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THE ECHO EFFECT

New York Times, Sunday, May 16, 2004

What the mother of a dozen kids says just before turning out the light?

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 66 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 61 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York Times5/16/04 ( No. 19,913 )
Across
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___ Maine : USS
4
Literary biographer Lord David ___ : CECIL
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Colonnade tree : ELM
12
Strongly recommended : PUSHED
18
Actress Zadora : PIA
19
1988 comeback hit for the Beach Boys : KOKOMO
20
Flirting with a patient, e.g.? : DOCTORNONO
22
Slop trough site : STY
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What the mother of a dozen kids says just before turning out the light? : TWELFTHNIGHTNIGHT
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Hostility : ICINESS
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Make big, as hair : TEASEUP
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Open house org. : PTA
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“Let’s hear it” : DOTELL
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Caring grps. : HMOS
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Give out : EMIT
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Ending of a firm’s name : INC
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V.I.P. on Al Jazeera : EMIR
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Alter ___ (another exactly the same) : IDEM
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Plant production : SAP
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“Just the thing!” : PERFECT
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Defers : SUSPENDS
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Headquarters : BASE
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Pillow filler : EIDER
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Delhi tongue : HINDI
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Have a “Star Wars” character preserved? : PICKLEJARJAR
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Straighten out : UNTANGLE
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Worry : EATAT
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1994 “S.N.L.”-based bomb starring Julia Sweeney : ITSPAT
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Hosp. workers : MDS
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Miracle-___ : GRO
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Razor maker : BIC
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Pulp : MASH
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Actress Hatcher : TERI
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“Get off the stage!” : BOO
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Lively fish dance? : SARDINECANCAN
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Long time : EON
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Bowed (to) : LOST
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Next in line : HEIR
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“___ Kapital” : DAS
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Food label no. : RDA
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Lap dog : PUG
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Musical premiere of 1805 : EROICA
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Symbol of pride : STRUT
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Island purchase? : GASOLINE
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What the impatient reader of English essays requested? : LAMBCHOPCHOP
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Patches up : MENDS
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Brief romance : IDYLL
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Out fishing, possibly : ASEA
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Making a big hit : HOMERING
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Relaxes : LOOSENS
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Champagne classification : DRY
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Euro pop? : PERE
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Cast wearer’s problem : ITCH
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Largish deer : ELK
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Gershwin title character : BESS
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In the past : OVER
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Zen achievement : SATORI
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“Some Words With a Mummy” writer : POE
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Nonlethal firearm : RIOTGUN
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Priests, e.g. : HOLYMEN
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Phrase describing an offerer of sympathy? : WHOGOESTHERETHERE
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Kind of charge : TNT
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Royal rebuke? : KINGTUTTUT
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Woos : COURTS
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Formula ___ : ONE
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High-hats : SNOOTS
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W.W. II spy org. : OSS
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Benders? : KNEES
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On the warpath : MAD
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Advantages : UPSIDE
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Light show : SITCOM
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Give either a wholly good or bad review? : SAYITISNTSOSO
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Marsh marigold : COWSLIP
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Stretches (out) : EKES
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Venez. neighbor : COL
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World bankers’ grp. : IMF
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Ball game : LOTTO
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Dame ___ Everage : EDNA
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TV role for 67-Across : LOIS
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Fictional sleuth Travis : MCGEE
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Purchase from the frozen foods section : POTPIE
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Archaeological find : URN
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Delicate cut : SNIP
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Rendered immobile : HOGTIED
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Magnify : ENHANCE
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“i” piece? : DOT
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Music compilation seller : KTEL
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Heart, e.g. : THUMPER
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Oilman Leon who owned the New York Jets : HESS
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Poet portrayed in “Il Postino” : NERUDA
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1920’s-30’s Winter Olympics star : HENIE
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About six centuries hence : MMDC
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Pick up the tab : TREAT
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Geom. point : CTR
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Disapprove of : DEPLORE
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Opposite of hinder : ABET
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Playboy’s wear : PAJAMAS
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In the lead : FIRST
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Is a rat : SINGS
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Sewing shop purchase : SKEIN
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Tempter : SATAN
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Self-effacing : HUMBLE
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Suitable for rainy days : INDOOR
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Like corsets : LACEDUP
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Campaigns in the Mideast : JIHADS
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Kind of flour : GRAHAM
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Drum that makes tiny bird sounds? : PEEPINGTOMTOM
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Nearby : AROUND
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Touches : TINGES
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Brought forth : BIRTHED
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Paint remover : SCRAPER
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Jewel case inserts : DISCS
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Hidden drawback : CATCH
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Supermodel Campbell : NAOMI
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Uses a harrow : TILLS
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Spy in Canaan : CALEB
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Din : ROAR
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Enemy pilot in a dogfight : GOMER
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Softies show it : LENITY
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Bill Wyman, in the Rolling Stones : BASSIST
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“A good breakfast, but an ill supper”: Francis Bacon : HOPE
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___ du Diable : ILE
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“Bottle-nosed” creature : DOLPHIN
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Object of the 1981 hit “Woman” : YOKOONO
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Holiday spots : RESORTS
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Greek sea god : NEREUS
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Elton John’s “___ Song” : YOUR
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“Body Heat” actor Richard : CRENNA
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Not explicit : HINTED
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___ voce : SOTTO
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Sweater style : VNECK
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They may be bitter : ALES
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Kellogg company brand : EGGO
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As follows : THUS
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Is amused by : GETS
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“Look ___!” : HERE
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Work units: Abbr. : WKS
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Legendary Giant : OTT
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Boatload : TON
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Clamor : HUE

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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