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PINBALL WIZARD

New York Times, Sunday, May 18, 2008

Author:
Brendan Emmett Quigley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Brendan Emmett Quigley

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: {X} This is puzzle # 124 for Mr. Quigley. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2008, The New York TimesNo. 0518 ( 21,376 )
Across
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Site of campus workstations : PCLAB
6
Ancient pueblo dwellers : ANASAZI
13
Norm of "This Old House" : ABRAM
18
Muse with a wreath of myrtle and roses : ERATO
19
Together : INUNISON
20
Tell things? : ARROWS
21
Bill formerly of the Rolling Stones : WYMAN
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Fight imaginary foes : TILTATWINDMILLS
24
Richard ___, 2002 Pulitzer winner for Fiction : RUSSO
26
___ B'rith : BNAI
27
Sylph in Pope's "The Rape of the Lock" : ARIEL
28
Pressure, of a sort : INSISTENCE
32
"Sixteen Tons" singer, 1955 : ERNIEFORD
36
Do better than : TOP
37
In the capacity of : QUA
38
X-ray units : RADS
41
Nails : ACES
42
Notch shape : VEE
43
"Would you like to see ___?" : AMENU
45
Italian restaurant chain : SBARRO
47
Game pieces : MEN
48
Some badge holders : FEDS
49
"Alice in Wonderland" sister : LACIE
50
It's a laugh : YUK
51
Each : APOP
53
"Lawrence of Arabia" composer Maurice : JARRE
54
___-doodle : DIPSY
56
Start of the names of some health care plans : MEDI
58
Daily grind : RUT
60
Place for a vine : ARBOR
61
Bent over : ASTOOP
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How headings are often typed : INCAPS
65
Surfing spot : CREST
66
Immigrant's class: Abbr. : ESL
68
"Survivor" setting, often : ISLE
69
Blood-typing letters : ABO
70
Fire : SACK
72
Some M.I.T. grads: Abbr. : EES
73
Buster? : NARCO
75
Certain T-shirt design : IRONON
77
Sure application spot : ARMPIT
79
Drug-free : CLEAN
80
National Chili Mo. : OCT
81
Blue shade : ANIL
83
"Pearly Shells" singer : DONHO
85
Refrain syllables : LALAS
86
Loud laugh : ROAR
88
Take to Vegas, maybe : WED
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Valuable find : TROVE
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Mideast call to prayer : AZAN
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Airport with a BART terminal : SFO
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Steer : ADVISE
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Kids : JIVES
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Kind of score : SAT
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"Deadwood" figure : EARP
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Untouched : ASIS
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Meaningless amount : SOU
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Quick stumbles : ERS
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Dealer's handout : PRICELIST
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Starts, as rehab : CHECKSINTO
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Upper ___ : VOLTA
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Shade provider : EAVE
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Outplays : BESTS
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Former L.A. Ram who holds the N.F.L. record for most receiving yards in a game (336) : FLIPPERANDERSON
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Response to "Any volunteers?" : ILLGO
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Pretends : LETSON
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"Back door's open!" : GOAROUND
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Explorer of sorts : CAVER
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To date : ASYET
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In order : ARRAYED
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Post with a column : EMILY
Down
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Missal location : PEW
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"Geronimo!," e.g. : CRY
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Escape : LAM
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Defender company : ATARI
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Test extras : BONUSQUESTIONS
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Electrolysis particle : ANION
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Match ___ (tie game, in France) : NUL
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Aardvark : ANTBEAR
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___ Phillips, who played Livia in "I, Claudius" : SIAN
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Old film pooch : ASTA
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"Fan-tastic!" : ZOWIE
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Suffix in some pasta names : INI
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Hosts : ARMIES
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To the point : BRIEF
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Opening track of "The Beatles' Second Album" : ROLLOVERBEETHOVEN
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Cobbler's tool : AWL
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Eds. read them : MSS
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"No problem!" : ITSEASY
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Oscar-winning Brody : ADRIEN
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Jack of "Eraserhead" : NANCE
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Good nickname for a cook? : STU
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Galley marking : ITAL
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Peripatetic sort : NOMAD
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Einstein subject : SPECIALRELATIVITY
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Short-billed rail : CRAKE
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Push for more business orders : RAMPUPSALES
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House of Lancaster symbol : REDROSE
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Jilts : DESERTS
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Sloping surfaces next to sinks : DRAINBOARDS
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Pacifier : SOP
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Cheese ___ : NIPS
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Good farming results : BUMPERCROPS
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Klinger portrayer on "M*A*S*H" : FARR
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___ pro nobis : ORA
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Awarding of huge settlements to plaintiffs, in modern lingo : JACKPOTJUSTICE
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Some greetings : YOS
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Zoologist Fossey : DIAN
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Early anti-Communist : TSAR
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Mix : OLIO
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The Nutmeg State: Abbr. : CONN
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Hug : ENCLASP
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Marathoner Alberto : SALAZAR
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Control: Abbr. : CMD
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Actor James : CAAN
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Indian tribe encountered by Lewis and Clark : OTO
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Sign of the cross : INRI
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"Were that so!" : IWISH
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Plain as day : OVERT
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Excellent debt rating : AAA
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Rappel down : DESCEND
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Edsel driver's gas choice : ESSO
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"Bambi" author : SALTEN
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Monastery figure : FRIAR
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Sovereign's representative : VICEROY
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It's a trap : EELPOT
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Approves : OKS
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Thicket : COPSE
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Faust, e.g. : TENOR
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Old Treasury offering : EBOND
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Nation of ___ : ISLAM
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Month in which Moses is said to have been born and died : ADAR
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Aloe ___ : VERA
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Fourth-most populous state, just after N.Y. : FLA
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French article : LES
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Turkish title : AGA
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Press (for) : SUE
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VII octupled : LVI
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Many a toothpaste : GEL
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Suffix with direct : ORY

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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