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PREDICTABLE PARTINGS

New York Times, Sunday, April 27, 2014

Author:
John Lampkin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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John Lampkin

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {XZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Lampkin. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
John Lampkin notes:
When I started constructing six years ago my goal was to land a Sunday NYT. At last! My success is no doubt due to the fact that I recently gave up all impure thoughts. It might also be ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Fun Sunday puzzle, using "parting lines" clued for the appropriate profession. My favorite was [The demolitionist ...] BLEW THE JOINT. [The civil engineer...] HIT THE ROAD also made me ... read more
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© 2014, The New York TimesNo. 0427 ( 23,546 )
Across
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Docks : PIERS
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Fill : SATE
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Where auto racers retire? : PITS
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Bayonets, say : STABS
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"That Old Black Magic" composer : ARLEN
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Bit of riding gear : CROP
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Big acronym in energy : OPEC
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Actress Parker : POSEY
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The paparazzo ... : WASGONEINAFLASH
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Día de San Valentín flowers : ROSAS
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Catchy pop ditties : EARCANDY
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Back from vacation, say : RESTED
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"Santa Baby" singer : KITT
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New York City's ___ River : EAST
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Bad points : CONS
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Division in biology : MITOSIS
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The demolitionist ... : BLEWTHEJOINT
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Fund-raising event : BENEFIT
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Simple tune : AIR
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Roll in a disaster supply kit : DUCTTAPE
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Christmas wrapper? : ELF
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High-toned : CLASSY
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U.P.S. driver assignments: Abbr. : RTES
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Knock down a peg : ABASE
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Knock over : ROB
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The civil engineer ... : HITTHEROAD
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Grab (onto) : GLOM
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One heading to the cape? : TORO
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Kitchen tool : RICER
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The lingerie manufacturer ... : SLIPPEDAWAY
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Queen, e.g. : MONARCH
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Emulate Harry Connick Jr. : CROON
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___ City, 1939 film locale : EMERALD
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The chicken farmer ... : FLEWTHECOOP
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"___ around around around around" (repeated line in Dion and the Belmonts' "The Wanderer") : IROAM
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Suffers : AILS
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Supporting force : ALLY
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The sound technician ... : MADETRACKS
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Scale part : SOL
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"The Jungle Book" bear : BALOO
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Gala : FETE
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Fund for a third party : ESCROW
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"Whew!" : MAN
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Faultless : UNERRING
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Dubai's federation: Abbr. : UAE
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Maximally hip : COOLEST
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The film director ... : QUITTHESCENE
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Range of understanding : PURVIEW
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Prankster's patsy : BUTT
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Between continents, say : ASEA
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Magazine founder Eric : UTNE
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Execute perfectly : DOTOAT
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Motivates : INSPIRES
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Some hibernators : TOADS
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The soda jerk ... : RANLICKETYSPLIT
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Instruct : TUTOR
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Twosome : DUET
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Comic's sidekick : FOIL
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Free-for-all : MELEE
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Trial figure : STENO
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Houston pro, informally : STRO
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Just : ONLY
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Showplace? : STAGE
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Pet door opener : PAW
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Roman "of wrath" : IRAE
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"Lohengrin" lady : ELSA
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Greened up, perhaps : REGREW
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Winter vehicle : SNOCAT
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Like many candles : SCENTED
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Xeric : ARID
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Commercial tiger's name : TONY
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Oil spill-monitoring org. : EPA
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Cornmeal dish : POLENTA
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"Not for me" : IPASS
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Trial : TEST
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Word with color or rhyme : SCHEME
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Origin of a stream: Abbr. : SPR
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The ecdysiast ... : TOOKOFF
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Birthplace of the Franciscan order : ASSISI
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The percussionist ... : BEATIT
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Operating procedures: Abbr. : SYSTS
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Poet who wrote "So Thomas Edison / Never drank his medicine" : NASH
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Leads, as a band : FRONTS
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More than snacks : DINES
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In a footnote, say : CITED
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Prefix with -port : TELE
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"St. John Passion" composer : BACH
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Actress Taylor of "Mystic Pizza" : LILI
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Quod ___ faciendum : ERAT
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Panel member : JUROR
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Twice tetra- : OCTA
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Monk's grooves : BEBOP
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"America by Heart" author, 2010 : PALIN
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Drawn things : STRAWS
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Polo, e.g. : SHIRT
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Exclamation said before sticking out the tongue : YECCH
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Current amount : AMPERE
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Prime seating area : ROWA
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Kind of tradition : ORAL
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William who played Hopalong Cassidy : BOYD
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Mend after further injury : REHEAL
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Mop's commercial partner : GLO
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Place for a touchdown : TARMAC
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Bribe : SOP
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Hardly be deadpan : EMOTE
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Little angels : DEARS
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Pratt Institute degs. : MFAS
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Bunch of stuff : OLIO
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Dickens orphan : NELL
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Two points : COLON
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Baseball great Campanella : ROY
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Political muscle : CLOUT
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PIN part: Abbr. : IDENT
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Basis for promotion : MERIT
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Going ___ : ATIT
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Mötley ___ : CRUE
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Paradox to be meditated on : KOAN
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"Little ___' Pea" : SWEE
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Hindu part of Indonesia : BALI
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Have ___ for : ANEED
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Tutti-___ : FRUTTI
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The van driver ... : MOVEDON
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Capable of handling : EQUALTO
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Horrifying : GHASTLY
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The paper doll maker ... : CUTOUT
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Baroque : ORNATE
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Some canapé picks : SWORDS
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Spot : ESPY
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Tremors : SEISMS
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Cover completely : CARPET
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Short strokes : PUTTS
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Big boo-boo : BONER
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Not relaxed : TAUT
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Religious figure: Var. : IKON
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Simon of Broadway : NEIL
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That señorita : ELLA
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Victory, to Wagner : SIEG
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Hit show sign : SRO
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Fiscal exec : CFO
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One may have a ball at the country club : TEE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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