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A TRIP TO THE SHRINK

New York Times, Sunday, February 27, 2000

Author:
Harvey Estes
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Harvey Estes

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 78 Missing: {JKQXZ} This is puzzle # 46 for Mr. Estes. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2000, The New York TimesNo. 0227 ( 18,373 )
Across
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Tempted a traffic cop : SPED
5
It may be dismissed : CLASS
10
Conk : BOP
13
Musical treasure : AMATI
18
"___ Simple Man" (#1 Ricky Van Shelton song) : IAMA
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Graceful girls : SYLPHS
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Drop the ball : ERR
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Started a line? : SIRED
23
Completely : FROMHEADTOFOOT
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Flipper's question : HEADSORTAILS
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Come to : TOTAL
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Like a gull : NAIVE
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Dieter's concern : SODIUM
30
Pathetic poetry : ELEGIES
32
Big part : LEAD
34
Like some vows : NUPTIAL
37
Chafe at : RESENT
38
___ Wars (Caesarean campaigns) : GALLIC
40
Jay follower : CEE
41
Eastern way : TAO
43
Jay preceder : DEE
44
Kind of limit : AGE
45
"Let's Fall in Love" songwriter : ARLEN
47
Part of some film reviews : CLIP
48
Coll. major : ENG
51
Not up : ABED
52
Not hot : MILD
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Who might be to blame : NOONE
54
On the safe side : LEEWARD
58
Pro ___ : BONO
59
She won five Emmys for her sitcom title role : BERGEN
60
Kind of idol : MATINEE
61
Like angel food cake : SPONGY
63
Wide-eyed : AGOG
64
Where fans may be found : STANDS
65
Displayed ostentatiously : PARADED
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Like Zeppo, among the Marx Brothers : SANEST
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Operator's accessory : HEADSET
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Smashes from Sampras : OVERHEADS
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Downright : UTTERLY
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Outlooks : VISTAS
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Freebie : PASS
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Directly confront : MEETHEADON
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Composer Arensky : ANTON
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Depth charge targets : SUBS
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Refuse transporter : SCOW
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Véronique, e.g.: Abbr. : STE
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Read lines, in a way : SCAN
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Computer choice : APPLE
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Shipping way option : COD
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Decay : EBB
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Billy Budd, for one : TAR
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Inn stock : ALE
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Dropping off the dry cleaning, e.g. : ERRAND
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It may have a string attached : TEABAG
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Makeshift : STOPGAP
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Doesn't just tear up : SOBS
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Hack's question : WHERETO
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Guffawed : ROARED
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Stood : AROSE
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Barbershop figure : TENOR
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Stadium special : DOUBLEHEADER
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110-Down, e.g. : COMPASSHEADING
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Use : AVAIL
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Time before : EVE
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"Planet of the Apes" savages : HUMANS
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"Behold!" : ECCE
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Bookstore category : HOWTO
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Drops on blades : DEW
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Just know : SENSE
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Owner's acquisition : DEED
Down
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Kitchen gizmo : SIFTER
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Let out of the can? : PAROLE
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Overdoes it onstage : EMOTES
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Like some returned goods : DAMAGED
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Winter hrs. in Wichita : CST
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French silk center : LYONS
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A, in communications : ALFA
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Fruitery problem : SPOILAGE
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Moved the earth : SHOVELED
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Executes, in a way : BEHEADS
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Sci-fi writer ___ Scott Card : ORSON
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Put out : PRODUCED
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Penetrating : ASTUTE
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Hurricane home : MIAMI
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He left Maria for Jackie : ARI
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Address book abbr. : TEL
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Some cards and tags : IDS
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Pocket : STEAL
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Kiosk eye-catcher : HEADLINE
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Mature : RIPEN
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When Paris is burning : ETE
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Resort near Waikiki : DIAMONDHEAD
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Quarreling : ATLOGGERHEADS
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"Moonlight Gambler" singer : LAINE
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It's a gift : GAB
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Exhibits fear, in a way : CRINGES
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Court contest : OPEN
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Bridges in movies : LLOYD
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Expensive band : CORONET
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Some are slippery : ELMS
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Straight, at the bar : NEAT
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Begin before the others : GETAHEADSTART
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Cannon attachment : ADE
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Undo : NEGATE
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R. J. Reynolds brand : WINSTON
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Like 73-Down : ANDEAN
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They're found in scores : RESTS
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"Wild" ones : BOARS
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Dress down : BASTE
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Like sinners, to preachers : SAVABLE
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Iron-fisted ones? : PRESSERS
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Easy out, perhaps : POPUP
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Part of a jukebox : SLOT
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___ and Wear (English county) : TYNE
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Grp. that gets the shaft? : UMW
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Sweeping : VAST
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Pachacuti's people : INCAS
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Initiated : SPEARHEADED
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Risqué : SCABROUS
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Clear dish : CONSOMME
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Like some lots : ODD
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Tank buildup : ALGAE
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Third person ending of old : ETH
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Root crop : BEETS
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Uncapped? : BAREHEADED
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Slayer of Python, in myth : APOLLO
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Motel inhabitant? : ROACH
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"No fighting, please" : BENICE
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This second : ATONCE
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Didn't just snack : GORGED
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Go around the world : ORBIT
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Sore spot : PEEVE
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Makes independent, in a way : WEANS
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Pulled out a piece : DREW
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Go over : SPAN
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"Doo" follower : DAH
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Ab ___ (from the start) : OVO
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Sit-down strikers of 1937: Abbr. : UAW
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Memphis-to-Biloxi dir. : SSE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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