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WUNDERBAR!

New York Times, Sunday, February 20, 2011

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

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 67 Missing: {JXZ} Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzlemakers This is puzzle # 185 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jim Horne notes:

Blacks squares in this grid are either isolated or clumped together in linear groups of three. Such groups, in each case, represent BAR, which completes each theme answer.

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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 0220 ( 22,384 )
Across
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Words before a discounted price : YOUPAY
7
TV network force : ADREPS
13
Pickle juices : BRINES
19
Go-getter : DYNAMO
20
Hometown of old radio's Fibber McGee and Molly : PEORIA
21
Noted parent in tabloids : OCTOMOM
23
Not level : SLOPED
24
Did sleight of hand with : PALMED
25
Food often dipped in soy sauce : SASHIMI
26
Band whose 1998 song "One Week" was #1 for one week : BARENAKEDLADIES
29
Tennis's Ivanisevic : GORAN
30
Astrologer to the rich and famous : OMARR
33
Softens : EASES
34
More furtive : SLYER
36
PC key : ALT
37
Lab instructor? : DOGHANDLER
39
Reduced amount? : QTY
40
1950s pinup queen ___ Page : BETTIE
42
Spartan walkway : STOA
43
Bridge position : EAST
44
___ generis : SUI
45
"After you" : GOAHEAD
46
Pear variety : BARTLETT
48
Milky Way, for one : CHOCOLATEBAR
50
Didn't accept, with "on" : PASSED
53
One way for drivers to turn : ONRED
55
NASA recruiting site : MIT
56
In the past, once : ERST
60
"Give ___ rest!" : ITA
61
___-ray Disc : BLU
63
Gift from above : GODSEND
65
Shreve who wrote "The Pilot's Wife" : ANITA
66
Onetime head of the Medellín drug cartel : PABLOESCOBAR
69
Mattel announced their breakup in 2004 : BARBIEANDKEN
71
Name in 2000 headlines : ELIAN
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Set up : ARRANGE
76
Alphabet trio : RST
77
Tapping site : KEG
78
Big name in lens care : RENU
79
Dernier ___ : CRI
80
Sandler's "Spanglish" co-star : LEONI
82
With good order : TIDILY
84
Classic western slugfest : BARROOMBRAWL
87
It's just below a B : SPACEBAR
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Really use an opportunity well : MAKEHAY
92
CPR pro : EMT
93
Slinky, e.g. : COIL
94
Togo's capital : LOME
98
Writer/philosopher Hannah : ARENDT
99
General name on a menu? : TSO
100
Three-stringed instruments : BALALAIKAS
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Roman 1,002 : MII
103
Children's song refrain : EIEIO
105
"Death of a Salesman" role : LOMAN
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Best Buy buy : TVSET
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Wars, in ancient Rome : BELLA
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Plan on ordering a drink, say : BELLYUPTOTHEBAR
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Loose : ATLARGE
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Actress Dolores of the silent era : DELRIO
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Brand advertised with a cow : BORDEN
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Member of an assaulting party : STORMER
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Leveling tool : EVENER
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Blue boys? : SMURFS
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Fervid : ARDENT
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Choir supports : RISERS
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Currency replaced by the euro : PESETA
Down
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Rushing stat: Abbr. : YDS
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Popeye's gal : OYL
3
Juan's one : UNO
4
New Year's Eve wear : PAPERHATS
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Egyptian god of the universe : AMENRA
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"Star Wars" guru : YODA
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Beseeches : APPEALSTO
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Resolved : DEADSET
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Suitcase convenience : ROLLER
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"Aunt ___ Cope Book" : ERMAS
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Multicolored : PIED
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Really mean : SADISTIC
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Giving orders : BOSSY
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Pioneer in quadraphonic records : RCA
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"I love this!" : ITSGREAT
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Big Apple neighborhood : NOHO
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Gulf state : EMIRATE
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Civil war locale beginning in 1991 : SOMALIA
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Made, as money : MINTED
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Sharply reprimanded : BARKEDAT
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Just : BARELY
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Takes too much : ODS
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Witty saying : MOT
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Fifth word of the Gettysburg Address : AGO
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W.W. II craft : EBOAT
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Etui item : NEEDLE
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Jails, in British slang : QUODS
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Finis : THEEND
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Drop : SHED
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Quiet transportation : GLIDER
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Simon of Duran Duran : LEBON
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___-Magnon : CRO
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Present opener? : OMNI
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Parade tootler : PIPER
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Dickens title opener : ATALE
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Vaccine pioneer : SABIN
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"The Killing Fields" actor Haing S. ___ : NGOR
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"___-Tikki-Tavi" : RIKKI
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Word with plate or plant : STEEL
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Like grapefruit juice : TANGY
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Grp. whose seal has the words "This we'll defend" : USARMY
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Irving Bacheller novel "___ Holden" : EBEN
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Caper : ANTIC
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Ralph ___ né Lifshitz : LAUREN
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Steal : CRIB
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Equal in height : ASTALL
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Avis alternative : ALAMO
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Lizard look-alike : NEWT
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Football score abroad : GOL
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South American animal with a snout : COATI
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Quarantine advocates : ISOLATORS
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Part of the next-to-last line of the Lord's Prayer : DELIVERUS
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"My stars!" : OHDEARME
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Mend, in a way, as a metal joint : RESOLDER
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Lounge in many a hotel : PIANOBAR
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Fearsome snakes : MAMBAS
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Mozart's "Un bacio di mano," e.g. : ARIETTA
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Garrison in Minnesota : KEILLOR
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More like Bette Midler stage shows : CAMPIER
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Green-lights : OKS
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Common middle name for a girl : MAE
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Biblical verb ending : EST
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Cravat holder : TIEBAR
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Recurring Matt Damon title role : BOURNE
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Not out : ATHOME
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"The Great Movies" author : EBERT
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Actor Waggoner and others : LYLES
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Product of fatback : LARD
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Italian author Primo : LEVI
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Recipe abbr. : TBSP
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Brig. ___ : GEN
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Rap's Dr. ___ : DRE
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Little amphibian : EFT
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Hush-hush grp. : NSA

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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