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New York Times, Sunday, March 17, 2002

Author:
David J. Kahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David J. Kahn

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 71 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 83 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 0317 ( 19,122 )
Across
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Head of the produce section? : CABBAGE
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Eunuch's charge : HAREM
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End of ___ : ANERA
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Bakery treats : ECLAIRS
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"Even Homer nods" writer : HORACE
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Key person in England : GAOLER
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Result of an Oscar nominee's disappearance at an awards ceremony? [releases of 1968, 1982 and 1982] : STARMISSINGTHEVERDICT
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Sampling : TEST
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Scads : TONS
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Hot : EROTIC
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"Soapdish" actress : SHUE
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Carpenter ___ : ANT
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1986 rock autobiography : ITINA
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Manage : EKEOUT
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Advice to a budding alarmist? [1988, 1999, 1994] : BIGBOYSDONTCRYWOLF
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___ case : WORST
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Fresh : PERT
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Extra-wide shoe spec. : EEE
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Ere : AFORE
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Bibliophilic suffix : ANA
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Stopping point: Abbr. : STA
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Something that's worked up : IRE
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C, F and G : CLEFS
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Campaigner : POL
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Charles Van Doren vis-à-vis the game show "Twenty-One"? [1976, 1989, 1985] : NETWORKSCANDALWITNESS
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Not docked : ASEA
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Glass ___ : EEL
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Like a bunch : DIG
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Heir, at law : ALIENEE
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With 51-Down, old movie finale : THE
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Anyhow : YET
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Zing : PEP
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Diamonds : ICE
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Warp-knit fabrics : TRICOTS
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Cole Porter's "___ in Love" : IAM
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Uncommon sense : ESP
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Circle meas. : DIAM
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Producer of a big accident? [1998, 2000, 1960] : RUSHHOURTRAFFICPSYCHO
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Tucked away : ATE
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Big name in book clubs : OPRAH
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"The Whiffenpoof Song" singer : ELI
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Row producer : HOE
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Richard ___ : III
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Sass : CHEEK
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Gooey stuff : GEL
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Old Irish alphabet: Var. : OGAM
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Tastes : TANGS
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Why the paparazzi couldn't photograph actress Roberts? [1977, 1985, 1998] : JULIARANOUTOFSIGHT
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Lack stability : SEESAW
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Yankees manager Joe : TORRE
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Attention : EAR
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Math course, informally : CALC
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Walked in the rain, say : GOTWET
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Bring in : EARN
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Mop : SWAB
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Heartwarming scene in a war movie? [1986, 1992, 1978] : PLATOONHEROCOMINGHOME
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Shifts : ALTERS
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Noted support group : ALANON
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Recover from : GETOVER
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Poorly kept : SEEDY
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Hung around : IDLED
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Least sharp : SLOWEST
Down
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"___ Vous" (1927 song hit) : CEST
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Molière play part : ACTE
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"Gil ___" : BLAS
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Grasshoppers can help make them : BARTABS
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Fire preceder? : AIM
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Tough and courageous : GRITTY
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"Happy Motoring" sloganeer : ESSO
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Dear : HON
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Silver : ARGENT
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Grind : RATRACE
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Parrot : ECHO
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Come up to : MEET
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Swiss river : AAR
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Dozes : NODSOFF
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Diplomat Root : ELIHU
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Like some movies for TV : RECUT
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What Michelangelo produced : ARTE
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Not just noteworthy : HISTORIC
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Creature with padded toes : GECKO
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Like some remarks : SNIDE
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Desirable hotel room feature : VIEW
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Untrue : NOTSO
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Prefix with species : INTRA
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Flexible : ELASTIC
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Master, in Swahili : BWANA
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Actress Skye and others : IONES
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Annoy, in a way : GRATE
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Uttered, old-style : SPAKE
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Confine again : RECAGE
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Cheerleader's practice : YELL
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Big tournament : OPEN
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Mounted : ROSE
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Different : ELSE
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Perch, perhaps : TREETOP
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See 65-Across : END
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___ Beach, Hawaii : EWA
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Fra ___ Lippi : FILIPPO
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Band instrument? : WATCH
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Insidious : SLY
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Dance flourish : DIP
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Like some scholarship winners : NEEDY
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New Jersey town with a hyphenated name : HOHOKUS
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Flexible person's choice : EITHER
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Really beat : TAR
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Four Seasons Hotel architect : PEI
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___ II razor : TRAC
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Ancestress of King David : RUTH
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"Got it" : ISEE
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Opposite of norte : SUR
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Ginnie ___ : MAE
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Pinhead : SCHMO
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Sugar coat? : ICING
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On ___ (exulting) : AHIGH
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Teary : MOIST
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Eastern music style : RAGA
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Astound : FLOOR
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Plan for : FIGUREON
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___ good example (is a role model) : SETSA
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Booted : EJECTED
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Quarterback's option : LATERAL
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First-stringers : ATEAM
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It has many loops : AIRSHOW
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African capital until 1991 : LAGOS
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Cry of glee : IWON
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All's opposite : NOTONE
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Herb used in casseroles : FENNEL
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Explorer Sieur de La ___ : SALLE
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Send, in a way : ELATE
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Sched. C preparers : CPAS
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Spicy cuisine : THAI
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Unite : WELD
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Fixes : RIGS
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Crisscrossed : WOVE
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Iowa State site : AMES
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A Muppet : BERT
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Suffix with access : ORY
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Trawler's catch : COD
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Car in a 1964 hit song : GTO

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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