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TV FAVORITES

New York Times, Sunday, April 27, 2003

Author:
Jon Delfin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jon Delfin

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 70 Missing: none – this is a pangram. Spans: 2 Scrabble average: 1.72 This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Delfin. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 0427 ( 19,528 )
Across
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TV host with the instrumental theme "I-M-4-U" : PAAR
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Deft : ADROIT
11
Knickknack spot : SHELF
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___-ons : ADD
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"___ expert, but ..." : IMNO
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Bathtub item : LOOFAH
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Dravidian language : TAMIL
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At no time, in Neuss : NIE
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FLIPPER : PINBALLGAMEDEVICE
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Cough syrup amt. : TSP
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Turkish title : AGA
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"Drums Along the Mohawk" hero : GIL
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Convinced : SURE
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Exuberant cry : WAHOO
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HAZEL : GOLDENORGREENISHBROWN
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European gas brand : ESSO
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Atelier item : PALETTE
41
Hot stuff : CAYENNE
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Name suffix: Abbr. : ESQ
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Half of Mork's greeting : NANU
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"Perfect" : AOK
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"Swiss Family Robinson" author : WYSS
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CHEERS : PEPSQUADREPERTOIRE
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Response to a minister : IDO
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Anglican bishop's headgear : MITRE
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Start of a tryster's message : MEETME
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Biological duct : VAS
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Japan's emperor beginning 1989 : AKIHITO
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Pants material : CHINO
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Marine snail : WHELK
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Smacking one's lips while eating, e.g. : NONO
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COACH : ONEWAYTOFLY
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Deep black : INKY
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Stravinsky's "___ for Wind Instruments" : OCTET
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Insect's sense organs : PALPS
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Shade of brown : OATMEAL
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Withdrawn : SHY
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Whence St. Clare : ASSISI
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Rotgut : BOOZE
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Samuel's teacher, in the Bible : ELI
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CHIPS : FRENCHFRIESTOABRIT
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Prefix with business : AGRI
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Fraternity letters : XIS
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List-ending abbr. : ETAL
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"___ en paz, fierro en guerra" (motto of San Francisco) : ORO
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Beacon mounted on a pole : CRESSET
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Nickname for a gym rat : MUSCLES
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Ocean swimmer's worry : ORCA
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FRIENDS : QUAKERSTOOTHERQUAKERS
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Let out, as horses : UNPEN
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Name from the Latin for "nourishing" : ALMA
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Cable network inits. : USA
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Stovetop utensil : WOK
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Follower's suffix : ITE
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ER : SOUNDOFHESITATION
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Dutch painter Gerard ___ Borch : TER
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Puff up : ELATE
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It might be perfect : FUTURE
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The Ponte Vecchio crosses it : ARNO
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Old activist org. : SDS
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Laid off : IDLED
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Under a canopy : SHADED
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Witty remark : JEST
Down
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Conveyance system, as for water or oil : PIPAGE
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Palenque pals : AMIGOS
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Scholarly writings : ANNALS
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Finish a mugging : ROB
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Exhausted : ALLIN
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Spoonful : DOLLOP
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Yankee Maris, informally : ROG
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___ sort : OFA
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Words before and after "what" : IAM
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1949 Robert Ryan boxing film : THESETUP
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Tristram Shandy's creator : STERNE
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"___ got a girl for you!" : HAVEI
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Big recording label : EMI
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Driver's need: Abbr. : LIC
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Went quickly : FLEWBY
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Saint who lent his name to a cross : ANTHONY
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Rejects, in a way : DISOWNS
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Testifies under oath : DEPONES
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It "goeth its way on triple feet": Aeschylus : AGE
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Irving Berlin's "You're Just in Love," e.g. : DUET
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"___ there yet?" : AREWE
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Accomplishes : DOES
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Downtime, so to speak : RANDR
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Dirty look : GLARE
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Actor Auberjonois : RENE
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Skedaddle : SCOOT
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Muslim judge : HAKIM
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Map meas. : SQMI
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Capital at the foot of the Pichincha volcano : QUITO
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Consumed, biblically : ATEOF
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Some bar features : PIANOS
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"Mayor" author : EDKOCH
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Like some little heads : POINTY
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Like ___ of bricks : ATON
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Lets off : EMITS
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City named for a Union general : RENO
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VCR button : REW
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Plywood layer : VENEER
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Acid neutralizer : ALKALI
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Like an atrium : SKYLIT
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Ground breaker : HOE
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It's about 10 mi. from 53-Down : CALIF
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Right-triangle leg: Abbr. : HYP
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"A Hymn to ___" ("My Fair Lady" song) : HIM
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Major works : EPICS
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Basketful, maybe : WASH
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Hot stuff : LOOT
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___ City, Miss. : YAZOO
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Besmirch : TAR
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Rampage : TEAR
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Certain poultry worker : SEXER
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Huffs : SNITS
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Memphis street : BEALE
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Canadian physician Sir William ___ : OSLER
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Justice Harlan ___ Stone : FISKE
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Hires a new set of employees : RESTAFFS
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Restlessness : ITCH
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TV-Turnoff Week option : BOOK
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Lets off : ACQUITS
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Acknowledged, but just barely : GRUNTED
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Scythe wielders : REAPERS
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Karate instructor : SENSEI
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Like Jell-O, e.g. : MOLDED
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Match for una donna : UOMO
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Escort : SQUIRE
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Update electrically : REWIRE
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Sings like Nat King Cole : CROONS
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Start of a J.F.K. challenge : ASKNOT
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French aunt : TANTE
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You: Sp. : USTED
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Battery size : AAA
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Something ___ (bride's need) : OLD
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Initials at O'Hare : UAL
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"What?" : HUH
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Posting at O'Hare: Abbr. : ETA
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French direction : SUD
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___ Mahal : TAJ

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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