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New York Times, Sunday, May 21, 2006

Author:
Ashish Vengsarkar
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ashish Vengsarkar

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 78 Missing: {Q} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Vengsarkar. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

To understand this, you have to divide the word QUOTE into its five letters, Q, U, O, T, and E.

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© 2006, The New York TimesNo. 0521 ( 20,648 )
Across
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Codger : CUSS
5
Mischief maker of myth : LOKI
9
1945 news, in headlines : ABOMB
14
"Amerika" author : KAFKA
19
Part of the Dept. of Labor : OSHA
20
Option for heads : IWIN
21
Indian queen : RANEE
22
It begins "Sing, goddess, the wrath of Peleus' son …" : ILIAD
23
Seasonal salutation : DEARSANTA
25
"Jeopardy!" phrase : THEANSWERIS
27
Start of quote : BRITISHWAITINGLINE
29
Column of boxes on a questionnaire : YESES
30
Failing grades : EFS
31
Shipboard cries : AYS
32
Nursery cry : WAH
35
Column of boxes on a questionnaire : NOES
38
Of a heart chamber : ATRIAL
42
New at the beach, maybe : PALE
43
Part 2 of quote : SECONDPERSONSINGULAR
49
Very wide spec. : EEEE
50
Command to a dog : STAY
51
-like : ISH
52
Geometry figure? : EUCLID
53
Of a certain hydrocarbon group : ARYL
54
Crew alternative : VNECK
57
Bombay-born dancer Juliet : PROWSE
59
Lao-tzu follower : TAOIST
62
"The Return of the Jedi" girl : OOLA
64
Latin 101 verb : AMAT
65
Montgomery of jazz : WES
68
Part 3 of quote : OPRAHWINFREYSMAGAZINE
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Originally : NEE
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Carry : TOTE
75
Drug drop, maybe : KILO
76
Goolagong of tennis : EVONNE
77
Sight for sore eyes? : MIRAGE
79
Capital of Meurthe-et-Moselle, France : NANCY
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Trials : WOES
83
Like some cats : CALICO
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___ minimum : ATA
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Langston Hughes poem : ITOO
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___ the finish : INAT
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Part 4 of quote : DRINKWITHJAMANDBREAD
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Zero : LOVE
97
Shark, e.g. : MENACE
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Postpaid encl. : SASE
99
Suffix with lact- : IDE
100
Cup holder : BRA
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Alternative to gov or edu : COM
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Related maternally : ENATE
108
End of quote : WORLDWIDEWEBPREFIX
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Time to grow rice : RAINYSEASON
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Pictorial : NONVERBAL
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Kind of acid : BORIC
120
Dock site : INLET
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Tongue site : SHOE
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Slick : OILY
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Actress Graff : ILENE
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Goes a mile a minute : TEARS
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Cache contents : ARMS
126
Fill : SATE
Down
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Shipping option, for short : COD
2
Words on a medicine bottle : USEBY
3
Opposite of hog : SHARE
4
Closet contents of a 21-Across : SARIS
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Trysts : LIAISONS
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Admits, with "up" : OWNS
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Acquaintances : KITH
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Very impressed : INAWE
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Ray, Klee and Millais : ARTISTS
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Thai money : BAHT
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"That's ___ haven't heard!" : ONEI
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Willfully tightening the screws, say : MEAN
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Calcutta native : BENGALI
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Wellington natives : KIWIS
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Architect William van ___ : ALEN
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Computer protection : FIREWALL
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Chiang ___-shek : KAI
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Pop-ups, e.g. : ADS
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Pad user : STENO
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Slippery : SLY
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Miles away : AFAR
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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Drove : HERD
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1999 Ron Howard comedy : EDTV
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Nine inches : SPAN
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Robert, for one : ROI
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Police dept. employee : INSP
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Guru habitat : ASHRAM
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Purple shade : PUCE
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Colorful wrap : SERAPE
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Fictional donkey : EEYORE
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Oliver's love in "As You Like It" : CELIA
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"___ the Needle" (1981 movie) : EYEOF
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Like some acoustic music : NEWAGE
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Composer Mahler : GUSTAV
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Stationery brand : EATON
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Something to pop : CORK
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Nobel-winning economist Lawrence : KLEIN
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Medical suffix : OMA
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Rodney Dangerfield's "I don't get no respect," e.g. : SHTICK
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Like the arrangement of gems in some bracelets : TWOROW
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"The Shelters of Stone" heroine : AYLA
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A Ryder : WINONA
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The Supreme Court, e.g. : ENNEAD
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View for Shakespeare? : SEEST
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Eur. land : ITA
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Undo : NEGATE
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One of the Gandhis : SONIA
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"Holy cow!" : ZOWIE
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Grabber's cry : MINE
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People: Prefix : ETHN
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Cig. purchases : CTNS
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Film character who says "Do, or do not. There is no 'try'" : YODA
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Fifth-century year : CDLI
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2003 A.L. M.V.P., to fans : AROD
85
Go-getter : LIVEWIRE
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1977 double-platinum Steely Dan album : AJA
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Checks out : OBSERVES
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Exclamation at the end of a trip : IMADEIT
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Résumé parts : ACCENTS
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___ Mix : MEOW
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Actress Zellweger : RENEE
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Utah's ___ Canyon : BRYCE
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Literary inits. : RLS
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Bright circle? : MENSA
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Bushes rarely seen nowadays : AFROS
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Leg part : TIBIA
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Glorify : EXALT
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"Come ___!" : ONIN
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Fall off : WANE
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Madonna's "La ___ Bonita" : ISLA
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No bystander : DOER
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Physicist with an element named after him : BOHR
114
___ Penh : PNOM
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Diamond stat. : RBI
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MSN competitor : AOL
118
Burn cause : LYE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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