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HOW INSULTING!

New York Times, Sunday, April 13, 2008

Author:
Cathy Millhauser
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Cathy Allis

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 78 Missing: {XZ} This is puzzle # 85 for Ms. Allis. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0413 ( 21,341 )
Across
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Polish Peace Nobelist : WALESA
7
Story development : ARC
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Tongue of Jung: Abbr. : GER
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Variety show potpourri : SKITS
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Scrubs : ABORTS
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Head of Great Britain : LOO
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Where "I shot a man" in Johnny Cash's "Folsom Prison Blues" : RENO
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Something to believe in : TENET
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Foul weather condition? : DISGUSTINGWINDS
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1980s U.N. ambassador Kirkpatrick : JEANE
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Date : SEE
27
Sounded wowed : AAHED
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Plume source : EGRET
29
Child protector? : APRON
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Some moralizing about getting off a balance beam? : SERMONONTHEDISMOUNT
34
Quitter's assertion : ICANT
36
Former Giants giant : OTT
37
Saloon door sign : GENTS
38
"Do your thing, Jack the Ripper"? : GODISFIGURE
43
Provides tools for, as a crime : ABETS
46
Hefty competitor : GLAD
47
Matériel : ARMS
48
Hardships : RIGORS
50
Numbskull : DODO
54
Cheerful chorus : YAYS
55
Wampum : BEADS
57
Classic soft drink : NEHI
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Apartment 1-A resident, maybe : SUPER
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Sophistication of clubs like Sam's and BJ's? : DISCOUNTERCULTURE
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Wool source : ANGORA
66
Title for Michael Caine : SIR
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Declines : SAYSNO
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Concerns of someone who's choking? : FOODANDDISLODGING
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Prepare : READY
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Used a bus, e.g. : RODE
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March master : SOUSA
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Fraction of a min. : MSEC
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Delta 88, e.g. : OLDS
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Asian shrine : PAGODA
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Mid 10th-century year : CMLV
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Another, in Andalucía : OTRO
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Bruce who played Watson : NIGEL
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Her Royal Daunter? : DISMAYQUEEN
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Eucharist plate : PATEN
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Suffix with ball : OON
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Take off, as a brooch : UNPIN
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Coleslaw-loving children? : CABBAGEDISPATCHKIDS
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___ nothing : ALLOR
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Player of filmdom's Mr. Chips : DONAT
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With all one's strength : AMAIN
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Welsh rabbit ingredient : ALE
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Airbus, e.g. : PLANE
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Find chewing gum under a desk, perhaps? : DUCKANDDISCOVER
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Passage practices : RITES
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Chihuahua drink : AGUA
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Prominent Chihuahua feature : EAR
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Samantha's cousin on "Bewitched" : SERENA
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In other words : IDEST
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Bygone map letters : SSR
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Hook shape : ESS
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Texas team : ASTROS
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Rolls of dough : WADS
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Broadway Rose-lover : ABIE
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Crosses the international date line from east to west : LOSESADAY
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Work measurement unit : ERG
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James I and Charles I : STUARTS
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Northeast state of India : ASSAM
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1979 film parodied in "Spaceballs" : ALIEN
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Sonata movement : RONDO
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Subordinate person : COG
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Sci-fi, e.g. : GENRE
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Over : ENDED
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Swiss dish of grated and fried potatoes : ROSTI
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Place in Monopoly : STJAMES
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Continue : KEEPON
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Doing the same old same old : INARUT
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Joint parts : TENONS
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Insertion in an operation : STENT
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Just : RIGHT
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Even if, briefly : THO
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More humid : WETTER
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Bagnold, Blyton, Markey, etc. : ENIDS
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Postal creed word : NOR
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Some NCOs : SGTS
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Rock's ___ Pop : IGGY
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Popular pop : COLA
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'50s teen star : FABIAN
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Incenses : IRES
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Car financing co. : GMAC
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"As we have therefore opportunity, let ___ good to all men": Galatians : USDO
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Tommie ___, 1966 A.L. Rookie of the Year : AGEE
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Nobel physicist Niels : BOHR
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Actor Bana of "Munich" : ERIC
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Prelims : INTROS
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Import tax : DUTY
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Magnum ___ : OPUS
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"Coming Home" co-star : DERN
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Stacking contest cookie : OREO
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Puzzled (out) : SUSSED
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Metal refuse : SLAG
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Sideless wagon : DRAY
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Nonexistent : NIL
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Seals are part of it : USNAVY
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Do that's picked : AFRO
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Advent song : NOEL
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More than nudge : GOAD
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9 to 5, e.g. : ODDS
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Go on too long : DRAG
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Venetian V.I.P. of yore : DOGE
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Wannabe's model : IDOL
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Rx writers : DOCS
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Judy Garland's real last name : GUMM
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"La ___ Bonita" (Madonna song) : ISLA
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Diamond center : MOUND
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Efficiency device : STEPSAVER
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"... ___ saw Elba" : EREI
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Mass. neighbor : CONN
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Worrisome engine sound : PING
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Highway or Pet lead-in : ADOPTA
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Like a relative notified in an emergency, maybe : NEAREST
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___ while : INA
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Preserves fruits : QUINCES
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Sans a healthy glow : PALLID
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Remove by cutting : ABLATE
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Porterhouse alternatives : TBONES
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Honshu metropolis : OSAKA
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Banana liqueur drink shaken over ice : CAPRI
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Old Norse works : EDDAS
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Magician Henning and others : DOUGS
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Run up : INCUR
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Oral flourishes : TADAS
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Starfleet V.I.P.'s: Abbr. : CMDRS
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Japanese yes : HAI
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"Once You ___ Stranger" (1969 thriller) : KISSA
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TV host known for his mandibular prognathism : LENO
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History chapters : ERAS
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Word between two surnames : NEE
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Leftover for Rover : ORT

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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