEPARTSTHAT
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Goddess of righteous anger : NEMESIS
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All over : ANEW
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Filmdom's Mr. Chips, 1969 : OTOOLE
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Governor Wilson : PETE
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Sunbathing, reading, etc. : RANDR
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Pad type : STENO
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1979 Weaver film : ALIEN
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El _____ : PASO
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Stuff : SATE
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Burn cause, perhaps : LYE
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End of the quip : COSTSOMUCHITSTHELABOR
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Genesis brother : ESAU
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Donnybrook : MELEE
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Weak poker hand : APAIR
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Rats! : DURN
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African rulers : DEYS
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Gets slick on top : BALDS
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Insults : BARBS
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Wonders aloud : ASKS
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V.I.P. in woman suffrage : CATT
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_____ Rios, Jamaica : OCHO
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Stands : BLEACHERS
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Bribe : BUY
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Stroked : PRAISED
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Short shot : LAYUP
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Colony members : ANTS
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Utmost : NTH
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Mao _____-tung : TSE
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Bombay-born conductor : MEHTA
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Had a quiet dinner : ATEIN
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Ingredients in presidentes : RUMS
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Infamous dictator : IDI
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"Wait a _____!" : SEC
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Catch-22 : DILEMMA
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Parks of Alabama : ROSA
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"Come _____, the water's fine!" : ONIN
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One-star ratings : PANS
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Hubert's successor : SPIRO
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General Powell : COLIN
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"All praise to _____" : ALLAH
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First film in CinemaScope, with "The" : ROBE
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Flicka and others : MARES
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Angry : IRED
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Raymond's lawyer role : PERRY
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Statutes : ACTS
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Part of a Welk intro : ATWO
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Toppled leader of 1979 : SHAH
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Mills of Hollywood : HAYLEY
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Grim : DOUR
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Pretty follower : PLEASE
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Light brown : SORREL
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Pine : YEARN
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"Tommy" band : THEWHO
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Not so good : WORSE
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Vibrato sound : TRILL
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Saunter : MOSEY
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Times to remember : ERAS
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Words of wisdom : MOTTO
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Brainpower : SENSE
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Doth possess : HATH
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Munroe of "Charlie's Angels" : LADD
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Browning work : SONNET
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Hold on : WAIT
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Like nice weather : BALMY
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Perfect accord : UNISON
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Word with tie or lash : TONGUE
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Teary : MOIST
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Wood cutter : RIPSAW
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Colonial newscaster : CRIER
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70's sitcom : ARNIE
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Stockyard sounds : MOOS
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Tenant tender : SUPER
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Cause of some halted traffic : SCHOOLBUS
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Nuncupative : ORAL
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"La Belle et la _____" (Cocteau film) : BETE
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"Ahem!" : PSST
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_____ off (repel) : FEND
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Like _____ of bricks : ATON
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Momentum : IMPETUS
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Adults-in-training : TEENS
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Capital near Bac Ninh : HANOI
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Is unsteady : TOTTERS
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Foundry product : STEEL
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Dragged, in a way : RACED
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"..._____, dust to..." : ASHES
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Indian V.I.P. : SAHIB
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Passed easily : ACED
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Make a successful getaway from : LOSE
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Britisher's exclamation : ISAY
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Influence : PULL
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Head the cast : STAR
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Big Apple namesake : YORK
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Eagles : ERNS
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Govt. money overseer: Abbr. : OMB
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"Cry _____ River" : MEA
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Computer key : TAB
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Nautilus habitat : SPA
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Nabokov heroine : ADA

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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