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New York Times, Sunday, April 13, 2003

Author:
Charles Deber
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Charles M. Deber

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 72 Missing: none – this is a pangram. Spans: 3 Scrabble average: 1.77 This is puzzle # 31 for Mr. Deber. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 0413 ( 19,514 )
Across
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Showing obsequiousness : BOWED
6
Sleepaway, e.g. : CAMP
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It may have you going in circles : SKATE
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Signed off on : OKED
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Like beech leaves : OVATE
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Source of the line "The Leaves of Life keep falling one by one" : OMAR
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Acclaims : LAUDS
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Order from a person with a gun : MOVE
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If I have ___ : SEVENTYTWODARKSQUARES
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Group produced by Phil Spector, with "the" : CRYSTALS
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Directional devices : VANES
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Predator : SHARK
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Brown, for one : IVY
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Affect : FEIGN
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Hookey players : TRUANTS
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Arrives in time for : MAKES
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Shows fallibility : ERRS
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Den din : ROAR
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... and I am ___ : TWENTYONEBYTWENTYONE
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One side of a vote : NAYS
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Suffixes with depend and differ : ENCES
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Escapes slowly : OOZES
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Lean (on) : RELY
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Part of CBS: Abbr. : SYS
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Syrian president : ASSAD
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Like the Muslim calendar : LUNAR
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Michelangelo marble : PIETA
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When repeated, is specific : NAMES
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One, informally : BUCK
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Loser to F.D.R. : LANDON
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... and I am ___ : MODERATELYCHALLENGING
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Farthest point of the Lewis and Clark expedition : OREGON
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Arch type : OGEE
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(You) love: Fr. : AIMES
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Unitalicized : ROMAN
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Former Hungarian leader Kadar : JANOS
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Some wrestlers : SUMOS
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"How come?" comeback : CUZ
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Pretzel shape : KNOT
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Like beasts of burden : LADEN
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Liquid fat : OLEIN
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Perfectly reasonable : SANE
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... and I have ___ : ONEHUNDREDFORTYWORDS
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Graph lines : AXES
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Young newts : EFTS
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Ration : ALLOT
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Postulates : ASSUMES
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Avengement : WRATH
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Name in "Popeye" : OYL
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Amulet : CHARM
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Maria's intended in "West Side Story" : CHINO
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Uncontrolled : FRENETIC
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... then I must be ___ : TODAYSCROSSWORDPUZZLE
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Uttered : ORAL
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Like Dover's cliffs : CHALK
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Title character in a 1922 Broadway hit : ABIE
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Winding way : TRAIL
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Team with which Derrick Coleman was the 1991 N.B.A. Rookie of the Year : NETS
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Inviting : HOMEY
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Bus part : REAR
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Author Paretsky and others : SARAS
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Winter pear : BOSC
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Finito : OVER
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Like moiré patterns : WAVY
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Summers abroad : ETES
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One who knows the drill : DENTIST
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How coquettes chat : COYLY
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Nos. on checks : AMTS
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Gullet : MAW
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Whence the phrase "Wisdom is better than rubies" : PROVERBS
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Blotto or stinko, e.g. : SLANG
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"From Here to Eternity" wife : KAREN
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Diving birds : AUKS
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QBs' goals : TDS
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Lawyer's abbr. : ESQ
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Boys Town neighbor : OMAHA
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114-chapter book : KORAN
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Turn inside out : EVERT
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Office stations : DESKS
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Hebrew T : TAV
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Part of a simple bouquet : DAISY
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Excessive interest : USURY
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Out of jail : FREED
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Printer's ink : TONER
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"Fiddlesticks!" : RATS
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Calif.'s Sierra Nevadas, e.g. : MTNS
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Out of town : AWAY
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Florida vacation area : KEYS
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Coast Guard mem. : ENS
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Protect, in a way : ENCASE
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Shah Pahlavi : REZA
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Sycophant : YESMAN
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Early stage : ONSET
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"Well said!" : TOUCHE
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Roald Dahl's chocolatier : WONKA
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Rubber gaskets : ORINGS
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"___ say more?" : NEEDI
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Basketball star Brand : ELTON
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Positive principle : YANG
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All-time leader in r.b.i.'s : AARON
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Powerful couple in publishing, once : LUCES
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Philatelic purchases : PANES
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Counteract : NEGATE
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Olden : BYGONE
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Like some custards : LEMONY
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TV character first seen on "Happy Days" : MORK
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Site of Maine's largest university : ORONO
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Exorcist's target : DEMON
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Hermit : LONER
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TV's Matt and Andy : LAUERS
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Confine : LIMIT
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Noted military review : JANES
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Puts in : ADDS
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Indolence : SLOTH
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Songwriter Perkins : CARL
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Loosen : UNDO
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Piquancy : ZEST
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Sumptuousness : LUXE
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Where soldiers go : OFFTOWAR
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La lead-in : SOL
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Overacted : HAMMY
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They keep control of their faculties : DEANS
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Waldorf salad ingredients : WALNUTS
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Use, as a tip : ACTON
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Clam-digging locale : SHORE
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1978 Peace Nobelist : SADAT
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Range that divides Eurasia : URALS
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Intact : WHOLE
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Not sure : RISKY
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"Number two with a Coke," e.g. : ORDER
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"You betcha" : YEP
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Study hard : CRAM
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Cold, as snow in Spain : FRIA
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Pound of verse : EZRA
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Russian ruler: Var. : TZAR
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Winter Olympics gold medalist Kulik : ILIA
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Cartoon collectibles : CELS
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Coll., e.g. : SCH
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Comedian Margaret : CHO
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2001 honor for J. K. Rowling : OBE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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