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New York Times, Sunday, March 26, 2006

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {JZ} This is puzzle # 83 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 0326 ( 20,592 )
Across
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Military academy freshman : PLEBE
6
Cowbell sound : CLANG
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Fingerboard ridge : FRET
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Weaken : SAP
18
"___ Gets Drafted" (1942 Disney cartoon) : DONALD
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Much-climbed Alpine peak : EIGER
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Actor Jared : LETO
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Hamas rival grp. : PLO
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California, compared to Kansas? : QUAKIERSTATE
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Kiss : OSCULATE
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Call's companion : BECK
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___ Ark : NOAHS
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___ polloi : HOI
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Jeweler's unit : CARAT
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Tweak : ALTER
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Silk undies, compared to cotton undies? : DRESSIERDRAWERS
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White-collar worker? : CLERIC
39
Dance to 1920's-40's jazz : LINDY
40
Big time : EON
41
"We've been ___!" : HAD
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1990's sitcom based on the British series "One Foot in the Grave" : COSBY
45
Having seniority : OLDEST
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Claim valuables : ORES
51
Strong suit : FORTE
52
A waistcoat worn in summer, compared to one worn in winter? : SWEATIERVEST
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In addition : TOO
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Subject in religion class : DOGMA
58
Hero of Tom Clancy novels : RYAN
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Jai alai basket : CESTA
60
Some H.S. math : TRIG
61
Clinton cabinet member Hazel : OLEARY
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Dolly of Dollywood : PARTON
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Naval base? : HULL
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A one-milligram tablet, compared to a five-milligram tablet? : BITTIERPILL
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Employee of M : BOND
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Chevrolet sedan : IMPALA
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Land created by C. S. Lewis : NARNIA
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"QB VII" novelist : URIS
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Froth : SPUME
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Small indentation : POCK
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Go ___ length : TOANY
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Formal vote : YEA
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Potatoes and cucumbers, compared to apples and eggplants? : BUMPIERCROPS
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Rows on a calendar page : WEEKS
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Actor Omar of TV's "House" : EPPS
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Hang it up : RETIRE
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1996 Olympic gymnast Strug : KERRI
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Spoon-___ : FED
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___-pitch : SLO
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Tribe of the Amistad slaves : MENDE
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Intense, as a gaze : STEELY
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Dog show winners, compared to dog show also-rans? : COCKIERSPANIELS
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Africa's largest country : SUDAN
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Benefit : AVAIL
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Wise actions : DOS
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Get the better of : ONEUP
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Novelist Jaffe : RONA
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Measureless : COSMICAL
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SpongeBob SquarePants's pants, compared to Humpty Dumpty's? : BOXIERSHORTS
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Dead heat : TIE
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Stylist's creation : COIF
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Cliff's edge : BRINK
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Pass on : IMPART
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Airport checkpoint needs : IDS
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Palindromic girl's name : ANNA
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Napster downloads : SONGS
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Some Southwest scenery : MESAS
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Pseudonym of musician Peter Schickele : PDQBACH
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Gossipy Parsons : LOUELLA
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Passed : ENACTED
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Televangelist paroled in 1993 : BAKKER
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Priest in 1 Samuel : ELI
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French film award : CESAR
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How ballerinas dance : LITHELY
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Tennis star with a shaved head : AGASSI
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Human cannonball's destination : NET
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Test for M.A. seekers : GRE
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Elevator stop : FLOOR
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Is an integral part of : RESIDESIN
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"You know the rest" abbr. : ETC
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Bird on a Kellogg's Froot Loops box : TOUCAN
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Slash on a scorepad : SPARE
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Here comes the bride : ALTAR
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They're "born, not made," according to an old saying : POETS
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TV room : DEN
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Pistol, slangily : ROD
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Scientist's formulation : LAW
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Prime : HEYDAY
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Puerto ___ : RICO
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Winter blanket : SNOW
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Do-nothing : IDLER
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Fixed course : ROTE
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Spanish city where Seneca was born : CORDOBA
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Pricey vodka, for short : STOLI
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Produce : BEGET
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H, in Hellas : ETA
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Goes on a spending spree : OVERBUYS
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Fix up : RESTORE
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Where kroons are spent : ESTONIA
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Doesn't take a hit : STANDS
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Low-aimed headlights : FOGLAMPS
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Bollywood film costume : SARI
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Camcorder brand : RCA
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Fabricate : TRUMPUP
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Crankcase device : OILPUMP
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One sitting on the porch : MAT
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Pyramus's lover, in myth : THISBE
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Hunger : YEN
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Actors or athletes : PLAYERS
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"Darn!" : RATS
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Tennis club teacher : PRO
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Stupefied : INAWE
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Protective covering : LINER
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Hawaiian band? : LEI
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Fate : PREORDAIN
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Natl. Adopt-a-Dog Mo. : OCT
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Hampers : CRIMPS
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"M*A*S*H" setting : KOREA
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___ Stanley Gardner : ERLE
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Colonial ___ (insurance firm) : PENN
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Litter contents : KITS
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Banshee sound : KEENING
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Zoot suit hats : FEDORAS
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Hyundai model : ELANTRA
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Rulers who inherit their power : DYNASTS
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Flint is a form of it : SILICA
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Toxic compound found in cigarette smoke : DIOXIN
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"When Paris sneezes, ___ catches cold" : EUROPE
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Leafless plants : CACTI
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Like planetary orbits : OVOID
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Attorney's workload : CASES
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Kipling novel about an orphan boy : KIM
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Musical syllables : SOLFA
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Vichyssoise vegetables : LEEKS
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California's Big ___ : SUR
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Abbr. on a boiler's gauge : PSI
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Yardbird : CON
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Air rifle ammo : BBS
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It's sought by conquistadores : ORO
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"That's curious …" : HMM

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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