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BEFITTING

New York Times, Sunday, May 19, 2013

Author:
Jean O'Conor
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jean O'Conor

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Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 76 Missing: {JZ} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. O'Conor. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 0519 ( 23,203 )
Across
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Canine woe : MANGE
6
Decorates nicely : GILDS
11
Actress Hayworth : RITA
15
Evian Championship org. : LPGA
19
Fundamental truth : AXIOM
20
"Coffee ___?" : ORTEA
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Give ___ (yank) : ATUG
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Some bookmarks, for short : URLS
23
Ana Ivanovic and Novak Djokovic? : TENNISSERBS
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Hyperbolically large : GINORMOUS
27
Like steppes : TREELESS
28
Tour guide's comment at the primate house? : THATSAGIBBON
30
Done, in Verdun : FINI
31
Twiggy's look in '60s fashion : WAIF
32
Wintry temps : TEENS
33
Sign for tourists visiting the Bolshoi? : BALLETPARKING
40
Construction support : IBAR
42
Swimming pool shade : AQUA
43
M.I.T.'s ___ School of Management : SLOAN
44
Operator : USER
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Cry before "Open up!" : FBI
48
Yak : NATTER
51
Tropical paradise for Barbie and Ken? : BALIOFTHEDOLLS
55
'60s White House name : ABE
56
Smear : DEFAME
58
The Indians, on scoreboards : CLE
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Dickens's Uriah ___ : HEEP
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Common potluck dish : LASAGNA
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On the button : SHARP
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Pops : DADDY
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Let Justin take care of everything? : LEAVEITTOBIEBER
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Hands out hands : DEALS
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Some horns : ALTOS
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Like Nasser's vision : PANARAB
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Prefix with phobia : ACRO
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Vientiane native : LAO
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Response to "Look over there!" : ISEEIT
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What often follows you : ARE
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Passed security at the troubadours' convention? : SHOWEDBALLADID
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Like "South Park" vis-à-vis "The Simpsons" : LEWDER
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Mortar trough : HOD
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NASA spacewalks, in brief : EVAS
93
One of three Canadian aboriginal groups : METIS
95
German article : EINE
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Detroit pioneer : OLDS
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Prepare to go canoeing? : GETOUTTHEBOAT
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Place for a massage : SCALP
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Ghostbuster Spengler : EGON
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Seniors' org. : AARP
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Stadium binge? : HOTDOGBENDER
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Displayed an "Oh my God" reaction : GRIMACED
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Judge : ARBITRATE
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Fortunetellers' protest demand? : SIBYLRIGHTS
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Fields : LEAS
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Banned orchard spray : ALAR
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Close call : SCARE
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Sweet, once : NEATO
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Wood strip : LATH
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Lunch counter orders : BLTS
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Something hilarious : AHOOT
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___ Park : ESTES
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Drudge of the Drudge Report : MATT
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Woodchopper, say : AXER
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Near-perfect rating : NINE
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No longer fizzy : GONEFLAT
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One of the Dionne quints : EMILIE
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Tongue waggers : GOSSIPS
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Steams : IRES
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Paper size: Abbr. : LTR
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It's indicated in red : DEBT
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Band for a "Miss" : SASH
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Motley : RAGTAG
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"Who goes there?" reply : ITISI
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Salad ingredient : TUNAFISH
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Wide-eyed and open-mouthed : AGOG
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Trudge (along) : LUMBER
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Certain NASA launch : PROBE
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Binding elementary particle : GLUON
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They often have organs: Abbr. : ASSNS
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E-mail folder : SENT
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Slowing down, musically: Abbr. : RITARD
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Plant bristle : AWN
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Ho-hum : BANAL
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Jordanian port : AQABA
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Plucked instruments : LUTES
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Goya's "The Duchess of ___" : ALBA
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Go hither and yon : ROAM
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Leafy green : KALE
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Ristorante menu suffix : INI
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Comb filler : BEE
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Early development centers : UTERI
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Ran : FLED
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Ran : BLED
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Children's game with letters : ISPY
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Noses : EDGES
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Soap actress Sofer : RENA
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___ Rios, Jamaica : OCHO
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Workout target : FLAB
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"BUtterfield 8" novelist : OHARA
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Kind of bean : FAVA
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Let happen : ALLOW
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Urban grid: Abbr. : STS
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José, to friends : PEPE
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Al ___ : DENTE
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Greek name for Greece : ELLAS
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Font option: Abbr. : ITAL
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Plane, e.g. : TOOL
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Something it's against the law to jump : BAIL
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Little bit : DASH
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Imitate : ECHO
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Longtime Yankee nickname : AROD
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It has buttons but no buttonholes : RADIO
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Big concert site : ARENA
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Top of the military? : BERET
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Logical beginning? : IDEO
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In ___ (archaeologist's phrase) : SITU
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Cut a column, say : EDIT
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Fish trap : EELPOT
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Rental item : DVD
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Game of tag? : BASEBALL
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Gal., e.g. : AMT
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Google hit units : WEBPAGES
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Up-and-coming actress : STARLET
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Getting up there : OLDISH
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Doomed ones : GONERS
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Wrap up : END
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Locks : HAIR
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Royal robe trim : ERMINE
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Definitely will : SHALL
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Chick of jazz : COREA
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Up, in 87-Down : ATBAT
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Suggest : GETAT
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Take in a hurry : GRAB
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She, in Salerno : ESSA
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Laughable : RICH
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Taverna offering : GYRO
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Converse : CHAT
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Suffix with luncheon : ETTE
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British mil. decorations : DSOS
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Chinese steamed bun : BAO

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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