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TRICKS OF THE TRADE

New York Times, Sunday, March 24, 2002

Author:
Con Pederson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 142, Blocks: 72 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Pederson. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 0324 ( 19,129 )
Across
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Game segment : HALF
5
Empower : ENABLE
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Crack in the cold wind : CHAP
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Choice assignment : PLUM
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Together, in music : ADUE
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One of five on "The View" : COHOST
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European capital : RIGA
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Old paper part : ROTO
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Radiation dosages : REMS
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Make room for new palace furniture? : STOWTHRONES
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Famous reproach : ETTU
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Org. division : DEPT
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Whopper : TALE
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Family member : AUNT
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Beauty pageant wear : SASHES
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Domestic burglary team? : CROOKANDNANNY
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Period in history : CENTURY
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In need of a muffler : NOISY
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Identify : PEG
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Salt seller : MORTON
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Exiguous : SCANTY
41
Faux ___ : PAS
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Kids' classic subtitled "A Life in the Woods" : BAMBI
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Toronto media inits. : CBC
47
Colt 45 producer : PABST
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Show someone money they could be making? : WAVETHEPAY
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Yawl call : AHOY
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In history : AGO
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Cocktail party spread : PATE
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Part of V.F.W. : WARS
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Joint legislative assemblies : PLENA
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Big potential difference : MEGAVOLT
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Geog. feature : ISL
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"Come and get it!" : SOUPSON
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Job for a bird taxidermist? : PEELINGTHEFINCH
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Snakes' intakes : RODENTS
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Partake of : EAT
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Not harnessed together : UNTEAMED
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Left at sea : APORT
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Ophthalmic development : STYE
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Snack since 1912 : OREO
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Book collector's suffix : ANA
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Player who putts : GARY
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Thing that's adjustable in some bathrooms? : SHOWERFLOW
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Sported : HADON
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It might have blight : ELM
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Chanel No. 5, e.g. : SCENT
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Done, to Donne : OER
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Hardly clumsy : NIMBLE
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Children's author Richard : SCARRY
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Pressure meas. : PSI
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Peach ___ : MELBA
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It regained independence in 1991 : ESTONIA
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What some groundskeepers do? : RAKETHEMOUNDS
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Singer Makeba : MIRIAM
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Sudanese Republic, now : MALI
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Have status : RATE
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With 104-Across, Edible pod : SNAP
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See 103-Across : BEAN
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Farmer's overalls? : PLOWERPANTS
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Epitaph opener : HERE
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In ___ (even) : ATIE
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Gutter site : EAVE
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Make laugh : TICKLE
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Montross of the N.B.A. : ERIC
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Rip up : REND
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Salon specialist : DYER
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Consent : SAYYES
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I.R.S. info : SSNS
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Third letter of recommendation? : HARDC
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"Doe, ___ ..." : ADEER
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Pile of peat? : LUMPONABOG
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Party hang-ups : FESTOONS
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Fantastic feeling : ECSTASY
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Zero : NOTANY
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Grab ___ : AHOLD
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"The Death of the Heart" novelist : BOWEN
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D-Day transport: Abbr. : LST
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Crude petroleum component : ETHANE
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Sidekick : CRONY
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Request from the stumped : HINT
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Paleontologist's estimate : AGE
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Accident witness, often : PASSERBY
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Abracadabra alternative : PRESTO
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What Realtors get intuitively? : LOTHUNCHES
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Mouth : UTTER
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Timid : MOUSY
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Hierarchy level : RUNG
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Dissenter : ANTI
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"Santa Baby" singer : KITT
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Vaulted recess : APSE
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Thoughtlessness? : COMA
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They may provide relief : MAPS
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Foxhole fare : SPAM
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Home for some 66-Across : CAGE
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Page of music : PATTI
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Caesar's greeting : AVE
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"Texaco Star Theater" star : BERLE
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U2 frontman : BONO
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Greenish blue : CYAN
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Chamber quartet? : WALLS
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Chirp rapidly : TWITTER
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Mess : HASH
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Part of many stars' names : ALPHA
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Sexton, say : POET
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Brownish purple : PUCE
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Impressionism? : APERY
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Let off steam : VENT
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Strength : SINEW
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Not duped by : ONTO
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Product label abbr. : NETWT
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"Let's Get It On" singer : GAYE
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Angry display : FUROR
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Angry display : RAGE
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It's less dense than quartz : OPAL
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Pressures caused by living on campus? : DORMSTRAIN
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Pennants depicting Alfred E. Neuman? : MADBANNERS
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Organic compound : ENOL
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Fjord explorer? : DANE
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Magnavox rival : SONY
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"Bravo!" : OLE
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Cut corners : SCRIMPED
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Vengeful Olympian : HERA
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Liver at the Louvre : FOIE
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Seat of Hawaii County : HILO
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Waylays : AMBUSHES
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Arabian Peninsula city : SANA
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They're unconquerable : NEMESES
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Originated : COINED
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Blanched : PALE
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They may be slit or gored : SKIRTS
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Pluck : METTLE
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Imprison : EMBAR
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Diez minus tres : SIETE
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Less experienced : RAWER
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Trueheart's beau : TRACY
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Tux accessory : HANKY
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"Splish Splash" singer, 1958 : DARIN
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Building plans : SPECS
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Don't just sit there : MOVE
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Not of the cloth : LAY
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___ mater (brain enveloper) : PIA

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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