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MIDDLE MANAGEMENT

New York Times, Sunday, May 26, 2002

Author:
Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Elizabeth C. Gorski

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 77 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 92 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2002, The New York TimesNo. 0526 ( 19,192 )
Across
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Splendid : REGAL
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Classes : ILKS
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Inits. in TV comedy : SNL
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Here and there, in footnotes : PASSIM
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Play area : ARENA
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Caught some Z's : TOOKANAP
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Go by : ELAPSE
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Cadets, eventually : POLICEOFFICERS
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Mosaic items : TORAHS
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Hard-to-make decision : TOSSUP
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Musician's liability : TINEAR
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Passes : ENACTS
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Zip : NIL
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Nutritional info : RDAS
33
Try again : REHEAR
34
Double back : RETRACEONESSTEPS
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Hosp. areas : ORS
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"A Hard Road to Glory" writer : ASHE
44
In ___ (confined) : ABOX
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"Walking on Thin Ice" singer : ONO
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World view : MAP
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Place : STEAD
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Coffee order : NOSUGAR
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Like the most expensive chopped meat : LEANEST
57
Holiday wish : PEACEONEARTH
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Quick movements : ALLEGROS
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New Deal program: Abbr. : TVA
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Wall St. deals : LBOS
62
Theme of this puzzle : CEOS
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Diving bird : AUK
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"Give ___ go" : ITA
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Words after "Pssst!" : ITSME
70
Kind of pay : MERIT
71
Yearbook sect. : SRS
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"Exodus" hero : ARI
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Zaire's Mobuto Sese ___ : SEKO
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See 8-Down : ATTA
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B'way producer's favorite sign : SRO
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Like many Sue Grafton characters : MURDERED
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"Thanks so much!" : HOWNICEOFYOU
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Lead : BEFIRST
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Utter capitulations : CAVEINS
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Tries : STABS
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C.I.A. forerunner : OSS
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French vineyard : CRU
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Historical character in John Ford's "My Darling Clementine" : EARP
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"Night" author Wiesel : ELIE
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___ supuesto (of course): Sp. : POR
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Charles, formally : THEPRINCEOFWALES
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Package : ENCASE
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Prosperity : BOOM
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Madre's kin : TIA
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Catch, as a catch-of-the-day : REELIN
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Angola's capital : LUANDA
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Gets around : SKIRTS
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1966 Mary Martin musical : IDOIDO
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Ballroom players : DANCEORCHESTRA
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Reproductive rights pioneer Margaret : SANGER
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Ziti topping : REDSAUCE
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"___ Gold" : ULEES
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Spotted animals : HYENAS
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Law firm hirees, for short : JDS
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1982 cyberflick : TRON
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Out : PASSE
Down
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Spellbound : RAPT
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Suffix with smack : EROO
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They can be hair-raising : GELS
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Cuckoos : ANIS
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Gap in a manuscript : LACUNA
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Olympic medalist Midori : ITO
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Room at the top : LOFT
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With 74-Across, U.N. chief Annan : KOFI
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Scrape : SKIN
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Golfer Sam and family : SNEADS
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Part in many a documentary : NARRATOR
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Platters, briefly : LPS
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"Silent Movie" co-star : PETERS
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Single-handedly : ALONE
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Hymnist Adams, who wrote "Nearer, My God, to Thee" : SARAH
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"Battlestar Galactica" and "Dune," e.g. : SPACEOPERAS
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Film flop of 1987 : ISHTAR
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Abbr. at the head of a letter : MESSRS
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They provide excellent service : ACERS
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"Lawrence of Arabia," for one : EPIC
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Singer Rimes : LEANN
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Person in a chamber: Abbr. : SEN
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Hoarse talk : RASP
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Noble Italian family name : ESTE
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Mother of Helios : THEA
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Make a move : REACT
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It has finger holes : OBOE
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Cash register key : NOSALE
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Community outside the city : EXURB
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Person with questions : POLLER
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Score keepers? : MAESTROS
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Film director Lee : ANG
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Strategists : DEVISERS
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In a '64 song it's "really lookin' fine" : GTO
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Starts of sneezes : AHS
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Fictional girl with the dog Weenie : ELOISE
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Grumpy : SOUR
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Reproachments : TSKS
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"Laramie" and "Laredo" : OATERS
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Top gun : ACE
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Metric unit : IAMB
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"That's right!" : TRUE
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Harrison Ford thriller : AIRFORCEONE
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Draw the line : SKETCH
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Stylish, in the 60's : MOD
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More than a kook : MANIAC
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"Well, well, well ..." : AHA
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Mazel ___ : TOV
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12-year-old, say : TWEEN
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Not one's cup ___ : OFTEA
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Put down, slangily : DIS
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About : INRE
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100 clams : CSPOT
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Dixie pronoun : YALL
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Award for "Six Degrees of Separation" : OBIE
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Applies : USES
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Like many state capitols : CUPOLAED
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Johnny ___ : REB
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Disappear forever : PERISH
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Sometime : ONEDAY
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Met men : TENORS
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Doctors make them : ROUNDS
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Apples in some schoolrooms : IMACS
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Person easily duped : FISH
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"Rise and shine!" : WAKEUP
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Even : ALIGN
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"Don't Be Cruel" as opposed to "Hound Dog" : SIDEA
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Marvy : NEAT
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Moody : DOUR
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With the bow, to a violinist : ARCO
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Hispaniola, e.g. : ISLA
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Post office chart: Abbr. : RTES
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Very, in Vichy : TRES
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Postpaid encl. : SASE
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Erving, in headlines : DRJ
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100 yrs. : CEN

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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