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MOONLIGHTING

New York Times, Sunday, March 14, 2004

Author:
Craig Kasper
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Craig Kasper

This puzzle:

Rows: 23, Columns: 23 Words: 170, Blocks: 89 Missing: {JQVX} This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Kasper. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 0314 ( 19,850 )
Across
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Steps in Havana : MAMBO
6
It may be dripping : SARCASM
13
Mellow, in a way : AGE
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What supers supervise: Abbr. : APTS
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Actor Ryan or Ron : ONEAL
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Occasional soap opera plot feature : AMNESIA
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Measuring stick : RULE
24
Who ran Iran, once : SHAH
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Telecom executive's other job? : LONGDISTANCERUNNER
28
Famous language-signing gorilla : KOKO
29
Curls up : SNUGGLES
30
Coast Guard concern : SOS
31
Boxing referee's other job? : RINGMASTER
33
Cure-___ (panaceas) : ALLS
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"Hansel and Gretel" setting : COTTAGE
36
Puppy's sound : YAP
37
Hull enclosure : OAT
38
Film's "three caballeros," e.g. : AMIGOS
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Scand. land : NOR
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"Honest" one : ABE
43
"Come ___!" : OFFIT
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Homebody : LONER
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Isn't straight in the middle : SAGS
47
Ticket word : ADMIT
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Tip-top : PRIMO
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Terse : PITHY
53
Ming thing : URN
54
When repeated, show disdain : TUT
56
Zipped through : ACED
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___ instant : INAN
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Spicy stew : OLLA
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Sequel writer's other job? : SECONDSTORYMAN
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Carole King's "___ Too Late" : ITS
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All-___ Team : NBA
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Stick in the wrong place : MISSORT
68
Overly decorous sorts : PRIGS
70
New Jersey home of Walt Whitman : CAMDEN
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Relay part : LEG
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Part of many cages : RIB
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#1 Danny & the Juniors hit : ATTHEHOP
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Garbage : SWILL
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Quiz show sounds : DINGS
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Singer LeAnn : RIMES
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Klutzy : INEPT
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Meticulously : INDETAIL
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Raiding grp. : ATF
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Quirk : TIC
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Tips off : ALERTS
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Remains : DREGS
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Holds a pose : FREEZES
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___ favor : POR
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2003 Indy winner ___ de Ferran : GIL
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File clerk's other job? : RECORDPRODUCER
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Some cobras : ASPS
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Like a line, in math : ONED
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Prefix with trash : EURO
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Sean ___ Lennon : ONO
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Nearby star : SOL
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Drink with a straw : FLOAT
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Biff ___, Arthur Miller character : LOMAN
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Sharp-tongued "American Idol" judge : SIMON
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Something to serve : TERM
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Florida city : OCALA
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Liquid Plumr rival : DRANO
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Little bird : TIT
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Stick in one's craw : IRK
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Suitable to be ridden, as a horse : BROKEN
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Like some dollars on currency exch. boards : CDN
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Classified times: Abbr. : AMS
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Causes to go : BETAKES
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Steady : BEAU
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Safari guide's other job? : HEADHUNTER
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Guitarist Nugent : TED
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Expecting : PREGNANT
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Famous 50-oared ship : ARGO
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Drill instructor's other job? : DENTISTRYPROFESSOR
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Old Roman road : ITER
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Jupiter, e.g. : DEUS
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12-note series : TONEROW
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Eponymous candy manufacturer Harry : REESE
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"The Thin Man" role : NORA
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Pen : STY
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Be born with : POSSESS
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Wows : SLAYS
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Chem. units : MOLS
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In a bit : ANON
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Orders come from it : MENU
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Psychiatrist's other job? : BAGGAGEHANDLER
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American standard : OLDGLORY
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Letter enclosures: Abbr. : SASES
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Acct. figures : AMTS
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Messenger ___ : RNA
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Wartime positions : CENSORS
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Broad neck scarf : ASCOT
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Break, of a sort : SIESTA
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Scratch or dent : MAR
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1970's sitcom : ARNIE
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"Treasure Island" pirate Ben ___ : GUNN
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"In Memoriam," e.g. : ELEGY
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Wants for a price : ASKS
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Jockey's other job? : PHOTOFINISHER
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Go for : TAKEAIMAT
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Shipping units : SHORTTONS
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Humorist Bombeck : ERMA
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Panacea's targets : ILLS
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Implored : URGED
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Per : APOP
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Caesar, for Gaius Julius Caesar : COGNOMEN
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Slaughterhouse : ABATTOIR
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Chow chow chow : ALPO
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Do drudgery : MOIL
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Global: Abbr. : INTL
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Worker with a dog : NARC
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When "Route 66" was on: Abbr. : FRI
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Take action against : SUE
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Grocery : MART
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Standoffish : ICY
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Lures : TEMPTS
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QB's throw them : TDS
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Locale in a Beatles song : USSR
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Zip : DART
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___ Pedro : SAN
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Stingy person : NIGGARD
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Circled : ORBITED
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Ex ___ (from nothing) : NIHILO
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Hardly a crooner : BELTER
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Military adviser's other job? : GENERALCOUNSEL
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Top-rated TV show of 2002-3 : CSI
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Wheat covering : AWN
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Diet doctor's other job? : MIDDLEMANAGER
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Rap's ___ Kim : LIL
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Old nuclear regulatory org. : AEC
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Make a selection : OPT
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Jar sizes: Abbr. : PTS
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Decathlon equipment : DISCUS
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"Hurry up!" : STEPONIT
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Manglers : MISUSERS
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James who wrote "The Morning Watch" : AGEE
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Spore source : FERN
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Fig. in car ads : APR
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Gift tag word : FROM
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Animal home : ZOO
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Piece of bling-bling : GOLDCHAIN
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So that one could : INORDERTO
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"... ___ shall die" : ORI
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Stop at a vineyard : CORK
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Common street name : ELM
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Take to the cleaners : SOAK
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Light : PALE
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Hockey's Mikita : STAN
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Forebear of one of the 12 tribes of Israel : DAN
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Deer, e.g. : FORAGERS
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Boat builder : NOAH
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Cheri formerly of "S.N.L." : OTERI
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Some hippie wear : TIEDYES
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Needlework? : TATTOO
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Grouse : BEEF
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Newsman Roger : MUDD
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Bygone blades : SNEES
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Ross of fame : BETSY
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Joanna of "Growing Pains" : KERNS
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Anatomical ridges : BROWS
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"David Copperfield" wife : DORA
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Letter-shaped fastener : TNUT
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Specialists : PROS
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In full sail : ASEA
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Inquisitive : NOSY
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___ belle : TRES
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Big race sponsor : STP
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Not post- : PRE

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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