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FOR THESE I LONG

New York Times, Sunday, March 10, 2002

Author:
Nelson Hardy
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Nelson Hardy

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 72 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Hardy. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 0310 ( 19,115 )
Across
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Some amateur comedy : CAMP
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Encircle : HEMIN
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P.O. boxful : LTRS
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"Fee, fi, fo, fum" speakers : OGRES
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A strong one may be found in a gym : ODOR
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"___ to bury Caesar ..." : ICOME
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Turkey toucher : IRAN
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Harem accessories : VEILS
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Misconceptions about electricity? : POWERTRIPE
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Adoring ones : MAGI
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"Ninotchka" director Lubitsch : ERNST
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Flower : MATURE
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Heavy load for Santa? : BAGOFTRIKES
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Accompany : GOWITH
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"Dark Angel" star Jessica : ALBA
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Actually : INFACT
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Liqueur flavoring : ANISEED
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Cabinet dept. : EDUC
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Served, as soup : SPOONED
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Classic French film "___ Le Moko" : PEPE
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Moorland shrub : HEATHER
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Like tears : SALINE
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Dutch city NW of Arnhem : EDE
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Yogi's strength? : CATCHERSMIGHT
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Fed. property manager : GSA
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Farmer's field: Abbr. : AGR
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Noted scavengers : HYENAS
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Speaker's output : AUDIO
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Blackball : SHUN
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Edison contemporary : TESLA
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Has a flat : RENTS
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Produces : GENERATES
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Toy ball material : NERF
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Fall down : SAG
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Sets the dogs (on) : SICS
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Not flaky : PRAGMATIC
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1968 gold-medal swimmer Debbie : MEYER
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One of five-and-a-half : VOWEL
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Works on a hedgerow : LOPS
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One may be caught on the fly : TROUT
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"Domani" singer, 1955 : LAROSA
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River to the English Channel : EXE
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Person at home : UMP
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Successful brat's motto? : WHINERTAKEALL
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Coolers, for short : ACS
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Do a slow burn : SEETHE
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Not on staff : OUTSIDE
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Suffix with sinus : ITIS
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"Oh, no!" : HORRORS
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Leaning against : ANTI
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Cache : SECRETE
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Provides with an office : ELECTS
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People : ONES
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Relatively cheesy : POORER
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Chiropractor? : SPINEDOCTOR
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Admits : LETSIN
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Beethoven's "Choral" Symphony : NINTH
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Doofus : NERD
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Easy cats' prey? : JUNIORMICE
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Playground retort : ISTOO
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Decent : CLAD
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___ von Baeyer, Nobel-winning chemist : ADOLF
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Part of a libretto : ARIA
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Attention-getting beachwear : THONG
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Some bends : ELLS
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Simmons competitor : SERTA
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Around : NEAR
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Badge wearer : COP
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Big deal : ADO
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Do a greenskeeper's job : MOW
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Assumption : PREMISE
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Turn in : HITTHEHAY
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Brown relative : ECRU
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"On the Beach" heroine : MOIRA
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Drive : IMPEL
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Family tree word : NEE
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Stew bean : LIMA
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Like "Macbeth" : TRAGIC
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Tease : RAGON
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Exhibits haughtiness : SNIFFS
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Cold comfort? : OVERCOAT
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"Iron is its middle name" sloganeer : GERITOL
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Where to see a camel : RINK
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Further : ELSE
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Orly risers? : SSTS
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Size up : RATE
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Justice Ruth ___ Ginsburg : BADER
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They click on the dance floor : TAPSHOES
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Watch in disbelief : GAPEAT
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Uptight : ONEDGE
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Careless car wash employee? : WIPERSNAPPER
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Commands : BEHESTS
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Inhibit : DETER
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"Major" animal : URSA
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Person having scary dreams? : NIGHTSWEATER
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Result : ENSUE
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___ list : DEANS
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Teen spots : ACNE
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Comparative word : THAN
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Tickle : CHARM
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Puss : MUG
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Suffix with chlor- : IDE
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Pink lady ingredient : GIN
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Maine/New Hampshire river : SACO
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Endurance : LEGS
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Dooley Wilson's role in "Casablanca" : SAM
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Compete with : RIVAL
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Made young? : FATHERED
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Foundation of some cultures : GELATIN
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Ritzy : PLUSH
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Paris fighter : ROMEO
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Pod opener? : TRI
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It's always charged : ION
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Shark's need : CUE
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Talks a blue streak : YAKS
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"... ___ saw Elba" : EREI
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Transportation network : ROADS
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Fire : EXCITE
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Like a certain evil : LESSER
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1982 Disney film : TRON
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Convertible : SLEEPSOFA
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All out : WHOLEHOG
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Coach : TUTOR
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Battle site of December 26, 1776 : TRENTON
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Tough guy : IRONMAN
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One may carry a torch : SCONCE
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Like stars : ASTRAL
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Coconut fiber : COIR
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Immune response orchestrator : TCELL
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Duck : ELUDE
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Man in a sombrero, perhaps : SENOR
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Hissy fit : SNIT
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"Baloney!" : PISH
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Digging, so to speak : INTO
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Track info : ODDS
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Knight fight : TILT
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Madison or Monroe: Abbr. : JAS
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Incense : IRE
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Org. in "Patriot Games" : CIA
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Where to find a hammer or anvil : EAR

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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