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DRAWING POWER

New York Times, Sunday, February 9, 2003

Author:
David J. Kahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David J. Kahn

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 142, Blocks: 74 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 91 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 0209 ( 19,451 )
Across
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Rock-bottom : LEAST
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Guards of mines, in folklore : GNOMES
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Figures on some Egyptian relics : ASPS
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With the help of : VIA
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"First ___ …" (Washington) : INWAR
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Halogen salt : IODATE
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Making a big profit, with "up" : CLEANING
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Landmark near the Arno : LEANINGTOWER
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Fabled racer : TORTOISE
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Airport abbr. : ARR
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Ice fishing tools : AUGERS
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Anatomical duct : VAS
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Kind of moment : SENIOR
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Add-ons, of a sort : CODICILS
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Solidify : GEL
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Piggies : TOES
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Baby naming, e.g. : RITE
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Colleague of Dana Carvey on "S.N.L." : NORADUNN
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It follows April in Paris : MAI
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Made cat calls : MEWED
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Edinburgh daily, with "The" : SCOTSMAN
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Back : STERN
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Have ___ (know someone) : ANIN
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Mazda model : MIATA
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It may be a sacrifice : BUNT
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Queue annoyance : WAIT
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Alborg native : DANE
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Forbiddance : BANNING
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Port on the Norwegian Sea : BERGEN
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"What Kind of Fool ___" : AMI
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Welsh breed : CORGI
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Book before Jeremiah: Abbr. : ISA
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Hawaiian verandas : LANAIS
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Weight of some trucks : TENTONS
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16 of these are hidden in the answer grid, each reading left, right, up, down or diagonally in an unbroken straight line : NINAS
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Tangled up : INAKNOT
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Actress Kazan : LAINIE
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And the rest: Abbr. : ETC
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Coloring : TINCT
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Merger partner of 1955: Abbr. : CIO
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Entered : WENTIN
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Orchestrate : ARRANGE
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Unable to decide : TORN
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Part of a Latin trio : AMAT
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Smart one : ALEC
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Realizes : EARNS
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Flightless bird: Var. : EMEU
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Reason for some medals : VALOR
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Revelations : LEAKAGES
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Pants parts : KNEES
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Safe boat in a storm : ARK
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Senescence : AGEDNESS
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Crusading journalist for the old New York Sun : RIIS
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Periods containing 2-Downs : ANOS
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Spot : EYE
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"Fates Worse Than Death" autobiographer : VONNEGUT
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Aleve alternative : ANACIN
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One who may be found at home : UMP
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Track makers : TREADS
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Roxy Music co-founder : ENO
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Marx Brothers antics, e.g. : ZANINESS
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Artist who hid 66-Across in his drawings : ALHIRSCHFELD
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British unit equal to 14 pounds : ONESTONE
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"Who ___?" : DOESNT
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Part of ancient Turkey : IONIA
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Promise : VOW
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___ about (approximately) : ONOR
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Stirs up : STOKES
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Like bogs : PEATY
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Light purple : LILAC
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Month in which José Martí was born : ENERO
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Hugo, e.g. : AWARD
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___ Juan : SAN
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Like some salts : TRIACID
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Response to a double entendre : GIGGLE
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Class reminders : NOTES
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Must, e.g. : ODOR
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Gullets : MAWS
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Printemps follower : ETE
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Automats lack them : SERVERS
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___ of Parliament : ACTS
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Street caution : SLO
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Someone : PERSON
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Glossy fabrics : SATEENS
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The last Pope Urban : VIII
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___ many words : INSO
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Ripening agent : AGER
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Votes in Québec : NONS
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Van Gogh’s "___ Étoilée à St. Rémy" : NUIT
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Gentle as ___ : ALAMB
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Castle in a ballroom : IRENE
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Made more money : GOTANINCREASE
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Series of underpasses : TUNNELINGS
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Words of denial : NOTI
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Paint without trying to stay within the lines, say : DAUB
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Economist’s statistic : MEANINCOME
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Uris hero ___ Ben Canaan : ARI
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Addition to an I.R.A.: Abbr. : INT
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Furious with : MADAT
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45-Down cover : ENAMEL
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Romp : WININAWALK
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Tell all : SING
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See 42-Down : CANINE
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Make small adjustments in : TWEAK
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Port on the Gulf of Lion : MARSEILLES
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Under state? : TRANCE
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"La Isla ___" (Madonna song) : BONITA
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Fed. govt. supplies distributor : GSA
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No-see-um : GNAT
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Fifth state to join the Union: Abbr. : CONN
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Rubbernecking : ASTARE
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Big do : SOIREE
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Connect : TIETO
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"Give ___ rest" : ITA
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Normal state of muscle tissue : TONUS
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Resting places : INNS
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Grant criterion, often : NEED
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Maids’ supplies : RAGS
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It may be present : TENSE
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Big name in 50’s Hollywood : AVA
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Ruin : MAR
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Cave ___ (warning) : CANEM
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Met : RANINTO
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Cell features : KEYPADS
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Warm feeling : KINSHIP
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Continued : GONEON
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Some banquets : ROASTS
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Where the U.S. Cong. is : INDC
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Galatea’s love : ACIS
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Phileas Fogg’s creator : VERNE
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Actress Davis : GEENA
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Dark : UNLIT
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NBC staple : TODAY
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Russia/Ukraine’s Sea of ___ : AZOV
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Second introduction? : NANO
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From the top : ANEW
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Addict : USER
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One of TV’s Huxtables : THEO
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Insurer’s focus : RISK
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___-Cat : SNO
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Fortune : LOT
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Other side : FOE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 7 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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