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DIVIDE AND CONQUER

New York Times, Sunday, March 11, 2001

Author:
Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Elizabeth C. Gorski

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 136, Blocks: 77 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 70 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York TimesNo. 0311 ( 18,751 )
Across
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Virtues : MERITS
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More verdant : LUSHER
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Avoided extinction, perhaps : ADAPTED
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Busy : TIEDUP
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Wolf down : INHALE
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Maid on "Will & Grace" : ROSARIO
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Gas used as an anesthetic : ETHENE
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Like Liz Taylor's eyes : VIOLET
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Knit : ENTWINE
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Start of a quip : THESECRETOFMANAGING
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Like some drinks : NEAT
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Pueblo in northern New Mexico : TAOS
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Needlefish : GAR
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Sheet music abbr. : ARR
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Jerome Robbins's "Dances ___ Gathering" : ATA
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Waltz finale? : ZEE
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It's full of drafts : PUB
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Closet eater? : MOTH
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Quip, part 2 : ISTOKEEPTHEGUYSWHO
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Sponge : MOISTEN
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Warm welcomes : ALOHAS
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Like clown faces : MADEUP
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Sleep lab subject : APNEA
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African families : PRIDES
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"Drums Along the Mohawk" author : EDMONDS
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Speaker of the quip : CASEYSTENGEL
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Urge : PRESS
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"Rock 'n' Roll Is King" rockers : ELO
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___ concours (not competing) : HORS
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Big ___ : MAMA
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J.F.K. sight : SST
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It may light your fire : SPARK
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Event for 56-Across : BASEBALLGAME
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Cartoon ape of 60's TV : MAGILLA
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One of the Brady Bunch girls : MARCIA
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Set apart : ALLOT
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Making no value judgments : AMORAL
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Figure in a pickup line? : CABBIE
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Mollify : ASSUAGE
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Quip, part 3 : HATEYOUAWAYFROMTHE
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Mass-wedding chorus : IDOS
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It may bring down the house : TNT
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Fed. funds : SSI
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Fed. funder : NEA
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"Citizen Kane" studio : RKO
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"___ du lieber!" : ACH
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Report : BANG
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Ferret out : FIND
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End of the quip : GUYSWHOAREUNDECIDED
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Famed Rio beach : IPANEMA
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Lifted : SWIPED
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Blues guitarist Harvey : MANDEL
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Biform beast : CENTAUR
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Community along Ventura Blvd. : ENCINO
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Opera set in Cyprus : OTELLO
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Glut : ENGORGE
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Refuse receptacle : ASHCAN
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Most spare : MEREST
Down
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11,000-ft. high smoker : MTETNA
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Choice word : EITHER
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Grant an appeal, perhaps : REHEAR
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To be specific : IDEST
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Fix a flat? : TUNE
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Watch : SPECTATE
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Georgia's state tree : LIVEOAK
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Meters and liters : UNITS
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___-in : SHOO
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24 minutes, maybe : HALF
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I, O or U, but not A or E: Abbr. : ELEM
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Prepare for a sale, say : RETAG
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It may be underfoot : AREARUG
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Vietnamese currency : DONG
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City southeast of Turin : ASTI
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Board member? : PAWN
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One may consider all the angles in it : TRIG
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Hegelian article : EIN
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Fawning one : DOE
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Betray, in a way : RATON
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Scruffs : NAPES
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1983 Woody Allen role : ZELIG
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Verse form invented by Archilochus : EPODE
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Neighbor of Lucy and Ricky : ETHEL
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Short end of the stick : BUMDEAL
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It helps many machines run : MSDOS
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Irving's ___ Meany : OWEN
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Faint sound? : THUD
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Brewery stock : HOPS
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Cry of epiphany : ISEE
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"Sit" follower : STAY
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Brings in : EARNS
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Includes : HAS
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Beta carotene sources : YAMS
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Airborne defense? : MACE
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Symbol of hope : OPAL
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___ many words : INSO
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Fringe benefit : PERK
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"Aunt" with a "Cope Book" : ERMA
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Bordelaise ingredient : SHALLOT
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When tripled, a war film : TORA
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Sunscreen compound : PABA
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Getty Center architect Richard : MEIER
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Casa chamber : SALA
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It may be difficult to drive in : SMOG
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Les oreilles are attached to it : TETE
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Pedigree figures : SIRES
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With 79-Down, something to do in the yard : PLAY
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Cakes with kick : BABAS
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Fast-food chain : ARBYS
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Bookstore section : SCIFI
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Eyewinker : LASH
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Bond : GLUE
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When doubled, a dolphinfish : MAHI
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Make ___ dash for : AMAD
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Attend : GOTO
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Gaping hole : MAW
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See 67-Down : CATCH
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Better : AMEND
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Child actor's biggest fan, perhaps : STAGEMOM
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Out of it : UNAWARE
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Way to drone : ONANDON
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Turandot's test : RIDDLE
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Shows subservience : KNEELS
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75 shares, e.g. : ODDLOT
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Follower of Daniel : HOSEA
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___ Park, Calif. : BUENA
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More exquisite : FINER
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Something that may be busted : GANG
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A law ___ itself : UNTO
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Sentence division : YEAR
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More than self-confident : SMUG
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Barley beards : AWNS
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Loaded : RICH
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Like some proportions : EPIC
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Blanchett of "Elizabeth" : CATE
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Sculpting medium : ICE
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Signature piece? : PEN

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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