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New York Times, Sunday, February 25, 2007

Words from Pope's "An Essay on Man" (1940, 1942-43, 1960-62, 1965-68, 1978)

Author:
David J. Kahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David J. Kahn

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 76 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 121 for Mr. Kahn.
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© 2007, The New York Times2/25/07 ( No. 20,928 )
Across
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Stick used to swat flies : FUNGO
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Doesn't run : CLOTS
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Senseless : DAFT
15
Place to relax : SPA
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Popular humor weekly, with "The" : ONION
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Something to lay down : THELAW
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"___ Enchanted" (2004 movie) : ELLA
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Heap : TON
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Birdie beater : EAGLE
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First mate's greeting? : MADAMIMADAM
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Break off : END
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Hawks : PEDDLES
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One after another : INAROW
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Jct. joiners : HWYS
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Sticker : BARB
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"Wheel of Fortune" request : ANE
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Actors Max and Max Jr. : BAERS
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Animal with a black-tipped tail : STOAT
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Tighty-whities : BRIEFS
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Word with "hand to hand" or "time to time" : FROM
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Inventor's inits. : TAE
41
Show taped at Chicago's Harpo Studios : OPRAH
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Ecdysiast Blaze and others : STARRS
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Charging, in a way : IONIZING
46
Reported mountain sightings : YETIS
47
U.S. auditor : GAO
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"Baudolino" novelist : ECO
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Ahead : ONTOP
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Layer of a bed : SILT
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Year Constantine the Great became emperor : CCCVI
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Family of things : ILK
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First name in humor : ERMA
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Some Guggenheim works : ARPS
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Acoustic : AURAL
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Fed. health research agcy. : CDC
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Many a Wall St. Journal subscriber : MBA
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1970's HUD secretary Hills and namesakes : CARLAS
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C8H8 : STYRENE
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With 56-Down, start of eight answers in this puzzle : OSCAR
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Fill up : SATIATE
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St. Clare's birthplace : ASSISI
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"The Facts of Life" actress : RAE
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Post-op area : ICU
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Navel type : INNIE
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"See ya" : TATA
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Snick and ___ : SNEE
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Attention : EAR
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Weber State University locale : OGDEN
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Greek group : FRAT
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Showed to the foyer : SAWIN
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Abbr. after Lincoln or Kennedy : CTR
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Iron-___ : ONS
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Misrepresent : BELIE
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Display on a tray : DESSERTS
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Shaw's "___ and Cleopatra" : CAESAR
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Deposit in a depository : INGOT
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Code word : DAH
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"See ya" : CIAO
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Corrida charger : ELTORO
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Old computer : TANDY
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Beat : THROB
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Court grp. : NBA
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Pizazz : ELAN
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Häagen-___ : DAZS
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Even though : ALBEIT
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Part of 60-Across : CONTROL
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Master : ACE
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Marvel Comics supervillain : GREENGOBLIN
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Root beer ingredient : ANISE
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Tarnish : MAR
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See 104-Down : EDNA
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Kind of inspection : ONSITE
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Greenland settlers : DANES
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Hesitations : ERS
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Cornerstone abbr. : ESTD
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"Shall we go?" : READY
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Aquarium buildup : ALGAE
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The Axis, once : FOE
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Together : UNAPART
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Neighbor of Chad : NIGERIA
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Popular Bach work for keyboard (1994, 1996, 1999, 2002) : GOLDBERGVARIATIONS
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Having no depth, in brief : ONED
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Arizona Diamondbacks ballpark (1988) : CHASEFIELD
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Had the advantage : LED
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Commercial suffix : OLA
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Florida's ___ Trail : TAMIAMI
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Wretches : SWINE
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Opening in the North Pole? : DEARSANTA
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Ray of "Battle Cry" : ALDO
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Weak spots : FLAWS
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Pompom holder : TAM
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Birding capital of New Zealand (2006) : STEWARTISLAND
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It's often tied with a rubber band : PONYTAIL
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Common connectors : ANDS
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Some agents, for short : TMEN
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Company that merged with Lockheed in 1995 (2001, 2003) : MARTINMARIETTA
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Knot holder : LASSO
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Words from Pope's "An Essay on Man" (1940, 1942-43, 1960-62, 1965-68, 1978) : HOPESPRINGSETERNAL
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Some shot : BBS
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Time magazine 2005 co-Person of the Year : BONO
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Miniature : TOY
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Least robust : FRAILEST
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Roasted fowl (2005) : ROCKCORNISHHEN
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Hollywood biggie? : EGO
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President who created the N.S.C. : HST
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Sirtaki dancer in a 1964 movie : ZORBA
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Tropical rodent : PACA
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Zorro's house : CASA
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Batters take them : CUTS
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Futurists? (1990-93, 1997-98, 2000, 2004) : CRYSTALGAZERS
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"Rocks" : ICE
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See 67-Across : EMCEE
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Lucid : RATIONAL
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Break ___ (go into sudden death) : ATIE
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Public : SEEN
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Moviedom's Long and Vardalos : NIAS
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Composer Camille Saint-___ : SAENS
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Big ___ : SUR
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Western capital (1979-82, 1984) : CARSONCITY
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Sign of worry : SWEATBEAD
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"The Silence of the Lambs" org. : FBI
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Alamo mission? : RENTACAR
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Put on : ADD
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Mobile home? : CRIB
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Davy Jones's locker : OCEAN
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Airport fig. : ETD
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Transitional land zone : ECOTONE
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Eschewing accompaniment : SOLOING
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Waters fed by the Amu Darya : ARALSEA
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Old White House nickname : RON
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Sale places : YARDS
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Harshness : RIGOR
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Word with china or dry : BONE
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With 116-Across, saucy Aussie : DAME
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Advanced : LENT
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"There!" : TADA
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"Hmmm" : GEE
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Youth org. since 1910 : BSA
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Top : LID
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Naut. heading : ESE

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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