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WHAT'S THE STORY?

New York Times, Sunday, April 23, 2006

Author:
Joe DiPietro
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 70 Missing: {QZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 87 for Mr. DiPietro. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 0423 ( 20,620 )
Across
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Picks up : LIFTS
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Sea lettuce, e.g. : ALGA
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Wide open : AGAPE
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15-Down rival, once : USSR
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Taxing time : APRIL
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Attends : SEES
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They're towed away : REPOS
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See 98-Across : SOLO
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Footwear eaten by an animal? : BOOTEEINTHEBEAST
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Tumults : ADOS
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Page : LEAF
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Instant : SEC
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General ___ chicken : TSOS
31
Old-time welcome : AVE
32
Clue that helped convict a movie snack thief? : THEPRINTSONTHEPOPPER
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Wretched : SEEDY
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Get all lovey-dovey : COO
40
Police car maneuver, slangily : UEY
41
Cell, e.g. : PHONE
42
Like the ans. to this clue : ACR
43
One in a six-pack : CAN
44
N.Y.S.E. and Nasdaq, e.g. : MKTS
46
Like some fishing hooks : GSHAPED
48
Stubborn person getting on another's nerves? : THETAURUSINTHEHAIR
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Black : SABLE
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___ weight : TROY
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Built : MADE
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Weed : POT
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Went after : CHASED
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Shot up : GREW
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Rub the wrong way : RILE
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Home to some Mongolian nomads : GOBI
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Thug whose books aren't selling? : LITTLEREADWRITINGHOOD
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Dust Bowl refugee : OKIE
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Mitsubishi competitor : SONY
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Vandals : HUNS
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Famed Georgia football coach Vince : DOOLEY
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Sparkle : PEP
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Tuna salad ingredient : MAYO
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River isles : AITS
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Thick : MIDST
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Nicholson negotiating with Stiller and Affleck? : JACKANDTHEBENSTALK
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Less than explanatory parental explanation : ISAIDSO
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Bowls over : AWES
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H.S. class : ALG
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Call from a meadow : BAA
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Cousin of a cobra : MAMBA
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It must be in the genes : DNA
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B. A. Baracas portrayer on TV : MRT
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Starting to get blue? : MOLDY
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Supreme rulers blow up a major hardware store? : THEEMPERORSNUKELOWES
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With 22-Across, movie hero of 1977 : HAN
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Hot : SEXY
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Mortar mixer : HOE
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Acute : DIRE
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Twin sister of Ares : ERIS
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Cousins of a disheveled wading bird? : RUMPLEDSTILTSKIN
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Going ___ : RATE
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Spots on a graph : PLOTS
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One of the Waughs : ALEC
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Priest's urging : ATONE
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"Only Time" singer : ENYA
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Annual parade honoree, for short : STPAT
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Point : TINE
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Sound at the front of East Hampton : LONGE
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Buddy of the Clintons, e.g. : LAB
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Apple had one in 1980: Abbr. : IPO
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Funky do : FRO
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Called : TITLED
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Due for a drop-off? : SLEEPY
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"Like that matters" : ASIFICARE
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Actor Cariou : LEN
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Bugs : GETSTO
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Leftovers at a barbecue : ASHES
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Hedge fund whiz, for short : ARB
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"Whaddaya know" : GEE
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What two palms up may indicate : APATHY
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Hoop star's entourage : POSSE
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Prevent : ESTOP
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Traditional Olympics powerhouse : USA
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Sugary quaff : SODAPOP
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Eastern European : SLOVENE
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Like some provocatively colored lips : ROSERED
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Pencil holder : EAR
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System start-up? : ECO
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William Styron title heroine : SOPHIE
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Kind of support : TECH
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"This should get you started …" : HERESATIP
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Unelite, in London : NONU
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Eccentric : NUTTY
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Singer/radio host John : TESH
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"___ Lap" (1983 film) : PHAR
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Did nothing : SAT
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They don't provide outlets : CULDESACS
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Stuck : MIRED
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Be acquainted with Vanna? : KNOWWHITE
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Diplomat Boutros Boutros-___ : GHALI
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Tear-jerkers often have one : SADENDING
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Try : TASTE
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Biblical shepherd : ABEL
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Shepherd's concern : STRAY
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Radiates : EMITS
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It has six holes : POOLTABLE
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Peter and the Wolf's "duck" : OBOE
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Like some sums : TIDY
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Horse sound : CLOP
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Long walk : HIKE
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Andrea Doria's domain : GENOA
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Wash out : RINSE
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Write (for) : GHOST
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Columnist Mike : ROYKO
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___ Chris Steak House (restaurant chain) : RUTHS
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Saturn and Mercury, for two : GODS
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House keepers : MADAMS
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Negative campaign feature : ADWAR
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Water, perhaps : MELTEDICE
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Be in harmony : JIBE
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Billionth: Prefix : NANO
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Intruder's deterrent, maybe : BARK
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Chaps : LADS
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Starr of song : KAY
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"Count me in" : IMTHERE
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Arid : SAHARAN
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Extra : AMENITY
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Dusty floor cleaner : DRYMOP
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Breakfast cereal : MUESLI
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Ungodlike : MORTAL
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Must pay : OWESTO
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Station house figures : PERPS
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Jump for joy : EXULT
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Ship over there? : SHE
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Show agreement with : NODAT
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Pint-sized, downsized : LIL
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Irish ___ : SEA
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Elhi org. : PTA
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Mil. transport : LST
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Knockout of knockouts : TEN
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___-Tiki : KON
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Beethoven's "Minuet ___" : ING
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Once : NEE

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later.

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