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THE ART OF THE DEAL

New York Times, Sunday, February 20, 2005

Author:
Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Elizabeth C. Gorski

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 80 Missing: {Z} This is puzzle # 132 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York TimesNo. 0220 ( 20,193 )
Across
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Where to see a Constable or Turner, with "the" : TATE
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Personal papers : DOSSIER
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Sales off. folders : ACCTS
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Former N.S.C. chief Scowcroft : BRENT
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Columnist Huffington : ARIANNA
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Treelike cactus : SAGUARO
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Combination of 64- and 74-Across : STRAIGHTFLUSH
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Kate ___, vocalist for rock's B-52's : PIERSON
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English composer of "Dido and Aeneas" : PURCELL
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1960's Cubs pitcher Paul : TOTH
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Accuracy : FIDELITY
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Dustin's "Midnight Cowboy" role : RATSO
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Actress Zellweger : RENEE
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Strands, during winter : ICESIN
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Swelled : SURGED
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Rajahs' wives : RANEES
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Swipes : COPS
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Anat., for one : SCI
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Papal name : PIUS
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Carriers : TOTERS
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Bandleader Xavier : CUGAT
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Dash gauge : TACH
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Tiny creature : AMEBA
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Ad ___ : HOC
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Mrs. in Chicago history : OLEARY
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"Whoever you ___ love you" (Burt Bacharach lyric) : AREI
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Command to a dog : SPEAK
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"Romanian Rhapsodies" composer : ENESCO
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Score clock no. : MIN
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See 70-Down : TENJACKQUEENKINGACE
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"Law & Order" role: Abbr. : DET
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Queue after Q : RSTU
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Suffix with Canton : ESE
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Literary inits. : TSE
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Ticker symbols? : HEARTHEARTHEARTHEARTHEART
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Engine part : ROD
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Former Russian orbiter : MIR
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Has : OWNS
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Assam appellation : SRI
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See 22-Across : NINETENJACKQUEENKING
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Maestro ___ de Waart : EDO
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Get comfortable : NESTLE
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See 103-Across : AESOP
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Yard sale caveat : ASIS
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City of Light sight : ELYSEE
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Cousin of Fido : REX
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___ Fountain : TREVI
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Ranch visitor : DUDE
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Reservations : SEATS
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Branch of the Dakota Indians : SANTEE
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Actress Turner : LANA
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Bit of butter : PAT
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First name in courtroom fiction : ERLE
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Chopin's "Raindrop" and "Butterfly," e.g. : ETUDES
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Claim : ALLEGE
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83-Across works : FABLES
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Exams for future docs : MCATS
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Red River city : FARGO
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Seven Sisters units : COLLEGES
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Walkway : PATH
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"Take that!" : SOTHERE
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It's touching : ABUTTAL
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22-Across and 70-Down : TOPPOKERHANDS
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Folks angling for a job? : FISHERS
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"Oh yeah, that'll happen!" : DREAMON
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April 1 baby : ARIES
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Antiknock agent : ETHYL
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Forward-thinking type : SEERESS
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Horrific : DIRE
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Cook's meas. : TBSP
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Polish-born pianist Rubinstein : ARTUR
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Land in ancient Rome : TERRA
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Passes : ENACTS
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Author Roald : DAHL
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Supper table scrap : ORT
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Went through carefully, as clues : SIFTED
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Clip joint : SALON
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Before birth : INUTERO
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Wrap : ENSHEATHE
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Fan's belt : RAH
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Writer James and others : AGEES
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Squiggle : CURLICUE
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Venue for this puzzle's theme : CASINOGAME
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Jog : TROT
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MGM Studios owner : SONY
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Occupies : TIESUP
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Livens (up) : SPICES
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West Wing group : AIDES
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They're sung in joyful hymns : GLORIAS
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More apt to bite : FIERCER
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Visit again : RESEE
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Andy of old comics : GUMP
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Light on Broadway : NEON
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Louvre locale : PARIS
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"Funny Girl" composer Jule : STYNE
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New York's ___ Island : STATEN
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Cause a highway holdup? : CARJACK
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Miss Congeniality she's not : ICEQUEEN
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"Look on the bright side …" : TAKEHEART
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Seventh heaven : CLOUDNINE
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Park activity : HIKING
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Cause for an appointment with a cardiologist : BADHEART
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Numerical prefix : OCTO
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Erstwhile bloc letters : SSR
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Solvents : ACETONES
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Cultural topics : THEARTS
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___' Pea : SWEE
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PT boat officer: Abbr. : ENS
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Stress test measure : HEARTRATE
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More robust : HEARTIER
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1980's attorney general : MEESE
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Do-nothing : IDLER
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Combination of 55- and 64-Across : ROYALFLUSH
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"Elektra" composer : STRAUSS
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End of the first decade in the Christian calendar : TENAD
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Increases greatly, as prices : JACKSUP
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Accordion-playing Zydeco band leader : QUEENIDA
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Linens for a large bed : KINGSET
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Advance : LEND
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Off-the-cuff : EXTEMPORE
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Unloads : SELLS
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Like most cameos : OVAL
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Desire : PINEFOR
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Like a cat burglar : STEALTHY
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Hardens : STEELS
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One who's loose : ESCAPEE
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Hercule's creator : AGATHA
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"Chanson de Matin" composer : ELGAR
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Not out : ATHOME
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Werner ___, 1970's seminar leader : ERHARD
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Pepper plant : BETEL
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Brokerage phrase : ATPAR
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Brains : GENII
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Judge's shout : ORDER
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Bite site : CAFE
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Life story : OBIT
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Legislators: Abbr. : SENS
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Latin 101 verb : ESSE
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Bowl stats : TDS
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Wallops, quickly : KOS

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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