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SOFT T'S

New York Times, Sunday, April 28, 2013

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 68 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 174 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 0428 ( 23,182 )
Across
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Coating on some facial tissues : ALOEVERA
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Typical Busby Berkeley film : MUSICAL
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They're often wasted : SOTS
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Drove fast : BARRELED
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Athena turned her into a spider : ARACHNE
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Riverbank basker, informally : CROC
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What faking a stomachache might entail? : CREATIVEWRITHING
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At any point : EVER
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"Blueberries for ___" (classic children's book) : SAL
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With 91-Across, 1976 album with a palindromic title : OLE
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Fluoride, for one : ION
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Ship that sailed "the ocean blue" : NINA
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Gun belts, holsters and nightstick straps? : THELEATHEROFTHELAW
38
In advance : UPFRONT
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Contend : VIE
42
Loan-insuring org. : FHA
43
Architectural designer Maya : LIN
44
QB with a statue at Sun Life Stadium : MARINO
45
Dismounts like an expert gymnast? : GETSOFFLITHELY
50
Uses a keyless entry system? : BREAKSIN
52
Promise : ASSURANCE
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They go places : ROADS
54
"___ Andy's Ballyhoo" ("Show Boat" song) : CAPN
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Move briskly : TROT
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Engaged in battle : HADAT
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Group with a Grand Lodge : ELKS
62
Bach's "___, meine Freude" : JESU
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Contraction in a patriotic song : OER
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Actress Wright of "Mrs. Miniver" : TERESA
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Growth ring? : LEI
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Women's pants with pictures of wood shop tools? : LATHEBLOOMERS
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Word before pole or jump : SKI
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Sci-fi author ___ del Rey : LESTER
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Take to sleep with, say : BED
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Good at scheming : WILY
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Four-legged newborn : FOAL
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Drained of color : ASHEN
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Time for TV debuts : FALL
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City near Turin : ASTI
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Author/media observer Michael : WOLFF
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They don't face the street : SIDEDOORS
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1992 Olympic tennis gold medalist : CAPRIATI
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Become a new person by washing up? : BATHEANDSWITCH
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"I've got something to say" : LISTEN
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See 27-Across : ELO
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Pres. advisory grp. : NSC
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Buddy : BRO
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Men in a lineup : BATTERS
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Unpopular ophthalmologist's implement? : ASCYTHEFORSOREEYES
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What a fist might represent : ROCK
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Wall St. event : IPO
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Sound of frustration : GRR
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It had a hub at J.F.K. : TWA
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Founding member of OPEC : IRAN
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What the giggling supporter of the Salem witch trials was told? : NOLAUGHINGMATHER
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Defender of the West : NATO
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It keeps things moving : INERTIA
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Squad leader : SERGEANT
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Make mouseholes, maybe : GNAW
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Retiree's accumulation : NESTEGG
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Arsenic ___ (ratsbane) : TRIOXIDE
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Elementary school group? : ABCS
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Pasternak heroine : LARA
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Pitcher Hershiser : OREL
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Disco ___ : ERA
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Hound doc : VET
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Certain Ivy Leaguer : ELI
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Rise up : REVOLT
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One-named singing star with the surname Adkins : ADELE
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Render imperfect : MAR
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Central Swiss canton : URI
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"Gymnopédies" composer : SATIE
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Blood of the Greek gods : ICHOR
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Trouser fabric : CHINO
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___ Taylor : ANN
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Journey segment : LEG
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All-too-public spat : SCENE
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First name in aviation : ORVILLE
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Painted thing, sometimes : TOENAIL
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Lacking meat : SCRAWNY
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Use a flying shuttle : WEAVE
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Common chords : TRIADS
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Rush-hour din : HONKS
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Grandson of Adam and Eve : ENOS
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Moon larger than Mercury : TITAN
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Physiology Nobelist Walter Rudolf ___ : HESS
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E equivalent : FFLAT
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Watery : THIN
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Cooks up : HATCHES
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Sidewalk cafe sight : UMBRELLA
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New releases? : PAROLEES
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Bizarre : FREAKISH
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Grind : GNASH
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Bone: Prefix : OSTEO
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Plows leave them : FURROWS
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Back again : FRO
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Catch : HEAR
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"Law & Order: SVU" actor : ICET
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Historic multistory dwellings : PUEBLOS
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Like ghost towns : DESOLATE
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Show polite interest in, say : ASKAFTER
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They were big in the '50s : TAILFINS
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Place for tips : JAR
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Seasoned : OLD
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Seriously annoy : TRY
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Willing to let things slide : LENIENT
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In the hold, say : BELOW
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Gymnast Gaylord : MITCH
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"Essays of ___" : ELIA
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"Music in the Key of Love" composer : TESH
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Forces (upon) : FOISTS
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One standing around the house, maybe : FENCE
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Mention parenthetically : ADD
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Bygone Chevy van : ASTRO
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Form letters : WRITE
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Recipe amount : DASH
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Saucy fare : RIBS
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Be in the game : PLAY
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Comportment : BEARING
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Late finisher : ALSORAN
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Many a Bach composition : TOCCATA
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Long little doggie : CORGI
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Thomas who wrote "Little Big Man" : BERGER
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"... see what I mean?" : YKNOW
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Cabinet members? : FILES
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Some MoMA works : OPART
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Maze answer : ROUTE
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Bond villain ___ Stavro Blofeld : ERNST
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Cuisine with curry : THAI
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Proceed : WEND
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Funny Johnson : ARTE
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"Little Birds" author : NIN
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Possible lunch hour : ONE
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Massive memory unit, informally : GIG
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Miss America she's not : HAG
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Noninvasive med. procedure : MRI
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In former days : AGO
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Cowpoke moniker : TEX

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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