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CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME

New York Times, Sunday, March 29, 2015

"When dealing with people, let us remember we are not dealing with creatures of ___": Dale Carnegie

Author:
Alan Arbesfeld
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alan Arbesfeld

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Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 132, Blocks: 64 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 108 for Mr. Arbesfeld. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jeff Chen notes:
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© 2015, The New York Times3/29/15 ( No. 23,882 )
Across
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Small drums : TABORS
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Leaves of grass : BLADES
13
Folded like a fan : PLICATE
20
East Coast national park : ACADIA
21
Early stone tool : EOLITH
22
Go wild : RUNRIOT
23
Ancient Peruvian using Netflix? : STREAMINGINCA
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Washington post? : EMBASSY
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Newbie: Var. : TIRO
27
Senator Mike from Wyoming : ENZI
28
1965 hitmakers Dino, ___ & Billy : DESI
30
Start to lose it : SLIP
31
Exactly 72, maybe : EVENPAR
33
"No fishing here!"? : CASTELSEWHERE
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Be up : BAT
39
Ending with Vietnam : ESE
40
Vietnam ___ : WAR
41
Like the headline "ELVIS FATHERED MY ALIEN BABY" : LURID
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Sheer : UTTER
44
Lines from Homer and Erasmus : ADAGES
47
Some art projections : RELIEFS
51
Dog whose rocket went off course? : DEEPSPACECANINE
55
Make the podium : MEDAL
56
Some black-tie events : SOIREES
57
Refrain syllable : TRA
58
"Network," for one : SATIRE
59
Never : NOTONCE
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"Is that so?" : DOESIT
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A minimus is a little one : TOE
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Comment to an annoying blackjack dealer? : YOUMAKEMEWANNACASHOUT
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TV ET : ALF
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Pub fixture : ALETAP
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"Ta-da!" : ITWORKS
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Up-to-the-minute : LATEST
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Letters after Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's name : DNY
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Less deserving of a laugh, say : CORNIER
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Sealer, maybe : ALEUT
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Part of a jumbo trail mix? : REALLYBIGCASHEW
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Sorry sort : SADCASE
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Lit : SAUCED
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Marie Antoinette, par exemple : REINE
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First name on the "America's Got Talent" panel : HEIDI
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State on the Miss. : ILL
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Bouncer's concern : AGE
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AAA offering: Abbr. : RTE
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Agent for Bogart's partner? : BACALLHANDLER
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Wild : BERSERK
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Declare : AVER
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Filmmaker Riefenstahl : LENI
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Hold it! : HILT
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"When I was ___ ..." : ALAD
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President John Tyler's wife : LETITIA
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"12-Point Type: A History"? : THELIFEOFPICA
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Tied up : TRUSSED
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They might grab some food before a flight : TALONS
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Hard and unyielding : FLINTY
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Bar order that's not drunk : OYSTERS
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"Me as well!" : IDOTOO
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Isn't completely truthful : FUDGES
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It may be on the tip of your tongue : TASTEBUD
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Put in play : ACTIVATE
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It holds a lock in place : BARRETTE
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Classic theater : ODEON
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Marshy place, perhaps : RIA
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Identical to : SAMEAS
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Auto pioneer Karl : BENZ
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"When dealing with people, let us remember we are not dealing with creatures of ___": Dale Carnegie : LOGIC
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Will Smith biopic : ALI
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When repeated, a child's meal : DIN
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Yadda, yadda, yadda : ETC
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Tangerine or peach : SHADE
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Force divided by area, in physics : PRESSURE
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___ brothers, inventors of the motion picture (1895) : LUMIERE
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Having five sharps : INB
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Cause of a great loss? : CRASHDIET
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Option for a quick exit : AISLE
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Quaint letter opener : TOSIR
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Classic British Jaguar : ETYPE
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Concerning : INRE
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Sharp turn : ELL
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Projected image : PERSONA
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High-tech surveillance acronym : AWACS
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Major account : SAGA
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Site of a 1776 George Washington victory in the Revolutionary War : TRENTON
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___ Rudolph, U.S. sprinter who won three golds in the 1960 Olympics : WILMA
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British racetrack site : EPSOM
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___ Hardware : ACE
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It's in the 60s : DEE
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Rock singer? : SIREN
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Photoshop user, e.g. : EDITOR
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Egyptian king overthrown in a 1952 revolution : FAROUK
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Wintry mixes : SLEETS
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Barely touch, as a meal : PICKAT
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Visibly stunned : AREEL
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Grp. with a launch party? : NASA
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Criticism : STATIC
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Spiral-horned antelopes : NYALAS
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"C'est magnifique!" : OOLALA
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Like some titmice : TUFTED
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Fist bump, in slang : DAP
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It might say "Happy Birthday!" : ICING
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Ancient Assyrian foe : MEDE
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Old lab burners : ETNAS
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Ambushed : WAYLAID
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One calling foul? : SWEARER
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Mess (around) : HORSE
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Catholic rite : EUCHARIST
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"Delphine" author Madame de ___ : STAEL
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Waxing and waning, e.g. : CYCLE
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U.K. honour : OBE
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Free : RID
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Thomas Jefferson and Calvin Coolidge, e.g. : REDHEADS
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Quiet period : LULL
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Menial : HIRELING
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Showstopper? : ENTRACTE
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When school's open : WEEKDAYS
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More slapstick : SILLIER
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Novelist McEwan : IAN
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___-bodied : ABLE
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Board's opposite : GETOFF
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Maryland's largest city, informally : BALTO
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___ Fisher Hall, longtime venue at Lincoln Center : AVERY
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Whale constellation : CETUS
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Capone henchman : NITTI
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Something you might get a charge out of : RHINO
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Tasty : SAPID
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"In that case ..." : IFSO
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China's Lao-___ : TSE
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Suffered from : HAD
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Jeff Lynne's band, for short : ELO
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Patch of land : LOT
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___ season : FLU

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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