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PUNS 'R' US

New York Times, Sunday, May 19, 2002

Author:
Cathy Millhauser
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Cathy Allis

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 142, Blocks: 72 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 70 for Ms. Allis. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 0519 ( 19,185 )
Across
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Fraternal org. : BPOE
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French possessive : ATOI
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Parade group? : HITS
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Neb. neighbor : SDAK
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Out of ___ : SORTS
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"The Right Stuff" role : GLENN
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Like Libya, largely : ARID
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___-dieu : PRIE
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Fall asleep at the poker table? : CRASHINONESCHIPS
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Get carried away? : RIDE
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Flexible choice : ANY
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"What are you, some kind of ___?" : ANUT
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Bog : MORASS
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High land : NEPAL
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Goes off : DEPARTS
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Italian resort lake : COMO
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Some are English : IVIES
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Orr teammate, familiarly : ESPO
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They may be related to people at sea : YARNS
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Actress Lena : OLIN
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When doubled, la-di-da : TOO
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Est. and Lat., once : SSRS
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Question to a Quaker kite flier? : WHEREISTHYSTRING
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Wealthy one : HAVE
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Org. with a mission : NASA
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Prefix with nautical : AERO
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Chewing gum base : CHICLE
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Late news? : OBITS
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Kilo- or mega- follower : BYTE
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Salinger girl : ESME
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Scottish island : SKYE
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Garrison, Spanish-style : PRESIDIO
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Lawless warrior : XENA
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German opera part : ARIE
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Wrap (up) : SEW
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Campus group in its typical state? : SATURATEDFRAT
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Peter, Paul and Mary: Abbr. : STS
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Singing partner of 114-Down : TINA
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Colorful Apple : IMAC
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Margaret Mitchell was one : ATLANTAN
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Like some winds : ALTO
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Degree in music : STEP
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1970's singer ___ Dee : KIKI
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Royal band : TIARA
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Grammy-winning King : CAROLE
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Pear type : BOSC
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Department store department : MENS
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Charlie Chaplin's cane, e.g. : PROP
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What one often sees Homer do to Bart Simpson? : CHOKEUPONTHEBRAT
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Joe Friday and others: Abbr. : SGTS
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Assay : TRY
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Hot ___ oven : ASAN
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Way with strays? : ALLEY
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Stern : REAR
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More reliable : SURER
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Washerful : LOAD
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Blockbuster business : RENTALS
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Managed : GOTBY
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Computer users : TYPERS
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Mexican dictator Porfirio ___ : DIAZ
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Animal group suffix : ZOA
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Suffix with buck : AROO
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Where I find impish impulses? : INSPRITEOFMYSELF
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Immunologists' samples : SERA
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Castle part : KEEP
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Ipse ___ (unproved statement) : DIXIT
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First name in cosmetics : MERLE
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Yankee Hall-of-Famer Waite ___ : HOYT
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Miscalculates : ERRS
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Subj. with graphs : ECON
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Unhurried : EASY
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Supported : BORNE
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Like a televangelist's show? : PRAYPERVIEW
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Ends of some games, for short : OTS
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F equivalent : ESHARP
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Very much : ALOT
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Evening hour : TEN
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Something for the road? : ONEMORE
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Difficulty with Z's? : INSOMNIA
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It's a laugh : HAHA
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It's usually blue or brown : IRIS
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Drunkenly : TIPSILY
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Grp. that spawned the Weathermen : SDS
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Jag : SPREE
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Popsicle on a hot day? : DRIPSTICK
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Opera set in Egypt : AIDA
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Hull part : KEEL
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Whole slew : SCAD
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African herd : GNUS
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Visiting locally : INTOWN
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It's a racket : CROSSE
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Bruckner's last symphony : NINTH
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Makeup of an estate : ASSETS
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Lapidarist's weight unit : CARAT
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Gut-level : VISCERAL
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Answer to "Who, me?" : YESYOU
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Cries of surprise : OHOS
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As recently as : ONLY
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Arch type : OGEE
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Bazaar units : SHOPS
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Buffalo hockey player : SABRE
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Native place : HABITAT
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Part of a stairstep : TREAD
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Stairstep measure : RISE
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Answer to a señor : SISI
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Breast ___ : EXAM
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Tennis's Hingis : MARTINA
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Ballets de Paris member : DANSEUSE
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Sorority letter : ETA
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Make out : NECK
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"Let's just leave ___ that" : ITAT
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Wisconsin college or town : RIPON
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Deceitful doings : FAKERY
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Mister Ed and Elsie the Cow? : STARGRAZERS
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One of 22 cards : TAROT
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Pics : SNAPS
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Lifted : TOOK
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Bites a little : NIPSAT
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I.R.A. part: Abbr. : ACCT
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Cowardly Lion portrayer : LAHR
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"Iliad: The Movie"? : TROYSTORY
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Shade of black : EBON
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Fix firmly : IMBED
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"The Psychedelic Reader" collaborator : LEARY
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Harder or softer, depending : STALER
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Table salt is one : CHLORIDE
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Course : STREAM
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Square dancer's need : PARTNER
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Springy : ELASTIC
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Trypsin, e.g. : ENZYME
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German sub : UBOAT
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Fissure : RIFT
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Sucker, in Surrey : LOLLY
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Not put out : SAFE
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Long cut : GASH
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Nabisco treat : OREO
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Nord department river : YSER
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Third line at the bottom: Abbr. : PPPS
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Bump off : DOIN
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Singing partner of 71-Across : IKE
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Skeleton's head? : EXO
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North ___ : SEA

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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