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WE'RE #2!

New York Times, Sunday, April 11, 2004

Author:
Patrick Merrell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 29 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 0411 ( 19,878 )
Across
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Electrical gizmo : ADAPTOR
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Ones hoping to get in : APPLIERS
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Defense Dept. branch : USAF
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Soothe : RELIEVE
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Wild apple source : CRABTREE
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Fourth of July marcher's accompaniment : FIFE
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#2 with lots of hits : YANKEEDEREKJETER
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Gymnast Korbut : OLGA
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Vulcans and others : ALIENRACES
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Roadside sign abbr. : ELEV
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Tape format : VHS
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Actor Cage, familiarly : NIC
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Ohio cheerleader's request, twice : ANO
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Rest area? : SPA
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Criticize : SNIPEAT
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___-Globe : SNO
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Responses to babies : AWS
39
Boffo show : SMASH
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Fall cache : ACORNS
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"___ been to the mountaintop": King : IVE
43
Listens : HEARKENS
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Blight victim : ELM
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Erred on : MISDID
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Patient of unknown origin? : AMNESIAC
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Partially submerged structures : PIERS
54
Spy Rudolf and others : ABELS
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___ Lanka : SRI
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Ultimate : NTH
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"The Age of Bronze" artist : RODIN
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Old but new again : RECYCLED
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Vet, of a sort : EXGI
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Need to pay : OWE
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Overseas address: Abbr. : APO
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Welcome sign for a producer : SRO
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Litigators' grp. : ABA
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Crystal set part : DIODE
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Singer's warm-up syllables : LAS
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Oft-visited part of a pub : LOO
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Department of eastern France : AIN
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Defraud : ROB
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"Suicide Blonde" rock group : INXS
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Legendary reptile with a fatal breath : BASILISK
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One putting on cargo : LADER
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Turkish title : AGA
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It follows Leap Day: Abbr. : MAR
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Villa ___, Tivoli : DESTE
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Story's approach : ANGLE
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1978 blockbuster movie co-written by Mario Puzo : SUPERMAN
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Mug material : PEWTER
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Every, on an Rx : OMN
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Painting guides : STENCILS
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Colts, on a scoreboard : IND
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Little hooters with big peepers : OWLETS
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Carved dish : ROAST
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It may be brought up on charges : TNT
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European peak : ALP
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Change the direction of : REFRACT
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Nine digits: Abbr. : SSN
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The Way, according to Lao-Tse : TAO
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It's always in sonnets : EER
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German cry : ACH
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Baker's unit : LOAF
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"Generously" bill : OVERCHARGE
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Locale for Georgia O'Keeffe : TAOS
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#2 on a table : THEELEMENTHELIUM
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Destination for visitors to Paris : ORLY
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It might give you a fat lip : COLLAGEN
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1984 Martin/Tomlin comedy : ALLOFME
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Oboe or sax : REED
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Rooftop, perhaps : HELIPORT
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Visibly tired : REDEYED
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Indo-Europeans : ARYANS
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Buy and sell : DEALIN
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Magnet alloy : ALNICO
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Long-snouted fish : PIKE
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One recently bar mitzvahed, e.g. : TEEN
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Too wowed for words : OVERAWED
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Fortifications with double parapets : REDANS
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Big plot : ACRE
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Newspaper employee : PRESSMAN
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India neighbor: Abbr. : PAK
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Fourth after F.D.R. : LBJ
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Resident: Suffix : ITE
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One-named designer : ERTE
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Reacts with shock : REELS
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Venus's sister : SERENA
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Subj. of many a faked video : UFO
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#2 on a stand : SILVERMEDALIST
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Soft blanket : AFGHAN
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Thanksgiving dos : FEASTS
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Green: Prefix : ECO
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#2 on a ticket : VICEPRESIDENT
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Skin : PARE
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Tries to get information : ASKS
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F.D.R. affliction : POLIO
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#2 with lots : AVISCARRENTAL
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Final precursor : SEMI
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Rear : HEINIE
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Without purpose : IDLY
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Verifiable, as facts : HARD
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A Turner : NAT
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Library regular : SCHOLAR
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Cooking wine : MARSALA
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Portuguese, e.g. : IBERIAN
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#2 for a driver : SECONDGOLFHOLE
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Certain zinger : RIPOSTE
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Game on a table : SNOOKER
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Shore dinner entree : SEABASS
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Wall St. action : LBO
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A for Adenauer : EIN
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Tic-tac-toe loser : XOX
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Mdse. : GDS
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Used to be : WAS
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It's a wrap : DIAPER
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Makes impossible : BANS
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Bawdy : LEWD
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Oscar-winning composer Bernstein : ELMER
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Plunder the contents of : GUT
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Certain brew : MALT
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Early space chimp : ENOS
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Some HDTV's : RCAS
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What something shouldn't be called : MISNOMER
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40-point meld : PINOCHLE
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Jesse Jackson, e.g. : ORATOR
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Concerned ones' assurance : WECARE
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Aged potable : SCOTCH
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Unwanted buildup : TARTAR
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Oxygenate : AERIFY
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Peanut, e.g. : LEGUME
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Certain major : PREMED
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Deep lake out West : TAHOE
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X : TEN
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Cut down : FELL
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Let out : VENT
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Had in hand : HELD
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Fiber-yielding shrub : ALOE
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Old cartoonist Hoff : SYD
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Inventor Whitney : ELI
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One can't stand having this : LAP
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Braggart's display : EGO

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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