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GOLFING AROUND

New York Times, Sunday, May 10, 2009

Competitions to see who can drive a ball farthest in the rain?

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 136, Blocks: 76 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 119 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2009, The New York Times5/10/09 ( No. 21,733 )
Across
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Neat : KEMPT
6
Unappealing trumpet sound : BLAT
10
Medicinal amt. : TBSP
14
Science class, briefly : BIO
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Minorites, e.g. : FRIARS
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"A Year in Provence" author : MAYLE
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Cause of lightheadedness? : HALO
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Close : END
22
Where golf bag handlers congregate inside the clubhouse? : CADDIECORNER
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If you look at it the right way : INASENSE
26
Golf clubs tossed into the drink at Pebble Beach? : SUBMARINESANDWEDGES
28
Classical singer's selection : ARIA
30
Work off nervous energy, in a way : PACE
31
Big game : ELK
32
Hit makers? : GATS
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Guerra's opposite : PAZ
34
Struggle : TOIL
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Fluffy scarves : BOAS
39
Fashion designer Schiaparelli : ELSA
40
Tendency to throw one's club after sinking a short stroke? : THEPUTTERFLYEFFECT
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Cookie sold in a blue package : OREO
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Eat away at : ERODE
49
Fops' tops : FEDORAS
53
Louisiana city on Lake Pontchartrain : SLIDELL
56
Bench presser's pride : PECS
57
Publishing firm bought by Houghton Mifflin : HARCOURT
58
Set of threads? : TASSEL
59
Ding-a-ling : JERK
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Bank of China Tower architect : PEI
61
Disney character from Hawaii : LILO
62
___ Dome (former Colts stadium) : RCA
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Like golf courses that let you play the full 18? : NOHOLESBARRED
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Org. funding many PBS programs : NEA
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Former Magic player Smith : OTIS
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Dawn goddess : EOS
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Cogitate : MUSE
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Clear : LUCENT
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Billy Joel's first Top 40 hit : PIANOMAN
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Quirks : TICS
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Makes a strong entrance? : INVADES
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The American ___ (Phi Beta Kappa publication) : SCHOLAR
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N.F.L. Coach of the Year in 1985 and 1988 : DITKA
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Spurs (on) : HIES
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Competitions to see who can drive a ball farthest in the rain? : WETTEESHOTCONTESTS
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Barnyard call : BRAY
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Comparative follower : THAN
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Some ship personnel, briefly : CPOS
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"Parlez-vous français?" answer : OUI
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Tang dynasty poet : LIPO
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One who works while others play? : REF
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___ Stanley Gardner : ERLE
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Visa alternative, for short : AMEX
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Thoroughly undeserved under-par result? : ALOWDOWNBIRDIESHAME
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Nightwear : NEGLIGEE
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Fairway club swung quickly? : FASTFOURWOOD
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Shark's stick : CUE
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Some Christmas ornaments : ORBS
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Golf course obstacles : TREES
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Knocked dizzy : BEANED
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Long-armed animal : APE
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Digs in the forest : NEST
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Dutch Golden Age painter : HALS
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___ Rock (Aussie landmark) : AYERS
Down
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Restaurant chain headquartered in Louisville : KFC
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Part of B.C.E. : ERA
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Category of sedan : MIDSIZE
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"The Taming of the Shrew" setting : PADUA
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"Lou Grant" paper, for short : TRIB
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Containing element #56 : BARIC
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Jeff of the Traveling Wilburys : LYNNE
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Out of the wind : ALEE
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Not at all garrulous : TERSE
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Come up with : THINKOF
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Unadorned ring : BAND
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Cabbage dish : SLAW
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Sit (for) : POSE
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Bay of ___ (terminus of the Ganges) : BENGAL
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Alaska and Hawaii on U.S. maps, often : INSETS
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Stalin named it a "hero city" after W.W. II : ODESSA
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Relig. school : SEM
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U.S.O. shows boost it : MORALE
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National Mall sight : CAPITOL
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One applied to a grindstone : EDGETOOL
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"Tiny Alice" playwright : ALBEE
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Germane : APT
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Crowd cheer : RAH
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Buffet table dish : TUREEN
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Verdi opera : OTELLO
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Public scandal : AFFAIR
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Crystal gazer : SEER
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Cacao holders : PODS
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Drives back : REPELS
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"___ Jacques" : FRERE
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Key employee? : LOCKSMITH
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1,760 make a mi. : YDS
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Org. that combats epidemics : CDC
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Bankrupt : RUINED
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"What's My Line?" panelist Francis : ARLENE
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Brown furs : STOATS
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Sharpens, as a razor : STROPS
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___ acid (sour cream component) : LACTIC
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First of the Major Prophets : ISAIAH
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"You can have this" : HERE
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"Benny & ___" (1993 film) : JOON
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Volkswagen sedan : PASSAT
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Brick construction : HEARTH
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Londonderry lad : BUCKO
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Weather changer : ELNINO
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Down-filled quilts : DUVETS
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Quebec's official bird : SNOWYOWL
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Medical patient : CASE
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___ Miss : OLE
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Olympic swimmer Biondi : MATT
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"___ the season!" : TIS
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Unconvincing "yes" : IHOPESO
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Brightest star in Cygnus : DENEB
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Like true believers : EARNEST
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Symbols seen on viola music : CCLEFS
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"If I Needed ___" (Harrison-penned Beatles song) : SOMEONE
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Day of the wk. : TUE
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Early wake-up time : SIX
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Bahía ___, Argentina : BLANCA
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Agitate : RILEUP
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Highest point : APOGEE
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Liquor bottle : FIFTH
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Car with a horse collar grille : EDSEL
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Observances : RITES
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Direct-sales giant : AMWAY
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"Ruby Baby" singer, 1963 : DION
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Man-eating giant : OGRE
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Attic fillers : WEBS
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___ avis : RARA
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Indirect flight stop-off : HUB
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Vicinity : AREA
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National anthem contraction : OER
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Tooth-care deg. : DDS

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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