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MIXED FEELINGS

New York Times, Sunday, March 30, 2008

Author:
Paula Gamache
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Paula Gamache

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {JWZ} This is puzzle # 31 for Ms. Gamache. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0330 ( 21,327 )
Across
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Lively, in mus. : ANIM
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101, in a course name : BASIC
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"Little ___ in Slumberland" (pioneering comic strip) : NEMO
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One on two feet : BIPED
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Literature Nobelist Morrison : TONI
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Word on a wanted poster : ALIAS
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He's seen on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel : ADAM
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Serengeti grazer : ELAND
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Pedicurist's need : TOENAILCLIPPERS
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Antics : DIDOS
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Zingers : INSULTS
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Toot one's horn : HONK
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Scrooge's nephew in "A Christmas Carol" : FRED
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Wearer of uniform #37, retired by both the Yankees and the Mets : CASEYSTENGEL
34
Entered pompously : STRODEIN
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Clears : NETS
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Relating to flight technology : AVIONIC
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Carnival site : RIO
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"Inka Dinka ___" : DOO
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Close overlapping of fugue voices : STRETTO
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Prince ___, Eddie Murphy film role : AKEEM
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Caboose, e.g. : END
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Frolicking : ATPLAY
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Whispering party game : TELEPHONE
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Vardalos of the screen : NIA
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Diva's delivery : ARIA
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Holiday celebrating deliverance from Haman : PURIM
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Narrow inlet : RIA
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Textile factory fixture : DYEVAT
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___ fide : BONA
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Lingo suffix : ESE
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Unfortunate development : PITY
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Bone-dry : SERE
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Divider of wedding guests : AISLE
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Champion figure skater Irina : SLUTSKAYA
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Leaves for lunch? : SALAD
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Author Janowitz : TAMA
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Professor 'iggins : ENRY
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Picassos and Pissarros : ART
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55-Across, e.g. : SOLO
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Bewitched : ENRAPT
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Penlight battery size : AAA
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___ radiation : GAMMA
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DeMille output : EPIC
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Early millennium year : MII
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Manual transmission position : THIRDGEAR
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French dome toppers : BERETS
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Big shot after making a big shot, maybe: Abbr. : MVP
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Kind of question : YESNO
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Peter Shaffer play based on the lives of Mozart and Salieri : AMADEUS
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"___-haw!" : YEE
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Make haste : HIE
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Like sugar vis-à-vis Equal : NATURAL
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H.S. subject : HIST
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Heartbreaking situations : SADCASES
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Kitchen implement used with a little muscle : POTATOMASHER
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In the mail : SENT
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K.G.B. predecessor : OGPU
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Popular Toyota : COROLLA
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Users of 118-Across : SQUAD
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Bats, balls, gloves, etc. : SPORTSEQUIPMENT
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False appearance : GUISE
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Capital of Italy : EURO
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Annie of "Ghostbusters" : POTTS
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Blade of Grasse : EPEE
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Lugged : TOTED
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Zenith : APEX
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Company-owned building, e.g. : ASSET
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Sch. research papers : RPTS
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Place for a fan : ATTIC
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Writer Peggy known for the phrase "a kinder, gentler nation" : NOONAN
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Actually existing : INESSE
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Stately dance with short steps : MINUET
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Tempts : BAITS
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Elite athlete : ALLSTAR
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Error indicator : SIC
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Suffix with adverb : IAL
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Hit TV show with the theme song "Who Are You" : CSI
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Port west of Monte Vesuvio : NAPOLI
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Fall setting : EDEN
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A, B and C : MARKS
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Mantra syllables : OMS
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Come-hither look : BEDROOMEYES
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Coming-clean words : ILIED
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Protective mailer : PADDEDENVELOPE
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Music producer Brian : ENO
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License to drill?: Abbr. : DDS
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Milano of "Who's the Boss?" : ALYSSA
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Carbolic acid : PHENOL
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Top-rated TV series of 2001-02 : FRIENDS
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Consort of 21-Across : EVE
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Capone henchman : NITTI
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"They're in my hot little hands!" : GOTEM
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BlackBerry rival : TREO
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Land of Ephesus : IONIA
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Acknowledge tacitly : NODAT
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Heads in the Pantheon? : CAPITA
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Variety : TYPE
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Poet Omar ___ : KHAYYAM
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Rhyme scheme of "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" : AABA
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"Star Trek: T.N.G." counselor Deanna : TROI
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Some business attire : PINSTRIPEDSUIT
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Yellow Teletubby : LAALAA
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Composer Satie : ERIK
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Letters before many a state's name : USS
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Brush up on : RELEARN
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Whiteboard cleaner : ERASER
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Subj. that deals with mixed feelings : PSY
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Bearing nothing : EMPTYHANDED
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Japanese eel and rice dish : UNADON
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"King Lear" or "Hamlet": Abbr. : TRAG
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Boxer's measurement : ARM
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Touched down : ALIT
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Medics : DOCS
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Nonbeliever : ATHEIST
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Classic Dana fragrance for women : TABU
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Representations of a winged woman holding an atom : EMMYS
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Big name in skin care products : NIVEA
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Entire range : GAMUT
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Amazon parrot : ARARA
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Opener for a crystal ball gazer : ISEE
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Dine at a diner : EATOUT
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F equivalent : ESHARP
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Not dis : DAT
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Declaim : ELOCUTE
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Estimated: Abbr. : APPROX
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Chemical cousin : ISOMER
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Lug: Var. : SHLEPP
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Online protocol for remote log-in : TELNET
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Discontinue : CEASE
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Absorb : SOPUP
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Like lip-glossed lips : MOIST
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Deserves : RATES
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Cause for an R, perhaps : GORE
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Badge holder: Abbr. : SGT
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Status ___ : QUO
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Main : SEA
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Day ___ : SPA
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Dawn goddess : EOS
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Divisions of gals. : QTS

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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