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New York Times, Sunday, February 3, 2002

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Richard Silvestri

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 142, Blocks: 76 Missing: {FQZ} This is puzzle # 107 for Mr. Silvestri. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 0203 ( 19,080 )
Across
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Effete : JADED
6
Duel preliminary : SLAP
10
Mock reply of understanding : AHSO
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"Teach not thy lip such ___, for it was made for kissing": Shak. : SCORN
19
"A Night at the Opera" tune : ALONE
20
Sound of contentment : PURR
21
___ gum : GUAR
22
Shire of "The Godfather" films : TALIA
23
Where birds play ball? : MYNALEAGUE
25
Cross letters : INRI
26
Gasket : ORING
27
1,000 G's : MIL
28
Last of a list : ETC
29
Products of a subarctic forest? : TAIGAWOODS
31
Rebounded : CAROMED
35
Revolution site of 1979 : IRAN
37
"Johnny Mnemonic" actor : ICET
38
Song that ends "God hold secure!" : AMERICA
39
Cell constituent : RNA
40
Like Osage oranges : INEDIBLE
44
Brown, in a way : ROAST
45
Result of a lifeguard's head injury? : BEACHCOMA
49
Without bounce : DEAD
50
N.H.L. M.V.P., 1970-72 : ORR
51
Amen : SOBEIT
53
Elevates : EXALTS
56
Turn green? : DYE
57
Basalt source : LAVA
59
Old TV's "___ Three Lives" : ILED
60
Relative of Remus? : BRER
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Gorp morsel : RAISIN
63
Chicken ___ : LITTLE
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Thin strip : SPLINE
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Check books : AUDIT
68
Ava's role in "Mogambo" : ELOISE
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Memnon's mother : EOS
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Sampled : TASTED
73
Open-eyed : AWAKE
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Not impressed : UNAWED
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Luther had 95 : THESES
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19th dynasty Egyptian king : RAMSES
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Columbia Pictures co-founder : COHN
81
Baker's predecessor : ABLE
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Revenuer : TMAN
85
"Exodus" hero : ARI
86
1966 U.S. Open tennis champ Fred : STOLLE
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Mounts : STEEDS
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Were now? : ARE
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Skirt insert : GORE
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Fish with musical scales? : PIANOTUNA
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Cousin of a habanera : TANGO
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Kidnapped : SNATCHED
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It's often in hock : HAM
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Limerick part : SHANNON
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Chime time, with "the" : HOUR
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"Ruby Baby" singer, 1963 : DION
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Family identifiers : TARTANS
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Places to bury bread? : PITAGRAVES
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Impolite remark : DIG
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Methylene group, chemically : HCH
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Do a make-up job? : ATONE
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Ten's place : TILL
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Igloo? : PARKAHOUSE
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Attack : SETON
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Tiny bit : IOTA
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Shaking spell : AGUE
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Legislate : ENACT
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Fuse ore : SMELT
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One who won't tell : CLAM
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Decorative mug : TOBY
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One of the Levant States : SYRIA
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Copier problem : JAM
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___ Khan : ALY
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Syndicate head : DON
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Captivates : ENAMORS
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Sets parameters for : DELIMITS
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Town near Liège : SPA
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Bob's cousin? : LUGE
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In ___ (stuck) : ARUT
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Police area : PRECINCT
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Heartburn : AGITA
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Chinese cooking style : HUNAN
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Delhi wear : SARI
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Request at KFC : ORIGINAL
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Put away : STOWED
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Kind of artery : CAROTID
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This and that : OLIO
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Marmalade ingredient : RIND
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Emulates Xanthippe : NAGS
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T.V.A. concern: Abbr. : ELEC
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Top club : ACE
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Christmas ___ : CAROL
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Ethically neutral : AMORAL
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Retrospective of Sorvino's films? : REARVIEWMIRA
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Is dilettantish : DABBLES
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Encouraging word : RAH
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Takeover actions : RAIDS
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Turkish inn : IMARET
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A godsend on the night table? : BEDSIDEMANNA
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___ on (exaggerate) : LAYIT
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Nod neighbor : EDEN
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Shoe specification : EEE
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Shade of red : CERISE
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Farm team : OXEN
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Superlatively smarmy : OILIEST
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Vandalized : TRASHED
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Prepare, as mushrooms : SAUTE
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World record? : ATLAS
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Gusted : BLOWN
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Usually abbreviated Latin phrase : IDEST
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Drags, of a sort : TOKES
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Showy bird's mate : PEAHEN
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"Elements" author : EUCLID
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In any case : ATLEAST
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Successor of Ruth : AARON
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Classic song with the lyric "Hear your lonesome, lovesick sweetheart calling" : NOLA
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It's a fact : DATUM
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Mesopotamian ruler : SARGON
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State of poverty, metaphorically : RAGS
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With 99-Down, Best Picture of 1959 : BEN
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Garish lights : NEONS
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Suitable for La Scala : OPERATIC
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Resist change : STANDPAT
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Pasta and such : STARCHES
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C2H5OH : ETHANOL
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"What a surprise!" : OHO
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Dollar figure : ANTHONY
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Convincing : COGENT
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See 82-Down : HUR
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Comic's feedback : HAHA
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River feature : DELTA
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"Submission" in Arabic : ISLAM
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Mountain spot : PASS
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Piece of news : ITEM
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Lug : TOTE
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Six-string : VIOL
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Disney parrot : IAGO
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Eats : GRUB
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A or E, but not I : KEY
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Former Mideast inits. : UAR
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H.S. dept. : SCI
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Letter from Corinth : ETA

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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