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RIDDLE-DEE-DEE

New York Times, Sunday, February 22, 2004

Author:
Nancy Nicholson Joline
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Nancy Nicholson Joline

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 76 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 104 for Ms. Joline. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 0222 ( 19,829 )
Across
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Submit : ACCEDE
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Latin-American import : CHACHA
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Wines from Spain : MALAGAS
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Grand Canyon sights : BURROS
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More elegant : POSHER
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Where the Tombigbee flows : ALABAMA
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Why is Y like a romance novel? : ITENDSHAPPILY
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Au ___ : NATUREL
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Raiding party?: Abbr. : DEA
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Baby's first word, maybe : GOO
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What may be raised at celebrations : HELL
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Word to a dog : SIC
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Counter offer? : BLT
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Lamb specialty : ESSAY
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What's C and easy, too? : PIECEOFCAKE
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Rest : LIE
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Stains : DYES
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Belts : SWATS
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Bow shape : ARC
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Place : STEAD
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Something to be cured : HAM
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Some are personal : ADS
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Fund-raising grps. : PTAS
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Crosswalk user, for short : PED
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Many members of 47-Across : MAS
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Unmelodic sounds : CAWS
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Dove, e.g. : SOAP
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P.D. alert : APB
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School dept. : ATH
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What describes both screams and napoleons? : CREAMFILLED
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Far from florid : ASHEN
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Oklahoma native : OTO
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Biblical judge : ELI
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Deli freebie : DILL
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Hospital staffer: Var. : INTERNE
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Cover over : REPAPER
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Winner of 81 P.G.A. Tour victories : SNEAD
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Appliance rating : VOLTAGE
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Attributed : IMPUTED
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Quechua speaker : INCA
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Writer LeShan : EDA
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"Mr. Dieingly ___" (1966 Critters hit) : SAD
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Ping-Pong skills : SPINS
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How does "no" describe some baseball caps? : ONBACKWARDS
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Wing : ELL
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Cause of many a blowup : TNT
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Top-drawer : AONE
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"Gotcha" : ISEE
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Ship's hdg. : SSE
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Already, in Italy : GIA
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Some are deadly : SINS
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Cash drawer compartment: Abbr. : CTS
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Hero's award: Abbr. : DSC
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Many an Olympian : RACER
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Bass ___ : ALE
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___ Ste. Marie : SAULT
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Fundamentals : ABCS
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Long time : AGE
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What Stephen King title is suggested by the letter F? : FIRESTARTER
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Honolulu's ___ Stadium : ALOHA
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Study : DEN
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Far out : RAD
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Pisa's river : ARNO
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Lord's Prayer start : OUR
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Berlioz's "___ Troyens" : LES
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All together : INTOTAL
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What science fiction movie do taxes and amine bring to mind? : ALTEREDSTATES
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"The flower of my heart," in old song : ADELINE
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Reddish brown : SORREL
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Like Eeyore, in "Winnie-the-Pooh" : MOROSE
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Fort ___ (Oregon Trail stop) : LARAMIE
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Presses, folds and stretches : KNEADS
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___ beef : CORNED
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Remained : ABIDED
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Precious : CUTESY
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Hockey area : CREASE
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Directional ending : ERN
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Tricky : DODGY
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Old "Happy motoring!" sloganeer : ESSO
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Profit-and-loss calculator: Abbr. : CPA
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Junkie : HOPHEAD
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Features : ASPECTS
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Florida governor before Bush : CHILES
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"How's that again?" : HELLO
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Suffix with secret : ARY
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Nuts : MANIACS
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"Woe is me!" : ALACK
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Bodybuilder's target : LAT
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Father of, in Arabic : ABU
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How would you describe both seraphs and unintelligible talk? : GARBLEDPHRASES
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___ Island, Fla. : AMELIA
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Like many nuts : SALTED
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Short flights : HOPS
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Jam : SCRAPE
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Pompeii killer : ASH
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"___ Teenage Frankenstein," 1957 film : IWASA
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Disastrous : FATAL
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A gift, for short : ESP
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Little girl's plaything : TEASET
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O.K.'s : ACCEPTS
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Oscar-winner Matlin : MARLEE
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Relative of the cod : POLLACK
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Many New Zealanders : MAORIS
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Tackle : ATTEMPT
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What teen hangout is named by the letters PP? : SHOPPINGCENTER
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Creep : WEIRDO
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Court cry : SILENCE
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Losers to the 49ers in Super Bowl XXIII : BENGALS
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Residents, e.g.: Abbr. : MDS
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"___ Rainbow" (1947 musical) : FINIANS
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Pearl hunters : DIVERS
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Travelers' aids : ATLASES
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Tease : NEEDLE
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Goofed : NODDED
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Em, e.g. : AUNTIE
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Thomas Bailey Aldrich story "Marjorie ___" : DAW
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Caught but good : NAILED
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Jolly Roger feature : BONES
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Supermarket area : AISLE
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Woof : ARF
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What nobody doesn't like : SARALEE
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Old boxer called the Ambling Alp : CARNERA
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Coached : TUTORED
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Low-___ : CAL
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Kind of nerve or tire : RADIAL
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It's listed in minutes : AGENDA
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He said "I exist because I think" : SARTRE
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Trampled : TROD
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Crooner Michael : BOLTON
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"Say ___!" : CHEESE
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Dissed, in a way : SASSED
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Farsi speaker : IRANI
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Picker-upper : TALON
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___-Detoo ("Star Wars" droid) : ARTOO
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Iwo Jima Memorial honorees: Abbr. : USMC
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Ending with plug : OLA
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One of the Cratchits : TIM
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"Don't ___!" : ASK
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Clattery trains : ELS
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Itinerary abbr. : ARR

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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