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FRONT FLIPS

New York Times, Sunday, April 21, 2013

Author:
Jonah Kagan
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jonah Kagan

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 72 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Kagan. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 0421 ( 23,175 )
Across
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Solar panel spots, sometimes : ROOFS
6
Coolidge's vice president : DAWES
11
Hollywood hrs. : PST
14
Grammar concern : USAGE
19
"The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" composer Morricone : ENNIO
20
Dramatic response to "Who's there?" : ITISI
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Neighboring bunkers? : ROOMMATES
23
Biting : ACERB
24
Tammany Hall corruption, e.g.? : EVILFROMNEWYORK
26
Patisserie offerings : DESSERTS
28
Sunflower State capital : TOPEKA
29
Starting stake : ANTE
30
Bona fide : TRUE
31
Poetic pause : CAESURA
33
Sign that means "Do not disturb" : ONAIR
34
Try to see what you're getting for Christmas? : PEEKUNDERWRAPS
38
Something a model should be in : STYLE
39
Up, as an anchor : ATRIP
40
Piazza parts? : ZEES
41
Way to go : GAIT
42
What much can follow : INAS
43
Is in the works : BREWS
45
Academy for criminals? : PERPSCHOOL
51
Journey from the nest to the kitchen, say? : RATSTREK
53
"Arrested Development" character Fünke : TOBIAS
54
"Harry Potter" librarian Pince : IRMA
55
Itty-bitty battery : AAA
56
Cactus features : SPINES
58
Had an appetite : YENNED
60
Take in or take on : ADOPT
64
Hidden drug habit, maybe? : POTSECRET
67
Torture : AGONY
68
Accidentally reveal : BETRAY
70
Psychologist Jean known for his theory of cognitive development : PIAGET
71
Laugh syllable : HAR
73
Prefix with -plasm : ECTO
74
Pitchers to publishers : AGENTS
76
Drink greedily? : GULPITIN
81
Playground apparatus of the Apocalypse? : DOOMSWINGS
83
Game for players with steady hands : JENGA
85
___ deck (part of a cruise ship) : LIDO
86
Plasma constituents : IONS
87
Vibe : AURA
88
Cooler, to LL Cool J : ILLER
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Comes to : COSTS
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Be a lenient judge? : DIALDOWNTHELAW
96
Hayride seats : BALES
97
Some tennis play : SINGLES
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All that and ___ of chips : ABAG
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Top Qatari : EMIR
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Lifeguard's act : RESCUE
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It might be right under your nose : MUSTACHE
105
Maligned merchandise? : REVILEDTHEGOODS
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Cartoon boy with an antenna on his cap : ELROY
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Lover of Lancelot : GUINEVERE
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Actor Hirsch of "Speed Racer" : EMILE
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"Victory is yours" : ILOSE
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Wolfgang Puck restaurant : SPAGO
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Part of a reactor : ROD
115
One of the Ephrons : DELIA
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Like some blood and articles : TYPED
Down
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Librarian's urging : READ
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"When I was young ..." : ONCE
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A lot of binary code : ONES
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Memorable romantic moment : FIRSTKISS
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Regain clarity, say : SOBERUP
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Got rid of the waist? : DIETED
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Relatives of dune buggies, for short : ATVS
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Something to connect to a TV : WII
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U.S. alien's subj. : ESL
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They're shaken in kitchens : SIFTERS
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Support : PROPUP
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Actress Suzanne : SOMERS
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Hasbro brand : TONKA
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Affiliate of the A.F.L.-C.I.O. : UMW
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1989 John Cusack romantic comedy : SAYANYTHING
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Like some noise music : ATONAL
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"___ the Dinosaur" (pioneering cartoon short) : GERTIE
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Gravelly ridge : ESKER
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___ culpa : MEA
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Sub ___ : ROSA
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Series : RUN
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Captain's command : CREW
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Stupefies : AWES
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Ear-related : OTIC
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Two threes, for one : PAIR
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Site of Cyclops' smithy : ETNA
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"It was," in Latin : ERAT
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O.T. book : EZEK
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Pert : SASSY
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No. between 0 and 4 : GPA
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Support provider : BRA
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Gather : REAP
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Puerto Rican city that shares its name with an explorer : PONCE
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"Awake in the Dark" writer : EBERT
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Increase : RISE
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Yes ___ : ORNO
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You might see one in an eclipse : OMEN
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Margaret Thatcher, e.g. : LADY
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"Catch ya later!" : TATA
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Supermodel Cheryl : TIEGS
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Police setup : STING
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Exams for would-be Natl. Merit Scholars : PSATS
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Family name in the Old West : EARP
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Undercover? : ABED
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Some '30s design : DECO
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Good name for a car mechanic? : OTTO
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Commitment signifier : PROMISERING
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Amenable (to) : OPEN
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Tough : THUG
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Reflexes said to be contagious : YAWNS
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Like : ALA
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They're not vets yet : GIS
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Bother, with "at" : GNAW
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Under the table, maybe : ILLEGALLY
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Work the land : TILL
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"What's the big ___?" : IDEA
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Land on the Arctic Cir. : NORW
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Dipsos : SOTS
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Title fellow in a Beatles song : JUDE
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Figure with arrows : EROS
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Supposed : ALLEGED
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"Eww, no!" : IHATEIT
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Was mentioned : CAMEUP
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Lover of Cesario in "Twelfth Night" : OLIVIA
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Set of software components packaged for release, briefly : DISTRO
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Moved like a caterpillar : INCHED
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Possible flu symptom : AGUE
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Possible flu symptom : NAUSEA
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"Conan" channel : TBS
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Arctic Circle sights : BERGS
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Annual dinner : SEDER
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Excite, with "up" : REV
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Roman 1551 : MDLI
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Wheat or corn : CROP
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It might fill a kiddie pool : HOSE
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Carefully saw? : EYED
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Rex of the jungle : LEO
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Kipling's "Follow Me ___" : OME
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It can be refined : OIL

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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