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OVERHEARD AT THE POKER GAME

New York Times, Sunday, February 8, 2004

Author:
Randolph Ross
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Randolph Ross

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 73 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 79 for Mr. Ross. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 0208 ( 19,815 )
Across
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Begin : STARTOFF
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Drum set : TIMPANI
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"Howdy" : HIYA
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Carefully study : POREOVER
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Firedog : ANDIRON
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King Harald's father : OLAV
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Chef's comment at the poker game : IHOPEIWINTHISPOT
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Swiss miss, maybe: Abbr. : MLLE
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Actor Arnold : TOM
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___ good example : SETA
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Stuck during winter : SNOWEDIN
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Talk show host Hannity and others : SEANS
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Pardon : ABSOLVE
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Announcement at Penn Sta. : ETA
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Brief rule : REG
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Laundry worker's comment at the poker game : IHAVETOFOLD
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At first, say : ONBASE
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Film director often seen at New York Knick games : SPIKELEE
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1970's Irish P.M. Cosgrave : LIAM
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Noted index, with "the" : DOW
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Medal winners : HEROES
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Bridge site : GAP
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"Oz" airer : HBO
54
Yardsticks: Abbr. : STDS
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Broadway producer's comment at the poker game : IWANTAFULLHOUSE
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Football Hall-of-Famer Long : HOWIE
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"Lord, is ___?" : ITI
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Au courant : TUNEDIN
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Indian turnover : SAMOSA
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French possessive : TES
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Detective, essentially : FINDER
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Dodges : FEINTS
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IV amounts : CCS
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Portion of the iris : AREOLA
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So as : INORDER
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Jackie's #2 : ARI
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Reeves of "Speed" : KEANU
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Lifer's comment at the poker game : IMINFORAHUNDRED
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Character in Trollope's "Phineas Finn" : ERLE
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Well-rehearsed : PAT
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Number after a period: Abbr. : CTS
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One of the Ramones : DEEDEE
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Vegas opener : LAS
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Strong team : OXEN
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Life jackets : MAEWESTS
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They take big steps : STILTS
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Car seller's comment at the poker game : IMTHEDEALER
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Old TV talk show host Kupcinet : IRV
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Speech fillers : UHS
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Ariel and others : SHARONS
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Took off : LEAPT
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Loses hearing : GOESDEAF
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"I say!" sayer : BRIT
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Spring time in Paris : MAI
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Canceled : NOGO
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Tennis pro's comment at the poker game : IDLIKEANOTHERACE
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Each : APOP
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Landlocked Asian : LAOTIAN
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Logician : REASONER
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Marine carriers in W.W. II : LSTS
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On one extreme : ATWORST
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Experienced dizziness : SAWSTARS
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Sticks in the barbecue : SPITS
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A hard row ___ : TOHOE
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Kitchen magnet? : AROMA
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Word on the street : REP
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Nail site : TOE
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Prefix with duct : OVI
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Elite group, with "the" : FEW
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Dog's catch, perhaps : FRISBEE
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Body work : TATTOO
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50/50 : INHALF
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Year in an Amerigo Vespucci voyage : MDI
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Circle constants : PIS
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Some Dadaist works : ARPS
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Who lives forever : NOONE
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Wholly : INTOTO
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Kind of cooking : HOME
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Artist's comment at the poker game : ILLDRAWTWOCARDS
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Bush and Clinton, once : YALIES
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Pay back : AVENGE
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Den : NEST
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Source of magic dust : WAND
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Canon competitor : NIKON
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Piece of music : SHEET
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Michigan in Chicago: Abbr. : AVE
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Tenn. footballer : VOL
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Nobelist Root : ELIHU
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Ancient land of France : ALSATIA
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Soft touches : DABS
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Beloved : BOSOM
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Asian mushroom : SHIITAKE
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Metal craftsman : PEWTERER
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Farmer's comment at the poker game : IRAISEALLIVEGOT
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Tommy ___, Olympic skiing gold medalist : MOE
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Jubilation : GLEE
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Buzz in space : ALDRIN
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Key letter : PHI
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Circumspect : DISCREET
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Coasts : SEASIDES
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Carnival's promise : FUN
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Cologne conjunction : UND
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Walking : ONFOOT
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Suffers from : HAS
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Baked dessert : STRUDEL
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Certain strain : FLU
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Blows it : ERRS
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Sun Valley locale: Abbr. : IDA
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O.T. book : NEH
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Center of Los Angeles : ONEAL
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Super Bowl side: Abbr. : NFC
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Bus. page news : IPO
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Start of something big : MAXI
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Twos in the news : ITEMS
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Post in a flight : NEWEL
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Fortune 500 company based in Moline, Ill. : DEERE
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Fastener : STUD
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Vowelless number : NTH
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Coaches : MENTORS
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Walkman batteries : AAS
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Wave, e.g. : SIGNAL
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Some peacekeepers : TROOPS
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Girl with blue eyes and a ponytail, in a 1962 #1 hit : SHEILA
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Start of a writ : HABEAS
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Off-course : ERRANT
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Finish off : DOIN
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Subject of the biography subtitled "Visionary Who Dared" : SADAT
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Range name : AMANA
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Conseco Fieldhouse player : PACER
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Ranks : TIERS
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Payoffs : SOPS
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Lava ___ : FLOW
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Simpson case judge : ITO
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Wine aperitif : KIR
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Green brew : TEA
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It's not right to say on a farm : HAW
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Pothook shape : ESS
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Turn bad : ROT

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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