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TO B OR NOT TO B

New York Times, Sunday, March 30, 2003

Author:
Alan Arbesfeld
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alan Arbesfeld

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 67 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 51 for Mr. Arbesfeld. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 0330 ( 19,500 )
Across
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Large wardrobe : ARMOIRE
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Harder to travel, in a way : ICIER
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Household name in Verona : CAPULET
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Filled online orders, say : SHIPPED
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Barker : CARNY
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Unity : ONENESS
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Party college's nickname? : HOMEOFTHERAVE
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Comeback : RIPOSTE
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Idyllic spots : EDENS
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Hard wood : EBONY
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Musical featuring "It's Today" : MAME
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Tippler : SOT
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Tweed nemesis : NAST
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One side of the Bering Strait : ASIA
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"Star Trek" navigator : SULU
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Debarkation points: Abbr. : STNS
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Squeaky wheel, maybe? : OILINGPOINT
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Mrs. Portnoy, in "Portnoy's Complaint" : SOPHIE
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"___ Dieu!" : MON
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Ostentatious display : RITZ
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Easily-wrinkled fabric : RAMIE
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Spots : AREAS
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Flowerlike polyp : ANEMONE
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Directive to a band : HITIT
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Tennis star Jelena ___ : DOKIC
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Narrow cleft : RAVINE
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Talked-about : FAMED
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"West Side Story" number : TONIGHT
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Brain passages : ITERS
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Radar screen repair? : BLIPSERVICE
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Abbr. on a sale item : IRR
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Parched : SERE
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Come down heavily : POUR
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"The Lake ___ of Innisfree" : ISLE
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Setter settler : FLEA
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Thrash : TAN
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Cook lettuce? : BRAISEMONEY
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Father-and-son actors : ALDAS
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Cardinal, e.g. : REDBIRD
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Thick : MIDST
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Boldness : STARCH
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Food item : VIAND
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Generous granter : GENIE
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Edith who wrote "The Outcasts" : SITWELL
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Bailey bridge material : STEEL
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Certain Indian : HINDU
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___-test : BETA
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Napoleonic marshal : NEY
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Slow road crosser : TURTLE
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Appropriate name for a female fertility clinic? : MADAMEOVARY
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Steakhouse selection : RIBS
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In a minute : SOON
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Person of action : DOER
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Author Robert ___ Butler : OLEN
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N.L. city : ATL
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Coppertone nos. : SPFS
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Three-toed animal : TAPIR
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Harry Potter's potions professor : SNAPE
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Relentless flood : NIAGARA
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Cause of Leah's many pit stops? : JACOBSBLADDER
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"King Lear" daughter : GONERIL
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Stand out : EXCEL
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Oblique : BEVELED
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Run longer than expected : ENDLATE
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Please, in Potsdam : BITTE
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She looks to the future : SEERESS
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Wan : ASHEN
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1970's TV spinoff : RHODA
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Palefaces? : MIMES
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Willingly taking : OPENTO
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Wall St. opportunities : IPOS
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Make the calls : REF
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Summer hrs. in D.C. : EDT
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Pain reliever : ICEBAG
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L.B.J. biographer Robert A. ___ : CARO
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Turkmenistan neighbor : IRAN
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It "slayeth the silly one": Job : ENVY
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It may be seeded : RYE
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Marine formation : CORAL
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Ill will : ANIMUS
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Love-crazy Le Pew : PEPE
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Half due : UNO
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Without kids? : LESSTHECHILDREN
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1991 joiner of the United Nations : ESTONIA
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African pests : TSETSES
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Big pickle producer : HEINZ
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Bell insert : MUTE
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Dress style : ALINE
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Net-surfer's stop : SITE
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Lather : SNIT
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Garnish, possibly : SPRIG
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Does pressing work : IRONS
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Hog the mirror : PRIMP
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"Black Water" novelist : OATES
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Ammonia derivative : IMIDE
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Jack of "The Great Dictator" : OAKIE
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Poughkeepsie college : MARIST
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Raising hell : ONATEAR
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Like chili peppers? : NEVERNEVERBLAND
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Bog down : MIRE
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They're found in the brush : HAIRS
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Lace mat : DOILY
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Previously : ONCE
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Unfixed : FLUID
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Show case? : TVSET
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Molasses : TREACLE
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Get on : BOARD
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Dentist's order : RINSE
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How some people get tattoos : RASHLY
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High sch. disciplinarian : PRIN
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Gem devaluer : FLAW
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Hoops : BBALL
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Fix : EMEND
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"I don't ___ bit" : MINDA
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Hatred : ODIUM
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Fragrant oil : ATTAR
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Tries to lose : DIETS
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"Norwegian Wood" instrument : SITAR
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___ Carlo Menotti : GIAN
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Golfer Ballesteros : SEVE
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Exotic : STRANGE
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It's big in the Ivy League : TUITION
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Certain co. plans : HMOS
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Embarrassing guests : BOORS
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Vivacity : ESPRIT
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Like some mushrooms : EDIBLE
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Over there : YONDER
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Yard ___ (pub order) : OFALE
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Borscht server : LADLE
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Slender blades : EPEES
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Unhip types : NERDS
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Song from Dylan's "Desire" : SARA
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Head to the terminal, say : TAXI
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It's accessed with a no. : ACCT
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Sappho, e.g. : POET
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Goalie's feat : SAVE
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Come together : GEL
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One of the Bushes : JEB
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Not-so-big shot : BBS
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Wrangler competitor : LEE

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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