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TONGUE TWISHTERS

New York Times, Sunday, March 4, 2001

Author:
Cathy Millhauser
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Cathy Allis

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 76 Missing: none – this is a pangram. This is puzzle # 63 for Ms. Allis. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York TimesNo. 0304 ( 18,744 )
Across
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Fuzzbuster's finding : RADAR
6
Abbr. in a G. & S. title : HMS
9
Alligator ___ : PEAR
13
You can count on them : ABACI
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Quick : AGILE
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Cry at fireworks : OOH
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Game ragout : SALMI
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Oral vaccine developer : SABIN
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Group that ignores four-way stops, e.g.? : THESHUNSIGNBOYS
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Shirk duties, slangily : SKATE
26
South Seas islander : SAMOAN
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Online item : EMAIL
28
Knight errant, often : QUESTER
30
What an inept surgeon might do? : SEWYOUTOYOURSHEET
34
British flashlight : TORCH
38
___-Ration (dog food) : KENL
39
Hans Christian Andersen's birthplace : ODENSE
40
Long (for) : ACHE
41
La Guardia : LGA :: O'Hare : ___ : ORD
42
Martha in denture ads : RAYE
44
Biblical name meaning "hairy" : ESAU
48
Get hot and bothered : STEAMUP
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Drinks fit for a lady? : SHEWORTHYSIPS
55
Assails : SETSAT
56
Cherokees, e.g. : JEEPS
57
Attention-getting calls : YOOHOOS
58
Furry floater : OTTER
59
"Popeye" creator : SEGAR
60
Censorship-fighting org. : ACLU
61
Inits. in journalism : NPR
62
Do some rummaging for a cabinet part? : SIFTFORONESHELF
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Elvis's record label : RCA
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Nothing other than : MERE
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Gray area? : DIXIE
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Lowest ship's deck : ORLOP
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Quadratics and such : ALGEBRA
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Some have tears : DUCTS
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Pilot : AVIATE
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Seeks legal redress with stunning effect? : SUESANDSHOCKS
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Speaker's need : TWEETER
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Impudent : PERT
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Rake part : TINE
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TV audience unit: Abbr. : MIL
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Absolute twit : ZERO
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Nomad : ROAMER
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Very long stretch : AEON
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Worth : MERIT
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Internet bathing/grooming site come-on? : SOPONLINEANDSHAVE
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Orbital extremes : APOGEES
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Ranch in "Giant" : REATA
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Literary awards : EDGARS
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Freshen : RENEW
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What the drunk roofer's boss had to do? : FIREASHINGLESOT
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Grantorto's victim in "The Faerie Queene" : IRENA
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Classic toy company : IDEAL
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Afore : ERE
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Jong with a "Fear of Fifty" : ERICA
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Impudent : SASSY
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First-rate : TOPS
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Consonantal trio : RST
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Rising agent : YEAST
Down
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"Darn!" : RATS
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Turkish title : AGHA
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Vietnamese dictator Ngo Dinh ___ : DIEM
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Additionally : ALSO
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Hardly original writing : REHASH
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Sweetums : HON
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Shuffled (along) : MOSEYED
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Israel's Peres : SHIMON
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Nobel poet Neruda : PABLO
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"Xanadu" rock grp. : ELO
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Author Tan : AMY
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Suggestive : RISQUE
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Take stock of : ASSESS
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Payment to expedite service : BAKSHEESH
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Let up : ABATE
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One quoted : CITEE
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Like some gases : INERT
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Piqued state : SNIT
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Article in Le Monde : UNE
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Caesarean conquest : GAUL
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Vessel at socials : URN
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Radio station on old TV : WKRP
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Toy making a comeback : YOYO
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River of Brandenburg : ODER
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Italian poet of "Rinaldo" : TASSO
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Vocal ensemble, maybe : OCTET
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Bonnie Blue Butler's dad : RHETT
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Ends : CEASES
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Fully anesthetized : OUT
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Xerox : REPRODUCE
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"Isn't that cute!" exclamations : AWS
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Capital of Valais canton, Switzerland : SION
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Each : APOP
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Boycotter of the '84 L.A. Olympics : USSR
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Xylophone cousin : MARIMBA
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___ lily (Utah's flower) : SEGO
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Get wind of : HEAR
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Greek goddess of chance : TYCHE
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Driver's destination? : HOLE
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Amas, to us : YOULOVE
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Mexican leader : JEFE
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Fine fiddle : STRAD
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WYSIWYG, on sales tags : ASIS
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Bracken, for one : FERN
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Pottery flaw : NICK
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Bus. phone components : EXTS
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Entablature part : FRIEZE
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Mobster's speech, maybe : RASP
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Airhead's lack? : CLUE
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Golden-___ : AGER
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Informal sign-off : LATER
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Cheri of "S.N.L." : OTERI
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1992 also-ran : PEROT
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Replacement therapy hormones : ESTROGENS
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Put on : DON
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Leatherworking tool : AWL
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Anna of "Nana" : STEN
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Engage : HIRE
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Perry Como hit "___ Marie" : TINA
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Goats' coats : MOHAIRS
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Ticket type : ONEWAY
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Public house potable : ALE
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Nonconformist : MISFIT
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Roles in "The Piano" and "Tobacco Road" : ADAS
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Job preceder : ESTHER
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Olio : MEDLEY
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Maharani wraps : SARIS
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Field of Battle : OPERA
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Corn-based loaves : PONES
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Specialties : AREAS
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Broten of hockey fame : NEAL
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___ out (relax, like, totally) : VEG
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Richard of "Runaway Bride" : GERE
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Polo field? : ASIA
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Fliers in Arabian tales : ROCS
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Order to a nurse : STAT
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Oft-broken promise : IDO
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Circle ___ (theater group) : REP
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It's a lifesaver : NET

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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