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WRIGGLY FIELD

New York Times, Sunday, April 24, 2005

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

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 72 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 93 for Mr. Quigley. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2005, The New York TimesNo. 0424 ( 20,256 )
Across
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Basket material : RAFFIA
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Shots may increase it : BARTAB
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"I can ___" : RELATE
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Furniture finials : ACORNS
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Ancient cuneiform discovery site : AMARNA
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Just for fun : ONALARK
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Ones with a wolf at the door : THREELITTLEPIGS
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Snout-nosed and grunting : PORCINE
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Mobutu Sese ___, Zairian despot : SEKO
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Peaceful : IRENIC
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Not a peaceful feeling : IRE
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Rhodes of Rhodesia : CECIL
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A lot of lot : ONEACRE
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Shabby : DOWNATTHEHEELS
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Work of mythology : EDDA
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Start of a Christmas carol : ADESTE
40
Mud : JOE
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Prefix with therm : ISO
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Morning, in Metz : MATIN
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Grain splitter : SAW
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Corner light : WALK
49
Cafe feature : AWNING
53
Holy person's title : SRI
55
Common soccer score : NIL
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Care for : TENDTO
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It's hard to get rid of : WHITEELEPHANT
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"The Spanish Gypsy" author : GEORGEELIOT
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Half a 1980's TV duo : LACEY
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Optimistic types : HOPERS
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With 71-Across, heavy, as a truck : TWO
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Mil. advisory grp. : NSC
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See 69-Across : TON
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Involved : INTRICATE
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From, in France : DES
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N.F.C. West team: Abbr. : STL
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Ramallah grp. : PLO
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Harness ring : TERRET
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Try to get money from : HITUP
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Super Bowl XIV winners : THESTEELERS
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First British Conservative P.M. : SIRROBERTPEEL
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Acceptances : YESSES
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See 58-Down : SET
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Milne's "Mr. ___ Passes By" : PIM
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"Monty Python" comic : CLEESE
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Park concern: Abbr. : ECOL
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"___ I said so, darn it!" : CUZ
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Restrained : BATED
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Atlas abbr. : STR
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Befuddle : FOG
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Largely Muslim capital city : TIRANA
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Crib : TAKE
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TV staple since 1/6/75 : WHEELOFFORTUNE
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Metal used in mirror coating : RHODIUM
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"It's been ___ pleasure" : AREAL
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Mauna ___ : KEA
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Christmas sight : CRECHE
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Girl's name that means "true" : VERA
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Pets from the tropics : GECKOES
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Head to : MAKEABEELINEFOR
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Stuff : SATIATE
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Request sweetener : PLEASE
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Latish date start : NINEPM
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Relative of a blow fly : TSETSE
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Not as impressive : SADDER
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They're good for crowds : EXTRAS
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Dustin Hoffman character : RATSO
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Small, one-seeded fruit, botanically : ACHENE
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Kind of tongue : FORKED
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Sponge : FREELOAD
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Magician's name ending : INI
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Up : ASTIR
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Bundle : BALE
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Father's conclusion : AMEN
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Canoeing challenge : RAPIDS
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Ribbed cloths : TRICOTS
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It may be right: Abbr. : ANG
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Amazon ___ : BASIN
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Lift : ROPETOW
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Rock producer Brian : ENO
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Tough, durable wood : LARCH
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Rep. ___ Hastings of the House intelligence committee : ALCEE
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Meditation discipline : TAICHI
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2002 British Open winner : ERNIEELS
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1950's-60's thoroughbred, five-time Horse of the Year : KELSO
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Popsicle, e.g. : TREAT
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"The ___ Quartet" (Indian epic) : RAJ
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1980's-90's Boston Bruin whose #8 jersey is retired : CAMNEELY
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Withdraw gradually : WEAN
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La Scala, e.g. : TEATRO
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Stains : DISHONORS
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Turned on : ENRAPT
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Kind of group : AGE
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Lose it, with "out" : WIG
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Trip part : LEG
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Show obeisance : KNEEL
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Saddler's tool : AWL
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Dumbfounded expression : WHATTHE
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Designer Miller and others : NICOLES
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Route west of Jacksonville, Fla. : ITEN
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Still : INERT
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College sports stand-out : LETTERMAN
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With 87-Across, nook filler : DINETTE
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Hard-to-decide cases : TOSSUPS
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Non-Rx : OTC
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Lover: Suffix : PHILE
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Pushes hard : TRIES
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Must give : OWETO
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Money substitute : SCRIP
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Exuberant Spanish cry : ARRIBA
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Awful : DIRE
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Awful mess : STY
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Strips : PEELSOFF
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Maintained : HELDTO
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"The Old Wives' Tale" playwright : PEELE
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Storm heading: Abbr. : SSE
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Person with a magnifying glass, for short? : TEC
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No time at all : SEC
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Dating letters : BCE
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Dress not comfortable to sit in : TUTU
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Quick glance : LOOKSEE
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Coated to prevent rust : ZINCKED
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Chapel Hill student : TARHEEL
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Some draperies : SWAGS
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Time bomb, say : THREAT
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Sends back : REELECTS
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Coll. senior's test : GRE
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Go over just before a test, say : REREAD
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Start : ADVENT
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Actor Sutherland : KIEFER
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Moon of Jupiter : EUROPA
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Jack of "The Great Dictator" : OAKIE
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Drink with a straw : FLOAT
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Pats down : TAMPS
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"Die Lorelei" poet : HEINE
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Old school figures : MARMS
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Slip (into) : EASE
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Buddy on the road : CBER
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Some "Star Trek" convention costumes : ETS
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Cookbook phrase : ALA
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Counterorder : NIX

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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