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Do-It-Yourself

New York Times, Sunday, April 10, 1994

Author:
Trip Payne
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Trip Payne

This puzzle:

Rows: 23, Columns: 23 Words: 170, Blocks: 86 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Payne. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1994, The New York TimesNo. 0410 ( 16,224 )
Across
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Truman's birthplace : LAMAR
6
Pass over : SPAN
10
Cutesy farewells : TATAS
15
Get to the point? : TAPER
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Garment cut : ALINE
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Dieter's spread : OLEO
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"You papers _____ order" : AREIN
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Bartender's stock : OLIVES
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1982 Barry Levinson film : DINER
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Bragg or Lee, e.g. : FORT
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David Copperfield's mother : CLARA
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Take the wrong way : RESENT
29
Start of a quip by stand-up comic Brian Kiley : IWENTTOABOOKSTOREANDI
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Lived : WAS
35
FDR mentor : AES
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Abner's partner : LUM
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1969 Omar Sharif role : CHE
38
Poet's contraction : NEER
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Part 2 of the quip : ASKEDTHEWOMANBEHIND
47
M.D.'s : DRS
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Armada members : SHIPS
49
Excludes : OMITS
50
Dumas's "La Dame _____ Camelias" : AUX
51
Ear-related : OTIC
53
Farmland unit : ACRE
54
Fortunes profiles : CEOS
55
Martina's rival, once : CHRIS
57
"Hogan's Heroes" setting : STALAG
61
Boat on the Seine : BATEAU
63
Part 3 of the quip : THECOUNTER
67
Liqueur word : CREME
68
Election Day victors : INS
69
See 111 Across : IRAE
71
Incapacitate : MAIM
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"Addams Family" nickname : TISH
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Go to pieces : ROT
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Critic Huxtable and others : ADAS
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One held in thrall : SERF
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Regular hangout : HAUNT
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First name in fashion : COCO
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Part 4 of the quip : WHERETHESELFHELPSECTION
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Driver's seat : HELM
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Alphabetize, e.g. : ORDER
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Plate watchers : UMPS
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Son of Aphrodite : EROS
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Self expression? : IAM
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Golfer Norman : GREG
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Harness race : TROT
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Author Lustbader : ERIC
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Hay area : MOW
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Pied-billed bird : GREBE
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Part 5 of the quip : WASSHESAID
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Neville Brand TV western : LAREDO
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West End street, with "The" : STRAND
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Baptism and confirmation : RITES
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_____ en scene : MISE
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"Like _____ lump it" : ITOR
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With 69 Across, Requiem hymn : DIES
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Frequent Powell co-star : LOY
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Royal George : BRETT
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Synagogue, in Yiddish: Var. : SCHUL
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Xanthippe : NAG
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Part 6 of the quip : IFITOLDYOUTHATWOULD
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From the U.S. of A. : AMER
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Just like : ALA
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Add-on : ELL
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Start of three John Wayne titles : RIO
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Draft-card issuer: Abbr. : SSS
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End of the quip : DEFEATTHEWHOLEPURPOSE
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Overrun : INFEST
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Parlance : IDIOM
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Performances for one : SOLI
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Wise guy : SOLON
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Start of a carol : ADESTE
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Colorful aquarium fish : TETRA
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Author Sarah _____ Jewett : ORNE
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Qum resident : IRANI
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Three-time Masters winner : SNEAD
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"I Left My Heart _____ Francisco" : INSAN
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Cape _____, N.C. : FEAR
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One of the Barrymores : ETHEL
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Literary collie : LAD
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Benazir's father : ALI
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Little attire? : MINISKIRTS
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All over again : ANEW
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Starts back at page one : REREADS
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Tap alternative : SOFTSHOE
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Boy gets / loses / gets girl, e.g. : PLOT
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Prefix with gram or train : AERO
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Just some : NOTALOT
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Puget Sound city : TACOMA
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Woody's boy : ARLO
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Common office decor : TEAK
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They may be put on : AIRS
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Grab : SNATCH
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Gullywashers : TORRENTS
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On the safe side : ALEE
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Galileo, for one : PISAN
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Tied : EVENED
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Hand over : RENDER
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Moves a muscle : STIRS
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Catch : NET
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Loafers : BUMS
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Football Hall of Fame locale : OHIO
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Mustard plant : WASABI
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Prendergast's school : ASHCAN
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Sport in which players wear metal jackets : EPEE
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Gush : EMOTE
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Birthday-party tradition : WISH
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Book about Nineveh's fall : NAHUM
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1970 Brando movie : BURN
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Script word : EXIT
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Leave in the lurch : DITCH
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Jam ingredient? : CAR
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Gallery employee : CURATOR
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Hairdressers' creations : COIFFURES
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Play matchmaker : SETUP
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Poet Jones : LEROI
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Texaco rival : AMOCO
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Mount : GETON
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Igor, to Frankenstein : AIDE
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Sheik's peer? : EMEER
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Runner Lewis : CARL
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Hair salon worker : RINSER
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"Every man . . . can tame _____ but he that hath her": Burton : ASHREW
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Germfree : STERILE
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Branch : ARM
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Weathervane abbr. : SSE
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Seven, in compounds : HEPTA
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Martino and Molinaro : ALS
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Pennies: Abbr. : CTS
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Victors in 1840 and 1848 : WHIGS
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"Damn Yankees" hit : HEART
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Cartoon hunter : ELMER
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Award for Ngaio Marsh : EDGAR
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Some medical plans, for short : HMOS
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Caesar's partner : COCA
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Guardian spirits : GENII
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"I thought _____ never leave!" : THEYD
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Author Wharton : EDITH
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6.5-quarter bottle : METHUSELAH
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Nonalcoholic brew brand : ODOULS
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Provinces : WORLDS
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Deleterious : BAD
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Storage site : SILO
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Plane on an aircraft carrier : STOL
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John Ciardi's "_____ a Man" : IMET
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"Little Caesar" role : RICO
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Like some milk powder : DEFATTED
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More bespangled : STARRIER
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Bank deposit? : SILT
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Literature Nobelist Heinrich : BOLL
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"Robert's _____ Order" : RULESOF
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Kurtz of TV's "Sisters" : SWOOSIE
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Gymnast Comaneci : NADIA
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Straightens out : AMENDS
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Media mogul David : GEFFEN
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Papeete's land : TAHITI
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British farmer : YEOMAN
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Hint from Heloise : TIP
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"Don't You Know?" singer, 1959 : REESE
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Nora's pooch : ASTA
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Paradise paradigm : EDEN
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Algonquin Round Table members : WITS
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Celebratory dance : HORA
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Study : PORE
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Radius neighbor : ULNA
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Catalogue : SORT
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Small number : ONE
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Less than 142 Down : NIL

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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