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SELF-DEFINING

New York Times, Sunday, May 2, 2004

Author:
Derrick Niederman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 70 Missing: {JQV} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Niederman. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2004, The New York TimesNo. 0502 ( 19,899 )
Across
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New Hampshire's state flower : LILAC
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Spanish boys : CHICOS
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Photo ___ : OPS
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Hungarian sheepdog : PULI
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Robert of TV's "Vega$" : URICH
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State bordering Arizona : SONORA
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See circled squares : NEUROTIC
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See circled squares : CONTAMINATES
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Foolhardiness : TEMERITY
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"Bewitched" role : ENDORA
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Ancient coins of Greece : OBOLS
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Visual illusions : OPART
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Kathleen who wrote "Through a Glass Darkly" : NORRIS
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Tombstone letters : RIP
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See circled squares : MASCULINE
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Liable to snap : CROSS
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Computer fodder : DATA
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Car last made in 1957 : NASH
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A Verizon predecessor : NYNEX
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"Absolutely!" : YES
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Biblical kingdom : MOAB
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Unknown element : XFACTOR
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W.W. II general ___ Arnold : HAP
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Pesto ingredient : BASIL
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Singer Janis : IAN
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Cabbie's question : WHERETO
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Dueler's unit : PACE
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"___ him on a Monday" (Crystals lyric) : IMET
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Theme park company : LEGO
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One in debt : OWER
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Newsman John : STOSSEL
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Fill up again with inventory : RESTOCK
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"In my dreams!" : IWISH
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Where you can hear a PIN : ATM
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See circled squares : PRECIPITATION
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Big or little dipper : TOE
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Melville novel : TYPEE
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Like the Pledge of Allegiance : RECITED
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Quits the Net : LOGSOFF
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"When I was ___ ..." : ALAD
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Himalayan myth : YETI
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Furman's partner in brokerage : SELZ
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Quod ___ demonstrandum : ERAT
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Massage : BODYRUB
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Men : HES
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Family girl : NIECE
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Abbr. in car ads : APR
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Least polite : CURTEST
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Kind of cow : CASH
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Failure in bridge : SET
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___ low profile : KEEPA
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Pants part : SEAT
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"Pass ___!" : ITON
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Writer Cecil of "The Straight Dope" : ADAMS
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See circled squares : UNSIGHTLY
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Boston skyscraper, informally, with "the" : PRU
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Nana's mate : GRANPA
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Bizet opera priestess : LEILA
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Impugn : SMEAR
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Help by confirming an alibi : LIEFOR
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Worker's advocate, for short : UNIONREP
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Dictionary term for any of the "self-defining" answers in this puzzle : KANGAROOWORD
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See circled squares : FEASTERS
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Spectrum member : INDIGO
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"Flying Down ___" (1933 movie) : TORIO
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"This one's ___!" : ONME
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Compass dir. : SSE
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Fishy sign : PISCES
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Sin city : SODOM
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Steel factory input : IRONORE
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Hockey great Eric : LINDROS
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Cast : ACTORS
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See circled squares : CHARISMA
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Hit CBS drama : CSI
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See circled squares : HONORABLE
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Shortly : INABIT
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Ecuadoran volcano that erupted in 1940 : COTOPAXI
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Oblast capital SSW of Moscow : OREL
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Impudence : SASS
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How tuna may be served in a diner : ONTOAST
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Coin-operated entertainment : PEEPSHOW
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Poisonous plant : SUMAC
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Hardly svelte : PORTLY
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___ possidetis (as you possess, at law) : UTI
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Turned on : LIT
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Like winter sidewalks : ICY
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Any "Cheers" episode, now : RERUN
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Some apron wearers : MAS
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Not PC? : MAC
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See circled squares : INHERITOR
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"Snazzy!" : NEAT
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Fair : EXPO
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Pioneer German automaker : DAIMLER
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Title girl in a hit 1925 musical : NANETTE
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Willow : OSIER
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See circled squares : FALSITIES
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Pi follower : RHO
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Wanna-___ (pretenders) : BES
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"Dallas" family name : EWING
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VCR button : REW
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Jr.'s exam : PSAT
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Firm member: Abbr. : ATTY
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See circled squares : COMPADRES
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Instant : TRICE
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Eggs on : GOADS
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Columbus Day mo. : OCT
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Element of tribal warfare? : SPEAR
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Ethelred the Unready, for one : EPITHET
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Classic name in Irish ales : KILLIAN
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Resting place : SOFA
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Bulk : HEFT
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Baseball's Ron : CEY
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Seeps : OOZES
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Tarzan portrayer : ELY
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Meet with : SEE
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Titled Frenchman : DUC
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See circled squares : ENCOURAGE
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Azerbaijan's capital : BAKU
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Store sign : OPEN
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They're busy : BUSTLERS
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Allowances : STIPENDS
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See circled squares : CHARIOTS
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Medical disappointment : RELAPSE
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Scotland's Firth of ___ : TAY
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1970's sitcom title role : SANFORD
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Italian shopping mart : EMPORIO
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Russia, once : TSARDOM
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Hairy : PILOSE
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Insurance worker : AGENT
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Like "Aida" : TRAGIC
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Korean car : DAEWOO
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Brings on : HIRES
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Day-___ : GLO
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Leave out : SKIP
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Gershwin's "The ___ Love" : MANI
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Cause of many calls to the police, often : UFO
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Pitcher Robb ___ : NEN
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"How Dry ___" : IAM
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Children's author/illustrator Asquith : ROS

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 9 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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