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THEM'S THE BREAKS

New York Times, Sunday, March 21, 2010

The "her" in the lyric "I met her in a club down in old Soho"

Author:
Adam Fromm
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 72 Missing: {FQ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Fromm.
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© 2010, The New York Times3/21/10 ( No. 22,048 )
Across
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Colorful bird : MACAW
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Beguiled, maybe : LEDON
11
Seven-card melds : CANASTAS
19
Shortly : INABIT
21
"All systems ___" : AREGO
22
Zoo home for gibbons : APEHOUSE
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Goes from walk to trot and trot to gallop? : DOUBLESPACES
25
Lever in a trunk : TIREIRON
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"You're on!" : ITSADEAL
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Flinch, say : REACT
29
Tend to a hole : DARN
30
Visit : SEE
31
S-s-s-subject of a 1918 hit song : KATY
33
The "her" in the lyric "I met her in a club down in old Soho" : LOLA
35
Change south of the border : PESOS
38
Teaches a ceramics class? : TRAINSPOTTERS
43
Outline clearly : ETCH
44
Greeting of respect : SALAAM
47
Pour on the love : DOTE
48
Where Haiku is : MAUI
50
"Was ___ blame?" : ITO
51
Word-processing acronym : WYSIWYG
53
Dutch construction : DIKE
56
Not easily stirred : STOLID
58
Carrier whose name means "skyward" : ELAL
59
Frist's successor as Senate majority leader : REID
63
Vote in Versailles : NON
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Bulwark : SHIELD
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Chow : EATS
66
One of two by Liszt : CONCERTO
68
James who was C.I.A. director under Clinton : WOOLSEY
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Monitors food orders to go? : POLICESTAKEOUTS
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Piscivorous flier : PELICAN
75
Election problem : MISCOUNT
76
Founder of New York's Public Theater : PAPP
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"Onward!," in Italy : AVANTI
81
Narrator in Kerouac's "On the Road" : SAL
82
The blond Monkee : TORK
83
Potentially going into screen saver mode : IDLE
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Less mellow : TENSER
85
Albatross : ONUS
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International food company based in Paris : YOPLAIT
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Ky. neighbor : IND
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Unable to decide : TORN
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Doesn't quite go straight : YAWS
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"The Five Orange Pips" sleuth : HOLMES
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___ buco : OSSO
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Illuminates a Halloween display? : LIGHTSWITCHES
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San Diego's region, for short : SOCAL
106
Melville work : OMOO
107
Book after Chronicles : EZRA
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Group defeated in '65 : CSA
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Eighty-sixes : AXES
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Bridge declaration : IPASS
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Wardrobes : ARMOIRES
119
Ingredient in furniture polishes : JAPANWAX
122
Puts hats on display? : SHOWSTOPPERS
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Music Appreciation 101, perhaps : ELECTIVE
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Calms : TAMES
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Pre-euro coin : PESETA
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Big snafu : DISASTER
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Any member of 4-Down : SWEDE
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Insurance holder's burden : COPAY
Down
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Not-quite-ankle-length skirts : MIDIS
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Make ___ of : ANOTE
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Free Tibet, e.g. : CAUSE
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"Chiquitita" group : ABBA
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Natural : WILD
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Santa's traditional home, to some : LAPLAND
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Procter & Gamble laundry brand : ERA
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Crack, in a way : DECRYPT
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S-curve : OGEE
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Dietary restriction : NOSALT
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Ones promoting brand awareness? : CATTLEMEN
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Bee: Prefix : API
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Brainiac's put-down : NERD
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Oodles : AHEAP
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Big do : SOIREE
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Prepares to play Scrabble? : TURNSTILES
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Japanese volcano : ASO
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D.C. V.I.P. : SEN
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Casual top : TEE
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"The Open Window" writer : SAKI
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"M*A*S*H" prop : COT
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General on a menu : TSO
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Coach Parseghian : ARA
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45-degree wedge : OCTILE
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Substandard : SHODDY
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Closely follows secret banking information? : TAILSPINS
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Like some emotions : RAW
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Funnywoman Sedaris : AMY
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U.K. reference : OED
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Solve, in British slang : SUSSOUT
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___' Pea : SWEE
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"The Clan of the Cave Bear" heroine : AYLA
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It includes a sect. of logic games : LSAT
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"Some Like ___" : ITHOT
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Common place for a pull : GROIN
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Whole : INTACT
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Gold-certified debut album of Debbie Harry : KOOKOO
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Makes drugs easier to swallow? : OILSPILLS
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S.A.S.E., e.g. : ENC
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Nickname for Björn Borg : ICEMAN
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Big production company in 1950s-'60s TV : DESILU
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Hair care brand since 1931 : CLAIROL
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N.F.L. linemen: Abbr. : RTS
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Knowledgeable on arcane details of a subject : WONKY
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Maids a-milking in a Christmas song, e.g. : OCTET
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It borders the Atl. : EUR
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House add-ons : PATIOS
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Be that as it may : EVENSO
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Manages to grab some bullfight attire? : LANDSCAPES
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First of all? : ADAM
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Bend for Baryshnikov : PLIE
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Strokes : PETS
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Recording engineer, sometimes : SONGMIXER
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___ admin : SYS
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Cry from one who just got the joke : OHH
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"Eldorado" poet : POE
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Kia model : RIO
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"Like, totally cool!" : AWESOME
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Michael Jackson film, with "The" : WIZ
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German street : STRASSE
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Mexican state south of Veracruz : OAXACA
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Jump #1 in a triple jump : HOP
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Parts of many celebrations : TOASTS
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Haul : CART
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Fast times? : LENTS
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Skeevy sort : CREEP
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Sealy competitor : SERTA
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Evaluate : ASSAY
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Houlihan player on TV : SWIT
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Only man to win both a Nobel Prize and an Oscar : SHAW
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Swab : MOP
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Its HQ are in Austria, which isn't a member : OPEC
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___ facto : IPSO
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One of the Beverly Hillbillies : JED
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Lighter of the Olympic flame in Atlanta : ALI
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Constitution in D.C., e.g. : AVE
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Hitch up with : WED

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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