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Positive Thinking

New York Times, Sunday, March 26, 1995

Author:
Rich Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rich Norris

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 77 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1995, The New York TimesNo. 0326 ( 16,574 )
Across
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Thickness, as of a tree : DIAMETER
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Imagined : DREAMT
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Rip-off : SCAM
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If : INCASEOF
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Kind of stamp : AIRMAIL
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March _____ : HARE
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One with no work grievances : GRUNTLEDEMPLOYEE
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"The King and I" role : ANNA
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Major suffix : ETTE
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Basilica parts : APSES
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Did wrong : SINNED
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Beethoven's "_____ Overture" : LEONORE
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Test : ASSAY
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Accessory for Robin : CAPE
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Reliable hearsay : FOUNDEDRUMOR
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Bud holder? : KEG
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National competitor : AVIS
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Kids : TOTS
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Give some slack : LOOSEN
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Pot starter : ANTE
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Bark : YIP
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Pop group Boyz II _____ : MEN
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Frequently lost item : MITTEN
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1957 Cy Young Award winner : SPAHN
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Sunny skies : CLEMENTWEATHER
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Worker at a temp agency : PLACER
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Bother, as a problem : EATAT
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"If _____ Your Woman" (Gladys Knight hit) : IWERE
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Fetter : SHACKLE
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In an underhanded way : SHADILY
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Distress : ANGUISH
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Dirt road hazard : MUDHOLE
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Consider, with "on" : SLEEP
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Fennel and lovage : HERBS
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New York lake : ONEIDA
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Unpredictable outcome : EVITABLERESULT
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Scrabble rackful : TILES
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1967 song "_____ Groovy" : FEELIN
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Garnet : RED
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Lad : BOY
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See 12-Down : OTIS
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Irony : FERRIC
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Ancient strongbox : ARCA
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Music box, informally : JUKE
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Johnny _____ : REB
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Good manners : RULYBEHAVIOR
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Takes after : APES
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Slightest : LEAST
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Edward VIII's love : SIMPSON
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Is furious : STEAMS
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"_____ luego" (Spanish goodbye) : HASTA
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Côte d'Azur city : NICE
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Kimono ties : OBIS
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Intentional flub : ADVERTENTMISTAKE
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Borge, for one : DANE
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Double agent : TRAITOR
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Go (to), by car : RIDEOVER
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Asylums : ARKS
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Scattered : STREWN
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Popular summer job : WAITRESS
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Appreciate, slangily : DIG
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About : INRE
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_____ above (superior to) : ACUT
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Covers : MANTLES
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Helena competitor : ESTEE
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_____ Aviv : TEL
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Want ad abbr. : EOE
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Country mailing addr. : RFD
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Muted : DAMPED
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Attackeds, with "into" : RIPS
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First name in mysteries : ERLE
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With 84-Across, Kansas City Royals star of the '70s : AMOS
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"I" predeceder, in a kids' game : MAY
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Overtime cause : TIE
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Author _____ Alexander : SHANA
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Normal ability : CANNYKNACK
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"Rule, Britannia" composer : ARNE
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Pasture, to Shakespeare : MEAD
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Moral : LESSON
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Makes : EARNS
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Land on the Med. : ISR
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Time and again : OFTEN
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Midday : NOONTIDE
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Shopping, maybe : OUT
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"I completely agree" : AMEN
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Edgar _____, The Sleeping Prophet : CAYCE
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1954 A.L. batting champ Bobby : AVILA
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Lab tube : PIPET
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Cream : ELITE
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Biblical verb : DOTH
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Uncreative education : ROTE
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Pusher's target : USER
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Lucy's best pal : ETHEL
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Sci-fi or suspense, e.g. : GENRE
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Cochise and Geronimo : APACHES
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Approaches : METHODS
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Sister of Lazarus : MARY
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Drastically reduced : SLASHED
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Five-irons : MASHIES
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Teens conflict: Abbr. : WWI
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Conger : EEL
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Key letter : PHI
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Law and order hero : SUPERCOP
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Imitative words : ALA
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Josephine Tey investigator _____ Grant : ALAN
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Wyo. neighbor : NEB
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Firm up : GEL
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Travel, in a way : MOTOR
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Bring together : UNITE
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It's easily erased : DELIBLEINK
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Agassi rival : STICH
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Refresh one's memory of, in England : RUBUP
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Chap : BLOKE
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Occular irritations : STYES
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Like a Poe tale : EERY
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Make or break : VERB
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Netman Nastase : ILIE
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Raises : REARS
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Piano hammer material : FELT
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Chide, colloquially : FUSSAT
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Birdlike : AVIAN
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Kind of shot : RIM
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Custodian : JANITOR
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Crash into : RAM
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Opposite of ahead : ASTERN
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Makes tolerable : EASES
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Dawning : ONSET
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Word with cream or ice-cream : SODA
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Skier's aid : TBAR
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Murder suspect, often : HEIR
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Ruth's "Laugh-In" tormentor : ARTE
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Put away : STOW
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Fall (in) : CAVE
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Gets by, with "out" : EKES
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No and others : DRS
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Industrial container : VAT
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Credit info corp. : TRW
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"Mamma _____!" : MIA
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Dictator Amin : IDI
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Hesitant sounds : ERS

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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