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GOOD AND BAD

New York Times, Sunday, March 1, 2009

One favoring a strong, centralized government

Author:
Robert W. Harris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Robert W. Harris

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 67 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Harris.
Notepad: For the answer to each starred clue, including the first letter is good; dropping it is bad.
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© 2009, The New York Times3/1/09 ( No. 21,663 )
Across
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1970s dance craze : HUSTLE
7
Sweet-talk : COAX
11
Call letters? : RSVP
15
Cartoonist who took on Boss Tweed : NAST
19
Involve : ENTAIL
20
Predecessor of George I : ANNE
21
Napoleonic army weapon : EPEE
22
Bullpen stats : ERAS
23
*Good and bad for a motorist : WRECKLESSDRIVING
26
Meridian : ACME
27
Evoking goose bumps, say : EERIE
28
Some excuses : LIES
29
Place with "Now Serving" numbers : DELI
30
Hot dog add-on : KRAUT
31
Insect repellent : DEET
32
Any entry on a Dear Santa list : WANT
33
Part of a frame : SILL
34
Some skirts : ALINES
35
Relaxation : LOLLING
37
*Good and bad for a marketer : CLOSINGASALE
39
Directional word : YON
40
Arachne had one : LOOM
41
Civil War side : NORTH
42
Dumbhead : ASS
45
Quarter-inch of snow, e.g. : COATING
48
Feverish conditions : AGUES
49
Where lieutenants are trained: Abbr. : OCS
52
*Good and bad for a West Point cadet : SHAVINGABEARD
55
Stole, for example : NECKLET
57
Cry before screeching brakes, maybe : TAXI
58
105-Down output : ARTE
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Us outside the U.S. : NOUS
61
Aussie lass : SHEILA
62
"Take ___ from me" : ATIP
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River through Interlaken : AARE
65
Buck : CLAM
67
"Three Places in New England" composer : IVES
68
Tab, at times : INSERT
71
Car with a griffin in its logo : SAAB
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On : ATOP
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Gomez's sweetie : TISH
76
Unoriginal work : RETREAD
78
*Good and bad for a jungle guide : TRUSTYMACHETE
81
Hosp. features : ERS
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Major ecological community : BIOME
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What's hot : THERAGE
85
Mao, e.g. : RED
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Kind of drug that inhibits bacteria : SULFA
87
Bygone French coins : ECUS
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MS. readers : EDS
90
*Good and bad for a vampire : BLACKOFNIGHT
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Criminal's worry : WIRETAP
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Preferably : RATHER
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All nerves : EDGY
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Sprees : JAGS
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___ League : ARAB
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No longer in the closet : OUTED
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"No shirt, no shoes, no service," e.g. : RULE
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Chihuahua cat : GATO
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Note taker : STENO
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Crop : TRIM
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*Good and bad for a spy : COVERTOPERATIONS
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"Take this!" : HERE
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Not a teetotaler : USER
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Legal hearing : OYER
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Theater features : AISLES
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Runner's place : SLED
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Places where free spirits aren't found? : BARS
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Boston's ___ Ave. : MASS
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Boulevard, e.g. : ARTERY
Down
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Cut down : HEWED
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Remove from a spindle : UNREEL
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Sound choice? : STEREO
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Without words : TACITLY
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Go for : LIKE
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Third of July? : ELL
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Sausage part : CASING
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Beginning : ONSET
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Some operators in Boolean logic : ANDS
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Today's thirtysomething, for short : XER
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Parties : REVELS
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Cause of a stain, perhaps : SPILLING
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"___ Creator Spiritus" (Latin hymn) : VENI
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Mastermind game piece : PEG
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Relatively close : NEARISH
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Deep mysteries : ARCANA
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Justice Alito : SAMUEL
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Menace along the Congo : TSETSE
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Verve : ELAN
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Local language, say : IDIOM
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Book club gathering, e.g. : KLATSCH
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Minnesota county or its seat : WINONA
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Campaign staple : SLOGAN
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Corresponds : AGREES
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Places : LOCI
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Test track obstacle : CONE
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You name it : NOUN
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Free : LIBERATE
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"Royal Wedding" star, 1951 : ASTAIRE
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2005 Emmy winner for "Boston Legal" : SHATNER
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Certain jazz musicians : SAXISTS
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Train stop between Delhi and Mumbai : AGRA
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Byes : TATAS
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Worships : ADULATES
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Douglas's "Spartacus" co-star : OLIVIER
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Frozen pizza brand : CELESTE
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In a cache : STASHED
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Dodge sports car : VIPER
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Legendary bird : ROC
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Painter Haring : KEITH
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Chorus member in an ancient Greek play : SATYR
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It may be cocked : EAR
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Home of "Christina's World," for short : MOMA
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Took to task : REBUKED
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Measuring tape user : TAILOR
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Exaggeratedly masculine : BUTCHY
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Motorola products : PAGERS
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Remove : DOFF
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Sealed : SHUT
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Yield : CEDE
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End run, e.g. : MANEUVER
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Machinated : SCHEMED
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Ham and ___ (average Joe) : EGGER
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One favoring a strong, centralized government : STATIST
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Soup starters : BROTHS
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Mountain ___ : LAUREL
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Getup : ATTIRE
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Layabouts : IDLERS
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Sprinkles, maybe : WATERS
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"M*A*S*H" private Straminsky : IGOR
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Ring of color : AREOLE
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Forty-niner, e.g. : PANNER
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Makes sport of : JAPES
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Domineering : BOSSY
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Santa ___, Calif. : ROSA
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Painter of "The Naked Maja" : GOYA
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Ruckus : STIR
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Kind of reporter : CUB
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Singer Waits : TOM
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It's below the majors : AAA

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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