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GETTING A LITTLE R AND R

New York Times, Sunday, March 16, 2008

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

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 74 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 160 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0316 ( 21,313 )
Across
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Place for bluegrass : MEADOW
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#1 on the charts : SMASH
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Blast : GOODTIME
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Kia sedan : OPTIMA
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Café con ___ : LECHE
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Certify : ACCREDIT
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Broad comedies involving hogs? : PORKERFARCES
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Like traditional Catholic Masses : LATINATE
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N.H.L.'s Tikkanen : ESA
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Entertainment center at many a sports bar : LCDTV
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Where bluejackets go : ASEA
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Movement that inspired '60s fashion : OPART
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Good viewing spot for a canyon : AERIE
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Bickering : ATIT
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Bookcase lineup : SPINES
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Beautifully illustrated report of a computer failure? : PRETTYCRASHACCOUNT
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Clark's partner : LEWIS
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It's put on some houses : LIEN
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"It'll ___ you" : COST
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Stockholm-bound carrier : SAS
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First-year J.D. student : ONEL
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Makes eyes at : OGLES
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All-time top-selling Atari video game : ASTEROIDS
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Cake maker's boast? : TORTEBRAG
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Short-legged, thick-set horse : COB
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Not badgering, say : SOFTON
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Flood survivor : NOAH
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Nursery rhyme call sung to an old French melody : BAABAA
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Short breaks : NAPS
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French director's comment about his submission to a film festival? : IGAVEITMYBRESTSHORT
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Wide-headed fastener : TNUT
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Smears : LIBELS
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Ang Thong resident : THAI
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How some kids spend the summer : ATCAMP
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"Peer Gynt" mother : ASE
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Bird call on a farm? : CROWCHIRP
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They're developed by a muscleman : PECTORALS
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Lip cover : GLOSS
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Nebraska county with an Indian name : OTOE
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Super Bowl XLII M.V.P. Manning : ELI
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Gen. Lee, in brief : ROBT
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Loyal : TRUE
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Lobster claw : CHELA
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A Simpson without access to his volume of the "Odyssey"? : HOMERAWAYFROMHOMER
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Rocker Morissette : ALANIS
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Till compartment : TENS
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Succulents that soothe : ALOES
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Easy wins : ROMPS
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Starter starter? : SELF
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Sign that's often lit : ONAIR
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Film editor's job : CUT
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Most heterogeneous : MOTLIEST
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Former Tennessee senator's Halloween costumes? : FRISTFRIGHTS
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Prestigious : ESTEEMED
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Curt : TERSE
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Name on some euros : ESPANA
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Sources of a cosmetics oil : TEATREES
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King in 1 B.C. : HEROD
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Body-sculpting undergarment : SHAPER
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Be down : MOPE
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Narrative writing : EPOS
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Razor brand : ATRA
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Cartoonist Browne : DIK
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Breakfast menu heading : OMELETS
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Brave words? : WARCRY
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Mason of a sort : SLATER
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Griffin who loved game shows : MERV
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Virginia is in it: Abbr. : ACC
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Cover : SHEATHE
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Redcoat's ally : HESSIAN
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Do for a V.I.P.? : GALA
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South American tuber : OCA
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Creatures with three hearts : OCTOPUSES
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Opening remarks at a coffee makers' convention? : DRIPINTRO
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Paying guest : TENANT
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"Do ___?" : IDARE
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Baseball catchers : MITTS
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Time on la Côte d'Azur : ETE
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Banking initialism : FDIC
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"... to name just a few": Abbr. : ETC
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Not straight : ATILT
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Seller's terms : ASIS
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Symbol of blackness : SOOT
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Coup start : PLOT
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Clinton's attorney general : RENO
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Pitcher : EWER
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Give ___ up : ALEG
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Also addresses, as with an e-mail : CCS
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Long-necked instrument : SITAR
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Opposite of reject : ADOPT
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Payroll dept. ID's : SSNS
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Light wind? : OBOE
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Sacred cup : GRAIL
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Christine of "Running on Empty" : LAHTI
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French cleric : ABBE
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___ consequence : OFNO
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Check holder: Abbr. : ENV
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Monthly charge : CABLE
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Couple in a rowboat : OARS
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Tournament passes : BYES
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___ Boy, classic figure in Japanese anime : ASTRO
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One of Dumas's Musketeers : ATHOS
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"___ Inside" (slogan) : INTEL
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Louis Vuitton competitor : GUCCI
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Rat-___ : ATAT
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Some Wharton alums : MBAS
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Tooth holders : SAWS
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Hawaiian Punch rival : HIC
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Sticky stuff : TAPE
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Where a dope unloads a ship ? : MORONPIER
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Words on a deathbed, maybe : PROMISEME
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Bass ___ : CLEF
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Popular snack cakes : HOHOS
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Talked-about twosome : ITEM
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Part : ROLE
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Tree in bloom in a Van Gogh painting : PEAR
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Five-dollar bills, slangily : ABES
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Photocopier option: Abbr. : LTR
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Fraternity members : GUYS
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Highest grade : TWELFTH
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Was not cooped up : RANFREE
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Love : CHERISH
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Whence the line "To sleep: perchance to dream" : HAMLET
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Stopped fasting : ATE
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Vented : RANTED
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Minnesota's St. ___ College : OLAF
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Fabrics that shimmer : MOIRES
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Stood : AROSE
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Led Zeppelin's "Whole ___ Love" : LOTTA
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Norms: Abbr. : STDS
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___ buco : OSSO
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Bloke : CHAP
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___ Reader : UTNE
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Bygone autocrat : TSAR
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Touched : MET
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"Didn't I tell you?" : SEE
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Clearance rack abbr. : IRR
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Valedictorian's pride, for short : GPA

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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