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BY GEORGE!

New York Times, Sunday, March 24, 1996

Author:
J. K. Brill
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jeanette K. Brill

This puzzle:

Rows: 23, Columns: 23 Words: 170, Blocks: 86 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 81 for Ms. Brill. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 0324 ( 16,938 )
Across
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Video session : TAPING
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Identified : NAMED
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Pitcher, of sorts : ADMAN
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Bore : DRAG
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Kitchen gadget : OPENER
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Ancient Greek coins : OBOLI
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It flows into Lyons : SAONE
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European state : EIRE
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Gershwin folk opera : PORGYANDBESS
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What can be said of a Gershwin tune? : SWONDERFUL
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Gaelic : ERSE
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Knob : NODE
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Twit : TAUNT
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Slew : RAFTS
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Itinerary abbr. : RTE
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Most attractive : CUTEST
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Charitable giving : ALMS
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Culture lead-in : AGRI
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Like shoes : SOLED
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Typeface imitative of handwriting : RONDE
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Tyke's transport : STROLLER
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California city : SOLEDAD
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Two-step, for one : DANCE
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Kind of stage, in human development : FETAL
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Before, to Byron : ERE
53
Shorebird : PLOVER
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1925 Gershwin premiere : CONCERTOINF
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Jot : ATOM
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Ol' Man, e.g. : RIVER
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Gymnastic equipment : HORSE
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Directional suffix : ERN
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Belle's partner in film : BETE
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Affirm : AVER
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Language of Iran : FARSI
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Arrives impolitely, with "in" : BARGES
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Jackie's predecessor : MAMIE
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Rocket's deviation : YAW
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Song from Gershwin's "Girl Crazy" : BUTNOTFORME
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Cut into three : TRISECT
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Some are red : ALERTS
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Baseball's Preacher : ROE
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Yalta's locale : CRIMEA
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Unhand : RELEASE
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Song from Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" : THEMANILOVE
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"My mama done___me" (song lyric) : TOL
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Called on : ASKED
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Phobias : DREADS
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Shade of green : OLIVE
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Tournament org. : NCAA
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You might have to eat this person's words : ICER
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"___now..." : ACT
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Repent : ATONE
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British P.M. during Nixon's Presidency : HEATH
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American paters : DADS
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Gershwin satire on politics : OFTHEEISING
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Pen name : PARKER
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Prefix with dermis : EPI
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Subway riders : FARES
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Writer Jong : ERICA
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They make cameos : CARVERS
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Drawn : RENDERED
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Use a lever : PRISE
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Full of idle talk : GASSY
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Bounce : OUST
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Cruise ship freebies : LEIS
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007 foe : SMERSH
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It's a waste : ASH
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Piano's opposite : FORTE
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Having better sense : SANER
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Pulitzer author Buchanan : EDNA
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Feminine name suffix : ELLA
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Another song from Gershwin's "Girl Crazy" : IGOTRHYTHM
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Gershwin song in a 1924 Astaire musical : OHLADYBEGOOD
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Palindromically-named magazine : ELLE
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Lariat : REATA
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"___Ben Jonson!" : ORARE
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Use as support : LEANON
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Oats : FEED
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Audited a class : SATIN
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Republic of 1836 : TEXAS
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Named a la Spenser : YCLEPT
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To the left : APORT
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By itself : PERSE
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1953 Pulitzer dramatist : INGE
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Marshal in Napoleon's army : NEY
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Like some sugar : GRANULAR
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Erred through oversight : NODDED
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Religious men : ABBES
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1994 skiing gold medalist : MOE
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Noisy transports : ELS
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Outdo : DISTANCE
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Postulate : ASSUME
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Eighth word of "The Star-Spangled Banner" : DAWNS
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Debatable : MOOT
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Massachusetts cape : ANN
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TV's "___and Stacey" : NED
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Wreck : DERAIL
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Songwriter's starting point, maybe : RIFF
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In___ (stymied) : ARUT
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Sets : GELS
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Big-name : NOTED
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Children's author Le Cain : ERROL
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tree in a thicket : ALDER
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Secret device : CODER
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Kind of visa : TRANSIT
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Envelope abbr. : ATTN
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Match for Seles : GRAF
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Cleave : SEVER
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Previously : ONCE
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Fishing net : SEINE
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Title song from a 1933 Gershwin musical : LETEMEATCAKE
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Like Ovid's "The Art of Love" : EROTIC
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Have a second session : REMEET
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Flower display : SPRAY
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Three-time A.L. batting champ : OLIVA
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Gershwin ballad from "The Goldwyn Follies" : LOVEWALKEDIN
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Prefix with lateral : DORSO
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Progress steadily : FORGE
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Hikers' woes : CORNS
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Office time : TERM
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Demean : ABASE
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Protected from the sun : HATTED
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Fitch and muskrat : FURS
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Good times : BOOMS
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Field : AREA
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Tried hard : STROVE
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The silent type : MIME
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Droplet : BEAD
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Mr. Rogers : FRED
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Split : RIVE
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Unwanted looks : LEERS
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Stick : CLING
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Wall Street villain : RAIDER
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Getaway : ESCAPE
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Some schools : TECHS
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Milton's "immortal___" : HATE
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Takes in : NOTICES
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A Massey : ILONA
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Many a John Wayne film : OATER
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"The Wizard of Oz" actor and family : LAHRS
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Made the grade : RATED
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Hardly shy : NERVY
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With defects and all : ASIS
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Unsparing : HARSH
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Trireme gear : OARS
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Stew : FRET
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Chilling : EERIE
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Perfume ingredient : IRISROOT
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Somewhat : PASSABLY
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Eis's counterpart : FEUER
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Ferris wheel operator : CARNY
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Like some lines : DOTTED
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Copyist : PENMAN
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Actress Barbara Bel___ : GEDDES
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"Chicago Hope" actress : LAHTI
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Half a famous comedy duo : MEARA
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By oneself : ALONE
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Fore-and-after : SLOOP
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Was without, briefly : HADNT
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Feudal estate : FIEF
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Get a load of : OGLE
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Position to fill : ROLE
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R.B.I. or E.R.A. : STAT
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Even, to Yvonne : EGAL
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Many mins. : HRS
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Verily : YEA
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Otto I's domain: Abbr. : HRE
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Calif. touchdown site : LAX
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Intl. trading assn. : EEC

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 6 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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