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LIGHT THINKING

New York Times, Sunday, April 30, 2006

Author:
Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Elizabeth C. Gorski

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 141, Blocks: 74 Missing: {JQZ} There are unchecked squares This is puzzle # 145 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

The rebus entries should all be read OFF horizontally and ON vertically.

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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 0430 ( 20,627 )
Across
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"Exodus" hero : ARI
4
Film director Petri : ELIO
8
"Pow!" : WHAM
12
Chicago's ___ Aquarium : SHEDD
17
Novel by Toni Morrison : SULA
19
Coquette : MINX
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View from Mauna Kea : HILO
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Frighten away : SCAREOFF
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Winning it is a sweet victory : PILLSBURYBAKEOFF
25
Many an archaeological site : PALACE
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Lock, stock and barrel : INTOTO
27
Overdoes it : EMOTES
28
Eats at home : DINESIN
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Goes over again : REREADS
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River in Irkutsk : OKA
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Meddle : INTRUDE
33
Big name in ice cream : EDY
34
Cheapskate : PIKER
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Latin case : DATIVE
40
Lo-___ : RES
41
TV show since 1/6/75 : WHEELOFFORTUNE
43
Treasury : COFFERS
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Imported wheels : AUDI
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D.C. bigwig : SEN
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"À votre ___!" : SANTE
50
Signature piece? : BIC
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Emulated a cat burglar : CREPT
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West Indies isle : TOBAGO
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Deflected : FENDEDOFF
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Gradually decline : TAPEROFF
61
Car wash sight : RAG
62
Stern who saved Carnegie Hall : ISAAC
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Whopper : LIE
65
Music producer Brian : ENO
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Add light, or not (and do this 13 more times to solve this puzzle) : USETHEONOFFSWITCH
69
Ocean State sch. : URI
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Put down, on the street : DIS
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Gushes forth: Var. : SPUES
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Owns : HAS
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Criminal : OFFENDER
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Not in the middle : OFFCENTER
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Something's brewing here : TEASET
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Accompanies to the airport : SEESOFF
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Film buff's cable choice : AMC
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Nut tree : BEECH
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Never, to Mozart : NIE
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Followers: Suffix : ISTS
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Sweeping : LARGE
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Concealable weapon : SAWNOFFSHOTGUN
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Prefix with friendly : ECO
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1960's TV western : LAREDO
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Lowermost ship deck : ORLOP
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Abbr. in a personal ad : SWF
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Like some student housing : OFFCAMPUS
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Subject of a May tribute : MOM
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License : EMPOWER
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Bad state to be in : ARREARS
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Security holder : BAILEE
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Bacteriologist's study : AEROBE
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Sound of a willow in the wind : RUSTLE
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End-of-meal serving : DESSERTANDCOFFEE
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More beloved : DEARER
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Make up for : OFFSET
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Needlepoint shop purchase : ETUI
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One of two bath towels : HERS
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Popular mixer maker : OSTER
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Commuter map points: Abbr. : STAS
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Some 20th-century art : DADA
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Aug. clock setting : DST
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Have big plans (to) : ASPIRE
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Like an imploded soufflé : RUINED
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"Well, here goes …" : ILLTRY
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Personifies : EMBODIES
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Lucy of "Ally McBeal" : LIU
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Regarding, to counsel : INRE
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Deafening silence, e.g. : OXYMORON
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"Bummer!" : WHATADRAG
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Word just before a snap : HIKE
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Orders at McSorley's : ALES
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Skylight? : MOON
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Barely enough : SCANT
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More strapping : HALER
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Elimination : ERASURE
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Judge : DECIDER
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Quality of cooking : DONENESS
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Spiky plant : ALOE
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Resoluteness : SPINE
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Hospital danger : STAPH
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___ choy (Chinese vegetable) : BOK
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Intentional loss, in boxing : DIVE
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Trapshooting : SKEET
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Where gringos live : ELNORTE
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"___ cost to you" : ATNO
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King in 1922 news : TUT
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Follower of Paul? : INE
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Use a towel : WIPE
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Show Me State river : OSAGE
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Pieces of cake : CINCHES
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How Elvis albums are rereleased : ONCD
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Followed, as advice : ACTEDON
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Pertaining to element 92 : URANIC
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Boot out : DEPOSE
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Statue of Liberty attraction : BEACON
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"I'm not making this up!" : TRUSTME
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Skeptics' remarks : BAHS
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Corpulent : FAT
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Dodges : ELUDES
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Most hopeless : DIREST
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Little-used clubs : ONEIRONS
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How many magazine articles are written : ONSPEC
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"As ___ saying …" : IWAS
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"Yes sir!," south of the border : SISENOR
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Land on the other side of the Atl. : EUR
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Figures in Iranian history : SHAHS
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"No, mein Herr" : NEIN
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Badger : NAG
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Shepherd : TEND
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Commerce department staffers : ECONOMISTS
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"The Da Vinci Code," e.g. : TITLE
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High jump need : BAR
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Collie's charge : EWE
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"I" trouble : EGOMANIA
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"Portrait of a Musician" artist, familiarly : LEONARDO
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Earns over time : ACCRUES
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Loudly enjoys, as a joke : ROARSAT
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Freshness : SASS
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Hit one out of the park : HOMERED
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Raised : UPPED
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Siren : LURER
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Reacted to a heartthrob : SWOONED
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Works of artist Max : WEBERS
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Least restricted : FREEST
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Oxford measure : METRE
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Needing more sun : PALER
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Hurrah for El Farruco : OLE
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N.Y. Philharmonic, e.g. : ORCH
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Trump : BEST
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Voyaging : ASEA
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Singer James : ETTA
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Gets into : DONS
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Place for a meeting: Abbr. : AUD

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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