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Tit For Tat

New York Times, Sunday, March 5, 1995

Author:
A.J. Santora
Editor:
Will Shortz
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A. J. Santora

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 76 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 200 for Mr. Santora. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1995, The New York TimesNo. 0305 ( 16,553 )
Across
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Sits too long : RUSTS
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Exasperates : IRKS
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Insects' sense organs : PALPI
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Resistance unit : OHM
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From Korea : ASIAN
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Flood engineer? : NOAH
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Takes _____ on (wears) : ATOLL
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Any minute : SOON
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With 43- and 48-Across, a barb to 14-Down : IENJOYEDYOURBOOK
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Diva Moffo : ANNA
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Kind of nut : LUG
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American symbol : BALDEAGLE
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Couriers' deliveries : PACKETS
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Reach over : SPAN
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Grand Ole Opry founder George : HAY
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Ho Chi Minh Trail locale : LAOS
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Travelers' stops : OASES
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Swelled heads : EGOS
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More zany : NUTTIER
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Ditty syllable : TRA
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See 23-Across : WHOWROTE
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N.Y.C. highway, with "the" : FDR
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See 23-Across : ITFORYOU
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Wise about : HEPTO
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Kind of ink : INDIA
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One-named folk singer : ODETTA
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"_____ you sure?" : ARE
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Clear : UNCLOG
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Sees just the highlights : SKIMS
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Hilo dish : POI
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Mother _____ : TERESA
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Laceless shoes : STEPINS
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Gave it a whirl? : SPUN
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Forestalls, with "off" : STAVES
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With 84-, 88- and 111-Across, 14-Down's retort : DARLING
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Roles in "G.W.T.W." and "Scarlett" : RHETTS
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Residents: Suffix : ITES
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Italian magistrate : PODESTA
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Enclosing rim for a jewel : COLLET
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100 yrs. : CEN
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Capital of ancient Ethiopia : MEROE
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Kind of garage : TWOCAR
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Like no other : ONE
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Spa features : SAUNAS
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5 point type : PEARL
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The others : THOSE
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See 67-Across : IMSOGLAD
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Painter Gerard _____ Borch : TER
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See 67-Across : YOULIKED
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Ending with beat or refuse : NIK
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Permissible : ALLOWED
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Northern apples : SPYS
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"From Here to Eternity" actor : CLIFT
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Woes : ILLS
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_____ Lilas (Paris suburb) : LES
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Overwhelm : SLAY
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Greek : HELLENE
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They sit on a bench together : TEAMMATES
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W.W. II address : APO
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First name in mysteries : ERLE
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See 67-Across : ITWHOREADITTOYOU
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Club revenue : DUES
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"The Barrel-Organ" poet : NOYES
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Kind of corner : AMEN
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Observant : ALERT
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Ultimate : NTH
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Build _____ egg : ANEST
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"You _____?" : RANG
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Position : BERTH
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Tracks : RAILS
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Consume : USEUP
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"_____ song of sixpence..." : SINGA
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Atlantic City resort, informally with "The" : TAJ
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Kind of appeal : SNOB
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Stiff : INELASTIC
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Actor McDowall : RODDY
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"Swing and sway" star : KAYE
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Sand bar : SHOAL
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Buckingham room : PARLOUR
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Under the most favorable circumstances : ATBEST
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Forfeit in a card game : LOO
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Sitting-down sound : PLOP
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Actress Chase : ILKA
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City near Kobe : OSAKA
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1979 Billy Joel hit : HONESTY
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Spanish hunter's cap : MONTERO
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Bahamas stop : NASSAU
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Boor : YAHOO
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British Commonwealth member : UGANDA
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"Danse des nymphes" artist : COROT
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Witch's brew ingredient : NEWT
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Complains : GROUSES
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Assisting, with "over" : TIDING
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Particulars : ITEMS
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Young 32-Downs : EFTS
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"_____ the use!" : WHATS
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Dissenter : HERETIC
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Make the cut? : OPERATE
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Certain photo: Abbr. : ENL
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Biblical fruit provider : FIGTREE
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Mountaineer's descent : RAPPEL
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Back-to-back, to Braque : DOSADOS
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Pat O'Brien W.W. II film : OKINAWA
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Nose: Prefix : NAS
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Burleigh Grimes pitch : SPITTER
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Attitude : OUTLOOK
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Vehement : INTENSE
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In spite of that : EVENSO
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U.S. Open golf champion Ernie : ELS
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Anon : SHORTLY
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The Swordfish, to astronomers : DORADO
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Victor corp. : RCA
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Charger : STEED
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Kind of colony : PENAL
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Think (over) : MULL
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Direct finish : ORY
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Cooping up : CLOSETING
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It may be used in a game of miggles : AGATE
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Hawker : PEDLAR
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Greet uncivilly : HISS
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Progressed slowly : INCHED
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Distance event : MILERUN
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Frying pan : SKILLET
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Bony fish : TELEOST
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Disarrange : UPSET
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Tough, flexible twigs : WITHES
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Nylons shade : FLESH
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Blacken : SMEAR
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Weighed down : LADEN
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Ply : LAYER
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To the left : APORT
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Adolescence : YOUTH
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1945 Noël Coward song : NINA
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Thames school : ETON
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Peggy Wood TV role, 1949-56 : MAMA
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Try : STAB
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Pipe joint : WYE
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_____ Miss : OLE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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