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New York Times, Sunday, May 20, 2001

Author:
Alan Arbesfeld
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alan Arbesfeld

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 82 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 32 for Mr. Arbesfeld. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York TimesNo. 0520 ( 18,821 )
Across
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Drink with milk : LATTE
6
Anchor : MOOR
10
"America Undercover" airer : HBO
13
It may put you out : MICKEY
19
Says so : AVOWS
20
"___ Life" (Beatles song) : INMY
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Item in a lock : OAR
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Get a lungful : INHALE
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Paganini's birthplace : GENOA
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Capital of Yemen : SANA
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Subject of testing : ORE
26
"A Life for the Czar" composer : GLINKA
27
Math tool at a construction site? : BUILDINGPROTRACTOR
31
Gillette product : ATRA
34
Union with 2 1/2 mil. members : NEA
35
France's ___ de Noirmoutier : ILE
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___ Solo of "Star Wars" : HAN
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Government scandal? : GROSSNATIONALCONDUCT
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It may be buttonholed : LAPEL
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Station : DESK
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Grind : RUT
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A bit : SOME
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Best two-pair poker hand : ACESUP
52
Feminist? : PROGRESSWOMAN
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Abbr. after a colonel's name, maybe : RET
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Fountain order : MALT
61
Road marker : ARROW
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For ___ (cheap) : ASONG
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Kingdom whose people descended from 5-Down : EDOM
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Go out : DIE
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Major League league: Abbr. : NATL
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Suffix with names of hours : ISH
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Bridal shop? : WEDDINGCONCESSION
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Stab : TRY
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Geezer : COOT
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Scale part : SOL
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Lamented : WEPT
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Obloquy : ABUSE
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Who's who : ELITE
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Medium for a medical sample : SWAB
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Title of respect, abroad : SRI
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Diet fad involving cooked duck? : CONFITANDLOSS
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Raid : SORTIE
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Inspectors' grp. : USDA
95
Musical dir. : RIT
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Surveil, in a way : TAIL
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Hiding, with "up" : HOLED
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"After you, Father," e.g.? : CONFESSIONALCOURTESY
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Luth. or Episc. : REL
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Hosp. units : CCS
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"The X-Files" extras : ETS
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Dali output : ARTE
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March in Atlantic City? : MISSAMERICAPROTEST
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"Beats me" : IDUNNO
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Antique coin : ECU
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Buzzing source : HIVE
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Gretzky, once : OILER
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Newspaper feature : COMICS
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Exclusively : ALL
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Pete Sampras, at times : ACER
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"El Capitan" composer : SOUSA
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Skips off (with) : ELOPES
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Prized : PET
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Revolution opposer : TORY
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Apprehension : ANGST
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Production problem : LAG
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Hail, to Caesar : AVE
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Large amount : TON
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What a double hitter gets : TWOBASES
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See 63-Across : ESAU
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Trick : MISLEAD
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Out (with) : ONADATE
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Where the Hawks used to play : OMNI
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Famous fastballer : RYAN
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Stir : HOOPLA
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Piece of rodeo equipment : BARREL
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It may get a licking after dinner : OREO
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Certain farm help : MIGRANTS
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Less likely to be hit by a hurricane : INLAND
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In : CHIC
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Königsberg philosopher : KANT
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Nevada county : ELKO
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Wine info : YEAR
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"The Highwayman" setting : INN
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End of a card game : GIN
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Big bills : THOUS
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Blazing : AGLARE
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Copied : TRACED
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Ski lift : ROPETOW
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Urban blight : SLUM
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Mindspring or Yahoo!: Abbr. : ISP
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Gumbo : OKRA
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Like a ghost ship : CREWLESS
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G.I. entertainment : USOSHOW
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"Juke Box Baby" singer, 1956 : COMO
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Govt. agent : TMAN
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Henry Hudson explored for it: Abbr. : ENG
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Rice ___ : PADDY
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Words between be and be : ORNOTTO
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___ Torino (old Ford model) : GRAN
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Drilling grp. : ROTC
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"Where ___?" (digression closer) : WASI
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Year in Claudius's reign : LII
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Old phone call cost : TENCENTS
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Shea goer : METSFAN
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Mallorca y Tenerife : ISLAS
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Half of sechs : DREI
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Top prize : GOLD
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Wind : COIL
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Plant : SOW
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Cozy one : NESTLER
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Druid, e.g. : PRIEST
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Woodstock wear : TIEDYE
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Prefix with pressure : ACU
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Large pear : BOSC
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Menu option : UNDO
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"Cómo ___ usted?" : ESTA
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1922 Physics Nobelist : BOHR
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Climacium, familiarly : TREEMOSS
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Kind of seat : AISLE
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Dean's companion in Kerouac's "On the Road" : SAL
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One day, astronomically : ROTATION
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Get slippery : ICEOVER
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Nightly news topic : LOTTERY
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Homme's home : FRANCE
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It keeps its head down : ICICLE
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Secret : OCCULT
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Secrets keeper: Abbr. : NSA
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"What's the ___?" : USE
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Squeakers : MICE
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Favorite : IDOL
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Ring sport : SUMO
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Impertinent one : SNIP
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Acquire : REAP
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Very fine, in slang : PHAT
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Man in Manilow's "Copacabana" : RICO
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1998 baseball M.V.P. : SOSA
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Car nut : LUG
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Hook shape : ESS
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Singer? : RAT

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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