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What a Nice Picnic!

New York Times, Sunday, March 8, 1998

Part of a girl's magazine dealing with makeup?

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Richard Silvestri

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 142, Blocks: 68 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 68 for Mr. Silvestri.
Jim Horne notes:

The theme answers all have common phrases with the word ANT omitted making for "a nice picnic."

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D
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U
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F
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F
5
D
6
R
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O
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S
9
S
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T
11
E
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A
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S
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E
15
S
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A
17
L
18
T
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E
V
E
L
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R
E
L
I
T
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A
L
L
O
Y
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O
L
I
O
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B
E
A
U
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T
Y
P
A
G
E
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G
A
L
L
E
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F
F
O
R
T
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T
A
R
T
A
R
E
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H
E
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L
E
N
A
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H
E
T
E
R
O
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T
R
O
L
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L
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P
E
N
D
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C
O
T
E
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F
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I
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N
E
S
T
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A
39
H
E
A
D
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M
A
L
I
N
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G
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E
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R
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A
T
A
R
I
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S
V
E
N
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S
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C
A
L
E
D
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I
L
O
49
K
A
T
Y
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S
O
A
R
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A
I
L
S
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P
S
A
T
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E
L
I
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S
E
R
G
E
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A
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T
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A
R
M
S
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L
A
C
T
O
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R
O
O
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M
M
A
T
E
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L
A
G
O
S
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G
A
T
H
E
R
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N
A
I
L
S
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A
B
R
A
M
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L
A
T
E
N
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S
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N
A
R
L
S
68
B
L
U
R
T
69
D
I
S
H
R
A
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G
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S
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H
A
L
L
E
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P
Y
G
M
Y
E
74
L
O
P
E
S
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U
R
E
76
E
C
H
O
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C
U
T
E
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A
S
I
S
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C
Z
A
R
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E
R
E
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C
O
R
E
R
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S
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S
K
I
D
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C
R
E
S
T
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T
E
M
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P
L
A
R
S
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P
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A
T
E
N
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S
H
E
R
P
A
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R
A
T
S
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S
O
L
O
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G
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L
U
E
D
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A
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S
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S
E
R
T
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S
C
U
L
P
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T
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A
B
R
E
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A
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S
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T
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T
E
N
F
A
R
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M
E
R
S
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P
E
106
N
N
W
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N
N
E
R
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O
T
O
E
108
E
E
R
I
E
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E
L
I
Z
A
110
Z
O
N
E
111
M
A
W
R
112
E
X
A
M
S
113
R
E
L
A
Y
114
A
N
D
Y
© 1998, The New York Times3/8/98 ( No. 17,652 )
Across
1
Backside : DUFF
5
Chaff : DROSS
10
Fluff up : TEASE
15
Alum, for one : SALT
19
First name in daredeviltry : EVEL
20
Fixed the pilot : RELIT
21
Mix, in a way : ALLOY
22
Mixed bag : OLIO
23
Part of a girl's magazine dealing with makeup? : BEAUTYPAGE
25
Attempt to irritate? : GALLEFFORT
27
Kind of sauce: Var. : TARTARE
28
Treasure State capital : HELENA
30
Straight : HETERO
31
Sing in a full, happy voice : TROLL
33
Await judgment : PEND
34
Fowl place : COTE
35
Tops in quality : FINEST
38
On the horizon : AHEAD
40
Goldbrick : MALINGER
44
Maker of the game Pong : ATARI
45
Cinematographer Nykvist : SVEN
46
Got up : SCALED
48
1969 Peace Prize grp. : ILO
49
"___ Bell" (Stephen Foster song) : KATY
50
Go parasailing : SOAR
51
Has a bug : AILS
52
E.T.S. offering : PSAT
53
Connecticut Bulldog : ELI
54
Sleeves of a sports jacket? : SERGEATARMS
58
Milk, in combinations : LACTO
59
Dorm companion : ROOMMATE
61
Former West African capital : LAGOS
62
Infer : GATHER
63
Epitome of hardness : NAILS
64
Garfield's middle name : ABRAM
65
Grow past the hour : LATEN
66
Shampooing aftermath : SNARLS
68
Utter impulsively : BLURT
69
Kitchen cloths : DISHRAGS
72
Beautiful Berry : HALLE
73
Little one bypasses the altar? : PYGMYELOPES
75
Script ending : URE
76
Audio effect : ECHO
77
Appealing : CUTE
78
Sale caveat : ASIS
79
Winter Palace resident : CZAR
80
Afore : ERE
81
Kitchen gadgets : CORERS
83
Slide in sleet : SKID
84
Swell top : CREST
85
Religious knights : TEMPLARS
87
Eucharistic plate : PATEN
89
Help for a mountaineer : SHERPA
90
"Phooey!" : RATS
91
Jam session feature : SOLO
92
Used stickum : GLUED
94
Put forward : ASSERT
97
Emulate Isamu Noguchi : SCULPT
99
Side by side : ABREAST
103
Grange lacrosse team? : TENFARMERS
105
Philly champion? : PENNWINNER
107
Member of the Winnebago nation : OTOE
108
Like "The X-Files" : EERIE
109
Stowe character : ELIZA
110
Court defense : ZONE
111
Bryn ___ College : MAWR
112
52-Across and the like : EXAMS
113
Electrical setup : RELAY
114
Cap'n Hawks of "Show Boat" : ANDY
Down
1
Cause for Chapter 11 : DEBT
2
Eye layer : UVEA
3
Bugaboo : FEAR
4
In a flap? : FLUTTERY
5
Timber problem : DRYROT
6
Force back : REPEL
7
Pay stretcher : OLA
8
Something to heave : SIGH
9
Increase the slope of : STEEPEN
10
Random bits : TAGENDS
11
Veldt sight : ELAND
12
___ breve : ALLA
13
Helios, to the Romans : SOL
14
Mask features : EYEHOLES
15
Tone down : SOFTEN
16
Succulent plant : ALOE
17
Penn Station initials : LIRR
18
"Hold the Line" rock group : TOTO
24
Ankles : TARSI
26
Rank : FETID
29
Gamboling spot : LEA
32
Washing : LAVAGE
34
Directs a hoedown : CALLS
35
Phony : FAKER
36
Author Calvino : ITALO
37
Country's border? : NATIONALHEM
39
At this point : HERE
40
Hurts badly : MAIMS
41
Army dog? : GISCHNAUZER
42
Overjoy : ELATE
43
Chopper part : ROTOR
45
Out of ___ (grouchy) : SORTS
47
Pool shot : CAROM
50
Protection against tampering : SEALS
52
Devonshire dad : PATER
54
"Get ready for the camera!" : SMILE
55
Collector's book : ALBUM
56
Sojourn : TARRY
57
Small type : AGATE
58
Backing for plasterwork : LATHS
60
One of the Thomases : MARLO
62
Krypton and xenon : GASES
64
Tattered Tom's creator : ALGER
65
Fat or wax : LIPID
66
Night cover : SHEET
67
Button material : NACRE
68
Bunches of bits : BYTES
69
Plying with pills : DOSING
70
Understand : GRASP
71
Mattress brand : SERTA
73
Sounds of contentment : PURRS
74
Winnebago, e.g. : LAKE
77
Vestibule item : COATTREE
79
Sideboard : CREDENZA
81
Bow on the screen : CLARA
82
Married people : SPOUSES
83
Cork : STOPPER
84
1920 Colette novel : CHERI
86
Go for : PREFER
88
The lot : ALL
89
Tube, over here : SUBWAY
91
Theater backdrop : SCRIM
93
Caruso portrayer : LANZA
94
Bit of physics : ATOM
95
___ precedent : SETA
96
Cold powder : SNOW
97
Antitoxins : SERA
98
Prefix with com : TELE
100
Before long : ANON
101
Fax : SEND
102
Yarborough component, perhaps : TREY
104
O.A.S. member: Abbr. : MEX
106
Nada : NIL

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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