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TWO-FOR-ONE SPECIAL

New York Times, Sunday, March 25, 2012

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 69 Missing: {JQWZ} This is puzzle # 161 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0325 ( 22,783 )
Across
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Border-crossing necessities : IDS
4
Black cloud formers : GNATS
9
Unresponsive state : COMA
13
A flat equivalent : GSHARP
19
Hitchcock thriller set in Brazil : NOTORIOUS
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It's all downhill from here : APEX
22
Nation bordering Svizzera : ITALIA
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Ordeal that's no big deal? : TRIVIALTRAVAIL
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Gaze upon : BEHOLD
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It's much followed in North Africa : ISLAM
27
Large cloth sign with nothing on it? : BARRENBANNER
29
Toy hammer? : MATTELMALLET
34
Ending with sex or symbol : ISM
35
Seek redress from : SUE
36
"Anything ___?" : ELSE
37
Potential pet : STRAY
38
Smartphone buy : APP
40
Swine's diet : SLOPS
42
Full range : GAMUT
43
For ___ : SALE
45
"So that's your game!" : OHO
46
Gulf of Oman port : MUSCAT
50
Soft yet easily breakable "Star Trek" creature? : BRITTLETRIBBLE
56
Available : ONTAP
57
"Save Me" singer Mann : AIMEE
58
Break in logic : LEAP
59
Fire starter? : AIM
60
Magic, for instance : NBATEAM
63
Refresher : NAP
64
European of the Iron Age : CELT
65
In days gone by : ONCE
66
Hemispherical computer add-on? : DOMEDMODEM
68
"Ride 'em, cowboy!," e.g.? : RODEOORDER
70
In its current state : ASIS
71
"As if that weren't enough ..." : PLUS
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Perpetually, to Pope : EER
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What only one Best Picture winner has had : XRATING
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In the distance : YON
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Dieter's target : FLAB
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"The cat's meow" or "a dog's life" : SLANG
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"___ Eyes" (1969 hit for the Guess Who) : THESE
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Big house that's not as big? : SMALLERSLAMMER
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Site of one of the Seven Wonders : RHODES
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Rower's need : OAR
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"I hate the Moor" speaker : IAGO
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Young builder's supply : LEGOS
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Point of rotation : PIVOT
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Plus : AND
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Floors : TIERS
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Casino souvenir : CHIP
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"Entourage" agent Gold : ARI
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Back stroke? : RUB
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Goddess of gas? : ETHANEATHENA
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Get part of one's shirt under control? : CORRALCOLLAR
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Poppies, e.g. : HERBS
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Undamaged : INTACT
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What the Gorgon Stheno does in Greek myth? : PURSUESPERSEUS
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Render unproductive? : NEUTER
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Dressage gait : TROT
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Noisy water heater : TEAKETTLE
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Old Soviet naval base site : ODESSA
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Vodka brand : SKYY
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"Borrow" : CADGE
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Rubber-stamps : OKS
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Early enough : INTIME
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At the back : DORSAL
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Ones going on a long walk? : STILTS
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Old machinery coating : GRIME
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Actress Vardalos : NIA
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___ Mail : AOL
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"You know better!" : TUT
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Belarus, once: Abbr. : SSR
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Venae ___ (large blood vessels) : CAVAE
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It can make you dizzy : OPART
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Yom Kippur War politician : MEIR
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Revolutionary device? : AXLE
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Longtime Redskins coach Joe : GIBBS
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The Andrea Doria, for one : STEAMSHIP
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Chemistry Nobelist Otto : HAHN
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King of Naples in "The Tempest" : ALONSO
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Cheese off : RILEUP
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Baseball team once owned by Ray Kroc : PADRES
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Like kiwi fruit : OVATE
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With proficiency : ABLY
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Pinch : NIP
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Exam administered four times a yr. : LSAT
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"Lou Grant" production co. : MTM
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Caribbean resort island : ARUBA
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Army heads : LATRINES
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Pledge of Allegiance finisher : ALL
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Like most canned tomatoes : PEELED
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Defensive return : LOB
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Reacted to shocking news : GAPED
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"Watch your ___!" : STEP
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Took a few seconds? : ATE
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Podium personage : ORATOR
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They're not popular in offices : MONDAYS
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___ oneself (share private thoughts) : UNBOSOM
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Workhorse's quality : STAMINA
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Phoebe of "Drop Dead Fred" : CATES
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Sunni sermonizer : IMAM
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Communication system of old : TELEX
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Exchanged, as words : BANDIED
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Reckless driver's loss, possibly : LICENSE
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Becomes clear : EMERGES
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More copious : AMPLER
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Wisdom tooth, e.g. : MOLAR
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Caesar's first wife : CORNELIA
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Maker of Bug-B-Gon : ORTHO
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Adds, as to a recording : DUBSIN
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Print shop unit : REAM
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Salty language : OATHS
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Interrupter of Dagwood's naps : ELMO
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Kentucky Derby and Epsom Oaks, for two : FLATRACES
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Old sofa's problem : SAG
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Concerned about the environment : GREEN
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Can of Newcastle : LOO
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Young chap : LAD
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___ Bud, schoolgirl in "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" : ROSA
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M.A. seeker's test : GRE
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Director and star of "Looking for Richard" : PACINO
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Free of creases : IRONED
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Shaw defined it as "insufficient temptation" : VIRTUE
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Disney subsidiary : ABC
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Drive-___ : THRU
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Holder of plunder : CHEST
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Regarding this matter : HERETO
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How Sam's Club buys goods : INBULK
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Free tickets : PASSES
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Extremist : ULTRA
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George Jetson's boy : ELROY
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Scrumptious : TASTY
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Outside shot? : THREE
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Cry often made while snapping the fingers : RATS
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Elects : OPTS
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Read but never post : LURK
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"Too many to list" abbr. : ETC
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Poseidon's domain : SEA
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Launch platform : PAD
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Record with many beats: Abbr. : EKG

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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