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PRIORESSES

New York Times, Sunday, March 15, 2009

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 73 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 118 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0315 ( 21,677 )
Across
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Sporty Mazdas : MIATAS
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Name shared by two apostles : JAMES
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Org. founded by Samuel Gompers : AFL
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Dartboard site : PUB
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Eastern Catholic who recognizes the pope's authority : UNIATE
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Habitual practices : USAGES
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Geological epoch when mastodons appeared : MIOCENE
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Ridiculed someone as loudly as possible? : SCREAMEDSCORN
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Colombian carrier : AVIANCA
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Scratch left on a table? : TIP
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Oscar winner Kedrova : LILA
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Piece of hay? : STABLESTALK
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Comedic bits by guys sitting at a bar? : STOOLSKITS
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Stoked, perhaps : AGOG
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Originally : NEE
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Architect Saarinen : EERO
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Does some improvisations : SCATS
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Astronaut's old wound? : SPACESCAR
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Book recited during Purim : ESTHER
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Tarot suit : CUPS
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Modest knowledge : SMATTER
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"Tarzan" star Ron : ELY
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Holders of jacks : MODEMS
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Co. that makes bar code scanners : NCR
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Worked at an herb shop, maybe? : SOLDSAGE
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Change devices that divert trains to different tracks? : SWITCHSHUNTS
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Gilbert and Sullivan princess : IDA
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"Rapture" singer Baker : ANITA
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Nautical passage : STRAIT
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The Pacific's "Valley Isle" : MAUI
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It may be checked : KING
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Actor Rhames of the "Mission: Impossible" films : VING
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Icon on Guinness bottles : HARP
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Cracker coating : SALT
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Literary award shaped like a rocket : HUGO
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Blockbuster movie, e.g. : RENTAL
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World Heritage Site in Jordan : PETRA
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CBS show with two spinoffs : CSI
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Ore refinery? : SMELTINGSPOT
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Large field of dirt? : SOILSPAN
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Director Jean-___ Godard : LUC
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"Holy moly!" : YEGODS
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Opposite of paleo- : NEO
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Kickback for good publicity : PLUGOLA
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"Let's Make a Deal" choice : DOOR
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Pythian Games site : DELPHI
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Reaction upon being hit with a chair in WrestleMania? : SHAMSHOCK
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Removes lumps from batter : STIRS
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Schönberg's "Moses und ___" : ARON
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German "rocks" : EIS
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Desideratum : NEED
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What an angry robot might do? : SPITSCREWS
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What Buffy might be doing at the end of a long, hard night? : SLAYINGSLOW
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See 121-Down : LEIA
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Hierarchy chart's top box : CEO
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Atlas Mountains locale : ALGERIA
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Increase in perfect basketball shots? : SWISHINGSWELL
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Making, as money : MINTING
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Out, in library lingo : ONLOAN
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Be a busybody : MEDDLE
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It's considerably bigger than D : EEE
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___ Miguel (largest of the Azores) : SAO
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Tossed : SLUNG
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Judge : ASSESS
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Too good to miss, as a TV show : MUSTSEE
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Urges on : INCITES
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1970 disaster flick : AIRPORT
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Inventor's inits. : TAE
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In any way : ATALL
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Penultimate round : SEMIS
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Like bar mitzvahs : JUDAIC
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Dummkopf : ASS
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Buddy : MAC
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Yes-men feed them : EGOS
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Tempur-Pedic competitor : SERTA
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Combination : AMALGAM
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V, to Valerian : FIVE
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"Family Guy" mom : LOIS
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Hair shirt wearer's activity : PENANCE
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Not properly explained : UNCLEAR
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It might hold the solution : BEAKER
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Hiccups, so to speak : SNAGS
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Cool ___ : CAT
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Group with an Exalted Ruler : ELKS
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Hits with one's fist : BOPS
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___ and aahed : OOHED
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Folded fast food : TACO
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Snow tire features : STUDS
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Ejects : SPEWS
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"Bold Lover, never, never ___ thou kiss": Keats : CANST
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Make aquatints : ETCH
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Moves fingers across strings : STRUMS
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"Born Free" lioness : ELSA
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Illinois governor before Blagojevich : RYAN
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See 115-Down : SMITH
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Dispensing, with "out" : METING
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Standing subway passenger's aid : STRAP
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Worshipers at Amritsar's Golden Temple : SIKHS
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Disgrace : ODIUM
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Depression-era photojournalist Dorothea : LANGE
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Accepted fact : GIVEN
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Nice touch : CARESS
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Aware of : HIPTO
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Org. co-founded by W. E. B. Du Bois : NAACP
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City in Tornado Alley : TULSA
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Audit, with "on" : SITIN
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Apprehensive : ANTSY
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"The Lord of the Rings" ring bearer : GOLLUM
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Opened wide : GAPED
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Maker of Caplio cameras : RICOH
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Brand recognition aids : LOGOS
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Drink garnish, often : RIND
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Away from the wind : ALEE
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Actions on shirtsleeves : TUGS
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Honey pie : TOOTS
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Alternative energy type : SOLAR
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IV : DRIP
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2008 World Series winner : PHILLIE
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Trattoria dish : LASAGNE
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In ancient times : LONGAGO
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Strong hold'em holding : ACES
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Go before : PRECEDE
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Writer William Dean ___ : HOWELLS
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Foot pads? : INSOLES
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Bun topper : SESAME
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Only five-time U.S. Horse of the Year : KELSO
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Irritating : RILING
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W.W. II submachine gun : STEN
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Certain crossword entries : DOWNS
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Arithmetic series symbol : SIGMA
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Docket listings : CASES
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On the other hand : YET
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Rainbow goddess : IRIS
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Ingénue in Chekhov's "The Seagull" : NINA
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With 47-Down, Oscar nominee for "Ali" : WILL
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Old bronze coin : SOU
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___ Solo, love interest of 116-Across : HAN
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Dict. entries : WDS

Answer summary: 15 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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