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KNOW WHAT I'M SAYIN'?

New York Times, Sunday, March 12, 2006

Author:
Daniel C. Bryant
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Daniel C. Bryant

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 75 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Bryant. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 0312 ( 20,578 )
Across
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Professional bouncers' org. : WNBA
5
"Chicago" star, 2002 : GERE
9
Ne plus ultra : ACME
13
Significance : MOMENT
19
Omelette ingredient : OEUF
20
Lena of "Havana" : OLIN
21
Gymnast's worry : SLIP
22
Charlotte ___, Virgin Islands : AMALIE
23
Rabbit cliques? : WARRENFACTIONS
26
"Phèdre" playwright : RACINE
27
Caffeine-free drink : SPRITE
28
Foreign title of respect : SRI
29
Poker prize : POT
30
Elect : CHOSEN
31
"The Godfather" actor : CAAN
33
Word before "dear" or "sir" : YES
35
Parenting author Eda : LESHAN
37
Training with building strips? : BATTENPRACTICE
40
Ex followers : WYES
44
Desktop feature : ICON
46
"Scram!" : GIT
47
Prairies : LLANOS
48
___-kiri : HARA
49
Old troupe member : MINSTREL
52
Dr.'s order? : AMA
53
Autobiographer of "Speak, Memory," 1951 : NABOKOV
55
Did lunch, say : ATE
56
Extreme admirer of a Poe poem? : RAVENMANIAC
60
"Oh, really?" : YOUDO
61
Way to address a sweetheart : MYDEAR
63
Saturn model : ION
64
Saturn model : VUE
65
More fitting : APTER
66
Closet feature : TIERACK
69
Spacecraft that began orbiting Saturn in 2004 : CASSINI
71
"This time ___ me" : ITSON
74
Basis of illegal discrimination : AGE
75
Disperse, with "out" : FAN
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Driving a nail obliquely : TOEING
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1953 film or the last word spoken in it : SHANE
81
Pics featured at Dollywood? : PARTONSHOTS
85
"." follower : COM
86
Certain NASA craft : LANDERS
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According to : ALA
89
Pharmaceutical plant : ALOEVERA
91
1947 romantic comedy "The Egg ___" : ANDI
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Times up : ATBATS
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National League city: Abbr. : ATL
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Rug source : IRAN
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Imbroglio : MESS
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Fees for removing dead animals? : CARRIONCHARGES
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Not caring anymore : OVERIT
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Site for 125-Across, with "the" : MET
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Sleep: Prefix : SOMN
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Money may be held in this : ESCROW
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Prefix with system : ECO
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Speed : HIE
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He was cast into the lion's den by Nebuchadnezzar : DANIEL
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Bowls : STADIA
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Permit from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission? : FISSIONLICENSE
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Very much : SORELY
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Within: Prefix : ENTO
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Gunfight time, maybe : NOON
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Concessions : SOPS
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Performances at 104-Across : OPERAS
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Saxophone, e.g. : REED
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Bygone fliers : SSTS
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Graceful fliers : ERNS
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Blows away : WOWS
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Tide type : NEAP
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Vice president under Jefferson : BURR
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Just over 6% of U.S. immigrants nowadays : AFRICANS
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Attacked : GONEAT
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Trickster : ELF
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Shore indentations : RIAS
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Make secret : ENCRYPT
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"___ was saying …" : ASI
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Walking sound : CLOP
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Olympus competitor : MINOLTA
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Brian who managed the Beatles : EPSTEIN
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Italian noblewoman : MARCHESA
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Creighton University site : OMAHA
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Cry of joy in Georgia? : MACONWHOOPIE
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Bush and Kerry, once : ELIS
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Small square : NINE
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Adolescent : TEEN
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Conseil d'___ : ETAT
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Class : TIER
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Israeli desert : NEGEV
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Author Rushdie : SALMAN
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Wall fixtures : SCONCES
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Filleted : BONED
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West ___ virus : NILE
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Ones sharing a crest : CLAN
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Siberian people : YAKUT
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Weaken : ERODE
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Relish : SAVOR
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Prayer leader : IMAM
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Washington or Madison : CITY
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Apprentice : TRAINEE
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"Bloody" : RARE
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One way to have gone : AMOK
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Close : BYANOSE
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Warmer and sunnier : NICER
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Several czars : IVANS
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Part of the E.U.: Abbr. : AUS
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Commotion at an English school? : ETONDISORDER
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Tupac, for one : RAPSTAR
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Turkish title : AGA
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Marriage site in a Veronese painting : CANA
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"Sock ___ me!" : ITTO
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Submission, literally : ISLAM
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Feudal aristocrat : THANE
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Bygone Las Vegas hotel : SANDS
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___ Prison, setting for the 1979 film "Jericho Mile" : FOLSOM
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Ones who take the cake? : ICERS
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"A Doll's House" wife : NORA
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Fed : GMAN
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Comical Jacques : TATI
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"Hell ___ no fury …" : HATH
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Southwestern crocks : OLLAS
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Harness tracks : RACEWAYS
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Like some waltzes : VIENNESE
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Intelligence officer, at times : BRIEFER
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Classy French theater : ARTCINE
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Behavior : ACTIONS
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___ Corp., former name for Royal Crown Cola : NEHI
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"The Thinker" and "The Kiss," e.g. : RODINS
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Auto financing co. : GMAC
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"There!" : VOILA
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Old station name : ESSO
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Period in English literature : STOP
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Kind of package : CARE
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Bone: Prefix : OSTE
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Slaughter in Cooperstown : ENOS
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"___ out?" : INOR
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___ Zone : ESPN
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Minus : LESS
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It has roots : SOD
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Builder's purchase : LOT

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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