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New York Times, Sunday, February 24, 2013

Best-selling author who served as a nurse in the Civil War

Author:
Joe DiPietro
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joe DiPietro

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 80 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 116 for Mr. DiPietro.
Jim Horne notes:

"Back down" answers are read backwards to the beginning and then down from there.

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© 2013, The New York Times2/24/13 ( No. 23,119 )
Across
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Drummer's accompanier : FIFER
6
Best-selling author who served as a nurse in the Civil War : ALCOTT
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Made up : UNTRUE
18
Hardens : INURES
20
Fever cause : MALARIA
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Most bass : LOWEST
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Back down : BEATAHASTYRETREAT
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Back down : CAPITULATE
25
Sinuous swimmer : EEL
26
Grub : EATS
27
Card game declaration : MELD
28
Show off one's "guns" : FLEX
29
Some seen in mirrors? : ARS
30
Foul mood : SNIT
31
Floor vote : AYE
32
Leaning : BIAS
33
Humdinger : PIP
36
Bakers' measures: Abbr. : TSPS
38
Mrs. Miniver's husband in "Mrs. Miniver" : CLEM
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Scope : EXTENT
42
Sprinkler conduit : HOSE
43
Back down : HEADFORTHEHILLS
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Run out : ELAPSE
48
Quarters used in Greenland : IGLOO
50
Kegler's org. : PBA
51
Honeyed drink : MEAD
53
Back down : PULLOUT
54
Detour signalers : PYLONS
56
The left, informally : LIBS
58
Parts of galaxies : NEBULAE
60
Siberian city : OMSK
61
Jacket decoration : EPAULET
64
Handles receptions, say : CATERS
65
Back down : LOSEONESNERVE
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Gather in bundles : SHEAVE
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Joint committee? : STONERS
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[How dare you?!] : SLAP
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Talks without sincerity : PALTERS
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Envelope abbr. : ATTN
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Like some firs : ALPINE
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Back down : WITHDRAW
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Variety : SORT
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Pascal's law : LOI
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Ball partner : ARNAZ
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Downgrade, perhaps : RERATE
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Back down : GIVESOMEGROUND
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Father of Phobos : ARES
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"Welcome Back, Kotter" guy : VINNIE
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La ___ Tar Pits : BREA
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Treasures : GEMS
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Made one : WED
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Tough situation : BIND
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Company making arrangements, for short : FTD
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PBS has a big one : BIRD
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When repeated, eager : RAH
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Staffs : MANS
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Winged : ALAR
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"I'm ___ you!" : ONTO
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Big name in '60s peace activism : ONO
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Back down : CRYUNCLE
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Back down : WAVETHEWHITEFLAG
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Sheen, in Sheffield : LUSTRE
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Advent : ARRIVAL
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Like some oil refineries : YEMENI
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Clearly marks : ETCHES
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Mark, e.g. : GOSPEL
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Boxer nicknamed "Hands of Stone" : DURAN
Down
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Try to shoot : FIREAT
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Lays to rest : INTERS
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Slick ones? : FUELSPILLS
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Go wrong : ERR
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Four-time baseball All-Star Jose : REYES
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Itch scratcher's utterance : AAH
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"Is Your Mama a ___?" (children's book) : LLAMA
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Capable of seeing in the dark : CATEYED
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Certain grilling : ORALEXAM
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One to one, for example : TIED
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It's left on a keyboard : TAB
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Loudly lament : ULULATE
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Dos but not don'ts : NOTES
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Mars candy : TWIX
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Good name, informally : REP
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Miss ___ : USA
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Common abbr. after a comma : ETC
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Cut off : STANCH
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What's the big idea? : MASTERPLAN
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Circus support : STILT
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Vertical stabilizer : FIN
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"The Hostage" playwright, 1958 : BEHAN
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Blooming tree : POPLAR
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Publishes : ISSUES
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Slightest complaint : PEEP
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Lost, as a tail : SHOOK
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___ strip : MOBIUS
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Rounds begin on the first one : TEE
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Berry of "Perfect Stranger" : HALLE
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Ages : EON
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Apologues : FABLES
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Yahoo : LOUT
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Yahoo! had one in 1996: Abbr. : IPO
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Kind of rat : GYM
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Inside look? : DECOR
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Dish out : SERVE
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Actress Berger : SENTA
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Model material, often : BALSA
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Pressure group? : PEERS
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Play a flute : TOOTLE
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Lay to rest : ENTOMB
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Postseason football game played in Mobile, Ala. : SENIORBOWL
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World : SPHERE
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Extreme aversion : HATRED
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Author Canetti : ELIAS
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Silver's is 107.87: Abbr. : ATWT
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Garnish, possibly : SPRIG
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Keep at awhile : LINGEROVER
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Got ___ on (nailed) : ANA
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Candy since 1927 : PEZ
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Healthy : SOUND
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Where you gotta go? : LAV
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Take a card : DRAW
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Actor Silver : RON
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Frivolous types : TRIFLERS
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Demonstrates : EVINCES
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Be rewarded for good service : GETATIP
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Quai d'Orsay setting : SEINE
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Coarse : EARTHY
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Entrances : INS
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Procrastinator's response : MANANA
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Welcome through the door : SHOWIN
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Ballet dancer's support : BARRE
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A disk can be slipped in one : DRIVE
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Was a little too fond : DOTED
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Paul Bunyan, e.g. : MYTH
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Do with a pick, maybe : AFRO
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French key : CLE
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Crackpot : NUT
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N.C.A.A.'s Gamecocks : USC
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Not keep up : LAG
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Prince of Broadway : HAL
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Native of Australia : EMU

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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