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"STOP ME IF YOU'VE HEARD THIS ONE"

New York Times, Sunday, March 2, 2003

Author:
Brendan Emmett Quigley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {J} Spans: 3 Featured in Will Shortz's favorite puzzlemakers This is puzzle # 67 for Mr. Quigley. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 0302 ( 19,472 )
Across
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Get-up : COSTUME
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They may be pulled : TENDONS
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"As Time Goes By" choreographer : THARP
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They may be in the 90's : OCTANES
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V.I.P.'s following : RETINUE
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San ___, Calif. : MATEO
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Start of joke #1 : WHYDIDTHECHICKENCROSS
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Team from the Hub : SOX
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Prefix with magnetic : ISO
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Flying start? : AERO
29
Stocking cap, for example : KNIT
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Dog command : SIC
32
___ nut : BRAZIL
37
Runs a stud farm, say : BREEDS
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Start of joke #2 : WHATDOYOUCALLABLONDE
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Dyed-in-the-wool : TOTAL
46
___ Baiul, 1994 Winter Olympics gold medalist : OKSANA
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Wasn't straight : LIED
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Perform like 46-Across : SKATE
49
Old-fashioned adventure : GESTE
50
Blockheads : LUGS
51
Paranoid's fear : PLOT
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Storm heading: Abbr. : ENE
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Cause of a smile, maybe : PUN
57
Sponges : BUMS
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Brand of designer bags : PRADA
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First name in Mideast politics : YASIR
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Where jetsam may go : ASTERN
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Stories told in court : ALIBIS
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Start of joke #3 : APRIESTARABBIANDAMONK
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Like a good egg : GRADEA
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Perfumed : CENSED
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"Cattle Queen of Montana," e.g. : OATER
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Like heroes, often : FETED
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Empty promises : BUNK
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Bug out : FLY
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Central : MID
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Sent up : APED
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Relinquish : QUIT
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Scented soft soap : GELEE
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Made farm sounds : MOOED
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Tortured : HURT
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Some punishers : CANERS
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Fertilization site : OVULE
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Start of joke #4 : HOWMANYLAWYERSDOESIT
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Unstinting : LAVISH
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NATO country capital : ANKARA
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Be off : ERR
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Daunts : AWES
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Command to a wayward child : OBEY
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Leader in ancient Rome : REX
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Eminem ___ Slim Shady : AKA
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Start of joke #5 : THREEGUYSWALKINTOABAR
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"If I ___ guess ..." : HADTO
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Ancient Illyricum, today : CROATIA
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Exhaust : DEPLETE
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Act smitten : SWOON
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Supreme Court justice appointed by Reagan : KENNEDY
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Euripides play : ORESTES
Down
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Intimidates : COWS
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___ Rios, Jamaica : OCHO
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Dead waters : STYX
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Smidgen : TAD
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Prefix with cellular : UNI
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Physician : MEDICO
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Ballpark figs. : ESTS
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Italian numero : TRE
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Common Market inits. : EEC
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___ power : NTH
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Near mid-millennium year : DII
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Available for work : ONCALL
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Heat up in a hurry : NUKE
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Futurist, of sorts : SEER
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HBO competitor : TMC
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Give heed : HARKEN
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Paid the penalty : ATONED
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Have roots : RESIDE
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Online forum contents : POSTS
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Frank Sinatra's birthplace : HOBOKEN
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Court figures : NOBLES
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Like some low-cost housing : STATEAIDED
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Knock about : IDLE
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Director Meyer : RUSS
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Lead ___-and-dog life (constantly quarrel) : ACAT
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Actor Billy of "Titanic" : ZANE
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Dockworkers' org. : ILA
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Towel site : ROD
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Lbs. and kgs. : WTS
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Jazz (up) : HOKE
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Whatever the case : ATANYRATE
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Colombo product : YOGURT
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Certain graduate : ALUMNA
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V.I.P.'s : BIGS
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Headline-screaming : LURID
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A-number-1 : PRIMEMOVER
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Difficult : LABORIOUS
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Father of Balder, the god of goodness : ODIN
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Tall order : TASK
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Galileo's home : PISA
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Tony winner Neuwirth : BEBE
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___ du jour : PLAT
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Progeny : SEED
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"___ I a stinker?" : ARENT
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Went bankrupt : SANK
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Basic cable channel : TBS
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Forever's partner : ADAY
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Konica competitor : AGFA
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Ready : PREP
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Keen perception : ACUITY
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Exactly : NOLESS
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Make, as a CD : BURN
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Señor ___ ("Casablanca" role) : FERRARI
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Where a submarine might be spotted : DELI
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Edible clam : QUAHOG
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Stare (at) : GAWK
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Oscar nominee for a song in "The Lord of the Rings" : ENYA
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Unwanted look : LEER
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Secure : MOOR
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Person on the scene: Abbr. : DET
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Oceangoing inits. : HMS
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Preserve : CAN
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Boisterous laugh : HAWHAW
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Not stop until it's too late : OVERDO
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Informed about : WISETO
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Applies : LAYSON
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Right in the Forum : DEXTER
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Thin strips of wood : LATHS
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Oppose : BUCK
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Thornfield Hall governess : EYRE
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Within: Prefix : ENDO
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Support when one shouldn't : ABET
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Title role in a Cole Porter musical : KATE
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Olympian hawk : ARES
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What a waiting time may seem : EON
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Showing fatigue : WAN
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Swallowed : ATE
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Top : LID
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Singer Starr : KAY
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Reveal, in poetry : OPE
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Discus thrower Oerter and others : ALS

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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