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WISECRACKS

New York Times, Sunday, May 20, 2012

Author:
Alan Arbesfeld
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alan Arbesfeld

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 75 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 99 for Mr. Arbesfeld. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2012, The New York TimesNo. 0520 ( 22,839 )
Across
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Course preparer : CHEF
5
Close shave : SCRAPE
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John Lennon song that ends "I love you, yeah, yeah, now and forever" : WOMAN
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Deck (out) : TOG
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Tops : AONE
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Like some church matters : LAICAL
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Monster slain by Hercules : HYDRA
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Lead-in to meter : ODO
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Chocolat, say? : TREATOFVERSAILLES
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Shorten, with "off" : LOP
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In the limelight : ONSTAGE
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HBO competitor : STARZ
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Emphatic denial : ISAIDNO
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Home to the Minutemen, informally : UMASS
33
When repeated, an old New Orleans tune : IKO
35
Word repeated four times in the last line of Shakespeare's "All the world's a stage" speech : SANS
36
Polyester fabric : DACRON
39
Macho drag queen? : ASTUDINSCARLET
46
Shield border : ORLE
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Make, as a copy of a CD : BURN
48
Stop on a line : DEPOT
49
Dockworkers' org. : ILA
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Like literary classics? : GOODANDREAD
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Call to the bar? : BEERBELL
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Weirdo : NUT
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Earth goddess : GAEA
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Bobby who sang "Take Good Care of My Baby" : VEE
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Hall-of-Fame pitcher Joss : ADDIE
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Unsurprisingly : ASUSUAL
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Skinny? : DERMAL
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Discreet signal : NOD
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Like a centaur? : PARTANIMAL
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"Don't let that youngster get off without paying!"? : BILLTHEKID
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Rural setting : LEA
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Had way too much of : ODEDON
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Words from a con man : TRUSTME
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Given a number, maybe : RATED
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Flushed : RED
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Baseball's strikeout king : RYAN
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Go (for) : OPT
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Unbiased account? : FAIRTALE
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Announcement made by a transplant surgeon, perhaps? : LIVERSTABLE
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British isle : AIT
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Allan-___ (figure in the Robin Hood legend) : ADALE
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Omelette ingredient : OEUF
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Middling grades : CEES
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Stigmatize a "great" king? : BRANDALEXANDER
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Hankering : THIRST
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Salon selection : UPDO
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Twin killings, on a diamond: Abbr. : DPS
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Went off course : YAWED
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Part of the inn crowd? : LODGERS
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Access requirement, maybe : LOGIN
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Old-fashioned ingredient : BITTERS
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Big collection agcy. : IRS
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Two reasons to avoid a dog kennel? : THESOUNDANDTHEFUR
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Apt name for a 1-Across? : STU
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Unenthusiastic : TEPID
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Maximum : ALLOUT
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Bar mixer : SODA
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Rx amt. : TSP
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Wonderland message : EATME
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"Are you kidding me?" : REALLY
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Ocho minus cinco : TRES
Down
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Roman censor : CATO
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Game ender, at times : HORN
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Chemical endings : ENES
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Given prominence : FEATURED
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"A diamond is forever," e.g. : SLOGAN
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Saint-Germain-des-Prés sights : CAFES
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Ohio or Colorado: Abbr. : RIV
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Some tennis winners : ACES
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Head line? : PART
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Lanchester on the screen : ELSA
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Little genius : WHIZKID
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Olive ___ : OYL
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Mid 16th-century year : MDLI
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God with a shield : ARES
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Launch party? : NASA
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Was duplicitous : TOLDALIE
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Former co-host of "The View" : ODONNELL
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Lose it : GOPOSTAL
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___-shanter : TAMO
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Of no interest : ARID
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See 32-Down: Abbr. : ISR
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Native of 30-Down : SABRA
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It's solid yellow : ONEBALL
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Take a peke? : DOGNAP
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Excitement : AROUSAL
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Debate ender : CLOTURE
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Do more than threaten, say : SUE
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Pilgrim : TRAVELER
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Anesthetized : UNDER
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Tore : SPED
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Like some dorms : COED
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Title town of a Longfellow poem : ATRI
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Chihuahua drink : AGUA
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Tandoor-baked bread : NAAN
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Where heroes are made : DELI
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Elaine of "Seinfeld" : BENES
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Represented : EMBODIED
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Outlaw Belle who is said to have harbored Jesse James : STARR
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Many a Little League coach : DAD
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River to the Rhône : AIN
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When many German steins are lifted : OKTOBER
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They get bigger when you smile : DIMPLES
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Hit the runway : MODELED
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Astronomical distance: Abbr. : LTYR
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Refrain syllables : TRAS
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Easter activity : HUNT
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Abhor : DETEST
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Actor Alain : DELON
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Barely : ATAD
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"I did it!" : TADA
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It's grounded every Saturday : ELAL
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Prepare, as some Mexican-style beans : REFRY
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Aesop, notably : FABULIST
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Places for gates : AIRPORTS
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"That makes sense" : ITADDSUP
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Saturn S.U.V. : VUE
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Conclusive trial : ACIDTEST
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Lose it : EXPLODE
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Holiday quaff : NOG
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Not worth ___ : ASOU
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Singer of the 1958 #1 hit "It's Only Make Believe" : TWITTY
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The first "H" in Hanukkah : HETH
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Former TV judge : ABDUL
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Suffix with cigar : ETTE
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Cousin of an ostrich : RHEA
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Back-to-sch. time : SEPT
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Growl : GNAR
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Sitting on one's hands : IDLE
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Simba's mate : NALA
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___ effort : EFOR
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Tactless : RUDE
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Mmes., over the border : SRAS
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Actor Alastair : SIM
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Cambodia's Lon ___ : NOL

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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