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WORDS FROM THE WHITE HOUSE

New York Times, Sunday, February 21, 2010

Author:
Eric Berlin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Eric Berlin

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 136, Blocks: 70 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 34 for Mr. Berlin. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 0221 ( 22,020 )
Across
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Trusted one : PAL
4
Dairy Queen order : SPLIT
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W.W. II threats : UBOATS
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F.D.R.'s mother : SARA
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Eggs : OVA
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Its national anthem is "La Dessalinienne" : HAITI
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Unbiased : NOSPIN
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Untouched : ASIS
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Anatomical pouch / Run on TV / Consume / Feel sick / Oral history : SACAIREATAILLORE
26
"Big Love" setting : UTAH
27
Appropriately named monthly of the National Puzzlers' League, with "The" : ENIGMA
28
Former Mississippi senator : LOTT
29
Mamet play revived on Broadway in 2009 : OLEANNA
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Periodic table fig. : ATNO
32
"Whew!" : BOY
34
Washington and ___ University : LEE
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Robert Ripley's specialty : ODDITIES
39
Joins the team : SIGNSON
41
Cry after discovering the furniture's been chewed, maybe : BADDOG
43
Roman goddess of agriculture : CERES
44
Christmas season / Greet a villain / Speak aloud / Query / Monthly payment : YULEHISSSAYASKRENT
48
A fist might represent A or S in it: Abbr. : ASL
51
Early: Prefix : PALEO
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Asian observance : TET
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___ kwon do : TAE
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"___ and Prosperity" (Eisenhower slogan) : PEACE
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Forum wear : SANDAL
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Union, of a sort : WEDLOCK
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Open : UNCORK
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Barrel of laughs : RIOT
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Indian tea : CHAI
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Mideast inits. : UAE
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Least smart / Kitchen worker / Towel word / ___ Fein : DUMBESTCHEFHERSSINN
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French article : UNE
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Scottish refusals : NAES
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Crate part : SLAT
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Music genre that often includes an accordion : TEJANO
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Frisk : PATDOWN
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Peloponnesian power : SPARTA
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Corporate department : SALES
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Japanese tie : OBI
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U.S.S.R. member: Abbr. : UKR
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Blue Cross competitor : AETNA
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Traffic warning : SLO
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Trash / Victories / "Get it?" / Do some math / Runs smoothly : JUNKWINSSEEADDHUMS
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"___ directed" : USEAS
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Strand : ENISLE
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Egg foo yung and others : OMELETS
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Obama economic adviser Summers : LAWRENCE
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Never, in Berlin : NIE
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McSorley's Old ___ House, New York landmark since 1854 : ALE
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North Carolina county : ASHE
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World Series manager of 1981 and '88 : LASORDA
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Grayish : DRAB
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Fraternity hopeful : RUSHEE
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Blue Bonnet, e.g. : OLEO
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Most shaggy / Hotel offering / Actress Goldie : HAIRIESTROOMHAWN
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Watered down : WEAK
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Pickup capacity, sometimes : ONETON
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Accumulated, as debts : RANUP
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Mens ___ (guilty mind) : REA
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"My ___" (Clinton autobiography) : LIFE
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"You ___ kidding!" : WERENT
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Accumulate : AMASS
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"Washington Week" airer : PBS
Down
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Pretend to be : POSEAS
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Forward, in 7-Down : AVANTI
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Ice skate part : LACING
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Thin wedge : SHIM
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What's represented by x2 = 4py : PARABOLA
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"I cannot tell a ___" : LIE
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See 2-Down : ITALY
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A Jackson : TITO
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What you'll get if you read aloud 23-, 44-, 67-, 86- or 113-Across : UNITEDSTATESPRESIDENT
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Neighbor of Braz. : BOL
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___ Accords of 1993 : OSLO
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"My bad," for one : APOLOGY
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Ready for bed : TIRED
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Three-time Masters champ : SNEAD
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Amble : SAUNTER
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"Shall We Dance" dancer : ASTAIRE
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Inlet : RIA
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Memento of an old flame? : ASH
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"There is no greater ___ than bearing an untold story inside you": Maya Angelou : AGONY
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Brother of Prometheus : ATLAS
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Where 67-Across's face appears : NICKEL
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Law school newcomers : ONELS
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Son - or father - of Henry : EDSEL
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Contraction before "now" : EEN
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Former part of the British Airways fleet, for short : SST
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Topnotch : SUPERB
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Science of duplicating nature : BIONICS
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It may be made into a meal : OAT
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Buck up : HEARTEN
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Rampaging, after "on" : ATEAR
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Hannibal Lecter, e.g. : SADIST
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Satyajit Ray's "The ___ Trilogy" : APU
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Satirize : SENDUP
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Blank space : LACUNA
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Cupid's teammate : COMET
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Cry accompanying a head slap : DOH
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Sharpened : WHETTED
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Holder of the alphabet : OUIJA
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Shortcuts for ships : CANALS
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Setter sitter? : KENNEL
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Skywalker's friend : KENOBI
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1963 Audrey Hepburn thriller : CHARADE
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Admitted to the foyer : SAWIN
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Ga. neighbor : FLA
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Cracker seed : SESAME
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Bear, in Baja : OSO
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Emulates a rhabdomantist : DOWSES
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Entanglement : SKEIN
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Playwright Fugard : ATHOL
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Org. for Jimmy Carter, once : USN
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Many : NUMEROUS
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Birth mo. for Coolidge, Ford and G. W. Bush : JUL
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Cable channel : USA
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Fresh start, metaphorically : NEWLEAF
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Bar activity : KARAOKE
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More run-down : SEEDIER
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Yanks and others : ALERS
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Playable character in Guitar Hero III : SLASH
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Equivalent to F : ESHARP
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Surfer's place : THEWEB
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Regarded to be : SEENAS
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Not in any way : NOHOW
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Stretch, in a way : CRANE
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The "A" of James A. Garfield : ABRAM
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Prado displays : ARTE
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Grooming brand : ATRA
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Ones near bases : UMPS
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Friend of Pooh : OWL
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Kona keepsake : LEI
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Charged bit : ION
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___ high : ONA

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle.

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