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EVERYONE'S A CRITIC

New York Times, Sunday, February 23, 2003

Author:
Nancy Salomon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Nancy Salomon

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 72 Missing: {JQVZ} This is puzzle # 102 for Ms. Salomon. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 0223 ( 19,465 )
Across
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Many solvers do it here : START
6
Language in which "kemosabe" means "white shirt" : APACHE
12
Losers' count : CALORIES
20
"Star Wars" droid : ARTOO
21
"You got it" : NOPROB
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If need be : INAPINCH
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Criticize a hit miniseries? : PUTDOWNROOTS
25
Nerve ending : RECEPTOR
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Security system part : SENSOR
27
Tool next to a shovel, maybe : POKER
29
Magazine genre : MENS
30
Duke : FIST
33
Obi-Wan ___ : KENOBI
35
Pique : SNIT
38
Criticize a big flop? : ROASTTURKEY
43
Bit of a stink : TRACEODOR
46
Between, in Orléans : ENTRE
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Passel : LOAD
48
Attacker : FOE
49
Soldier in Uris's "Battle Cry" : MARINE
50
Percussion cap : DETONATOR
52
Hair feature : BRAID
54
Draped garment : TOGA
55
Slick stuff : OIL
56
Criticize creative types? : RAPARTISTS
59
Rock music subgenre : METAL
60
Brew : ALE
61
___ Saud (former Saudi king) : IBN
62
Pitch : TAR
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D-Day time : HHOUR
65
Pick-up expert? : KLEPTO
67
Election data : RETURNS
70
Drop one's guns : DISARM
74
Eagle's nest : AERIE
76
Granting grp. : NEA
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Pricing word : PER
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Author Harper : LEE
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Gives the once-over : SCANS
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Criticize links? : KNOCKWURST
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Swedish flier : SAS
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Chaplin née 39-Down : OONA
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Gambling game : BEANO
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Experiences dizziness : SEESSTARS
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Lame : FLIMSY
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Troupe grp. : USO
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___ de soie (silk cloth) : PEAU
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Worrier's worry : ULCER
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Travel guide? : TIMETABLE
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Criticize movers and shakers? : SLAMDANCERS
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Grant of "Notorious" : CARY
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Pontiac, e.g. : OTTAWA
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Make more powerful, with "up" : SOUP
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Pelvic parts : ILIA
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Cracks up : SLAYS
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So far : TODATE
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Flower named for a tragic figure in Greek myth : HYACINTH
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Criticize a pitcher? : FLAMETHROWER
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Slang for 55-Across : TEXASTEA
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Move away : RECEDE
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Zagreb native : CROAT
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Booming orators : STENTORS
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Prize : ESTEEM
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Oscar winner Berry : HALLE
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Suckers : SAPS
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Straight : TRUE
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Business letter abbr. : ATTN
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Fishing gear : RODS
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More than you'd like : TOOOFTEN
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Gothic author Radcliffe : ANN
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___ favor : POR
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Each : APOP
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Not aboveboard : CROOKED
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Computer user's shortcut : HOTKEY
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"Barnaby Jones" star : EBSEN
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Geometric fig. : CIR
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Paucity of pep : ANEMIA
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Chantilly product : LACE
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Where pirates prey : OPENSEA
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Criticize angry bulls? : RIPSNORTERS
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QB's misfire: Abbr. : INT
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Prefix with logical : ECO
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Stock unit: Abbr. : SHR
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Order in the court : WRIT
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Whirlybird whirlers : ROTORS
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Mideast V.I.P. : SULTAN
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March : TROOP
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Signs of life : BREATHS
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Birdbrain : IDIOT
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Neighbor of Fiji : TONGA
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New Jersey's state tree : REDOAK
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"The Iceman Cometh" playwright : ONEILL
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British Labor prime minister : ATTLEE
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Box office sign : SRO
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Kind of chop : KARATE
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Mil. authority : CMD
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Concrete : REAL
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Raiders' grp. : FBI
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Shady spot : ARBOR
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Suffix with bull : ISH
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No-goodnik : RAT
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Spare carrier : TRUNK
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Sierra Club founder John : MUIR
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Residents: Suffix : ITES
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"Waiting for Lefty" playwright : ODETS
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Criticize a Yankee? : PANAMERICAN
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Automaker Louis : RENAULT
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VCR button : REW
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Sartre novel : NAUSEA
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French wine region : ALSACE
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Parent, e.g. : REARER
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Opposite of misses: Abbr. : MESSRS
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One of the Clanton boys : IKE
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False : PSEUDO
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Quick to yield : SOFT
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Infant's illness : COLIC
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Jungian "self" : ANIMA
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Geneses : ONSETS
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Gentle sound : COO
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A heap : REAMS
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Lead-in to nose or hair : BYA
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Naturally-lit room : SUNPORCH
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Mom's specialty, briefly : TLC
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Do doer : STYLIST
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Make believe : PLAYACT
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Straw hat : BOATER
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Lowlands : SWALES
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Bibliog. info : AUTH
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"Crooklyn" actress Woodard : ALFRE
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Wild about : INTO
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Barrie bad guy : SMEE
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Copperfield's bride : DORA
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Roll call absentee : AWOL
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Blue-green : TEAL
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Folies-Bergère designer : ERTE
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Alts. : HTS
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So far : YET
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Hacker : AXE
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Experiences : HAS
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Dutch city : EDE
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Pro ___ (acting) : TEM

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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