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New York Times, Sunday, February 8, 2009

Who wrote "The only abnormality is the incapacity to love"

Author:
Alan Arbesfeld
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alan Arbesfeld

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Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 68 Missing: {QX} Scrabble average: 1.72 This is puzzle # 81 for Mr. Arbesfeld. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York Times2/8/09 ( No. 21,642 )
Across
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"La Vie en Rose" singer : PIAF
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Hastings, ___, where Kool-Aid was invented: Abbr. : NEBR
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Powerful D.C. lobby : AARP
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Geneses : ONSETS
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At home, abroad : ENFAMILLE
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Homer's hangout : MOES
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Chap : FELLOW
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ChapStick alternative : PETROLEUMJELLY
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Airport where 91-Down flies : NARITA
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W.W. I battle site in Belgium : YPRES
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Sing "The Moon Got in My Eyes," e.g. : CROON
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Blood of the gods, in Greek myth : ICHOR
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Clothes line : HEM
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Ogle : STAREAT
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Bygone Coney Island attraction : PARACHUTEJUMP
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Red states?: Abbr. : SSRS
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Cousin of a crow : DAW
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Price production : OPERA
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Computer programs, for short : APPS
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Onetime Ritz rival : HIHO
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Initials, perhaps : OKS
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Printerr's misteaks? : TYPOS
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Track runner : TROLLEY
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Oscar-winning role for Meryl Streep : SOPHIE
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Backers and bankers : MONEYMEN
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___ Bridge, historic 1874 span across the Mississippi : EADS
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Org. with an Office of Water : EPA
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Manhattan area next to Chinatown : TRIBECA
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One with a burning desire : ARSONIST
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Start of the third qtr. : JUL
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Deli receptacle : PICKLEJAR
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"Hellboy" star Perlman : RON
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Talks monotonously : DRONESON
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Mercury, e.g. : ELEMENT
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Tie-up : JAM
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Circus cries : OOHS
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Residency requirement, for some : MDDEGREE
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"Hubba hubba!" : OOLALA
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Foreign correspondents? : PENPALS
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One of the former Big Three in news : PETERJENNINGS
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German city whose name means "to eat" : ESSEN
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Invitation to a visitor : SIT
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Room in una residencia : SALA
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Deck material : TEAK
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Maritime : NAVAL
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"Barbara ___" : ANN
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Life partner? : LIMB
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Comeuppance : POETICJUSTICE
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Some car shoppers : LEASERS
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Good times : UPS
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Cut : SHARE
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Motown singer Terrell : TAMMI
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Christopher who directed "The Dark Knight" : NOLAN
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Where "amo, amas, amat" is learned : LATINI
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Dole offering : PINEAPPLEJUICE
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Rain, briefly : PRECIP
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Former Israeli president Weizman : EZER
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Challenge : TALLORDER
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Bass holders, maybe : STEINS
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Moist : DEWY
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Triumphant cries : YAYS
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Noted Spanish muralist : SERT
Down
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1666 London fire chronicler : PEPYS
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Klutzy : INEPT
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Broadcast worker's union : AFTRA
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Ending with way or sea : FARER
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Goose egg : NIL
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Exciting : ELECTRIC
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Confuse : BLUR
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Wash again, as the floor : REMOP
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Egyptian god of the universe : AMENRA
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Co. with a triangular logo : AOL
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You can dig it : RELIC
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Whack jobs : PSYCHOS
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Significant : OFNOTE
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Closer by : NEARERTO
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Canon type, in brief : SLR
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Grant's first secretary of state ___ Washburne : ELIHU
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Symbol on a pole : TOTEM
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Overwhelm : SWAMP
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Exodus figure : MOSES
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Fictional Tom : JOAD
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March word : HUP
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More pallid : ASHIER
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Came to : AWOKE
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"Headlines" presenter : JAYLENO
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Doo-wop syllable : SHA
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Recess at Notre Dame : APSE
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Set piece : PROP
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Pizza Hut competitor : PAPAJOHNS
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Auburn, e.g.: Abbr. : SCH
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Ancient Mexican people : OLMEC
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Significant : KEY
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Hardly a beauty queen : PLAINJANE
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They start A-B, C, D-E, etc. : OEDS
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Part of CBS: Abbr. : SYST
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"Pajama Party," e.g. : TITLE
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Musclehead : JOCK
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Ready for action : ONALERT
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Land at Orly? : TERRE
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"ER" extras, for short : RNS
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Word said while tipping one's hat : MAAM
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Receivers of some downloads : IPODS
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Tie up : BIND
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"Loot" playwright : ORTON
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Like money in the bank : UNSPENT
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Robt. ___ : ELEE
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Pans in comedy clubs : JEERS
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Info : DOPE
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Some deer : ROES
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Tee sizes, on signs : SML
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Average Joe, e.g. : NONAME
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Aquatic organism : ALGA
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Jim Carrey film, with "The" : MASK
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Dermal opening? : EPI
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Intimate : GETAT
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Soused : LIT
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Who wrote "The only abnormality is the incapacity to love" : ANAISNIN
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Flier to 25-Across, for short : JAL
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Prozac maker : ELILILLY
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Didn't drink daintily : SLURPED
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Means of parental control : VCHIPS
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1977 double-platinum jazz-rock album : AJA
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Bistro, informally : NITERY
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College World Series org. : NCAA
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Hand-picked thing : BANJO
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Dime novels and such : PULPS
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Eye-popping canvases : OPART
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Popular women's fragrance : ESTEE
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Stop working, as an engine, with "up" : SEIZE
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Meaningless : EMPTY
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Some whiskey drinks : SOURS
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Pass over : ELIDE
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Indy entrant : RACER
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Hägar's dog : SNERT
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Film-rating org. : MPAA
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Where you are on a Métro map? : ICI
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Just out : NEW
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Dallas center? : ELS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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