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OF COURSE!

New York Times, Sunday, April 1, 2012

Author:
Patrick Merrell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Merrell

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 142, Blocks: 78 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 78 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0401 ( 22,790 )
Across
1
Drop : FALL
5
Diagnostic test, of a sort : SCAN
9
Crosswise, when 18-Across : ABEAM
14
___ bean : FAVA
18
See 9-Across : ASEA
19
Augusta National Golf Club, for the Masters : HOME
20
Class, abroad : CASTE
21
SST component : SONIC
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Golf club repositioning? : CHANGEOFADDRESS
25
"I bet I'll know it" : TRYME
26
Botanical holder : TENDRIL
27
Stock price movement : TICK
28
Yonder : THERE
30
Cloths with repeating patterns : CALICOS
32
When to get in, briefly : ETA
34
Three-time Best Director in the 1930s : CAPRA
37
Jennifer of tennis : CAPRIATI
40
Hole in one? : STROKEOFLUCK
44
Take out ___ (get some assistance at the bank) : ALOAN
45
Stance : VIEW
47
According to : PER
48
Shoot two under : EAGLE
49
Comment after hitting a tee shot out of bounds? : BYEBYEBIRDIE
53
Insect named for the Virgin Mary : LADYBUG
55
Multiuse W.W. II vessel : LST
56
Where tumblers can be found : LOCK
57
Brightest star in Orion : RIGEL
60
"I do" : YES
61
Ex-Jet Boomer : ESIASON
64
Pilfer : SWIPE
66
Uniform: Prefix : ISO
69
Wedge shot from a worn-out practice range platform? : ACHIPOFFTHEOLDBLOCK
75
Equal : ARE
76
Continental coins : EUROS
77
Disappearance of 7/2/1937 : EARHART
79
Wait to play : SIT
82
100 kopecks : RUBLE
84
Like 20% of Israel : ARAB
86
Start of an attention-getting call : YOO
87
Put through : PROCESS
90
Use one club for all 18 holes? : PUTTERAROUND
95
"That's ___!" : AWRAP
96
Topper : CAP
99
Old-time actress Talbot or Naldi : NITA
100
Words to the left of the White House flag on a $20 bill : INGOD
101
Course not listed in the guidebooks? : MISSINGLINKS
104
Ones on a circuit : RACECARS
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Untrue : NOTSO
108
Robert Frost's middle name : LEE
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"Now We Are Six" author : AAMILNE
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Like some columns : IONIC
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Spelling aid? : WAND
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Newly districted : REZONED
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Fragment : SHARD
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Woods stowed in the rear of a golf cart? : BACKSEATDRIVERS
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Action Man : U.K. :: ___ : U.S. : GIJOE
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Long Island airport site : ISLIP
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Legislative excess : PORK
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Any of seven Danish kings : ERIC
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Revenuer : TMAN
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Loses : SHEDS
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Sleighful : TOYS
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Reagan and others : RONS
Down
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There are 336 dimples on a typical golf ball, for instance : FACT
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1970s Wimbledon victor over Connors : ASHE
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Meager : LEAN
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Terrestrial decapod : LANDCRAB
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Aussie chick : SHEILA
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"Chill!" : COOLIT
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Inits. in bowling lanes : AMF
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Swell : NEATO
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Operating in either of two ways : ACDC
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Carnival worker : BARKER
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Suffix with Milan : ESE
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On the line : ATSTAKE
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Protection from bug bites : MESH
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Duffer's shots? : FOREPLAY
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Whichever : ANY
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Enthusiasm : VIM
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Whiz : ACE
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Attacked from the air : STRAFED
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Not fine : GRAINY
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Knocked : DISSED
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Prefix with management : ECO
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___ center : CIVIC
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Shirt : TOP
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Sport named for a British boarding school : RUGBY
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"I haven't ___" : ACLUE
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TV option : CABLE
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Milano of "Charmed" : ALYSSA
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Like works of Kipling and Browning : POETIC
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Light start? : TWI
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Director ___ C. Kenton : ERLE
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They might help produce a blowout : KEGS
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Annoy : IRK
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Secretive couple : ELOPERS
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Pro ___ : BONO
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Iroquois foes : ERIES
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Cassim's brother in a classic tale : ALIBABA
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Investors' news, briefly : IPO
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Come together : GEL
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"Caught you!" : AHA
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Military title? : SIR
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Pharynx affliction : STREP
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One-word query : WHO
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Certain 35mm camera : SLR
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"Lo-o-ovely!" : OOH
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Second of 12: Abbr. : FEB
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Suffix with ear or arm : FUL
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Valued : DEAR
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___ Lake (one of New York's Finger Lakes) : CAYUGA
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Swedish coins : KRONOR
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Lincoln in-laws : TODDS
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Often-filtered material : SPAM
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Shaw who wrote "Rich Man, Poor Man" : IRWIN
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Location of many organs : TORSO
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Org. with boats : USCG
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Lawyer: Abbr. : ATT
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Violate a peace treaty, maybe : REARM
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Club thrown in disgust? : CASTIRON
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Installment : EPISODE
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Anonymous: Abbr. : UNK
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Herbal tea : TISANE
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Early Wagner opera : RIENZI
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Quick survey : ONCEOVER
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Like a real-estate deal that doesn't involve a mortgage : ALLCASH
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Crusty one : PIE
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Oui's opposite : NON
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Object of curiosity on the first day of school : NEWKID
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Put on the line : AIRDRY
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Some postal workers : CLERKS
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Novelize, e.g. : ADAPT
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University of Miami mascot : IBIS
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Egyptian menaces : ASPS
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Nephew of Caligula : NERO
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Country in a Thomas Moore poem : ERIN
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Mil. awards : DSCS
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___ Pepper : SGT
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That guy : HIM
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Hit Steely Dan album : AJA
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The Indians, on sports tickers : CLE
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As well : TOO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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