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New York Times, Sunday, April 15, 2007

28-Across : Bit of athletic wear

Author:
Brendan Emmett Quigley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Brendan Emmett Quigley

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 72 Missing: none – this is a pangram. Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 119 for Mr. Quigley. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York Times4/15/07 ( No. 20,977 )
Across
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Audibly shocked : AGASP
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Bar : ESTOP
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Two-seaters, maybe : MAITREDS
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Quaint opening for a note : TOSIR
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Google's domain : THEWEB
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Sailing : ONTHESEA
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First you ... : PLACECHEESEONTOSEESAW
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Nav. rank : ADM
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___ kwon do : TAE
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Bit of athletic wear : KNEESOCK
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... which ... : RAISESLITCANDLE
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Longevity : LEGS
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Explosion maker : TNT
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Sound off : ORATE
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Smith Brothers competitor : LUDENS
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Music box? : CDCASE
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Super Mario Bros. player : NES
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You may put something on it at a bar : THETAB
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___ Today (teachers' monthly) : NEA
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High-altitude home : AERIE
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Not subject to any more changes : FINAL
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Shortly : ANON
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Kind of help : SELF
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Depilatory brand : NAIR
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... that ... : HEATSUPTEAKETTLE
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Sot's woe : DTS
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Didn't play : SAT
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Suffix with hip : STER
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Mai ___ : TAI
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After a while the ... : WHISTLEJOLTSDOZINGCAT
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___ soda : SAL
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"Dream on!" : ASIF
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Spanish pronoun : ESA
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Geom. figure : CIR
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... who ... : TIPSOVERAQUARIUM
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House or senate : BODY
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Med. plans : HMOS
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Sick as ___ : ADOG
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Glaswegian : Glasgow :: Loiner : ___ : LEEDS
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Waits : BIDES
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Foreign pen pal, maybe : AMI
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Oil tanker cargoes : CRUDES
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"Looky here!" : OHO
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Bring in : ARREST
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Ship-to-shore transport : DINGHY
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"Café-Concert" painter : MANET
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Special : PET
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Additional, in commercialese : XTRA
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... which ... : FLOODSMOUSEHOLE
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Replacing : INLIEUOF
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"___ who?" : SEZ
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QB Grossman : REX
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Next time ... : BUILDABETTERMOUSETRAP
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Aesthete : ARTLOVER
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Trojan War hero : HECTOR
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Capital nicknamed "City of Trees" : BOISE
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Back-of-book feature : GLOSSARY
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Classic Harlem ballroom : SAVOY
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Story subtitled "The Yeshiva Boy" : YENTL
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Stock phrase : ATPAR
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1977 biographical Broadway play starring Anne Bancroft : GOLDA
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"Ditto" : ASAMI
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[as is] : SIC
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Make-believe : PRETENSE
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"I Love Lucy" neighbor : ETHEL
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Any ship : SHE
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Concert souvenir : TEE
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Pained sounds : OWS
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Glimpse : PEEKAT
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Classic setting for detective pulp fiction : MOTEL
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Win by ___ : ANOSE
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"Don't take ___ seriously!" : ITSO
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Antitheft device : THECLUB
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Stunk : REEKED
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Part of a windy road : ESS
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Crack team?: Abbr. : DEA
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Bloody 2004 thriller : SAW
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It comes with strings attached : BONNET
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Class : CASTE
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Songwriter Washington : NED
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Stoop feature : STAIR
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Ancient region bordering Lydia : IONIA
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Rock singer Reznor : TRENT
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Homes on the Costa del Sol : CASAS
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Subject of a makeup exam? : GENETICCODE
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Fishhook line : SNELL
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Tall and thin : LANK
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On base : SAFE
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Music genre, briefly : CANDW
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End : DEATH
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Do-or-die time : CRISISPOINT
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Couldn't stand : HATED
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Año nuevo time : ENERO
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Start of the title of many an ode : TOA
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Party : FETE
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Lascivious : LUSTFUL
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Men-only : STAG
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"2001" computer : HAL
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Nos. on a scoreboard : PTS
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Source of an explosion in Italy : ETNA
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French town of W.W. II : STLO
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Lip : SASS
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Lead character on TV's "The Pretender" : JAROD
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Plains tribe : OSAGE
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Kind of lic. : LIQ
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Jupiter's counterpart : ZEUS
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Belief : ISM
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Senate staff : AIDES
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Assignation : TRYST
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Mississippi senator Cochran : THAD
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Blend : IMMIX
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Modulate : VARY
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Internet address suffix : EDU
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Long stretches : AEONS
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Shorten, maybe : REHEM
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"What did ___ deserve this?" : IDOTO
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Beginning : BIRTH
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Defeat easily : BREEZEBY
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Handel's "___ Anthems" : CHANDOS
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With 101-Down, unwrinkle : SMOOTH
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Areas next to a great hall : APSES
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Subjects to cross-x : GRILLS
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Pitching figures : ADFEES
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Roughage : FIBER
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Cautious : LEERY
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See 90-Down : OUT
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Asking too much of someone? : USURY
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Utah senator Hatch : ORRIN
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Nadir amount : LEAST
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Dismiss : EXPEL
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58-Down output : LAVA
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Capture : BAG
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Link letters : URL
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Lance in law : ITO
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Indianapolis's ___ Dome : RCA
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"Punk'd" airer : MTV
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Resetting setting : OOO
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Kicker? : TOE

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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