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ALIEN ABDUCTIONS

New York Times, Sunday, February 28, 1999

Author:
Dave Tuller
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Dave Tuller

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 73 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Tuller. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 0228 ( 18,009 )
Across
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Mophead : BEATLE
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Dessert pastries : PUFFS
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Scored in bezique : MELDED
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"1984" conspirator : OBRIEN
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Where lemons are picked? : CARLOT
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Opium compound : CODEINE
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Fixing the space-time continuum? : COSMICSURGERY
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It started a little before 1000 B.C. : IRONAGE
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Controls : KNOBS
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Baffled : ATSEA
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Thank-you-___ : MAAM
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Pants problem : RIP
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Ago, in Aberdeen : SYNE
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Average : CEE
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High priest in Exodus : AARON
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Newcastle's river : TYNE
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Geology? : ROCKSCIENCE
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Migraine headaches, so to speak : VISES
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Ability to hit a target : AIM
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Donkey drawer : NAST
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Inevitable : FATED
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Lose everything : GOBUST
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Part of a percussion section : SNARES
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Courses : PATHS
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___ tree (Indiana state tree) : TULIP
49
Commercial passage : STRAIT
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Worth : VALUE
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Be attributable (to) : OWE
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"Be ___!" ("Come on!") : APAL
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Rube : YOKEL
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Amtrak fares? : RAILPRICES
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Turn about : SLUE
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Capek drama : RUR
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Barry Sanders and teammates : LIONS
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"Nonsense!" : NERTS
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1970's-80's cause : ERA
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Singer who co-starred in "Johnny Mnemonic," 1995 : ICET
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Limit placed on PBS? : DONATORCAP
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Limping, maybe : LAMED
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Words from Mr. Moto : AHSO
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Efficiency symbol, in physics : ETA
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Modern fat substitute : OLEAN
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North Wind personified : BOREAS
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"Aunt ___ Cope Book" : ERMAS
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Dogtrot and foxtrot : GAITS
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Successor car to the Studebaker : AVANTI
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Off-shore lodging : BOATEL
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Set of plates : ARMOR
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"The King and I" role : ANNA
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Time to play taps : TEN
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Like a landowner : ACRED
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Arachnids that appear over the summer? : SEASONTICKS
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Some Oklahoma Indians : SACS
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Beget : SPAWN
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Fabric name ending : EEN
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Counting method : TWOS
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Queen Eliz., e.g. : HRH
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Attention ___ : SPAN
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Experienced, old-style : VERST
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Vow taker : BRIDE
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More hot-tempered : FIERIER
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Waterway named for a talk show host? : ROSIETHERIVER
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Like some foreign movies : UNRATED
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God of death who underwent resurrection : OSIRIS
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Three-time Emmy-winning host : CAVETT
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Bound : LASHED
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Like most store items : TAXED
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Texas oil city : ODESSA
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Strong beers : BOCKS
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Key color : EBONY
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Flame throwing, maybe : ARSON
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Fall preceder? : TIMBER
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Vacation souvenirs : LEIS
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Abbr. in a business letter : ENC
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3.26 light-years : PARSEC
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Spur : URGE
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Bother for a boxer : FLEA
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Because of : FOR
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It's a mess : STY
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Western landscapist Thomas ___ : MORAN
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Land south of Judah : EDOM
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Football Hall-of-Famer Ford : LEN
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Addendum to a log? : DIARYSUPPLEMENT
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They might backfire : ENGINES
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Like some sympathies : DEEPEST
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Most doll-like : CUTEST
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"Later!" : CIAO
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Gridiron stat : SACKS
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First-of-a-kind 1960's TV star : MRED
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Flower part : ANTHER
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Top-notch : ACES
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They connect to the knees : TIBIAS
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Ed of "Married...With Children" : ONEILL
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Players : CAST
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"___ goes according to plan..." : IFALL
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Gobble : EATUP
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Calculus calculation: Abbr. : VOL
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Semiramis's realm : ASSYRIA
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Communicating : INTOUCH
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People who study cuneiform? : MARKRESEARCHERS
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Talk show chatter : GUEST
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Arctic explorer John : RAE
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Coin of Pakistan : PAISA
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Little nothing : TWERP
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Woman of letters? : VANNA
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Most of the world : OCEAN
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Golden : AUREATE
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Ushers : LEADSIN
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TV event of 1977 : ROOTS
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Old foes of the Spanish : INCAS
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Model : IDEAL
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Bratislava resident : SLOVAK
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Caloric cakes : TORTES
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Without exception : TOAMAN
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Stews : OLIOS
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Like 70's fashion, now : RETRO
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Coach Parseghian : ARA
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Judge's seat : BANC
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Kind of school : MED
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Shot up : GREW
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Blushing : BASHFUL
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Harmonica-like instrument : OCARINA
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Comfortable ___ old shoe : ASAN
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Bikini events : ATESTS
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New York's General Post Office is on it : NINTH
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Sea nymph : NEREID
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Labor : STRIVE
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Hurry : SPEED
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Western friend : PARD
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Marries, perhaps : WIVES
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"None But the Lonely Heart" writer/director : ODETS
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Sealy competitor : SERTA
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Home page : SITE
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Motor with some oomph : VSIX
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Its flag is green, white and orange : EIRE
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Small fastener : BRAD
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"Go get 'em!" : RAH
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"Baloney!" : ROT
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Mother bear, in Málaga : OSA
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Prefix with terrorist : ECO

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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