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TWO TIMES THREE*

New York Times, Sunday, May 13, 2007

Author:
Jim Page
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jim Page

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 76 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 144 for Mr. Page. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2007, The New York TimesNo. 0513 ( 21,005 )
Across
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Like windows and geishas : SASHED
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Subject of a David McCullough political biography : ADAMS
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Copper head? : ABE
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Staying power : GRIT
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Chevy introduced in 1958 : IMPALA
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Time's 1977 Man of the Year : SADAT
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Strong draft horses : BELGIANS
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*What someone who looks at Medusa does : TURNSTOSTONE
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Act of putting into circulation : ISSUANCE
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Private line : ASIDE
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"___-La-La" (Al Green hit) : SHA
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"A Lonely Rage" autobiographer : SEALE
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"Star Trek" series, to fans : TNG
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Laws, informally : REGS
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*1850 American literature classic : THESCARLETLETTER
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From ___ Z : ATO
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Suffix with convention : EER
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Faulkner hero : ANSE
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Shakespearean question after "How now!" : ARAT
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*Demonstrate the method : SHOWHOWITSDONE
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Staying power? : TENURE
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Bus. card abbr. : TEL
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Your highness?: Abbr. : ELEV
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___-mo : SLO
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Stuffs : SATES
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Area of authority : REALM
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It has gutters on each side : LANE
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"The Lord of the Rings" creature : ENT
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Mary of "Where Eagles Dare" : URE
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Cost of time or space : ADFEE
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Without a break : ONEND
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Succeed : REPLACE
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Agnus ___ (Mass prayers) : DEIS
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*Push aside : SHOVEOVER
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TV's "___-Team" : THEA
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Meets, as a challenge : RISESTO
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Kind of patch : BRIER
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Received, as a message : HEARD
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Eydie Gormé's "___ Es el Amor" : ESO
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Hair-raising cry : EEK
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Boxer Trinidad : TITO
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Becker on "L.A. Law" : ARNIE
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Verve : GUSTO
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Run down : DIS
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___ 88 : OLDS
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State with the fewest counties (three): Abbr. : DEL
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John who hosted TV's "Talk Soup" : HENSON
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*Walk in the park, say : SIMPLEPLEASURE
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"Wouldn't ___ Loverly?" : ITBE
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House calls? : YEAS
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Battery size : AAA
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High-school dept. : ATH
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*Put at bay : PAINTINTOACORNER
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Appointees confirmed by Cong. : AMBS
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Did not go fast? : ATE
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Film noir, e.g. : GENRE
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___ Schwarz : FAO
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"Well, look ___!" : ATYOU
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"Hamlet" setting : ELSINORE
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*Miami baseball list : MARLINLINEUP
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British composer Robert : STEADMAN
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Have ___ in mind : AGOAL
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Gertrude who swam the English Channel : EDERLE
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Not included: Abbr. : ADDL
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9-1-1 grp. : EMS
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Percolates : SEEPS
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They may be light or free : VERSES
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Relative of a mandolin : SITAR
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Tickle : AMUSE
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Cutting : SPRIG
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It goes back and forth in a workshop : HANDSAW
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Further : ELSE
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"Gimme ___!" : DAT
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"Steady ___ goes" : ASSHE
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Computer input : DATASET
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Big flap : ADO
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Victorian roofs : MANSARDS
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Leather source : STEER
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McMurry University site : ABILENE
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Lays siege to : BESETS
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Mass transit choices : ELS
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*Toothless South American animal : GIANTANTEATER
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Seemed right : RANGTRUE
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Money rival : INC
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Bisected fly? : TSE
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"___ Nacht" (German words of parting) : GUTE
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Kyrgyzstan city : OSH
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Support group : ALANON
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Diligent student, in slang : TOOL
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These: Fr. : CES
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Eases off : LETSUP
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Head set : EARS
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MapQuest request: Abbr. : RTE
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English class assignment : THEME
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Pricey strings : STRAD
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Attentive one : HEEDER
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Sainted king called "the Stout" : OLAFII
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Defeatees' comment : WELOST
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Son of Cedric the Saxon : IVANHOE
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Word of encouragement : OLE
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Banjo-picker Scruggs : EARL
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*Not so important : LESSESSENTIAL
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Opposite of paleo- : NEO
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P.O. item : ENV
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Place for a star : TREETOP
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Girl in a gown : DEB
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"Misty" composer Garner : ERROLL
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"___ the Magician" (old radio series) : CHANDU
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More chilling : EERIER
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Table scrap : ORT
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Sundial hour : VII
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Gustav Klimt's "Portrait of ___ Bloch-Bauer I" : ADELE
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Start of Idaho's motto : ESTO
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Woody's partner : SOONYI
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Sets upon : HASAT
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Kinetoscope inventor : EDISON
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Mrs. Doonesbury, in the comics : KIM
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"___ life!" : GETA
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Fair-minded : UNBIASED
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Modern and technologically advanced : SPACEAGE
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Pricey : DEAR
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Smart : HIP
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Lush fabrics : SATEENS
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___-tzu : LAO
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Deerstalker fold-down : EARFLAP
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"Boston Legal" Emmy winner : SHATNER
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Memory trace : ENGRAM
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Oversee : TEND
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1980s major-league slugger Tony : ARMAS
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Accomplishes perfectly, as a dismount : NAILS
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Lot of time : EON
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Fort ___, Fla. : MYERS
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Synthetic gem : BOULE
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Film extras, for short : SUPES
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Page, for one : AIDE
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Conductor ___-Pekka Salonen : ESA
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Old Ford : LTD
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East End abode : OME
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Fish eggs : ROE
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Pentateuch book: Abbr. : LEV

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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