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New York Times, Sunday, April 3, 1994

Author:
Ernie Furtado
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ernie Furtado

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 82 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 20 for Mr. Furtado. NYT links: Across Lite
Notepad: The 10 unclued answer in this puzzle are familiar phrases presented literally. When the puzzle is completed, the 12 circled letter - reading in order from top to bottom - will spell an appropriate phrase
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© 1994, The New York TimesNo. 0403 ( 16,217 )
Across
1
"My Life as _____" (1985 film) : ADOG
5
Mandela's org. : ANC
8
Ultraviolet light protector : PABA
12
Refinement : TASTE
17
Louise of "Gilligan's Island" : TINA
18
50's war zone : KOREA
21
1977 Scott Turow book : ONEL
22
Slowpoke : SNAIL
23
See notepad : AGENTAGENT
25
See notepad : EAGLEEAGLE
27
Steve McQueen's TV horse : RINGO
28
Rights org. : ACLU
30
Hot clue : LEAD
31
Like the White Rabbit : LATE
32
See notepad : INDEMNITYINDEMNITY
37
"_____ evil..." : SEENO
38
Sight from Albertville : ALP
39
Puccini's Floria : TOSCA
42
Spitfire fliers: Abbr. : RAF
45
Sought by bibliomaniacs : RARE
47
"Give _____ rest!" : ITA
49
Pertaining to medicine : IATRIC
51
Some nest eggs : IRAS
53
See notepad : VISIONVISION
57
Pop music's Plastic _____ Band : ONO
58
Say it again? : STUTTER
60
Transcript figures, for short : GPA
61
Kinfolk : CLAN
62
Slob's home : STY
63
Actress Sally of old Hollywood : EILERS
64
Be an appetizer for : WHET
65
Follows : ENSUES
68
_____ store by : SETNO
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Gives excessive care to : WETNURSES
72
Bead material : NACRE
75
From a spring : FONTAL
77
Legendary Wildcats coach : RUPP
78
Made a whirring sound : BIRRED
79
Battery size : AAA
81
Reagan Secretary of State : HAIG
83
Journal's end : ESE
84
Printer's ems : MUTTONS
85
Bug : FLU
86
See notepad : DECKERDECKER
89
Bone: Prefix : OSTE
90
Creditor : BILLER
92
Big Band _____ : ERA
93
Word between up and down : SIDE
94
Gal of song : SAL
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"_____ far, far better thing...": Dickens : ITISA
96
"Shame!" : FIE
98
"Cheers!" : TOAST
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See notepad : OCCUPANCYOCCUPANCY
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Professional org. : ASSN
112
Co-star for Marlene : EMIL
113
Van _____ : GOGH
114
Buddy, in Bologna : AMICO
115
See notepad : SPACESPACE
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See notepad : SPEAKSPEAK
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Anklebone : TALUS
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Plenty, to a bard : ENOW
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Miniature kangaroo of Australia : TUNGO
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Teen bugbear : ACNE
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Classy horses : ARABS
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Cooked : DONE
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Brillo rival : SOS
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Sparks and namesakes : NEDS
Down
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Arcade name : ATARI
2
Start-of-meal comment : DIGIN
3
Upright : ONEND
4
Allahabad's river : GANGES
5
Rap-sheet letters : AKA
6
Fireside drink : NOG
7
Architects : CREATORS
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Teller of tales : POE
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Invigorating : ANALEPTIC
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Deck out with jewels : BEGEM
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8 Down's middle name : ALLAN
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Literary initials : TSE
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Shrink : ANALYST
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It's a long story : SAGA
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Show bias : TILT
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Robt. _____ : ELEE
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Reference work: Abbr. : ENCY
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Gudrun did him in : ATLI
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Volume : TOME
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First ones are special : EDITIONS
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Merkel of the movies : UNA
33
Jitters : NERVES
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Where bombs burst, so we sing : INAIR
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Sixth-century date : DLIV
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Bring _____ end : TOAN
40
See notepad : CROSSCROSS
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Temptations' "_____ Too Proud to Beg" : AINT
42
Escalates : RISES
43
Auerbach of "The Jack Benny Show" : ARTIE
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See notepad : FAULTFAULT
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Skating maneuver : EIGHT
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Fast _____ : ASLEEP
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Holding back, in a way : COY
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Person in a pool : STENO
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Unrolled : OPEN
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Good-_____ (amiable) : NATURED
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Johns, in the Highlands : IANS
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1982 Jeff Bridges film : TRON
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"...but we know what _____" : WELIKE
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Military squad : UNIT
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_____ the ground : EARTO
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W.W. II miss : WAAC
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Chicanery : RUSE
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Goggles : SPECS
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_____-car : RENTA
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Detroit's Corsair or Citation : EDSEL
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Site of a Marx Brothers movie : THERACES
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F.B.I. center : BUREAU
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Denver's Lowry, e.g.: Abbr. : AFB
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Et _____ : ALII
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Arctic bird of prey : GERFALCON
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French wine center : MEDOC
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Offspring: Abbr. : DESC
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Classic play based on a Maugham tale : RAIN
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Galleys : KITCHENS
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Circus young 'un : LIONCUB
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Heart printout, for short : ECG
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Body shops? : SPAS
100
West coast Floridian : TAMPAN
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Called the game : UMPED
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One grand : PIANO
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Eddie _____, The Walking Man of baseball : YOST
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Old Russian secret-police org. : OGPU
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Part of a family tree : NIECE
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"_____ Company" (Namath film) : CCAND
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Couples : YOKES
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Movie pooch : ASTA
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Argue : SPAR
111
Hacienda division : SALA
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Pluralizer : ESS
117
Shropshire she : EWE
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"Give it _____" : AGO
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Flattens : KOS

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 8 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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