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CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE

New York Times, Sunday, February 5, 2006

Author:
Eric Berlin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Eric Berlin

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 136, Blocks: 87 Missing: {JXZ} This is puzzle # 23 for Mr. Berlin. NYT links: Across Lite
Notepad: The eight theme answers in this puzzle are clues to common words. When the grid has been filled, guess these missing words, whose letters correspond to the numbers shown. Every number from 1 to 25 is used exactly twice. When you’re done, arrange the letters in order from 1 to 25 to reveal a bit of advice about getting ahead.
Jim Horne notes:

This puzzle has an embedded grid. This PDF file shows how the crossword appeared in the NYT Magazine.

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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 0205 ( 20,543 )
Across
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Father of Magnus the Good : OLAF
5
"Uh-huh" : YUP
8
Pressure: Prefix : BARO
12
"There ___ goes ..." : SHE
15
Mrs., in Madrid : SRA
18
Auto with a trident logo : MASERATI
20
Far from home, perhaps : OVERSEAS
22
"If only ___ listened ..." : HED
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17-20-24-12-8-9-13 : NOSYORINQUISITIVE
25
Latin 101 word : AMO
26
Suffix with violin : IST
27
Radio advice-giver : DRLAURA
28
"Outta here" : GONE
29
Quarrel : SPAR
30
Corp. bigwig : CEO
31
5% of a C-note : FIN
32
Like many adherents to 55-Down : MIDEASTERN
34
17-9-19-10-2-12-22-7 : WINDOWCOVERINGS
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Loonies : KOOKS
40
Smells : ODORS
41
Charlemagne's realm: Abbr. : HRE
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English exclamation : ISAY
43
Foot soldiers: Abbr. : INF
44
Classic gas brand : ESSO
45
Level : TIER
46
Baby kisser, maybe, in brief : POL
47
Hard times : ORDEALS
51
Fraction of a min. : MSEC
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Parisian article : UNE
54
"___ Baby" ("Hair" song) : ABIE
55
Suffix of approximation : ISH
58
Seize : TAKE
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Like many sports interviews : POSTGAME
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Place for Us and Them : SCOREPAD
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How bananas are bought : UNPEELED
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Breaking news : LATEWORD
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Mighty boss's opposite : PEON
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River at Ghent : LYS
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Actor Guinness : ALEC
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"Brat Farrar" mystery writer : TEY
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Turning point? : KNOB
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Place on a TV? : MELROSE
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Woman in a personal ad: Abbr. : SWF
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Hang : PEND
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Road ___ : RAGE
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Good times : FUN
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Code in which many Web pages are written: Abbr. : HTML
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Suffix with Capri : OTE
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Bit of Gothic architecture : GABLE
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Bite-the-bullet type : STOIC
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1-15-6-11-5-22 : HEADOFTHEPRISON
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Followers of philosopher René : CARTESIANS
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Make like : APE
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Youngster : LAD
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Common conjunctions : ANDS
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Joker, e.g. : CARD
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Roils : STIRSUP
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Lawyer: Abbr. : ATT
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Original "King Kong" studio : RKO
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25-14-2-19-7 : DOTSINTHENIGHTSKY
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Hosp. readout : EEG
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Ethiopian river : BLUENILE
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Discharge into the air : EMISSION
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Crown maker: Abbr. : DDS
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Mormons: Abbr. : LDS
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Restaurateur Toots : SHOR
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Like some ears : TIN
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Leisure : EASE
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Popular hotel chain : OMNI
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Vientiane's land : LAOS
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Secy. : ASST
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Whimsical : FEY
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Peter who wrote "Puff the Magic Dragon" : YARROW
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Elec., e.g. : UTIL
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Garment worn like an apron : PINAFORE
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Ludlum protagonist : BOURNE
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Reebok rival : AVIA
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Lawyer's thing : RES
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Something that gets copied : ORIGINAL
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Fishing nets : SEINES
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___ cow : HAVEA
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Compass point : ESE
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24-8-20-16-11 : SHAPEOFABALL
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Observation : REMARK
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Prettifies : ADORNS
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Places for clowns : RODEOS
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Hip's opposite : STODGY
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Arrow's place : QUIVER
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It started about 2 1/2 million years ago : STONEAGE
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Storage medium : CDROM
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Japanese soup : MISO
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It may leave its mark : SKID
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The "vey" of "oy vey!" : WOE
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They often have photos : IDS
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Rebuffs : NOS
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Red squirrel named for the sound it makes : CHICKAREE
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Upholstery problem : RIP
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4-23-14-10-3-18-25 : TEAPOTS
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How many proposals are delivered : ONONEKNEE
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15-21-13-1-18-6 : RESPOND
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British tar : LIMEY
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Burpee product : SEEDS
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Slow-cooked meal : STEW
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Start of Superman's catchphrase : UPUP
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See 32-Across : ISLAM
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Reach the top of : SCALE
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4-23-16-21-5-3 : HOTELFORDOGS
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Vortex : EDDY
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"___'clock scholar" : TENO
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New members : RECRUITS
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Weave : BRAID
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Some time ago : ONCE
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Subs : STANDINS
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One rationale for the 2003 invasion of Iraq: Abbr. : WMDS
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"Alice" waitress : FLO
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Baked entree : POTPIE
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Kind of cable for a computer : ETHERNET
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Stomach muscles, for short : ABS
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Day-___ : GLO
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Poetic time of day : EEN
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Car known for its storage space : HEARSE
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Staples of annual reports : GRAPHS
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One way to run : SCARED
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Bloody drunk : TANKED
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Break : HIATUS
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"Our ___ ...." : FATHER
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Connect, in a way : PLUGIN
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Say "tsk" to : SCOLD
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Historic Normandy town : STLO
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California's ___ Valley : SIMI
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Three oceans touch it : ASIA
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Ring wins, briefly : TKOS
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Actress Daly : TYNE
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Two-bagger: Abbr. : DBL
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Biomed. group : NIH
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Lao-___ : TSE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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